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Charges dropped in Fayette manslaughter case

FAYETTE, Mo. (KMIZ) The Howard County prosecutor dropped charges against a man accused of killing a former Central Methodist University football player. Defense attorney Ben Faber told ABC 17 News that prosecutors dismissed the manslaughter case against Kundarrius Taylor. Faber could not specify when Prosecutor Deborah Riekhof dropped the case, due to it becoming a

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Richey announces state senate bid

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) State Rep. Doug Richey (R-Excelsior Springs) announced Tuesday night on his social media that he will run for the 21st District seat in the Missouri Senate. Richey currently represents District 39 in the Missouri House, which is part of Clay County. He was first elected to that seat in 2018. District 21

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Thousands of students set to graduate from Mid-Missouri colleges

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) More than 2,500 students are set to graduate this weekend from colleges and universities in Mid-Missouri. Schools holding ceremonies: Columbia College Lincoln University Stephens College University of Missouri Central Methodist University University of Missouri The University of Missouri expects more than 1,900 students to graduate with more than 2,000 degrees. That includes

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Parson extends drought alert until March 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)  Gov. Mike Parson on Monday issued an executive order to extend Missouri’s drought alert until March 1, 2023, to address issues outlined by the state’s Drought Assessment Committee. Currently, 87% of Missouri face abnormally dry conditions, with many counties — including Boone, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Pettis and Saline — still experiencing

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Salt Creek bridge in Howard County reopens

FAYETTE, Mo. (KMIZ) A bridge that was abruptly closed last month has officially reopened, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation social media post. “There may be some brief single-lane closures as crews finalize work, so watch for crews/signs and give them plenty of room,” the tweet stated. 🎉BRIDGE OPEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!! 🎉The Howard

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