Madeline joined the KQ2 team in February 2018.
Madeline McClain is a multi-media journalist from Independence, Missouri.
She joined KQ2 News in February 2018 after attending the University of Missouri for journalism and law school. In 2015, she passed the Missouri Bar while finishing her dual J.D. and Masters Degree.
When Maddie's not in the newsroom or chasing down stories, she enjoys traveling. She studied abroad in Paris, London and Capetown.
Gov. Mike Parson and four other elected state officials were sworn in on Monday, but the ceremonies this year were more subdued than in years past.
“The Capitol, the national legislature, the lawmakers of the entire nation were threatened by armed people,” said Missouri Western Professor Melinda Kovacs after watching the events that unfolded in Washington, D.C. “I’m still trying to find the correct terminology. I think a riot is a useful term to use. I think insurrection is a correct term to use but I don’t know what we want to call this, Coup comes to mind.”
COVID-19 vaccinations for Buchanan County healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents continue Tuesday.
As parents plan to send children back into classrooms for in-person learning, experts are helping break down COVID-19’s impact on schools and safe practices for returning to school following the holiday.
The governor will start 2021 without a top official in Missouri's Veteran Commission after Tim Noonan, the commission chairman, quit on the eve of the New Year.
Atchison County Health Department is finishing up the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers before some counties even begin.
Local health officials want to hear from health providers in Buchanan County about which members of their staff would like a COVID-19 vaccine when it comes available. The deadline to fill out the form is Dec. 31.
Officials originally estimated Missouri would receive about 64,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in its second shipment. The projection was amended 10 days ago to 25-30% fewer doses and then amended again Monday.
A fire destroyed a home near 7th and Concord streets Saturday night.
A six-year-old boy from St. Joseph got a special visit from Santa’s elves Thursday and some virtual helpers.