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KWWR Sports Report 11/28

KWWR Sports Report 11/28 Mizzou Women’s Basketball defeated North Alabama 96-78 in their season opener at Mizzou Arena last night (Friday). Three Tigers scored in double figures led by double-double performances from sophomore forward Hayley Frank and sophomore guard Aijha Blackwell. Frank led the team in scoring with 24 and had 11 rebounds. Blackwell chipped…Continue Reading

More Missouri Counties Pass Mask Orders

More Missouri Counties Pass Mask Orders More Missouri counties are passing mask orders as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase. Last week, Franklin County passed a mask order. Boone County, passed a similar requirement this week. In addition to those counties, the cities of Fulton, and Rolla both passed mask mandates this week. On Thursday, the…Continue Reading

Third Escapee From Columbia Reality House Arrested

Third Escapee From Columbia Reality House Arrested The third and final inmate who escaped from the Columbia Reality House earlier this month is now in police custody. According to the Columbia Police Department 35 year old Lawrence Johnson was arrested yesterday (Friday) morning in the 3400 block of I-70 Drive southeast following an anonymous tip.…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 11/27

KWWR Sports Report 11/27 The Missouri Tigers Women’s Basketball team will open up their season tonight (Friday) at Mizzou Arena against the North Alabama Lions. Tonight’s meeting will be the first-ever matchup between Mizzou and North Alabama. Tip off is at 6pm. Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and current free agent Adam Wainwright says his…Continue Reading

Free-COVID-19 Testing in Cole, Cooper and Saline County

Free-COVID-19 Testing in Cole, Cooper and Saline County The State of Missouri will host free COVID-19 testing in Cole, Cooper and Saline County starting Monday through December 12th. Missourians can register for these events at health.mo.gov/communitytest. The only requirement is that you have Missouri residency.Continue Reading

Escaped Inmate From Columbia Reality House Arrested

Escaped Inmate From Columbia Reality House Arrested An inmate that escaped from the Columbia Reality House has been arrested. Columbia Police say they arrested 37 year old Jamale Marteen yesterday afternoon in a residence in the 1300 block of Omaha Court. Marteen is one of three inmates who escaped from Reality House on November 16th.…Continue Reading

Holts Summit Church Vandalized

Holts Summit Church Vandalized An investigation is underway after the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Holts Summit was badly vandalized on Wednesday morning. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation. According to reports the damage included bullet holes in the doors, windows shattered, pews overturned and toilets smashed. The church’s pastor Gordan…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 11/26

KWWR Sports Report 11/26 Mizzou Men’s Basketball cruised to a 91-64 season opening win over ral Roberts at Mizzou Arena last night (Wednesday). Senior Jeremiah Tilmon led Mizzou’s stout defense, grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds and 2 steals. Senior Mark Smith put up 18 points and drained 4 three pointers. Dru Smith added 16 points,…Continue Reading

Callaway County Bicentennial Monument Dedication

Callaway County Bicentennial Monument Dedication A monument is now dedicated outside of the Callaway County Courthouse. Callaway County community members celebrated the county’s Bicentennial with the monument dedication this morning (Wednesday). The monument commemorates the organization of the county on November 25th, 1820. Callaway County is named for Captain James Callaway, who is the grandson…Continue Reading

Columbia Power Outage Now Fixed

Columbia Power Outage Now Fixed All customers have power back on after a power outage in Columbia last night (Wednesday) near Providence and Stadium. The City of Columbia’s public outage map showed that about 1,000 customers were affected in the neighborhoods near Providence and Stadium Boulevard when the outage happened around 8:45 last night. The…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Reports COVID-19 Related Death

Audrain County Health Department Reports COVID-19 Related Death One new COVID-19 related death is being reported in Audrain County today (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department the total number of deaths in the county is now at 12. Twenty five new cases of the coronavirus is also being reported today (Wednesday) by the…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 11/25

KWWR Sports Report 11/25 Mizzou Men’s Basketball opens its 115th season tonight (Wednesday) when they host Oral Roberts at Mizzou Arena. Cuonzo Martin is entering year number 4 as head coach at Mizzou. The Tigers are 3-0 in the Martin era in season openers. Tip off is at 6. The Kansas City Chiefs have activated…Continue Reading

Fulton City Council Approves Emergency Mask Ordinance

Fulton City Council Approves Emergency Mask Ordinance An emergency mask ordinance is now approved by the Fulton City Council after a 6-2 vote during a meeting last night (Tuesday). It is set to go into place on December 1st and will require masks and physical distancing in the City of Fulton. The ordinance will now…Continue Reading

Missouri Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Website

Missouri Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Website Missouri is launching a new COVID-19 vaccine website. Governor Mike Parson announced yesterday (Tuesday) the website will have information about vaccines, research, production processes and when Missourians can expect to be eligible for vaccination. Parson says the website, covidvaccine.mo.gov, was launched as research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines…Continue Reading

