Morning News Watch

Dixon is Done

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Osage County officials confirm Sheriff Michael Dixon has called it quits.  Dixon submitted his letter of resignation late yesterday afternoon. Dixon faces a felony gun charge in Boone County for allegedly getting drunk and pulling out his firearm in a Hartsburg bar in March. He also has a probation hearing …

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Stormy weather blasts parts of Mid-Mo

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Our first widespread outbreak of severe weather leaves trees and power lines down from Whiteman Air Force Base to Versailles. Large hail damaged cars in the Marshall and Sedalia areas. A tornado was reported on the ground near Warrensburg…and this morning…there’s water, water everywhere as creeks and rivers rise with …

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Columbia murder may be solved

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Boone County authorities finally announce an arrest in a double murder discovered last September. The bodies of 41 year-old James Richardson and 42 year old Kenneth Long of Mexico were found at an abandoned trailer park north of Columbia. 25-year-old Darius Lucas is now charged with those murders and held …

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Highway to the Danger Zone?

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You might remember that first ‘little’ Columbia Air Show almost 30 – years ago … Jessica Houston says this year demo teams featuring everything from World War One and Two aircraft to modern F/A-18 jets will take to the skies Saturday and Sunday. The ‘Salute to Veterans’ Air Show at …

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Missouri Blvd. Study Underway

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Those construction workers along Missouri Boulevard you have seen today are conducting a safety study. Our television partner A-B-C-17 says representatives from the Federal, state and local agencies along with interested private parties walked the length of the street identifying safety problems. The main concern about the boulevard is its …

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Sheriff’s Captain says ‘trustees aren’t needed’

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You probably won’t see ‘trustees’ used to staff the Cole County Jail. Sheriff’s Captain John Wheeler says the old practice just isn’t a good fit any more … Cole County Commissioner Jeff Hoelscher brought up the idea of using some inmates as janitors and cooks. Wheeler says they contract out …

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Osage County Sheriff: ‘I’m still on the job’

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Osage County sheriff Michael Dixon says he hasn’t resigned. Dixon tells our news partner ABC-17 that he’s still on the job despite several phone calls the station received yesterday claiming the embattled sheriff had stepped down. Dixon faces criminal charges after drawing a gun in a bar in Hartsburg in …

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Lake area molester could get ‘life’

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An elderly Stover man could spend the rest of his life in prison after his conviction on child sex charges. A jury in Columbia Wednesday found 73-year-old William Marchand guilty on two counts of statutory sodomy with a victim under the age of 12, and child molestation. The sentences for …

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JCMO chase, crash = two arrests

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A car chase that ended in a car crash at a Jefferson City intersection lands two people in jail. JCPD says they pulled over a pick up driven by 42-year-old Christopher Franklin about 3 yesterday afternoon….but he sped away a few moments later. After a short chase, Franklin ran into …

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What’s ahead for tumble – down homes on Capitol Avenue?

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Now what’s going to happen to the old falling-down homes on Jefferson City’s Capitol Avenue? Councilman Rick Mihalevich hopes at least some them can be fixed up … Former funeral home owner Barbara Buescher owns many of the dilapidated buildings. The city has successfully sued her in an attempt to …

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