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Leila Mitchell

Leila is a Penn State graduate who started with KMIZ in March 2021. She studied journalism and criminal justice in college.

Columbia City Council votes against use of Fusus surveillance system at meeting

https://youtu.be/R5E2aMeMjGw View a live stream of the meeting above. COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) After a contentious meeting that lasted more than five hours, the Columbia City Council voted against using the Fusus surveillance software on Monday 4-3. Fusus is a software that allows police to access public and business video footage. The “no” votes consisted of

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True North Columbia offers safety and resources for abuse victims as CPD warns of increase in homicides involving domestic violence

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) True North Columbia — an advocacy group for people experiencing domestic and sexual violence — encourages at-risk people to reach out, as the Columbia Police Department says it has seen an increase in homicides involving elements of domestic violence. A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with murder after Columbia police

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Meredith Santulli holds candlelight vigil one year since incident that left her brother, Danny, disabled

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Dozens attended a candlelight vigil for former University of Missouri student Danny Santulli on Wednesday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the Phi Gamma Delta alleged hazing incident that left him disabled. Santulli was left unable to walk, talk or see after suffering a traumatic brain injury that night. The vigil

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Tom Santulli speaks out on anniversary of the night that left his son, Danny, disabled

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Editors Note: This story has been corrected to say the university fraternity officers knew about the fraternity event ahead of time, according to Tom Santulli. As the one-year anniversary of an alleged hazing incident — at the University of Missouri’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity that left a freshman pledge disabled — approaches, the

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