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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

Large Bike Rally Gathering at Lake of the Ozarks Causing Concerns

Large Bike Rally Gathering at Lake of the Ozarks Causing Concerns A large motorcycle rally ongoing at the Lake of the Ozarks this week has health officials worrying that the state’s already fast-growing number of coronavirus cases may spike even higher. The Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks drew in around 125,000 people last year. This…Continue Reading

Cole County Reporting Two More COVID-19 Related Deaths

Cole County Reporting Two More COVID-19 Deaths The Cole County Health Department is reporting 2 more COVID-19 related deaths yesterday (Thursday). That brings the total number of deaths to 14 in Cole County which are the most in central Missouri. Fifteen new cases were reported yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the county…Continue Reading

New Boone County Health Order in Effect

New Boone County Health Order in Effect A new health order is in effect for Boone County starting today (Friday). The order went into effect at midnight and is set to expire on October 6th. The new order impacts bars and restaurants. As bars, and all places serving alcohol were previously expected to stop serving…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/17

KWWR Sports Report 9/17 The Mexico Lady Bulldogs fell 12-5 to the Boonville Pirates at Gallop Field during senior night last night (Wednesday). The 2 seniors honored were Abby Oetting and Caleigh Wuger. Oetting rallied her team in the fifth inning. The Lady Dogs didn’t have a hit going into the inning and trailed 5-0.…Continue Reading

Audrain County Daily COVID-19 Testing Numbers 9/16

Audrain County Daily COVID-19 Testing Numbers 9/16 There are currently two hundred and fifteen active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County as of 6 last night (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department 161 of the active cases are at the Vandalia Women’s Prison. The prison has had 176 total cases composed of 5…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at the Vandalia Women’s Prison

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at the Vandalia Women’s Prison There are currently two hundred and fifteen active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County as of 6 last night (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department 161 of the active cases are at the Vandalia Women’s Prison. The prison has had 176 total cases composed of…Continue Reading

Montgomery County Plane Crash

Montgomery County Plane Crash A pilot is uninjured after a crash landing in Montgomery County yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). It happened just after 1:00 when the pilot called 911 saying that he had an engine failure and had crashed in a soybean field west of Montgomery City. The pilot of the Zenith 750 two passenger plane…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Standoff Ends With Arrest of Wanted Man

Columbia Police Standoff Ends With Arrest of Wanted Man A Columbia man wanted on felony warrants, including a federal warrant from the United States Marshall Service is now in police custody. Columbia Police arrested 31 year old Tori A. Rose yesterday (Wednesday) in the 400 block of College Avenue. Officers went to investigate a report…Continue Reading

Boone County Health Orders Get Modifications

Boone County Health Orders Get Modifications Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services is modifying a health order in effect until October 6th. Entertainment venues, bars and restaurants serving alcohol must close by 10:30pm but the restriction on stopping alcohol service at 9pm is no longer in effect. Food establishments that don’t comply with…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/16

KWWR Sports Report 9/16 The Mexico Bulldogs girls softball team lost 6/5 to the Centralia Panthers on the road last night (Tuesday). Brooke Teel recorded 2 hits and 2 runs scored. The Bulldogs fall to 6-3 on the season and are back at it tonight for senior night when they face the Boonville Pirates. Game…Continue Reading

Center Missouri Audit Reveals Misappropriations

Center Missouri Audit Reveals Misappropriations An audit of Center, Missouri’s finances by State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office results in a poor rating by the agency. The audit was requested in July of last year by the city’s Board of Aldermen following a whistleblower complaint. According to the audit, the former City Clerk of Center misappropriated…Continue Reading

Intra-Collaborative Meeting With Community Leaders

Intra-Collaborative Meeting With Community Leaders Local Audrain County agency and community leaders virtually meet for their weekly intra-collaborative meeting to discuss COVID-19. During the meeting it was learned that SSM-Audrain’s drive-thru testing site is averaging 10 to 25 patients daily; the testing site is on the north side of the hospital and is open Monday…Continue Reading

MU Students Face Penalties for COVID-19 Rules Violations

MU Students Face Penalties for COVID-19 Rules Violations UM System President Mun Choi is announcing student sanctions for violating COVID-19 rules and expectations. In an email to students, faculty and staff, two Mizzou students face expulsion, three others face suspension, and eleven student organizations are under investigation. The students are accused of willfully violating the…Continue Reading

Audrain County Commission Releases Phase 3 CARES Act Funding

Audrain County Commission Releases Phase 3 CARES Act Funding The Audrain County Commission is releasing Phase 3 of CARES Act Funding. This phase is designed for mitigation purchases to protect against future COVID-19 issues. The Commission has set aside a half million dollars and is limiting funding per entity to five thousand dollars, although the…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 9/15

KWWR Sports Report 9/15 The St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Milwaukee Brewers on the road yesterday (Monday). Game 1 went to the Brewers 2-1. The Redbirds would battle back and take the second game 3-2. Game 3 of the five game series is tonight. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid gave…Continue Reading