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Month: February 2016

Law enforcement see long wait times for synthetic marijuana cases

With thousands of pending drug tests at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab, mid-Missouri law enforcement have several months to wait before making a criminal case against people caught with synthetic drugs. ABC 17 News has covered issues surrounding the drugs, including imitation marijuana, known as “K2” or “spice.” Health professionals still struggle to

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Richard Allen stamp dedication

U.S. Postal Service customers will have the next month to purchase a stamp honoring a Black-American. On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service, along with the Quinn Chapel African Methodist Church in Jefferson City, dedicated the stamp paying respect to activist and preacher Richard Allen. The stamp is apart of the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding

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Man charged after allegedly breaking into ex’s garage with knives

An Osage Beach man was charged Monday after allegedly breaking into his former girlfriend’s garage with knives. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Travis Dale early Monday morning. Camden County deputies said they responded to the6000 block of Baydy Peak Road for a reported home invasion shortly after midnight Monday morning. Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol

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CPD to present 2016 internal affairs report, 2 months after low morale findings

The Columbia Police Department is holding a press conference Monday to discuss the 2015 Internal Affairs report. The Internal Affairs Unit, which is comprised of Sergeant Brian Tate and Officer Brad Anderson,is responsible for overseeing the investigation of any alleged misconduct or wrongdoing by CPD employee. The annual report details citizen contacts, response to resistance,

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