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Columbia man jailed without bond for hammer death could request a bond reduction

37-year-old Adam Conner of Columbia is charged with second degree murder(October 11, 2022 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website) A Columbia man accused of beating a woman to death with a claw hammer inside her home recently will appear in court Wednesday afternoon, via video. 37-year-old Adam Conner is charged in Boone County with second degree …

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Mid-Missouri food bank: food security “is running pretty rampant”

The food pantry at SERVE INC. of Callaway County in Fulton (file photo courtesy of SERVE website) A non-profit organization that’s operated for 51 years in mid-Missouri’s Fulton says their food pantry is seeing a massive effect from supply shortage. They’re also seeing an increase in unemployment and utility assistance requests. SERVE Incorporated’s mission is to organize, facilitate, promote and provide …

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Ashland lands a Taco Bell; city hopes for additional restaurants

Ashland city administrator Kyle Michel expects the Taco Bell being built near Highway 63 to open by December (October 16, 2022 photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) Residents in one of mid-Missouri’s fastest-growing towns will no longer have to drive to Columbia or Jefferson City for Taco Bell. The California-based restaurant chain is building a new store near Highway …

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Major Centralia manufacturer getting extra orders after Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian reportedly caused more than $67-billion in damages in Florida, much of it in hard-hit Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. (October 4, 2022 photo courtesy of Columbia-based Missouri Task Force One) Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact on Florida has kept Boone County’s largest manufacturer busy. Regional Economic Development Incorporated (REDI) executive vice president Bernie Andrews tells 939 the Eagle …

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City of Columbia to purchase VFW Post 280 for a homeless shelter

There are plans to build a 100-bed homeless facility near Columbia’s municipal power plant (2022 file photo courtesy of City of Columbia Utilities) Despite concerns from nearby property owners, Columbia’s city council has approved the purchase of VFW property just north of the Business Loop to provide a location for a homeless shelter and services for the homeless. The VFW …

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