Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. another electric bill hike could be in your future

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    Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers’ monthly electric bills.

    The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the monthly fee that compensates the utility for changes in fuel costs at its power plants, among other things.

    The PSC says the proposal would increase the fee on an average residential customer’s electric bill to $5.17 from the current $3.63 a month. It would take effect in October.


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    You’ll get your chance to vote ‘for’ or ‘against’ zoning here in Cole County next week. Eastern District Commissioner Jeff Hoelscher suggests you take a look at the proposed zoning map NOW ..

    Cole County is one of several ‘first-class’ counties in the state that don’t have mandatory zoning. It’s on your Tuesday ballot both in the county and inside the Jefferson City limits.

  7. parent goes after show – me games coach

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    Emotions apparently boiled over for at least one fan watching some children’s baseball at Show Me State Games over the weekend. Police report 36-year-old Curtis Howell of Jefferson City attacked a 15-year-old umpire after a coach pitch baseball game Saturday evening. The teenage umpire wasn’t seriously hurt. Howell was arrested for third degree assault, then released.

  8. Mayor Eric Struemph On Open Air

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    Here’s our latest conversation with Jefferson City Mayor Eric Struemph on KWOS Open Air:

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  9. Superintendent Jim Jones On Open Air

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    Blair Oaks Superintendent Dr. Jim Jones joined us on KWOS Open Air recently. Here’s our conversation:

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  10. it’s fair time!

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    Big crowds expected this week at the Cole County Fair in Jefferson City…which features musical acts the Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws and Blackhawk…along with tractor pulls, motocross and demolition derbies. It gets underway tonight and runs through Saturday.