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Hotop Field Dedication26-Aug-2016


The Mexico soccer field was dedicated to a former coach last night.

The field, which is located at the Middle School, is being named after Chris Hotop.

Hotop was a 1974 graduate of Mexico High School before graduating from Southeast Missouri State University.  He helped start and run the Mexico Area Soccer Club.  He helped with the high school teams for over 10 years, becoming the head coach for the boys team in 2009.

Hotop died at the age of 59 on October 22, 2015 after a  battle with cancer.

Mexico Child Safe After Falling From Car26-Aug-2016

Minor injuries are being reported after a 2 year old girl fell out of a moving vehicle in Mexico yesterday afternoon. 

According to Mexico Public Safety they responded to the West Plaza Shopping Center at around 12:54 and found that the rear drivers side door of 27 year old Erin Tibbs car had swung open. 

During the incident, the  2 year old girl fell out of the car and struck the pavement.

The girl was in a restraint seat.

Public Safety is still investigating as to why the door and the seatbelt failed to keep the child and her restraint seat in the car.


Mexico Man Arrested In Montgomery County26-Aug-2016

A 31 year old Mexico man was arrested in Montgomery County on multiple charges.

Garey Reeves was taken into custody around 5:30 yesterday afternoon.

He is charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, an Audrain County Warrant for distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a child, keeping a public nuisance.

He is being held in the Audrain County Jail.


Mexico Plane Makes Emergency Landing in St. Louis Area26-Aug-2016

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the cause of an engine failure that caused a plane to do an emergency landing on a St. Louis area roadway earlier this week.

The plane had taken off from the Mexico Airport shortly after 8PM headed for Creve Couer to practice takeoffs and landings.

The name of the pilot and one passenger has not been released at this time.

No one was injured in the incident.


Soybean Festival Road Closures26-Aug-2016

The Soybean Festival will kick off this afternoon in Mexico.

Events happening this weekend will include carnival rides, car shows and music.

Several roads heading into the village square will be closed. 

Today, patrons can enter the downtown area on Coal, Monroe and Jefferson Streets, however, Jackson Street will be closed.

Tomorrow, all the roads leading to the square will be closed.  People wanting to attend the festival are encouraged to use the City Parking Lots that surround the square.


3 Arrested in Mexico Drug Bust25-Aug-2016


Three people were arrested in a drug bust in Mexico yesterday.

The East Central Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of East Lafayette Street during the afternoon hours.  During the search officers seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The Task force, assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff's Office, Mexico Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 52 year old Dawn Elizabeth Reeves, 58 year old Eric Allen Henry and 25 year old Destiny Lycole Halferty.

All 3 have been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child and keeping a public nuisance.

Better Business Bureau Warning25-Aug-2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about a mailer that is being circulated regarding burial insurance policies.

The BBB believes the mailers, that are postmarked in Marietta, Georgia, have the capacity to mislead because they do not disclose information obtained will be sold to insurance sales agents.

The mailings are titled "2016 Benefit Information of Missouri Citizens Only."  The mailers are worded to make people believe they will get something for free.


Mexico Public Safety25-Aug-2016

Yesterday, Mexico Public Safety investigated:

-Traffic hazard on West Street

-stealing at 514 South Abat and 806 South Clark

-missing person in the 100 block of North Mississippi

-fraud at 700 West Jackson

-domestic verbals in the 600 block of Eastholm and on West Monroe

-non-injury accident on South Clark

-intoxicated person waling at 1101 West Monroe

-loitering at 503 West Monroe

-burglary not in progress at 703 South Western

-threats at 611 Eastholm

-suspicious activity at 2 Ozark Place in the the 600 block of south Missouri

-and a peace disturbance at 2250 Jubel Drive


Sheriff's Report25-Aug-2016

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

1.      Destiny Lycole Halferty age 25 of Mexico for driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Elmwood Drive.

2.      Suspicious activity along Main Street in Farber.

3.      Harassment along Audrain Road 729.

4.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 524.

5.      911 calls along Wylde Street in Benton City and Market Drive in Vandiver 
Village.

6.    and a   Civil dispute along Audrain Road 9834.

Mexico Public Safety24-Aug-2016

Yesterday, Mexico Public Safety arrested:

-53 year old Jeffrey A Maddox for driving while suspended and possession of Marijuana and possession drug paraphernalia.


