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Missouri running out of prison guards

(MissouriNet) — Missouri’s prison system has a possible record shortage of about 800 correctional officers. Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe  Precythe says the agency has 16 new hiring initiatives for its 22 prisons and she hopes to go to the Legislature next year with ways to boost employee pay.

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Chase down a county road lands one man in jail

A Mid – Missouri man is accused of trying to run over a utility vehicle with two people inside. Moniteau County deputies say they spotted 35 – year old Timothy Hancock chasing the UTV with his pickup on a gravel road near Fortuna Sunday. They say it looked like he …

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A big meth bust in Fulton

Two suspects are in the Callaway County jail after a meth bust. Officers searched a Fulton motel room after a tip Monday and found a large quantity of meth. Officers caught up to Courtney Pape and Dylan Nelson during a traffic stop. They say they found more meth, pipes and …

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Canlifornia gang banger picked up in JCMO

A suspected violent gangster from the state of California is arrested in Jefferson City. Officers say they were checking on something else on West Ashley on Saturday afternoon when they spotted Steven Lopez sitting in a car. They’d heard he might be in the area. Lopez tried to run but …

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Another weekend murder in Columbia

Detectives spent the weekend trying to get more info about a murder in northeast Columbia. Charles Hayes Junior was shot and killed early Saturday on Rice Road just west of Ballenger Lane. No info on suspects yet. Hayes was 59 years old.  

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More Task Force 1 crews headed to the Gulf

Three more members of Missouri Task Force 1 and their canines are heading for Florida to help after the damage done by Hurricane Michael. The human remains search teams deployed yesterday (sun) morning. The sixteen members of the Boone County-based task force who have been in Florida since Michael hit …

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Is Medical Marijuana Coming to Missouri?

Missouri supporters of medical marijuana will have their say in the November election. The only question: Do they cast a yes vote once, twice or three times? Thanks to successful petition drives for three competing proposals, all three are on the ballot. Two would amend the Missouri Constitution; the other would …

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Former Youth Leader Pleads Guilty to Assault.

    A former Columbia youth leader pleads guilty to domestic assault. Lorenzo Lawson faced the charges after a woman claimed he punched her several times in the face. He’s the former executive director of the Youth Empowerment Zone. His sentencing will be on November 19th.

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Mid-Mo rescuers on duty near Hurricane Ground Zero

Missouri Task Force 1 spent a lot of time yesterday (thur) making sure buildings were safe in Panama City, Florida. Sixteen Boone County-based emergency responders are deployed in the area affected by Hurricane Michael this week. They mostly specialize in water rescues. They plan on getting a new assignment today …

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Murderer convicted in 30 + year old slaying

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — A man serving prison time in Kansas for murder has been convicted of killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl in 1984. Martin Dean Priest was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the death of Tammy Rothganger, who went missing in May 1984 while walking to school in …

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