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KWWR Sports Report 1/22

KWWR Sports Report 1/22 Bulldogs Basketball The Mexico Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team will play Centralia in the third place in the Macon Tournament tonight. The number 1 seed Mexico comes into the game at 11-1 and will face the 6 seed Centralia who has a record of 7-5. Tip-off is at 8:30pm. Kansas City Chiefs…Continue Reading

Home Renovation Program Being Offered to Veterans in Nine Missouri Counties

Home Renovation Program Being Offered to Veterans in Nine Missouri Counties The North East Community Action Corporation is offering a home renovation program to veterans in 9 Missouri counties. Funding comes from a federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Services Grant. Participants must own their homes and do part of the work under…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccinations Just Now Starting in Cooper County

COVID-19 Vaccinations Just Now Starting in Cooper County More residents in Cooper County are starting to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Cooper County Health Center received 250 doses of the vaccine on Wednesday from Boone Hospital Center. 103 of the vaccines were administered that day. Cooper County is still behind compared…Continue Reading

One Arrest Made and Two Juveniles Detained in Columbia Shooting Incident

One Arrest Made and Two Juveniles Detained in Columbia Shooting Incident All suspects are believed to be in police custody after a shots fired incident in downtown Columbia yesterday (Thursday) morning. According to a news release it started when an officer tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Melbourne Street and…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/21

KWWR Sports Report 1/21 Mexico Basketball The Mexico Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team will take on the Moberly Spartans in the semifinals of the Macon Tournament tonight (Thursday). Mexico is the number 1 seed in the tournament with a record of 11-0, while the Moberly Spartans are the 5 seed with a record of 6-6. Tip-off…Continue Reading

The Mexico Bulldogs Girls Going to Championship Game of Macon Tournament

The Mexico Bulldogs Girls Going to Championship Game of Macon Tournament The Mexico Lady Bulldogs will play in the championship game of the Macon Tournament after defeating the Centralia Lady Panthers 63-50 tonight (Wednesday). The Lady Bulldogs were good at all facets of the game tonight. Their defense forced Centralia to turn the ball over…Continue Reading

Vaccine Rollout and COVID-19 Testing Update in Audrain County

Vaccine Rollout and COVID-19 Testing Update in Audrain County More COVID-19 vaccine doses are being ordered by both the Audrain County Health Department and Arthur Center Community Health. The Health Department has received 400 doses so far with 400 more on order. Eighty percent of their supply is earmarked for law enforcement, fire and EMS…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department Five new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County this afternoon (Wednesday). The Audrain County Health Department is reporting a total of 75 active cases with 51 in Mexico and 13 in Vandalia. There have been 1,629 total cases and 50 deaths since the pandemic began…Continue Reading

New Equipment at Audrain County Jail Reveals Hidden Drugs in Inmate

New Equipment at Audrain County Jail Reveals Hidden Drugs in Inmate An inmate at the Audrain County Jail is facing additional charges after a new body scanner revealed hidden drugs yesterday (Tuesday). According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office Arlie Nole Jr. was booked into the jail for driving while revoked and a traffic violation.…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/20

KWWR Sports Report 1/20 The Mexico Lady Bulldogs will face the Centralia Lady Panthers in the semi-finals of the Macon Tournament tonight (Wednesday). The #2 seed Mexico comes in with a 9-2 record and face the 3rd seed Panthers who are 8-3 on the year. Tip-off is at 6:30. In High School Basketball last night…Continue Reading

Audrain County Death Toll From COVID-19 Rises

Audrain County Death Toll From COVID-19 Rises Five new deaths attributed to COVID-19 being reported this afternoon (Tuesday) by the Audrain County Health Department. There are now 50 deaths in the county since the onset of the pandemic. Fifteen new cases also reported, bringing the active cases to 87 with 56 in Mexico and 15…Continue Reading

Fulton Woman Injured in Audrain County Accident

Fulton Woman Injured in Audrain County Accident A Fulton woman is recovering from moderate injuries after a one car accident Audrain County last night (Monday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Audrain Road 918 east of Audrain Road 929. A vehicle driven by 18 year old Trenton J. Wilson of Mexico lost…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/19

KWWR Sports Report 1/19 Macon Tournament In the girls bracket #1 Macon Tigers defeated #8 Marceline 86-22. #2 Mexico Lady Bulldogs over #7 Brookfield 68-26. #3 Centralia Lady Panthers held off #6 Kirksville 52-47. #5 Harrisburg upset #4 Moberly 42-33. On the boys side of the bracket #1 Mexico Boys cruised to a 90-20 win…Continue Reading

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Replaces Laptops

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Replaces Laptops Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies have new laptops in their patrol cars at no cost to the county. Sheriff Craig Allison says they applied in November for funding for the new units and it was approved. The laptops came from PeaceMaker Technologies and are infused with anti-microbial agents and come…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/18

