Licensing Costs To Increase Next Month

The cost to renew drivers licenses and license plates in Missouri will soon increase for the first time in 20 years. The cost for processing a three-year drivers license will rise next month from $2.50 to $6 and for a license longer than 3 years, the cost will climb from $5 to $12. License plate […]

Hawley Files Education Bills

United States Senator Josh Hawley has filed two bill in an attempt to break up what he refers to as a “higher education monopoly.” The first bill would make more job-training and certification programs eligible for Pell Grants. The second would require colleges and universities to pay half of the outstanding balance when students default […]

Fines For Poaching To Increase

The Missouri Department of Conservation announced today [Monday] poachers in the state will face steeper penalties under a new law signed by Governor Mike Parson. The new law specifies that fines for elk or black bear killed illegally will be between $10 thousand and $15 thousand dollars, each whitetail buck poached will cost the poacher […]

Three Arrested After Chase, Search In Monroe City

Three people were arrested after fleeing from police in Monroe City this afternoon. [Tuesday] According to the Monroe City Police Department, they received information from the Hannibal Police Department that a vehicle involved in a robbery was parked at Orscheln’s in Monroe City. When a unit attempted to make contact the vehicle fled at a […]

Severe Weather Possible Tuesday

The National Weather Service is reporting an enhanced risk of strong to severe thunderstorms in mid-Missouri for tomorrow afternoon. [Tuesday] The storm is expected to produce damaging winds with gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and the possibility of multiple tornadoes, according to the latest NWS forecast model. Heavy rainfall could also lead […]

Substitute Teacher Arrested For Child Porn

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office arrested a substitute teacher accused of exchanging pornographic text messages, photographs and videos with a minor student this afternoon. [Friday] Investigators report 27 year old Ty Michael Gramley of Columbia was taken into custody following an investigation that lasted several weeks. The student reported […]

Escaped Inmate Arrested In Randolph County

An inmate that escaped from Chariton County today [Wednesday] was arrested this afternoon in Madison. The Monroe City Police Department says a Chariton County Deputy was taken over by two inmates, which lead to one of them stealing a patrol vehicle. Investigation revealed the suspect was possibly headed toward Monroe City, and as a precaution […]

Enforcement Planned For Underage Drinking

Law enforcement will be on the lookout for underage impaired drivers between May 2 and May 13 with a high-visibility enforcement planned to coincide with prom and graduation dates. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, these are times when teens and young adults often consume alcohol. Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law, meaning if […]

Flash Flooding, Severe Storms Possible Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the listening area from tomorrow through Thursday ahead of possible severe storms. Isolated severe storms are possible tomorrow [Tuesday] morning with the chance of large hail. More widespread storms are possible in the afternoon and evening hours capable of producing damaging winds, large hail […]

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 […]