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Growing coronavirus cases

A couple COVID-19 records fall in mid-Missouri. Cole County reported 102 new coronavirus cases yesterday (wed). Active cases are up. A record 95 Covid-19 patients are in Boone County hospitals. That is still below capacity. 44 new positives in Boone yesterday (wed), less than half what we saw Tuesday. Active …

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Never retrace your steps

California, Missouri police say retracing his steps after he forgot something landed a local man in jail. A worker at a convenience store in town called the department this week saying he’d found a suspicious substance. It tested positive for meth. Not long after that, Adam Porter allegedly returned to …

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Giving booze to teens can land you in jail

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KMIZ—A woman is arrested for her part in a teen drinking party. On Friday, Camden County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Linn Creek reference a large party. When deputies arrived, they found multiple minors intoxicated and utilizing controlled substances. As a result, the adult hosting the party was …

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Beware of flooding with all our rain

(MissouriNet) — The National Weather Service (NWS) says excessive rain is expected tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday across parts of central and southern Missouri. The NWS Springfield office says flooding is becoming more likely in an area stretching from mid-Missouri’s Warsaw and Osage Beach to southern Missouri’s Branson and West Plains. …

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Woman facing DWI charges after police chase

A woman is in Cole County jail after leading a high-speed chase this weekend. Deputies stopped Dorothy Hernandez Saturday morning after several lane violations. They say she punched the deputy and bit his finger before speeding off. She eventually crashed into a fence near the House of Bargains west of …

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Tracking the virus in Cole County

COVID cases are increasing in Cole County. But many of the confirmed cases and deaths involved long term care facilities. Other cases involve the prisons in the county and large office settings. Officials say even family gatherings and travel outside the area are playing a role in the number of …

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JCPS students get a week off for Thanksgiving

Students and staff in the Jefferson City Public Schools will now get the entire week of Thanksgiving off. The district already planned to close Wednesday through Friday of that week. Now Monday and Tuesday will be holidays as well. There will be no online learning that week. Officials says they …

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The U-S Supreme Court has a new justice

Both Missouri Senators stuck to the party line, and voted last (mon) night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court. Roy Blunt said (quote) she is a brilliant jurist with the right temperament to serve on the nation’s highest court (unquote). Fellow Republican Josh Hawley said Barrett’s …

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It’s been years since winter hit this early

Roads are in good shape in and around Jefferson City this morning. A wintry mix of precip hit mid-Missouri on Monday morning, causing several slide-offs. Columbia Regional Airport finished with four-tenths-of-an-inch of snow yesterday (mon). That’s the earliest in October we’ve seen that much snow since October 26th of 1913. …

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Tracking the virus

Several mid-Missouri counties reported drops in active coronavirus cases yesterday (mon). Cole and Callaway counties saw fairly low daily case increases, and active cases dropped. Boone County had just 25 new positives, and active cases fell a lot. Hospitalizations rose to near record-levels, but remain below capacity. Mizzou’s active student …

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