Mexico Public Safety21-Oct-2016

Yesterday, Mexico Public Safety investigated:

-Trespassing at 307 West Jackson

-fraud at 300 North Jackson

-burglar alarm at 3622 South Clark

-scan at 1417 North Olive

-careless driver on highway 54

-stealing at 19 Marine drive

-traffic accident on South Muldrow

-civil dispute reported to the Audrain County Sheriff

-burglary in progress at 1124 Mansfield

-juvenile problems on North Clark

-leave without pay at 4787 East Liberty

-and suspicious activity at 2915 Fairground

Red Ribbon Week21-Oct-2016

The annual Red Ribbon Week in Audrain County is kicking off today.

Activities will take place all week long including churches handing out ribbons on Sunday, to families being encouraged to eat dinner together. 

The purpose of the week is to present a unified and visible commitment toward a drug free Missouri.

Mexico Child Hit By Car20-Oct-2016

Mexico Public Safety responded to a call of a child being hit by a car on West Street yesterday.

Major Brice Mesko reports the 6 year old boy rode his bike out of a driveway, and into a 2010 Ford Escape driven by 62 year old Shelley Harvey of Mexico.

The boy sustained minor injuries, but did not require medical treatment.

Mexico Public Safety20-Oct-2016

Yesterday Mexico Public Safety arrested 36 year old Patrick A. Crum for domestic assault in the second degree and distribution of a controlled substance.

Public Safety also investigated:

-domestic issue in the 900 block of Trinity

-burglar alarms at 806 East Liberty and 716 East Breckenridge

-burglary not in progress at 5 Lakeside Place

-road hazards on Green Boulevard and East Liberty

-Non-injury assaults at 639 North Wade, 614 North Jeffries, and reported to 300 North Coal

-fraud at 639 North Wade

-controlled burn at 204 North Grand

-unwanted subjects at 121 South Jefferson and  at 611 Eastholm

-drug activity at the Courthouse

-verbal domestic on Bougainville

-utility problem in the 800 block of North Olive

-stealing from West Plaza Shopping Center and 623 East Holt

-and a non-injury accident at 909 West Monroe

Tree Stand Safety20-Oct-2016

With Missouri's archery deer season already underway, and gun season to start in mid-November, health care experts are urging caution.

Over 500 thousand people deer hunt statewide, many in elevated stands.

They recommend not attempting to climb ladders one handed while carrying gear, and properly using a safety harness would prevent most fall injuries.

Mexico Public Safety19-Oct-2016

Yesterday, Public Safety investigated:

-suspicious activity at 1210 East Promenade, 102 South Jefferson, 409 Hendricks and on East Breckenridge

-burglar alarm at 4132 South Clark

-non-injury accidents at 2900 South Clark and on South Muldrow

-domestic issue in the 900 block of Fairground

-vehicle break in at 315 Monroe

-property damage at 1629 North Clark

-civil dispute at 1010 North Washington

-stealing reported to 300 North Coal

-leave without pay at 3066 South Clark

-careless driver along Highway B

-domestic verbal in the 900 block of East Love

-natural gas odor at 639 North Wade

-and a missing juvenile in the 200 block of North Grand

Mexico School Board Meeting19-Oct-2016

The Mexico School Board will be asking the voters for a tax levy increase of 61 cents in April.

A unanimous vote of 7-0 was cast by board members to put the question on the ballot in April 2017. 

Kevin Freeman Superintendent of the Mexico School District says the need for the increase is due to budget cuts the school district is facing. 

The 2 previous tax levy increases asked by the School Board had failed last year with the most recent being in August. 

Board of Education Meeting18-Oct-2016

The Mexico Board of Education will be conducting their monthly meeting tonight (Tuesday). 

On the agenda Building reports on the high school, the Davis H. Hart center, the middle school, and the elementary schools. 

Plus a treasurers report and a tax levy discussion.  

The meeting starts at 7:00 and will be held in the Board Room at the Central Office building.

Community Day of Service18-Oct-2016

Over 25 organizations around Mexico are out and about working to make the community a better place in honor to Mexico native, and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, Tyronn Lue.

