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folks along the osage river watch and wait

Ameren says flood gates on the Bagnell Dam could be open for two more weeks…and that has downstream resident scrambling. Residents along the Osage River are pulling boats out of the water and working to clear debris from docks. Others are boarding up homes and moving to higher ground. Constant …

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copperhead bites cole cty woman

A Cole County woman is recovering after a close encounter with a copperhead snake over the weekend. Her family believes Doris Smith mistakenly picked up the snake while gathering sticks in her yard Saturday morning. The snake bit Smith on the index finger. Her husband took Smith to St. Mary’s …

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samaritan center trying to feed hungry kids

Just who are you feeding when you donate to pantries like the Samaritan Center?… Jenny DeFeo says they’re seeing a lot more folks coming in for assistance, especially since summer school has ended. Many kids rely on school for two free meals a day and don’t have that option during …

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mid-mo congressman doesn’t agree with gay marriage ruling

Has the Supreme Court overstepped its authority by legalizing gay marriage? Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says the matter should have been left up to the states. On KWOS Open Air, Luetkemeyer says The Constitution makes no mention of marriage, so the Supreme Court had no business ruling on it.

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two jcmo brothers die in hail of gunfire in chicago

A Jefferson City man and his brother are shot and killed in Chicago over the holiday weekend. Police say 31 – year old Willie Hunter and 25 – year old John Hunter were shot while sitting inside an SUV on Chicago’s South Side Saturday morning. John Hunter tried to drive …

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spit on a cop — go directly to jail

Some fights after fireworks get really rowdy in Jefferson City. Police arrested 23-year-old James Duhart early yesterday (sun) morning at Capitol Avenue and Cherry, and they say he spit on several officers. About 90 minutes later, several shots were fired in the same area, and a fight spilled over to …

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Sheriff Candidate Randy Dampf On Open Air

Randy Dampf is retired from the JCPD, and currently is Chief Investigator for Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson. He has announced his intention to run for Cole County Sheriff in 2016.  Here’s our conversation on KWOS Open Air: [display_podcast]

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Congressman Luetkemeyer On Open Air

In our latest visit on KWOS Open Air, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer comments on gay marriage, Obamacare, the Confederate flag, and the financial crisis in Greece. Here’s our conversation: [display_podcast]

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columbia woman groped while out on morning run

The City of Columbia’s Park rangers are investigating sexual misconduct on the Hinkson Creek Trail late Sunday morning. A woman tells police she was running on the trail when she was groped by a man riding a bicycle. She later spotted the man exposing himself. The suspect is described as …

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