Author Archives: John Marsh

  1. chamois man faces federal bomb and drug charges

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    A Chamois man faces federal charges for making meth and bombs at his house. 22-year-old Zachary Reed was originally arrested July 15th. An indictment unsealed Tuesday revealed investigators found a working meth lab at Reed’s home in 2014. They also found explosives…one labeled fragmenting grenade, another labeled “concussion grenade”. The court documents said the two devices contained rusty nails. Reed is in federal custody…a detention hearing has not been set.

  2. wanted arkansas killer caught in jcmo

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    Federal Marshalls take a suspect in a fatal shooting in northeast Arkansas into custody in Jefferson City. 24-year old Daniel Johnson is wanted for shooting a man to death in a park in Blytheville Arkansas in late June. Johnson was found in an apartment in the 300 block of Marshall Street. Federal marshals also recovered what they described as a large amount of marijuana from the apartment. Law enforcement is still searching for Johnson’s accomplice, 25 year old Anfernee Wells. Police in Blytheville say Wells should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

  3. jcmo house fire called arson

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    It seems that a weekend fire in Jefferson City was no accident. Police took 31 year old James Stude of Jefferson City into custody yesterday and charged him with first degree arson. Fire investigators say Stude started a fire in a house at 12-07 East McCarty Street on Sunday morning. The blaze did heavy damage.

  4. russellville drive-in closed after teens get sick

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    Cole County health officials close the Russellville Drive Inn Restaurant. Four employees of the restaurant came down sick Saturday night with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Health department inspectors paid an unannounced visit to the restaurant Monday afternoon. The health department cited the restaurant for sanitary violations but there’s no indication that had anything to do with the employees getting sick.

  5. what’s up with all the drones flying around?

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    You might have seen drones flying in the skies over  Mid – Missouri. Rich Beckwith has his own remotely – piloted aircraft. He says they have all sorts of potential uses …

    Beckwith also serves on Cole County’s Emergency Response Team. He adds you can get into the hobby ‘on the cheap’. There are dozens of drones available online for under $100.

  6. jcmo woman accused of beating little girl

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    A Jefferson City woman is held in the Cole County jail on child abuse charges after police officers saw her throw a five year old girl to the ground by her hair. 24-year-old Dmitra Price was arrested Friday at her home on East Atchison. A caller to 911 said Price was beating a young girl with what sounded like a belt. Investigation of the girl turned up bruising, a black eye and several cigarette burns. A seven year old also taken into protective custody also showed evidence of beating and cigarette burns.

  7. teen workers get sick at russellville restaurant

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    The Cole County Health Department made an unannounced visit to a drive in restaurant in Russellville Monday, trying to find out what made four teenaged employees sick Saturday night. The teens were taken to the hospital to be checked out when they reported feeling sick to their stomachs, dizzy and short of breath. Russellville fire officials say carbon monoxide levels in the building were elevated when they arrived Saturday night. The Russellville Drive In remained open during yesterday’s inspection.

  8. 20-16 may well be the ‘year of the j-c school bond’

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    You hear the news stories that young people are leaving Jefferson City .. but some of them are apparently sticking around. A recent kindergarten class of nearly 800 kids was one of the largest in J-C Public School history. Superintendent Larry Linthacum says that’s driving the push for a potential 20-16 school bond …

    Dollar amounts for the bond issue could top 150 – (m) million. It could fund a second high school and a new east side elementary school.

  9. governor’s son busted for d-w-i in columbia

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    One of the governor’s sons is in trouble again for drunk driving in Columbia.

    Willson Nixon was arrested at about 3:00 a.m. Sunday on Paquin St. on suspicion of DWI. Officers say he was driving with no headlights near Locust and College, at one point side-swiping a parked car.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the 25-year-old Nixon was also arrested on DWI charges in May. He’s now out on bond.

  10. jcmo firefighter hurt while battling blaze

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    A Jefferson City firefighter went to the hospital after a fire destroys a home in the 12-hundred block of East McCarty early Sunday. The fire department’s Jason Turner says there was heavy smoke coming from the two-story home when firefighters arrived. It took about half an hour to bring the flames under control. The fire fighter was injured when he fell, suffering a back injury. Turner says the home is a total loss. He says fire investigators have not established a cause of the fire yet.