KWWR Sports Report 1/18 The Mexico Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will start play in the Macon Tournament today (Monday). The Mexico Lady Bulldogs come into the tourney as a 2 seed and will take on the 7th seeded Brookfield. Tip off is at 2pm. The Mexico Bulldogs Boys are the number 1 seed and…Continue Reading

KWWR Sport Report 1/16

KWWR Sport Report 1/16 The Missouri Tigers Men’s Basketball Team returns to action today (Saturday) after a 2-game pause due to COVID-19 protocols. The Tigers are on the road against Texas A&M Aggies. Tip off is at noon. The St. Louis Blues were shut out 8-0 by the Colorado Avalanche last night (Friday). St. Louis…Continue Reading

Ameren Corp Nuclear Plant Shuts Down for Third Time in Nine Months

Ameren Corp Nuclear Plant Shuts Down for Third Time in Nine Months An Ameren Corporation Nuclear Plant located about 30 miles north of Jefferson City is shutting down operations for a third time in nine months due to an issue involving its generator. According to a statement from the company the issue happened when the…Continue Reading

Sullivan Woman Facing Charges for Role in US Capitol Riot

Sullivan Woman Facing Charges for Role in US Capitol Riot A Sullivan, Missouri woman is facing charges for her role in last week’s riot at the US Capitol. 21 year old Emily Hernandez is charged with 5 counts. Some of the charges include knowingly entering and remaining in any restricted building or grounds, and disruptive…Continue Reading

SMM and Noble Health Sign Definitive Agreement for Transfer of Ownership

SSM and Noble Health Sign Definitive Agreement for Transfer of Ownership SSM Health and Noble Health are announcing today (Friday) the signing of a definitive agreement to transfer ownership of the hospital in Mexico and associated community practices to Noble Health. The 2 health systems in July signed a Letter of Intent and began a…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Updated COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Updated COVID-19 Testing Numbers Seven new COVID-19 cases reported in Audrain County today (Friday). According to the Audrain County Health Department there are currently 85 active cases. Of the active cases 58 are in Mexico and 11 are in Vandalia. The 7-day average of new cases per day is 12.3. There…Continue Reading

Two Railroad Owned Property Fires in Mexico This Week

Two Railroad Owned Property Fires in Mexico This Week Mexico Public Safety is reporting 2 fires on railroad property this week. Yesterday (Thursday) at 4:58pm Public Safety went to the 400 block of Fairground and found what appeared to be a campsite on fire in the trees along Ozark Valley Railroad line. The fire was…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/15

KWWR Sports Report 1/15 The Mexico Boys and Girls Wrestling Teams were in action on the road last night. For the Mexico Boy they went 2-1 against Palmyra, Battle and Warrenton. Keith Ransom kept his undefeated streak alive winning all three of his matches. Ransom is now 25-0 on the season. Ricardo Juarez was 3-0…Continue Reading

Wet Road Conditions Being Reported for 1/15

Wet Road Conditions Being Reported for 1/15 Motorists are being warned that roads are becoming wet this morning due to winter weather in the area. According to Brian Untiedt, area engineer with MoDOT, Highway 63 in Columbia is starting to cover up with snow. Bridges and overpasses could be slick on your commute into work…Continue Reading

Boone County Health Orders Extended

Boone County Health Orders Extended Current health orders in Boone County are being extended into next month. The Columbia/Boone County Health Department announced yesterday (Thursday) the current orders will now be in effect until February 16th at 11:59pm unless, extended, rescinded or modified. The mask requirement for both Columbia and Boone County will also remain…Continue Reading

Five Arrested for Drug Related Offenses in Mexico

Five Arrested for Drug Related Offenses in Mexico Five people are facing drug related charges after a narcotic related search warrant was executed in Mexico. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, Mexico Public Safety and Missouri Highway Patrol went to the 900 block of West Breckenridge on Wednesday night and say they found controlled substances, including…Continue Reading

Man Taken to Hospital After Shooting in Columbia

Man Taken to Hospital After Shooting in Columbia The condition of a victim in a shooting taken to the University Hospital in Columbia last night (Thursday) is unknown. Police responded to the shooting at the Heather Ridge Apartments around 9pm. Officials reported the male victim was alert and talking with medics on the scene before…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department Seven new cases of COVID-19 being reported this afternoon (Thursday) by the Audrain County Health Department. There are now 91 active cases in the county with 61 in Mexico and 13 in Vandalia. Since the pandemic began, there have been 1,602 total cases, 1,466 recoveries and 45…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/14

KWWR Sports Report 1/14 The Mexico High School Wrestling Team went 1-1 in a home meet against Macon and Hannibal last (Wednesday) night. Keith Ransom was 2-0 and improved to 22-0 on the season. Dylan Mosely, Terrell Williams, Deacon Haag all went 2-0. Cameron Beasley went 1-0 on the evening. Ricardo Juarez, Jokiah Sewell, and…Continue Reading

