Governor Activates Drought Teams

Governor Mike Parson activated the Drought Assessment Committee and drought impact teams today. [Wednesday] At the July 13 meeting of the Climate Weather Committee it was recommended that phase 2 of Missouri’s Drought Plan move forward. This phase includes declaring a Drought Alert for 47 Missouri Counties, including Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Monroe and Randolph.

Woman Arrested For Threatening Sheriff’s Department

A 60 year old woman has been arrested after she allegedly threatened to blow up the Boone County Jail last night. [Tuesday] Maria Scott was originally arrested after deputies were called to the Midway Plaza for reports of a person with an active warrant. When he was located, Scott attempted to interfere with his arrest. […]

State Representative Unblocks Critic

A Missouri State Representative has unblocked a constituent after he filed a lawsuit. Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch, of Hallsville, announced her decision today to unblock attorney Michael Campbell. Campbell sued Reisch saying blocking a constituent based on their political views violates their first amendment rights. Similar lawsuits have been filed around the country. A federal […]

Man Pleads Guilty For Fatal Bus Crash

A Boone County man entered a guilty plea in relation to a 2017 bus crash that killed Harrisburg School Teacher, Brian Simpson. Brandon Brill waived formal arraignment, and entered a guilty plea to the lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault. He was originally charged with second degree murder. The accident happened when Brill crossed […]

SEMA Official Deployed To Hawaii

The State Emergency Management Chief of Operations will being deployed to assist Hawaii in recovering from April storms. Terry Cassil has been deployed throughout the United States as a member of Missouri Task Force 1. During his two week deployment he will be ensuring the safety of responders. Cassil will fly to Hilo, Hawaii on […]

Mexico Public Safety Report for 7/18/18

Mexico Public Safety responded to the following calls yesterday (Tuesday): Threats at 721 Muldrow. Displaying a weapon at the corner of West Breckenridge and Abat. A neighbor dispute at 609 North Western. A fight in progress at 1015 South Western. A stealing or theft at 19 Marine Drive.

MU Police Arrest Columbia Man For Making False Report

A Columbia man is facing charges of filing a false police report after an arrest yesterday (Tuesday). According to the University of Missouri Police Department 28 year old Rex Albert Monroe reported a robbery near Hospital Drive and when police arrived Monroe made conflicting statements about the timeline of events and items taken and the […]

Martinsburg Man With Moderate Injuries After Accident in Audrain County

A Martinsburg man has moderate injuries after an accident in Audrain County last (Tuesday) night. According to the highway patrol it happened around 5pm on County Road 716 at County Road 717. 72 year old William H. Aulbur went of the road, hitting a culvert and becoming airborne going across another road and overturning. Aulbur […]

Boone County Fair Rides That Failed Safety Inspections Set To Open

Carnival rides at the Boone County Fair are expected to be open after they were closed last (Tuesday) night for failing safety inspections. According to reports the rides failed inspections for minor things like a rusted clip and a cracked plastic chair. After the rides were closed last (Tuesday) night the fair board met with […]

Body of Millersburg Man Found

The search for the missing Millersburg man is now over after his body was found last (Tuesday) night. Callaway County Sheriff’s Department report the body of 74 year old Jerry Kinman was discovered north of County Road 228 in the far southeast corner of the Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area in Millersburg. A community member […]