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Three New Deaths in Boone County Related to COVID-19

Three New Deaths in Boone County Related to COVID-19 Boone County health officials are reporting three new COVID-19 related deaths today (Tuesday). In a press release from the Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services, the deaths occurred over a 10-day period in September but were just reported today (Tuesday). They are all over the…Continue Reading

Additional Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County

Additional Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County Four new cases of the novel coronavirus being reported in Audrain County this afternoon (Tuesday). As of 3:45, the Audrain County Health Department is reporting 654 total cases in the county with 250 of those active. There have been 399 recoveries and 5 deaths since the pandemic…Continue Reading

Monroe County Reports First COVID-19 Death

Monroe County Reports First COVID-19 Death The Monroe County Health Department is reporting the first death of a Monroe County resident due to COVID-19 today (Tuesday). The elderly resident tested positive for COVID-19 in August. This case was not travel related.Continue Reading

Marshall Public Schools Going to Distance Learning After Increase in Student and Staff Quarantines

Marshall Public Schools Going to Distance Learning After Increase in Student and Staff Quarantines The Marshall Public Schools will be transferring to distance learning starting tomorrow (Wednesday). The decision is being made following a significant increase in the number of quarantines in the student and staff population. According to Marshall Superintendent Dr. Carol Maher all…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/29

KWWR Sports Report 9/29 The Kansas City Chiefs remain undefeated at 3-0 after taking out the Baltimore Ravens 34-20 last night (Monday). Patrick Mahomes, became the fastest quarterback to reach 10,000 yards passing for a career during the first half. Mahomes put up a five touchdown night. The Chiefs are back at arrowhead in Week…Continue Reading

State of Missouri Expanding COVID-19 Dashboards

State of Missouri Expanding COVID-19 Dashboards The state of Missouri is expanding its COVID-19 dashboards. Governor Parson made the announcement yesterday (Monday) and says the new dashboards will provide different aspects of the coronavirus in the state including economic recovery, public health and the social impact of COVID-19. Each dashboard has visuals like charts and…Continue Reading

Boone County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Shots Fired Incident

Boone County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Shots Fired Incident One person is believed to have been shot yesterday (Monday) afternoon in Boone County near the intersection of Mauller Road and Moberly Drive. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department received a report of shots being fired around 2:23 yesterday afternoon. The incident is currently under investigation.Continue Reading

Mexico School District Announces Yellow COVID-19 Risk Level for This Week

Mexico School District Announces Yellow COVID-19 Risk Level for This Week The Mexico School District is operating at a yellow COVID-19 risk level this week. The school released the information this morning (Monday). Last week the district operated at a green COVID-19 level which is assessed as the lowest risk of the colored tier levels.…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/28

KWWR Sports Report 9/28 St. Louis Cardinals are playoff bound after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 in the final game of the regular season (Sunday) at Busch Stadium. The Redbirds battled through a shortened season that included 17 days off to deal with a coronavirus outbreak that included 18 players being affected, 53 games in…Continue Reading

Columbia Superintendent Named Missouri Superintendent of the Year

Columbia Superintendent Named Missouri Superintendent of the Year The Missouri Association of School Administrators is naming their 2021 Missouri Superintendent of the Year. Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Stiepleman picked up the award Saturday at the Association’s virtual conference. Stiepleman is in his seventh year as Superintendent of Columbia Public Schools and will be…Continue Reading

Three Boaters Rescued After Getting Stranded on Osage River

Three Boaters Rescued After Getting Stranded on Osage River Three boaters safe after being rescued Saturday afternoon by the Jefferson City Fire Department. Eight members of Jeff City Fire responded to a mutual aid request and were able to rescue the three from the boat that was stranded on a dam in the Osage River.…Continue Reading

Man Arrested Facing Armed Robbery Charges in Fulton

Man Arrested Facing Armed Robbery Charges in Fulton A 33-year old Fulton man is behind bars after an armed robbery at Casey’s Saturday night. Fulton Police were called to the store on South Business 54 around 10:15pm about a man who entered the store, displayed a knife, took several items and lunged at the employee…Continue Reading

