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Training continues for new CPD outreach officers

Although the Columbia Police Department's Community Outreach Unit is still missing some officers, the team is already being active in connecting with neighbors.

Fire Prevention After House Fire

Preventing Winter Fires

Chimney and electrical fires are more than half of the reported fires that happen during the winter months. The dangers of the winter were shown early Tuesday morning when a local home on Country Lane caught fire. The cause of the fire looked to be coming from the flue. 

City of Columbia signs resolution to keep funding for Mizzou

Columbia school leaders voice support for MU

The University of Missouri is receiving new support from leaders at Columbia Public Schools.

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Missouri ban on felons carrying guns ruled constitutional

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court says a recent amendment to the state constitution doesn't mean some felons now can carry guns.

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.

Missouri would likely be alone with 10 percent black faculty

More top positions open up at the University of Missouri

Leaders at the University of Missouri are working to fill more open positions Tuesday.

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.

Last-minute campaigners in New Hampshire

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Polls starting to close in New Hampshire

New Hampshire voters are making their choice for president in the first-in-the-nation primary contest that public opinion polls suggest could deliver victory to a pair of anti-establishment outsiders, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.

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