Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. everharts arson trial continues

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    (ABC-17)  Our news partner KMIZ has been following the case since it began in 2011 when the Everhart’s sporting goods store went up in flames. The arson trial for Kurt Steidley completed its fifth day on Monday. The jury was shown a video of Steidley being questioned by investigators.

    He recounted the weeks leading up to the closing of the business and the time when he got a call from his sister saying the business was on fire.He described in detail each phone call he made and received after finding out his building had burned. Prosecutor Mark Richardson also asked him to take the court through everything he did the day following the fire step-by-step. A plumber who had contact with Steidley also took the stand Monday. His testimony was important because of a phone call between him and Steidley.

    The prosecution said Steidley knew about the fire before it happened. The prosecution is expected to wrap up Tuesday, and the defense will be able to present evidence.

  2. who will pick up your trash in jcmo?

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    Are you ready to get rid of your trash cart and go back to the plastic bags? That’s one question before the proposed contractors for Jefferson City’s trash service …

    Planning and Protective Services Director Janice McMillin says they’ve extended the current contract with Allied Waste through May. They’re also discussing having different firms handle residential and commercial pick up.

  3. 5-year old, 20-year old die in accidents

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    A five year old girl is dead after she was struck in the driveway of a home in Auxvasse. The Missouri Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Charles Wood was backing up in the driveway late Friday afternoon and didn’t see 5-year-old Brandy Wood. Brandy Wood was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Apparent horseplay leads to the death of a Centertown man. The Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Kaleb Libbert was hanging on to the side of a pickup truck about 1 oh clock Saturday morning…when the truck made a sharp turn, throwing Libbert into a ditch in the 52-hundred block of Simpson Street in Russellville.

  4. morgan county woman recovering after car hits buggy

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    A 20-year-old Morgan County woman is recovering after a car crashed into her horse and buggy Saturday afternoon. The crash happened on
    Route C near Gracey Creek Road when the woman slowed up to make a turn. A car traveling behind the buggy struck it from behind. The woman’s injuries are not believed to be serious.

  5. dozens of dogs rescued from filthy russellville home

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    32 dogs are undergoing treatment at the Humane Society of Mid Missouri after they were rescued from filthy conditions near Russellville. The animals were kept in one trailer and their owner gave them up voluntarily. Most of the dogs have severe hair loss, internal and external parasites along with ear and eye infections. The Moniteau County Sheriff’s office is working with the Humane Society to recommend charges be filed against the owner.

  6. federal suit against cole county jail thrown out

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    The laundry lawsuit against the Cole County jail has been thrown out of federal court. The lawsuit claimed the county was violating the U.S. Constitution by limiting inmates to one set of clothing…and making inmates sit naked during the laundering of the clothing. The suit was
    thrown out for lack of evidence.

  7. callaway county school locked down for a while

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    A Callaway County elementary school was locked down for a portion of Thursday. The sheriff’s department ordered the lock down at the Hatton-McCredie School after a man arrested in Montgomery County escaped from an ambulance taking him to a Columbia Hospital. The man got out of the vehicle at the Hatton overpass at I-70. After about a three hour search, deputies believe the man had left the area and lifted the lock down.

  8. Angiepalooza Time!

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    Here’s our interview with Tim Tinnin, founder of Angiepalooza–the annual street party that helps cancer patients, families and survivors:

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