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    A southeast Missouri lawmaker says he has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and been sentenced to probation.

    Democratic Rep. Steve Hodges, of East Prairie, said he pleaded guilty Thursday in Cole County Circuit Court to two charges stemming from incidents earlier this year.

    Hodges says his driver’s license was suspended and he was sentenced to two years of probation. He was also ordered to participate in a substance abuse traffic offender program.

    The 65-year-old lawmaker was first elected to the House in 2006 and is barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year. Hodges was cleaning out his Capitol office Thursday but does not plan to resign before his term ends in January.

    He says he completed a voluntary 30-day substance abuse treatment program earlier this year.

  2. Wine & Watch

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    Capitol City Cinema is holding a “Wine And Watch” fundraiser this Saturday, October 11th. We talked about Jefferson City’s non-profit film house with founder Jami Wade (pictured r), and board member Carrie Tergin on KWOS Open Air:

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    Wine & Watch

    Saturday 10/11/14 3-6PM

    Wine, Dessert and screening of “American Wine Story”

    Tickets $25 available at Cork & Carrie’s Hallmark in Downtown Jefferson City

  3. Another Side Of Cancer

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    During October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talked about the emotional side of the fight with St. Mary’s Psychologist Dr. Laurel Kremer on KWOS Open Air:

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  4. mid-mo county health departments hurting

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    Governor Nixon’s withholding of some state budget funds are causing problems for local health departments. Bert Malone of the Missouri Public Health Association says with the threat of Ebola and the upcoming flu season now is not the time for Governor Nixon to be withholding more than 3 million dollars earmarked for local health departments.


  5. cole county to get a veterans court

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    Some veterans who get in trouble with the law now have an alternative to the traditional court system. Cole County presiding judge Pat Joyce Wednesday announced the formation of one of the state’s first veterans’ court programs. The veterans’ court is designed to help veterans struggling with drug abuse and psychological problems from their time overseas. Joyce says the goal of the court is to get veterans back on their feet.

  6. house burglars are getting brave

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    Burglars are going door to door in broad daylight in Boone and Audrain…and perhaps even Callaway Counties. Law enforcement officials in the area where the three counties come together say the criminals either break in…or walk through unlocked doors to steal high end household items. In one case…a 93 year old woman discovered a burglar in her home.

  7. Leadership Change At RACS

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    Jefferson City’s Rape and Abuse Crisis Service has a new Director.  Alden Henrickson (pictured r) takes over for Jim Clardy, who retires after 15 years as RACS Director.  Clardy and Henrickson joined us on KWOS Open Air:

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  8. Pink Bra

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    The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


    Early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer is extremely important to beating this deadly disease. NewsRadio KWOS is teaming up with The Community Breast Care Project & Dr. Tamara Hopkins Cancer Clinic to support breast care in the community. The Community Breast Care Project is a non-for-profit foundation that relies on the support of individuals and businesses to provide free programs and services in a 6 county area of Mid Missouri for anyone with breast cancer.

  9. are missouri health officials on the ball with ebola threat?

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    Can you ‘legislate’ against Ebola? Jefferson City State Rep Jay Barnes wonders if Missouri is ready …

    Barnes is concerned health officials here could drop the ball like what happened in Texas. An Ebola patient there was allowed to have contact with friends and family even after showing symptoms.

    But it looks like state health officials are training in case Ebola comes to the state. Our news partner ABC 17 News was outside the Ike Skelton Training Center in Jefferson City yesterday as up to 150 health officials and first responders from around the state held a training exercise inside. A State Department of Health And Senior Services say that the group met in a roundtable discussion on how they would handle an Ebola outbreak in Missouri.

  10. lake man may have fallen to his death

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    It looks like the Lake of the Ozarks man found floating in the Lake may have fallen prior to going into the water. An autopsy shows 55-year-old David Martin suffered injuries consistent with a fall from a significant height. Martin’s body was found September 17th in the Niangua Arm of the Lake. The Highway Patrol and the Camden County sheriff’s department are still investigating the death, although they say foul play is not suspected.