California Man Killed in Moniteau County Head on Collision

California Man Killed in Moniteau County Head on Collision A California, Missouri man is dead after a head on collision in Moniteau County this morning (Tuesday). According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on US 50 Westbound at Petree Road, when a vehicle crossed the center of the roadway into oncoming traffic and struck…Continue Reading

SSM COVID-19 Testing Site Announces Closure During Thanksgiving Holidays

SSM COVID-19 Testing Site Announces Closure During Thanksgiving Holidays The SSM Health COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Mexico will be closed on Thursday November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The testing site will reopen on Monday, November 30th. Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 9am until noon.Continue Reading

County Wide Mask Requirement Issued in Boone County

County Wide Mask Requirement Issued in Boone County A county wide mask requirement will go into effect tomorrow night (Wednesday) for Boone County. The Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning issued the order which requires everyone 10 years of age and older that is within Boone County outside of Columbia…Continue Reading

Sturgeon R-V School District Extends Remote Learning Until January

Sturgeon R-V School District Extends Remote Learning Until January The Sturgeon R-V School District is extending remote instruction. According to the school district’s website the Board of Education voted during a meeting last night (Monday) to extend the current period of remote instruction for the remainder of first semester, and students will return to in-seat…Continue Reading

MU Fraternity Closing Indefinitely and Under Police Investigation

MU Fraternity Closing Indefinitely and Under Police Investigation An MU fraternity is closing indefinitely and campus police have started an investigation. According to a spokesperson for the University of Missouri the Delta Sigma Phi’s national headquarters made the decision to close the fraternity’s doors. The executive director of Delta Sigma Phi Foundation says the decision…Continue Reading

City of Sturgeon to Vote on Mask Mandate

City of Sturgeon to Vote on Mask Mandate The City of Sturgeon is moving toward a mask mandate. The board of aldermen and mayor voted 3-2 during a meeting last night (Monday) to write an ordinance making mask-wearing mandatory in Sturgeon. Mayor Steve Crosswhite said making masks optional had not worked, and also said neighboring…Continue Reading

Third Murder Suspect in Mexico Murder Arrested in Las Vegas

Third Murder Suspect in Mexico Murder Arrested in Las Vegas A third arrest is now made in the murder of Chance Davis that happened in Mexico in June. According to Mexico Public Safety 25 year old Timothy S. Midgyett Jr. was arrested on Saturday night by officers with the Las Vegas, Nevada Police Department. His…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 11/23

KWWR Sports Report 11/23 The Kansas City Chiefs edged out the Las Vegas Raiders 35-31 last night (Sunday). Patrick Mahomes threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 28 seconds left to play, and the Chiefs avenged their only loss in the last 12 months. Mahomes threw for 348 yards and led 2go-ahead scoring…Continue Reading

Former Center City Clerk Pleading Not Guilty in Federal Court

Former Center City Clerk Pleading Not Guilty in Federal Court The former Center city clerk is pleading not guilty to 3 counts of wire fraud and one count of federal program theft. 48 year old Tracey Ray, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 5th on charges of wire fraud and is accused…Continue Reading

One Inmate Who Escaped Columbia Reality House Turns Himself In

One Inmate Who Escaped Columbia Reality House Turns Himself In One of the three inmates who escaped the Reality House in Columbia last week has turned himself in. The Boone County Sheriff’s House says Tyrone McClain Jr. turned himself in Saturday morning at the Boone County Jail. The Reality House overflows prisoners for other entities,…Continue Reading

Over Four Thousand New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Missouri on Sunday

Over Four Thousand New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Missouri on Sunday Four thousand, two hundred and fifteen new cases of the coronavirus are being reported in Missouri yesterday (Sunday) by the Department of Health and Senior Services. The department also reported 4 new deaths related to the virus. Missouri ranks 11th in the nation for…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 11/21

KWWR Sports Report 11/21 The Helias Crusaders defeated West Plains 36-30 last night in the high school fotball playoffs. The Crusaders have now advanced to the Class 4 semi-finals next week against Smithville. Several other games to be played today in the high school playoffs include in Class 1 South Callaway against Thayer. Class 2…Continue Reading

Missouri Businesses and Residents Urged to Comply with Public Health Guidelines

Missouri Businesses and Residents Urged to Comply with Public Health Guidelines Missouri residents and businesses are being asked to comply with public guidelines after Governor Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Department have issued a public health warning. The warning was issued on Thursday and asks individuals to wear a…Continue Reading

SSM Hospitals in Mid-Missouri Restrict Visitors

SSM Hospitals in Mid-Missouri Restrict Visitors SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospitals are changing visitor guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise. Effective Monday, November 23rd, the hospitals in Mexico and Jefferson City will no longer allow visitors with a few exceptions. Limited visitors may be allowed for end-of-life situations, and pediatric and surgery patients may have one…Continue Reading

More Than 20 New COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County Reported Friday

More Than 20 New COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County Reported Friday Total cases of the novel coronavirus rise by 24 in Audrain County this afternoon (Friday), according to the Audrain County Health Department. As of 3:30, there are 821 total cases with 128 active, including 83 in Mexico and 14 in Vandalia. Twenty-three more residents…Continue Reading

