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Columbia Triple Shooting

The names of those involved in the triple shooting that occurred in Columbia on Saturday have now been released. Reports say that 53 year old Deborah Koontz and 51 year old Donald Wilson were both shot and killed in a home in the 1900 block of Santa Anna Drive in Columbia. Another man, 44 year old Willie Mays was hospitalized after he suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The suspect, 28 year old CJ Parker was killed after he tried to run from police and his car got stuck in the snow and he exited his vehicle with a handgun and was shot by police. Columbia Police are still investigating this case.

Mexico Fire
A 4-alarm fire in Mexico Saturday morning has left the Everlasting Manufacturing facility gutted. The plant, which manufactured dog food, is a total loss.
About 35 firefighters from the Little Dixie Protection District  responded around 5:00 a.m. for a four-alarm fire, according to firefighters. 
They were on the scene for nearly 12 hours with an excavator tearing down the metal exterior so crews could get to flames inside the building.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
Jefferson City Car Dealership Fire
Jefferson City Fire Fighters were dispatched to Coher Auto Sales located in the 1900 block of St. Louis Road in Jefferson City at around 10:05 Sunday night. Arriving fire fighters reported heavy fire conditions and smoke coming from the business. The two alarm fire was eventually put out at around 1am this morning and Jefferson City Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.
Jefferson City Apartment Fire
Jefferson City Fire Fighters are still trying to figure out how a fire began at an apartment building Sunday morning in the Capital City. 9 residents are left without homes with the apartments being considered total losses. 
Fire Fighters were dispatched yesterday to the apartments located at 201 Cherry Street at around 10:20 and saw heavy smoke. The fire worsened as the fire fighters made their way into the apartment and were forced to combat the fire from outside. The cause of the fire is still undetermined.
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