Morning News Watch

JCMO murder trial underway

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Jury selection scheduled for this morning in the Cole County murder trial of Paris Alexander-Henderson. The 26-year old Jefferson City man is charged with second degree murder in the April 2015 shooting of 33- year-old Bryant Sturkey. The killing came during a disturbance on Elizabeth Street. Cole County Circuit Judge …

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A late night swim — but not quite to freedom

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They thought he had drowned…but Mathew Valentine is alive and well…and in custody at the Camden County jail. Valentine was reported missing in March. He allegedly jumped into the Big Niangua River, fleeing from police who were trying to arrest him on several warrants. Valentine allegedly did not make it …

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Big birthday for Lincoln – U

Lincoln University

‘And you don’t look at day over 100!’. It’s an anniversary you might associate with Ivy League schools on the East Coast … Lincoln University’s Carlos Graham says the college is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year. Special events are planned on campus all year long .. including recognition at …

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Is Cole County a Twister magnet?

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You might be surprised to learn that a tornado touchdown in Cole County is actually a very rare occurrence. Only 9 – confirmed twisters have hit the county since 1950 … Cole County Emergency Management Director Bill Farr is quick to point out that doesn’t mean that tornadoes aren’t a …

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Did you get caught in the bridge traffic?


Jefferson City police reports some back ups during rush hour, but otherwise, the first day of the closing of the west bound Highway 54 bridge over the Missouri River went smoothly Monday. MoDOT was able to build two lanes in each direction going across the east bound bridge, and with …

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Osage County Sheriff says ‘I didn’t do it’

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Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has pleaded not guilty to felony weapons charges in Boone County. Dixon appeared before a judge in Columbia Monday for a short hearing. He’s accuse of pulling a gun on a patron of a bar in Hartsburg early last month. Witnesses say Dixon was drunk …

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Your commute just got a whole lot longer


It’s happening now…the long summer traffic headache is underway at the Missouri River bridge at Jefferson City. MoDOT crews began shutting down the west bound bridge about 8-30 last night. The eastbound bridge will handle all the traffic into and out of Jefferson City. If you’re commuting across the river…you …

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Why did a man jump out of a car on ’63’?


The Missouri Highway Patrol and the Boone County Sheriff’s office are trying to figure out why a man jumped out of a moving vehicle Sunday afternoon on Highway 63 South in Ashland. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.

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Osage sheriff back in court


He’s due back in court today…the local sheriff who’s facing a felony gun charge. Osage County’s Michael Dixon has his initial arrangement this afternoon in a Columbia courtroom. Dixon’s accused of getting drunk and pulling out his gun in a Hartsburg bar in March. He’s already on probation for harassing …

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Cole County man dies in custody


(KMIZ ABC-17) – On Thursday, Troop F was notified that William S. Westfall of Eugene died at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Troopers arrested Westfall Wednesday afternoon on Missouri Route BB in Cole County. They stopped the car after identifying Westfall–a known fugitive–as the driver. During the course …

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