Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. e-cigs could be off limits for teens

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    Missouri House members have given first-round approval to legislation that seeks to prevent children and younger teens from buying electronic cigarettes and other devices.

    E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices used to heat a liquid nicotine solution and create vapor that is inhaled.

    Missouri’s legislation would prohibit sales to anyone younger than 18 years old. The bill was approved by voice vote on Tuesday and needs another affirmative vote before moving to the state Senate.

    The federal Food and Drug Administration has said it plans to set marketing and product regulations for electronic cigarettes in the near future but hasn’t done so yet.

  2. come back to lincoln!

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    Are you one of those people who dropped out of Lincoln University so you could take a full – time job? President Dr. Kevin Rome wants you back …

    Rome says Lincoln is looking at expanding programs geared to older students ..especially in the evenings.

  3. arrests in a jefferson city shooting

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    Police in Jefferson City say they’ve tracked down the sixth suspect in a Friday night shooting. They say 17-year-old Kaleb Gilpin of Jefferson City was located on Wardsville Road in Cole County Tuesday afternoon. Investigators released his picture earlier in the day.

    There’s no word yet on a possible motive for the six suspects arrested in connection with the shooting.


    Jefferson City Police have made most of the arrests connected to a weekend shooting, but not all.

    Officers responded to a house on East Dunklin Friday night, and found a 33-year-old victim inside who was hit by a bullet. Police Captain Doug Shoemaker says multiple divisions of his department quickly took action.

    “Not only were our detectives involved,” Shoemaker says, “but also our narcotics detectives and Community Action Team members. And we began to get information that led to a number of leads on the case, including suspects.”

    Shoemaker says officers arrested three suspects on Sunday, and two more on Monday. All of the Jefferson City residents are suspected of first-degree assault and armed criminal action: Javier Morris, 17; Dennis Summers, 24; Onterion Sullivan, 20; Keiondrey Morris , 18; and also a 16 year-old male juvenile.

    JC Police are still looking for 17-year-old Kaleb Gilpin (pictured above) in connection with the case, and say he may still be armed. They ask anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts to call the Jefferson City Police Department or CrimeStoppers.

  4. leave it stand or tear it down?

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    The future of the old Cole County Jail is on the line. Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger wants to tear it down and build a new courtroom. Others are fighting to save the old building next to the Courthouse.

    Steve Veile of Historic City Of Jefferson says fixing-up the old building is less expensive than demolition. He requested the meeting to be held at night to allow for more public comment, but the Commission will vote Wednesday morning on the issue.

  5. Sardines & Coffee: Breakfast Of Champions

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    Well, maybe or maybe not, but we do talk about “food as medicine” with Dr. Chris Link on KWOS Open Air:

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  6. the feds will charge the k-c shooter

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    White supremacist F. Glenn Miller will be prosecuted by both Kansas state and federal authorities after the triple murder at two Jewish centers in Overland Park last weekend.
    FBI agent Michael Kaste says a day of investigation has found evidence to put a label of hate crime’ on the incident… Although the killings took place at two Jewish centers, none of the three victims was Jewish. Two were Methodists and one was a Catholic.

  7. who are the bad guys in the right to work debate?

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    Who are the real bullies in the debate over right-to-work? National conservative activists like Grover Norquist have been leaning on Missouri lawmakers to support the perceived anti-union measure. But House Speaker Tim Jones says it’s actually “big labor” that’s using intimidation and fear.

    Right-to-work won approval in the House, but not with enough votes to send it to the Senate. Another vote could come soon.

  8. fatal crash in osage county

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    A Mid-Missouri man dies in a crash. Robert Koenigsfeld of Bonnots Mill was driving on Highway 50 near his hometown a little after 7:00 last night when we went off the road and hit a tree. The Highway Patrol says he was reportedly driving recklessly.

  9. still no arrests in a jefferson city shooting

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    Jefferson City Police continue their investigation of a shooting in the 400 block of East Dunklin Street Friday night.

    Police were called and told shots were fired into a window. Investigators found a 33-year-old victim inside with a gunshot wound to the chest.

    Police are looking for a vehicle .. a silver or gray Chrysler 300 with two men were inside.

  10. it won’t be cheap to upgrade the Cole County ambulance operation

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    You can’t build a brand new ambulance station for one (m) – million dollars? Cole County Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger says they’re spending one –point- two (m) – million to renovate part of the E-S-B building where the ambulance service is now based …

    Supporters of the idea of building a dedicated stand-alone facility say a similar – sized fire station in Brazito came in at around a half – (m) million dollars.