Morning News Watch

Tougher regs on the way for JCMO restaurants

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You’ve probably seen the horror stories on the ‘Web’ involving restaurant food violations. Jefferson City’s Janice McMillen says the city is in the process of revising the code for anyone who serves food … It involves issues like food allergies and food borne diseases. She says they want to bring …

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No cigs until 21? .. might not happen

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Jefferson City’s Council for Drug-Free Youth will continue efforts to raise the age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21. This after the council’s Tobacco 21 proposal met another dead end Thursday. The city’s Public Safety Committee deciding not take the idea to the city council. Second Ward Councilman Laura …

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Fulton Couple Arrested in Drug Raid

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A Fulton drug raid turns up cocaine. Task force members found the coke, marijuana, and more at an apartment on Nichols Street yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. Keisha Stevens was arrested at the apartment. TyShawn Logan, who also lives there, was found and arrested later…

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Scheperle Weighs in on Ambulance Service Director Demotion


The Cole County Commission this week demotes Ambulance Service Director Mike Shirts. After hearing several alleged complaints, the demotion was made and named Rodney Dyche as interim director. Western District Commissioner Kris Scheperle says they became concerned after receiving some reports from employees… Shirts remains as a paramedic. Patient safety …

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Hillary and Obama kiss and make up

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President Barack Obama, with the end of his own presidency in sight, vouched for Hillary Clinton in a speech Wednesday intended to rebut Republican criticism of her record as secretary of state and elevate her as a tested leader at a time when national security is taking a central role …

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Another victim gunned down in CoMo


We hope to find out more later this morning about a shooting in central Columbia last night. One person is dead after shots were fired about 8 oh clock last night in the area around Allen Street and LaSalle Place. Police last night said they were treating the incident as …

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Can you use your fire pit this time of year?

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Your grass is nice and green .. so what’s the harm in having a little fire out back? Jefferson City Fire’s Jason Turner says .. right now .. it’s against the law … Open burning is only allowed inside the Jefferson City limits from November 1st through March 1st. Turner …

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Cole County ambulance director demoted


The director of Cole County Emergency Medical Services goes back to the ranks of paramedics. Mike Shirts was demoted by county commissioners this week. An emergency medical services consultant, Rodney Dyche, has been tabbed to head up the unit temporarily. Shirts was the topic of a ‘no confidence’ vote by …

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JCMO gas leak force evacuations

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A gas leak forces a power outage in much of downtown Jefferson City. A work crew hit a gas line on East High Street forcing evacuations. Several state office buildings, along with Missouri Baptist building and some smaller offices were all evacuated. Power was shut off as a precaution. The …

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