Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. columbia cops think they have their armed robber

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    Columbia police have a man in custody they say is involved in all five of the recent armed robberies from businesses. 31-year-old Jafari Boss arrested Wednesday night when he tried to rob a man at gunpoint near the Columbia Mall. Boss is charged with five counts of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping. Police say Boss had help in some of the crimes. He’s no stranger to police. He was convicted of robbery and assault in 2011…but got out of prison on parole after two and a half years.

  2. a sedalia gold dealer fights for his life aftr being shot

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    A Sedalia business owner is in critical condition after he was shot during an armed robbery yesterday afternoon. Sedalia police identify the victim as Wesley Brown. Police say a man entered the Gold Buyer on Ohio Avenue about 1:30 yesterday afternoon and shot Brown twice. Police say the robber took some items from the business…but they’re not sure how much.

  3. the funding debate for a jcmo rec center is far from over

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    Do you want to watch the kids play tournament basketball or volleyball in a brand new Jefferson City facility? It might take some tax dollars to make that happen. Councilman Carlos Graham says funds dedicated by Parks and Recreation and Lincoln – U might not be enough …

    Lincoln University has offered a site on campus for the new recreation center. City officials will now debate if lodging tax money should be put toward the project.

  4. snowy roads cause plenty of slide – offs

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    The Lake Area got the snow .. but Columbia and Boone County got the accidents. As much as 3 – inches of snow was measured at some places at the Lake of the Ozarks .. with about an inch in Jefferson City and nearly two inches in Columbia. Boone County saw several dozen slide – off accidents including a few with injuries. Roads were in much better shape the closer you got to Jefferson City.

  5. business – 50 is open ‘for business’

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    As promised, Cole County’s Business – 50 road project is complete. The multi – million dollar work added three lanes to Business – 50 through Apache Flats. The project includes a center turn lane and sidewalks to better take care of kids walking to school at Pioneer Trail elementary. While the road is open, the last phase of the work is a greenway walking trail connecting Binder Lake Road and Country Club Drive.


  6. cole county’s haz-mat team leads the prep for ebola

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    First Responders dressed out in ‘spacesuits’ run through the procedures as if a Mid-Missourian had come down with Ebola. Yesterday’s drill ran paramedics, police and firefighters along with HazMat team members through the scenario …

    Cole County Emergency Response Team Chief Mike Rackers says the exercise let all the groups train together. The ‘old’ Fire Station on Industrial was used for the drill that then took the patient to Capital Region Medial Center.

  7. the flu cleans out one mid-missouri school

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    There will be no school jn Newburg today…or tomorrow. School officials are shutting the buildings down to the flu. About 20 percent of the district’s teachers are home sick, while student absentee levels are approaching 20 percent. The district has about 430 students k-through- 12. Janitorial staff will be deep cleaning school district buildings over the next two days.


  8. help eric struemph beat columbia’s mayor!!

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    You still have time to help us help the needy with the KWOS One for One Holiday Food Drive today at Capitol Plaza Hotel. Your donations of food and cash will help JC Mayor Eric Struemph knock off CoMo Mayor Bob McDavid win the challenge of which city is the most generous.

    KWOS is live at Capitol Plaza thru 6 – tonight. Pitch in and help us help the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri!

  9. jefferson city woman hurt in fiery crash

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    Investigators think a Jefferson City woman may have had medical issue that caused her to crash into three parked cars yesterday. 65 – year old Roberta Luebbering ran into the vehicles in the 400 – block of  East Capitol during the noon hour. Two of the cars including Luebbering’s caught fire. Luebbering was the only one injured.