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Providence Suites deemed nuisance property

Mattresses, laundry carts and debris litter the parking lot of Providence Suites for another day.  Businesses in the area, near Providence and Vandiver streets, said the old motel that closed around five months ago has now become an eyesore in north Columbia.

Two restaurants will open in downtown Columbia this fall

Two new restaurants in Columbia will soon open their doors and just block apart.  

Glitch in system costs Mid-Missouri woman hundreds

Glitch in Social Services System costs Mid-Missouri woman hundreds

70-year-old Lillian Lynn now has to work 40 hour weeks to pay out of pocket for her grandchildren's ADHD medications. 

Shepard Elementary changes bus protocol

Columbia school changes bus protocol

Shepard Elementary in Columbia is now changing its bus protocol after a 5-year-old student was dropped off at the wrong bus stop.

Cole Co Commission meets on communication center issue

Future of separate 911 centers unclear in Cole County

Cole County Commissioners are asking whether or not it's a good idea for the county to have a separate 911 dispatch center eventually.

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Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State officials are asking hunters to collect tissue from deer killed in north-central Missouri to help track a deadly disease.

CPS votes against Amendment 3

The Columbia Public School Board voted unanimously against a controversial amendment.

Missouri creates office to address racial issues

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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Body found at the Lake of the Ozarks

A death investigation is underway at the Lake of the Ozarks after a body was found Wednesday.

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Three arrested following Jefferson City pursuit

Three people were arrested following a police chase in Jefferson City.

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Florida man kills 6 grandkids, daughter

A Florida man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday afternoon in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz identified the shooter as Don Spir...

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