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KWWR Sports Report 7/29/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/29/21 The St. Louis Cardinals dropped the series finale 7-2 to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). Redbirds starter Kwang Hyun Kim served up four home runs, and to make matters worse, Nolan Arenado had to leave the game with an injury after being plunked with a fastball in…Continue Reading

Plans Underway for Fifth Annual Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service

Plans Underway for Fifth Annual Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service Plans are underway for the 5th Annual Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service in Mexico. The Mexico Chamber of Commerce says the event will be Friday, September 24th in recognition of Mexico Native and Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers Ty Lue. Businesses,…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/28/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/28/21 The St. Louis Cardinals got back above .500 last night (Tuesday) with a 4-2 win on the road over the Cleveland Indians. All four of the Cards’ runs came with 2 outs and homers from Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader came with 2 strikes. The Cardinals and Indians play the series…Continue Reading

CDC Revises Mask Guidance

CDC Revises Mask Guidance The CDC is updating masking guidelines for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC now recommends that masks be worn indoors when in substantial or high transmission areas as identified by the CDC. Those two categories make up all but 2 counties in Missouri – Stoddard in the bootheel and Scotland…Continue Reading

Dahl & Huddleston Preliminary Hearings Postponed

Dahl & Huddleston Preliminary Hearings Postponed The preliminary hearing for William Dahl and Jennifer Huddleston that had been set for this afternoon (Tuesday) is now postponed. According to Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger, the hearing has been moved to August 31st. Both defendants have been transferred to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/27/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/27/21 The Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 at the K in last night’s (Monday’s) series opener. Royals slugger Jorge Soler hit home-runs in his first 2 at-bats. Kansas City has now won 6 straight. Missouri Athletics Director Jim Sterk is stepping down. According to an email yesterday (Monday)…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Honors Several at Mexico City Council Meeting

Audrain County Health Department Honors Several at Mexico City Council Meeting Audrain County Health Department Director Craig Brace made a special presentation tonight (Monday) during the Mexico City Council Meeting. Mexico Public Safety Chief Susan Rockett, Mexico Memorial Airport Manager Jay Jacobi, Mexico City Manager Bruce Slagle and all current members of the Mexico City…Continue Reading

Mexico City Council Makes a Decision on Bird Rides

Mexico City Council Makes a Decision on Bird Rides The Mexico City Council is saying no to the electric scooter known as Bird Rides. Mike Butler, Senior Account Executive, of City Partnerships with Bird Rides Incorporated addressed members of the Mexico City Council at a meeting tonight (Monday). Butler said his company was founded in…Continue Reading

MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk Stepping Down

MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk Stepping Down The University of Missouri is now on a nationwide search for a new Athletics Director. In an email from the University this evening (Monday), “Today, the University of Missouri and MU Athletics Director Jim Sterk mutually agreed he will step down from his position once a new leader…Continue Reading

Outdoor Recreation Boosts Missouri Economy

Outdoor Recreation Boosts Missouri Economy A new study from Outdoorsy shows how outdoor recreation contributes to Missouri’s economy. According to the study, 2.2% of Missouri’s gross domestic product comes from outdoor recreation, as does 2.4% of total employment and 1.9% of total compensation. In the study, outdoor recreation includes hobbies and exercises, boating, fishing, sports…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/26/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/26/21 The St. Louis Cardinals were able to salvage one out of three games against the Cincinnati Reds with a 10-6 win yesterday (Sunday). Tyler O’Neill, Harrison Bader and Dylan Carlson each went yard. While Nolan Arenado launched his team-leading 20th home run of the season. The Redbirds are off today as…Continue Reading

Steelville Man Arrested and Facing Burglary Charges After Being Shot in a Centralia Residence

Steelville Man Arrested and Facing Burglary Charges After Being Shot in a Centralia Residence A Steelville man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after breaking into a home near Centralia early yesterday morning (Sunday). Boone County deputies went to the 23000 block of Schunemeyer Road near Centralia, after the resident reported someone was walking around…Continue Reading

