Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. you may recognize the name of the kc shooter

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    A Missouri man, with a long virulent history of anti-Semitism, is suspected of killing a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City and a woman at a Jewish assisted living facility nearby. While police in Overland Park, Kansas, stopped short of labeling the Sunday attacks a hate crime until they were further along in their investigation, the suspect — Frazier Glenn Miller — is the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party.

    Both operated as paramilitary organizations in the 1980s, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.

    The 73-year-old Miller, who also goes by Frazier Glenn Cross, faces charges of premeditated first-degree murder. He is expected to appear in court Monday.

    The shootings took place at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park and at the Village Shalom Retirement Community in Leawood — a day before the start of Passover, the major Jewish spring festival.

  2. watch out for those ‘loaded’ pop tarts!

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    A bill on its way to the Senate has raised concern among some Democrats that it will allow children to have toy guns in schools.

    The sponsor, Mike Kelley of Lamar, assures one fellow lawmaker that local school districts will have the final say in what is and is not allowed…

    Kelley filed the bill after a Maryland child was suspended for biting a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun.

  3. newest jefferson city school member looks down the road

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    Are you one of those folks who shot down the Jefferson City School Bond Issue last year? Almost 70 – percent of voters said ‘no’ to financing a new mega – high school …

    New School Board member Steve Bruce serves on the district’s Long Range Planning Committee. He says they’re working hard to come up with a 20 – year building plan the voters will support.

  4. another drug bust — this one in westview heights

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    Cole County Deputies and MUSTANG Drug Task force officers make a raid.

    They arrested three people at a home on Westport Drive near the Jefferson City limits yesterday morning. Officers found needles, scales, bags of pot and prescription pills, and meth residue.

    The three suspects were taken to the Cole County Jail on suspicion of drug-related crimes.

  5. The Weight Of Blood

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    The Weight Of BloodAuthor Laura McHugh of Columbia has written a successful first-time crime novel, The Weight Of Blood, set in a fictional Missouri Ozarks town. She’ll be at Downtown Book & Toy this evening, April 10th, at 7PM for a book signing. Laura McHugh talks about her book on KWOS Open Air:

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  6. an arrest in a college lockdown

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    He caused a bunch of trouble…now he’s in a world of hurt himself. Brian Baxter was arrested by police in Fayette yesterday…charged with making the threat that caused Central Methodist University to lock down for several hours.

  7. jefferson city’s newest councilman is ready to hit the ground running

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    Meet your new Jefferson City Councilman. Glen Costales says if the conference center debate comes up again .. he’s a ‘no’ vote …

    Costales says he’d also like to see if it’s possible to use dedicated Parks and Rec sales tax monies to prop up the city’s general fund. Costales beat incumbent Councilman Carrie Tergin by just 47 – votes.


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    The round up continues…and the rodeo may not be over yet in Jefferson City. Police, the Cole County sheriff’s department and members of the MUSTANG drug task force have taken in 15 people in the last week in the latest drug crackdown in the capital city. 9 of the 15 have ties to the heroin trade…including a couple of kingpins…one from St. Louis and the other from Chicago.

  9. Busy? Don’t Stress!

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    Don’t forget to take some down time for yourself and your children. St. Mary’s Psychologis Dr. Laurel Kramer has some tips for dealing with everyday stress:

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  10. The Gift Of Life

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    April is Kidney Recipient And Donor Month. Lori Hodges is the mother of Michael Clark, who died in a car accident 15 years ago. Several of Michael’s organs were used to help others, and Lori has since become a volunteer and spokeswoman for organ donation. She tells Michael’s story on KWOS Open Air:

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