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Columbia Police are looking to re-engage with residents in a series of rebranded public meetings named “Building Stronger Beats.”

Each of the four meetings is in a police beat area and will feature a beat commander presenting crime data before taking questions from interested residents.

These meetings replace the Police Department’s Town Hall meetings, which are held twice a year. The most recent was this spring.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.


Mike Matthes

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes introduced his fiscal year 2014 budget recommendations on Friday.