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Reagan Phillips

Reagan is a summer intern with ABC 17 News.

New safety precautions at the Boone County Fair receive positive feedback from vendors, attendees

COLUMBIA, Mo (KMIZ) Following an altercation Wednesday night, the Boone County Fair implemented new safety precautions. Secretary of the Boone County Fair Board Jesica Kempf expressed confidence in the effectiveness of the measures. “It’s been amazing,” Kempf said. “The feedback from the crowds has been very thankful and appreciative. Everyone is willing to wait a

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Law enforcement testify during second day of murder trial for 2021 Ashland stabbing

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A man accused of fatally stabbing another man in 2021 faced his second day of a jury trial Wednesday at the Boone County Courthouse. Robin Morales-Sanchez, 22,  was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action after he was accused of killing Moises Hernandez-Sanchez after stabbing him several

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Several Juneteenth events held Wednesday in Columbia, groups differ on funding for events

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Juneteenth was on Wednesday and several celebrations for the holiday were held throughout Columbia. This year, organizers were awarded nearly $24,000 for festivities through grant applications, which is the most the city has awarded for the holiday. Juneteenth recognizes the end of slavery in the United States. A member of one of

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Health department sees more people using cooling centers as temperatures rise in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo (KMIZ) As the heat continues to hammer Mid-Missouri, more people are using cooling centers around Columbia. Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services spokesman Austin Krohn said the department has noticed more people using the several cooling centers around the city. The centers are open to anyone in the community. Air temperatures this

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Mid-Missouri group holds protest for 100th straight day asking for peace in Gaza; submits petition calling for ceasefire

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) An area nonprofit held its 100th consecutive protest and vigil outside of Columbia City Hall on Wednesday. For the past 100 days, Peaceworks has held a vigil calling for peace in Gaza. More than 40 people attended Wednesday’s gathering, many of which were from organizations, including Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Charlie

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