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Cops in Columbia are involved in a manhunt

Police are looking for the driver, after a chase and a crash in Columbia. Officers say a car sped away from an attempted traffic stop near I-70 and West Boulevard last (wed) night. The car crashed into a tree in front of Grant Elementary School on Broadway near Providence and …

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Younger and younger kids may be trying vapes

You might be surprised about how many young Mid-Missouri kids are vaping. On the KWOS Morning Show, the Jefferson City Boys and Girls Club’s Stephanie Johnson says she’s concerned about the  children at her center … She remembers being in high school in the 1980’s when plenty of kids smoked …

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Racial slur used in hacked Columbia school web post

Columbia Public Schools say someone posted inappropriate images containing a racial slur online related to Gentry Middle School. ABC 17 reports the district learned this week that the mock website picture popped up if you ran a Google search for Gentry. CPS says Google has taken the images down. A …

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Man dies in farming accident

A Cole County man has died after crashing his tractor. The patrol says Robert Luebbering’s John Deere went off a private road in Saint Thomas last (tue) night. The tractor hit a tree and flipped. Luebbering  was 83 years old.  

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Governor issues executive order on vaping danger

Governor Parson today (tue) signed an executive order telling state agencies to start a campaign to let kids know that vaping is dangerous. Missouri health officials say youth vaping has spiked the past couple years, and most of the vaping illnesses reported so far are for 15-to-24-year-olds. Parson has ordered …

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Police arrest criminals involved in cases in neighboring counties

Boone and Callaway County authorities may make a prisoner swap soon. Cops in Callaway say they caught Shane Stone of Sturgeon during a traffic stop in Kingdom City yesterday (mon) morning. He was wanted in Boone County for felony stealing. The Callaway sheriff also said yesterday (mon) that Joseph Millar …

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