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Columbia middle school music room suffers rain damage

A Columbia middle school music room is damaged after Tuesday night's rain. It wasn't much rain, but the downpour was fast and hard.

Police department remembers, honors fallen officer killed in drunk driving crash

The New Bloomfield Police Department has memories of late Officer Michael Tufts all over the place.

Amber Alert canceled for 3-year-old Excelsior Springs girl

The Amber Alert for  3-year-old Ramy Angeline Demboski has been canceled.

Safety training necessary before picking up a gun

9-year-old shoots instructor, sparking concern for gun range safety

After a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her instructor at a gun range in Arizona, some concern was raised for safety at the range.

Black Trash Bag Program Could Be Tossed Out

A well-known Columbia program could be on its way out.  The city manager is proposing doing away with the vouchers that residents redeem for black trash bags.  This comes after a difficult year for Columbia's Solid Waster Services.  Officials said the utility is hundreds of thousands of dollars in the red. 

Blue Ridge Elementary students exposed to heat

Elementary students exposed to heat

Last Friday, the entire fourth grade class of 72 students at Blue Ridge Elementary was instructed to stand outside for the full duration of the usual recess period, about 20 minutes. 

Owners left in tough position after tenants trash JC rental home

In a beautiful neighborhood in Cole County sits an eyesore with trash all across the property, but it wasn't like like this until renters moved out.

13 arrested following year-long drug investigation

Thirteen people were arrested Wednesday morning as a year-long drug investigation wrapped up in Macon and Randolph counties.

Carrollton woman indicted for allegedly defrauding Jefferson City bank

A Carrollton woman was federally indicted Wednesday for a $185,000 bank fraud scheme.

Missouri governor names new public safety director

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

Ukraine-Russia conflict


Russian forces back rebels in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers, battled government forces on two fronts Thursday, a Ukrainian military official said.

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