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Man killed in Callaway Co. double homicide charged with child sex crimes in Cole County

UPDATE: ABC 17 News confirmed one of the victims in the Callaway County double homicide was charged in Cole County for sex crimes involving a child under the age of 14. Prosecutors filed the charges against Joshua Griffith back in December.

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Prescription drug take-back events scheduled this weekend

The Jefferson City Police Department will participate in a national prescription drug take-back effort on Saturday.

Sex offender in Bland arrested for having child pornography

One person has been arrested following a child pornography bust in Bland. On Wednesday, Gasconade County deputies and a group from the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children team carried out a search at a home on West Kansas City Street.

Man accused of robbing drive-thu window still at large, authorities say

Police in Mexico are searching for a man who they say robbed a Taco Bell drive-thru window at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

Camden County body case ruled homicide

The Camden County Sheriff's Department says the body found earlier this week was the victim of a homicide. That's according to autopsy results.

Creasy Springs closes for construction

MoDOT has closed Creasy Springs Road at the Business Loop for 15 days starting Thursday. The closure coincides with the opening the new roundabout in the area. 

Voter ID measure stalled in Missouri Senate

Voter ID measure stalled in Missouri Senate

A proposal to require Missouri voters to show photo ID at polling places is stalled in the state Senate.

Kelli Smith drugging evidence

Judge denies two motions in deadly crash retrial

A new judge denied two motions filed by Kelli Smith's attorney Wednesday morning during a hearing in Montgomery County.

8 mid-Missourians indicted for alleged $6.6 million K2 conspiracy

A federal grand jury in Jefferson City has indicted 13 people, including eight mid-Missouri residents, for an alleged $6.6 million K2 conspiracy in Callaway County.

House panel hears from victims' families on dock safety bill

Lawmakers heard committee testimony on Wednesday from victims' families about a bill requiring electrical regulations for all docks at the Lake of the Ozarks. ABC 17 News discovered 90% of all wiring is not inspected at the Lake, despite several deaths because of the safety concerns, including two local children.


Man in animal suit shot outside Baltimore TV station

A man wearing an animal onesie, a surgical mask and carrying what appeared to be explosives was shot by police Thursday after a standoff at a Baltimore television news station, authorities said.

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