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Hey! That Cub Cadet got a Hemi in it??

mower drunk

Some people have places to go…even when they’re drunk and don’t have a driver’s license. Such was the case of Jeremy Cochrane of Fulton. About 6-30 last night, police found him driving recklessly on Jefferson City Road…on a lawnmower. Police say Cochrane has been found guilty five times already of …

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** update ** Car found in river was stolen from Columbia


The latest — Car in river was stolen. The discovery of a car in the Missouri River under the Jefferson City bridge started with a vehicle theft in Columbia. JC-PD detectives tel (KWOS / Zimmer News Network) that the owner woke up and found his car missing. Fire crews and …

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a bad guy may be on the run in franklin county

matt lackey

Law enforcement officials think they have a man wanted in several counties on the run again in Franklin County. 32-year-old Matt Lackey most recently was charged with kidnapping and raping a woman from the Belle/Bland area of Osage County in October. He’s wanted on dozens of charges in at least …

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** update ** manhunt around tipton fails

helo manhunt

It looks like two suspects slipped away from Moniteau County authorities. The pair ran from their car when they jumped out after a deputy chased them near Clarksburg Thursday. The Highway Patrol’s helicopter and a dog team were brought in after reports they were later spotted east of Tipton near …

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shots fired at moniteau prosecutor’s home


Moniteau County prosecutor Shane Healea says he was the target of a drive by shooting. Healea reports someone opened fire outside of his house Friday evening. Healea and witnesses on the street report hearing several gun shots. Healea was not injured. The Missouri Highway Patrol, the California Police Department and …

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Local Fire Victims Get Helping Hand


Two Mid-Missouri families affected by fire are getting support from their neighbors. Donations of cash and gifts are being collected for the family of Millersburg resident Robert Walker, who died in a home fire last week. He’d managed to get his children out of the burning home before going back …

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Cole Co. Pays Emergency Funds for Heat Fix

cole county courthouse

Some might argue no heat for prisoners is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Cole County Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger says they had to come up with some emergency funds to get the heat back on in the old county jail. “The main floor has some holding cells that we will …

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New Train Bridge Opening in Mid-MO


Here’s some good news for train lovers. A new railroad bridge east of the capital city is opening, with hopes of clearing the final major bottleneck for train traffic between St. Louis and Jefferson City. The new bridge crossing the Osage River in Osage City is opening next week. The …

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Bustamante Wants Guilty Pleas Tossed Out


She admitted to a brutal murder in court, and now wants to take it all back. Alyssa Bustamante, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the October 2009 killing of nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins. Prosecutors say she stabbed her young neighbor and left her …

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Ferguson Family Searching for Witness to Murder


A convicted murderer clears his name, but questions still remain about a high-profile Columbia murder. Ryan Ferguson had murder charges against him vacated this week. His father, Bill, says there’s only one reliable witness in the case, and she saw two people that may have committed the murder, or saw …

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