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U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler at women in agriculture event

Hartzler calls impeachment proceedings a ‘sham’ after House passes new rules

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler on Friday called the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump a “sham” and “waste of time.” Hartzler, a Harrisonville Republican who represents Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District, was in Columbia speaking at a women in agriculture conference. The House voted this week to pass new rules governing the impeachment

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Court upholds Fotoohighiam settlement ruling

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A Boone County Judge has upheld a previous court ruling involving a Columbia businessman. Mehrdad Fotoohighiam was ordered to pay $250,000 in actual damages and $2,500,000 in punitive damages for his involvement in a 2014 Columbia arson. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a lower court ruling that Fotoohighiam was

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Centurylink outage caused staffing, security issues at Cole Co. jail

A widespread phone and internet outage, stemming from construction work in Kansas City, caused statewide issues including an electronic system failure in the Cole County Jail. Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said the Monday morning outage resulted in a shutdown of certain systems, including cell door operations. The doors, which are normally operated electronically throughout

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