They also investigated:

-A fight in progress on West Jackson

-unwanted subject at 626 West Liberty

-burglar alarm at 615 South Washington

-railroad crossing problem on Christopher Drive

-road hazards on Green Boulevard and on South Clark

-stealing reported to 300 North coal

-non-injury accident on West Boulevard

-found property reported to 300 North Coal

-trespassing at 525 West Robinson

-runaway juvenile in the 900 block of Hassen Drive

-threats at 3762 Lynnwood

-unlawful ATV operation at 23 Marine Drive

-harassment at 621 North Clark

-careless drivers on Highway 22 and on South Clark

-suspicious activity at 903 Woodlawn and 500 West Jackson

-verbal domestics in the 600 block of Eastholm and the 700 block of East Jackson

-and a physical domestic in the 1000 block of Macfarlane


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Aschoff Arraigned26-Aug-2016

A fugitive that led police on a multi county manhunt last week has been arraigned in Pike County on first degree burglary charges.

Jessica Aschoff appeared before the judge.  She has asked for a public defender in her case.

A Counsel Status Hearing is scheduled for September 7th.


Fulton Residents Injured in Crash26-Aug-2016

Two Fulton residents are recovering after a car accident in Jefferson City yesterday in the 800 block of Highway 54.

The Jefferson City Police Department is reporting the accident occurred around 4:00 yesterday afternoon.

The investigation revealed the 1995 Ford Explorer, driven by 24 year old Tyler Shirk, ran off the roadway after the driver fell asleep.  He then overcorrected, lost control and the vehicle rolled over.  

Tyler Shirk and his passenger Patricia Shirk, were transported to a local hospital.


In Sports26-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost last night to the New York Mets, despite offensive efforts from Brandon Moss, Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty.  Moss hit 2 homeruns during the outing.  The final score was 10 to 6.

The Cards are in Busch Stadium tonight in the first game of a series against the Oakland Athletics.  Luke Weaver will get the start for the Red Birds against Ross Dewiler for the A's.  First pitch is at 7:15.

Some outstanding plays on the part of the Kansas City Royals propelled them to victory over the Miami Marlins last night 5 to2.

Ian Kennedy will get the ball tonight in a series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.  Steven Wright will pitch for the Sox.  Game starts at 6:10.

Mizzou Football's Charles Harris has been named to the 2016 Rotary Lombardi Award Preliminary Watch List.

He was selected for outstanding performance, skill, discipline, virtue and wisdom exemplified by Vince Lombardi.

Update on Suspect After Multi-County Chase26-Aug-2016


The man who led authorities on a multi-county chase early yesterday morning is still on the run.

Travis W. Crutchfield fled from police during a traffic stop in Columbia.  He made it through Callaway County to Audrain, where he drove a vehicle into a cornfield at the intersection of County Road 836 and 845.  He then fled on foot into the corn.

The last confirmed sighting of Crutchfield was yesterday afternoon around 12:30.

The sheriff's department reports they are not sure if he is still in the area, but he had not yet been caught.  A cornfield is a dangerous place to conduct a search, as it is difficult to see very far.

It is a possibility Crutchfield was able to get a ride and leave the area.

Better Business Bureau Warning25-Aug-2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about a mailer that is being circulated regarding burial insurance policies.

The BBB believes the mailers, that are postmarked in Marietta, Georgia, have the capacity to mislead because they do not disclose information obtained will be sold to insurance sales agents.

The mailings are titled "2016 Benefit Information of Missouri Citizens Only."  The mailers are worded to make people believe they will get something for free.


Car Chase Suspect Identified25-Aug-2016


The suspect in a multiple county car chase this morning has been identified.

Chief Deputy Matt Oller reports the suspect is 36 year old Travis Crutchfield.  

Crutchfield is a white 6 feet tall male,  around 285 pounds.  He has a shaved head and a goatee.  

Crutchfield evaded a traffic stop in Columbia early this morning, and made his way through Boone and Callaway counties before driving a vehicle into a cornfield at the intersection of Audrain Road 836 and 845.

Investigators believe that Crutchfield is still in the Mexico area, and it is unknown at this time if he is armed.

He is known to have multiple warrants for his arrest.

The sheriff's office is reminding citizens to take keys out of vehicles and lock doors to your house.  Never pick up a hitch hiker.

EpiPen price Hike25-Aug-2016

An allergy medicine has raised their prices over 400 percent recently.

