Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. man badly beaten with ball bat

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    A New Bloomfield man is in jail for beating a Jefferson City man with a baseball bat. The Callaway County sheriff’s department took 29-year- old Kurt Catron into custody Monday night after they found a 62 year old seriously injured at a home on County Road 372. The victim is in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Columbia. Catron faces several charges including assault and armed criminal action.


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    The Missouri Supreme Court is getting involved in the case of Larry Welch. The Russellville man is still behind bars despite a Cole County judge’s ruling that he should be set free. Welch was in jail for the 2007 drunk driving crash that killed two members of a Russellville family. Last month, he was ordered to be set free on time served…but the Supreme Court has issued a stay in the case. Yesterday it set April 22 for a hearing in the case.

  3. boonville man faces laundry list of sex charges

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    A Boonville man is charged with multiple sex crimes involving a child. 49-year-old Raymond Stevens is facing four different charges: three counts of felony statutory sodomy and and one count of misdemeanor child molestation. Howard County authorities said court documents on the case are sealed and will not be released as of Saturday.

    Stevens is being held in the Howard County jail on a $75,000 cash only bond.

  4. strange columbia murder case moves ahead

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    The murder trial of an Oklahoma man continues in Boone County. Casey Lewis is accused of killing Brian Daniels at the man’s home in 2013.

    James Thompson is already in jail on murder charges in the case. He was found guilty of hiring Lewis to commit the murder. Thompson and Daniels were in a romantic relationship and Thompson had recently been named the sole beneficiary of Daniels’ million-dollar estate.

    According to KMIZ jury selection took most of the day Monday, and the trial is expected to last the rest of the week.

  5. senator mccaskill says ‘open up cuba’

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    Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she supports legislation to end the trade embargo with Cuba. The Democrat affirmed her support of opening trade on Monday following a recent trip to the country. American trade with Cuba has been restricted for more than half a century because of strained relations with the communist country. President Barack Obama announced in December that he would soften the restrictions, but only Congress has the power to fully lift the embargo.

    McCaskill says trade with Cuba could help Missouri farmers compete to export goods, particularly rice. McCaskill returned from a trip to Cuba last week, and other Missouri Democrats such as Gov. Jay Nixon are planning to visit the island.

  6. you may have just won 5 – million dollars!

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    Jefferson City police say an old fashioned scam is making its way around town. Scammers are calling residents…telling them they’ve won up to 5 million dollars…but that they can’t claim their prize until they send money to the caller. Police say the amount of money the caller requests runs from 100 dollars all the way up to ten thousand dollars. Don’t send any money, the sweepstakes is a scam. If you’re contacted about winning a large sum of money…the police says get ahold of the Better Business Bureau.

  7. are you ready to pay higher gasoline taxes?

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    Higher gas taxes could fund Missouri road repairs. But Senator Mike Kehoe says a two or three tax wouldn’t do it. In fact, he claims it would probably take as much as 25 cents a gallon to make a difference. And the voters have no taste for that.

  8. fulton scrap metal thieves caught

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    Fulton police have two men in custody for stealing scrap metal from the city’s water department. 24-year-old Kenneth Allen and 34-year-old Morgan Patton are charged with stealing after taking scrap metal from the department on several occasions. Police say the men have admitted to stealing the metal.


  9. a dangerous wintry mix is on the way

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    Freezing rain is expected to increase from the Lake of the Ozarks in the evening and spread north overnight, mixing with sleet at times.  A glazing to a tenth of an inch of ice is expected to develop Friday night causing slick roads overnight.

    At this time it looks like areas north of I-70 will see mainly light snow & sleet with this storm system, adding up to up to 2 inches through Saturday morning. Areas south won’t see much accumulating snow but the chance of ice is greater.

    The storm system moves out by early afternoon Saturday as drier and colder air moves in for the remainder of the weekend.

  10. Mayor Eric Struemph On Open Air

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    He has just a few weeks left in office, but Jefferson City Mayor Eric Struemph still has some things he wants to finish.  Here’s our conversation on KWOS Open Air:

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