Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. pounds of dope seized in jcmo bust

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    A raid at a southwest Jefferson City house turns up some serious drugs. Officers friday say they found cocaine, crack, heroin, and more. They took two people to jail. We don’t know their names yet, but police say they have a long history of drug trafficking.

  6. you’re paying a dime more for gas than in columbia

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    If you find gas prices cheaper than a dollar 79 in the Columbia-Jefferson City area…you may want to fill her up. Missouri has the lowest average gas prices in the country at a dollar-76…but prices are still more than a dime higher than that in Jefferson City…and a dollar-79 in  Columbia.

  7. high speed chase through 3 – mid mo counties

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    An Independence Missouri man is in jail after leading mid Missouri police on a chase where speeds reached more than 100 miles per hour. Eldon police tried to pull Kelly Argo over Wednesday afternoon. Argo  was driving a car reported stolen in Tipton. The chase eventually ended in Morgan County. Argo faces charges in Miller and Morgan  counties…and maybe in Moniteau County too. He’s held in Morgan County on 100-thousand dollars bond.

  8. lake area woman badly hurt in jcmo wreck

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    A Camden County woman suffers serious injuries in a car crash in Cole County. Linda Beard of climax Springs lost control of her pick up truck on Highway 54 south of Jefferson City yesterday morning. The truck ran off the road and hit a tree. Beard was flown to University Hospital in Columbia.

  9. jcps may have a bond issue in 20-16

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    Will voters support building another Jefferson City high school and major renovations at East Elementary? Superintendent Dr. Brian Mitchell says the district has to address overcrowding …

    The School Board held off on asking for a bond issue on a 20-15 ballot but they don’t rule anything out for next year. Mitchell recently announced he’s stepping down. Maryville superintendent Larry Linthacum will take over.

  10. On The Road Again

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    Another legislative session, another discussion of highway funding.  Lawmakers are looking for new ways to bolster Missouri’s shrinking highway dollars.  Senator Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City) has been involved in those talks for years, and updates us on KWOS Open Air:

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