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A victory for a Mid-Missouri church

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that churches have the same right as any other charitable groups to seek state funds for playground surfaces and other non-religious needs. The ruling comes in a case involving Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia. The church sought a DNR grant to install a crushed tire …

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JC-PD standoff ends

The Jefferson City police SWAT team and negotiators helped bring a standoff to an end Saturday night. The incident began when a 42-year-old man fired several shots into the air during a disturbance on Havanna Street about 9 oh clock. The man then went back into the house and refused …

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Fulton man runs from police

A Fulton man faces several charges after he ran from police Friday night. Fulton police tried to pull over a vehicle driven by Kavin Vance about 11-oh-clock Friday night. Vance drove away but crashed his car at Westminster Avenue and 11th street. Police chased Vance to Carver park and arrested …

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Plane crash victims able to walk away

A family of five walked away from a plane crash in Callaway County Saturday morning. The pilot of the plane set it down in a field just off Route O near Fulton about 9-30 a.m. Reportedly, the pilot was set to land at Hensley Field in Fulton when the plane …

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Mosquitoes are out in force all over Mid-Missouri this summer

What’s with all the mosquitoes this year? Cole County Health Director Kristi Campbell says investigating issues like obvious mosquito habitat are complaint – driven … Campbell says Mid-Missouri mosquitoes can carry a ‘West Nile’ – like virus that can you very sick. She adds that Zika virus can be an …

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Governor likes House version of abortion regs bill

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens said he prefers a ramped-up House version of a bill to tighten state abortion laws Greitens told reporters Thursday in Jefferson City that he supports the latest House iteration, which has more stringent restrictions than what senators had initially approved. Greitens …

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Will the ‘Cos’ will lose his honorary PHD from Mizzou?

University of Missouri President Moon Choi wants to take an honorary degree away from Bill Cosby. Cosby received an honorary doctorate in 1999 when he spoke at commencement exercises on the  Columbia campus. Choi says Cosby has admitted to drugging women to have sex with him. The Board of Curators …

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