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Crime
4:16 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

CPD: No charges in October I-70 bicyclist death, dept. response OK

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The Columbia Police Department says it will not charge the driver of a semi-truck that hit and killed a bicyclist on 1-70 in the early morning hours in October. Department spokesperson Captain Joe Bernhard says the driver’s statements and physical evidence at the scene suggest 36-year-old Ennis Patrick was riding his bike on the main traveled portion of the roadway, and there is no criminal offense on the part of the driver.

The investigation also looked into the department’s response to the accident: the remains stayed on the side of the highway for more than 8 hours before they were identified as human. Bernhard says two different officers drove by the scene shortly after the truck driver reported hitting something on the road, but both thought it was a deer that had been hit, and there was nothing on the roadway that needed to be cleared.

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Arts and Culture
6:12 am
Thu November 7, 2013

It's that time of year to look out for deer on the road

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November is deer-mating season, and as the deer mate -- drivers are at a higher risk of hitting them. 

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Crime
7:21 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Motorcycle crash in Columbia kills one

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A 29-year old has died following a motorcycle crash in Columbia this weekend. The Columbia Police Department said Brandon E. Bainter lost control of his motorcycle early Sunday morning. He was traveling on Broadway toward Westwood Avenue when he went off the left side of the road. The motorcycle then hit a utility pole.

He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said excessive speed is believed to be a factor.

   

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Crime
7:24 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Mo. fire marshal advises caution with fireworks

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The Missouri fire marshal's office is urging people to be cautious with fireworks, saying that people should light only one at a time and keep water nearby.

Sales of fireworks by licensed seasonal retailers in Missouri began last week and continue through July 9.

State Fire Marshal Randy Cole said the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch public displays by trained professionals.

Cole's office recommended that anyone drinking alcohol avoid handling fireworks and consider giving the duties to a "designated shooter."

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Politics
4:55 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

MoDOT reports slight increase in traffic fatalities for 2012

The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting a slight increase in traffic fatalities for the year 2012 – that’s expected to be about a 3 percent increase from last year.

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Goodwill
8:49 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Columbia woman getting back accidental donation

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A Columbia woman is getting back $1,300 she accidentally left among items she donated to a Goodwill store last year.

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