Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. From Swine Show To County Fair

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    Carolyn and Harold McDowell’s father was instrumental in starting the “Swine Show” in 1948.  It evolved into what is now the Jaycee Cole County Fair. We talked about  the history of that event on KWOS Open Air:

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  2. hy vee shooting happened during daylight drug deal

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    Two women from Callaway County are in the Cole County jail…charged with shooting a woman at Jefferson Cty’s Hy-Vee on Tuesday. 19-year-olds Tra-nae Williams and Kinyana Mathews turned themselves in Tuesday night. They say the victim was selling them marijuana when a struggle broke out over the pot and a gun. Mathews and Williams say all three women had a hold of the gun when it discharged, striking the victim in the chest.

  3. two jcmo men headed to federal pen

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    Two Jefferson City men are going to federal prison for their part in a heroin distribution ring. 45-year-old Frank Collins gets 18 years…while 47-year-old Tracy Davis will do 3 years. According to U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson, Collins supplied heroin to Davis. Davis would then
    sell the drug. On at least one occasion, Davis sold to an undercover federal agent.

  4. some j-c high coaches are rollin’ on the river

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    About 600 paddlers were headed east down the Missouri River Tuesday to St. Charles for the start of the Missouri 340 race. The Kansas City Star reports the race started in Kansas City, Kansas. The race supports water preservation. The racers have 88 hours to finish the 340 miles from Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, outside St. Louis. Organizers said they expected only about two-thirds of the paddlers to finish. They’d be battling high temperatures in the 90s.

    Three Jefferson City High School wrestling coaches are in the race.

  5. *** update *** two suspects arrested in hy-vee shooting

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    Yesterday, at about 7 p.m., the suspects involved in the shooting of a 22 year-old Jefferson City female at the Hy Vee Gas Station turned themselves into police and were subsequently taken into custody.

    Jefferson City Police Detectives placed Tra’Nae Williams, 19, of Callaway County and Kinvana Matthews, 19, also of Callaway County, under arrest for Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. Both were transported to the Cole County Jail pending charges today.

    The victim, Ciara Kennell, of Jefferson City, was transported to a local hospital and then to Columbia due to the extent of her injuries, where she is currently listed in serious condition. The handgun used in the assault was located in the victim’s car by Detectives, and was taken into evidence. Only one shot was fired.

  6. *** update *** suspects named in weekend cole shooting

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    A 23-year-old Jefferson City man is facing charges that he shot a man who came to his door early Sunday morning. Kevin White is charged with armed criminal action, assault and marijuana possession in the incident on Randall Drive. White tells sheriff’s deputies the man started shooting at him before White squeezed off at least 15 shots with a handgun and a shot gun. The victim was hit several times in the chest and underwent surgery at University Hospital in a Columbia yesterday. A 17-year-old Jefferson city woman is also in custody in connection with the incident .The sheriff’s department found Sarah Rujawitz hiding about 20 grams of crack cocaine on her body during its investigation.

  7. cole cty family loses home to fire

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    A Cole County family is without a home after a fire destroyed their home early Monday morning. It took county firefighters about 30 minutes to bring the blaze on Brazito Road under control. The home is considered a total loss. The state fire marshal determined the cause of the blaze was electrical.

  8. way too hot to fight fires

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    It’s bad enough to go out and just cut the grass when it gets this hot. Try fighting a fire. JC-FD’s Jason Turner says the recent Lincoln University research lab fire was especially tough on his crews …

    One firefighter had to be treated after that blaze. Today  is on tap to be the hottest day of the year so far this summer.

  9. Shooting At JC HyVee

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    A shooting at the Jefferson City HyVee parking lot this afternoon left one woman wounded and two others on the run.  The shooting occurred this afternoon around 1:20 at Hy Vee on Truman Boulevard. The victim was shot once, and is hospitalized in serious but stable condition. Police are looking for two armed women who  fled in a silver vehicle.

    Stay with NewsRadio 950 KWOS as this story develops.