Mexico Softball Loses Tough Conference Game to Kirksville

Mexico Softball Loses Tough Conference Game to Kirksville The Mexico Lady Bulldogs lost 8-2 against the Kirksville Lady Tigers in softball tonight. Brooke Teel had a single, Taylor Demint put up 2 singles along with a stolen base and a run scored. Lexi Willer and Abby Oetting each had singles in the game as well.…Continue Reading

Gans Creek Classic Track & Field Meet Results

Gans Creek Classic Track & Field Meet Results Mexico Cross Country teams were met with less than favorable conditions at the Gans Creek Classic in Columbia Saturday. The boys were led by Sophomore Thomas Peuster with a time of 18 minutes 31.6 seconds. The girls were led by Senior Anna Fairchild with a time of…Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County

New COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County The Audrain County Health Department is reporting 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the county since Friday’s report. As of 5:00 this evening (Monday), there are 650 total cases in the county with 252 active cases. There have been 393 recoveries and five deaths. One employee and eight residents…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Reports New Cases of COVID-19

Audrain County Health Department Reports New Cases Six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Audrain County yesterday (Friday). According to the Audrain County Health Department as of 7:30 last night (Friday) there are 249 active cases. There have been 622 total cases of the virus in Audrain County since the pandemic began with 268 recoveries…Continue Reading

Mexico Lawyer and Community Leader Now Iconic

Mexico Lawyer and Community Leader Now Iconic A longtime Mexico community leader and Lawyer is being recognized for his lifetime contributions. It was announced yesterday that 45 year veteran of the courtroom Louis J. Leonatti was recognized by the Missouri Lawyers Media with an Icon Award. Leonatti has spent his entire career in the same…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/25

KWWR Sports Report 9/25 The Mexico Bulldogs football team will face their toughest challenge of the season yet tonight when they travel to Hannibal taking on the Pirates. Mexico comes into the game 2-1 and 1-0 in the North Central Missouri Conference while Hannibal is 3-0 and 1-0 in the NCMC. Kick off is at…Continue Reading

Two Arrests Made in Jefferson City 2017 Murder

Two Arrests Made in Jefferson City 2017 Murder Jefferson City Police report the arrest of two men wanted in connection with the 2017 murder of Taveeon Fowler. U.S. Marshals arrested 27 year old Robert Farrow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and 25 year old Devon Skinner in St. Louis. Both men are charged with unlawful use of…Continue Reading

Missouri Revises Guidelines For Long Term Care Facilities Visits

Missouri Revises Guidelines For Long Term Care Facilities Visits Missouri is releasing revised guidelines for long term care facilities to resume visits. Facilities that have not had any COVID-19 cases in staff or residents or those that have not had a facility-acquired case in the past 14 days are able to allow indoor and outdoor…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Activates Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson Activates Missouri National Guard The Missouri national Guard is now activated after Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order yesterday afternoon (Thursday). Parson said the order is a precautionary measure in response to recent instances of civil unrest across the country. The order also declared that a state of emergency exists in Missouri…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Update from Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Update from Audrain County Health Department No new cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County as of 2:30 this afternoon (Thursday) according to the Audrain County Health Department. Total cases hold steady at 616 with 250 still active and 361 recovered. There have been 5 deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 since the…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/24

KWWR Sports Report 9/24 Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes is being named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020. The announcement was made yesterday (Tuesday). Mahomes is on the list comprised of world leaders, activists, recording artists and politicians. The St. Louis Cardinals lost 12 – 3 to the…Continue Reading

Southern Boone High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Southern Boone High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 A positive case of the coronavirus is a student at the Southern Boone High School is being reported. Superintendent Christopher Felmlee sent a letter home to parents yesterday (Wednesday) and says 30 high school and one elementary school student will need to quarantine after a contact…Continue Reading

MU Police Arrest Man With a Knife

MU Police Arrest Man With a Knife A Columbia man is facing several weapons charges after an arrest was made by MU Police early this morning (Thursday). MU Police say they were alerted around 2:30 this morning (Thursday) about a man with a knife near the intersection of College Avenue and Anthony Street. 34 year…Continue Reading

Weekly County Collaborative Meeting on COVID-19

Weekly County Collaborative Meeting on COVID-19 Audrain County community leaders meet virtually for weekly COVID-19 intracollaborative meeting this afternoon (Wednesday). Most agencies on the call reported business as usual, however SSM Audrain reported an increase in drive thru testing numbers. They are now seeing 20-25 patients daily. The Mexico Senior Center is in need of…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Testing Numbers for 9/23

