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6 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Dead woman identified after Legens/SWAT gun battle
Anthony Legens shot at SWAT and was killed at his home in Cedar Hill. Police say 31-year-old Tanya Gould of Cedar Hill was found dead in the home afterwards. She was already dead before police got there. The deputy who took a bullet is still recovering. // Vicky James was chosen to take the place of Jim Terry who resigned from County Council district 7 // COVID status is still YELLOW. What will it take to get us in the green? // YMCA goes maskless // Festus-Crystal City Rotary Club turns 76 years old this month // SPORTS: Jefferson baseball takes third at state PROGRAMMING NOTE: This is my final newscast for KJFF Radio. In effect, it's also the last JeffCo This Week newscast for now. Thanks for being a regular listening. Follow me on Twitter for updates: @chatwithstumac
6 minutes | May 29, 2021
JeffCo Deputy wounded and suspect killed in Cedar Hill
Sheriff Dave Marshak says one of his SWAT team members was shot and wounded in a two gun battle with a possible homicide suspect. Although the bullet missed his vest, the officer is expected to survive. // 11-year-old boy drowns in the big river // County Council will pick new councilperson to fill District 7 vacancy soon // The use of masks is on a steady decline as COVID cases continue to drop and more vaccines are made available in JeffCo // Festus 8 (B&B Theaters) is now open 7 days a week in time for Memorial Day weekend (Movies: Quiet Place 2 and Disney's Cruella open this weekend) // SPORTS: Jefferson Blue Jays are going to the state final 4!
6 minutes | May 22, 2021
Dead body found in Hillsboro pond
Dead body found in Hillsboro pond / Farmington missing teen found dead / Throat slashed in Fenton / Gas truck blaze in DeSoto / Kimmswick port update / Festus' singing councilman David Boyer has new album
6 minutes | May 15, 2021
Dangerous World War II relic unearthed in Barnhart backyard
Barnhart woman finds WWII Japanese mortar shell while gardening / Possible pipe bombs found in Hillsboro man's car / COVID levels teetering to YELLOW / Kids can now get vaccinated at Mercy Hospital Jefferson / Black bears spotted in Jefferson County / Hungry thief stole car, drove to Taco Bell
6 minutes | May 8, 2021
County Executive Gannon reacts to Terry's resignation
Gannon was shocked that Jim Terry resigned from Distrct 7 / Arson case at apartment complex in Hillsboro / Health Department is shutting down the Festus COVID-19 vaccination site / SBA grants now available for Jefferson County restaurants and other businesses / It's still a home sellers market, according to REMAX Best Choice / First ever Black Bear hunting season in Missouri
6 minutes | May 1, 2021
Jim Terry resigns from Jefferson County Council
District 7 County Councilperson resigns / JeffCo is back at YELLOW status for COVID-19 / Who want's the COVID vaccine? Health Dept. Dir explains / JC Water Authority is sharing resources with local cities / Food trucks coming to Festus every Monday in May / Local restaurants opening: Krabby Daddy's opened Saturday while Dunkin Donuts is still building their location next to Waffle House.
6 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
JeffCo Sheriff Dave Marshak reacts to Derrick Chauvin verdict
Marshak offers reaction to the Chauvin verdict / Cops are leaving the police world for regular jobs / DWI charges for a Byrnes Mill man who crashed into a car where three people died including an infant / McGirl's Random Acts of Kindness bill is making it's make through the Missouri Legislature / Pevely Ward 4 seat be requires an appointment after no candidates filed / COMTREA has a new vaccination site / 4th of July fireworks display at St. Pius returns this year
5 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Rape charges dropped against Festus High School Football Star
Festus 🏈 Star rape charge dropped Two murder cases in one week April 6th Election return wrap up >Hillsboro props fail >Pevely tax increase passes >DeSoto City Council >Kimmswick Mayor race >Voter turnout... low PROGRAMMING NOTE: No episode on April 17.
4 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
SPECIAL REPORT: JeffCo April 6th Unofficial Election Returns
8.2% was the voter turnout in Jefferson County for the April 6th, 2021 General Municipal Election. KJFF’s Korey Johnson has the unofficial election results.
3 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
SPECIAL REPORT: 2021 April 6th General Election Preview
KJFF's Stuart McMillian runs through a quick preview of the April 6th General Election. Pevely and Hillsboro have ballot issues. Cities of Arnold, Festus, DeSoto, Hillsboro, and Kimmswick have contested ward races. Seven school boards have contested races as well. Commentary: Probably the most important elections are general elections in April. That's when we vote for things that directly effect our lives and the lives of our neighbors. Get out and vote! Get your sample ballot or view the county-wide ballot here: https://www.jeffcomo.org/238/County-Clerk-Election-Authority
6 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Governor Parson visits Mercy Jefferson COVID Vaccination Clinic
Gov. Parson visits Jefferson County // 47,000+ doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered // Mask order expires – Health Department Dir. recommended against lifting the order // No mask required at all JeffCo government buildings (except the courthouse) // 10-year-old shot in Festus // Arnold man shot and killed by police in St. Charles // Rep McGirl's Hillsboro special road district bill passes out of committee // US Congressman Jason Smith on running for Blunt's US Senate seat // April General Election is coming up Tuesday (make sure to stay tuned for a special report with a more detailed preview of the election).