Farber Woman With Moderate Injuries in Audrain County Accident

Farber Woman With Moderate Injuries in Audrain County Accident A Farber woman has moderate injuries after a 2 car accident on eastbound U.S. 54 at Harrison Street in Audrain County yesterday afternoon (Sunday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the accident happened when a vehicle driven by 60 year old Sheila M. Beiermann crossed the…Continue Reading

Mexico Landmark Reaches Milestone

Mexico Landmark Reaches Milestone A Mexico landmark is reaching a landmark birthday. Construction of Mexico High School began with the laying of the cornerstone in 1926, 95 years ago. Prior to MHS, high school students attended McMillan High School at 209 East Monroe from 1906 until 1927. McMillan High School was the first school in…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/23/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/23/21 The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-2 last night (Thursday) at Busch Stadium. Dylan Carlson started off the game with a lead off home run. Nolan Arenado also went yard as the Cardinals took 3 out of 4 games from the Cubs. Starting pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim picked up…Continue Reading

Some Campgrounds and Recreation Areas Set to Re-Open at Mark Twain Lake

Some Campgrounds and Recreation Areas Set to Re-Open at Mark Twain Lake Some campgrounds at Mark Twain Lake will re-open Monday. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ray Behrens and Frank Russell campgrounds will open at 5:00 Monday evening with reservations being accepted for those two and Indian Creek starting Monday as well.…Continue Reading

Prepare for Dangerous Heat & Humidity

Prepare for Dangerous Heat & Humidity Heat and humidity will be primary weather concerns for the next several days. According to the National Weather Service, parts of the listening area could reach heat indices of 100 to 110 degrees this weekend. A brief respite is expected before the mercury climbs again by Wednesday next week…Continue Reading

Fulton Woman Pleads Guilty in Shooting Death of Boyfriend

Fulton Woman Pleads Guilty in Shooting Death of Boyfriend Kalesha Marie Peterson, 40, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree. Peterson admitted that she recklessly caused the death of her boyfriend, David Dalton, in March 2019 by shooting him. Peterson called 911 immediately after shooting Dalton. Officers quickly responded to the…Continue Reading

Missouri Supreme Court Rules Medicaid Expansion is Constitutional

Missouri Supreme Court Rules Medicaid Expansion is Constitutional The Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion. In the ruling issued today (Thursday), the court vacated Cole County Judge Jon Beetem’s ruling that the Medicaid expansion amendment was unconstitutional. The court ruled that the amendment is constitutional because it neither appropriates money for a…Continue Reading

Crimes Against Children Investigations Increasing

Crimes Against Children Investigations Increasing Central and Northeast Missouri are seeing an increase in crimes against children, especially child sex crimes. Skip McGuire, Chief of the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team within the Missouri Division of Youth Services says the crimes aren’t typically the type of crimes that people call 9-1-1 for. More funding has…Continue Reading

Auxvasse Man Sentenced For Child Sex Crimes

Auxvasse Man Sentenced For Child Sex Crimes A 39-year old Auxvasse man will spend 25 years behind bars for sex crimes against children. Ryan Joseph White was found guilty in May of four counts of sodomy and two counts of enticement of a child, the victims being 9, 10, and 11 years old at the…Continue Reading

Delays in Refunds From IRS

Delays in Refunds From IRS If you haven’t received your tax refund yet, you aren’t alone. According to Forbes, the IRS is swamped, due in part to office closures last year caused by COVID-19 as well as tax credit changes. The backlog of paper tax returns from both 2019 and 2020 is creating headaches in…Continue Reading

New Wireless Emergency Alert Being Implemented By National Weather Service

New Wireless Emergency Alert Being Implemented By National Weather Service The National Weather Service is adding a new warning to their wireless alert system. Starting July 28th, warnings for destructive thunderstorms will begin being disseminated through the wireless alert system. For a severe thunderstorm to meet destructive criteria, it must have winds in excess of…Continue Reading

