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(LISTEN): Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek discusses state retirees’ pension funds and China on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek (R) says it’s risky to have $200-million of Missouri state retirees’ pension funds tied up in Communist China. Treasurer Malek joined us live this morning on 939 the Eagle’s ‘Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, telling listeners that China’s aggressive actions and alliances could create dangerous economic fallout. He also discussed his office’s unclaimed property and MOBUCKS on …

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(LISTEN): Columbia’s new police chief to focus on answering 911 calls and staffing

Incoming Columbia police chief Jill Schlude briefs reporters at city hall on November 15, 2023, as city manager De’Carlon Seewood and Mayor Barbara Buffaloe listen (photo courtesy of Columbia spokeswoman Sydney Olsen) Columbia’s new police chief will be sworn-in during Monday night’s city council meeting. 18-year CPD veteran Jill Schlude tells reporters that she’s honored and humbled at the opportunity …

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Boone County woman seriously injured in Route B crash

A Missouri state trooper patrols a mid-Missouri highway (2023 file photo courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz) A Harrisburg motorist suffers serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Route B in Boone County. Wednesday afternoon’s crash happened at about 3:50 on Route B, north of Akeman Bridge road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report says 40-year-old …

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Columbia kidnapping and pursuit suspect has lengthy criminal record

32-year-old Alec Miles McCabe of Columbia is a parolee who’s served multiple stints in state prison (2021 photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Corrections website) Missouri’s Probation and Parole Board is expected to revoke the parole of a convicted Columbia felon who allegedly kidnapped a woman on Tuesday before leading Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit involving …

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(LISTEN): Key mid-Missouri state lawmaker focused on state employee pay for 2024

State Sen. Mike Bernskoetter (R-Jefferson City) speaks on the Missouri Senate floor in Jefferson City on March 1, 2023 (file photo courtesy of Dean Morgan at Senate Communications) Cole County’s approximately 14,000 state employees received an 8.7 percent pay raise in February, under a bipartisan plan proposed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. The plan received strong bipartisan support, and the …

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