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Mexico High School "Spooktacular"16-Oct-2017

Children in grades Pre-K through fifth are being invited to attend the Annual Halloween Spooktacular this Saturday, October 21st from 6pm until 8:30 at the Mexico High School Sports Complex Lobby.  

The event offers games, activities, fun crafts and dancing, along with a costume contest, and door prizes. 

It is fifteen dollars and the registration deadline is Wednesday and can be turned at the Eugene Field, or McMillan office. 

Anyone with questions can contact Sara Given the Speech and Theatre Director at sgiven@mexico.k12.mo.us.


Possible Fatality on Highway 54 Pass in Mexico16-Oct-2017

A head on collision is being reported in Mexico this (Monday) morning. 

According to reports it happened on the 54 bypass south of East Liberty. 

Emergency vehicle sirens were heard around 6 am here at the radio station.

Reports are  that it is a possible fatality and a passenger car and a dump truck were involved in the accident.  

This is all unconfirmed at the moment, Mix Country 96/KXEO News will bring more details just as soon as they become available.


Mexico Man Arrested for Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Drrugs13-Oct-2017


A Mexico man is facing charges of receiving stolen property and possession of drugs after a search warrant turns into an arrest. 

According to the Audrain County Sheriff's Department 35 year old James Arnold Crow was arrested last (Thursday) night after a search warrant turned up stolen property, methamphetmaine, and marijuana.

Mexico Public Safety and the Missouri Highway Patrol assisted in the the search.

Miller County Prosecutor Files Motion to Decline Representation of Mexico Man12-Oct-2017

The public defender representing a Mexico, Missouri man accused of assault in Miller County is asking the judge to turn over the case to another attorney outside of the state's public defender system.

Justin Carver the Miller County public defender assigned to represent  John Joe Powell filed a motion to decline representation yesterday (Wednesday). 

Carver stated his office has too many cases and his office has lost five lawyers since January.

Powell is facing multiple charges after allegedly torturing a man at a campground in September.

The victim died a week later.


Phone Scam in Audrain County11-Oct-2017

Mexico residents are being warned about a phone scam going on in the area. 

Major Bryce Mesko with  Mexico Public Safety reports receiving 12-20 calls of about attempted phone scams where callers were posing as the IRS and trying to arrange for payments using money cards. 

Citizens are being reminded that they should never give personal identification information or bank account information out to someone who calls them.


Mexico Softball All-District Players Announced10-Oct-2017

All district teams for softball have been announced, and several Mexico Bulldogs have been recognized.

Pitcher Paytience Lawson - Holman and outfielder Mattie Roth, both juniors, along with sophomore Logan Blevins made the first team.

Sophomore Reghan Smith and Junior Aaryn Sampo were included in the second team.


Presser Expansion and Renovation Complete09-Oct-2017

Presser Performing Arts Center in Mexico has announced the completion of the facility expansion and renovation.

The project began with a public survey that indicated a community need for Arts for the Aging, which would help combat and prevent dementia.

The facility received 3.5 million dollars in donations for the project.

A reception at Presser will take place on November 3.


Car Accident and DWI Arrest in Mexico06-Oct-2017


A Mexico man is facing DWI charges after an accident leads to an arrest at the corner of Western and Jackson in Mexico last (Thursday) night. 

According to public safety the accident happened when 43 year old Kirk A. Minor merged at a high rate of speed onto Western from Monroe, and continued to accelerate, then went sideways hitting a concrete divider which caused his vehicle to flip onto its passenger side. 

No injuries were reported. 

Minor was taken to the Audrain County Jail.

Coats for Warmth Campaign in Mexico05-Oct-2017

The 24th annual Coats for Warmth Campaign is underway at Show-Me Credit Union.

Donations of all sizes of coats and winter items in good condition is being collected during business hours at the Show-Me Credit Union at 550 South Muldrow. 

Co-sponsoring the event are Nu-Tone Cleaners and KXEO Radio.


Search Warrant in Mexico Leads to Discovery of Drugs and Two Arrests05-Oct-2017


A Mexico man and woman are facing charges after a search warrant leads to the discovery of drugs.  

The East Central Drug Task Force reports serving a search warrant Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Harwood in Mexico. 

Those arrested were 24 year old Timothy Deshay Lawson, and 31 year old Brooke Louise Bealmer.

