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Jasmine Ramirez

Jasmine Ramirez covers areas including Cole and Callaway counties and Jefferson City for ABC 17’s evening broadcasts.

Missouri flood recovery group prepares for potential flooding in 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) The Missouri Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group plans to continue meeting through April 2020. The group, established by Governor Mike Parson in August, is putting together flooding recovery recommendations to give the governor’s office by the end of the month. Focus areas include the state’s current levee system, flooding mitigation and

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MoDOT prepared for winter weather

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) The Missouri Department of Transportation is preparing for winter weather conditions and held a winter operations drill Thursday to practice snow removal routes. “We’re always preparing for the worst possible case scenario because it can happen at any given winter,” said MoDOT Central District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer. Shafer said the

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Sheriff: proposition approval a “game changer” for Callaway County

CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) Voters in Callaway County approved two half-cent sales tax propositions on Tuesday’s ballot to increase law enforcement pay and fund capital improvements for criminal justice centers. “It’s a game-changer,” said Sheriff Clay Chism. “Not only for community safety but for officer safety.” The approval of Proposition 1 will allow the sheriff’s department

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