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MSP tours may not return for months

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Tours of the 168-year-old former Missouri State Penitentiary are on hold at least through August because of extensive storm damage the complex sustained last month. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the thick stone walls of the “Big House” couldn’t stand up to the tornado that …

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CEO says JCMO hospital just missed a direct hit from tornado

Somebody ‘upstairs’ must have been watching out for Jefferson City. Capital Region Medical Center’s Gaspare Calvaruso says, if the May tornado had shifted a little to the west, his patients could have been in serious trouble … X260624 While the tornado largely spared the hospital, it devastated the neighborhood just …

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Cole County official faces assault charge

The Cole County Assessor faces misdemeanor assault charges after a dispute with a neighbor. Deputies were called to Chris Estes’ home Thursday afternoon. The victim claimed Estes had punched him after the two had a dispute over property lines. Estes was released without bond.

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Help KWOS help the disaster victims — all day today!

May 23rd, 2019 was a day that nobody in Mid-Missouri will soon forget, as an EF3 tornado ravaged parts of Jefferson City, Eldon and Brazito, and surrounding areas. Now, it’s your chance to help rebuild these great communities! We’ve teamed up Capital Region Medical Center, GFI Digital and other community …

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Former L-U staffer sues university

KMIZ– JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A former employee of Lincoln University filed a lawsuit against the institution May 31 over alleged discrimination on the basis of race. ABC – 17 reports Sheila Gassner, a 55-year-old white woman, worked for the public university for nearly 30 years before her discharge on July …

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JCMO Memorial Airport bouncing back from the flood

Crews are now in the middle of the messy, smelly clean up at Jefferson City’s Memorial Airport. While water still sits on the runways, crews are ripping studs and drywall out of the terminal and the hangers. The floodwaters were up to almost four feet in some buildings. Repairs to …

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