Vandalia Man Involved In Alleged Drunk Driving Crash

An O’Fallon man was injured in a Ralls County drunk driving crash yesterday [Sunday] afternoon. According to the Highway Patrol, the crash happened when 21 year old Ryan Reynolds of Vandalia failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by Donald Layton. Layton was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. […]

Blunt Raises Awareness For National Adoption Month

United State Senator Roy Blunt is working to raise awareness for National Adoption Month that begins today. [Friday] Blunt has been instrumental in the fight to give every child a permanent home, including the Supporting Adoptive Families Act to provide pre- and post- adoption support services, including mental health treatment. Nationwide, there are 437,300 children […]

MoDOT Watching Roads During Winter Weather

The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers that Missouri may see winter weather tonight [Tuesday] through Thursday morning. MoDOT says that pavement temperatures are expected to keep the roads wet or slushy, but there is a chance for freezing on bridges and overpasses. MoDOT crews will be on the watch for frost and will […]

North Central Missouri Conference Softball All District Team Selections

The North Central Missouri All District team is being released. The Mexico Bulldogs have 5 players making the list. At pitcher Senior Hayley Mills. At first base Senior Logan Blevins. Junior Abby Oetting at catcher. And at third base Senior Shelby Shaw. And Senior Taylor Sherrow. Fulton had 6 on the list. Including Senior pitcher […]

Clemens Signature Found In Mark Twain Cave

Scholars have confirmed that after many years of searching, the signature of Samuel Clemens, who used the pen name Mark Twain to write his iconic works including the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has been located in Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal. The discovery was made during a Clemens Conference in July, and happened by chance. […]

AG Schmitt Issues Alert Regarding Scam

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has issued a consumer alert about a potential scam targeting elderly and vulnerable citizens. Scammers have made the phone number appear to be coming from the U.S. Government or the U.S. District Court. The caller sounds like a child, pretending to be their grandchild who is currently being held in […]

Two Accused Of Child Sex Crimes In Audrain Court

Two men accused of having sex with a 13 year old girl resulting in her becoming pregnant were in Audrain County Court today [Thursday] for bond reduction hearings. Dereck Turnage of Hannibal and Gerald Walker Jr. of Laddonia were being held without bond in the Audrain County Jail. Judge Linda Hamlett ruled Turnage, who is […]

Bond Reduction Hearings Set For Two Accused Of Child Sex Crimes

Bond reduction hearings have been set for two men accused of having sexual relations with a 13 year old girl resulting in a pregnancy. According to court records, Gerald Walker Jr. of Laddonia requested a bond reduction hearing be continued so his attorney may be present and represent him. His hearing will be September 3 […]

Two Charged After 13 Year Old Found To Be Pregnant

Two men have been charged in Audrain County after a 13 year old girl was found to be pregnant after a visit to a medical clinic. According to the probable cause statements, The Audrain County detective met with the girl and she originally stated 19 year old Gerald Walker Jr. of Laddonia was the father […]