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    Columbia police have a suspect in custody for a string of robberies. Police believe DeShawn Smith robbed the Super 8 motel Saturday night, and then Motel 6 early Monday morning. Police caught up with Smith after he robbed the Fast Lane 66 on Paris Road a little later Monday morning. Smith is in the Boone County jail…held on three counts of robbery and armed criminal action.

  2. Historian Gary Kremer On Open Air

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    World War I discrimination in Missouri, Sunset Lake, town baseball teams, and more…we discussed them all with Dr. Gary Kremer, head of the State Historical Society Of Missouri. Here’s our latest conversation on KWOS Open Air:

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  3. new st. marys just about ready to go

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    You’ll soon see them moving into the new St. Marys Health Center. On “KWOS Open Air”, Tony Houston says they’ll transfer patients November 16th but he adds that some staff is already there …

    The 300 – thousand square foot hospital cost 200 – (m) million dollars. A public open house is set for November 1st and 2nd.


  4. motel stick up in columbia — post office hit in kingdom city

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    Columbia police are looking for a suspect who held up the Super 8 motel Saturday night. Police say the man walked into the hotel with a gun and demanded money. And the Callaway County sheriff’s department is looking for a man who robbed the Kingdom City post office Saturday morning. The sheriff’s department says the man escaped on a small motorcycle and headed west down Highway 40.

  5. dixon suspects caught with stolen items and a bomb

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    Three people from the Dixon area are in the Pulaski County jail this morning after police found several stolen items, weapons and even a bomb at a home off Route early Saturday morning. The sheriff’s department had been looking for the three, and chased them briefly Friday before tracking them to a home south of Dixon. While the sheriff’s department was rounding up the suspects, one of them told deputies he was going to use the bomb to kill someone living nearby. Taylor Carson is now held on a charge of making terroristic threats.

  6. Actor Dan Lauria On KWOS Open Air

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    He was the dad on “The Wonder Years”, “Lombardi” on Broadway, and currently starring in the TBS sitcom “Sullivan & Sons”.  Emmy-winning actor Dan Lauria joined his friends Dingani Beza and Tom Durkin on KWOS Open Air:

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  7. what will the transportation sales tax mean for jcmo projects?

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    You’ll see plenty of Jefferson City projects on Mo-Dot’s transportation tax wish list. Included is work on Jefferson City’s Memorial airport … Passage of the August ballot issue would also designate funding for Jefferson City’s buses to run extended hours and would pay for extra lanes for the Whitton expressway.

  8. road work is about done in apache flats

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    The finishing touches going in on the Business 50 project in the Apache Flats area west of Jefferson City. The contractor on that project now reports to being a week ahead of schedule. Public works officials still looking to mid-August for a completion date.

  9. name of man who was shot at a columbia trailer park released

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    Boone County authorities know the name of a man shot to death in a Prathersville trailer Wednesday night…but that’s about all the sheriff’s department is saying. The dead man is 47- year old John Chalfant. Police briefly detained and questioned a woman who ran from the scene, but she was released.

  10. three men want jc-fd top job

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    It’s now down to three.

    One of three Jefferson City firefighters will be the city’s next fire chief. Interim Chief Jason Turner and fire captains Matt Schofield and and Jay Niemeyer make the short list.

    Chief Bob Rennick retired last year and Turner has been running the department since then. A public meeting on the position is set for next Thursday (July 24th) at City Hall beginning at 4:00 p.m.