Community R6 Schools is Making Several Changes to Their COVID-19 Plan

Community R6 Schools is Making Several Changes to Their COVID-19 Plan The Community R6 School District is making several changes to their COVID-19 plan. One of the changes approved at the Board of Education meeting this week was a resolution declaring staff as essential workers. Superintendent Cheryl Mack says COVID-19 has had a major impact…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 11/20

KWWR Sports Report 11/20 Quarterfinals of the State’s high school football playoffs will be played tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 1. Some of the matchups include in Class 1 South Callaway against Thayer. Class 2 Hallsville face Palmyra. In Class 4 Helias battles West Plains. The Las Vegas Raiders have 11 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list…Continue Reading

Mexico School District Extends Distance Learning

Mexico School District Extends Distance Learning The Mexico School District is extending distance learning through the week of November 30th through December 4th. In a letter sent to parents last night (Thursday) Superintendent Tammy Lupardus says they have continued to monitor new daily COVID positive cases and hospitalizations in Audrain County, as well as Mexico…Continue Reading

New Addition Coming to University Hospital to Allow Consolidation

New Addition Coming to University Hospital to Allow Consolidation University of Missouri Board of Curators approve building an addition to University Hospital at today’s (Thursday) board meeting. The 7-story addition will be built on the east side of University Hospital’s patient tower and will ultimately house MU Women’s and Children’s hospital. The project is expected…Continue Reading

Thursday COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department

Thursday COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department Nine new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County today (Thursday). According to the Audrain County Health Department, as of 3:00 there are 797 total cases in the county with 127 active cases. Of those active cases, there are 88 in Mexico and 12 in Vandalia.…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 11/19

KWWR Sports Report 11/19 Missouri Head Football Coach Eliah Drinkwitz is confirming that wide receiver Dominic Gicinto has left the program and entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. The loss of Gicinto dropped Mizzou’s total number of eligible scholarship players to 54. SEC guidelines set a minimum of 53 scholarship players to play during the pandemic,…Continue Reading

Missouri State Highway Patrol is Hiring

Missouri State Highway Patrol is Hiring The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers. To be eligible, applicants must have 30 hours of college credit hours, have served at least 2 years in any of the US Armed Forces, or have been a POST-certified police officer for at least 2 years. Training will…Continue Reading

Columbia College President Stepping Down

Columbia College President Stepping Down Columbia College President Dr. Scott Dalrymple is stepping down. According to a press release, he is stepping down due to family reasons, and his resignation is effective December 1st. Dalrymple’s wife, Dr. Tina Dalrymple will also be resigning as chair of the College’s nursing and health science programs. The current…Continue Reading

Former Center City Clerk Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

Former Center City Clerk Indicted by Federal Grand Jury Former Center City Clerk Tracey Ray now indicted by a federal grand jury. Ray was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce today (Wednesday). Ray is accused of fraudulently taking more than three hundred thousand dollars from the City of Center between…Continue Reading

Columbia Investigating Disturbance With a Machete

Columbia Investigating Disturbance With a Machete Columbia Police are looking into a disturbance with a machete last night (Wednesday) in the 1500 block of Paris Road that sent 3 people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers responded to a call of smoke coming from a residence and found 2 people barricaded in the…Continue Reading

Audrain County Community and Health Leaders Meet

Audrain County Community and Health Leaders Meet Audrain County health and community leaders resume weekly collaborative meetings. In today’s (Wednesday) virtual meeting, Community R6 Superintendent Cheryl Mack noted that the two positive cases in the district have resulted in 63 students and staff in quarantine, and that the varsity basketball season will look much different…Continue Reading

SSM Health Drive-Thru Testing in Mexico Changing Hours of Operation

SSM Health Drive-Thru Testing in Mexico Changing Hours of Operation SSM Health drive-thru testing in Mexico is changing it’s hours of operation. Starting Monday, November 23rd, the testing site will be open Monday through Friday from 9am until noon. The testing site will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Warns Against Holding High Risk Gatherings

Audrain County Health Department Warns Against Holding High Risk Gatherings The Audrain County Health Department is warning about the high risk of spreading the coronavirus in gathering of crowds in close proximity. The health department is asking organizers of such events in Audrain County to re-think holding events, both indoors and outdoors follow strict public…Continue Reading

Shots Fired Investigation Underway in Jefferson City

Shots Fired Investigation Underway in Jefferson City An investigation is underway in Jefferson City following a report of shots fired on the 800 block of Monroe Street last night (Tuesday). According to ABC 17 News an officer said there was evidence of shots being fired that damaged cars and evidence of shell casings. Three people…Continue Reading

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County Eighteen new cases of the novel coronavirus in Audrain County as of 3:30 this afternoon (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department, the total number of cases in the county is 788 with 128 still active. Of the active cases, 97 are in Mexico and 13…Continue Reading