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Lawmakers: Free meals are nothing new

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House is putting an end to committee meetings at country clubs and restaurants.

Civil rights leader comes to Columbia, speaks on race relations

The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continued Wednesday night in Columbia as Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke to a crowd of nearly 1,000 people.

Man found guilty of first degree murder, child abuse in Morgan Co. toddler death

A Cass County jury is deliberating Wednesday in the trial for a Mid-Missouri man accused of killing a baby and staging his death to look like a hit-and-run accident.

Columbia police lobby becomes Craigslist safe zone

The Columbia Police Department has opened its lobby for online buyers and purchasers to exchange their items safely. The changes effective immediately.

Missouri lawmakers, elected officials likely to get raise

Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will be getting a pay raise.

Missouri panel hears objections to voter photo ID proposal

Missouri Republican lawmakers say requiring photo identification at the polls will prevent voter impersonation fraud.

One man on the run after shooting Columbia home

One man on the run after shooting Columbia home

A home in Columbia was hit by gunshots early Wednesday.

The shooting happened shortly after 4 a.m. in the 600 block of Washington Avenue.

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Missouri Auditor Schweich joins GOP primary for governor

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says he is running for governor in 2016.

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Layoffs planned at Columbia IBM branch

ABC 17 News confirmed Wednesday layoffs are planned at International Business Machines, also known as IBM.

Modesto body cameras

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Missouri Attorney General endorses body cameras for police

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's attorney general says police should wear body cameras more frequently but that the public and media shouldn't have unfettered access to the recordings.

Oil fracking in California

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The Obama oil boom

The greatest oil boom in this nation's history has occurred during the tenure of self-proclaimed environmentalist Barack Obama.

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