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 […]

Vandalia Announces New Chief Of Police

The city of Vandalia is announcing a new chief of police. Logan Benjamin officially began his duties as Vandalia Police Chief on February 14th. Benjamin is replacing Chief Chris Hammann who took a job as police chief in New Haven. Benjamin has worked for the Vandalia Police Department since 2016, and was promoted to Corporal […]

Eastern Missouri YMCA To Open Monday

The newly constructed Eastern Missouri YMCA in Vandalia will open their doors to the public on Monday. The YMCA will host an open house from 10AM until noon on Saturday. A ribbon cutting will follow. Plans for the new facility began in 2009, and the groundbreaking took place in November of 2017. The building features […]

Ice Storm Warning Issued For Audrain County

The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for several Missouri Counties that will go into effect at midnight and continue until noon tomorrow. [Thursday] Counties expected to be impacted include Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Macon, Moniteau, Monroe, Randolph and Shelby. An ice storm warning means that a severe and dangerous amount of […]

Highway Patrol Offers Tips For Travel In Extreme Cold

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging all drivers to be prepared if traveling during the extreme cold tonight [Tuesday] and tomorrow. [Wednesday] Troopers suggest keeping gas tanks at least half full in case drivers get stranded. This will provide for some warmth. The Highway Patrol says having a safety kit that includes battery booster […]

Tuesday School Cancellations

Mexico Public Schools are closed Tuesday Community R-6 is closed Tuesday Van-Far is closed Tuesday North Callaway is closed Tuesday Wellsville-Middletown Schools cancelled Tuesday Fulton Public Schools closed Tuesday Paris R-2 Schools Closed. Moberly Schools are cancelled. Centralia schools running snow routes only.

Vandalia Man Arraigned For Assaulting Man With Baseball Bat

Michael Ogden of Vandalia was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon [Wednesday] after he allegedly assaulted a man with a metal baseball bat on December 28 in the 500 block of East Highway 54. According to a probable cause statement, a witness told police she heard yelling outside of her back door, and saw the […]

Two Arrested For Drug Trafficking In Audrain County

A St. Louis area couple was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking in Audrain County early yesterday morning. [Sunday] Law enforcement was contacted in reference to a man, identified as 31 year old Joshua Cooke of Ellington, beating on a door and going through a barn. While responding, a broken down vehicle was located and […]

DOC Vehicle Involved In Crash With Ambulance In Mexico

Mexico Public Safety responded to East Liberty Street this afternoon [Thursday] after an accident involving a Van-Far ambulance. According to Mexico Public Safety, the ambulance was transporting a prisoner from the Vandalia Prison to St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain. The ambulance was struck in the rear by the Missouri Department of Corrections escort vehicle. An Audrain Ambulance […]