Buckle Up Phone Down Reaches 10 Thousand Pledges

More than 10 thousand people have accepted the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge since the program was created in 2017. The program is aimed at addressing the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes, or survive if one occurs. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Coalition for Roadway […]

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 Men Accused Of Sex Crimes Against Audrain County Girl Arrested

Two men accused sex crimes against an Audrain County girl are now in jail and are being held without bond. 23 year old Dereck Leroy Turnage of Hannibal and 18 year old Gerald Wayne Walker Jr. of Laddonia were arrested yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon and are facing charges of First Degree Statutory rape of a person […]

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 […]

Hartzler In Mexico

United States Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler made a stop in Mexico this afternoon [Monday] for a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Information Session. Hartzler, along with State Representative Kent Haden and State Senator Jeanie Riddle were in attendance to hear about different options to help local communities with the ongoing challenge regarding wastewater regulations. […]

Two Arrested In Multi-County Chase

Two people are facing numerous charges after a multi-county pursuit yesterday. [Wednesday] According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a vehicle, identified as Cole R. Couch of Bowling Green, fled when a deputy attempted to stop him regarding an ongoing investigation. Couch led deputies on a lengthy pursuit through Pike, Ralls and […]

Audrain Libraries To Close Thursday

All Mexico-Audrain County Library locations will be closed on Thursday for staff development. The libraries, located in Mexico, Farber, Laddonia, Martinsburg and Vandalia, will be closed in order for staff to come together and have agencies in the community present information about the services they offer. The goal of the library staff is to make […]

Scott’s Corner Roundabout To Open Friday

The newly constructed rural roundabout located at Scott’s Corner is set to open on Friday. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, rural roundabouts have shown an 82 percent reduction in severe crashes. The roundabout’s purpose is to slow drivers down on a higher speed highway. MoDOT worked with a citizen advisory group to find […]

Light Up Laddonia

The Laddonia Athletics Association is hosting their 67th annual 4th of July Celebration at the Laddonia Ballpark today. [Thursday] Melissa Deimeke and Evelyn Deimeke stopped by to talk about the activities. Fireworks will start around 9:00.