Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. state govt. retirees – they’ve hacked into ‘mosers’

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    Missouri’s main retirement systems has temporarily blocked online access after discovering attempts to hack into its members’ accounts.

    The Jefferson City News Tribune reported the Missouri State Employees Retirement System sent about 81,000 emails and 20,000 letters to members Thursday explaining the situation.

    It said someone gained “unauthorized access” to four members’ accounts and filled out online forms that required the use of the members’ Social Security numbers, retirement ID numbers and passwords.

    Retirement system spokeswoman Candy Smith said the FBI and Missouri State Highway Patrol have been notified.

    Retirement system members won’t be able to log into their accounts until Tuesday, and then will have to create new passwords.

  2. two fulton men kidnap a teen

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    Two Fulton men are  in custody after they kidnapped a teen ager at knifepoint Tuesday. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Department says 38-year-old Joseph Bahr and 25 year-old Scott Pace…both of Fulton…broke into the boys house, beat him up, then took him to another home where they continued to threaten him. The boy was let go after a few hours. Bahr tells police that the kidnapping was in response to another matter.

  3. jcmo cvb likes lincoln-u site for rec center

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    Will you see more basketball tournaments come to Jefferson City if the city builds a multipurpose center? Chris Wilson hopes so …

    Wilson handles sports marketing for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. He says the proposed Lincoln University site is close to Jefferson City and Helias high schools and would be a perfect fit. There are still questions if the City Council will kick in tax dollars for the project.

  4. the ferguson committee meets at the capitol

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    A House and Senate committee on government oversight has met for the first time, preparing to investigate how the Nixon Administration responded to the Michael Brown shooting and the unrest that followed.
    Columbia state senator Kurt Schaefer was voted the chair of that committee. He says it has all the powers of a circuit court. Will he subpoena Governor Nixon?…

    Several members of the committee expressed their anger about how the state has responded to Ferguson, particularly the night the grand jury decision not to indict the officer that shot Brown was released.

  5. You Say Goodbye…And I Say Hello

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    Cole County Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger (left) is stepping down at the end of the year after 2 terms in office.  Businessman Sam Bushman will be taking over the job after running unopposed in November.  Here’s our conversation on KWOS Open Air:

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  6. guilty as charged — in cole county shaken baby case

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    A Cole County baby sitter faces up to seven years in prison after her conviction on first degree child endangerment charges. Shelly Richter of Taos was found guilty last night of causing serious injury to a child in her care in 2010. Richter had previously been found guilty of the same charge in 2013, but won a new trial. She claims she dropped the baby boy when she tripped over another child. The prosecution maintained she shook the then-seven month old infant…who suffered brain damage and is permanently blind.

  7. mid-mo man not facing felony charges in fatal boat crash

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    An Osage County boat owner will not face felony charges in a deadly accident on the Gasconade River last summer. The Osage County prosecutor says Daniel Berhorst is charged misdemeanor boating while intoxicated. 25-year-old Corrie Talken and 48 year old Larry Hennier were in another boat that collided head-on with Berhorst’s boat.

    Berhorst is due in court in February.

  8. decades behind bars for the higbee man who set his wife on fire

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    47 year-old Willard Hunt was sentenced Wednesday afternoon at the Randolph County Justice Center. Hunt was convicted for fist degree domestic assault, arson, and armed criminal action by a Carroll County jury in October. Circuit Judge Scott Hayes sentenced Hunt to 23 years for the domestic assault, 20 years for the arson charge, and 10 years for armed criminal action, all sentences to run consecutively.

    Following the sentencing, Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Fusselman  added that Hunt had at least two chances to stop and walk away during the incident, but continued the assault anyway.

  9. shaken baby retrial continues

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    The Taos woman accused of violently shaking a baby, leading to his blindness and lasting serious health conditions is being retried for child endangerment. Shelley Richter was originally convicted.

    It was her contention she tripped over another child and dropped the baby at her day care in 20-10. Several doctors testified yesterday about the baby’s condition after the incident and said they appeared to be from shaken baby syndrome.

    The trial continues today.

  10. camdenton lunch lady pockets the cash

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    Camden County prosecutors have now charged a Camdenton high school lunch lady with embezzlement. Police say Cassandra Franklin may have taken as much as 127-thousand dollars over the last six years. The investigation showed Franklin would pocket students lunch money from an account paid for by students parents…then tell students they had overdrawn their account…and refuse to give them lunch.