Green Park Closed for Sidewalk Resurfacing03-May-2016

Mexico Public Safety03-May-2016

On Sunday, the Mexico Public Safety Department reported the following incidents:

-a domestic physical assault in the 10 block of Quantico

-a domestic verbal assault in the 1800 block of West

-a burglary, not-in-progress, at 1109 E. Holt

-stealing/theft on Highway J and at 614 W. Maple

-and fraud reported from 707 W. Jackson

Yesterday [Monday], the Mexico Public Safety Department arrested 26-year-old Scotty Hoard on a charge of domestic assault in the third degree

Also yesterday, Public Safety reported the following incidents:

-a domestic verbal assault in the 900 block of Curtis

-a burglary, not-in-progress, at 19 Lakeside

-stealing/theft at 300 N. Coal

-threats made at 4820 S. Clark

-fraud at 440 Kelley and at 2783 S. Clark

-and three stop-arm violations reported from 2101 Lakeview. 

Mexico Short Pursuit/Arrest03-May-2016

A 60-year-old man was arrested earlier today [Tuesday] after leading Mexico Public Safety on a short pursuit. 

Major Brice Mesko, of MPSD, reports officers observed a green Pontiac being driven in the 200 block of E. Love around 4:55 am with license plates that did not match the vehicle. 

The driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop. The vehicle was eventually stopped in the 1200 block of E. Liberty. 

Gerald Davenport, of Mexico, was taken into custody without incident. He faces charges of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, displaying plates of another, driving while revoked, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

He was taken to the Audrain County Jail awaiting bond.

MoDOT Workers Inspecting Drain Under E. Liberty/Business 54 Bridge03-May-2016

Presser Will Start Construction Soon03-May-2016

The Presser Performing Arts Center is preparing to break ground on their new addition. 

Presser is conducting a capital campaign for the project to raise money from public and private entities. Around $3.3 million in donations has already been received, with a goal of $3.5 million. 

Co-Chair of the campaign, Don Decker, says they should reach the remainder of the funds in the next couple months:

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The project stems from a public survey that indicated a community need for Arts for the Aging, which would include painting, singing, and dancing for the elderly to help prevent and combat dementia.

Sheriff's Report03-May-2016

On Saturday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      William Taft, 42, of Columbia, on an Audrain County warrant for criminal non-support.

1.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 9308, 834 and 326; and, Highways 151 and KK.
2.      Child custody dispute along Audrain Road 9139.
3.      Civil dispute along Highway 151.
4.      Careless driver along Highway 15.
5.      Trespass along Audrain Road 233.
On Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office investigated:

1.      Violation on an order of protection along Audrain Road 918.
2.      Harassment along Highway 19.
3.      Civil dispute along Highway 151.
4.      Trespass along Highway T.
5.      Theft along Audrain Road 165.
6.      Careless driver along Highway 54.
7.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 826 and 353.

Help Center May Food Distribution02-May-2016

Mexico Public Safety02-May-2016

The Mexico Public Safety department reported the following vehicle accidents on Friday:

-A non-injury accident at the intersection of N. Jefferson and Grey

-and a traffic accident at 510 W. Jackson

Public Safety also reported the following incidents:

-a domestic physical assault in the 600 block of Breckenridge

-a vehicle break-in at 1024 Francis, 603 W. Robinson, and at 720 N. Craig

-drug activity, not-in-progress, at the intersection of 1315 Rosebud and Fairground

-property damage at 1020 W. Breckenridge

-stealing/theft at 1100 Littleby

-and fraud at 2900 S. Clark

On Saturday, Mexico Public Safety reported a non-injury accident on private-property at 909 W. Monroe

and the following incidents were reported:

-stealing/theft at 1020 S. Union, at the West Plaza Shopping Center, and reported to 300 n. Coal

-threats made at 1110 N. Wade and at 512 N. Clark

-a vehicle break-in at 910 S. Union

-a domestic verbal assault in the 400 block of Robinson

-and a fire alarm at 620 E. Monroe. 

Yesterday [Sunday] MPSD arrested 20-year-old Paul Simpson, on a minor-in-possession charge, a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, and a warrant out of Crawford County. 

Also arrested was 54-year-old Roger Jennings on an Audrain County warrant for felony driving while intoxicated--an aggravated offender, and operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner resulting in an accident.

Mexico Teen Arrested Saturday02-May-2016

A Mexico teen was arrested early Saturday morning for multiple charges. 

The Highway Patrol reports 19-year-old Tyler Kemry was taken into custody around 12:26 am in Audrain County. He is charged with speeding, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Kemry was taken to the Audrain County jail awaiting bond.

Mexico Woman Hurt in Cooper County Accident02-May-2016

A Mexico woman was moderately injured and a Kansas City woman seriously hurt after a single-vehicle crash in Cooper County early yesterday [Sunday] morning. 

The Highway Patrol reports 20-year-old Leah Cohon, of Kansas City, was driving a 2012 Ford Fiesta westbound on I-70 around 2:37 am. At the 95.8 mile marker, the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck median cables as it crossed the median and then the eastbound lanes. The Ford then went off the left side of the roadway, became airborn, and traveled down an embankment. The vehicle overturned several times and came to rest on it's top. 

Cohon suffered serious injuries. Passenger 25-year-old Whitney Whittaker suffered moderate injuries. Both were transported to University Hospital via Staff for Life.

