KYRO New Update
(Jefferson City, MO) -- The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri is approaching ten-thousand. As of yesterday, state health officials reported 98-hundred-44 cases of COVID-19. The highest concentration of cases within the state remains in the St. Louis area. Virus related deaths are nearing five-hundred, with 482 being reported across the state.
(Jennings, MO) -- Two babies and a teenage boy are among the five people who died following a two-vehicle crash in north St. Louis County over the weekend. The accident happened Saturday on Lucas and Hunt Road near Lions Park in Jennings. Officials say Travon Nelson of Florissant was driving a Toyota RAV4 with four other passengers Saturday when it veered off the roadway before rear-ending a Nissan. Nelson, Kristy Monroe of Mexico, a 16-year-old boy, a one-year-old boy and a girl less than a year old were killed. The driver of the Nissan was hospitalized.
(Columbia, MO) -- An employee of a Columbia nursing home is being quarantined after testing positive for coronavirus. The Neighborhoods by TigerPlace was placed on in-room quarantine following the positive test result Saturday. The employee last worked at the facility on May 4th. The following day, the worker reported a member of their household tested positive for COVID-19.
(Columbia, MO) -- A Columbia man is in custody after barricading himself in a local home. Police say Montreil Johnson was spotted early yesterday by officers who knew he was wanted for domestic assault in an April 23rd incident. As officers approached him, Johnson ran into a nearby home on Willowbrook Road and refused to come out. SWAT eventually entered the home and found Johnson unconscious and hiding in a clothes dryer. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and then booked to the Boone County Jail.
(Cooper Co., MO) -- The Cooper County Fair is canceled this year due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The county fair board said the decision came after much heartfelt discussion. They said the safety of exhibitors and spectators was the number one priority. The board will discuss other ways for the youth to safely showcase their projects and livestock this year.