A.P. Green Retirees Party at Mexico Senior Center24-May-2017

Former employees and retirees of A.P. Green Refactory are being invited to the Mexico Senior Center for a day of remembering and food tomorrow (Thursday).

Cake and ice cream will be available for everyone. 

The Audrain County Historical Society has also arranged a free tour for all former employees to tour the Greens Exhibit from 1 until 3.

Comerzan Trial Continues with Testimony from MO State Trooper24-May-2017

The Sergei Comerzan trial was in its 2nd day yesterday (Tuesday) in a St. Charles Court room.

Sgt. Doug McPike with the Missouri Highway Patrol was on the witness stand and gave his memory of the day of the crash for the jury. 

McPike knew both deceased State Trooper James  Bava and the accused Sergei Comerzan. 

A state trooper video of McPike interviewing Comerzan was shown. 

In the video McPike questions Comerzan about whether or not he was on Route FF the day of the accident, and Comerzan denies it, however then recants the statement later on to investigators, indicating that he had mixed up the road with Route ZZ. 

McPike testified Comerzan lied 6 times during the interview. 

The trial continues today (Wednesday).

Mexico Crime Statistics from 201623-May-2017

A break down of crimes in Mexico from 2016 is being released by the Mexico Public Safety Department.

Chief of Mexico Public Safety Susan Rockett says the best news is that violent crimes are down.

It is also being reported that motor vehicle thefts are up with a total of 19 last year.

Opening Night at Optimist Field23-May-2017

Home Burglarized and Cars Broken Into in Mexico22-May-2017

Mexico Public Safety is investigating a home and vehicle break in.

The department reports it happened in the area of 2800 block of Fairground road Thursday night. 

Apparently someone entered the home, taking some jewelry, a camera and other items.

Upon further investigation police say that some vehicles were gone through at the 2700 block of South Clark as well, and the same person is likely responsible.

Anyone with information can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-392-Tips.

Weapons Displayed Call in Mexico22-May-2017

An incident involving a man displaying a large knife in Mexico is being reported.

Mexico Public Safety reports it happened yesterday (Sunday) at the 4800 block of South Clark just after 11:30. 

Apparently there had been an argument between several men outside of the business and during the disturbance on of the men displayed the knife. 

Officers says that no one was willing to assist in prosecuting for any offense.

No injuries are being reported.

Two Drug Busts Leads to Four Arrests18-May-2017

2 separate drug busts in Mexico last (Wednesday) night leads to the arrest of 4 people.

The Audrain County Sheriff's Department and the East Central Drug Task Force report serving a search warrant at 1012 East Lafayette where they found meth, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Those arrested were Gary D. Reeves Jr. and Dawn Reeves. 

The 2nd search warrant was served by police at America's Value Inn at 4224 South Clark, room 23.

The sheriff's department report arresting Carey L. Tarrants  and Krystal L. Wheeler after finding meth, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the room.

McMillan Elementary Awards Assembly17-May-2017

City of Mexico Sewer Work16-May-2017

The City of Mexico Wastewater crew will working on sewer lines at the Green Boulevard Overpass today (Tuesday). 

The street will not be closed however the city would like everyone to be aware of the work zone. 

The work will be done from 8 until noon.

Mexico Residents Arrested in Connection With Weekend Burglary15-May-2017

3 Mexico residents are in facing charges after an arrest in connection to a burglary.

According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Department they received a report Saturday morning  of a man walking around with a crowbar outside of a business at 1400 Old Highway 40 near the border of Boone and Callaway County. 

Police say a car fled the scene, and when it was stopped stolen property was found from the business.

The Highway Patrol arrested 23 year old Robert Peak and 34 year old Renea Hill. Later that day 35 year old Casey Jolly was arrested by Audrain County Deputies in connection to the same burglary.

Fulton Man Arrested after Police Chase24-May-2017

A Fulton man is in the Callaway County Jail after being arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and taking deputies on a chase last (Tuesday) night. 

According to the Callaway County Sheriff Department 31 year old Aaron J. Lamons was driving a white mini van and left the scene of an accident in Kingdom City just before 10 last (Tuesday) night. 

Deputies says they followed Lamons near Highway 54 and he refused to stop, the vehicle became disabled south of Auxvasse. 

Charges include driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and felony leaving the scene of an accident.

Moberly Animal Gas Chamber Coming to an End24-May-2017

The City of Moberly is doing away with its animal gas chamber. 

The announcement was made today (Wednesday) that the city will be accepting grant funds from the United States Humane Society. 

The funds will be used for training tools and supplies needed to support the humane care of animals in the shelter. 

Missouri is one of only 4 states in the nation in which gas chambers are known to be actively used to euthanize pets in animal shelters.

New CEO Starting at Moberly Regional Medical Center24-May-2017

The Moberly Regional Hospital is announcing it has a new CEO.

It is Ranee Brayton who is also the CEO of the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Brayton has served as interim CEO of Moberly Regional Medical Center since November last year. 

She will step into her new role immediately.

Shooting in Jefferson City24-May-2017

A shooting investigation in Jefferson is underway after a man suffers a gun shot wound last (Tuesday) night. 

According to Jefferson City Police it happened just after 9 in the 600 block of East McCarty. 

Police report multiple shell casings were found. 

 An unknown male was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

 At this time no other information is known police ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 659-TIPS.

Lincoln University Cutting Payroll and Jobs23-May-2017

Lincoln University is announcing that it will cut 48 jobs, and cut salaries across the board as part of a long term plan to save money.  

The University made the announcement yesterday (Monday) as it faces a 3.8 million dollar short fall for its fiscal budget in 2018 compared to last year. 

According to a press release from the University 32 staff and 15 faculty positions will be cut.

Also employees campus wide will get a .5 percent cut in pay at the beginning of next year.

Missing Man from Branson Found in Columbia23-May-2017

A person on the missing endangered list in Branson is found after a car accident in Columbia.  

Thomas Harpool was injured with head laceration after a 2 car crash between the intersection of Broadway and Providence a little after 1 this (Tuesday) morning.

According to Branson Police a silver alert had been issued for Harpool. 

The family has been notified of the crash.

Missouri Secretary of State in Columbia Tonight23-May-2017

The Missouri Secretary Of State Jay Ashcroft will be in Columbia tonight (Tuesday), to discuss his future plans with area business leaders.

Ashcroft will be appearing at the Logboat Brewing at 504 Fay Street from 4 until 5:30.  

The event is being sponsored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

New Chancellor at MU23-May-2017

Multiple sources are confirming after a 2 year search the University of Missouri will be getting a new chancellor.

Alexander Cartwright will reportedly take over the position. 

Cartwright is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor at the State University of New York.

University spokesman John Fougere is still declining to confirm the hiring of Cartwright.

Body in Lake Ozarks Identified22-May-2017

The Missouri Highway Patrol is identifying the man whose body was found in the Lake of the Ozarks on Friday night. 

According to the patrol the body was that of 66 year old Steven Fox of Fenton.

The patrol says they believe that the man drowned, however an investigation is continuing.

Car Fire on Highway 54 in Fulton22-May-2017

A car fire on causes a temporary shut down of Highway 54 East in Fulton.

It happened Saturday Morning just after 11 on Highway 54 East and Country Road 306. 

Police say a 2002 Chevy Suburban became fully engulfed in flames. 

The fire department put out the fire and no injuries are being reported.