The top crime stories of 2020 in Crawford County involved a variety of assaults, a number of burglaries, and two involving sexual predation on children.
Crawford County News
COVID-19 hit the local news headlines in March this year, with the first press release on the burgeoning pandemic published in the March 12 editions of Three Rivers Publishing newspapers. Initially, officials shut down as much of the community as possible, but quickly reversed those orders.
As of Monday, Crawford County had the top COVID-19 infection rate in Missouri.
Crawford County had a per capita infection rate of 443.1 per 100,000 people, which ranked highest in the state. The second highest rate in the state was reported in neighboring Iron County at 424.7, while the state average was 207.
Crawford County Commissioners have announced the purchase of a building located at 409 S. Franklin in Cuba to be utilized as a coroner’s facility.
New COVID-19 cases in Crawford County again totaled over 100 for the past week, with 121 new cases reported on the state’s COVID website between December 13 and 20. The increase followed two weeks of slightly lower numbers. Total cases reported as of December 20 were 1,532.