Epipen is an epinephrine medication that is injected to counteract a severe allergic reaction or to reverse anaphylaxis.

Since 2004, the cost of the medication has gone from around 60 for a pen to over 500.

Schools stock Epipens in case of an emergency.  They are provided through the Epipen4Schools program, however, parents are still asked to stock their own medication at the school.

Generic versions of the life saving medications are difficult to find.

Some lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the drug company, Mylan.


In Sports25-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are celebrating after a dominating win over the New York Mets last night, 8 to 1.  

Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty all homered in the game.

Adam Wainwright is hoping to snap his losing streak tonight against the Mets.  New York's rookie, Seth Lugo is scheduled to take the mound for the Mets.  Game starts at 7:15.

The Kansas City Royals fell to the Miami Marlins, 3 to nothing last night.  

Dillon Gee pitched a nearly flawless game for 5 innings before allowing 4 Marlin hits in the 6th.

Edinson Volquez will get the start to close out the series in tonights game against Miami.  Right hander Tom Koehler will pitch for the Marlins.  Game starts at 6:10.

Jacie Coari Pleads Guilty25-Aug-2016


Nearly 5 years after the murder of 2 Auxvasse residents, the second suspect has pleaded guilty.

31 year old Jacie Coari is convicted of 2 counts of second degree murder and first degree robbery in the deaths of Michael Wieberg and Amanda Wieberg.

Jacie Coari admitted to driving her husband, Ryan Coari, to Callaway County Road 1027.  He broke into Michael Wieberg's home to commit a robbery, then he shot and killed them before burning the house down on September 1, 2011.

The couple was found in Michigan, where they were arrested a few days later.

Ryan Coari pleaded guilty in 2014 and is currently serving a life sentence.

Jacie Coari has been sentenced to 10 years in the department of corrections.

Sheriff's Report25-Aug-2016

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

1.      Destiny Lycole Halferty age 25 of Mexico for driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Elmwood Drive.

2.      Suspicious activity along Main Street in Farber.

3.      Harassment along Audrain Road 729.

4.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 524.

5.      911 calls along Wylde Street in Benton City and Market Drive in Vandiver 
Village.

6.    and a   Civil dispute along Audrain Road 9834.

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Hotop Field Dedication26-Aug-2016


The Mexico soccer field was dedicated to a former coach last night.

The field, which is located at the Middle School, is being named after Chris Hotop.

Hotop was a 1974 graduate of Mexico High School before graduating from Southeast Missouri State University.  He helped start and run the Mexico Area Soccer Club.  He helped with the high school teams for over 10 years, becoming the head coach for the boys team in 2009.

Hotop died at the age of 59 on October 22, 2015 after a  battle with cancer.

Mexico Child Safe After Falling From Car26-Aug-2016

Minor injuries are being reported after a 2 year old girl fell out of a moving vehicle in Mexico yesterday afternoon. 

According to Mexico Public Safety they responded to the West Plaza Shopping Center at around 12:54 and found that the rear drivers side door of 27 year old Erin Tibbs car had swung open. 

During the incident, the  2 year old girl fell out of the car and struck the pavement.

The girl was in a restraint seat.

Public Safety is still investigating as to why the door and the seatbelt failed to keep the child and her restraint seat in the car.


Mexico Man Arrested In Montgomery County26-Aug-2016

A 31 year old Mexico man was arrested in Montgomery County on multiple charges.

Garey Reeves was taken into custody around 5:30 yesterday afternoon.

He is charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, an Audrain County Warrant for distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a child, keeping a public nuisance.

He is being held in the Audrain County Jail.


Mexico Plane Makes Emergency Landing in St. Louis Area26-Aug-2016

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the cause of an engine failure that caused a plane to do an emergency landing on a St. Louis area roadway earlier this week.

The plane had taken off from the Mexico Airport shortly after 8PM headed for Creve Couer to practice takeoffs and landings.

The name of the pilot and one passenger has not been released at this time.

No one was injured in the incident.


Soybean Festival Road Closures26-Aug-2016

The Soybean Festival will kick off this afternoon in Mexico.

Events happening this weekend will include carnival rides, car shows and music.

Several roads heading into the village square will be closed. 

Today, patrons can enter the downtown area on Coal, Monroe and Jefferson Streets, however, Jackson Street will be closed.

Tomorrow, all the roads leading to the square will be closed.  People wanting to attend the festival are encouraged to use the City Parking Lots that surround the square.


