Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. latest on rainbow lanes fire – cause

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    A popular mid Missouri bowling alley and night club are a total loss after an apparent electrical fire early Monday morning. Rainbow Lanes and Hooks Bar and Grill at the Osage River burned to the ground. Firefighters were on the scene at the Junction of Highway 50 and 63 east of Jefferson City most of the day Monday. The blaze was one of three within 24 hours in the Jefferson City area.


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    An 88 year old Columbia man pleads guilty to reduced charges in the stabbing death of his wife. Donald Rowland faces a seven year sentence for involuntary manslaughter for last year’s death of Betty Rowland. Rowland was originally charged with murder in the case. He tried to commit suicide after stabbing his wife and told police the couple wanted to die rather than be a burden to their families.

  3. Congressman Luetkemeyer On Open Air

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    Keystone, net neutrality, homeland security, trade with Cuba…just a few of the topics we talked about with Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer on KWOS Open Air:

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  4. JC Prosecutor Brian Stumpe On Open Air

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    Is there a move in the future for Jefferson City’s Municipal Court?  We talked about it with City Prosecutor Brian Stumpe on KWOS Open Air:

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  5. school closings march 2 2015

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    Boonville R-I Schools Running snow routes
    California R-1 Schools Running snow routes
    Cole Co. R-I Schools No school Monday
    College Park Christian Academy (Columbia) 2-hour late start Monday
    Columbia Public Schools 2-hour late start Monday
    Fulton Public Schools Running snow routes
    Gasconade Co. R-II Schools Closed Monday
    Iberia R-V Schools Closed Monday
    Jamestown (C-1) Running snow routes
    Jefferson City Public Schools Running snow routes in Callaway County
    LaMonte R-IV Schools 2-hour late start Monday
    Maries Co. R-I (Vienna) Schools Closed Monday
    Moniteau Co. R-V (Latham) Schools Running snow routes
    Newburg R-II Schools Closed Monday
    Osage Co. R-III (Fatima) Schools Running snow routes
    Osage Head Start Closed Monday
    Otterville R-VI Schools Closed Monday
    Pilot Grove C-IV Schools Running snow routes
    Prairie Home R-V Schools Closed Monday
    Southern Boone Co. R-I Schools Closed Monday
    St. James R-I Schools Closed Monday
    Trinity Lutheran Learning Center (Columbia) 8:30 a.m. start Monday
    Visitation Interparish School (Vienna) Closed Monday
  6. ** update ** rainbow lanes burns

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    The fire at the Rainbow Lanes bowling alley at the Osage River was so intense that firefighters had to scramble to safety just before the roof collapsed. The fire at the Osage County 50 – 63 junction started around 3:30am. Initial crews called for assistance from the Jefferson City Fire Department who had to use their largest unit to battle the fire. Seven departments helped out at the scene.

    Water had to be shuttled in just to fight the fire. Investigators are working on a cause but think the fire had been burning for quite a while before it was spotted.



  7. two jcmo fires

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    Fire fighters in Jefferson City have had a busy last 18 hours or so. A couple dozen firefighters were needed to put out an apartment fire on Cherry Street Sunday morning. Fire was shooting through the roof of the old house when firefighters arrived just after ten Sunday morning. The building is considered a total loss. The Red Cross is helping up to 15 residents of the apartment building and two neighboring buildings that suffered heat and smoke damage.

    Just after ten oh clock last night…crews were called to the city’s east side to fight a fire at a former used car dealership. The two alarm fire apparently started the garage area of the building on the grounds of the old Cohen Auto Sales. Firefighters fought the flames and heavy ice build up on the building and in the parking lot as the fought to put out the blaze that left the building a total wreck.

  8. three dead in columbia shooting

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    Boone County sheriff’s deputies may never know why a Boone County man killed two house mates and seriously injured a third. The sheriff’s department says 28 year old C.J. Parker shot 53-year-old Deborah Koontz and her 51-year-old brother Donald Wilson to death inside the Santa Anna Drive condominium they all shared Saturday night. A third resident, 44-year-old Willie J. Mays is said to be in critical condition at University Hospital in Columbia. Parker was killed in a shootout with a Boone County deputy moments after the shootings.

  9. mass killing in southwest missouri

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    TEXAS COUNTY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol held a news conference Friday morning on a mass homicide that happened overnight near Tyrone.

    Sgt. Jeff Kinder confirmed nine people were deceased. Of the nine, seven are suspected homicides. Authorities said the suspected shooter shot himself. They also said an elderly woman died of natural causes. One other person was injured.

    Sgt. Kinder said this is a difficult case to cover.

    “In our job we see a lot of bad stuff, and this is bad,” Sgt. Kinder said. “This is also hard on the police officers who are working out there. It’s not natural to see that sort of thing. And I’m sure they were as shocked as a lot of the people are in this room.”

    There are multiple crime scenes. They consist of five homes in Texas County and a separate scene in Shannon County. That is where authorities said they found a car with a deceased shooter inside.

    Several media reports indicate the Missouri State Highway Patrol had a mobile command post set up near the intersection of Highway 137 and Route H.

    The Texas County Sheriff and the Missouri Highway Patrol are investigating the case.

    “I believe we have seven investigators with our division of drug and crime control,” Sgt. Kinder said. “They are still working active crime scenes in Texas and the one in Shannon County also.”

  10. does eric streumph have a favorite in the mayor’s race?

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    You have to bet the odds. And Jefferson City’s next mayor may well have served time on the city council. Just like current Mayor Eric Streumph …

    Edith Vogel, Bob Scrivner, Roy Viessman (vees-man), Dick Groner and Carrie Tergin are all current or former councilmen. Only candidate Leonard Steinman hasn’t served on the board.

    Struemph won’t say if he’s backing one candidate over another.