Hannibal Police Report Narcotic Arrests on the Rise

The Hannibal Police Department is reporting they are seeing narcotic arrests on the rise. There were 290 arrests in 2016 which is a 30 percent increase compared to 2015 which saw 223. According to Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis the increase in the arrests is largely due to the work of the anti crime enforcement […]

4 Arrested in Audrain Drug Bust

The East Central Drug Task Force arrested 4 people last night after serving a search warrant in the 21 thousand block of Audrain Road 322. The search uncovered methamphetamine, pharmaceuticals, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Arrested were 51 year old Kenneth Lee Day for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a public nuisance, […]

Legislation Proposes Statewide Ban on Abortion

Legislation proposing a statewide ban on abortion in Missouri is being put forward. According to the Missouri House Communications Department Representative Mike Moon a Republican from Ash Grove, has put forth House Bill 709 which would expand the reach of the definition of life to include unborn babies and make abortion illegal. The bill will […]

Missouri Right To Life Act

State Representative, Mike Moon, has proposed legislation that would ban all abortions in the state of Missouri. The Missouri Right To Life Act would establish that life begins at conception, and affirm all life is protected by the constitution. The legislation is awaiting assignment to committee for further discussion.

NECAC Homeless Count

The Northeast Community Action Corporation will be conducting a federally mandated homeless count in several counties beginning tomorrow. The count is done to survey the extent and characteristics of people who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless. Last years count revealed more than 300 homeless individuals in the 12 counties NECAC covers, […]

Sedalia Teen Faces Charges in Connection to Vehicle Thefts

A Sedalia teen is facing charges after an arrest in connection with vehicle thefts. According to online court records 17 year old Gunner A. Saulbeamer is being charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, 2 counts of resisting arrest, stealing a motor vehicle as well as endangering the welfare of a child. Saulbeamer was sentenced […]

Palmyra Gets New Principal

The Palmyra School Board has announced the Middle School Principal, Kirt Malone, will fill the position of district superintendent for the next school year. Malone has been with the district for more than 20 years, starting as a teacher. Malone received a bachelor’s degree from Northeast Missouri State University, and a masters and other certifications […]

Sullivan Woman Seriously Injured

A Sullivan woman was seriously injured in an Osage County car accident around 1:00 this morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 35 year old Amanda M. Laney traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Laney was taken to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment.

Dye Honored At Chamber Banquet

Longtime Mexico resident Jim Dye was honored at last night’s Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner with the Stribling Community Service Award. The award is the highest honor given by the chamber. Dye is a partner in the real estate firm, Peak, Dye and Associates. He has been a part of numerous organizations within the […]

Freeman Leaving Mexico Schools

After 10 year in the Mexico School District, Superintendent Kevin Freeman has accepted a poition with the Department of Elementary and Secondary education. The decision was announced during a closed session of the Board of Education. The administration team was made aware yesterday according to a release, then the school district as a whole through […]