Audrain County Wins Grant

The Audrain County Road and Bridge Department has been awarded a nearly $200 thousand grant to replace three aging vehicles in their fleet. The grant came from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The funds came from a 2016 settlement with Volkswagen relating to the company’s sale of 590 thousand vehicles that were found to […]

Audrain Sheriff Warns Of Scam

Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller is reporting a scam involving the Audrain County Collector’s Office. According to Oller, the collector’s office has received calls that residents are getting delinquent tax notices for 2017. After talking with citizens and gathering information, it appears to be a scam. The sheriff’s office is asking residents to closely review […]

Audrain County K9 Unit Makes Five Arrests Over The Weekend

The Audrain County K9 unit made 5 arrests in three different incidents over the weekend. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office reports 36 year old Evelyn Davenport and 44 year old Rex Griffin, both of Mexico were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia along Audrain Road 353. They have posted bond and have been […]

Law Enforcement Remembers Fallen Trooper

Three years after a Missouri State Trooper was killed in a car crash in Audrain County, the Sheriff’s Department still remembers. Sheriff Matt Oller says the fact that deputies and troopers share an office in the county made the death of Trooper James Bava a little harder. He says Bava was a great person to […]

Heat To Last Through Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through tomorrow evening, with heat index values between 100 and 107 degrees. Heat is the numer one weather related killer in the United States with average of 618 deaths attributed to it between 1999 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is advised […]

Spurlock In Custody

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a man who fled from a Missouri State Trooper was arrested today [Friday] in Ralls County. Tanner Spurlock was taken into custody at around 11:45. Authorities had been following up on leads since Wednesday when he ran from a traffic stop, and crashed at the intersection of Audrain […]

Operators Of Carnival Report Rides Inspected Multiple Times Daily

The Soybean Festival will open tomorrow night, and one of the main attractions will be the carnival rides. KXEO spoke with one of the owners of Southern Fun Rides, Brett Reinke. He says his Grandmother, Mary Reinke,  has owned the carnival for 40 years. Reinke continued by saying the State of Missouri does a minimum […]

Trooper Injured In Crash During Audrain County Pursuit, Suspect Still At Large

A Missouri State Trooper sustained minor injuries during a crash that occurred during a pursuit in Audrain County last night. [Wednesday] The trooper was allegedly pursuing Tanner Spurlock, and crashed at the intersection of Audrain Roads 214 and 217. Spurlock drove into a nearby ditch before fleeing on foot. According to Sergeant David Fouch the […]

Suspect In Audrain County Pursuit At Large

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents in the Thompson and Centralia areas to remain vigilant after a suspect fled on foot last night. The department reports just after 9:30 a Missouri State Trooper attempted a traffic stop on Tanner Spurlock of Paris. Spurlock fled from the trooper and crashed at the intersection of […]

Honoring Audrain County’s Fallen Deputies

This week law enforcement officers nationwide are being honored for their service and sacrifices. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office has lost 2 deputies in the line of duty. The first was Sheriff Chalmus Blum, who was shot and killed by Jim Crump on February 10, 1924.  Blum had been appointed as a deputy in 1916, […]