Boone Hospital Changing Visitor Policy

Boone Hospital Changing Visitor Policy Boone Hospital is changing their visitor policy, effective Thursday. Inpatients, emergency room patients, and clinic patients will all be allowed one visitor. Two visitors will be allowed for nursery or neonatal intensive care, inpatient pediatric patients, obstetrics, and end of life situations.Continue Reading

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Camp at Missouri Military Academy

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Camp at Missouri Military Academy The week-long 2021 Wing Encampment for cadets with the Civil Air Patrol is underway at Mexico’s Missouri Military Academy. Cadets from around Missouri as well as surrounding states are learning leadership development skills, aerospace education, and taking orientation flights at the Mexico Memorial Airport. A surprise…Continue Reading

Local Weather Radio Station Out of Service Indefinitely

Local Weather Radio Station Out of Service Indefinitely The National Weather Service is announcing a change to the NOAA Weather Radio station in Bellflower. The WNG728 weather radio at 162.425 megahertz has been taken out of service while the agency looks to relocate it to a new tower. Until that happens, WXL45 at 162.400 megahertz…Continue Reading

Part of A.P. Green Property Sells

Part of A.P. Green Property Sells Part of the former A.P. Green Industries property has been sold. More than 860 acres of property adjacent to the plant site in Mexico, containing wooded areas and a number of clay pits, has been sold to a number of investors from Mexico, Columbia, and the St. Louis area.…Continue Reading

Mexico Man Arrested in Hannibal On Drug Charges

Mexico Man Arrested in Hannibal On Drug Charges A drug bust in Hannibal Friday lands a Mexico man behind bars. The search warrant was served in the 1800 block of Chestnut as a result of an investigation into the distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine. 32-year old Jordan M. Dorsey was taken into custody and charged…Continue Reading

Two Arrested In Mexico Shots Fired Incident on North Clark

Two Arrested In Mexico Shots Fired Incident on North Clark Two arrests are now made in connection to a shots fired incident in Mexico on Friday night. According to Mexico Public Safety an officer heard gunshots in the area of the 1300 block of North Clark and saw a vehicle leaving the area. The officer…Continue Reading

New Monroe County Clerk Sworn In

New Monroe County Clerk Sworn In La Jeana Peterson, appointed as Monroe County Clerk by Governor Mike Parson, has now been sworn in. Peterson says she was approached by the board of the Republican party and submitted her resume and letters of recommendations as part of the four – to six-week process. Her appointment became…Continue Reading

Ashland State Representative Files for Vicky Hartzler’s Seat

Ashland State Representative Files for Vicky Hartzler’s Seat A Republican State Representative from southern Boone County is now running to replace Vicky Hartzler in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sara Walsh of Ashland announced her candidacy yesterday (Wednesday). Her district includes southern Boone County and parts of Cooper, Moniteau, and Cole counties. She was first…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/8/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/8/21 St. Louis native Pat Maroon is in a special league. He is one of just a handful of NHL players to have won 3 Stanley Cups with 2 teams. Tampa Bay shut out the Canadiens 1-0 in Game 5 of the playoffs last night to bring home Lord Stanley’s Cup for…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/7/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/7/21 Three Mexico Lady Bulldog Wrestlers are attending the Wrestle Like A Girl technique camp in Iowa. Katie Bowen, Ali Walotka, and Abby Drew are attending with over 240 other girls from around the country at the 3-day camp. They’ll be learning fundamental and technical skills through drilling, sparring, and some live…Continue Reading

New Diabetic Vascular Disease Research at MU

New Diabetic Vascular Disease Research at MU A University of Missouri research team is being awarded grants to study vascular disease in Type 2 diabetics. The more than $6 million National Institutes of Health grants will allow the team to research how vascular disease develops in people with Type 2 diabetes. The team received two…Continue Reading