Charges include endangering the welfare of a child, delivery of a controlled substance, and maintaining a public nuisance.

Columbia Death Investigation19-Oct-2017

A death investigation is underway in Columbia. 

According to the department they responded to a call around 4:15 yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon in West Columbia. 

Police report the death was found by a family member and reported to the department.

Investigative teams arrived on the scene at around 10 last (Wednesday) after a search warrant was obtained, the investigation is continuing.


Columbia Home Invasion Robbery19-Oct-2017

Columbia police are looking for two suspects involved in a home invasion robbery last (Wednesday) night.  

According to the department it happened around 11:42 in the 3500 block of Clark Lane. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the person living at the house answered the door and 2 male suspects forced entry, indicating they had a firearm.

Several items were taken before they left.

No reported injuries or property damage. 

The suspects are described as black males, one being taller than the other, last seen wearing dark colored sweatshirts with hoods.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.


Man and Woman Take Boonville Deputies on Car and Foot Chase19-Oct-2017

A man and woman are facing multiple charges after taking Boone County Deputies on a foot and car chase.

According to the sheriff's department it happened Tuesday night around 10 when deputies tried to make a traffic stop. 

Deputies say the driver refused to stop and continued on west I-70 into Cooper County and when the vehicle was disabled both occupants fled on foot. 

Deputies arrested 37 year old Jose De Los Dios, and 27 year old Lesli Ramirez both of Kansas City. 

Charges include felony possession of a controlled substance, felony resisting arrest.  A bond has not yet been set.


Sedalia Schools on Alert after Threatening Social Media Post19-Oct-2017

The Sedalia Smith-Cotton High School is on high alert this morning after a threat was posted on social media yesterday (Wednesday).

The threat was posted on the social media site Sarahah, and read that the anonymous person would shoot up the high school with pistols, and warned that students better not be at school tomorrow.

The school district announced that local police are prepared to support their schools this (Thursday) morning and families are be encouraged to follow their usual routines.


Shooting on Bethany Drive Leaves Teen with Gunshot Wounds to the Head19-Oct-2017

More details are being released about the shooting in the 4200 block of Bethany Drive in Columbia  last (Wednesday) night. 

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department the victim was a 17 year old male who sustained non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head. 

Witnesses told deputies that the teen was wounded by a gunshot fired from outside the resident through a window in the living room of the house.

The investigation is continuing at time.


Wellsville Man Injured after Rollover Crash in Montgomery County19-Oct-2017

A Wellsville man has minor injuries area a one car accident in Montgomery County yesterday (Wednesday) morning. 

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Highway 19 just south of Wellsville. 37 year old Eric N. Welschmeyer went off the highway hit a ditch and overturned several times. 

Welschmeyer was taken by ambulance to SSM Audrain.


Fulton Schools May Seek Increase on Tax Levy Soon18-Oct-2017

The Fulton School District may asking voters for an operating tax levy increase in the near future.

Dr. Jacques Cowherd Superintendent of Fulton Schools says he will ask the school board to look at the tax levy increase for the April or August ballot next year.  

Dr. Cowherd says that a decision needs to be made by December as to whether or not to move forward with tax levy increase.


Huntsville Man Facing Multiple Charges18-Oct-2017

A Huntsville man is being held in the Randolph County Jail on a five hundred thousand dollar bond after an arrest yesterday (Tuesday)  for incest, sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child. 

The Moberly Police Department reports arresting 38 year old Carl Sheets on a warrant containing 16 felony counts. 

Other charges include domestic assault, neglect of a child and rape and attempted rape. 

Sheets was unable to post bond and remains in the Randolph County Jail.


MACC Hosting Job and Health Fair18-Oct-2017

The Moberly Area Community College will be hosting a health and job fair today (Wednesday). 

Over 100 colleges, health care professionals, and business's will be represented at the fair. 

The event will be held at the colleges activity center and will run from 11 until 4.


Missouri Unemployment Down for September18-Oct-2017

Unemployment in Missouri is slightly down.

According to a report from the Department of Economic Development released yesterday (Tuesday) the states unemployment rate went down from 3.9 percent in August to 3.8 percent in September. 

The report also showed the state lost 10,500 jobs with losses in local government taking the biggest hit.