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Retrieving Branson “Duck” Will Take Several Days

Authorities say it could take several days to raise a duck boat that sank in southern Missouri, killing its driver and 16 passengers. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says the vessel came to rest in 80 feet of water in Table Rock Lake. Authorities initially said it would …

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House Minority Leader Resigns

Missouri House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty is resigning effective Sunday. The Kansas City Democrat gave her resignation letter Friday to Gov. Mike Parson. She’s stepping down several months before her final term would have ended so that she can start a new job Monday as head of Jackson County’s …

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Man and woman busted with drugs and guns in Cole County

Drugs, guns, and fireworks were involved in a couple Cole County arrests. Deputies say two drunk people were shooting fireworks a little before midnight Friday on Bess Hill Road on the east side of Jefferson City. Investigators say they also spotted 134 grams of meth, pills, marijuana, digital scales and …

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** UPDATE ** Victims accounted for in Branson Duck tragedy

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said. Investigators blamed stormy weather for the accident Thursday evening …

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Close call for Mo-Dot highway crew!

Slow down through those work zones! Some Mo-Dot workers got away with only minor injuries after a tractor trailer truck crashed into two trucks in a work zone on Highway – 54 south of Jefferson City Tuesday. One crewman was able to sound a warning horn to alert the crew …

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Sex offender arrested at Mid-Mo fair

A sex offender is arrest at the city fair in Belle. Scott Birmingham of Bland was found near the carnival rides at the fair. Birmingham was convicted of sexual misconduct with a child. He’s on the sex offender registry in Gasconade County. He had stun gun on his at the time …

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More SRO’s for JCPS schools

You won’t hear them talk about it much, but law officers do active shooter training in the halls of Jefferson City’s schools … The district is also adding additional school resource officers. Superintendent Dr. Larry Linthacum says they did discuss arming teachers in the district. But he says the school …

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Democrats take Kehoe Lt – Gov appointment case to high court

The Missouri Supreme Court has been asked to hear an appeal of a Cole County judge’s decision to dismiss the state Democratic Party’s lawsuit against Governor Parson and Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe. The lawsuit alleged that the governor does not have authority to appoint a lieutenant governor. Cole County Judge …

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Two Cole County crashes leave several injured

A Jefferson City man is ejected through his sunroof during a crash. Police say Bakari Moody’s SUV went off Algoa Road near Militia Drive on the east side of the capital city last (wed) night. It straddled the guardrail for a bit, then tumbled into a creek bed. Moody crawled …

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