John Marsh

Put Cole Jail inmates back to work

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You might remember the days when jail ‘trustees’ helped save Cole County money. Eastern District Commissioner Jeff Hoelscher thinks it’s something that needs to return … In the old Cole County Jail, the ‘trustees’ were non-violent inmates who stayed in their own cell and assisted staff with maintenance and kitchen …

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Ethics bills don’t all make it


JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri’s GOP House speaker says lawmakers made progress toward changing the state’s loose ethics laws but said he’s disappointed a proposal to ban lobbyist gifts to lawmakers died. Speaker Todd Richardson on Friday touted passage of the state’s first-ever waiting period on lawmakers becoming paid lobbyists. Other …

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Off duty cop shoots ATV rider

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(KMIZ ABC-17) – A man is recovering after an off-duty Fulton police officer shot him during a fight. It happened around 10:00 Thursday night in the 9000 block of County Road 445 near Mokane. Deputies say an investigation revealed the 29 year old victim was riding an ATV in a reckless …

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Will tax renewal mean more JCMO sidewalks?

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You can thank the half – cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax for the new sidewalks on Missouri Blvd. Jefferson City Councilman Rick Mihalevich hopes they can still address some safety issues on the ‘Boulevard’ … The long running tax is up for renewal on the August Jefferson City ballot. It …

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JCMO Mcycle wreck

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A motorcyclist has serious injuries following a crash on Highway 54 at Highway 179 last night. Jefferson City police say the wreck happened about 9-15 when the rider was coming down the ramp from 179 on to Highway 54. He lost control of the bike which crashed in a ditch. …

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Is there a warrant out for you??

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The Cole County sheriff’s department says someone is trying to scare residents into giving them money by claiming to be from the sheriff’s department. IN the scam…the caller claims to be a sheriff’s deputy…and tells the caller they have a warrant for their arrest. They then tell the caller to …

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** Update ** Woman critical after ’54’ crash

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Another crash at the Monticello Road crossing on Highway 54 south of Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon leaves a Jefferson City woman in critical condition. The Highway Patrol says 42 year old LaTonya Murray pulled into the path of two cars while turning at the intersection. Murray was flown from the …

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Missouri’s Death Chamber is back in business


The state of Missouri has carried out its first execution of the year. 66-year-old Earl Forrest had been on death row since his conviction in 2002 of killing three people including a sheriff’s deputy in south central Missouri. Forrest said he had been drinking when he went on a shooting …

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Bad crash on ’54’ at JCMO

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(KMIZ ABC-17) The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 54 near Monticello Road, just west of Jefferson City. Troopers said they received reports of the wreck just after 12:30 p.m. They told ABC 17 a car was turning on westbound onto Highway 54 from …

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KWOS, AARP & Gary Nolan to air Missouri Atty General debate

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Join KWOS and Gary Nolan for a spirited debate Monday morning between Missouri Attorney General candidates MU law professor Josh Hawley and Senator Kurt Schaefer. Our debate airs Monday at 9am during the Gary Nolan show on News radio 950 – KWOS! The A-G debate brought to you by AARP. …

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