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Defusing the Capitol protest

The ‘mob mentality’ you’re seeing at the protests isn’t all bad. Jefferson City psychologist Dr. Laurel Kramer says one protestor convinced an organizer of Monday night’s Capitol rally to put a positive spin on it …      Kramer says its human nature for us to feel anonymous in a large …

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Area protests continue .. but peacefully

Another mostly calm night of protests in downtown Columbia. Demonstrators still spoke last (wed) night against the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minneapolis. ABC 17 reports a man was arrested after driving his pickup onto the sidewalk around protesters at Broadway and Seventh, then …

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Another Mid-Mo COVID-19 death

Boone County recorded its second COVID-19 death yesterday (wed). Officials say the patient was hospitalized, but not due to COVID-19. Boone County had the state’s first confirmed COVID-19 death in March. Boone also confirmed nine new virus cases yesterday, with 33 now active. Hard-hit Audrain County added four more positives …

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Mizzou maps out fall classes

Mizzou is looking at an earlier start to the fall semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. The school said yesterday (wed) it may get going August 12th, and stop in-person classes right before Thanksgiving break. Finals would be online. Officials are concerned about a second wave of the virus during …

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Quiet night in JCMO .. peaceful protests in Columbia

No major incidents involving protests overnight. Columbia police are still looking for two drivers that allegedly hit people with their cars during the George Floyd protests Monday night. Authorities say a 21-year old woman and a 25-year old woman were hit by the cars as protesters blocked traffic at the …

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Boone sees a few new coronavirus number

Boone County picked up two more coronavirus cases today (tue). But active cases in the county fell to 27. No new positives in counties like Cole, Callaway, Moniteau, and Saline. Hard-hit Audrain County added eight more positives yesterday. That comes after the county reported its first COVID-19 death on Monday. …

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Cole County election returns

(KMIZ) —   Cole County Cole County R-V School District Board of Education 100% Reporting Matt Hale * 126 Spencer Hoskins * 116 Derek Sommerer * 109 Eliza Bond Hinkle 82   Cole County Cole County R-V School District Property tax rollback 100% Reporting Yes * 115 No 58   …

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*** Update *** Cole deputies involved in standoff — ENDS

Cole County crisis response officers and the SWAT team were working a case with a suspect barricaded inside a home on Westport Drive in the Westview Heights area this (Wed) morning. The suspect is in custody and a gun was recovered. The suspect has been ordered to undergo a mental …

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A show of support at the Capitol

(MissouriNet) — About 2,000 people marched along the streets of Jefferson City Monday evening to rally against last week’s police brutality death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Mary Chen of Jefferson City says she was happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with people of all colors in the community. The …

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