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Connor Hirsch

Connor Hirsch reports for the weekday night shows, as well as Sunday nights.

Local hospitals reporting more COVID-19 hospitalizations as transmission rates spike in northern Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Hospitals in Mid-Missouri are reporting a small increase in people battling COVID-19, as transmission rates go up and vaccinations continue to decline. According to the Columbia/Boone County Health Department, 30 people were dealing with COVID-19 infections in hospitals. Of those, 18 are in the ICU, and nine are on ventilators. Only four

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Non-profit organizations seeing a shortage of volunteers, which could impact the number of people served

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Non-profits in Mid-Missouri are experiencing a shortage of volunteers, which could in turn impact how many people they can serve. The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri sent out a call Wednesday asking for more people to volunteer, saying the shortage of hands could impact programs that provide food to thousands

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Columbia vehicle stop race disparity drops slightly, police chief and critics say more work must be done

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Missouri Attorney General’s office released its annual traffic stop report on Tuesday, showing that the statewide disparity in traffic stops based on rates made a slight drop. According to the data from the Missouri Attorney General’s Annual report on traffic stops, black drivers in Missouri were pulled over 71.6% more than

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