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(AUDIO): U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) discusses GOP-controlled U.S. House and Toys for Tots’ 75th anniversary on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Veteran U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) is about to start his eighth term on Capitol Hill, after winning re-election to his east-central Missouri district in November. The district includes parts of Columbia, Ashland, Fulton and O’Fallon. Congressman Luetkemeyer is in line to become the powerful chairman of the U.S. House Small Business Committee in January. He joined us live …

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UPDATE: Murder charges being sought against Columbia suspect

43-year-old Corey Lonell Blueitt of Columbia is jailed without bond (December 6, 2022 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website) Columbia Police are seeking first degree murder charges against a man for Monday night’s shooting death of a man on Newton drive, which is northwest of the Providence and Vandiver intersection. CPD investigators say 43-year-old Corey Lonell …

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Unanimous vote from Columbia city council on trash bags

A city of Columbia official trash bag contains the city logo (2022 file photo courtesy of Columbia Solid Waste Utility spokesman Brandon Renaud) A proposed ordinance change eliminating the requirement for the use of city logo trash bags has been approved by Columbia’s city council. Monday night’s council vote was 6-0, and the change takes effect immediately. Council members had …

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Restaurant known for its Louisiana shrimp and Cajun ribeye heading to Columbia

Walk On’s is remodeling the former Houlihan’s restaurant in Columbia’s Broadway Bluffs (November 21, 2022 file photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) Columbia’s city council has given the green light to a popular new Cajun restaurant that’s co-owned by former New Orleans star quarterback Drew Brees. The city council has approved a plan for Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar to …

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GOP lawmaker says his proposal rebuilds I-70 across Missouri, without raising taxes

State Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) speaks on the Missouri Senate floor in Jefferson City on January 11, 2022 (file photo courtesy of Harrison Sweazea at Senate Communications) A veteran state senator from eastern Missouri’s Weldon Spring has unveiled a proposal to rebuild heavily-traveled I-70 from Wentzville to Blue Springs, making it four lanes in each direction. State Sen. Bill …

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