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It’s time to change your smoke alarm batteries!

Mid-Missouri Fire Departments are asking you take care of yourself for Daylights Savings and change the battery in your smoke detectors. The National Fire Protection Agency reports two-thirds of all home fire deaths happen because the smoke alarm doesn’t work properly. Daniel Spry Jr., a Columbia firefighter, says you should …

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Drug bust in Maries County

Three children are with the Department of Family Services after a drug bust in Maries County. Friday night, the Maries County Sheriff’s Department searched two homes on the 41000 block of County Road 604. They allegedly found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and two loaded guns. Our news partner ABC17 KMIZ reports …

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JC home fire under investigation

The Jefferson City Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that started early Sunday morning. Crews responded to the 1000 block of Buena Vista St. just before 2:00am after the report of a structure fire was reported. According to a press release sent from the Jefferson City Fire Department, …

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Wild I – 70 road rage crash leads to kidnapping charges

Two women are now looking at kidnapping charges for that I-70 wreck this week. Prosecutors say Nia Boldridge helped Demetres Washington take three kids from a home in Columbia Monday. Washington wrecked their car on the interstate near the Rocheport exit. All five people in the car were hurt, and …

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Fulton fugitive caught

A Fulton man is now in jail with no bond, after a week-long manhunt. Cops on the ground and even a highway patrol helicopter couldn’t find Travis Cooke during a search last Friday southeast of Kingdom City. They followed up in the area again yesterday though, found him hiding in …

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MSP prison redevelopment may really happen

You could see some big things happen on the grounds of the old Missouri State Penitentiary after all. Senators Wednesday gave initial approval to turning over some land at MSP over to Jefferson City. The city would like to develop the area that includes the exercise yard inside the prison …

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Red Cross honors ‘honest to goodness’ Heroes!

Some genuine Mid-Missouri heroes are among you. Highway Patrol Trooper Sergeant Dave Echternacht was recognized at last night’s Red Cross Heroes Dinner for rescuing boat racer Jeff McCann during a crash during last summer’s boat race at the Lake … 8 other categories recognized a Cole County firefighter who rescued …

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