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Planned Parenthood to address impacts of special session ahead of noon start

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A special session starts at noon Wednesday with the goal of extending the Federal Reimbursement Allowance, a tax that helps fund Medicaid. Gov. Mike Parson announced the special session Tuesday after setting a noon deadline to reach a deal on extension of the tax that could be passed during a special The post Planned Parenthood to address impacts of special session ahead of noon start appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Man facing possible charges after deadly boating incident in Callaway County

CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) A boat driver was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated causing death following a deadly incident on the Missouri River. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol arrest reports, troopers arrested 51-year-old Scotty Smallwood of Lohman, Missouri, shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday. An MSHP incident report says Smallwood was driving the The post Man facing possible charges after deadly boating incident in Callaway County appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Crime victims group calls for veto of Missouri bill over parole hearing changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A national advocacy group wants Gov. Mike Parson to veto a criminal justice bill over changes to the state's parole board hearings. The National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Murderers called for the veto of Senate Bill 26, which deals with several public safety issues. Included in the bill is a The post Crime victims group calls for veto of Missouri bill over parole hearing changes appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Delta variant cause for concern to Gov. Parson, health officials

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Governor Mike Parson says as long as hospitalizations are manageable and testing continues across the state, he feels comfortable with where Missouri stands in the fight against COVID-19. Both Parson and Dr. Harbaksh Sangha, the Chief Medical Officer for Lake Regional Health System, shared concerns surrounding the virus Tuesday. However, Sangha says The post Delta variant cause for concern to Gov. Parson, health officials appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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One person injured after a midday wreck at Paris Road and east Brown Station Road

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) One person is recovering after a crash in Columbia this Tuesday afternoon. First responders were called to the intersection of Paris Road and east Brown Station Road around noon. Authorities say one vehicle t-boned into the other. Lanes were closed for a brief period of time while officers worked the crash. The post One person injured after a midday wreck at Paris Road and east Brown Station Road appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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UPDATE: Escaped inmate possibly responsible for stolen MoDOT truck

SEDALIA, Mo. (KMIZ) UPDATE: The Sedalia Police Department said escaped inmate Jason Laird possibly stole a pickup truck from a Missouri Department of Transportation maintenance shed. According to a Facebook post from the department, police were notified Wednesday morning that a state truck was stolen from a MoDOT maintenance shed at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The post UPDATE: Escaped inmate possibly responsible for stolen MoDOT truck appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Escaped inmate had over an hour head start before search began

SEDALIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Law enforcement continue to look for an escaped inmate in Pettis County. Pettis County Sheriff's Department reported an inmate has escaped custody after working at the Missouri State Fairgrounds just after 5 p.m. Jason Laird was last seen on the outer campgrounds at 4 p.m. Laird's last known direction of travel was The post Escaped inmate had over an hour head start before search began appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Inmate escapes custody after working at Missouri State Fairgrounds

SEDALIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Pettis County Sheriff's Department is reporting an inmate has escaped custody after working at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Jason Laird was last seen on the outer campgrounds at 4 p.m. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray pants and black boots.  Laird is listed at 5'03" and 160 pounds with The post Inmate escapes custody after working at Missouri State Fairgrounds appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Man seriously injured in Camden County crash

CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) A man from the state of California suffered serious injuries in a Camden County crash Monday night. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports, 32-year-old Christopher Sanetti was driving west on Route KK when his pickup truck started to skid and crossed over the center of the road. The vehicle then The post Man seriously injured in Camden County crash appeared first on ABC17NEWS.