John Marsh

Columbia has a new ‘drive-thru’!

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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!’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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