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(AUDIO): Yearwood: CPS renewing its focus on attendance, following DESE report

Missouri Governor Mike Parson (left) and CPS Superintendent Dr. Brian Yearwood discuss the special session at the Columbia’s Farmers Market on August 25, 2022 (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Attendance issues contributed to Columbia Public Schools (CPS) scoring just 70 percent on the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) annual performance review. CPS Superintendent Dr. …

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Mid-Missourians pay tribute to Rock Bridge baseball player killed in motorcycle crash

Columbia’s Rock Bridge high school is located near Providence road (2021 file photo is courtesy of CPS’ Michelle Baumstark) The Columbia Rock Bridge girls soccer program says a 15-year-old sophomore baseball player killed in this week’s motorcycle collision on West Nifong will live on in their memory and hearts forever. A celebration of life service for the student will take …

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UPDATE: Mid-Missouri school bus driver arraigned for Jefferson City incident

A school bus driver involved in Wednesday’s alleged incident in Jefferson City with smashed mail boxes has been fired and charged in the case. 59-year-old Robert E. Hern of Boonville is charged with felony property damage and 30 misdemeanors, including 28 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Cole County prosecutor Locke Thompson tells 939 the Eagle that Hern …

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Missouri Governor Parson and trade delegation heading to Sweden and Germany

Missouri Governor Mike Parson poses after speaking at the annual Hispanic Capital Day in Jefferson City on March 8, 2023 (photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Missouri’s governor and first lady are heading to Sweden and Germany for an international trade mission. Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson are leaving today and are being joined by state …

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Friday hearing set for Columbia man charged with throwing woman to her death from bridge

32-year-old Jessie Williams is currently incarcerated at the maximum-security prison in southeast Missouri’s Charleston, for the brutal 2018 attack of an elderly Columbia homeless man (October 2022 file photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Corrections website) A Columbia man charged with throwing a woman to her death from the Highway 63 overpass near Clark lane’s Steak ‘n Shake in …

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