Audrain County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Testing Numbers for 9/23 Four new cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County yesterday (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department as of 7 last night (Wednesday) there are now 258 active cases. There have been 612 cases of the coronavirus in Audrain County since the pandemic began with…Continue Reading

White House COVID-19 Task Force Updates County Zones

White House COVID-19 Task Force Updates County Zones Boone County has been taken out of the red zone on the latest White House COVID-19 Task Force report. The report, dated Sunday, lists Callaway, Camden, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Randolph and Warren counties in the red zone. Gasconade, Howard, Marion, Montgomery and Saline counties are in the…Continue Reading

FBI Warning of New Phone Scam

FBI Warning of New Phone Scam The FBI is warning the public of a new phone scam going around. According to a press release, the scam involves spoofs, or fraudulent displays, of the FBI’s real telephone number on the victim’s caller ID. People are being warned they should take the to to verify that they…Continue Reading

Fifth COVID-19 Related Death In Audrain County

Fifth COVID-19 Related Death In Audrain County A fifth death in Audrain County reported yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). The Audrain County Health Department reported no other information about the death. There were also 19 new cases of the coronavirus reported yesterday. The total number of active cases in the county is now at 258. There have…Continue Reading

Audrain County Sheriff’s Department Makes Sex Offender Arrest

Audrain County Sheriff’s Department Makes Sex Offender Arrest A convicted sex offender is in the Audrain County Jail after reportedly approaching three juveniles in Vandalia and asking them to go with him to his residence in exchange for money and food. According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department the incident happened on Sunday, in the…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/22

KWWR Sports Report 9/22 The Mexico Bulldogs girls softball team picked up a conference and shutout 15-0 win over the Marshall Owls at Gallop Field last night (Monday). Jordyn Thurman threw a no hitter. Abby Oetting, Kierstan Epperson, Abby Bellamy, Riley Thurman and Jordyn Thurman all had multiple RBI. The Lady Dogs improved to 9-7…Continue Reading

Amtrak Train Hits Truck in Sedalia

Amtrak Train Hits Truck in Sedalia No injuries after an Amtrak train hit a truck on the tracks west of Tipton last night (Monday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol none of the 44 passengers or crew members on board the train were hurt, however it was delayed for about one hour and 20 minutes.…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/21

KWWR Sports Report 9/21 The Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a 23-20 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers on the road yesterday (Sunday). Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker hit the game winner with a 58-yard field goal right down the middle. Kansas City improved to 2-0 on the season and will travel Baltimore next week…Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Audrain County

New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Audrain County A dozen new cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County since Friday’s press release, according to the Audrain County Health Department. The numbers as of 5:30 this (Monday) evening are 593 total cases with 261 active, 328 recovered and four deaths. Within those numbers are 3 employees and 24…Continue Reading

Jefferson City House Fire

Jefferson City House Fire Jefferson City Fire Department is reporting a structure fire yesterday (Friday) afternoon in the 1500 block of Adams Street. It was determined to be accidental in nature, caused by careless disposal of smoking materials. The home sustained fire damage to a bedroom, the kitchen and the front porch, with significant damage…Continue Reading

Boone County Convicted Murderer Dies in Prison

Boone County Convicted Murderer Dies in Prison The Missouri Department of Corrections says convicted murderer 57 year old William Salmon was pronounced dead yesterday (Friday) morning at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. Salmon was serving life without parole for the murder of a woman in 1990 in Boone County. According to the Department of Corrections…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/18

KWWR Sports Report 9/18 The Mexico Bulldogs football team will get to play their first home game of the year on the new turf on the field at Hawthorne Heights when they face the Marshall Owls. The Bulldogs come into the game 1-1 while the Owls are 1-2. Kickoff is at 7pm. In other week…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Results 9/17

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Results 9/17 Twenty four new cases of COVID-19 reported in Audrain County yesterday (Thursday). According to the Audrain County Health Department’s release as of 7 last night (Thursday) there are now 231 active cases. There have been 555 total cases of the coronavirus and 4 deaths with 320 recoveries…Continue Reading