Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. holts summit man at university hospital after mcycle crash

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    A Holts Summit man suffers serious injuries in a Saturday morning motorcycle wreck in Morgan County. 43-year-old Oren Barnes was riding on Highway 179, just south of West Splice Creek Rd when his motorcycle went off the road and rolled over. Barnes was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia.

  2. habitual drunk driver is busted again

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    A six time drunk driving offender is spending some time in the Callaway County jail. The sheriff’s department says Rodney Garnett gave deputies a fake name when he was pulled over early Sunday morning for driving drunk. Garnett already has six drunken driving convictions and does not have a driver’s license. He’s being held on 25-thousand dollars bond.

  3. ebola scare in jefferson city!

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    Cole County public health officials say a fake call to St. Mary’s hospital about a Jefferson City resident experiencing Ebola-like symptoms is no laughing matter. More than 40 personnel from multiple county and city agencies set up a command center…while first responders went to a west side Jefferson City apartment where the call came from. Law enforcement officials soon determined the call was a hoax. No word if charges will be filed.

  4. mid-missouri man dead after fall from cliff

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    A Columbia man is dead, after apparently falling off a cliff.  Callaway County authorities say they found the body of 53-  year-old Randall Fennewald last (thur) night. Dozens of trained  searchers looked all afternoon for Fennewald, after he called  911 to say he had fallen off a cliff in the Three Creeks Wildlife  Conservation Area and was hurt.


  5. budget time is getting down to the wire at jcmo city hall

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    Your Jefferson City councilmen are getting closer to approving the 20-15 budget. On KWOS Open Air, Councilman Rick Mihalevich (muh-hollow-vitch) says they’re seriously considering filling some open city jobs …

    Those positions include an additional police officer, a command staff job in the fire department and filling open jobs in Human resources and the street department. The 20-15 Jefferson City budget needs to be on the books by November 1st.

  6. just a coincidence?

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    It turns out there's a connection between two recent Columbia deaths. Dianna Barney was the pedestrian hit and killed by a car forced off Rangeline Monday night. Authorities have now confirmed she's also the woman who told
    police key details about that stabbing death near Hickman High School a week-and-a-half ago. 
    Barney was seen on a Facebook video October 6th, standing over the body of Walter Lige. She would tell police that the man she lived with, Anthony Shegog, stabbed Lige. 
    Shegog is in jail on murder charges. Police are still looking for the wrong-way driver that they believe caused Monday's crash. Boone County assistant prosecuting attorney Brouck (brook) Jacobs tells The Eagle
    investigators believe Barney's death is a total coincidence, with no foul play suspected. He wouldn't comment on how her death will affect their murder case against Shegog.
  7. you might call missouri ‘shakytown’ today

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    Shake up your work day during the Great Shake Out earthquake drill today. Steve Besemer with the Missouri Department of Public Safety says the annual event is a good reminder for more than just  grade school students.

    Besemer says students in 500 Missouri school districts will be practicing how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. He suggests you take time to put together an emergency kit Thursday as well.


  8. catherine hanaway’s governor war chest fills up

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    Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield has provided the bulk of the money for Republican Catherine Hanaway’s gubernatorial campaign as she seeks to catch up financially with other likely candidates for the 2016 race.

    Hanaway’s campaign reported a $750,000 contribution from Sinquefield on Wednesday, the same day that candidates were filing quarterly reports with Missouri Ethics Commission detailing their finances through the end of September.

    The quarterly report showed that Hanaway, a former U.S. attorney in Missouri and speaker of the Missouri House, was well behind potential rivals in the amount of cash in her account. But the big check — coming after the quarterly reporting cut off — put her on more equal footing and provided what she described as “a tremendous boost to our fundraising efforts.”

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  9. will special olympics say goodbye to the capital city?

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    Should they stay .. or should they go? That’s the question in front of the Special Olympics of Missouri. Jefferson City leaders are pitching the group to stay in the Capital City and want them to build their new training center in Jefferson City.

    Columbia officials have already pitched Special Olympics on relocating. Jefferson City leaders would like to see the training site be a partnership with the proposed rec center.

    At least they’re still ‘talking’ about a new Jefferson City recreation center. Several proposals are being discussed including one on the Lincoln campus …

    Jefferson City Councilman Laura Ward says they’re weighing all the options. Various plans would put the jointly operated complex on the campus, on public school property on 179 or even at a third undisclosed site. But several city leaders have turned thumbs – down to a proposal using lodging tax dollars for the center.

  10. callaway standoff ends with two arrests

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    A Callaway County traffic stop leads to an eight-hour standoff with an armed man. Fulton Police were looking for Jodey Stuart yesterday  after a burglary. They spotted him in a stolen truck last night, but  Sergeant Joe Schramm says he wouldn’t pull over.

    Schramm says the chase stopped when Stuart ran out of gas, but he kept waving around the gun. The standoff finally came to an end at about 3:00 wed morning. Stuart is now in jail on several charges.  A passenger, Dawn Pearson, was also arrested for the burglary.