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CARES Act money comes home

Cole County is getting its share of money from the Cares Act. Presiding Commissioner Sam Bushman says it amounts to $9-million …      Bushman adds that the county is bringing in an outside consultant to manage the funds and make sure they’re only used for coronavirus relief.

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One dead in motorcycle crash

A Jefferson City man is dead after a crash involving two motorcycles. Police say Gregory Detienne lost control of his bike on Highway 50 at the capital last (sun) night. He hit a guardrail, then went back on the highway and hit Donald Hampton’s motorcycle. Detienne is dead. He was …

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Lots of new cases of virus in Cole County

The coronavirus records kept falling over the weekend. Boone County added 56 cases on Saturday, it’s daily high. 32 more positives were confirmed yesterday (sun). Cole County set its record yesterday (sun), with 15 new cases. The state dropped well below its record daily numbers from last week, but still …

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Arsonist is headed to prison

The man who threw a Molotov cocktail into the Columbia Planned Parenthood building gets his federal prison sentence this (mon) morning. Wesley Kaster is probably looking at serving five years. Kaster pleaded guilty to the arson last November. He did it early one morning last February. No one was hurt.

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JCMO killer draws two life terms

KMIZ– A Jefferson City man who pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison. A Cole County judge sentenced Brandon Rapier, 30, to consecutive life sentences on two counts of first-degree murder and 15 years apiece on two counts of …

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*** UPDATE *** Body found in Callaway identified

Investigators say a body found near Millersburg last week is that of a Columbia man. The remains are identified as 31 – year old Ervin Hayes. His body was found Thursday along a road near the Boone – Callaway County line. The case is being treated as a murder.

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