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Morning News Watch
jcmo council will discuss rec center $$ tonight

You could see the ‘fur fly’ at a special Jefferson City Council meeting tonight (mon). Councilmen have mixed emotions over whether to dedicate lodging tax dollars to help build a 10 (m) – million dollar ‘plus’ recreation center … Parks ...Read More

mid-mo escape artist faces january trial

A man who was caught inside a suburban Cleveland nursing home after a escaping from a Missouri jail is preparing to stand trial. Twenty-five-year-old Brian Adkison is scheduled to be tried Jan. 7 in Boone County on charges of forcing ...Read More

BE CAREFUL IF YOU BUY SOME LAST MINUTE GIFT CARDS ONLINE

If you're looking for deals online this holiday season, you should be  careful when it comes to buying those popular gift cards. Mike Harrison  with the Better Business Bureau in Columbia says buying a gift card on a site like ...Read More

columbia cops think they have their armed robber

Columbia police have a man in custody they say is involved in all five of the recent armed robberies from businesses. 31-year-old Jafari Boss arrested Wednesday night when he tried to rob a man at gunpoint near the Columbia Mall. ...Read More

a sedalia gold dealer fights for his life aftr being shot

A Sedalia business owner is in critical condition after he was shot during an armed robbery yesterday afternoon. Sedalia police identify the victim as Wesley Brown. Police say a man entered the Gold Buyer on Ohio Avenue about 1:30 yesterday ...Read More

the funding debate for a jcmo rec center is far from over

Do you want to watch the kids play tournament basketball or volleyball in a brand new Jefferson City facility? It might take some tax dollars to make that happen. Councilman Carlos Graham says funds dedicated by Parks and Recreation and ...Read More

snowy roads cause plenty of slide – offs

The Lake Area got the snow .. but Columbia and Boone County got the accidents. As much as 3 – inches of snow was measured at some places at the Lake of the Ozarks .. with about an inch in ...Read More

business – 50 is open ‘for business’

As promised, Cole County’s Business – 50 road project is complete. The multi – million dollar work added three lanes to Business – 50 through Apache Flats. The project includes a center turn lane and sidewalks to better take care ...Read More

cole county’s haz-mat team leads the prep for ebola

First Responders dressed out in ‘spacesuits’ run through the procedures as if a Mid-Missourian had come down with Ebola. Yesterday’s drill ran paramedics, police and firefighters along with HazMat team members through the scenario … Cole County Emergency Response Team ...Read More

cole county’s presiding commissioner has some advice for the new guy

‘You better watch your spending’ .. that’s the advice from Cole County’s Presiding Commissioner to his successor … Marc Ellinger says a little spending now can equal a lot down the road. Marc Ellinger didn’t run for a third term. ...Read More

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KWOS Open Air
How Are Your Telomeres?

What are telomeres, and why should you care about yours?  We found out from Dr. Chris Link of Capital Region Medical Center's Integrative Medicine Clinic.  Here's his latest program on KWOS Open Air:[display_podcast]

The Monastery, Lake Placid, and Runaway Trolleys

We always learn some local history when Gary Kremer stops in for a visit on KWOS Open Air.  Here's our latest show with the head of the State Historical Society Of Missouri:[display_podcast]

You Say Goodbye…And I Say Hello

Cole County Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger (left) is stepping down at the end of the year after 2 terms in office.  Businessman Sam Bushman will be taking over the job after running unopposed in November.  Here's our conversation on KWOS ...Read More

JC NAACP President Rod Chapel On Open Air

Jefferson City residents and businesses have lots of questions as they prepare for the arrival of civil rights demonstrators.  The march from Ferguson to Jefferson City will arrive this week.  We talked about it with Jefferson City NAACP President Rod ...Read More

The Life We Bury

Allen Eskens is a Minnesota attorney who grew up in Jefferson City.  He has just finished his first novel,  The Life We Bury.  He's back in town for a book signing this Saturday at Downtown Book & Toy, and joined ...Read More