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First vaping death in Missouri

The state health department is reporting Missouri’s first death blamed on vaping. Officials say the man in his mid-40’s had normal lung function before he started vaping in May. His respiratory symptoms got worse, and he died this week in a Saint Louis hospital. This is now the eighth death …

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Columbia councilman asked to resign

Ian Thomas has confirmed Mayor Brian Treece has asked him to resign from the Columbia City Council. The Missourian first reported the story. Thomas is facing a misdemeanor charge, after offering his vote on a development if the developer put money toward affordable housing in town. Thomas has apologized and …

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Dead Belle child and man identified

Autopsies are happening today (thur) in Columbia in the investigation of the death of a four-year-old boy and a family friend. The Highway Patrol now says the boy who died is Bentlee Turner, and the man is 37-year-old Monty Barton. They’re both from Belle. Their bodies were found near Barton’s …

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Human remains found in Columbia landfill

Searchers in Columbia’s landfill found human remains yesterday (wed), as they looked for the body of Megan Shultz. Those remains were turned over to medical examiners, who will now try to confirm it is Shultz. She’s the Columbia woman who went missing in 2006. Wisconsin police say her husband, Keith …

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Lincoln U goes on lockdown

Lincoln University was on a brief lockdown Wednesday after several parked cars were hit by gunshots. The University Police issued the alert around noon and lifted it about 20 minutes later. No one was injured but police say some cars were damaged. No one has been arrested.

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Will JC Airport get a new terminal?

It’s safe bet that the flood – damaged Jefferson City Airport terminal is coming down. The questions still is .. what will they replace it with? The city’s Britt Smith says they’re just in the early planning stages … The Council okayed the city to apply for about $45,000 in …

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