Mid-Missouri News

Shots Fired on Big Bear Boulevard

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Columbia Police responded to reports of shots being heard on Big Bear Boulevard in north Columbia. Officers found multiple shell casings in the street as well as a car with a flat tire and two bullet holes. There is currently no suspect information and the investigation is ongoing.

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Two Arrested for West Middle School Burglary

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Columbia Police arrested two people in connection to a burglary at West Middle School on Clinkscales Road early Sunday morning. Merrick A. Nunnery, 21, and Michael J. Stewart, 20, set off the alarm system at West Middle School and were arrested for second degree burglary and other charges. Nunnery damaged …

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Two Dead after Fatal Crash on I-70

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Two people have died after a Saturday Morning crash near mile marker 151 on Interstate 70 East. Beverly Burgess, 81, and Darrell Burgess, 64, both of St. Louis, suffered fatal injuries after going underneath the median into the eastbound lanes. The car struck a second vehicle head on. Darrell Burgess …

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Two injured in Columbia shooting

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Police say two victims were injured in an east Columbia shooting Saturday afternoon. Officers arrived at Olympic Boulevard and Danbury Court near Clark Lane after reports of shots fired and found one victim with a gunshot wound to the arm. The victim was taken by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries, and police …

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Fire damages Columbia factory

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Columbia firefighters report minimal damage was done in a Saturday morning fire at the Gates Rubber Corporation factory. The fire department says firefighters showed up Saturday morning to a fire at the company’s factory on Lemone Industrial Boulevard, and found the fire had been put out by the building’s sprinkler …

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Centralia man accused of removing tracking anklet

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If you cut off your ankle bracelet to run away on parole, the last place you want to end up is back behind bars. Toriano Leavell of Centralia was on parole for drugs and burglary, when police say he removed his ankle bracelet. They say he was caught when he …

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Missouri basketball players suspended

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(KTGR) – Missouri basketball players Russell Woods and Jakeenan Gant were arrested on Thursday, February 4th for possession of drug paraphernalia. Missouri has announced that Gant and Woods will suspended Saturday for MU’s at Alabama. The police report said a detective was able to secure a search warrant for Gant’s and Woods’ home in order …

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Hallsville man accused of arson

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An 84-year-old man is in custody in connection with a house fire near Hallsville.   Boone County authorities say James Heitzler got in a fight with his daughter at about 3:00 p.m. Thursday on East Highway OO. He then allegedly pulled out a gun, threatened her with it, and set …

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Student protesters interrupt Missouri curators’ meeting

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(AP) – Two dozen black protesters twice interrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri system’s governing board to read a list of demands for improvements in diversity. The demonstrators on Thursday stood side-by-side, their arms locked, outside a room on the Columbia campus when the Board of Curators were …

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Missouri legislators press to keep university seats vacant

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(AP) – Missouri’s Democratic governor is pledging to circumvent the Republican-led Legislature if needed to fill vacancies on the board overseeing the state’s flagship university. Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement Thursday further escalated the tensions of legislators already frustrated about the handling of racial issues that culminated in the resignations of …

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CPS projects $241,000 nutrition services deficit

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Public school districts across the country are losing money these days trying to feed our kids. Michelle Baumstark of Columbia Public Schools says new federal regulations in the fall of 2012 meant more expensive food that kids wouldn’t eat anymore. Despite some cuts, she says the district’s nutrition services will …

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Four-year-old injured in Boone Co. crash

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A four-year-old is in serious condition after a wreck in Boone County. The Highway Patrol says the driver of the Jeep with the child in it drove off the right side of Route K at 8:34 a.m. Thursday before going airborne briefly and hitting into another car on Chamberlain Lane. …

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Harding sentenced to 30 years

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A mid-Missouri man is sentenced to 30 years for his role in his wife’s death.   Our news partner ABC 17 reports Ricky Harding, Jr. of Audrain County received his sentence Thursday afternoon.   Harding was convicted in December of murder, domestic assault, unlawful firearm possession, and four counts of …

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State auditor examining UM System

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(Missourinet) – The state auditor expanding her review of Missouri’s colleges and universities, and it will include the University of Missouri, but it won’t go as deep into that institution as some state lawmakers want. Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Thursday afternoon an audit of the affordability of all state-funded universities, …

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Missouri reaches $300 million trade deal with Peru

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(AP) – Missouri and Peru have agreed to trade $300 million worth of products over the next four years. Economic Development Director Mike Downing signed the pact Thursday with an official from Peru’s export and trade promotion board. The agreement comes two days after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced a …

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Fire damages Jefferson City apartment

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Fire damages a family duplex in Jefferson City. Investigators say the blaze probably started with an unattended stove at about 8:15 a.m. Thursday on Louis Circle between East McCarty and Highway 50. The adult and four children inside the apartment got out ok, but they’ll have to stay somewhere else …

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Burglary suspect caught

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Columbia Police have tracked down a burglary suspect.   A woman told police she came home at about 1:40 a.m. on January 22nd and found a man hiding in her closet at her South Tenth Street home. He ran off, and her TV and prescription meds were gone.   A …

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Mihalevich discusses dilapidated homes

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The old run – down houses just east of the State Capitol continue to stand .. but just barely. Jefferson City Councilman Rick Mihalevich says they’re a real black eye on his Ward … “I have a serious concern about Capital Avenue and the deteriorating homes and the history,” Mihalevich …

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(AUDIO) Mizzou Interim Chancellor Foley on recent campus unrest

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University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley joined us on Wake Up Columbia Wednesday morning. He met with state lawmakers on Tuesday, and said they’re “mad as hell” and may cut the school’s state funding.   “I heard three scenarios: the haircut, the scalping, and the beheading.”   Foley says …

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