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Missourians are urged to stay home if you’re sick

State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) acting director Paula Nickelson briefs Capitol reporters in Jefferson City on March 1, 2022 (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Missouri health officials are warning about an increase in respiratory viruses, including the flu and RSV. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is now offering free testing …

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UPDATE: Victims identified in Highway 63 double fatality near Sturgeon

Monday afternoon’s double fatality crash on Highway 63 near Sturgeon shut down the northbound 63 lanes for several hours (November 14, 2022 photo courtesy of Highway Patrol Troop F Twitter) State troopers say two mid-Missourians are dead following a horrific double-fatality crash Monday afternoon on Highway 63, in northern Boone County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report says 72-year-old …

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UPDATE: Charges pending against Columbia murder suspect

31-year-old Montez Lee Williams of Columbia is currently jailed without bond in Boone County (November 15, 2022 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department) Columbia Police are seeking first degree murder charges against a probationer suspected of killing a woman in a domestic violence incident. Detective Maggie Franks of CPD’s domestic violence enforcement unit says police are also seeking …

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Columbia plow drivers focus on overpasses and bridges overnight

A Columbia Public Works plow driver drives in downtown on November 15, 2022 (photo courtesy of Columbia Public Works spokesman John Ogan) Columbia Public Works crews have been out on the roads throughout the night pre-treating roads most susceptible to slickness, including overpasses and bridges. A Public Works crew has been out since 7 pm Monday, utilizing ten trucks. Public Works …

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Mid-Missouri’s winter weather advisory runs through noon Tuesday

Snow sticks to a tree near Highway 63 and Grindstone Parkway in south Columbia on November 15, 2022 (photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) Columbia, Ashland, Moberly, Fayette and much of the listening area remain under a winter weather advisory through noon today (Tuesday). National Weather Service (NWS) St. Louis meteorologist Jared Maples tells 939 the Eagle that the …

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