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‘Barney’ escapes his captors!

A Jefferson City day care has its purple dragon back! The men who stole the plastic statue from the center on Creek trail Drive Wednesday night apparently brought the big character back sometime Thursday. The owner of the day care says she won’t press charges, and that her students are …

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DeBrodie autopsy won’t be made public

The Callaway County prosecutor says results from the autopsy of Carl DeBrodie won’t be released to the public any time soon. In a statement released Thursday, Prosecutor Chris Wilson the information in the Medical Examiner’s report is “paramount” to the investigation and will not be made public. Wilson says information …

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‘Barney rustlers’ hit a JCMO day care

Jefferson City police are on the look out for a large purple dragon. The plastic reptile was stolen early Wednesday from a day care on Creek Trail Drive in the city. Surveillance video shows two men in a pick-up truck putting the dragon into the back of the truck just …

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Pilot manages a crash landing in a Mid-Mo cornfield

A Pilot walks away from an emergency landing in northern Boone County yesterday afternoon. The pilot of the single engine Cessna radioed that he was having trouble controlling the plane shortly after takeoff from Columbia Regional Airport about 5-20 pm. The pilot landed the plane safely in a corn field …

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Two state lawmakers hang onto their jobs

State Senator Maria-Chappelle Nadal avoids removal from office, at least for now. The Senate has passed a resolution criticizing her for saying she hopes President Trump is assassinated. Majority floor leader Mike Kehoe says even though she has one more year in office, the chamber could try again next year …

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Mid-Mo public defender in hot water

A Columbia-based public defender is on probation after he admitted he neglected six clients. The Missouri Supreme Court handed down the ruling Tuesday in the case of Karl Hinkebein. He claims illness and overwork caused him to not communicate with some clients between 2011 and 2014. The ACLU has filed …

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SWAT cops find pounds of pot after being shot at in drug raid

A Jefferson City man is facing federal charges after he fired a shot at Jefferson City police SWAT team members Monday afternoon. Jefferson City police say Ardaris Webb Cheatham was arrested as he attempted to flee his home in the 1-thousand block of Poplar Street. Cheatham apparently fired the shot …

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