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MU interviewing candidates for diversity position

The University of Missouri is interviewing candidates for a brand new position designed to help foster a more inclusive university system.

Missouri Senate debates repealing death penalty

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Republican-led Missouri Senate for the first time in years debated a bill to repeal the state's death penalty, though the measure is unlikely to advance.

Welfare verification wins initial approval in Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation requiring a private company to scrutinize Missouri's welfare rolls has won initial approval in the House.

Missouri House considers expanding overdose medicine access

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A drug that treats heroin overdoses could become easier to acquire in Missouri under legislation in the House.

Police, deputies called to fight involving gun south of Columbia

ABC 17 News learned one person is on the loose after law enforcement went to a fight involving a gun Tuesday afternoon just south of Columbia off Highway 63. The Boone County Sheriff's office tells ABC 17 News they had reports of a fight at a mobile home park in the area.

Inappropriate Facebook page in South Callaway shut down

Inappropriate Facebook page in Callaway County shut down by Sheriff's Department

A controversial facebook page that portrays underage girls with sexual language is now off of Facebook, but some mid-missouri parents are still angry tonight and want answers. 

The page, "South Callaway's Sexiest" surfaced on facebook about mid January showing pictures of underage girls referring to the pictures - as…

Former Saline County Sheriff pleads guilty to stealing public funds

Wallace Newman George, Jr. pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $79,000 in federal court.

Barn destroyed in early morning fire in Auxvasse

ABC 17 News has confirmed the state fire marshal is now investigating the cause of an early morning barn fire in mid-Missouri.

Train catches fire in Osage County

Union Pacific coal train has small fire in Osage County. 

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Appeals Court issues ruling in Rob Sanders case

A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District Tuesday reversed Cole County Judge Pat Joyce's order to reinstate former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders.  The three-judge panel ruled on procedural grounds, saying the Cole County Circuit Court did not have statutory authority to consider…

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New Hampshire vote into its final hours

Public opinion polls suggest a pair of outsider candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders, could win Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire.

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