Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. jcmo mayors race fills up

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    The ballots for municipal elections in Columbia and Jefferson City are now closed…and it will be a heavily congested race for Jefferson City mayor. Six candidates filed to get their names on the April ballot. Three candidates got in just under the wire…former councilmen Roy Viessman, Dick Groner and Edie Vogel join Bob Scrivner, Carrie Tergin and perpetual candidate Leonard Steinman in the race for Jefferson City mayor. It’s the only contested position on the ballot. In Columbia…the city council last night added two propositions to the ballot. One is for a 63 million dollar bond issue for electrical projects.

    The other deals with storm water issues.

  2. death row inmate gets appeal

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    A Missouri death row inmate who was supposed to be executed in October will get a federal appeals court hearing. Lawyers for Mark Christeson says his original attorneys were negligent because they missed a deadline for a federal appeals court hearing in 2005. Christeson was found guilty of killing a woman and her two children 16 years ago.


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    Governor Nixon delivers his “State of the State” speech tonight at the State Capitol. It marks the unofficial start to the legislative session. In his state of the state speech tonight, Governor Nixon is expected to ask for more funding for K-through-12 schools in the state. He also will introduce a bonding plan for repairs and renovations at public colleges and universities and state facilities, such as the Capitol building.


    We’ll stream Nixon’s speech LIVE here at

  4. A Healthy Conversation

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    Dr. Chris Link of Capital Region Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine Clinic has some healthy advice in his latest visit to KWOS Open Air:

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  5. Historian Gary Kremer On Open Air

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    Dr. Gary Kremer is head of the State Historical Society Of Missouri.  Here’s our latest visit on KWOS Open Air:

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  6. **UPDATE** special olympics chooses jcmo over columbia

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    Columbia’s loss is Jefferson City’s gain …

    The Special Olympics of Missouri’s Phil Cook confirming the multi-million dollar center will go up on land at the intersection of Highway 54 and 179 donated by the Farmer Group and Twehous Excavating. The project not only brings the new training center to the Capitol City but also keeps the group’s offices in Jefferson City.

  7. get ready for detours

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    If you’re out and about driving in Jefferson City today…be aware that Jackson Street will be closed down between East Elm and Miller Streets. It’s part of the on going Lafayette Street corridor project. And if you’re headed up Highway 179 north of Jamestown…look out for detours and delays. MoDOT is replacing culverts on Highway 179 south of Boonville over the next several weeks.

    Drivers who pass through Linn Creek may soon be able to get through town a little quicker. MoDOT has given the city the green light to increase the speed limit on Highway 54 through town from 55 to 60 miles per hour. The city council in Linn Creek will take up the speed change at its meeting Thursday night.

  8. would you like to learn what jc-pd cops really do?

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    How would you like a free ride in a police car? .. in the front seat? The JC-PD is signing up students for an 11 – week Citizens Policy Academy …

    Officer Kevin Kempker says you’ll learn about everything from accident investigation to SWAT procedures. The course starts in March and it’s free. Slot are limited so if you’re interested call 634-6347.


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    Governor Jay Nixon among the speakers yesterday during Columbia’s observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. The state’s chief executive who drew criticism for his handling of the Ferguson situation telling the crowd at Columbia’s martin Luther King Memorial Garden that he’s working on better relations between law enforcement and minority communities following the Ferguson incidents.

  10. another weekend cop chase

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    Callaway County deputies faced an old foe in a car chase that reached more than 100-miles per hour Saturday night. 35-year-old Brian Jarvis sped away from a traffic stop near Holts Summit. After going the wrong way on Highway 54 for a few miles, Jarvis led sheriff’s deputies and the Highway Patrol on a chase through rural Callaway County before he was finally stopped. A search of the car found meth and drug paraphernalia. This is at least the third time Jarvis has sped off from police in Callaway County. He also has a lengthy record of fleeing from police in other counties dating all the way back to 1997.