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Firefighters, Ameren on scene of fire caused by lightning strike

UPDATE 9:30am: At this time the estimated amount of damage is $10,000.  During the investigation crews did notice a slight gas odor. The homeowner says that there was a slight gas leak but crews were able to contain it and all residents are back in the house. Columbia's Fire Department reminds everyone to check smoke…

Transportation, safety experts evaluate Missouri Boulevard

Officials from several federal, state and local agencies on Thursday conducted a safety study of Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City.

Superheroes stop by MU Women's and Children's Hospital

Some patients at MU Women's and Children's Hospital got special visits from a quartet of superheroes Thursday morning.

At least 55 without power near Jefferson City after storms hit area

Ameren Missouri is reporting 55 customers were without power Thursday morning.

Stover man guilty of sodomy, child molestation

A 73-year-old Stover man could spend the rest of his life in prison after a Boone County jury's decision.

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Democrat calls for VA chief's resignation

The calls are growing for the resignation of U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

Driver, child hurt in crash on Hwy. 40 blocking Midway Elementary

A two-vehicle crash was blocking access to a school just west of Columbia Wednesday morning.

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Three people injured in Jefferson City crash

Three people suffered minor injuries Wednesday night after a crash in Jefferson City.

City commission says East Campus lighting is adequate

Columbia's Environment and Energy Commission voted Tuesday night to recommend to the city council not to hire an outside consultant to evaluate the lighting in the East Campus neighborhood.

Suspended fire chief pleads guilty to child sex crimes

A suspended fire chief has pleaded guilty to child sex crimes in Saline County, and has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.


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Key House spending bill fails over LGBT controversy

In an embarrassing blow for the Speaker Paul Ryan, the House failed to pass its annual spending bill funding water and energy programs.

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