Morning News Watch

Boat Explosion at the Lake

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol is looking into the cause of a boat explosion at the Lake of the Ozarks. Troopers say when the 27-year-old driver restarted the boat after filling up for gas, it exploded, sending a 53-year-old female passenger to the hospital with moderate injuries. The explosion happened …

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Jefferson City Loves Relationship with Columbia Regional

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Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin is happy with the partnership her city and the Columbia Regional Airport have put together. She says travel out of Columbia by Jefferson City residents has increased… The issue is being put before Columbia voters next month to increase taxes from four to five-percent in …

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Vindication for one time state veterans advocate

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A Jefferson City jury finds in favor of a former Missouri Veterans Commission employee who claimed she was discriminated against and harassed prior to her dismissal in November 2009. The jury awarded Pat Rowe Kerr 1-point-3 million dollars in actual damages and 1-point-575-million in punitive damages. Kerr claimed Missouri Veterans …

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Former Osage Sheriff Dixon faces fines

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Former Osage County sheriff Michael Dixon will now have to pay a fine and court costs in a case where he’s accused of harassing a female police officer prior to his becoming sheriff. A St. Louis County judge revoking Dixon’s probation on his guilty plea from Jul1st, 2014. Dixon will …

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It’s all about ‘The Donald’!

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Donald Trump, presidential nominee, is now a reality. The Republican Party, fractured along establishment and insurgent lines through a raucous primary season, chose its presidential nominee at its convention, and the real estate mogul accepted it Thursday night before a packed arena. He enters the general election season as one …

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Man waving BB gun around gets shot by cop

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Boone County deputies say the man who was shot in Sturgeon Thursday morning, was shot by an officer. They say a woman called Sturgeon police to her home to report that a man who was drunk had assaulted her. The sheriff’s department says Sturgeon police arrived on the scene before …

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More theft ring arrests in the Kingdom of Callaway

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The Callaway County sheriff’s office has made more arrests as it breaks up a theft ring in the county. Wednesday, deputies served a search warrant at a home on county road 4031 near Holts Summit and took three people into custody. 29-year-old Jacqulyn Darst of California, 36- year-old Loyde Thomasson …

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Convicted baby killer will stay in jail

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An appeals court panel has upheld the life without parole sentence for a lake area man accused of beating a three year old boy to death. 25-year-old Thomas Presley was found guilty of first degree murder in January 2015. A Cass County jury finding that Presley beat to death three …

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Hot weather blows up the pavement

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You might call them the ‘flipside’ of winter potholes. Cole County Public Works Larry Benz says they’re seeing pavement blow-ups mainly on older concrete streets and highways … On KWOS Open Air, Benz says the hot weather makes the pavement buckle. He adds it’s generally not a problem on blacktop …

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JC man faces fed lockup time

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A Jefferson City man who led police on a chase last summer has been convicted on weapons charges by a federal jury. 37-year-old Charles Roark was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Roark led Jefferson City on a car chase, then ran from officers after stopping …

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