Four Arrested in Audrain County Drug Bust15-Aug-2017

Four people are facing drug charges after the East  Central Drug Task Force serve a search warrant in Mexico yesterday (Monday). 

According to authorities the warrant was served along Highway 54, south of Mexico and during the search meth, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were discovered. 

The Mexico residents arrested are 30 year old Billy Joe Coleman, 54 year old Frank Lee Dailey, 36 year old Kathryn Renae Dailey, and 53 year old Teresa Jurline Kennemore.

Mexico Man Found Guilty of Rape and Child Molestation 15-Aug-2017

A jury in an Audrain County Court  finds a Mexico man guilty of Rape and Child Molestation yesterday (Tuesday). 

It took a jury 25 minutes of deliberations to convict 62 year old Ralph Eugene Harbit of rape and molestation of a girl who was 8-10 years old at the time, for crimes that occurred 2007 through 2009. 

The case was tried by Audrain County Prosecutor Jacob Shellabarger and Assistant Prosecutor Scott Fox. 

The crimes carry a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 45 years in prison. 

Harbit is scheduled to be sentenced October 20th by Judge Wesley C. Dalton.

Mexico Public Schools Construction Almost Complete14-Aug-2017

Most of the construction work on the Mexico Public Schools will be completed when the year begins on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Mexico Schools Superintendent Dr. Zach Templeton says the work will be done to a level where school can start. 

Dr. Templeton says the construction company is still hopeful they can complete their work by the start of school.

Mexico Man Arrested in Connection With Suspicious Package09-Aug-2017

A Mexico Missouri man is facing charges of making a terrorist threat after an arrest in Columbia in connection to a suspicious package left near the probation and parole office on July 18th.

According to the Columbia Police Department 47 year old Vincent E. Ferrell Jr. was identified as the man who left the package and was arrested this (Wednesday) morning. 

A bond has not yet been set.

Seven Car Break ins in Mexico09-Aug-2017

Seven vehicle break ins in Mexico last (Tuesday) night are being investigated. 

According to Mexico Public Safety the thefts occurred in the south central part of town during the overnight hours.

Mostly money was taken from the cars.

Citizens are encouraged to call any time they see suspicious activity in the their area. 

To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 800 392-TIPS.

Teenagers in Custody and 1 Arrested in Mexico Robbery09-Aug-2017

Several teenagers are in juvenile custody and one arrest is made in connection to a robbery in Mexico last week.

According to Mexico Public safety the incident occurred on Thursday in the 500 block of South Western when four teenagers approached a victim with what looked like a handgun and demanded he empty his pockets. 

As a result of the investigation 17 year old Joshua Maxwell of Mexico was arrested for 1st degree robbery. 

A 15 year old juvenile was placed in a juvenile detention center, and cases are pending on a 13 and 14 year old who were also involved in the incident. 

2 bb guns were recovered, police say neither gun had any markings to make them look different than an actual handgun.

Tyronn Lue Sign Dedication at Garfield Park04-Aug-2017

A dedication ceremony for Cleveland Cavaliers Coach and Mexico Missouri's own Tyronne Lue will be taking place tomorrow (Saturday). 

The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosing the presentation at Garfield Park in Mexico. 

Chamber Executive Director Dana Koeller says that the dedication is a continuance from the Tyronne Lue Day of Service that started last year.

Speakers will include Dr. Ayanna Shivers from Mexico City Council, Miss Missouri 2017 Jennifer Davis and Tyronne Lue.

The event starts at 11 am.

Mexico Teens with Guns 2 Incidents03-Aug-2017

An investigation is ongoing into a robbery early this (Thursday) morning in Mexico involving a group of teenagers with a gun. 

The incident occurred around 1:30 this (Thursday) morning in the area of 500 South Western. 

Major Bryce Meskow with Mexico Public Safety says they later responded to the 800 block of Trinity for another report of teenagers waiving a gun at cars. 

No injuries were reported from either incident.

Man Hit on Bicycle01-Aug-2017

An accident is being reported of a man being hit on a bicycle at Lakeview and Jubel Drive last (Monday) night.

According to an accident report taken by Mexico Public Safety it happened when a car driven by 65 year old Daryl E. Prenger turned east on Lakeview Road and hit 58 year old Samuel D. Ehrlich who was riding his bike. 

Both were employees of Spartan Light Metals in Mexico and where sent to Miller Warehouse on Elmwood to hand merchandise.

Ehlrich refused medical response.

Mexico Schools Online Registration Set to Begin August 3rd28-Jul-2017

The Mexico School District will opening up online registration on August 3rd and will run through August 9th.

