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Joushua Blount

Joushua Blount hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has a bachelor’s degree in media communications from the University of Toledo. He also has a master’s degree from the University Of Alabama. Roll Tide!

Proposed 2024 City of Columbia budget around $533 million; two more budget hearings set for August and September

Watch a live stream of the City Council meeting in the web player above. COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Columbia City Council held the first of its three budget hearing for Fiscal Year 2024 at its meeting Monday night. In July, Columbia City Manager De’Carlon Seewood delivered the annual budget address. According to the proposed budget,

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Governor Parson signs order activating State Emergency Operations Plan in response to severe weather

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KIMZ) Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-08 Saturday, activating the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan in response to severe weather and flooding that has been impacting the state. This order comes just one day after different E-F tornadoes hit counties in the state on Friday, forcing some people to regroup and find shelter elsewhere.

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Matt Stephens begins serving as interim police chief for the Columbia Police Department

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Matt Stephens is now serving as the interim police chief for the Columbia Police Department. This comes after Chief Geoff Jones announced his retirement from the department in June after serving for more than 24 years. The City of Columbia expressed its excitement for Stephens. City manager De’Carlon Seewood said he is thankful Stephens has

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Former Callaway County Sheriff to appear in court Monday

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) Former Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism is scheduled to appear in a Randolph County courtroom Monday for a pre-trial conference after he was accused of driving while intoxicated in October 2022. Online court records show Chism is being charged with two misdemeanors including DWI and resisting arrest. The pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 10:30 Monday, July 31. The Randolph

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