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Author Archives: Warren Krech

  1. columbia police gun down armed robber

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    Columbia police say they believe a late night shoot out in a parking garage on the M-U campus has resulted in the death of a man wanted for an earlier attempted armed robbery. Police were looking for 51 year old Mark Adair. Police say Adair, a convicted sex criminal assaulted and
    robbed a woman inside her car outside a grocery store on Keene St. (Moser’s) about 5-30 Wednesday night. Adair then fled the scene.
    While tracking Adair about 11 last night, police cornered Adair in the Hitt Steet parking garage, reportedly shooting Adair to death. A
    Columbia police officer suffered a minor wound.


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    Have you learned to navigate all the roundabouts? You better get used to them. Jefferson City – City Engineer David Bange (bang-ee) says they seem to be the solution to increased traffic …

    Two other roundabouts are planned for the intersections of Edgewood and Stadium and Edgewood and Creektrail. It’s all contingent on passage of the next round of the Capital Improvements tax.

  3. new details in tom schweich suicide

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    St. Louis County police are looking further into Schweich’s suicide. Clayton police announcing yesterday they were seizing a home computer and Schweich’s work computer form his Jefferson City office looking for clues into why Schweich shot himself to death on February 26th. Schweich did not leave a note…but apparently mentioned to family members on several occasions his thoughts of committing suicide. Schweich suffered from Crohn’s Disease.


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    The state of Missouri has put another convicted killer to death. Andre Cole executed last night for the 1998 murder of his ex-wife’s boyfriend.
    Prosecutors say Cole was in a fit of rage over child support payments when he repeatedly stabbed Anthony Curtis and his ex-wife Terri Cole.
    Curtis died. Andre Cole is the third execution in the state so far this year.


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    Missouri Highway patrol troopers got quite a surprise when they pulled over a driver on Highway 70 in Callaway County Tuesday. Turns out 34-
    year-old Christopher Asbury of Palmetto Florida was riding dirty with about 70 pounds of marijuana stuffed into suitcases and duffel bags.
    The patrol also took the 8-thousand dollars Asbury had on him at the time of the stop. Asbury is in the Cole County jail, on a 25,000 dollar

  6. rich fountain family loses trailer to fire

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    An Osage County family is out of its home today after a fire destroyed their trailer near Rich Fountain Monday morning. Witnesses saw flames shooting out of the front of the trailer about 8-30 yesterday morning. All the occupants of the home escaped without injury. Clem Sampson
    with the Freeburg fire department says a preliminary investigation shows the fire began in the kitchen area of the home. The trailer is a complete loss.

  7. fire clean up continues ‘uptown’

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    Three businesses in downtown Jefferson City spent part of Monday cleaning up after Sunday’s smoky fire at the Hair Plaza on High Street. Crews spent the day mopping up at the Hair Plaza and Scene One Theater which is located below the building. Carrie’s Hallmark was open for business even though a small portion of that business suffered some smoke and water damage. Hair Plaza and Scene One Theater say they’ll reopen soon.


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    A Columbia man was sentenced Monday in Boone County following his wife’s death.

    Rowland was given a 7 year suspended sentence, and was placed on 5 years probation. 88-year-old Donald Rowland pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last month. Investigators said he wanted to kill his wife and himself so they wouldn’t be a burden on their family.

    Rowland was originally charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action after apparently stabbing his wife, Betty, on Woodrail Terrace on October 31.

  9. smoky high street fire damages business

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    A Jefferson City hair salon suffers smoke damage from an electrical fire. Occupants of a building next door to the Hair Plaza on High Street smelled smoke about 3:30 Sunday afternoon. It took firefighters almost three hours to get the fire put out and the smoke sucked out of the
    building. The business suffered fire damage to a storage closet in the back of the building…although there was extensive smoke damage through out.