2 Car Accident in Mexico25-Jul-2017

A 2 car accident on South Clark leaves a Mexico man with minor injuries. 

 According to Mexico Public Safety it happened around 1:45 this (Tuesday) morning.  

16 year old Hanna Nicole Goff of Mexico was going north on South Clark and stopped to make a left turn into the Break Time Gas Station and was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by 88 year old James Randall Young of Mexico.

Young complained of pains in his hands and neck stiffness and was taken to Audrain SSM.

Moderate Injuries in Two Car Accident in Audrain County24-Jul-2017

A Mexico woman and a Warrenton have moderate injuries after a 2 car accident in Audrain County on Saturday Night. 

According to the Highway Patrol it happened around 10 o'clock  on US 54 at the Missouri 19 South Junction when 31 year old Jennifer J. Baker of Mexico turned her vehicle in front of a car driven by 22 year old Cody L. Castleberry of Warrenton and was hit. 

33 year old Michael A. Crum of Mexico sustained minor injuries.

Both Castleberry and Baker were taken to the University Hospital to be treated for moderate injuries.

Man Lights Chair on Fire After Dispute21-Jul-2017

A disagreement at a house on West Breckenridge in Mexico leads to one of the residents lighting a living room chair on fire out of anger. 

Mexico Public Safety reports it happened last night (Thursday) just after 11. 

There were no injuries reported however the chair suffered significant fire damage.

Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheer Headed to Competition20-Jul-2017

The Mexico Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders are headed to competition today at Moberly Area Community College.  The JV squad will compete at 4:55, while the varsity will participate at 6:30.  Awards are at 7:00.

Mexico Woman Receives 7 Year Prison Sentence19-Jul-2017

A judge in Callaway County hands down a 7 year prison sentence to a Mexico woman. 

According to court documents 29 year old Carey Tarrants violated probation for distribution of a controlled substance. 

Tarrants was also ordered to complete a substance abuse treatment program before being considered for release.

Fulton Teen Arrested for Stealing Truck from Mexico Business18-Jul-2017

A Fulton man is in the Callaway County Jail after being arrested for a stolen truck last (Monday) night.

According to the Fulton Police Department 18 year old Justin Atterberry was stopped in a white GMC truck with no license plates on Hickman Street just after 11:30. 

During the investigation officers say they learned the truck was stolen from a Mexico business. 

Atterberry was arrested for property damage and tampering. A five thousand dollar bond has been set.

Mexico Woman Hits Utility Pole18-Jul-2017

A Mexico woman is ok after hitting a utility pole yesterday (Monday).

According to Mexico Public Safety the accident  happened yesterday (Monday) just before 1 when 57 year old Peggy L. Angel was going east on Breckenridge and a hit a utility pole. 

According to the crash report Angel said had no explanation of what happened before the crash.

Mexico Woman Indicted on Fraud Charges18-Jul-2017

A Mexico Missouri woman is in federal court today (Tuesday) and indicted on fraud charges.

According to court records 54 year old Robyn Smith was arrested today (Tuesday) on an indictment charging her with mail fraud as part of an embezzlement scheme from her former employer. 

According to the indictment Smith embezzled more than two hundred thousand dollars from a law firm in Mexico.  She is accused of stealing cash fees and creating false bank documents.

If convicted Smith faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of two hundred fifty thousand dollars or both.

Audrain County 4-H Fair14-Jul-2017

The Audrain County 4-H begins tonight (Friday) at the Audrain County Fairgrounds. 

Tonight (Friday) Fair Royalty will be crowned in the Pavilion at 7.  

Then at 7:30 A bull ride and barrel bash competition will take place. 

A concert with the Thunderbirds is the nights grand finale.  

Many more activities are planned through the weekend.

The Fair runs through Tuesday.

Several DWI Arrests and Traffic Accidents over the Weekend10-Jul-2017

2 DWI arrests and several traffic crashes  are being reported by Mexico Public Safety over the weekend. 

The first happened Saturday morning around 12:30 at the 500 block of West Monroe. 

The department says they stopped 69 year old Stanley R. Weber of Mexico for erratic driving, and later arrested him for DWI and Driving While Suspended. 

Weber was taken to the Audrain County Jail for the offenses. 

Early Saturday Morning Mexico Public Safety arrested 24 year old Michael K. Picton for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

The department says it happened in the area South Clark and Boulevard where Picton hit a curb and left the scene.  

No injuries were reported. 

39 year old Christopher T. Blackmon of Mexico may be facing charges after a 1 car crash in the area of Christopher Drive and Friendship Drive.

Public Safety reports the Balckmon sustained minor injuries in the incident.  

