Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. stretch of ’54′ named for fallen law officer

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    A portion of Highway 54 that runs through Holts Summit will now carry the name of a former Holts Summit police officer. The new name of the stretch of road is the Sergeant Bryan Holohan Highway. Holohan served with the department from 2002 until 2009. Holohan passed away in 2010 at the age of 36.

  2. cole county’s drug court is changing lives

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    It’s hard enough to find a job right now. How would like to try it with a drug conviction on your record? But Cole County’s Drug Court is having good luck finding jobs for their graduates …

    Director Larry Henry says those participants in the intensive program initially have to meet weekly with Judge Pat Joyce and then spend months in treatment and counseling. Central Bank, Lincoln University and Command Web were all recognized recently for hiring graduates.

  3. a fort wood drill sergeant may be transfered to fort leavenworth!

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    A Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood has pleaded guilty to three charges at the outset of his court martial. Army Staff Sergeant Angel Sanchez stood accused of more than two dozen violations involving sexual assault and abusive sexual contact of woman recruits. The charges include allegations from women in Afghanistan and Fort Richardson Alaska. He had been charged with assaulting at least eight female soldiers.

  4. look out for the ‘scholastic’ scam

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    Police are warning Missouri schools to beware of a scam intended to make it appear as though they are getting invoices from a common book distributor.

    The Jefferson City Police Department says some central Missouri schools have been getting bills from a source identifying itself as Scholastic School Supply for items that were never actually ordered.

    The name is similar to Scholastic Inc., which has its main national warehouse and distribution center in Jefferson City. Scholastic says the other entity is using its name and trademark without its authorization.

    Jefferson City police say the Scholastic School Supply invoices are a scam that is possibly occurring in several states.

  5. eldon quick shop robber cooling his heels

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    A robbery suspect leads Eldon police on a high speed chase early Sunday morning…but he didn’t get away. Police say the suspect robbed the Jiffy Stop on business 54 about 2-30 Sunday morning. Police confronted the man at the gas pumps…but he pointed a gun at them and then sped away in his car. He crashed about two miles away…the Highway Patrol, Miller County Sheriff’s Department and a K-9 unit from Osage Beach tracked the man down about 5 a.m. a half mile from the crash site. Eldon police haven’t identified the man and say charges are pending.

  6. here comes the flu .. and it may be early

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    You may see the flu roll into Mid-Missouri even earlier this year … Places like San Diego already have confirmed cases.

    On KWOS Open Air, Capital Region Medical Center’s Dr. Chris Link says they’re watching to see if the flu will affect younger adults again this year. Last year, 60 – percent of everyone hospitalized for the flu was between 18 – and – 64.

  7. City / Lincoln Sports Partnership Proposed

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    Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin Rome (l) joined JC Parks and Recreation Director Bill Lockwood and Mayor Eric Struemph (not pictured) on KWOS Open Air to discuss a proposed city/LU sports facility.  Here’s our conversation:

     
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  8. man’s body is pulled from the ‘lake’

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    Camden County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a mysterious death on the water of the Lake. Residents near the 11-mile marker on the Niangua arm found the body of 55 year old David Martin of Kaiser floating on the water late Wednesday. An autopsy was performed on the body yesterday…but investigators are saying little about the case at the moment.

  9. ‘racs’ is keeping more women safe

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    Your donations to Jefferson City’s Rape and Abuse Crisis Service may well have saved some lives. Director Jim Clardy says they helped over 93 – hundred abused women last year …

    RACS served about 4500 – women when they first moved to their new shelter in 2000. The agency helps women in 9 – Mid Missouri counties.

    (Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Southern Boone and Southern Callaway.)

  10. the governor fires most of the lottery commission

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    Governor Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Lottery’s operations need to focus more funding toward education. This comes after a review from the Office of Adminstration. Nixon also wants to see improvements in several other areas to help fund public education.

    Over the past 10 years the total operating revenue for the Missouri Lottery has increased by approximately $300 million from almost $786 million in FY 2005 to more than $1 billion in FY 2014. Over the same period of time the Missouri Lottery operation costs rose by about $260 million.

    According to Article III of the Missouri Constitution, money left over after prizes and administrative costs are paid goes toward public institutions of elementary, secondary, and higher education.

    While the payments toward education have increased over the past decade by an average of 2.5% per year, the funds transferred in FY 2014 are expected to drop by almost $21 million even though revenue is predicted to continue increasing.