Jefferson City battles icy roads

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JEFFERSON CITY – Sleet and freezing rain hit across mid-Missouri throughout the day Friday. Jefferson City Public Works director of operations Britt Smith said the department was on top of forecasts and prepped the roads ahead of the storm. Smith said the city sent out crews around 5 a.m. Friday. […]

Columbia shelter prepares for cold weather

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COLUMBIA – With colder temperatures expected to arrive in mid-Missouri, shelters are preparing to care for those in need. The Salvation Army Harbor House in Columbia offers various services to people in the cold. Jordanna Boyd-Proctor, the director of the Harbor House, said their building becomes a warming center on […]

Update: New Franklin police chief to step down

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NEW FRANKLIN — In a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon, New Franklin police chief Mike Wise announced plans to step down.  In the post, he mentioned the city’s financial state.  “In January 2019 the city had no choice but to stop paying for employees insurance and benefits,” the post read. “The […]

Missouri Senators release statements on USMCA

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WASHINGTON DC – The United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, 89-10, on Wednesday morning, and Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) both voted in favor of the trade deal. The agreement had already passed the House of Representatives, and it will now move to the President’s […]

Community reacts to Pinnacle Regional Hospital closing

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COLUMBIA – The announcement of Pinnacle Regional Hospital’s closing came suddenly this week, even catching residents off guard who expected the hospital would close eventually. Letha Bieber says she returned to the community years back with a sense of security knowing the emergency facility would be there if needed.  “Its the reason […]

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