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President Obama's immigration announcement causes controversy

"These people - our neighbors, our classmates, our friends - they did not come here in search of a free ride or an easy life.  They came to work, and study, and serve in our military, and above all, contribute to America's success," President Obama said in an announcement Thursday night.

City drafts regulations for ride-sharing services

City drafts regulations for ride-sharing services

The ride-sharing service Uber has been operating in Columbia since early October.  The city has been having trouble regulating it because it doesn't fit into the existing taxi service ordinance.  City officials said they've drafted new regulations for ride-sharing services that will be presented to the City Council.  

MU officials discuss campus safety after FSU shooting

MU officials discuss response plans after FSU shooting

Officials in Mid-Missouri are discussing response plans after three students are shot in Florida.

Explosive device found during domestic assault investigation

A domestic assault investigation in east Columbia revealed an explosive device in a car.

Sedalia Police arrest six in separate drug busts

Sedalia Police arrested six people in two separate drug busts Thursday.

Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

Many people ABC 17 News talked to Thursday in Ferguson said they've been waiting for the grand jury to reach their decision. 

Columbia bank robber on the loose

Columbia Police are still looking for a man who robbed Central Bank of Missouri.

Construction begins on major Mid-Missouri bridge

Construction is officially underway on a major Mid-Missouri highway bridge.

Columbia man charged for child sex crimes

A Columbia man has been charged for child sex crimes.

Obama makes immigration deal

On immigration, a tale of two presidents

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.

Rewriting the immigration system was at the core of Bush's "compassionate conservati...

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