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3 hrs ago | KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Heat advisory issued for Central Missouri

According to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, summer heat can take a toll on health, especially in the elderly, very young, and chronically ill.

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4 hrs ago | Missourian

Domionte Cheatum sentenced to 40 years in Anthony Unger murder case

Domionte Cheatum, who on June 12 was found guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action for the shooting of Anthony Unger, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday morning at Boone County Courthouse.

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8 hrs ago | KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Two Columbia residents are facing drug distribution charges after a traffiic stop in Centralia

Two Columbia residents are facing drug distribution charges after a traffic stop Wednesday night in Centralia turned up a pound of marijuana and multiple weapons in their vehicle.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Centralia, MO, Columbia, MO

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Missourian

City releases openings for Boards and Commissions

Board of Mechanical Examiners : One vacancy is now available with a term running until June 17, 2016.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Missourian

NAACP hosts rally for Michael Brown on Thursday outside Boone County Courthouse

After nearly two weeks of unrest in Ferguson, the local chapter of the NAACP will be holding a rally Thursday to bring Columbia into what has quickly become a national dialogue.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Columbia, MO, St Louis County, MO

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Missourian

Plaintiffs say spray paint violates Opus restraining order

Opponents of a proposed student-housing development say the city violated a judge's orders with a few cans of spray paint.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Missourian

Lambert pleads guilty to lesser charges during pre-trial hearing

Jimiah Lambert's lips tightened before he leaned into the microphone during his pre-trial hearing at the Boone County Courthouse Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO, Violent Crime

Fri Aug 15, 2014

AKC Gazette

AKC Pet Disaster Relief Rolls Out Help For Pets In Boone County, Missouri

AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program spearheaded by AKC Reunite and dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, wildfires and other natural or civil disasters, just donated an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to Boone County, Missouri.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Missourian

New animal supply trailer bring relief to pet owners in natural disasters

Jac and his trainer Cathy Schiltz, with Missouri Taskforce One, attended the American Kennel Club's Reunite Pet Disaster Relief Trailer unveiling ceremony on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO, FEMA, US News

Missourian

New Ashland storm shelter registry to help first responders find survivors

When the next big storm hits mid-Missouri and Ashland residents are forced to seek shelter, they can rest a little easier knowing they can later be found.

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Related Topix: Ashland, MO, Joplin, MO, Jasper County, MO

Missourian

Sigma Alpha Epsilon house up for spot on national historic registry

Rain falls on the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, also known as Welch Hall, on Stewart Road on Thursday in Columbia.

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Related Topix: Student Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Fraternities, Columbia, MO, Fire, Kansas City, MO

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Missourian

Fair offers free school supplies, haircuts and health care

Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents or guardians, gathered at the MU Family Impact Center to receive free school supplies and health screenings on Saturday.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

River Front Times

Missouri Baptist Leader Attempts to Have Sex with Dog, Gets Busted in Undercover Operation

Jerry Hill, the president and CEO of the Windermere Baptist Conference Center, a "Christian setting in which life changing experiences may occur," according to its website, was nabbed during a sting operation by the Boone County Cyber Task Force on suspicion of attempted unlawful sex with an animal and attempted animal abuse.

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Related Topix: Local Search, Columbia, MO

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Missourian

Informant: Charles Bell shot at home by someone he knew

Charles Bell, the Harrisburg man who has been missing for nearly three years, was shot to death in his garage by someone he knew, according to an affidavit filed with the 13th Circuit Court for Boone County.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, MO

Missourian

George Kennedy: Election results point to this: We hate taxes and are conflicted by much else

As you may have noticed, I've been out of the paper for several weeks. Got back in time to vote, though.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Kansas City, MO

Wed Aug 06, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted unlawful sex with an animal

Boone County, Missouri On Tuesday, a Camden County man was arrested on suspicion of attempted unlawful sex with an animal and attempted animal abuse.

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Related Topix: Roach, MO, Columbia, MO

Missourian

Voters reject increase in state sales tax for roads

A three-quarter-cent increase in the state sales tax for roads and transportation was rejected by voters statewide and in Boone County by similar margins.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Alternative, Columbia, MO

Missourian

Divided electorate narrowly approves 'Right to Farm'

As the minutes ticked late into the night, both supporters and opponents of Amendment 1 anxiously watched the gap between "no" and "yes" votes tighten.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Columbia, MO

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Missourian

Two-thirds of voters reject tax for Boone County Fairgound, parks

Voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed county parks sales tax that would have largely benefited the Central Missouri Events Center.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MO

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

$10,000 in overtime for homicide case

Searchers were back at a Boone County pond today looking for leads in the homicide investigation of Charlie Bell, Jr. Boone County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 2 people in connection with Bell's murder last week after Bell was missing for 3 years.

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