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Ban on Ticket Quotas03-May-2016

The Missouri House has passed a bill that would bar cities, counties and law enforcement from setting traffic-ticket quotas.

House members tacked on a number of additional provisions to the bill before voting 86-59 yesterday [Monday] to pass it. It will now head back to the Senate.

The bill is aimed at stopping public officials from requiring police to write a certain number of citations. It also would prohibit supervisors from suggesting their subordinates issue more tickets.

Lawmakers face a May 13 deadline to pass the legislation before session ends.

Bava Honored at MSHP Banquet03-May-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol honored 26 officers at their annual Masters banquet over the weekend.  Family, friends and members of the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society gathered at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.  Governor Jay Nixon was in attendance and addressed the audience.

Of the 26 honored, Missouri trooper James Bava was presented with the Memorial Award.

The 25 year old trooper was killed in a crash on Missouri Route FF in Audrain County while in pursuit of a motorcycle.

His peers remember Bava as being a quiet man who was kind and uplifting.

Bava was the 31st member of the Patrol to die in the line of duty.

Bowling Green Robbery Suspect in Court03-May-2016

One of two suspects arrested in last year’s [2015] armed robbery of a Bowling Green restaurant was arraigned yesterday [Monday].

24-year-old Samantha Asbell, of Bowling Green, is charged with one felony count of robbery. She’s accused of being involved in the July 11th holdup of a Hardee's.

The other suspect, 26-year-old Brandon McBride, of Bowling Green, is charged with felony robbery, armed criminal action and felonious restraint. He will be in court May 12th for a trial setting.

The suspects allegedly planned to use almost $1,100 taken to buy drugs.

Camden County Fugitive Arrested03-May-2016

A Camden County man who was reported missing on March 8 has been arrested in Benton County on several warrants.

37 year old Mathew Duane Valentine was reported missing after running from deputies and attempting swim across the Big Niangua River to a cave on the opposite shore.  

Allegedly, Valentine did not make it across the river and was swept downstream.

The Camden County Sheriff's Department, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Water division searched the area after the suspect went missing.

The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are still under investigation.

Centralia Still Raising Money for Honor Flight03-May-2016

The Centralia Community has  few days left to raise funds to send 26 local veterans on the same Honor Flight.  

The Central Missouri Honor Flight organization funds veterans' trips to Washington, D.C. The Centralia school district and community wish to send 26 veterans on the same trip, and in order to do this they need to fund an entire flight, which consists of 70 veterans. 

The school district and community have until Thursday [May 6th] to raise $21,000. They have already raised a little over $13,000 and are asking the public for additional help. 

Kelly Dickerson, from Centralia Public schools, says the district has already raised over half of the money needed:

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This trip will be in honor of veteran Larry Reichert, who died in a vehicle accident earlier this year.

If interested, please contact the Centralia Intermediate School.

Far-Traveling Bear in Warren County03-May-2016

A black bear briefly trapped by Missouri wildlife experts two years ago [2014] has resurfaced in Warren County. 

The bear, nicknamed 'Gummy', was tagged by the Missouri Department of Conservation near Springfield in 2014. He was sedated and inspected yesterday [Monday] at a Warren County farm some 200 miles from his original spot. 

During that time, the bear managed to swim across the Missouri River or cross a bridge.

Fire Alarm at MU False03-May-2016

University of Missouri Police assure the public that fire alarms last night [Monday] on the MU Campus were false alarms. 

Fire alarms throughout campus reportedly went off unintentionally after a power spike.

MU Alert put out a Tweet around 9 pm saying everyone is safe and officials were working on the problem.

Holts Summit Man Pleads to Sodomy03-May-2016

A Holts Summit man has pled guilty in Callaway County Court to charges of sodomy. 

Prosecuting Attorney Christopher D. Wilson reports 31-year-old Jonathan Hannon was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to statutory sodomy in the first degree. Hannon admitted to having one child victim, under the age of 12 years old, between 2008 and 2012. 

The case was investigated by the Holts Summit police department.

In Sports03-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of the series last night, 10 - 3. Adam Wainwright hit his first home run of the year and earning his 2nd win. The Cards hit 5 home runs; Wainwright, Matt Adams, Aledmys Diaz, Kolten Wong, and Randal Grichuk all went deep. The Cards send Michael Wacha out tonight against Aaron Nola of the Phillies. First pitch is at 7:15 pm.

The Kansas City Royals lost to the Nationals yesterday [Monday], 2 - 0 . Edison Volquez had a quality start, going 7-2/3 innings and only giving up 2 runs, striking out 7. Royals' offense just couldn't get going, with only 5 hits against Washington. The Royals will try again tonight with Chris Young on the mound against Tanner Roark of the Nationals. First pitch is at 7:15 pm.

The St. Louis Blues are at home tonight [Tuesday] for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The series is tied, 1-1, against the Dallas Stars. Puck drops at 8:30. 

The MU baseball team are on the road tonight in Sauget [Saw-geet] Illinois as they face the Fighting Illini [Ill-eye-nye] at GCS Ballpark. First pitch is at 6pm.

Jefferson City Man in Crash03-May-2016

A Jefferson City man was moderately injured after a single-vehicle crash in Moniteau County yesterday [Monday] morning. 

The Highway Patrol reports 29-year-old Kyle Denich was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger southbound on Highway 179 around 11:20 am. At Moniteau Creek, the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, and overturned. 

Denich was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's hospital. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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