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Weekend storms wash out roads at the Lake

If you’re driving around Camden County this morning…be alert. Weekend storms have washed out several low water crossings…and caused parts of some roads to collapse. County Road 7-13 in the area of Bollinger Creek is impassable and Dodds Camp was inaccessible as of last night. Parts of Dawson Road inside …

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** Major Announcement ** New factory coming to JCMO

Axium Plastics is coming to Jefferson City. The plastic bottle manufacturer is moving into the Chamber of Commerce shell building on Shamrock Road to put in a 125,000 square foot facility. Axium will invest about $25 million into the site and will provide about 70 – job opportunities.

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It’s not funny to threaten the mailman!

A Fulton man is in jail for threatening to blow up the Fulton post office. 40 year old Danny Estes told postal employees yesterday morning that if he didn’t receive a check he was expecting in the mail, he would blow up the post office. Police caught up with Estes …

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Car chase driver STILL on the loose

Mid Missouri law officers are still on the look out for a driver who fled from the cops early yesterday morning. Jefferson City police tried to pull the driver over about 2 oh clock. He sped off on Ellis  Boulevard and eventually went north on Highway 54 towards Holts Summit. …

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Need a cop this week? Check the Fairgrounds

You’ll spot deputies about everywhere you turn at the Jaycees Cole County Fair this week. Sheriff John Wheeler says many of them are volunteer Posse members … Wheeler has about 50 – active members of the Sheriff’s Posse. You’ll see them manning the entrances and providing security at the Fair. …

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Suspect still on the run after car chase

Law officers are searching for a driver who led cops on an early morning car chase. Jefferson City Police tried to pull the driver over around 2-am. He took off on Ellis Blvd and headed north on Highway 54 into  Holts Summit. He finally blew a tire and crashed. The …

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Make – believe Dad could get prison time for sex with teen

A Cole County man could serve up to five years in state prison after pleading guilty to underage sex charges. Jerome Buschman was sentenced yesterday in Cole County Circuit Court on charges of statutory rape and statutory sodomy. In January, police arrested Buschman after a 16-year-old high school student told …

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Prosecuting the Prosecutor

The Missouri Attorney General’s office says it should still be involved in the case against Moniteau County prosecuting attorney Shayne Healea. A state court of appeals disqualified the A.G.’s office earlier this year over a defense motion that the office mishandled evidence. Last week, Assistant Attorney General Gregory Goodwin filed …

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Grin and Bear it .. at the Lake

Are you Bear Aware? The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents of Camden County are indeed seeing a black bear in rural parts of the county. The Conservation Department wants to make sure you secure any garbage cans and do not feed bears. If you come face to face with …

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Belle fire brings in crews from all over the area

Fire departments from all over Maries and Osage counties fought a blaze at a downtown building in Belle. Maries County sheriff Chris Heitman says the building housed the A-B-C clothing store and some apartments on the upper story. The fire broke out about 6 – last night and filled the …

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