Should Chestnut Street be closed to traffic on the Lincoln University campus? Mayor Carrie Tergin agrees with L-U officials who want to turn the street into a pedestrian plaza. She says it’s a safety issue.
The idea has cleared a committee, and the full council will take it up next month.
A man wanted in connection with car break-ins in Jefferson City and other areas is in custody after a high-speed chase in Boone County.
The chase started near Finger Lakes State Park on Highway 63. Authorities used spike strips to stop the vehicle near Rocky Fork Creek and Highway 63. He says the suspect then drove into a hay field near Route VV, jumped out of his vehicle and ran off. Authorities apparently used a K-9 unit to track the suspect down. Jefferson City police have also been looking for Robert “Boe” Keating for larceny and vehicle theft charges.
JCPD said Keating was wanted in Kingdom City, Jefferson City, Columbia, Hannibal and the Lake of the Ozarks for breaking windows out of cars and stealing purses and wallets.
Cole County deputies chased a man armed with a shot gun into some woods near Taos last night. Callers to 911 said the man threatened someone at a mobile home park before walking into some nearby woods. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, the man fired the shotgun…starting a brief chase. The man was quickly captured and taken to jail. The sheriff’s department hasn’t released the man’s name yet…and what he’s charged with.
An all-day manhunt finally results in the arrest of a wanted man at the Lake. Police tracked 32-year old John Fogle of Hannibal for more than 15-hours Thursday after he jumped out of a car during a traffic stop. Fogle was wanted on several felony warrants for rape, parole violation and not registering as a sexual offender. The search concentrated on the Lake Ozark area. The Heritage school site of School of the Osage elementary was locked down throughout the day. The search ended about 3-45 yesterday afternoon when searchers cornered Fogle in some woods behind the behind the Sears store in Osage Beach. He’s in the Camden County jail this morning.
Have you ever leased a car? That’s the debate going on at Jefferson City’s City Hall …
Councilman Ken Hussey doesn’t think it’s financially responsible to lease 7 – new vehicles for the police and fire departments. Mayor Carrie Tergin has said she’d prefer buying to leasing but doesn’t think the city can afford that purchase option.
New Lincoln University students are trying to deal with bug problems. Due to a lack of housing on campus at the beginning of the fall semester…some Lincoln students are being housed at a Jefferson City motel. The students say the motel is overrun with spiders, cockroaches and
even bedbugs. The owner says they don’t have pests. The students want to move out…but Lincoln says it won’t have any dorm rooms available until early to mid-September.
First it was the Boone County Library in Columbia…now it’s the County government center…closed down because of fleas. The building serves several functions…it’s where you file your property taxes, to where you get your marriage license. Exterminating crews came in overnight trying
the rid the building of the little pests. It took several days to rid the library of fleas last week.