Jessica McMaster, 41 Action News

Jessica McMaster

41 Action News

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

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

Scam alert: Shoppers duped into buying counterfeit masks

Counterfeit masks sold on the internet are duping shoppers across the country. A local fireman reached out to the 41 Action News investigators to alert the public to the problem. → Read More

Independence advisory board asks city to give utility rate payers money

Independence Public Utilities Advisory Board wants the city to give rate payers money. → Read More

Broader use of face masks may soon be recommended

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention may soon change its stance that most people do not need to wear a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

KU doctor on key to stopping COVID-19: 'You stay home'

The University of Kansas Health System has a unit dedicated solely to the care of patients who test positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Doctors weigh in on people cleaning groceries

One day after it was announced that COVID-19 survived on surfaces of a cruise ship for up to 17 days, people have questioned whether or not they should clean their groceries. → Read More

Protecting yourself from coronavirus: Tips to boost your immune system

As coronavirus continues to spread, many people are asking what they can do to protect themselves. What people eat and what people think, has a direct impact on their immune system, according to experts. → Read More

Sources: FBI investigating Kansas City, Missouri, day care for child sexual abuse

A Kansas City, Missouri, day care is under FBI investigation after one or more children may have been sexually abused. → Read More

Eric Greitens fined by Missouri Ethics Commission for campaign finance violations

The Missouri Ethics Commission has fined former Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign $178,000 for campaign finance violations. → Read More

Independence councilman Tom Van Camp loses seat in primary

Tom Van Camp, an Independence city councilman, will no longer represent District 4 come April. → Read More

Popular KC home designer being investigated for fraud

A Brookside couple claims a well-known home renovator ran off with their money. → Read More

Mom who grew up in foster care reunites with her kids in time for Christmas

A Kansas City, Missouri, mom has reunited with her children after spending more than a year apart. → Read More

Overland Park student arrested for pointing finger gun at other students

An Overland Park student was arrested after she made a gun symbol out of her fingers and pointed it at other students. → Read More

Missouri truck driver involved in fatal wreck has long history of driving infractions

A Missouri truck driver who crashed into stopped traffic, killing a mother and her two twin toddlers in Indianapolis, showed "no remorse," according to court records. → Read More