3 Arrested in Mexico Drug Bust25-Aug-2016


Three people were arrested in a drug bust in Mexico yesterday.

The East Central Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of East Lafayette Street during the afternoon hours.  During the search officers seized methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The Task force, assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff's Office, Mexico Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 52 year old Dawn Elizabeth Reeves, 58 year old Eric Allen Henry and 25 year old Destiny Lycole Halferty.

All 3 have been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child and keeping a public nuisance.

Better Business Bureau Warning25-Aug-2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about a mailer that is being circulated regarding burial insurance policies.

The BBB believes the mailers, that are postmarked in Marietta, Georgia, have the capacity to mislead because they do not disclose information obtained will be sold to insurance sales agents.

The mailings are titled "2016 Benefit Information of Missouri Citizens Only."  The mailers are worded to make people believe they will get something for free.


Mexico Public Safety25-Aug-2016

Yesterday, Mexico Public Safety investigated:

-Traffic hazard on West Street

-stealing at 514 South Abat and 806 South Clark

-missing person in the 100 block of North Mississippi

-fraud at 700 West Jackson

-domestic verbals in the 600 block of Eastholm and on West Monroe

-non-injury accident on South Clark

-intoxicated person waling at 1101 West Monroe

-loitering at 503 West Monroe

-burglary not in progress at 703 South Western

-threats at 611 Eastholm

-suspicious activity at 2 Ozark Place in the the 600 block of south Missouri

-and a peace disturbance at 2250 Jubel Drive


Sheriff's Report25-Aug-2016

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

1.      Destiny Lycole Halferty age 25 of Mexico for driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Elmwood Drive.

2.      Suspicious activity along Main Street in Farber.

3.      Harassment along Audrain Road 729.

4.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 524.

5.      911 calls along Wylde Street in Benton City and Market Drive in Vandiver 
Village.

6.    and a   Civil dispute along Audrain Road 9834.

Mexico Public Safety24-Aug-2016

Yesterday, Mexico Public Safety arrested:

-53 year old Jeffrey A Maddox for driving while suspended and possession of Marijuana and possession drug paraphernalia.


They also investigated:

-A fight in progress on West Jackson

-unwanted subject at 626 West Liberty

-burglar alarm at 615 South Washington

-railroad crossing problem on Christopher Drive

-road hazards on Green Boulevard and on South Clark

-stealing reported to 300 North coal

-non-injury accident on West Boulevard

-found property reported to 300 North Coal

-trespassing at 525 West Robinson

-runaway juvenile in the 900 block of Hassen Drive

-threats at 3762 Lynnwood

-unlawful ATV operation at 23 Marine Drive

-harassment at 621 North Clark

-careless drivers on Highway 22 and on South Clark

-suspicious activity at 903 Woodlawn and 500 West Jackson

-verbal domestics in the 600 block of Eastholm and the 700 block of East Jackson

-and a physical domestic in the 1000 block of Macfarlane


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Aschoff Arraigned26-Aug-2016

A fugitive that led police on a multi county manhunt last week has been arraigned in Pike County on first degree burglary charges.

Jessica Aschoff appeared before the judge.  She has asked for a public defender in her case.

A Counsel Status Hearing is scheduled for September 7th.


Fulton Residents Injured in Crash26-Aug-2016

Two Fulton residents are recovering after a car accident in Jefferson City yesterday in the 800 block of Highway 54.

The Jefferson City Police Department is reporting the accident occurred around 4:00 yesterday afternoon.

The investigation revealed the 1995 Ford Explorer, driven by 24 year old Tyler Shirk, ran off the roadway after the driver fell asleep.  He then overcorrected, lost control and the vehicle rolled over.  

Tyler Shirk and his passenger Patricia Shirk, were transported to a local hospital.


In Sports26-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost last night to the New York Mets, despite offensive efforts from Brandon Moss, Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty.  Moss hit 2 homeruns during the outing.  The final score was 10 to 6.

The Cards are in Busch Stadium tonight in the first game of a series against the Oakland Athletics.  Luke Weaver will get the start for the Red Birds against Ross Dewiler for the A's.  First pitch is at 7:15.

Some outstanding plays on the part of the Kansas City Royals propelled them to victory over the Miami Marlins last night 5 to2.

Ian Kennedy will get the ball tonight in a series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.  Steven Wright will pitch for the Sox.  Game starts at 6:10.

