Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. missouri attorney general in hot water over campaign $$

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    An investigation by the New York Times concluded Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office ended an investigation of 5-Hour Energy after Koster was informed of the investigation by a lobbyist for the company.  The report also examines other dealings between Koster’s office and other corporations involved in litigation with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.

    The Times report also said Koster’s office negotiated settlements individually with other companies rather than join multistate investigations. In one case, the Times reports, Koster’s office negotiated a settlement with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals that brought the state about $350,000 less than it would have received in the multistate lawsuit.

  2. mid mo bank robber gets decades in prison

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    A Kansas City man is going to federal prison for robbing banks in mid Missouri. 45-year-old Brian Unthank pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a Landmark Bank on Columbia…and the River Regional Credit Union in Jefferson City back in 2010. Unthank is looking at a 40-year sentence.

  3. convicted jcmo murderer gets life .. and then some

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    A man convicted of a December 2012 drug-related killing in Jefferson City has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years.

    Calvin Hutson was convicted of second degree murder for killing Andre Hudson. Hutson was also convicted of first degree robbery and armed criminal action. The shooting happened in a car while a marijuana deal was underway. Prosecutors contended that Hutson had intended to rob the victim on a parking lot on Jefferson City’s south side.

  4. Clerk Candidate Steve Korsmeyer On Open Air

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    Republican Steve Korsmeyer has had a busy summer campaigning for the job of Cole County Clerk.  He faces Democrat Susan Cook on the November ballot.  Here’s our latest conversation on KWOS Open Air:

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  5. special prosecutor brought in in columbia restaurant accident

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    A special prosecutor is being called in on the case of the Moniteau County prosecutor accused of assault in a vehicle wreck in Columbia last Saturday night. Boone County prosecutor Dan Knight says he can’t handle the case that involves Shayne Healea because of a professional  relationship with him. Healea is accused of backing his pickup truck through a wall of a Columbia restaurant and then leaving the scene.

  6. lebanon man and wife charged with abusing their kids

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    A southwest Missouri man is accused of hitting his two children in the head with a hammer as punishment, while his wife is accused of biting one of them for the same reason.

    28-year-old Richard Tubb and 23-year-old Brittny Tubb were charged last week after police received a call about the children having bruises on their faces.

    Doctors who treated the children for facial bruises found a bite on the boy’s arm. Police say Brittny Tubb admitted biting the boy, while Richard Tubb admitted hitting the children with a hammer.

    Brittny Tubb is charged with second-degree domestic assault. Her husband is charged with two counts of second-degree domestic assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

  7. execution stayed at bonne terre prison

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    The U-S Supreme Court has kept convicted triple-killer Mark Christeson from being executed overnight. Christeson is under the death sentence for the 1998 murders of a rural Vichy woman and her two children. Corrections Department Spokesman Mike O’Connell says the stay of execution came about two hours before Christeson was to die.

  8. cole circuit judge race gets nasty

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    If you’re a Cole County voter you’ve probably seen the TV and direct mail ads against Circuit Judge Pat Joyce.  The incumbent Democrat has caught the attention of the Washington-based Republican State Leadership Committee which has channeled 200-thousand dollars to back her opponent, City Prosecutor Brian Stumpe. Half of that has gone for the attack ads which do not mention Stumpe by name, and he’s is quick to distance himself from that campaign.

    On KWOS Open Air, Stumpe says the outside money his campaign has received has not gone to negative advertising. Cole County Courts are high on the political radar because of their jurisdiction in the State Capital.

  9. Clerk Candidate Susan Cook On Open Air

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    Democrat Susan Cook has had a busy summer campaigning for the job of Cole County Clerk.  She faces Republican Steve Korsmeyer on the November ballot.  Here’s our latest conversation on KWOS Open Air:

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  10. Where’s The Fire?

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    Wherever or whatever it is, Jefferson City’s Fire Department will be ready thanks to ongoing training programs.  2015 does present some staffing challenges for the department, however.  Here’s our conversation with JCFD Assistant Chief Lonnie Brandt on KWOS Open Air: