Ashland Man Arrested For Rape And Sodomy

An Ashland man was arrested yesterday [Wednesday] on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 13 year old girl. According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, a Cyber Crimes Task Force Investigator assisted the Department of Children Services with a welfare check of the girl at her home. Forty five year old Christopher Fisher […]

Ashland Man Charged After Firing Shots During Burglary

An Ashland man is charged with assault in the second degree and unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly fired a gun in an attempt to thwart a burglary on May 6. Ashland Police report during the course of the investigation, evidence was observed and collected from the Trading Post Pawn Shop. The evidence […]

One Arrested After Police Chase In Ashland

Ashland Police arrested a 19 year old following a police chase yesterday. [Monday] Caleb LaBarbera allegedly broke a large window in the front of the Trading Post pawn shop. When a neighbor tried to intervene in the burglary, LaBarbera left in his car. The neighbor, fearing for his safety, reported fired one warning shot into […]

National Drug Take Back Continues

The National Drug Take Back Event is continuing today (Saturday). In Boone County, Ashland, Hallsville and Centralia Police Departments will participate in the drug take back. As well as the Columbia Hickman and Rock Bridge High Schools. It starts from 10-1. In Mexico the Public Safety Department the drug take back will take place from […]

Area Schools Earning Top Honors At Missouri FFA Convention

Many organizations are being recognized for top awards at the Missouri State FFA Convention that started yesterday (Thursday) in Columbia. The Mexico FFA chapter placed 19th out of 347 in the state earning a Top Chapter Award. Other Schools receiving Top Chapters Awards are Community R-6 placing 27th, Bowling Green earned 24th place, Centralia placed […]

Gas Smell Causes Southern Boone High School Building Evacuation

No explosive gas found at the Southern Boone High School last (Monday) night after a student reported a smell. Fire officials in Ashland went to the school around 8:30 and evacuated the building. The crews report that gas level readings did not detect any explosive gas. The odor is said to have possibly been Mercaptan, […]

One Arrested After Boone Pursuit

One person was arrested this afternoon [Thursday] following a police chase through Boone County. Sergeant Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Boone County Deputy initiated a traffic stop just after 1:00 on Highway 63 and the driver failed to pull over. A sergeant with the Highway Patrol saw the vehicle and […]

School Cancellations

Winter weather is causing more schools to call off classes for a second straight day. Mexico Public Schools Centralia Public Schools Centralia Head Start Fulton Hallsville Harrisburg Early Learning Center Harrisburg R-VIII Schools NE Randolph Co R-IV Schools New Bloomfield R-III Schools North Callaway South Callaway University Of Missouri Westminster College Campus opens at 11 […]

Ashland Police Chief Voted America’s Favorite Crossing Guard

The Ashland Police Chief has a new title as he was voted America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. Chief Lyn Woolford was entered into a contest on the Safe Kids Worldwide website and the announcement was made yesterday (Thursday) that he was the winner. He works as a crossing guard for the Southern Boone School District. Ten […]