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Court documents: Columbia murder suspect urged witness “not to tell on him”

The Boone County Circuit Court describes 28-year-old Larry Brownlee Jr. of Columbia as “a flight risk and danger to the community” (September 2023 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website) A Columbia man charged with shooting and killing a three-year-old child Sunday afternoon remains jailed without bond this (Wednesday) morning. A Boone County circuit judge describes 28-year-old …

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Missouri’s governor to proclaim October as pork month

Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) director Chris Chinn (left) and Missouri Pork Association executive vice president Don Nikodim at MDA headquarters in Jefferson City on October 6, 2022 (file photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) Missouri’s governor is proclaiming October as pork month in the Show-Me State. Governor Mike Parson will be at the state Department of Agriculture (MDA) …

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(LISTEN): MoDOT links Missouri’s traffic fatality increase to cell phone use

A state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) vehicle is parked at the MoDOT day of remembrance on September 21, 2023 in Jefferson City (photo courtesy of the MoDOT Flickr page) The state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) director is warning about the increasing number of traffic fatalities in Missouri, linking it to cell phone use while driving. The agency says traffic fatalities …

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(LISTEN): Southwest Columbia’s new $4.5 million fire station opens

Weather was perfect for Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for southwest Columbia’s new fire station 11 on Scott Boulevard (September 26, 2023 photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) Fast-growing southwest Columbia has a brand-new fire station, thanks to the voter-approved 2015 capital improvement sales tax extension. About 200 people turned out in the blazing sun for Tuesday morning’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on …

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UPDATE: Columbia murder suspect to be arraigned at 1

Columbia murder suspect Larry Brownlee Jr. is being held without bond in the Boone County jail (September 25, 2023 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website) A Columbia man charged with Sunday’s shooting death of a three-year-old child will be arraigned this afternoon at the Boone County Courthouse. Boone County prosecutor Roger Johnson has charged 28-year-old Larry …

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