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Douglas to be honored at Football game23-Sep-2016

A former prinicipal and coach of Mexico High School is to be honored before tonight's football game against the Centralia Panthers.

Darriel Douglas was a part of the school system for 34 years, serving in various roles.  He was a teacher, track coach, assistant principal and principal.  He passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2012.

MHS Athletic Director, Jeff Anderson, explains the dedication:

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The ceremony will begin at 6:30.

Man Arrested After Assaulting Law Enforcement Officer23-Sep-2016

One man is in custody after assaulting a Mexico Law Enforcement Officer.

Major Brice Mesko reports officers responded a fight in progress in the 200 block of East Breckenridge.  Upon investigation, it was learned 32 year old Quaid Carlson had come to the house and assaulted one of the residents.

Officers located Carlson on Pollock Road, and when they attempted an arrest, he fled on foot and struck an officer with obstacles in an attempt to escape.  The officer was uninjured.

Carlson was taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond on charges of assault, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.


Mexico Public Safety23-Sep-2016

Yesterday, Mexico Public Safety arrested:

32 year old Quaid M. Carlson for 3rd degree assault, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

They also investigated:

-attempted burglary at 915 Hassen

-physical domestic in the 900 block of Trinity

-threats at 1025 East Jackson

-fights in progress at 208 East Breckenridge, 23 Marine Drive, and on Carrico

-careless drivers on South Clark and on East Liberty

-non-injury accident at 1028 East Monroe

-utility problem at 1 Terrace Circle

-suspicious activity at 1015 East Liberty, 6 Wonneman Circle, 802 Fairground and on Hendricks

-road hazard on East Liberty and on West Street

-property damage at 1016 Mansfield

-civil disputes at 1329 Neptune, 725 East Monroe and 1003 West Breckenridge

-stealing at 2711 South Clark

-intoxicated person at 5000 Snyder

-fire alarm at 1525 West Monroe

-and a wrong way driver on the City Square.


Sheriff's Report23-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Sheldon Wayne Cooper age 44 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.
 
they also investigated:

1.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 556.

2.      Peace disturbance along Highway NN.

3.      Alarm call along Highway 54.

4.      Careless driver along Highway 22.

5.      and the Wellbeing of a resident along Highway E.

Walk Back In Time Education Day23-Sep-2016


Hundreds of students from area school are swarming the grounds of the Audrain County Historical Society for Education day at the Walk Back In Time today.

Schools that were in attendance include Centralia, South Callaway, St. Joseph Catholic School, Mexico Schools and many more.

Click here to view the Photo Gallery.

Mexico Public Safety22-Sep-2016

Yesterday, Mexico Public Safety investigated:

-railroad crossing problems on Highway 22

-property damage at 808 East Monroe and 3602 South Clark

-burglar alarm at 203 East Liberty

-non-injury accidents at 1051 Old Farm Road and 1224 West Breckenridge

-indecent behavior at Lakeview Park

-attempted burglary at 912 West Love

-ex-parte violation in the 200 block of Mars

-property dispute at 808 East Lafayette and 1313 Omar

-civil dispute 809 North Jefferson

-missing juvenile in the 400 block of West Vine

-juvenile problems on South Calhoun

-suspicious activity at Lakeview Park, 4787 East Liberty, 2250 Jubel Drive and at 802  Fairground

-physical domestic in the 600 block of Carson

-intoxicated person at 101 North Western

-and a fire alarm at 620 East Monroe.


Ribbon Cutting at Aussie Outback and Down Under22-Sep-2016


Aussie Outback and Down under will be having a ribbon cutting today in Mexico's Village Square at 5:00

The new restaurant will be having drawings for prizes.  Winners will be drawn at 5:45.

Ron Whitaker To Be Honored During Football Game22-Sep-2016

Mexico resident, Ron Whitaker, will be recognized during tomorrow night's football game against the Centralia Panthers.

Whitaker has been involved in the track and field program for 50 years.

The high school track was renamed in his honor in the spring.

On Saturday, a Mexico High School Track reunion will be held at the Elks lodge beginning at 6:30.  All former track athletes and coaches are welcome.


Storm Spotter Class22-Sep-2016

A storm spotter program will be taking place  in Mexico this evening.

