Holts Summit announces end of recycling services

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HOLTS SUMMIT – The city announced Monday its intention to remove the community recycling bins located at Greenway Park after Jan. 31. City Administrator Hanna Lechner said this comes after city officials opted to not include recycling services in the 2020 budget. “For a full year it’s about $25,200,” Lechner […]

Trial date for Joseph Elledge is set

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COLUMBIA- The trial date has been set for Joseph Elledge. It is scheduled for Feb. 25. Elledge has pleaded not guilty to charges of child abuse or neglect and endangering the welfare of a child.  Elledge is also the prime suspect in his wife’s, Mengqi Ji Elledge’s, disappearance on Oct. […]

Columbia leaders expand violent crimes task force

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COLUMBIA – After record-breaking violence in 2019, Columbia leaders are looking to curb gun-related crime in the city. Last year Columbia endured twelve gun-related homicides, six of which happened in September alone. At the time, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece described it as a “hurricane of violence hovering over our community.” […]

Columbia Police arrest ARC patron for concealed weapon

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COLUMBIA – On Sunday afternoon, Police officers arrested 19-year-old Kentrell Minton at the city-owned Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) for violating the city’s concealed weapon ordinance. Officers learned upon arriving at the ARC that Minton was involved in a verbal altercation with another patron. He then allegedly waved a gun […]

Hallmark cutting about 400 jobs, mostly in Missouri

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KANSAS CITY (AP) — Hallmark Cards Inc. will cut about 400 jobs worldwide, including 325 at its headquarters of Kansas City, Missouri. The announcement was Monday. Hallmark will offer buyouts before turning to layoffs. The company says affected workers will receive severance pay and transition assistance. CEO Mike Perry said […]

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