More Missourians to Have Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

More Missourians to Have Access to COVID-19 Vaccine More Missourians will soon have access to the novel coronavirus vaccines. Governor Mike Parson announced today the activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 of the state’s vaccination plan. Federal partners say they are increasing vaccine supply next week and that residents 65 & over and those…Continue Reading

Centralia FFA Advisor Named President-Elect of National Organization

Centralia FFA Advisor Named President-Elect of National Organization The Association for Career and Technical Education Board of Directors has a new President-Elect. Scott Stone, Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor at Centralia High School has been named to the post effective in July. He will then serve as President for the 2022-2023 term followed by a…Continue Reading

Two New Deaths From COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County

Two New Deaths From COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County Two additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus being reported today (Wednesday) in Audrain County. According to the Audrain County Health Department, there are 9 new cases for a total of 102 active cases. Mexico has 71 active cases while Vandalia has 17. Audrain County is…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/13

KWWR Sports Report 1/13 In high school basketball the Community R6 Lady Trojans dominated at home against Madison last night with a 68-18 victory. Scoring leaders for the Lady Trojans was Brianna Beamer with 20 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Alexis Welch also put up 20 points, had 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Sarah…Continue Reading

Mexico Middle School Wrestlers Honored With Awards for 2020 Season

Mexico Middle School Wrestlers Honored With Awards for 2020 Season Mexico Middle School Wrestlers received some recognition for their accomplishments during the 2020 season at an awards ceremony yesterday (Tuesday). The spirit award went to Matty Tolbert. Good Sportsmanship Award went to Quaid Grubb. The most improved wrestlers awarded to Peyton Hoover and Watson Azdell.…Continue Reading

Undefeated Mexico Boys Basketball Team Moves Up in State Rankings

Undefeated Mexico Boys Basketball Team Moves Up in State Rankings The Mexico Bulldogs Boys Basketball Team have moved up one spot in the latest Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Poll. The Mexico Boys checked in at number 6 in Class 4 of the rankings this week. Head Coach Darren Pappas has Mexico off to a perfect…Continue Reading

Changes Announced to Vaccine Rollout in United States

Changes Announced to Vaccine Rollout in United States Changes are being announced to the vaccine rollout in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said yesterday (Tuesday) vaccine production is predictable enough to release the entire ccurrent supply while also ensuring a timely second dose. States are also going to open…Continue Reading

Robbery Investigation Underway in Columbia

Robbery Investigation Underway in Columbia A robbery investigation is underway in Columbia. According to police it happened yesterday (Monday) afternoon around 3:45 in the 2400 block of Paris Road. A female victim reported being physically pushed out of her vehicle by the suspect in a parking lot on Paris Road, sustaining minor injuries. She said…Continue Reading

Early COVID-19 Testing Available for MU Students

Early COVID-19 Testing Available for MU Students Early COVID-19 testing for University of Missouri Students will be available through Friday. Arrival testing is a requirement for students living on campus and for those living off campus it is highly encouraged. Students have three options and can test at home prior to arrival. Test on campus…Continue Reading

Mexico Man Arrested After Police Pursuit on Monday Afternoon

Mexico Man Arrested After Police Pursuit on Monday Afternoon A Mexico man is facing multiple charges after taking Audrain County Sheriff’s Deputies on a vehicle pursuit yesterday (Monday). The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department says they assisted Mexico Public Safety and the East Central Drug Task Force in serving a narcotic-related search warrant yesterday (Monday) afternoon…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 1/12

KWWR Sports Report 1/12 The North Callaway Thunderbirds Girls Basketball Team lost 58-34 to the #2 seed Hermann Lady Bearcats in the first round of the South Callaway Tournament. Abrial Berger led all scorers with 13 points. North Callaway will play in the 2nd round of the tournament tomorrow night (Wednesday). The Missouri Tigers Men’s…Continue Reading

Audrain County Sheriff’s Department Arrests Man for Drugs After Traffic Stop

Audrain County Sheriff’s Department Arrests Man for Drugs After Traffic Stop A Vandalia man is facing drug related charges after a traffic stop by the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department. 60 year old Robert Lee Kohl was stopped along South Main Street in Vandalia on Saturday after Sheriff’s Deputies observed a traffic violation. The Sheriff’s Department…Continue Reading

One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Callaway County

One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Callaway County Callaway County is reporting one new COVID-19 related death and 51 new cases yesterday (Monday). According to the Callaway County COVID-19 dashboard, there are an additional 48 cases in the Callaway County Department of Corrections and one in the Fulton State Hospital. There have been a…Continue Reading

Columbia Board of Education Votes on In-Person Return

Columbia Board of Education Votes on In-Person Return Columbia Elementary and Pre-K students will return to in-person four days a week and secondary students will have a hybrid option starting January 19th. The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education voted 5-2 in favor of those decisions during a meeting last night. The hybrid option will…Continue Reading