Three Teens Injured after Accident

Three teens were injured after the driver hit Wal-Mart in Mexico just before 8:00 last night. According to a preliminary report from Mexico Public Safety, 19 year old Miranda Sutphin said she passed out before she hit the building. Sutphin, Kelly Maggard and Bianca Westfall, both 17 years old, were taken by Audrain Ambulance District […]

Mexico Woman Faces Federal Indictment

Nine people, including a Mexico woman have been arrested in connection to a multi-state drug trafficking conspiracy. 33 year old Louetta Dorsey was arrested yesterday when police and federal agents made a series of early morning raids in the St. Louis and Hannibal areas. A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against 13 men […]

Greitens Not Using State Plane

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has not flown on a state airplane, and is instead using private donors and campaign funds to pay for flights. Greitens Chief of Staff, Michael Roche, said the governor is committed to spending as little of the taxpayers money as possible for travel. Campaign funds were used to pay for a […]

Mexico School Board Approves Cuts

The Mexico School Board votes to cut the budget next year by approximately three hundred fifty thousand dollars. Mexico Schools Superintendent Kevin Freeman says one the biggest cuts is to cap insurance at 95%. Some of the other cuts include cutting back to paying half of employees memberships to the YMCA. Freeman says the board […]

One Arrested in Drug Bust

The East Central Drug Task Force arrested one person in Mexico while serving a search warrant on Marine Drive. According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, officers seized methamphetamine, pharmaceuticals, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 18 year old Chase Melton was taken into custody on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location, […]

SSM Audrain Offering 3D Mammograms

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain is now offering 3D mammography technology to aid in earlier detection. Kristy Hopper, manager of medical imaging services for the hospital says 3D Mammography allows the radiologist to better distinguish masses or tissues that could be cancerous. The American Cancer Society recommends annual screening and breast examination for women beginning […]

Fulton Construction Worker Dies

A 38 year old construction worker from Fulton died on the job in Minnesota yesterday afternoon. The Minnesota Highway patrol reports David Earl Hyde was working on a construction project on Highway 169. Hyde was helping to unload large metal pipes from a trailer, when one rolled off and landed on Hyde. Hyde was pronounced […]

School Bathroom Bill

A Missouri Senate Committee is discussing a school bathroom bill that would require restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities be used by male of female students only, based on their biological gender. The act proposes Missouri schools provide the best available accommodations for transgender students. This would include single stall restrooms, access to unisex restrooms, […]

Ag Appreciation Dinner

The deadline for sponsoring a farm couple at the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Appreciation dinner is Friday. The dinner is held to gratitude to Audrain County’s farm community. This year’s dinner will be held March 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mexico. The cost to sponsor a couple is $75 and […]

Two Arrested After Multi-County Chase

Two people were arrested after a multi county car chase yesterday. The vehicle had been initially spotted near the Lake of the Ozarks around 3:40 PM. The car continued on Highway 54, with multiple agencies attempting to stop the vehicle. The Missouri State Highway Patrol attempted to make stop near county road 484 in Callaway […]