Second homicide suspect arrested, police say

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COLUMBIA — Columbia police have arrested Marlin Cortez Johnson, 24, for his involvement in the homicide that took place near South Eighth Street and Locust Street on Saturday.  The Columbia Police Department held a press conference Wednesday asking for the public’s help in finding Johnson.  Johnson has been arrested on […]

State officials, economists debate fiscal impact of Medicaid expansion

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COLUMBIA — There’s no question that Medicaid expansion would provide more health  care to adults, but there is heated debate about of whether the state can afford it. Advocates predict socioeconomic benefits based on what other states experienced after expanding; others aren’t sold on expansion. Some lawmakers and others are concerned that even 10% will strain […]

Chiefs RB Damien Williams opts out

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KANSAS CITY (AP.)- Running back Damien Williams, whose strong postseason helped Kansas City to its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years, is opting out of playing the upcoming season. The 28-year-old Williams had 290 yards and six touchdowns in three postseason games — two TDs in the Super Bowl […]

Seven vehicle collision sends two to hospital

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MONROE COUNTY —Seven vehicles were involved in a collision on Tuesday afternoon. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol crash report, one person, 64, was air-lifted from the scene, and a 16-year-old suffered serious injuries.  The report states that six vehicles were stopped for a flagman in a construction zone. A […]

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