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  1. 2 More Big Small Business Contest Winners Announced

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    CONGRATULATIONS to our 2 latest winners in the KWOS/RMI Big Small Business Contest:

    Backyard Archers of Linn and Eco Zipline Tours of New Florence

    Here’s our interview with (l-r) Mike Seeper of Eco Zipline Tours, Zola Finch of RMI, and Janis Grellner of Backyard Archers:

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    Each win $1,000 from RMI and a month of marketing on KWOS!

    We announce new winners at the end of each quarter of 2014…


  2. after a child dies at a swimming beach .. kids will have to wear life jackets

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    Some changes are coming to a Rolla rock quarry popular with swimmers…after the death of a six year old Fenton boy last Friday. The owners of the private swimming area called Fugitive Beach are now requiring children 10 and younger to wear life jackets. Noah Cook was not wearing a flotation device when he drowned during a family outing.


  3. the quick mid-mo gas war may be over

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    A spokesman for the Missouri Petroleum Marketers says a gas station price war in Columbia over last weekend caused prices to dip sharply…and rise sharply. Prices fora gallon of gas dropped as low as 2-98 Monday. But as of yesterday, they were back at 3-29 a gallon…about where they started.

  4. some roadwork may jam up traffic around capital region med center

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    Jefferson City and Cole County are working together to try and clear traffic congestion in the area of Highway 54 and Stadium Boulevard. The public works departments are combining to come up with about 4 million dollars to put in a roundabout at Stadium and Jefferson…while widening the ramp onto Highway 54. Plans also call for either a new traffic light or a roundabout at Monroe and Christy by Capital Region Hospital.

  5. jcmo man arrested after firing a shot into the air

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    A Jefferson City man fires a gun in the middle of a crowd. Police say Joseph Garcia’s girlfriend was in a fight near Elm and Jackson last night. Garcia went to his apartment and got a pistol. He threatened people with it, then fired a shot into the air. Captain Doug Shoemaker says Garcia is now in custody for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and being a felon with a firearm.

    No one was hurt in the incident.

  6. gas prices go crazy! is jcmo next?

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    Did you enjoy mid Missouri gas prices near three dollars a gallon? It was short lived. By yesterday…prices were back around 3-29 a gallon in the Columbia area…3-35 in Jefferson City. Drivers say the prices in Columbia rose thirty cents in one day from a low of 2-99 over the weekend.

  7. columbia man busted with kiddie porn

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    A Columbia man is behind bars for allegedly having hundreds of child pornography images. The Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested 29-year-old Tyler Creath Tuesday after an investigation that started last month. The St. Charles Cymber Crimes unit alerted officials that they had downloaded suspect images from a Columbia Computer in June.

    A search of electronics in Creath’s home found pictures showing molestation of children as young as infants and toddlers.

    Creath is in the Boone County Jail facing a $100,000 cash only bond.

  8. jay nixon draws line in the sand for the veto session

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    The Governor stops in Columbia to continue his fight for his historic number of vetoes this year. He spoke to school administrators yesterday about what he calls "the
    worst six months for public education in recent memory." Nixon blasted lawmakers for bills and tax cuts that he says will be major blows to education funding. 
    Lawmakers will meet September 10th for a veto override session.
  9. would – be mid-mo bomber busted

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    Fulton Police help lake-area authorities find a wanted criminal. Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers says 42-year-old Vernon Dale Parker was wanted on multiple warrants and for questioning in several incidents in Pulaski County.

    “We were able to apprehend Parker through information that we had received. We were able to take him into custody with no incident,” says Myers.

    Myers says Parker had been considered armed and dangerous, but no weapons were found.

    Court records show a long criminal history, including active burglary and stealing warrants in Tuscumbia and Osage Beach. Parker is also a suspect in a case last weekend near Dixon, where someone was threatened with a homemade bomb.

  10. columbia killer gets life behind bars

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    A Columbia man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2013 shooting deathof a Columbia teenager. A jury in Boone County court yesterday convicted 20-year-old Nicholas Thomas on first degree murder charges in last summer’s death of 17-year old Traveon Marshall. The incident occurred in a Columbia park during a disturbance involving several young people.