Cortez Sentencing To Continue As Planned

A motion filed for a continuance for the sentencing of a former Mexico Band Director has been denied by the Audrain County Court today. [Thursday] According to court records, Robert Cortez entered a guilty plea for 2 counts of sexual contact with a student in October. Cortez allegedly touched the male student above and below […]

Centralia Board of Education Makes Appointment to Open Seat

A replacement member on the Centralia School Board is being announced. The Board appointed former Centralia Football Coach Earle Bennett to replace Mike Fuller who left the board to accept a job in South Carolina. The Centralia Board held a special meeting on Monday to make the appointment.

Hannibal Shooting

Three adults and one juvenile are in custody after a shooting in Hannibal last (Wednesday) night. Police say it happened at the 2600 block of St. Marys Avenue around 8:45. Apparently shots were fired at a house from a vehicle. One person suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. The vehicle was stopped a short […]

Missing Columbia Teen Found Safe

A missing Columbia teen has been found and is safe. A search for 14 year old Emma Whittle had been ongoing since she disappeared from her home on Monday night. Police say she was found early this (Thursday) morning.

Fulton Middle School Student Being Charged with Making a Terrorist Threat

A Fulton Middle School Student is facing one count of making a terrorist threat after an incident this (Thursday) morning. According to the Fulton Police Department the student announced in a full classroom around 9am that there was a bomb in the library. The building was evacuated, and law enforcement determined the student made the […]

Arrest Made in Shots Fired Incident at Claudell Lane in Columbia

A 32 year old Columbia man is facing multiple charges after an arrest in connection with shots fired on Claudell Lane in Columbia yesterday (Wednesday). Police say that witnesses saw Todez William Donald and another man arguing behind a building on Claudell Lane, and Donald raised a handgun and took a shot at the other […]

Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder

A Mexico, Missouri man will be spending the next 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges including attempted murder. Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger reports 23 year old Daryl E. Richardson is pleading guilty to Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree with a firearm that resulted in serious physical injury […]

Local Sports

The Mexico Bulldogs boys and girls basketball teams opened their season last (Tuesday) night at home against the Boonville Pirates. In the first game the Mexico Bulldogs girls lost 64-55. Logan Blevins led Mexico with 15 points, while Adria Costley threw down 14. The Bulldogs were outscored in 3 out of 4 quarters. The second […]

One Injured in Bypass Crash

One person is hospitalized after a crash on the Highway 54 bypass in Mexico this morning. Mexico Public Safety reports the accident happened when Jay Thomas, of Louisiana, Missouri, drove his 1993 Dodge off the roadway and struck a support for the Audrain County Road 820 overpass. Thomas was taken to University Hospital. There was […]

Mexico Schools Launch New App

The Mexico School District has launched a new mobile app. The app allows parents to easily navigate through current news and events, or see the latest updates of Facebook and Twitter. Parents can also easily find contact information, sports scores and lunch menus.