John Marsh

No tax break for owner of closed JCMO hotel

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It’s back to the drawing board for the owners of the old Truman Hotel in their attempts to get tax breaks from the city to help them build two new hotels and a conference center on their property. Jefferson City’s TIF commission Thursday night voted 7-1 to turn down the …

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Cattle rustlers? String ’em up!


The Miller County sheriff’s office is fighting back against cattle rustlers. At least 26 cattle have been stolen in the county since last June, and Sheriff Bill Abbott says not all thefts are reported. Abbott says the department has helped to create a group called Farmer’s Outlook as a means …

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Fatal fire in Sedalia

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A fire at a house in Sedalia has claimed a life. Fire crews found the body of a man inside the house at 1903 Grand Avenue shortly after knocking down flames that were showing outside of the structure. Efforts to revive the man didn’t work and he was pronounced dead …

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JCMO suspect sees sentencing delayed


A St. Louis man found guilty of burglary in a deadly home invasion will have to wait until July before he learns his sentence. Attorneys in the case of 19-year-old Charles Thompson asked for a delay in his sentencing. He’s due back in court July 6th. A jury last month …

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Mid Mo woman goes missing


It’s been more than a week since anyone has seen Laverla Kistler. The 77-year old Cooper County woman is the subject of a Silver Alert as a missing person. Relatives say she drove off from her home in her silver 2004 Kia Sedona van with her little brown dog Rusty …

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Missing Callaway man – the latest information


Investigators now say the man found dead on a Callaway County road on Monday was reported missing on Father’s Day. 34-year-old Steven Mullens was reported missing by the mother of his child. Mullens was found in a car, believed to be his, on Monday afternoon on County Road 268 near …

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Cole Cty man assaulted and dies – hunt is on for suspect

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The Cole County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an assault that occurred on Monday, June 13th, between the hours of 1:40 - 2:00 pm. The incident occurred in area of St. Martins, possibly US 50 or Route T. The victim's truck is described as a light tan, 2005 GMC, quad-cab, …

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Will the Courthouse flags come down next time?

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Cole County’s flag ordinance was the topic of discussion at the courthouse Tuesday. The commission holding a public hearing on the policy. Most of those addressing the commissioners were critical of their decision last week to initially not lower the flags to half staff in remembrance of the victims of …

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You really HAVE to try to install a window backwards!


There’s more trouble with the windows at Cole County courthouse. Work on installing new windows was stopped this week after Facilities manager Greg Camp found that several of the windows had not been installed correctly. Camp says the contractor installing the windows will fix the problem, and not move forward …

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You better get used to roundabouts

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‘And just when you thought your commute was getting back to normal’ .. Jefferson City’s Council okays moving ahead with a new roundabout near Capital Region Medical Center … Operations Division Director Britt Smith says the $2 – million project will hopefully help traffic flow in one of the busiest …

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