6 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Is this the year of the cicada for JeffCo?
We start with Rep. Coleman talking about Trump Highway Bill // US Rep Luetkemeyer on Blunt retirement // Cicadas back in a big way? // St. Pius X construction update // JeffCo Spring and Summer events are back in 2021 // Herky woman stole/crashed a MSHP squad car // JeffCo SWAT team has been activated a lot lately // Old Festus Shop N Save to be new max COVID vaccination site
6 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
JeffCo COVID YELLOW Status for the first time this year
COVID Status Yellow // Next tier for vaccines opens up this coming week // Fatal fire in High Ridge // Festus structure and fire // DeSoto firefighter hurt in church fire // Cedar Hill man murdered his wife, guilty // House Springs Meth head sentenced // Mercy Hospital Jefferson named one of the best maternity hospitals // Twin City Days will return in 2021 // De Soto girls wrestler goes undefeated during high school career including three state championships
6 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Jefferson County Health Department buys land to build new facility
Hillsboro schools and the Health Department, who's headquarters are in Hillsboro, and are both buying up land in that area // Fenton Murder-Suicide, husband and wife, both 82 // April election will be like it was before the pandemic // MoDOT announces local JeffCo road projects // Tornado Drill alert message forgot to say it was a test // No RED in JeffCo COVID numbers; cases continue to go down
6 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
Capitol Police Officer from Festus shares horrifying riot details
Captain Mendoza: "I still have the chemical burns on my face." // 3000 more vaccinations arrive; Meanwhile, 1900 people tried to cheat their way to the front of the line // Mask Order continued // COVID cases continue downward trend // JeffCo Flu cases are way down // Festus PD Chief comments on Angela McMunn – the woman who pled guilty to fraud in connection with the JeffCo Shop With A Cop program // JeffCo crimes trends of 2020 // Fires in DeSoto and Festus // Dog rescued from pond
6 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
State Of The County 2021
Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon gave his State of the County Address this week on KJFF // COVID cases are trending downward, 14 more deaths, vaccines are coming // "Big crowd" at St. Pius X High School basketball game raises eyebrows // Coleman For Senate 2022 // Former local business owner Mark Patterson dies suddenly // Rush Limbaugh passed away // Shots fired in Barnhart burglary // Cedar Mill man faces "Capitol Riot" charges // Big snow dropped 9+ inches but just wait 15 minutes...
6 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Stolen Funeral Home Van, with Corpse, Stopped in Festus
COVID case numbers are trending downward in Jefferson County. Health Department downgraded the county to ORANGE status after being in the RED since October of last year // The strange theft of a funeral home van, with a dead body still inside, ended with arrests in Festus on Friday // Officers fired shots at a 17-year-old suspect in Arnold on Monday // The founder and former member of the non-profit was sentenced after pleading guilty to fraudulent related activities to that program // State Rep. Becky Ruth has filed legislation that if passed would increase the state gax tax
6 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
500 Vaccines Arrive At JCHD
The Jefferson County Health Department finally received shipment of the COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine this week. Appointment only clinics begin on Monday. // 13 new COVID deaths were reported this week // 2 Alarm Fire in Hillsboro, no one hurt // Why are catalytic converters being stolen out of cars in JeffCo? // Personal changes at Sheriff's Department, MSHP, and High Ridge Fire // More than 133-thousand dollars in grants was awarded by the Festus Tourism Commission in December // County Executive Dennis Gannon's The State of the County Address will be all virtual // New bike and pizza place is coming to Festus! // JeffCo This Week now has 1000 downloads -- Thank You!
6 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
Judge Missey Movin' On Up?
Jefferson County Judge Darrell Missey is one of four finalist to be placed on the state appellate court. The Governor has 60 days to choose one but if he doesn't the Appellate Judicial Commission will. // Federal Cares Art funding about spent in Jefferson County. // Man beats woman with sawed off shotgun. // Three new COVID deaths were added this week in Jefferson County. Overall cases are down but we remain in red status. JCHD still doesn't have any vaccines to give out. Mercy and COMTREA have had some shipments come in.
6 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
Will You Take The COVID-19 Vaccine?
Dr. Danish Jabbar with Midwest Medical Practitioners in Festus explains the vaccine in detail. Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis takes the vaccine, explains why. 11 new COVID deaths in Jefferson County this week. Police bust drug ring with 7 of 16 arrest are locals. JeffCo Jail suicide by hanging reported. Chuck Marley of High Ridge testifies in favor of Missouri's 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. President Biden takes oath of office.
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