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Cole County road crews are hard at it

Some long nights are ahead for Cole County road crews. Public Works Director Larry Benz says his guys will be out there .. even before the storm … Pre-treating the roads. Benz adds that if you have to be out .. slow it way down. But he recommends you just …

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Power outages a real possibilty

Area power crews are also on stand by. Electric companies and local electric cooperatives have more than 100 workers ready to go to handle power outages as they occur. Marc Boyer of the Three Rivers Electric cooperative says there is a number to call on its website if you experience …

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** UPDATE ** Latest on the Ice Storm 20-17

The national Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective until Sunday evening for all of mid Missouri. By noon Saturday, ice totals could reach up to three-quarters of an inch on non-treated surfaces. The result could be power outages and damage to tree and roofs. Governor Greitens has …

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Will they call it the ‘Ice Storm of 20-17’?

You’re now under an ice storm warning, starting around mid=afternoon Friday. A potentially dangerous winter storm is on its way to mid Missouri and though it’s more than 24 hours away…preparations are well underway. The national weather Service has cancelled a Winter Storm Watch. Governor Greitens has opened the state’s …

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Ameren wants to jack up your electric bill .. again

Mid Missouri Ameren electric users are looking at a possible rate increase, and most attending a hearing in Jefferson City last night were not happy about it. The proposal would raise electric bills by an average of about 99 dollars a year. Ameren serves about 29-thousand customers in Cole County. …

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One arrest after JCPD chase

A Jefferson City Police chase lands one man in the Cole County Jail. Officers tried to pull the driver over on Monroe Street near Highway – 54 when he took off around 10:30 last night. He ditched his car and ran off. A police dog was able to find him …

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** UPDATE ** Lewis and Clark Student Found with Loaded Gun

A sixth grader from Lewis and Clark Middle School is caught after he brought a loaded gun to school. Staffers working on a tip confiscated the gun. No one was hurt. The student could be suspended or even expelled for bringing in the gun. Police and juvenile authorities are handling …

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Will Your School Be Closed

With the impending winter weather coming, road crews and schools are keeping informed as to the status of the possible ice and /or snow. In the most recent storm, Jefferson City public and parochial schools remained open. Superintendent Dr. Larry Linthicum discussed the decision process on KWOS Open Air… He …

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** UPDATE ** names of two dead in ’54’ crash

A deadly, wrong-way crash overnight. Authorities say Christopher Edwards of Fulton was going westbound on eastbound Highway 54 a little after midnight on Highway 54 near Holts Summit. He slammed into Christopher Steelman of Holts Summit’s car head-on. Steelman’s car flipped into the median. Edwards car caught fire. They both …

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