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Mitchell Kaminski

Mitchell Kaminski is from Wheaton, Illinois. He earned a degree in sports communication and journalism from Bradley University. He has done radio play-by-play and co-hosts a Chicago White Sox podcast.

Winter lead testing results show five Jefferson City schools with sinks above allowable limit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (KMIZ) Results from the Jefferson City School District’s winter lead testing show that five schools had water fixtures with lead levels above the state’s allowable limit.  The tests were conducted in January, according to data on the Jefferson City School District’s website from the EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water. Of the

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Parson cites fentanyl concerns as Missouri plans to send 200 National Guard members to Texas border

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) Gov. Mike Parson announced his plans to send state resources to Texas to help secure the southern border during a Tuesday press conference.  Earlier this month, Parson traveled to the southern border with 13 other governors to show support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star.” Parson described the border

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Columbia clinic expands treatment options with Suboxone for opioid use disorder

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Big Tree Medical announced on Wednesday that it will be providing Suboxone prescriptions for those struggling with opioid use disorder at its Columbia location.  Suboxone is one of the primary medications used to treat opioid addiction. Research from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine indicates it can reduce the risk

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Randolph County Sheriff’s office investigating homicide; victim had ‘goose-egg knot’ on head

MOBERLY, Mo. (KMIZ) The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found dead near a wood liner near the 900 block of North Moulton Street in Moberly. Corey Davis, 35, of Moberly, was found dead at 9 a.m. Monday, according to Randolph County Sheriff Aaron Wilson. “There was some

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Concerns rise over speeding vehicles, road safety on Bethel Street in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Residents turning onto Bethel Street in south Columbia may notice several yellow yard signs scattered across front yards that read “PLEASE SLOW DOWN.” Nearby residents told ABC 17 News that vehicles speeding down Bethel Street have been a constant problem over the past several years. On Thursday, Columbia firefighters responded to the

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Two people hospitalized after the explosion and fire at Hallsville duplex

HALLSVILLE, Mo. (KMIZ) The Boone County Fire Protection District continued to investigate Thursday morning after an explosion and fire at a Hallsville duplex on Wednesday. Fire crews told ABC 17 News crews on scene Thursday the home is at risk of collapsing due to extensive damage. An excavator was used to knock down burnt portions

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Columbia Board of Education reviews annual performance report, addresses plans for improvement next year

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Columbia Board of Education reviewed its annual performance report, during its meeting Thursday night. The session was rescheduled from its original time on Friday due to inclement weather forecast. Columbia Public Schools canceled classes for Friday.   The presentation shown during the meeting indicates that CPS showed improvement within the last

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