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  1. nixon calls out the national guard

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    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson.

    Nixon said Monday the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury’s decision is announced.

    There was no indication an announcement is imminent. There is no specific date for a decision to be revealed about whether Wilson should face charges for shooting Brown on Aug. 9. The St. Louis County prosecutor has said he expects the grand jury to reach a decision in mid-to-late November.

  2. school closings monday november 17

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  3. stl woman faces child abuse charges

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    A St. Louis woman has been sentenced to 78 years in prison for beating, whipping and waterboarding her children.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 34-year-old Lakechia Schonta Stanley, of St. Louis, was sentenced Friday for multiple assault and endangerment charges. Prosecutors described the abuse as “systematic torture.” Her children told interviewers that the abuse included whippings with electrical cords and being forced into scalding or freezing showers.

    The abuse came to light in October 2011 after one of the children went to school complaining of severe pain in her arm. Prosecutors say the girl revealed Stanley had beaten her with a baseball bat because she had not cleaned the kitchen quickly enough.

    Stanley’s husband, 30-year-old Andrew Rui Stanley, was sentenced to 160 years in prison for related charges.

  4. the new st. mary’s hospital is up and running

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    The move of St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City goes off without a hitch despite the snow. In all, 51 patients were taken by ambulance from the old location to the new in a little more than three hours Sunday. The old St. Mary’s is up for sale.

  5. snowy roads blamed for mid-mo fatal crashes

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    Yesterday’s snow caught drivers off-guard and several fatal accidents are reported where drivers lost control of their vehicles. 23-year-old Brooke Hunt of Mack’s Creek died yesterday morning in a two car crash on Hiway 54 near Country Club Drive in Camden County, 27-year-old Michael Wade of Eldon died yesterday morning when he lost control of his jeep on Route Y in Miller County and it overturned. 51-year-old Kenneth Clark of Linn died when his car ran off an ice covered bridge in Crawford County and 35-year-old Jennifer Ousley of Rolla died when her car ran off a Phelps County gravel road and hit several trees.

  6. oh boy! here comes the snow

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    It’s almost time for the first snow of the season. ABC 17 Stormtrack Meteorologist Brittany Beggs says the white stuff will start hitting Mid-Missouri late Saturday morning.

    “We’ve got really cold temperatures at upper levels, and then we’ve got a cold front moving in, and at mid-levels we do have some moisture that’s going to be available,” Beggs says. Beggs says Boone and Cole counties can expect up to two inches of snow by the time it’s all said and done early Sunday morning. Folks south and west of there may see up to three inches.

    Beggs says the fact that it’s so cold right now may actually be a good thing. “The good news is it’s snow. We’re not getting a mix here,” Beggs says. “Hopefully, it’s not going to be as bad as what we’d get with maybe sleet and freezing rain.”

  7. major mid-mo drug sweep

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    A major drug ring has been broken up by local authorities. U.S. District Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 27 defendants including 15 Columbia  residents and a Jefferson City man are named in the indictment.

    Vershawn Edwards of Jefferson City was among those charged.  Dickinson says Kenneth Scott of Fulton and Malcom Redmon of  Columbia were the two main players in the drug ring. Christin Sledd, a  former employee of the Boone County Clerk’s Office, was also arrested  for allegedly leaking information on at least one search warrant related  to the case. Redmon, and Ryan Wright are also accused  of prostitution conspiracy.

  8. will jc-fd ever get a training officer?

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    How do you keep your firefighters current on their job skills without a training officer? That’s what Jefferson City Fire Chief Matt Schofield is dealing with …

    The Jefferson City Council didn’t fill an open fire training officer’s position in the budget for next year. Assistant fire Chief Lonnie Brandt is handling those duties for the time being.

  9. 50 crash jams rush commute — hurts 3

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    Did you get caught up in the jammed traffic on Highway – 50 in Jefferson City last night? Three drivers were injured in a multi – car accident during the afternoon rush hour. Police say Scott Surface ran into stopped traffic on the highway .. rear-ending a car driven by Nora Stockman. She then hit another car driven by Dale Davenport .. who then rear-ended yet another car driven by Randall Meyer. Stockman and Davenport were taken to area hospitals, Meyer had only minor injuries.

  10. Psychologist Dr. Laurel Kramer On Open Air

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    Holiday stress…”inattention blindness”…phone preoccupation.  Just a few of the topics covered by St. Mary’s Psychologist Dr.  Laurel Kramer on KWOS Open Air:

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