You may see the flu roll into Mid-Missouri even earlier this year … Places like San Diego already have confirmed cases.
On KWOS Open Air, Capital Region Medical Center’s Dr. Chris Link says they’re watching to see if the flu will affect younger adults again this year. Last year, 60 – percent of everyone hospitalized for the flu was between 18 – and – 64.
Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin Rome (l) joined JC Parks and Recreation Director Bill Lockwood and Mayor Eric Struemph (not pictured) on KWOS Open Air to discuss a proposed city/LU sports facility. Here’s our conversation:
Camden County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a mysterious death on the water of the Lake. Residents near the 11-mile marker on the Niangua arm found the body of 55 year old David Martin of Kaiser floating on the water late Wednesday. An autopsy was performed on the body yesterday…but investigators are saying little about the case at the moment.
Governor Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Lottery’s operations need to focus more funding toward education. This comes after a review from the Office of Adminstration. Nixon also wants to see improvements in several other areas to help fund public education.
Over the past 10 years the total operating revenue for the Missouri Lottery has increased by approximately $300 million from almost $786 million in FY 2005 to more than $1 billion in FY 2014. Over the same period of time the Missouri Lottery operation costs rose by about $260 million.
According to Article III of the Missouri Constitution, money left over after prizes and administrative costs are paid goes toward public institutions of elementary, secondary, and higher education.
While the payments toward education have increased over the past decade by an average of 2.5% per year, the funds transferred in FY 2014 are expected to drop by almost $21 million even though revenue is predicted to continue increasing.
3 – suspects are caught after a car chase that starts at Jefferson City’s east side Wal Mart this morning. Police were called to check a report of suspicious persons who were thought to be involved in thefts at the Super Center. The driver of the car on the lot sped off and led police down East McCarty to North Shamrock were they were caught. 2 – men and a women were arrested. They were found to have meth and some stolen items in the car. It turns out the car had been stolen in Columbia. They face charges ranging from drug possession to car theft.
State Representative Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) has his eye on eliminating lots of tax exemptions for a few in favor of income tax reductions for everyone. He talks about it in his latest interview on KWOS Open Air:
Do you think you’re a good bocce ball player? There’s one group of local athletes who think they can take you. You’re invited out to the Special Olympics Unity Games this Sunday at the North Jefferson City Pavilion. Local players can play bocce with the athletes from 10 – until – 3 that day. There will also be a safe bicycling demonstration and a free lunch. The Special Olympics State Outdoor Games come to Jefferson City the weekend October 3rd through the 5th.
Your Mayor calls it ‘eliminating a vacancy savings line item’. Eric Struemph’s recommendation could effectively leave some unfilled jobs open …
But Struemph doesn’t rule out filling those unfunded positions before the new fiscal year begins November 1st. That will be up to the full council. He presented his 29 –(m) million dollar budget proposal earlier this month.
Some former state officials are backing a proposal to require high school students to pass the same test used for immigrants applying for citizenship. Former governor Bob Holden among those backing the test. Under the proposal, Missouri high school students would have to correctly answer at least 60 percent of the questions correctly to graduate.