Boone County Health Officials Issue Health Advisory

Boone County Health Officials Issue Health Advisory Despite the number of COVID-19 cases in Boone County tripling since June 21st, the Columbia / Boone County Health and Human Services director has no plans to issue a new health order. Rather, the agency is recommending people mask up and continue to receive vaccines if they are…Continue Reading

Missouri State Highway Patrol Releases Numbers From July 4th Counting Period

Missouri State Highway Patrol Releases Numbers From July 4th Counting Period The Missouri State Highway Patrol is releasing numbers for the July 4th Holiday Counting Period. This year, troopers worked 312 traffic crashes, down significantly from last year’s total of 1,356. There were 124 injuries and 7 fatalities this year, compared to 671 injuries and…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/6/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/6/21 Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks is dead following a Sunday night accident. According to Oakland County, Michigan’s Medical Examiner’s office, the 24-year old died from a fireworks mortar blast and chest trauma and has been ruled an accident. The Cards snapped the San Francisco Giants’ 3-game winning streak last night,…Continue Reading

Eighth Annual Callaway Youth Expo in Auxvasse This Week

Eighth Annual Callaway Youth Expo in Auxvasse This Week The 8th annual Callaway Youth Expo will get underway tomorrow (Tuesday) and run through Saturday in Auxvasse. The Youth Fair is for FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Some of Tuesday’s events include 4-H conference judging at 4pm as well as FFA exhibit registration and…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/5/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/5/21 The Missouri Tigers Football Team and Head Coach Eliah Drinkwitz had a big recruiting weekend landing two 4-star recruits. On Friday top ranked running back Tavorus Jones committed to the ZOU, then on Saturday, Nebraska native Deshawn Woods joined the squad. Woods is ranked 19th in his position nationwide, and first…Continue Reading

Mizzou Having Strong Recruiting Weekend

Mizzou Having Strong Recruiting Weekend The Fourth of July holiday weekend isn’t quite halfway over and you can still say it has been a very successful weekend for BOTH the University of Missouri men’s basketball and football program. The excitement began Friday evening with the commitments of 6’4 ESL point guard Christian Jones to Coach…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/3/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/3/21 The St. Louis Cardinals completed a huge comeback with a 9-3 extra innings win over the Colorado Rockies last night (Friday) on the road. Harrison Bader provided the heroics with a 443-foot grand slam to cap a six run 10th inning for the Redbirds who were one pitch away from the…Continue Reading

Montgomery County Man Arrested Following Foot Pursuit

Montgomery County Man Arrested Following Foot Pursuit A 20-year old Montgomery County man is behind bars today (Friday) following a foot pursuit yesterday (Thursday) in Middletown. Jared M. Vonvain had been wanted for several weeks on an outstanding felony warrant for failing to appear on drug charges. Deputies received several tips about Vonvain’s location and…Continue Reading

Governor Mike Parson Appoints New Monroe County Clerk

Governor Mike Parson Appoints New Monroe County Clerk Governor Mike Parson is announcing today (Friday) a new County Clerk for Monroe County. LaJeana Peterson of Paris was named to the position. Peterson currently serves as the Office Manager and Accounts Receivable Specialist for Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris and previously worked as a Government…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 7/2/21

KWWR Sports Report 7/2/21 St. Louis Cardinals slugger Nolan Arenado will be the starting National League third baseman for the 2021 All-Star Game. It was announced yesterday (Thursday) that fans voted him in, edging out the Dodgers Justin Turner and the Cubs’ Kris Bryant. Yadier Molina the Cardinals’ other finalist for a starting spot among…Continue Reading

Contractor for I-70 Bridge Replacement Named

Contractor for I-70 Bridge Replacement Named MoDOT is announcing today (Thursday) the design-build contractor for the new Missouri River Bridge on I-70 at Rocheport. The Lunda Team will be in charge of designing and building the new $240 million project comprised of two bridges, each three lanes wide. The new bridge will replace the span…Continue Reading