Author Archives: John Marsh

  1. congressman hartzler thinks iran deal is a ‘crock’

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    Republicans, and a few Democrats, tried to stop it, but the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect. The agreement keeps the Middle East nation from having enough nuclear capabilities to build a bomb right now, but Missouri Congressman Vicky Hartzler says that’s not good enough.
    A majority of members of Congress agreed with Hartzler, but not enough of them to override the President on the deal.

  2. mo lawmakers at odds with nixon education $$ request

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    (Missourinet) — Governor Nixon wants to give higher education a significant funding increase, but some legislative budget makers are skeptical.

    The state’s colleges and universities say they will implement the fourth year-to-year tuition freeze since Governor Nixon took office, and Nixon said he will propose spending 55.7-million more on higher education in the state budget.  House Budget Committee vice-chairman Scott Fitzpatrick says such an announcement could be premature…

  3. ** update ** jcmo child hit by police car

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    A toddler is at University Hospital after being hit by a Jefferson City police car. The accident happened around 11-am when the child apparently got out of a house on East McCarty and was hit by the officer. The boy .. said to be under the age of 2 .. was flown to University Hospital. His injuries aren’t thought to be life threatening.

  4. elston home burns

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    A home near Elston is destroyed by fire. The fire started early this (wed) morning at the home on the 600 – block of Route ‘T’. The Cole County homeowner woke up and found flames in the bedroom, He and his wife got out safely. The cause is under investigation.

  5. new knees for jeremiah!

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    After years of playing pick up basketball and working out at the “Y”…Governor Jay Nixon’s knees were shot. Yesterday…he had both replaced. Governor’s spokesman Scott Holste won’t say where Nixon had the surgery, but says the Chief Executive was still on the job…talking to staff on the phone. Nixon will be in the hospital for several days.

  6. jc mayor – council tangle over budget

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    A budget battle at Jefferson City’s City Hall.Mayor Carrie Tergin vetoed the budget last night, before the city council voted to override the veto .

    The city council initially approved an approximately $60 million budget. In her veto message, Mayor Tergin cited the Council’s move to increase the Gross Receipts Utility Tax. Tergin wanted to keep the tax at its current level.

    Tergin proposed a $60 million budget for the city. The final budget must be approved by the end of next month.

  7. capital region med center expansion about complete

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    Your next hospital stay might be a brief one. It’s all about doing more and more procedures on an outpatient basis. That’s why Capital Region Medical Center has spent nearly 40 – (M) million dollars on a new wing …

    Hospital President Gaspare Calvaruso adds that about 70 – percent of procedures at Capital Region are now outpatient visits. He was on KWOS Saturday Open Air.

  8. there’s an arrest in connection with some boonville fires

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    There may be a crack in the case of the serial arsonist in Cooper County. The Cooper County Sheriffs Office says it has a Hispanic male in custody in connection with the recent fires in the Boonville area. The man from Illinois was brought in for questioning about 8-40 last night and was subsequently placed under arrest. Investigators believe the man is responsible for setting seven fires between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening.

  9. two bodies found near columbia — being called murder

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    The Boone County sheriff’s department has a murder mystery on its hands. Deputies found two bodies within about 150 yards of each other early Saturday morning north of Columbia off Mexico Gravel Road. An asphalt company worked found the body of 41 year old James Richardson in the drive way of a home. A search dog later found the body of 42 year old Kenneth B. Long of Mexico in a nearby field. Detective Tom O’Sullivan says the department has ruled out murder suicide, and is handling the case as a double homicide. An autopsy will be held later today to determine a cause of death for the two men.

  10. another state trooper is hurt in a mid-mo crash

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    Another State Trooper has been involved in a car crash…but this time the trooper will be okay. Trooper Tyler O’Brien crashed into the back of another car on Highway 63 near Moberly Wednesday morning. Witnesses say the car in front of the trooper slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting an animal in the road. The driver of that car, Bradley Friedel was flown from the scene of the wreck to University Hospital in Columbia. Trooper O’Brien was hospitalized for a short time.