Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. jcmo boy found safe and sound

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    A five-year-old Jefferson City boy is now OK, after concerns overnight he was kidnapped.

    We got the Endangered Person Advisory late Thursday night for Cameron Thomas. Authorities believed his non-custodial father, Melvin Thomas, took him from the mother’s house on Elm Street in Jefferson City to the Saint Louis area. Melvin is allegedly a heroin addict, and Cameron didn’t have his medication for epilepsy.

    We learned early Friday morning the little boy was found safe in Saint Louis.

  2. girl goes missing in cooper county

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    A girl from Pilot Grove in Cooper County has gone missing and her parents are reaching out for help in finding her. The parents of 14-year-old Chawnette Elizabeth Hazlett say she was last seen in her bed last night at 9:30. She was gone this morning. Chawnette is described as 6 feet tall, blond hair, blue eyes. She was last seen wearing capri sweat pants. She has asthma but her father says she took her medicine with her, as well as a fluorescent green back pack.

    If you see her or have any information on Chawnette’s location, please contact the authorities.

  3. new details on the callaway county child killing

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    A six year old boy with Downs Syndrome is dead…shot several times apparently by a family friend who was baby-sitting him. Dane Hathman’s mother found his body in the bedroom of family friend Scottie Willet early Thursday morning. Willet had been living with the family since January. After a short manhunt, Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies found Willet about 6-30 yesterday morning at a friend’s trailer near Sedalia. The 27-year-old is in the Callaway County Jail on first degree murder and armed criminal action charges. He is held on 1-million dollars bond.

  4. you’ll see a teacher tenure ballot issue in november

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    It looks like you’ll get to vote on the future of teacher tenure in Missouri. Jefferson City Judge Dan Green says he’s likely to reject challenges to the ballot issue. Green heard both sides of the issue Thursday in Cole County Circuit Court. The ballot issue known as Amendment 3 requires that employment decisions on teachers be based on student performance data.

  5. get ready to fire up the burn barrel

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    You’ll get a ‘jump start’ on firing up the burn barrel this fall. Jefferson City interim Fire Chief Jason Turner says the burning season will start two weeks earlier …

    The city limits open burning to the cold weather months. It now runs November 1st through March 1st.

  6. there’s an arrest in a callaway county murder of a child

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    A man who is suspect in a Callaway County murder investigation is under arrest in Sedalia. The case involves a missing 6 – year old. Law officers searched the Little Dixie Lake area early this morning and the death investigation is now centered on Primrose Lane southwest of Fulton. There’s no word on the relationship of the suspect to the victim or how the child died.

  7. what’s taking so long with some jcmo road paving?

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    Are you having to park on the next block over so crews can pave your Jefferson City street? Public Works Director Matt Morasch says they should wrap up that work in the Satinwood – Vieth Drive area …

    Work is also progressing on the Lafayette – Dunklin intersection. It’s being put in to better deal with traffic that will be generated by the new Lafayette overpass project.

  8. fort wood sergeant faces dozens of sex abuse charges

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    A Ft. Leonard Wood solider faces more than two-dozen assault and sexual misconduct charges.

    Shatara Seymour, Fort Leonard Wood Public Information Chief, said Wednesday charges aganist Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez range from incidences of alleged sexual assault and maltreatment. The charges specify Sanchez attempted to commit indecent viewing, failing to obey lawful regulations and abusive sexual content.

    Seymour said Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez could face 275 years of confinement if convicted. He also could be dishonorably discharged and forced to forfeit all pay and allowances. Sanchez, a solider in the 14th Military Police Brigade, is scheduled for court martial

  9. woman accused of defrauding central bank

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    A Missouri woman has been charged with de-frauding a Jefferson City bank out of nearly $200-thousand dollars. U.S. Western District Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 62,year-old Carol Noble of Carrollton got the loan to buy a convenience store in Stover.

    Dickinson says Noble altered documents to have an appraisal  done of her neighbors home which she presented as her own. Central Bank then gave her a loan worth $100-thousand dollars more than Noble’s real property.


  10. an jc-cc inmate could face murder charges in cellie’s death

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    The Cole County sheriff’s department is investigating the death of an inmate at Jefferson City Correctional Center…who died over the weekend from injuries he suffered in a beating by his cellmate. 35-year- old Mark Melton was serving a sentence for attempted sodomy…the sheriff’s department isn’t identifying the assailant whom they say was serving a sentence for second degree murder. The beating occurred on August 9th…Melton died Sunday at University Hospital.