Crawford County News

County near top for new COVID cases for the week

    Crawford County is fourth in the state in the number of new cases per capita over the past week. According to the state COVID website, the 24 new cases reported in the seven-day period ending on March 12 put the county near the top of Missouri jurisdictions for this number. This also made the county’s seven-day positivity rate using the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) method 12.6 percent, jumping from 5.9 last week, and above the 10 percent benchmark that is considered high for the first time in seven weeks.

Union woman killed in pickup wreck

    A Union woman was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on the Interstate 44 North Service Road near Sullivan on March 8.

USFS and MDC to help with county bridge work

    Crawford County is getting some help from federal and state agencies in updating bridges in the southern part of the county.

Crawford County sees more vaccinations

    New COVID cases remain low in Crawford County and vaccinations are slowly increasing. Although still lagging behind other connecting counties, the state COVID website reports an estimated 10.3 percent of Crawford County's 23,920 residents have received at least one vaccine dose which is another increase from the 7.7 percent reported last week and the 5.9 percent the previous week.

Two K9s assist in drug detection

    After two traffic stops in just over a week’s span in Crawford County resulted in law enforcement allegedly finding drugs in his vehicles, along with another traffic stop in 2020 that had the same result, Mark Allen Williams, 36, of O’Fallon, Mo., stands charged with four felonies and a number of misdemeanors and infractions.