Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. mass killing in southwest missouri

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    TEXAS COUNTY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol held a news conference Friday morning on a mass homicide that happened overnight near Tyrone.

    Sgt. Jeff Kinder confirmed nine people were deceased. Of the nine, seven are suspected homicides. Authorities said the suspected shooter shot himself. They also said an elderly woman died of natural causes. One other person was injured.

    Sgt. Kinder said this is a difficult case to cover.

    “In our job we see a lot of bad stuff, and this is bad,” Sgt. Kinder said. “This is also hard on the police officers who are working out there. It’s not natural to see that sort of thing. And I’m sure they were as shocked as a lot of the people are in this room.”

    There are multiple crime scenes. They consist of five homes in Texas County and a separate scene in Shannon County. That is where authorities said they found a car with a deceased shooter inside.

    Several media reports indicate the Missouri State Highway Patrol had a mobile command post set up near the intersection of Highway 137 and Route H.

    The Texas County Sheriff and the Missouri Highway Patrol are investigating the case.

    “I believe we have seven investigators with our division of drug and crime control,” Sgt. Kinder said. “They are still working active crime scenes in Texas and the one in Shannon County also.”

  2. does eric streumph have a favorite in the mayor’s race?

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    You have to bet the odds. And Jefferson City’s next mayor may well have served time on the city council. Just like current Mayor Eric Streumph …

    Edith Vogel, Bob Scrivner, Roy Viessman (vees-man), Dick Groner and Carrie Tergin are all current or former councilmen. Only candidate Leonard Steinman hasn’t served on the board.

    Struemph won’t say if he’s backing one candidate over another.


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    Tom Schweich had just won a second term as State Auditor last fall and had recently announced his intentions to run for Governor. Prior to his runs for state office, Schweich was a highly placed and decorated diplomat, serving at the United Nations and Afghanistan during the George W. Bush administrations.

    Upon learning of Schweich’s death, Governor Nixon ordered state flags to be flown at half staff. Nixon then attended an impromptu prayer service in the Missouri House chamber. The governor will now fill the State Auditor’s vacancy…with the appointee serving the term that expires in 2019.

  4. auditor tom schweich takes own life

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    Shock and grief flood the Capital City with news that State Auditor Tom Schweich shot himself to death at his home in St. Louis yesterday morning. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Schweich was getting ready to meet with reporters to react to what he said were anti-Semitic remarks made about him by the Chairman of the State Republican Party. Schweich’s wife telling St. Louis police she heard a gun shot shortly before ten yesterday morning…and found the auditor dead with a wound to his head.

  5. Capital Mall Redevelopment Continues

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    New stores, and soon a new look:   Redevelopment plans are on schedule at Jefferson City’s Capital Mall.  We got an update from General Manager Rob Kingsbury on KWOS Open Air:

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  6. Show Me Israeli Trade

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    Roey Gilad is Israel’s Consul General to the Midwest.  He’s visiting Jefferson City this week to talk with lawmakers and state officials about trade between Israel and Missouri.  Here’s our conversation on KWOS Open Air:

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  7. school closings feb 26 2015

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    Cole Co. R-I Schools Closed Thursday
    Cooper Co. R-IV Schools Two-Hour Delay
    Fulton Public Schools Closed Thursday
    Kingdom Christian Academy (Fulton) Closed Thursday
    New Bloomfield R-III Closed Thursday
    North Callaway R-I Schools Closed Thursday
    Prairie Home R-V Schools Two-Hour Delay
    South Callaway R-II Schools Closed Thursday
  8. watch out! there are some slick roads out there!

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    Here we go again…another round of winter weather has area road crews scrambling to pre treat roads and prepare for the worst. But again…it looks like the chance for significant snow will stay well to our north. We may see snow up to one inch in the Lake area…and maybe a half inch more around Jefferson City. As you head out this morning…even if it isn’t snowing…you’ll feel the difference over yesterday…with bone chilling winds and temperatures well into the lower 20’s. Another round of winter precipitation is headed for mid Missouri on Sunday…but it’s too soon to tell what kind of precipitation it will be…and how much we’ll get.

  9. jcmo bank teller steals almost a half – million bucks

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    A former Jefferson City bank teller has been indicted on charges she stole more than 400-thousand dollars from Hawthorne Bank. 28-year old Katherine Brown allegedly took money from the bank vault between December of 2010…and continued until last September. Brown apparently took the money from the vault and used it for her personal use.

  10. another guilty verdict in a columbia murder

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    A Boone County jury has found a Columbia man guilty of murder. The jury deliberated for about 5 hours before returning the verdict in the case of Casey Lewis. He was accused of being the hit man in a murder for hire scheme. Prosecutors say Lewis shot Brian Daniels to death in 20-13.