Columbia Manufacturing Plant Laying Off Forty Positions

A Columbia manufacturing plant is announcing a lay off of forty one positions by the end of this week. The Watlow company made the announcement yesterday (Monday) that its Columbia facility is making the layoffs in order to make more innovative, value added products, that require manufacturing precision. The company makes gas delivery systems, along […]

KXEO Sports Report for 4/30/19

The Mexico Bulldogs lost 7-2 to the Fulton Hornets in the opening round of the Fulton Baseball Tournament last (Monday) night. Gage Worley and Zach Watkins went 2-3 from the plate in the loss. The Bulldogs play again on Thursday at 6:30 against a team yet to be decided. In other action from the Fulton […]

Laddonia Boil Order

A boil order has been issued until 2:00 Wednesday afternoon for portions of Laddonia. The areas affected are south of and including First Street and west of Highway 19. Residents need to boil water used for consumption for at least 5 minutes before use.

Flash Flooding, Severe Storms Possible Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the listening area from tomorrow through Thursday ahead of possible severe storms. Isolated severe storms are possible tomorrow [Tuesday] morning with the chance of large hail. More widespread storms are possible in the afternoon and evening hours capable of producing damaging winds, large hail […]

Passenger Describes Flight Forced To Make Emergency Landing

A passenger on a flight from Columbia Regional Airport that was forced into an emergency landing in Bloomington, Illinois after a very serious engine problem is speaking out about what it was like inside the plane. Guy Hulen says the flight attendant named Andy informed the passengers to prepare for a crash landing. Hulen sent […]

Mexico Transformer Fire

An electric transformer reportedly caught fire in Mexico on Saturday night around 11:15. According to Mexico Public Safety it happened in the 400 block of Wade Street. The fire was able to be contained and did not spread. Ameren was able to be in the area within 15 minutes to shut off the transformer’s power […]

Avengers End Game Movie Sets Box Office Record

Movie goers flocked to the theaters this weekend to see Avengers: Endgame setting a new box office record. The film made an estimated 1.2 billion at the worldwide box office for it opening according to Disney. It is the only film in history to surpass the one billion dollar mark for its debut. The previous […]