Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. Councilman Mark Schreiber On Open Air

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    Here’s our conversation with Jefferson City 5th Ward Councilman Mark Schreiber:

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  2. mia hero comes home to mid-mo

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    The city of Centralia is taking time out to pay respects to a U.S. service man whose remains returned to the Boone County town this week…45
    years after he was killed in Cambodia. The flag-draped coffin of Rodney Griffin arrived yesterday…escorted by nearly 100 members of the
    Patriot Guard motorcycle group. His body was found late last year in a grave near where his helicopter was shot down in 1970.


  3. are you a ‘prepper’?

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    Stockpiling supplies for a disaster isn’t as far – fetched as you might think. In fact, there are plenty Mid-Missouri families doing just that …

    The Red Cross’ Dave Griffith says you should have a two – week supply of food and a week’s worth of water on hand. But he adds the most important thing you need is a family disaster plan.


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    The Jefferson City School district is moving forward with plans to make improvements at East Elementary School. The board voted to
    spend 3-point-1 million dollars on improvements that it hopes will alleviate overcrowding at the school.

  5. Relief For Siberian Fire Victims

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    Jefferson City residents Erik and Lucy Minkin are originally from central Siberia.  They have family and friends who are among the thousands of victims of a recent firestorm that destroyed 38 communities.  The Minkins have started a donation website to help.  Here’s our conversation with Erik Minkin and his friend Betty Schobey on KWOS Open Air:

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  6. ** update ** fatal crash jams i-70 at columbia

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    A Columbia woman is dead, after apparently jumping from an overpass into I-70 traffic. Police say they found 24-year-old Kaycee Blackburn’s
    body a little after 3:00 this (thur) morning on the interstate near the Providence Road overpass. A driver reported crashing into her. Some of her personal items were found on that overpass.

    Police don’t think the driver did anything wrong. The eastbound lanes of I-70 near Providence were closed for several hours this morning
    during the investigation.

  7. now mo supreme court has final say if cole drunk driver will go free

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    Does a Cole County judge have the right to set Larry Welch free? The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the case of the Cole County man who killed two members of a Russellville family while driving drunk in 2008. Earlier this year…Cole County judge Dan Green commuted sentence Welch’s sentence to time served due to his deteriorating medical condition. Cole County prosecutor Mark Richardson appealed…and Welch remains in the Bowling Green correctional center pending the outcome of the Supreme Court hearing.

  8. audit says jay nixon is spending too much to run his office

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    The state auditor says Governor Nixon’s office is still paying for some of its staff and travel out of the budgets of other agencies, even though the legislature put language in the budget three years ago to prevent that. Kurt Schaefer was the Senate budget chairman then, and still is, and
    he’s frustrated that language hasn’t changed anything…

    The governor says his office will continue to operate as it has been.

  9. did a man try to blow himself up in osage city?

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    A Cole County man is in critical condition with burns after an incident Tuesday near Osage City. Out news partner ABC – 17 reports he’s accused of calling the sheriff’s office and threatening to set off the “biggest explosion Osage City has ever seen”.

    Investigators traced the call to a camper In the Cole County town. When they arrived, officers believed they heard the hissing of propane from a tank. The man then set the tank on fire. He was badly burned but nobody else was injured. The man could face charges of attempting to assault law officers.

  10. jcmo is a real destination for bicyclists

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    It’s no accident that a bicycle shop has opened just south of the Missouri River bridge. Jefferson City Public Work’s David Bange says the city is becoming a destination for cyclists …

    He adds bicyclists from across the U-S and even from foreign countries are visiting Mid-Missouri via the Katy Trail.