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(LISTEN): Five mid-Missouri counties now under tornado watch

The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says tornadoes and hail are possible this afternoon across mid-Missouri (April 16, 2024 graphic courtesy of NWS St. Louis Twitter) The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for five counties in the 939 the Eagle mid-Missouri listening area: Boone, Cooper, Howard, Pettis and Randolph. The tornado watch for Boone …

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(LISTEN): Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe appears on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe is excited about a $2.5 million development planned at the former Boone County Fairgrounds in Columbia. It goes before the city council tonight for final approval. City manager De’Carlon Seewood is recommending that the council accept a $2.5 million grant from the state Department of Agriculture (MDA) to develop facilities at the former Boone County Fairgrounds …

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Columbia’s city council to hold public hearing on Forum Boulevard project tonight

This is Columbia’s busy Forum Boulevard and Chapel Hill intersection (2024 photo courtesy of Columbia Public Works spokesman John Ogan) Tonight is your opportunity to testify about the planned $12.3 million voter-approved capital improvement project on busy Forum Boulevard. Columbia voters approved the project in 2015 as part of the capital improvement sales tax extension. The city council’s three-page report …

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UPDATE: Columbia city council moved to tomorrow night over bulletin board posting issue

Columbia’s city code requires city council agendas to be physically posted to this first floor bulletin board at city hall (April 15, 2024 photo courtesy of Columbia spokeswoman Sydney Olsen) Tonight’s Columbia city council meeting has been postponed until Tuesday night due to the council agenda not being physically posted inside city hall prior to today. City spokeswoman Sydney Olsen …

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Columbia’s Boone Health signs non-disclosure agreement with Audrain County officials

Boone Hospital Center is headquartered in Columbia (2024 file photo courtesy of Boone Health spokesman Benjamin Cornelius) It’s been more than two years since Noble Health closed the doors on its hospital in mid-Missouri’s Mexico, and business leaders there say the closing has been devastating for residents. Columbia-based Boone Health traveled to the Audrain County Courthouse Friday to sign a …

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