Martrell Smith pleads guilty in Boone County

A Columbia man pleaded guilty Friday morning in Boone County Circuit Court to his role in connection with a brutal January 2014 drug-related killing. 22-year-old Martrell Smith had been charged with second degree murder in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Dontay Tolston in the 2000 block of Newton Drive in Columbia.

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Mike Alden stepping down as AD, addresses community in news conference

University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden announced Thursday he will step down from his position effective August 31 of this year.

Local law enforcement responds to recent police violence

This week's shooting of a Missouri police officer is just the latest violence targeting law enforcement, something that surged in 2014. On Thursday, ABC 17 News spoke with a few different members of law enforcement about the new trend.

Owner says grocery store to remain open

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Owner says grocery store to remain open

The owner of a Columbia grocery store this morning denied a report broadcast by ABC 17 News last night that his store was closing.

Gov. Nixon, agriculture leaders discuss trade with Cuba

State representative Bill Reiboldt doesn't know much about Cuba's agriculture, and while not a smoker, is familiar with the cigars the country is famous for producing. He's glad, though, the island country ninety miles south of the United States' coast is spurring a conversation about agriculture in Missouri.

Martrell Smith pleads guilty in Boone County

A Columbia man pleaded guilty Friday morning in Boone County Circuit Court to his role in connection with a brutal January 2014 drug-related killing. 22-year-old Martrell Smith had been charged with second degree murder in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Dontay Tolston in the 2000 block of Newton Drive in…

City of Columbia announces savings of $4 million to 2014 budget

City of Columbia leaders held a news conference Friday morning to announce savings to the city budget.

One person dead in Higbee garage fire

An investigation is underway into a deadly fire in Higbee.

Car stolen at gunpoint in Columbia

Columbia police are looking for two men in connection with a carjacking early Friday.

One year later has MU improved handling of sex crimes

One year later, has MU improved handling of sex crimes?

One year after the University of Missouri vowed to make changes to the way campus sexual assaults are handled and understood, how far has the university come? Are students safer? ABC 17's Marissa Hollowed's search for answers took her to Toronto, Canada, where the family of a former MU student is living with the pain…

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University of Missouri athletic director stepping down

University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden announced Thursday he will step down from his position effective August 31.

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Romney not running in 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity" to become the nominee.

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