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(LISTEN): Columbia’s city manager envisions creation of a housing resource center

An area home from Columbia-based Hemme Construction (photo courtesy of the Hemme Construction website) Columbia’s city manager says housing is one of the biggest issues our community is facing, particularly affordable housing. The median home value in Boone County is now about $350,000. City manager De’Carlon Seewood discussed the issue on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Roundtable.” https://939theeagle.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Seewood-Roundtable-4.mp3 “If you listen …

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Federal grand jury indicts Columbia physician regarding Medicaid orders

A well-known Columbia doctor is under federal indictment this afternoon, for allegedly making false statements to Medicare. 52-year-old Dr. Jerry Joseph Bruggeman has been charged in a 13-count indictment that has been handed down by a federal grand jury in Kansas City. Federal prosecutors say Dr. Bruggeman provided false statements regarding Medicaid beneficiaries who received medical devices like braces or …

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UPDATE: Highway 163 in Columbia reopens, after ice causes slide offs

Ice, slide offs and a rollover caused Columbia and Boone County authorities to close 163 near Devil’s ice box this morning (January 23, 2024 photo courtesy of Boone County Fire Protection District assistant chief Gale Blomenkamp) UPDATED AT 12:23 PM: The Boone County Fire Protection District says 163 near Devil’s ice box in Columbia reopened this morning, after being closed …

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