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Mizzou docs admit to falsifying records

Two physicians at the University of Missouri School of Medicine plead guilty in federal court to charges of health care fraud. Kenneth Rall and Michael Richards admitted in court they falsely certified they had viewed hundreds of files or records when in fact they didn’t. The doctors were reimbursed by …

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Cole ambulances need more staff

The Cole County Ambulance service it taking another run at the Cole County Commission to increase its staff. EMS director Jerry Johnston presenting two proposals to the commission this week. Johnston is looking to hire two more full time EMTs to help with a rising number of calls and patient …

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Callaway farm is a scene right out of ‘Cheech & Chong’

An area farmer is under arrest…because it appears his cash crop was marijuana. The Callaway County sheriff’s department says 64-year-old Billy Garrett had 475 marijuana plants outside his home on Harrison Creek Drive near Kingdom City. Deputies and MUSTANG drug task force members found 54 pounds of processed marijuana inside …

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Mid-Mo death could be tied to discovered body

The Boone County sheriff’s department has released more information on a suspicious death at a Columbia hotel…which may be related to the murder of Leon Wilder. Wilder was found shot to death in Audrain County on July 6th. On that same day, investigators found the body of Tanzell Johnson at …

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Hot Hot heat

The first big heat wave of the summer is settling in across mid Missouri. Temperatures will soar well into the mid to upper 90’s as the week goes on and could reach into the low 100’s over the weekend. Doctors urge you to get into an air conditioned space if …

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Mid – Mo Congressman won’t jump to the Senate

A central Missouri congressman says she has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Claire McCaskill. Republican Vicky Hartzler represents Columbia and a large portion of west central Missouri. She is serving her fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was one of several …

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Another prison lawsuit in Mid – Missouri

Another lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections. This one comes from a woman who was working as a nurse when she was allegedly sexually harassed at the Jefferson City Correctional Center in January. The suit alleges she was verbally threatened by a corrections officer and further harassed by a …

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Deadly fire in Fulton

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that killed a Fulton man Friday afternoon. Firefighters found the body of 67-year-old Stephen Rives inside his home on Nichols Street about 4-15 Friday afternoon. The duplex was a total loss. A woman living on the other side of …

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Mid-Mo Marine dies in plane crash

One of the Marines killed in the crash of a military KC-130 transport plane in Mississippi last week was from Callaway County. Sergeant Talon Leach graduated from North Callaway High school and joined the Marines in 2010. He’s survived by a wife, his parents and siblings. Leach will be buried …

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