John Marsh

Columbia has a new ‘drive-thru’!


Umbria Rustic Italian Restaurant in downtown Columbia is not a drive through restaurant…but somebody tried to drive through it early today. A car careened out of control and hit the storefront restaurant about 1 this morning. The driver sped off, but was caught a short time later by Columbia police. …

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M-U interim president says: ‘Don’t cut our budget!’


University of Missouri System Interim President Mike Middleton, along with the system’s vice president of finance, spoke with lawmakers Wednesday after some legislators threatened budget cuts. Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, said it’s no secret some lawmakers want to reduce funding for the next fiscal year because of the events that recently transpired …

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Iran is back in the money .. and you should be alarmed


Blaine Luetkemeyer says ‘I told you so’. Like many of his GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill, the Mid-Missouri Congressman is alarmed that Iran now has access to their previously frozen assets … As part of the nuclear deal, Iran now can use over 100 – billion dollars in assets that …

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How about cleaning up Wears Creek first?

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Do you want to make Jefferson City’s riverfront more attractive? Then start with Wears Creek … Mayor Carrie Tergin agrees with a caller to KWOS Open Air that the area west of the State Capitol could stand a serious clean up. She’s a big supporter of developing Adrian’s Island as …

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Callaway County man heads to prison on weapons charges


A Callaway County man will spend 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 58-year old William Council admitted he pulled a sawed off shot gun on two people during an altercation on a rural road in Callaway County in 2013. Under terms of …

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Gruesome abortion procedure debated at the Capitol


A state lawmaker says banning a method of carrying out second-trimester abortions would eliminate a particularly inhumane procedure, but abortion rights groups say her bill is unconstitutional. The bill would ban using medical implements to dismember a fetus in the womb to complete an abortion. Patty Skain with Missouri Right …

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Former JCMO bank employee sentenced for embezzling

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Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for embezzling $410,000 from the bank where she was employed. Katherine Nicholle Brown, 29, of Jefferson City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes …

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Meth found at Cole County daycare


A Cole County teen faces charges after meth was found at the home daycare where she lives. 18 – year old Abigail Connell is charged with drug possession and several counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Connell’s mother .. Shelley Richter .. called deputies after she found the …

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Mizzou student reporter testifies at Capitol


University of Missouri student journalist Tim Tai supports a bill that is meant to ensure high school and college student journalists can report without fear of censorship by administrators or teachers. Tai was among a group of reporters that Mizzou professor Melissa Click tried to block during campus protests last …

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