Jessica McMaster, 41 Action News

Jessica McMaster

41 Action News

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Kansas bill would create new office to oversee embattled Department for Children and Families

A new Kansas state office, which would be tasked with overseeing the Department For Children and Families among other things, could be created soon. Lawmakers were scheduled to meet Wednesday in Topeka to discuss House Bill 2187, which would create an Office of the Child Advocate. → Read More

UMKC professor weighs in on Electoral College vote objections

A professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains what people can expect during Wednesday's Electoral College vote. → Read More

Ransomware attack causes utility billing issues in Independence

People in Independence are unable to pay their utility bills online due to a ransomware attack on the city's computer systems. → Read More

Vaccines: 'They're one of the greatest public health achievements of all time'

Vaccines have a long history of protecting people from diseases, and in some cases, eliminating diseases altogether. → Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial follows safety protocols

A COVID-19 vaccine that's gaining traction in medical trials could be 95% effective, according to the principal investigator of the Moderna trial. → Read More

Surveillance footage shows what happened night Sedalia woman was shot, killed by deputy

Newly released surveillance footage shows what happened the night a Pettis County sheriff's deputy shot and killed Hannah Fizer. → Read More

Extradition of man who allegedly killed his sons could take weeks

It will likely be weeks before the man accused of killing his sons and abducting his daughters is returned to Kansas. → Read More

Residents angered by KCMO’s inaction to people squatting in vacant homes

Residents in the Oak Park neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, say they're frustrated with the city for failing to address squatting issues in vacant homes. → Read More

Report: Riverbend allowed several staff members to work while displaying symptoms of COVID-19

Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation in Kansas City, Kansas, allowed several staff members to work while displaying symptoms of COVID-19, according to an inspection report. → Read More

LeGend Taliferro's mother says son 'loved' his accused killer

LeGend Taliferro's mother told the 41 Action News Investigative Team on Friday that her 4-year-old son had a positive relationship with the man accused of killing him. → Read More

Hearing scheduled to prevent release of Olivia Jansen's records

A hearing is scheduled pertaining to the release of Olivia Jansen's file with Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). → Read More

Wyandotte County DA asks court to stop release of Olivia Jansen's records

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree has asked the courts to prohibit the release of Olivia Jansen's file. → Read More

Missouri Medicaid expansion could cost taxpayers $200 million

Expanding Medicaid, which Missouri residents voted in favor of in Tuesday's primary election, could cost the state $200 million. → Read More

COVID-19 cluster at reentry facility raises concerns about early release

A COVID-19 outbreak at the Grossman Center, a reentry facility in Leavenworth, has led to a call for the early release of inmates among family members and advocates. → Read More

Recommendations vs. requirements for pregnant women during COVID-19

While it's recommended that women who are pregnant get tested for COVID-19 at the time of delivery — and separated from their babies, if the test comes back positive — neither is a requirement. → Read More

COVID-19: Sending children back to day care

Once stay-at-home orders are lifted in Kansas City,; Missouri, parents who have kept their children home will soon have to decide when is a good time to send their children back to day care. → Read More

KC businesses to donate masks, sanitizer for fallen Independence firefighter's funeral

Sew KC donated 1,000 masks to the family of an Overland Park police officer who died in the line of duty; the company is about to make 1,000 masks for friends and family of an Independence firefighter who died last week. → Read More

Overland Park woman recalls moments after officer was killed

Carolyn Braverman laid down to recover from a headache when she was jolted out of bed by the amount of first responders blowing past her home in Overland Park Sunday. She didn't know Officer Mike Mosher, with the Overland Park Police Department had been shot moments before. → Read More

ReboundKC: Self-employed Kansans to soon receive federal assistance, says KDOL

Thousands of self-employed Kansans can soon apply for unemployment through a federal assistance program. → Read More

Advocacy group asks Gov. Parson to protect health care providers from lawsuits

A nursing home advocacy group has asked Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to protect health care providers from civil lawsuits. → Read More