Mexico

Mid-Missouri

Mexico Man Charged With Assault26-Sep-2017

A Mexico man is in the Miller County Jail after an arrest for an assault that left a man with life threatening injuries. 

According to court documents 39 year old John Powell was arrested for an attack last week on a man who was found unconscious with stab wounds to the head and arms beaten at a campground near Bagnell Dam.

Powell is being charged on three counts of assault and armed criminal action a three hundred thousand dollar has been set.


Mexico Sewer Rates Going Up26-Sep-2017

Mexico residents will see an increase on their sewer bill starting next month.

The Mexico City Council voted around a three percent increase at last (Monday) nights meeting. 

Mexico City Councilman Ron Loesch says the primary reason for the increase is due to the tremendous amount work needed on the sewer system.

Loesch says that residents will see about $1.21 more per month on their sewer bill.


Big Top Brew Festival Features Over 29 Beers22-Sep-2017

The Mexico Knights Of Columbus will be celebrating its annual Big Top Brew Festival Event tomorrow (Saturday).  Toni Deblasi Club President of the Knights of Columbus says there will be live music and plenty of beer vendors.  

Over 29 different beers will be available for tasting.

Tickets are thirty dollars at the gate and start at 1 and conclude at 5.


Mexico Public Schools Set to Receive Grant22-Sep-2017

A twenty five thousand dollar grant is being awarded to the Mexico School District from the Monsanto Group. 

Rebecca Maupin Principal at McMillan Elementary wrote the grant and says the money will be used to expand project lead the way which is a science technology engineering and mathematic engineering program. 

A check from the Monsanto group will be presented during halftime of the Mexico Bulldogs, Fulton Hornets Football game on October 6th.


Mexico Teens Receive Minor Injuries after Rollover Accident22-Sep-2017

Two Mexico teenagers are recovering from minor injuries after a one car accident yesterday (Thursday) afternoon in Audrian County. 

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Audrain Road 314 north of the Mexico City limits. 

16 year old Autumn R. Luna went off the road and overturned.

Both Luna and her passenger 16 year Chanlder R. Douse were taken to SSM Health Aurdrain to be treated for their injuries.


Walk Back in Time Starts Tonight!22-Sep-2017

The annual Walk Back In Time in Mexico starts tonight (Friday) at 4:30.

The event kicks off with a fish fry.   

Lori Pratt Executive Director of the Audrain County Historical Society says after the fish fry there will be something new a shot gun wedding.

Festivities conclude on Sunday.

It's estimated around 15 thousand people will visit this years event.


Arrests Made in Connection to Mexico Robbery21-Sep-2017

Several arrests are being reported in connection to a robbery in Mexico on Tuesday night.

According to Mexico Public Safety an investigation led to the arrest of 33 year old Terrell D. Metts and 34 year old Ricardo D. Thompson yesterday (Wednesday) both of Mexico.

A weapon used in the attempted robbery was also found and determined to be a BB gun.

Both Metts and Thompson were booked in the Audrain County Jail for 1st degree robbery.


Camper Fire at Lakeview Park21-Sep-2017

Minor smoke damage is being reported to a camper that caught fire in the camping area of Lakeview Park yesterday (Thursday). 

Mexico Public Safety reports it happened around 5:43 with a small fire in a 2004 Coachman trailer in the cabinets above and around the refrigerator/freezer unit. 

The cause of the fire was due to a nest being built by a small animal in the coils of the refrigerator.

No injuries were reported in the incident.


Colonel Charles R. Stribling III Passes Away at the Age of 9021-Sep-2017

The Missouri Military Academy community in Mexico is mourning the loss and remembering the legacy of one of its most influential school leaders, Charles R. Stribling the Third who passed away yesterday (Wednesday).

Missouri Military Academy President Tony McGeorge says they are all very saddened by the loss of Colonel Stribling.   

Funeral services will take place at the Missouri Military Academy's Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 25th, at 11am.


Feeling the Bern at Westminster College21-Sep-2017


Vermont Senator and former candidate for the President of the United States Bernie Sanders was in Fulton delivering a speech at the William Woods University Today.

Senator Sanders delivered the 58th annual Green Foundation Lecture, where he outlined his vision of a progressive American foreign policy.

The speech took place in the Champ Auditorium at the WestMinster College and started at 11 and ended at noon.

