Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. highway flagman hit by truck

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    A highway flagman is injured yesterday in a wreck in a construction zone in Moniteau County. 47-year-old Donna Calvin works for a contractor doing work on Highway 50 east of Tipton.

    Calvin was hurt when a pick up stopped at the construction sight was rear ended by another truck. Calvin suffered non life threatening injuries.


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    A Mid-Missouri murder trial is being held outside the area this week. 43 – year old Terry Fritz of Meta is charged in the death of his girlfriend Kinga Gillibrand back in 20-10.

    Investigators believe Fritz killed the woman at their Osage County home and dumped her body in nearby Maries County. Hunters later found her remains.

    The trial is being heard in Texas County.

  • runaways crash suv near hartsburg

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    A teenage girl is seriously hurt when the stolen SUV she’s riding in crashes in southern Boone County.

    First responders went to Hartsburg Bottom Road and Bush Landing Road Sunday morning and found the SUV demolished after crashing into a bridge. Someone reported it stolen from a town near Des Moines.

    The SUV was carrying five juveniles, and four of them were runaways from Iowa.

  • you may vote on a teacher tenure question

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    You might be asked to fill out a petition that seeks to eliminate tenure for long time teachers. Marc Ellinger is representing the campaign …

    The ‘Teach Great Initiative’ could end up on your ballot later this year. It would require that teacher performance be tied to their student’s ‘academic growth’.

  • Suspect i-d’ed in a jefferson city shooting

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    We now know the name of the man who allegedly shot another man in Jefferson City late last night. 28-year-old Marcus Jordan faces first degree assault charges. He’s accused of shooting a 39-year-old victim in the chest and hand inside a house on Buena Vista Street near Southwest Boulevard. That victim is now in stable condition, after spending most of
    the night in surgery.

    JCPD Sergeant Pat McCutchen says an argument got so heated that Jordan pulled out a gun and shot the victim. McCutchen says they do still believe Jordan is in the area.

  • Paintings, Pilsner, Pest House, and Prison Breaks

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    Dr. Gary Kremer is Director of the State Historical Society Of Missouri, and a monthly guest on KWOS Open Air. As usual, we covered a lot of ground in our latest visit:

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  • you better check your ‘dogs’

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    Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners made in Columbia because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese Dogs.”

    The agency said the product labels are incorrect and do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs. Those products were made with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

    It said the problem was discovered by a consumer who notified Kraft on Friday. The company alerted the USDA the following day, according to the statement.
    The Food Safety and Inspection Service said it has not received reports of adverse reactions.

  • MSP tours are back on

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    Public tours of Missouri’s historic state penitentiary resume today even as crews continue work on the roofs of buildings as much as 146 years old. The cost of that work is being split by the state and Jefferson City.
    While work continues, Jefferson City Visitors’ Bureau Director Diane Gillespie says tours will use an altered route.

    Crews have completed mold remediation and are replacing the roofs on three cell blocks and the gas chamber where 39 men and 1 woman were executed between 1937 and 1989.