The National Weather Service out of St. Louis and the Audrain County  Emergency Communications Group, along with the Audrain County Emergency Management Agency will be presenting the class.

It is free and open to the public. 

It starts at 6:30 and runs until 9:30 and will be held in the Community Room in the Audrain County Courthouse.


AMC Retiree Lunch21-Sep-2016

The Mexico Senior Center is inviting all retired and former employees of Audrain Medical Center and retired seniors who worked in the medical field to a lunch to reminisce with former employees today.

The lunch will begin at 11AM and last until 1.


Fatal Rush Hill Crash23-Sep-2016

A 22 year old Mexico woman has died after a 2 car crash near Rush Hill yesterday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at the junction of Route B and KK around 7:20 yesterday morning, when a car driven by Rachel Eickleman turned into the path of a car driven by 52 year old Kenneth VanBoening of Perry. 

Both drivers were taken to University Hospital by helicopter in serious condition.  Eickelman  later died of her injuries.


Friday Night Football23-Sep-2016

Tonight in area football:

Montgomery County will take on Bowling Green in a home game

Fulton will face Hannibal at home

North Callaway will travel to Wright City

Moberly will play Marshall in their Homecoming matchup

Missouri Military will take on Harrisburg in their Homecoming game

Jefferson City will host Rock Bridge

Hallsville will face off against California for their homecoming

and Mexico will face Centralia.

The games begin at 7:00.


In Sports23-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are starting a series against the Chicago Cubs today at 1:20.

Mike Leake will start.



The Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians last night 5 to 2.

The Royals will open a 3 game set against the Detroit Tigers tonight at 6:10.



Mizzou Tiger Football is gearing up for tomorrow's home game against the 2 and 0 Delaware State Hornets.

Kick off is at 3:00.




Sheriff's Report23-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Sheldon Wayne Cooper age 44 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.
 
they also investigated:

1.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 556.

2.      Peace disturbance along Highway NN.

3.      Alarm call along Highway 54.

4.      Careless driver along Highway 22.

5.      and the Wellbeing of a resident along Highway E.

Greitens Receives Campaign Contribution22-Sep-2016

A Joplin businessman has given gubernatorial candidate, Eric Greitens 500 thousand dollars for his campaign.

David Humphreys gave the money to Greitens yesterday.  

In the primary election, Humphreys had previously supported and donated to Peter Kinder's campaign.  Kinder lost to Greitens in the election.

Greitens is running against democratic attorney general, Chris Koster.


Influenza Vaccinations22-Sep-2016

University of Missouri Health Care infectious disease experts say getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent influenza and limit the spread.

Influenza is a respiratory illness that can be life-threatening if it spreads through the upper respiratory tract and invades the lungs. Infants, children and the elderly have the highest rates of hospitalization from influenza.  More than 20 thousand confirmed cases of the flu were reported in 2015.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends receiving vaccinations between now and the beginning of November.


Medical Marijuana Will Not Appear On Ballot22-Sep-2016

Medical Marijuana will not be allowed on the ballot for the November 8th election.

A Cole County judge ruled yesterday the initiative petitions fell short of the number of required signatures by about 22 hundred after local officials disqualified thousands of the collected signatures.


Montgomery Serious Accident22-Sep-2016

A 53 year old man is listed in serious condition after a Montgomery County accident yesterday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports William Binger ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned multiple times.

He was transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital.


Rush Hill Crash22-Sep-2016

KXEO is working to gather information on a car accident that reportedly happened this morning at the intersection of K and B, near Rush Hill.

Listeners are reporting multiple helicopters responded to the scene. 

More information as it becomes available.


Sheriff's Report22-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      William Loyal Cash age 37 of Paris on Randolph County warrants for failure to appear in court on the original charges of passing a bad check and assault, a Monroe County warrant for probation violation, and an Arkansas warrant for property damage.


2.     and  Shelby Rana Mulford age 21 of Pittsfield, Illinois on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of driving without a valid license and an equipment violation.
 
they investigated:

1.      Fraud along Audrain Road 9409.

2.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway BB.

3.      911 call along Hardin Street in Benton City.

4.      Trespass along Audrain Road 964.

5.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

6.      Suspicious activity along Highways JJ and J; and, Audrain Road 812.

7.      Theft along Hess Street in Farber.

8.      Peace disturbance along Highway NN.