Parents of returning students should log into their parent portal account and click on the Online Registration button and when done click the submit button.

All new families will need to go to one of the schools to start the registration process.  

Jo Ann Diffenderfer says that due to construction, parking and offices at the schools may have been adjusted.

The first day of school is August 23rd anyone with questions about the registration process can call Central Office at 581-3773.

Callaway County Beefing up Security for Solar Eclipse16-Aug-2017

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department will have extra deputies patrolling the area during the Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21st. 

Thousands of people are expected to converge on Mid Missouri to view the total eclipse of the sun.  Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism says they have been coordinating with several law enforcement agencies for the event.

Chism says the patrols will be increased through out the weekend and into Monday leading up to the eclipse.

Centralia Police Looking into Implementing Dual Purpose K-916-Aug-2017

The Centralia Police Department is looking into a K-9 Unit. 

Centralia Chief of Police Larry Dudgeon says they are looking for a dual purpose K-9. 

The total estimated cost is fifteen thousand one hundred ten dollars. 

Chief Dudgeon is seeking support for the measure by the Centralia Board of Alderman, their next meeting is this upcoming Monday, August 21st.

Columbia Police Investigating 2 Shots Fired Calls16-Aug-2017

Columbia Police are investigating two shots fired calls from last (Tuesday) and this (Wednesday) morning.

According to the department the first happened at the 1400 block of Greensboro Drive around 11:30 last (Tuesday) night. 

Police say they located blood stains at a home and a short time later officers were notified a man with a gunshot wound arrived at a local hospital. 

The 2nd happened just after midnight at the 2600 block of Quail Drive. 

Officers report finding shell casing in the area, with no injuries reported.  

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.

Fulton Police Officer Assaulted During Arrest16-Aug-2017

A Fulton Police Officer is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after an assault during an arrest early this (Wednesday) morning. 

According to the department they responded to a trespassing call around 2:15 this (Wednesday) morning at 101 Spruce Street.

Police say they arrested 26 year old Jeremy S. Cochran.

The officer was taken to a local hospital and released. 

Cochran was taken to the Callaway County Jail no bond has been set at this time.

Tebbetts Man Four Year Prison Sentence16-Aug-2017

A Callaway County Judge sentences a Tebbetts man to four years in prison. 

According to court documents 39 year old  Darren Schrimpf plead guilty to first degree property damage on Monday (August 14th), admitting to kicking a dent into the side of a victim's pickup truck last December.

Along with the prison sentence the judge ordered Scrimpff to pay restitution to the victim for the damage.

Fatal Car Fire in Columbia Under Investigation15-Aug-2017

An investigation is ongoing by Columbia Police into a fatal car fire early this (Tuesday) morning. 

According to reports the call came in around 1:15 this (Tuesday) morning about a vehicle fire near Grindstone Parkway and Bearfield Road. 

There is one confirmed fatality no other details are being released at this time.

Governor Greitens Hosting Israeli Ambassador in St. Louis15-Aug-2017

Governor Eric Greitens will host Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer today (Tuesday) in St. Louis. 

The governor and the ambassador will participate in a roundtable discussion to discuss Missouri and Israel's friendship and economic partnership. 

The meeting will be held at the Danforth Plant Science Center and starts at 1:15.

Suspended MU Football Player in Trouble Again15-Aug-2017

Suspended Mizzou Football defensive end Nate Howard is in trouble with the law again.

According to court documents Howard was arrested by University Police on a Montgomery County warrant for failing to appear in court on a speeding ticket.

Howard was suspended from the Tigers Football team in July after an arrest in connection with drug possession.  

Howard posted bond and was released.

Three People Injured in Jefferson City Accident15-Aug-2017

A two car accident in Jefferson last (Monday) leaves 3 people with minor injuries.

According to the Jefferson City Police Department it happened just before 5:30 at the intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 54. 

Police say a 16 year old girl was coming up to the ramp on Highway 54 and was turning left and was hit on the passenger side of her vehicle by a car driven by 69 year old Keith Birge of Jefferson City. 

Birge and his passenger 68 year old Dorothy Birge, and the 16 year old girl were all taken to the Capital Region Medical Center.

Shooting Incident on Claudell Lane in Columbia Under Investigation14-Aug-2017

An investigation into shots fired in Columbia at Claudell Lane early Saturday morning is still ongoing. 

According to the Columbia Police Department multiple shots were fired, and several shell casings were found. 

Officers say three cars and a house were hit by bullets.  

No injuries are being reported, and there are no suspects at this time.