You might be one of those folks who thinks Black Friday is becoming anti – climactic. Capital Mall Manager Jamie Reed says a couple of the big box stores will open as early as 8 – Thanksgiving night ..
Reed even admits to staying long hours and sleeping in his office during the busy holiday shopping season. He’s managed Capital Mall since it was bought by the Farmer Group.
Looks like Jefferson city police have a suspect in custody in a string thefts from cars. Police pulled over 24 year old Shawnelle Yarbrough early Monday and a search of his car turned up several items that had been reported stolen in earlier car break ins.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called for the formation of a panel to study the social and economic conditions that have fueled ongoing unrest in the wake of this summer’s killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson.
Nixon announced plans for a so-called Ferguson Commission on Tuesday during remarks at the Florissant Valley Community College, not far from where Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.
Nixon said the commission would conduct a “thorough, wide-ranging and unflinching study” on the conditions underscored by the fallout to Brown’s death, would tap experts to address concerns identified by the commission and offer specific recommendations for making the region “a stronger, fairer place for everyone to live.”
The governor said he plans on announcing selected committee members next month.
A Jefferson City woman has died of an apparent heroin overdose. Her mother called police early this (tue) morning, saying she found her passed out in the bathroom of a home on Sue Drive. Detectives found evidence of apparent heroin use around the victim, and no signs of foul play. We don’t know the name of the 24-year-old woman who died yet.
Sherryl Henderson is back on the road .. thanks to a donated car. Henderson moved back to Jefferson City last year to care for her family after her mother died. She received the 2003 Kia from the Working Wheels for Working Families effort …
The group takes vehicles in need of minor repairs and turns them over to deserving families. Jefferson City Auto Supply, McKnight Tire, Kwik Car and several other businesses share the cost of the rehab.
Some unfilled Jefferson City government jobs will stay open. Jefferson City councilmen approve the city’s 29 – (m) million dollar budget but not without turning thumbs down on several jobs. Councilmen decide not to add an additional police officer and a fire training officer along with an H-R position and a street worker. The move frees up well over 200 – thousand dollars.
Columbia police say they don’t suspect foul play in the death of a University of Missouri freshman in an off campus house. 20-year old Chris Nicklow was a freshman from Edina Minnesota. Police say Nicklow was visiting friends at a house on North William Street Sunday night. Emergency responders found Nicklow unresponsive in a bathroom. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital a short time later.
A Callaway County House race should bring out the voters. Former State Rep Gracia Backer meets Travis Fitzwater for the 49th District job. Fitzwater says he’d like to cut state government’s infrastructure costs …
State Rep Jeannie Riddle is now running for senate.
An illegal alien living in Russellville will spend 11 years in prison after being found with large amounts of meth, cash, and guns. A federal judge handed down the sentence to 22-year-old Emmanuel Guillen Friday after he plead guilty to having about a pound and a half of meth and 21 guns in his house and cars. He was originally arrested in March of this year.