The case is continuing to be investigated and it will be forwarded to the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney for charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to stop at a stop sign.  

Mexico Public Safety is investigating a crash involving several cars and a driver running from the scene. 

The department says it happened last (Sunday) night around 11:30 at the 800 block of West Monroe. 

Public Safety says an investigation revealed that 25 year old Terrell Cooks of Mexico was involved in some kind of altercation and left the area.

Police say it appears Cooks struck a parked 2013 Chevrolet, and a parked 2006 Dodge, and a parked 1996 Oldsmobile and then left the area. 

No serious injuries are being reported.

An investigation continues.

Columbia College Growing and Building25-Jul-2017

Columbia College will be spending twenty million dollars to grow its campus. 

The college has seen a drastic spurt in enrollment recently last year it grew by 13 percent. 

A spokesperson for the college says they will break ground next year on a sixty thousand square foot facility.

The project is expected to be finished by August of 2019.

Fulton Officials Looking for Ways to Stop the Closure of Hospital25-Jul-2017

Fulton City Officials are looking for ways to stop the Fulton Medical Center from closing.

The announcement was made yesterday (Monday) that NueHealth which owns the hospital will close the facility by September 22nd. 

The hospital had 12.5 million dollars of uncompensated care costs from January of 2015 to May of this year. 

Fulton, Callaway County, and the Callway Chamber of Commerce met with Newpoint Health Advisors yesterday (Monday).

State Rep. Reisch in Centralia this Saturday25-Jul-2017

Missouri State Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch will be in Centralia on Saturday (July 29th) for an open house.

Reisch will be at the Centralia Public Library to answer questions about state government, including the latest information on REAL ID requirements for boarding airplanes, and voter identification requirements.

The open house will be from noon until 2.

Accidental House Fire in Fulton24-Jul-2017

Only minor damage is being reported after a house fire in Fulton early this (Monday) morning.

The Fulton Fire Department went to a house at 906 Nichols at 12:38 this (Monday) morning, where heavy smoke and flames were coming from a single story house. 

Three people and 3 pets were able to escape the fire without any injuries. 

The fire is being ruled as accidental.

Columbia Shooting Victim Identified24-Jul-2017

The identity of the man dead from a gun shot wound in Columbia is being released today (Monday). 

The department reports 20 year old Damien Ramon Davis of Columbia  was shot in the 2700 Block of Quail Drive on Saturday night and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. 

An investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or the Columbia Police Department.

Jefferson City Police Investigate Carbon Monoxide Death24-Jul-2017

One man is dead and 2 others are recovering from serious injuries after a carbon monoxide incident at a Jefferson City residence on Saturday. 

According to Jefferson City Police they went to a house on Sandra Lane were they found 51 year old Troy Feltop dead. 

Further investigation revealed that a car had been left running in the garage overnight filling the house with a high level of carbon monoxide. 

44 year old Lisa Feltrop and a 14 year old girl were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Man Dead after Jumping from Bridge at Lake Ozark24-Jul-2017

A 58 year old Brumley man is dead after drowning in the Lake of the Ozarks.

According to the Highway Patrol Kevin Rowland jumped off of a bridge on the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake around 9:30 last (Sunday) night.  

The patrol says he surfaced briefly and then went under. 

The Miller County Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

Rolla Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Federal Court24-Jul-2017

A Rolla woman is admitting guilt to defrauding an assisted living center in federal court today (Monday).  

According to court documents Denise Rea Barner entered a guilty to fraudulently using a debit card from her employer the Robert L. Kyle Center Home for Semi-Independent Living Incorporated in Rolla.  

Court documents indicate Barner cost the center between ninety five thousand and one hundred fifty thousand dollars. Sentencing is scheduled for October 20th.

Boone County Deputies Looking for Man Accused of Sexual Assault21-Jul-2017

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is searching for a 61 year old man suspected of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 12.  

The department says Rodney J. Klobnak of 7700 Sunny Vale Drive in the Sunrise Estates subdivision in Columbia is charged with 3 counts of statutory sodomy.

An investigation has been ongoing since April, anyone with information is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers.

PETA Asking for Charges Against a Callaway County Slaughterhouse21-Jul-2017

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals otherwise known as (PETA) is asking for a investigation into a Callaway County slaughterhouse. 

A letter from PETA was sent to the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorneys Office asking for the consideration of criminal charges against Central Missouri Meat and Sausage.

According to a press release from PETA on July 3rd slaughterhouse operations were suspended after a worker allegedly shot a pig with a handheld pistol twice causing it to struggle and cry out. 

No word on if the Callaway County Prosecutor is considering on bringing forth any charges against the slaughterhouse.