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The cops are on edge too

That police officer may be just as nervous as you are during that traffic stop. Jefferson City Police Lt. Dave Williams says tensions are high …       Williams is quick to point out that the vast majority of law officers follow the rules. He adds that his officers are not trained …

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Governor calls out the Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson has called in the Missouri National Guard to help with COVID-19 response. He signed an executive order Thursday calling on the Guard to begin mobilizing to support state and local agencies. Missouri Adjutant General Levon Cumpton says the Guard is training its personnel in special health and safety …

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Congressional rescue talks churn as crisis deepens

(AP) — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House churned late into the night over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisisdeepened, the nation shut down and the first U.S. senator tested positive for the disease. As President Donald Trump took to the podium …

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Mid-Mo Baby Expo and other events are postponed

KMIZ– Some Mid-Missouri events are being canceled as concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak continue. The Mid-Mo Baby Expo scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until June 27, citing concerns about the novel coronavirus. Zimmer Radio and Marketing Group has been working closely with Boone Hospital Center to make the decision. …

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Columbia man will spend time in prison in terror case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 28-year-old Missouri man who admitted plotting a terrorist attack in Kansas City has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in September to providing material support or resources to terrorists. Hester, of Columbia, …

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The President visits India

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) – President Donald Trump has opened a whirlwind 36-hour visit to India by basking in the adulation of a massive, colorful crowd at a cricket stadium in the western city of Ahmedabad. Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lavished praised on each other during back-to-back speeches …

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Firm takes rejection of pot license to a Cole County courtroom

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A judge has denied a temporary restraining order sought by a southwest Missouri family who did not receive a medical marijuana license from the state. Attorneys for Sarcoxie Nursery owner Paul Callicoat argued during a hearing Monday that the state’s decision to award only 60 …

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FEMA moves into Ashland

FEMA has set up a disaster recovery center in Ashland. If you need one-on-one help after recent flooding and other severe weather, head to the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District Training Center on East Broadway. The center will be open from 8am to 7pm today (wed) through Friday. FEMA …

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Amtrak ‘back on track’

Local flood recovery is chugging along. Amtrak today (thur) partially resumes passenger train service between Saint Louis and Kansas City. Those routes were suspended two weeks ago because freight traffic needed to use the lines due to flooding elsewhere. Amtrak says to expect delays because of all the freight traffic …

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Special Olympics on the mend

If you’ve driven by the Missouri Special Olympics Training for Life campus, then you’ve seen all the damage the tornado did to the one – year old building. Part of the gym roof is gone along with most of the building’s windows. But Gary Wilbers says they’re ready to rebuild …

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