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John Marsh

Another night — another fight in Columbia

Another large gathering in Columbia and more shots fired. About 8 o’clock Monday night, Columbia police found a group of up to 50 people involved in a fight in McKee Street park. Someone fire shots during the melee. One car was hit and police found multiple shell casings. The fight …

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JC Council will vote ‘Tobacco 21’ tonight

The Jefferson City council is scheduled to vote tonight on an ordinance that would ban the sale of tobacco and vaping products to anyone under the age of 21. Under the ordinance, it would not be a crime for anyone 18 to 21 to possess the products. The ordinance is …

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JCMO fire leaves three on the street

Three Jefferson City people were forced out of their apartments after a fire early Saturday morning. Jefferson City firefighters arrived on the scene in the 200 block of Pine Street about 6-15 Saturday morning. The found heavy fire and smoke coming from a deck on the second story of the …

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Shots fired after cops and crowd battle in Columbia

Columbia police use tasers and pepper spray to break up a large fight at convenience store early Sunday morning. During the melee at Texas Avenue and Providence Road there was at last one gun shot fired, four men were taken into custody and by-standers began attacking police. None of the …

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A couple alleged crooks face jail time

Cole County sheriff’s deputies arrest a Jefferson City man for stealing from a storage unit on Old Lohman Road. The department says Mark Bax stole taxidermy tools and mounts as well as animal traps, arrowheads, guns and a television from the storage unit on December 18th. Bax faces receiving stolen …

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Look out for road work around new Helias sports complex

Jefferson City is getting ready to re-do Myrtle Avenue near the new sports complex at Helias High school. The 12-hundred block is on a steep hill, and city crews want to make some changes to improve site lines. Under the plan, the city would chip in 500-thousand dollars. The Jefferson …

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Fired Fulton teacher sues to get job back

A former Fulton school teacher is suing the school district. According to the suit, Superintendent Jacque Cowherd fired long-term substitute teacher Brandon McDaniel on February 13th. McDaniel says he was fired without due process. McDaniel’s dismissal came three days after he was accused of having improper electronic communication with a …

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Your Uber app still won’t work in the Capital City

You can’t catch an ‘Uber’ ride in Jefferson City just yet. While the City Council has approved ride – sharing services, they haven’t started operating … Councilman Rick Mihalevich knows there are lots of potential drivers and riders out there. Several hundred ‘Uber’ riders took advantage of a grace period …

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Did someone sabotage Planned Parenthood in Columbia?

The Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic was cleared for a couple of hours Wednesday afternoon…after employees suddenly became ill. The workers reported eye irritation, burning throats and coughing. The Columbia fired department arrived and ventilated the building. A spokesman says the department identified an organic substance as the source of the …

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Prison guard accused of trying to smuggle in drugs

A corrections officer at the Moberly prison is arrested with illegal drugs in her car. Officers with the North Missouri Drug Task Force searched the guard’s car when she arrived at the prison for her work shift. Officers found meth, heroin and marijuana. She was taken to the Randolph County …

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