Charges Filed In Deadly Jail Assault

A Mexico man is charged with first degree murder after a jail assault that led to the death of a 42 year old Centralia man. According to a probable cause statement, 27 year old Ryan Wade Blair admitted during an interview with investigators he had been planning on killing Michael Eisenhauer. He continued by saying […]

Audrain County Inmate Killed In Jail Assault

An inmate at the Audrain County Jail is dead as the result of an assault that occurred in the jail at around 9:00 this morning. [Thursday] Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller reports the victim, 42 year old Michael Dale Eisenhauer of Centralia, had been incarcerated since March 7th. The inmate suspected of the assault, identified […]

Columbia Police Release Report On Crash Involving Cruiser

The Columbia Police Department released their initial investigation report today [Thursday] for a serious injury crash involving a Columbia Police Cruiser on June 4. According to the report, 25 year old Skyler Dingwell of Centralia was traveling south on a motorcycle on Brown Station Road near Leeway drive when he attempted to pass an uninvolved […]

Mexico Bus Inspection Earns Perfect Score

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the results of the annual school bus inspection. Nearly 12 thousand school buses statewide were inspected. Buses found to have no defective items are rated as “approved.” Buses having one or more defective items that do not constitute an immediate danger are rated as “defective” and buses with […]

Bank Of Missouri Provides Tips On Spotting Counterfeit Money

With scam artists getting more creative in attempts to make counterfeit bills some tips are being provided to avoid becoming a victim. Leigha Goslin Financial Services Consultant at Bank of Missouri in Mexico says one tip is to look for the holograms located on the right hand side of any bill five dollars and larger. […]

Three Centralia Residents Injured in Crash

Three Centralia residents were injured in a two vehicle crash on Route BB yesterday afternoon. [Thursday] According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened when a car driven by 83 year old Robert Jennings was stopped in traffic. Fifty five year old Julie Nichols didn’t see Jennings vehicle and rear-ended it. Nichols sustained […]

Report Of Possible Child Abduction Untrue

The Centralia Police Department announced today [Monday] on social media that a report of a possible child abduction that took place on Friday is a fabrication. Centralia Police report their investigators, along with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, performed many hours of investigation and interviews when coming to this determination. The department apologizes to citizens […]

Centralia Considering Pay At the Pump Ordinance

A new pay at the pump ordinance is being considered in Centralia. City administrator Heather Russell says the discussion came up after the police department brought up some information about drive offs at the gas pump. Russell says they would like input from citizens and business owners. The issue will be brought up during the […]

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 […]