Mizzou Football's Charles Harris has been named to the 2016 Rotary Lombardi Award Preliminary Watch List.

He was selected for outstanding performance, skill, discipline, virtue and wisdom exemplified by Vince Lombardi.

Update on Suspect After Multi-County Chase26-Aug-2016


The man who led authorities on a multi-county chase early yesterday morning is still on the run.

Travis W. Crutchfield fled from police during a traffic stop in Columbia.  He made it through Callaway County to Audrain, where he drove a vehicle into a cornfield at the intersection of County Road 836 and 845.  He then fled on foot into the corn.

The last confirmed sighting of Crutchfield was yesterday afternoon around 12:30.

The sheriff's department reports they are not sure if he is still in the area, but he had not yet been caught.  A cornfield is a dangerous place to conduct a search, as it is difficult to see very far.

It is a possibility Crutchfield was able to get a ride and leave the area.

Better Business Bureau Warning25-Aug-2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about a mailer that is being circulated regarding burial insurance policies.

The BBB believes the mailers, that are postmarked in Marietta, Georgia, have the capacity to mislead because they do not disclose information obtained will be sold to insurance sales agents.

The mailings are titled "2016 Benefit Information of Missouri Citizens Only."  The mailers are worded to make people believe they will get something for free.


Car Chase Suspect Identified25-Aug-2016


The suspect in a multiple county car chase this morning has been identified.

Chief Deputy Matt Oller reports the suspect is 36 year old Travis Crutchfield.  

Crutchfield is a white 6 feet tall male,  around 285 pounds.  He has a shaved head and a goatee.  

Crutchfield evaded a traffic stop in Columbia early this morning, and made his way through Boone and Callaway counties before driving a vehicle into a cornfield at the intersection of Audrain Road 836 and 845.

Investigators believe that Crutchfield is still in the Mexico area, and it is unknown at this time if he is armed.

He is known to have multiple warrants for his arrest.

The sheriff's office is reminding citizens to take keys out of vehicles and lock doors to your house.  Never pick up a hitch hiker.

EpiPen price Hike25-Aug-2016

An allergy medicine has raised their prices over 400 percent recently.

Epipen is an epinephrine medication that is injected to counteract a severe allergic reaction or to reverse anaphylaxis.

Since 2004, the cost of the medication has gone from around 60 for a pen to over 500.

Schools stock Epipens in case of an emergency.  They are provided through the Epipen4Schools program, however, parents are still asked to stock their own medication at the school.

Generic versions of the life saving medications are difficult to find.

Some lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the drug company, Mylan.


In Sports25-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are celebrating after a dominating win over the New York Mets last night, 8 to 1.  

Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty all homered in the game.

Adam Wainwright is hoping to snap his losing streak tonight against the Mets.  New York's rookie, Seth Lugo is scheduled to take the mound for the Mets.  Game starts at 7:15.

The Kansas City Royals fell to the Miami Marlins, 3 to nothing last night.  

Dillon Gee pitched a nearly flawless game for 5 innings before allowing 4 Marlin hits in the 6th.

Edinson Volquez will get the start to close out the series in tonights game against Miami.  Right hander Tom Koehler will pitch for the Marlins.  Game starts at 6:10.

Jacie Coari Pleads Guilty25-Aug-2016


Nearly 5 years after the murder of 2 Auxvasse residents, the second suspect has pleaded guilty.

31 year old Jacie Coari is convicted of 2 counts of second degree murder and first degree robbery in the deaths of Michael Wieberg and Amanda Wieberg.

Jacie Coari admitted to driving her husband, Ryan Coari, to Callaway County Road 1027.  He broke into Michael Wieberg's home to commit a robbery, then he shot and killed them before burning the house down on September 1, 2011.

The couple was found in Michigan, where they were arrested a few days later.

Ryan Coari pleaded guilty in 2014 and is currently serving a life sentence.

Jacie Coari has been sentenced to 10 years in the department of corrections.

Sheriff's Report25-Aug-2016

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

1.      Destiny Lycole Halferty age 25 of Mexico for driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Elmwood Drive.

2.      Suspicious activity along Main Street in Farber.

3.      Harassment along Audrain Road 729.

4.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 524.

5.      911 calls along Wylde Street in Benton City and Market Drive in Vandiver 
Village.

6.    and a   Civil dispute along Audrain Road 9834.

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