A kick off ceremony was held this morning at the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce.  

Students from local schools will be cleaning parks, as well as reading and spending time with local nursing homes, and other students from the Children's Therapy School.  Third graders at Eugene Field have committed to making toys for dogs at the animal shelter.

Mexico Fire17-Oct-2016

No one was injured in a house fire in Mexico yesterday.

Mexico Public Safety responded to the 900 block of Hazel Place in reference to smoke coming from a vacant house that was being remodeled.

Firefighters found fire in the attic, above a bedroom, bathroom and the hallway of the home.

The fire was contained and extinguished, causing moderate fire damage and light smoke damage throughout the rest of the house.

The apparent cause of the fire was a failure in the electrical system.

Funds added to FY17 Budget21-Oct-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has added the 8.7 million dollars received from a settlement from Volkswagen to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

The funds are available today, and have been designated to 2 interests.

4.5 Million are going towards school transportation, while 3 million is for a previously deferred biodiesel subsidies transferred.

Additionally, 1.2 million was released to the State Emergency Management Agency for Missouri Task Force 1 to support disaster response.

In Sports21-Oct-2016

The St. Louis Blues lost their second game of the season to the Edmonton Oilers last night, 3 to 1.  They will take on the Calgary Flames tomorrow night.

Laddonia Power Outage21-Oct-2016

A downed power line is the reason some people in Laddonia were without power this morning.

A spokesperson with Ameren Missouri confirmed crews were working to repair the line, and the residents were without power for around 2 hours.

Centralia Scam20-Oct-2016

The Centralia City Offices have received information about a scam involving someone claiming to be a city employee and offering grant money of financial assistance to residents.

The recipients of the calls report they were told to wire 400 dollars to receive the money.  

The City does not have a program such as the one being described and is not contacting former and current residents to offer this type of assistance.

If you are contacted contact the Centralia Police Department.

Fulton Man Sentenced20-Oct-2016

A Fulton man has been sentence dot 6 years in prison for domestic assault in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance, and failing to register as a sex offender.

37 year old Jeffrey Nash admitted he assaulted a woman last December by choking her.  He also admitted that he possessed meth during an unrelated arrest, and that he failed to update his sex offender registration in February.  

Nash is required to register as a sex offender based on a  2005 conviction for statutory rape.

In Sports20-Oct-2016

The Mizzou Mens Basketball team has been picked to  finish last out of the 14 SEC conference teams, after back to back last place finishes in the latest preseason poll.

The St. Louis Blues are set to take on the Edmonton Oilers tonight in game 5 of the season.  Puck drops at 8:00.

Missouri Gun violence ranking20-Oct-2016

A new report the Center for American Progress lists Missouri as the 15th deadliest state for gun violence, and gives the state a failing grade for gun law strengths.

According to the report, one person is killed in Missouri every 10 hours.  The report compiled data from 2005 to 2014, which includes suicides, homicides and mass shootings.

In the 9 year period, one thousand seventeen people under 21 years of age died in gun related incidents.

Missouri Unemployment20-Oct-2016

The unemployment levels in the State of Missouri are continuing to climb.

Since January of this year, the rate has jumped from 4.2 percent to 5.2 percent.

Seasonally adjusted data released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development showed growth in the health care and social assistance and educational fields.  

Overall, Missouri's nonfarm payroll employment grew by 67 hundred jobs in September.

Sheriff's Report20-Oct-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:

1.      Road hazards along Highway J and Audrain Road 744.

2.      Trespass along Audrain Road 9306.

3.      911 call along Audrain Road 581.

4.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 425.

5.      Domestic assault in Laddonia.

6.      Child custody dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

7.      Delivered an emergency message along Audrain Road 9832.

8.      and property damage along Highway FF.

Small Fire at Columbia School20-Oct-2016

621 students evacuated the Lange Middle School in Columbia this morning due to a small fire.

No one was injured fire officials report the fire started in an electrical room on a breaker. 

The Marshal is involved in an investigation to find out what caused the fire so the school can make the necessary changes.