Moberly Murder Victims Identified

The Moberly Police Department has released the identities of two men found shot to death in a car on Saturday. According to police, the victims have been identified as 51 year old Darren Stacey Tharp and 24 year old Shane Austin Hare, both of Columbia. Their deaths have been ruled homicides, and autopsies are being […]

Police Investigating Columbia Robbery

Columbia Police are investigating after a robbery at the Break Time gas station near Broadway Shopping Center early this morning. [Monday] Police were called just after 2AM and learned a male suspect entered the building wearing dark clothing and holding a bag. He implied he was in possession of a weapon, although one was not […]

Minimum Wage To Increase Tuesday

A minimum wage hike approved by voters in November will go into effect tomorrow. [Tuesday] Voters approved Proposition B on November 6 that will progressively raise minimum wage in the state each year until it reaches $12 per hour in 2023. The current minimum wage in the state is $7.85 per hour and will climb […]

Two Arrested For Drug Trafficking In Audrain County

A St. Louis area couple was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in Audrain County early yesterday morning. [Sunday] Law enforcement was contacted in reference to a man, identified as 31 year old Joshua Cooke of Ellington, beating on a door and going through a barn. While responding, a broken down vehicle was located and […]

Holts Summit Teen Charged With Child Sex Crimes

A Holts Summit man is in the Callaway County Jail charged with multiple child sex crimes. According to court records 19 year old Austin Hoyt was arraigned on charges on Wednesday this week. Hoyt is charged with one count of Statutory Rape involving a victim under the age of 12, and one count of Statutory […]

Columbia Planned Parent Seeking Court Decision To Resume Abortions

Columbia Planned Parenthood is requesting a court decision to allow them to resume abortions. The clinic passed a state inspection and wants a federal district court to issue an order that will bar the state of Missouri from enforcing a law requiring hospital privileges for doctors at the their facility. Abortion services stopped at the […]

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton To Resign

Ken Burton is resigning as Columbia police chief. The announcement was made in a press release sent out by the city of Columbia yesterday (Friday). The resignation will be effective on Thursday, January 3rd at 5pm. Burton was placed on administrative leave last week and will remain on the leave until his resignation date. The […]

Longtime Funeral Owner Connie Pickering To Retire

A longtime funeral owner is announcing his retirement. Connie Pickering is announcing that he will retire after over fifty years of service to Mexico and Audrain County through the Pickering Funeral Home. Mr. Pickering purchased the Precht Funeral Home in 1967 and has served as a leader and a volunteer worker in various community and […]

KXEO Sports Report for 12/29/18

The Mexico Bulldogs boys basketball team fell to Carthage 71-55 in the Rolla Tournament yesterday (Friday). Isiah Reams led the bulldogs with 13 points. Cole Whalen chipped in 12, Jai Lawson finished with 9, and it was Taylor Bledsoe with 7 points. The Bulldogs are back at it this (Saturday) morning with a 10:30 tip […]

Laura Miller George Help Center In Mexico Is Expanding

A seven thousand foot expansion is underway at the Laura Miller George Help Center in Mexico. Executive Director Phillip Iman says the need for the expansion came about due to needing more space from the all donations they were receiving. The expansion was paid for through fund raising and money left over from the original […]