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(LISTEN): Parson will be Missouri’s first governor to visit Japan on trade mission in 26 years

A delegation from the Japan External Trade Organization, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago and the state Department of Economic Development visit Boonville’s Kawasaki plant on September 26, 2023 (photo courtesy of the Boonville Kawasaki plant’s Facebook page) Missouri’s governor, the First Lady, state Department of Agriculture (MDA) director Chris Chinn and others will be traveling to Japan in October …

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Columbia businesswoman charged with arson in southeast Missouri’s Bootheel

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the co-owner of Columbia’s popular Casa Maria’s Mexican cantina on Grindstone Parkway, for a second degree arson charge in southeast Missouri’s Kennett. 43-year-old Crystal Umfress is charged with the class D felony for her alleged role in starting a fire this summer in Kennett, which is about five hours from Columbia. …

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(LISTEN): Columbia’s city manager praises the caliber of CPD chief applicants

Columbia city manager De’Carlon Seewood (2023 file photo courtesy of city of Columbia website) The search for Columbia’s next police chief is down to eight semifinalists. City manager De’Carlon Seewood says interviews will be conducted with the eight. Mr. Seewood tells 939 the Eagle that the four finalists will be in Columbia on October 18 and 19, which is a …

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Columbia’s roll cart system a step closer to starting

A Columbia trash truck prepares to collect trash across the city (2022 file photo courtesy of Columbia Water and Light’s Matt Nestor) Columbia solid waste residential curbside customers will be receiving a postcard in the mail next week, regarding the roll cart selection process. Columbia’s city council voted unanimously in March to approve a roll cart trash collection system, which …

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Columbia motorist killed in head-on collision on Stadium Boulevard

Columbia Police have identified the motorist who was killed in a horrific head-on collision late Tuesday night on Stadium Boulevard. CPD investigators say the incident happened at about 11:10 pm, when the driver of a GMC Sierra crossed the centerline into eastbound Stadium, hitting a Mazda driven by 64-year-old John Searle of Columbia head-on. Mr. Searle, who was wearing a …

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