Listen to it here:

Bernie Sanders - 58th Annual Green Foundation Lecture Bernie Sanders - 58th Annual Green Foundation Lecture (75119 KB)


Drowning Victim at Lake Ozarks Identified26-Sep-2017

A drowning victim in the Lake of the Ozarks yesterday (Monday) is being identified by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

Troopers report 50 year old Amy Miller, of Prairie Village, Kansas was found by kayakers in a cover around the 26 mile marker of the lake's main channel in Camden County.


Multi-County Chase Leads to the Arrest of Paris Teen26-Sep-2017

A 19 year old Paris Teen is facing charges after taking authorities on a high speed chase that started in Centralia on late Sunday night.

According to Centralia Police Chief Larry Dudgeon an officer  tried to stop 19 year Tanner Ray Spurlock for a license plate violation near the Casey's along Highway 22. 

Chief Dudgeon  says that a 40 minute chase that went through Boone County and ended in Randolph County saw speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Spurlock was taken to the Boone County Jail facing multiple charges, he has since bonded out.


Route 54 Bridge Work in Callaway County26-Sep-2017

Work to replace the deck on the westbound Route 54 bridge over Richland Creek between Kingdom City and Fulton will start on Thursday.  

The work will reduce the westbound 54 bridge to one 11 foot lane for around 75 days. 

The work is  part of a larger project to improve 9 Route 54 bridges between I-70 in Kindgom City and New Bloomfield in Callaway County during the next 12 months.


Sturgeon Will Host Boone County Fair for Third Consecutive Year26-Sep-2017

The city of Sturgeon will once again be host to the Boone County Fair next year. 

The event will be held at the Sturgeon Fairgrounds for the third consecutive year. 

Donna Tracey Sturgeon City Clerk says the city was asked to play host to the Boone County Fair at their monthly meeting last (Monday) night.  

She says they our looking for suggestions on activities the elderly and the disabled can do in the heat next year.

The fair will take place next year July 17th through 21st.


Macon Woman Faces Charges after Death of 4 Year Old22-Sep-2017

A Macon woman is facing charges after  the death of a four year old child. 

According to Macon Police Ashley Hamblen was arrested on Tuesday on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and felony possession of marijuana. 

On September 3rd, officers responded to the 700 block of Bourke Street where a four year old was unresponsive and not breathing, the child later died at a Columbia Hospital.


Shots Fired at McKee Street in Columbia22-Sep-2017

Another investigation is beginning in Columbia after police report to a shots fired call on McKee Street last (Thursday) night.

Police say they found two shell casings in the area. 

The spent bullets were found in the same area where a man died from gunshot wounds almost a week ago. 

Police report this the fifth shots fired call they have responded to on McKee Street this month.


Vandalia Hires New City Administrator22-Sep-2017

Vandalia has a new city administrator.  

The announcement was made yesterday (Thursday) that the city has hired Daren Berry a lifelong resident of the area to the position.

Berry has been employed with the City of Vandalia since 2002. 

Berry officially began his duties in his new role yesterday (Thursday), his salary is sixty two thousand dollars per year.


Car Accident Leaves Jefferson City Man in Serious Condition21-Sep-2017

A Jefferson City man is in serious condition after an accident in Miller County early this (Thursday) morning. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports it happened on Highway 52, a quarter of a mile east of VFW road.

The patrol reports an article of clothing became entangled in the rear wheel of a vehicle causing everyone to be ejected. 

The passenger 37 year old Ruby R. Dwyer of Eldon had minor injuries.

The driver 40 year old Jonathan W. Williamson was taken by life flight to the University Hospital.


Feeling the Bern at Westminster College21-Sep-2017


Vermont Senator and former candidate for the President of the United States Bernie Sanders was in Fulton delivering a speech at the William Woods University Today.

Senator Sanders delivered the 58th annual Green Foundation Lecture, where he outlined his vision of a progressive American foreign policy.

The speech took place in the Champ Auditorium at the WestMinster College and started at 11 and ended at noon.

Listen to it here:

Bernie Sanders - 58th Annual Green Foundation Lecture Bernie Sanders - 58th Annual Green Foundation Lecture (75119 KB)


Callaway County Certified Work Ready Community20-Sep-2017

Callaway County is now a work ready community. 

Callaway was recognized yesterday (Tuesday) after several years of work by community leaders to achieve work ready status as part of the Missouri Certified Work Ready Communities initiative. 

Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungerman says one of the main focuses of the program is to prepare students and adults  to enter the workforce. 

One event to for workforce readiness will take place at the Fulton High School, with a college and career fair for students.