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*** UPDATE *** Name of victim Callaway killing released

We know the name now of the man found dead at a business in the Millersburg area. Lauro Garza-Perez was a 34-year-old from Columbia. Callaway County authorities found him dead in a business parking lot off Old Highway 40 while investigating a call about shots fired near the Boone County …

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A small raise for Missouri government workers

You Missouri state government workers will see a little more on your paycheck in a couple of weeks. Senator – Elect Mike Bernskoetter admits the $700 boost isn’t a lot, but says it’s a start. He adds Mid-Missouri lawmakers will go to bat again this session … but they’ll a …

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Man badly injured in crash in Miller County

A Tuscumbia man is recovering in the hospital after crashing into a parked car. Troopers say 26 – year old Sawyer Rush hit the parked SUV on the shoulder of Highway – 54 Saturday. He then ran off the road, flipped and hit several trees. Rush had serious injuries.

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Fatal crash near Fulton

A Westphalia man has died after a crash on Highway 54 a few miles southwest of Fulton. The patrol says a car tried to make an improper left turn from the right lane of the highway onto a county road last (thur) night. Charles Eicholz crashed his pickup into that …

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No new clues in shooting death of woman on I-70

HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say investigators are pursuing more than 90 leads in the mysterious death of a South Dakota woman who was shot in her car along I-70 here in Mid-Missouri with her two children in the backseat. Nearly three weeks after Melissa Peskey was killed on a …

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Eldon couple charged in child death

A man and woman from Eldon are now charged in the death of their 2 – year old daughter. Mark and Jamie Mitchell face charges of child endangerment involving a death. The little girl’s body was found in the crawl space beneath the home on December 20th after the parents …

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Columbia is looking for a new police chief

This is officially Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton’s final day on the job. His resignation takes effect at 5 p.m. No reason given for why he decided to step down. Burton had been Columbia’s police chief since 2009. He went on paid administrative leave a couple weeks ago. The interim …

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More details in Moberly double killing

Investigators say they believe the double murder in Moberly over the weekend was connected to drugs. Court documents claim Christopher Esry stole meth from Darren Tharp and Shane Hare at gunpoint in a car outside Bud’s Place on Concannon Street early Saturday. The 51-year-old Tharp and 24-year-old Hare were found …

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Eldon man accused of shooting girlfriend

Not quite a case of ‘man bites dog’ .. but close. An Eldon man faces charges of shooting his girlfriend in the leg while trying to shoot her dog. Thomas Stogsdill Junior admits to shooting the woman. She told police they were arguing over the dog. Stogsdill faces weapons and …

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