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Work set to begin on Scott Blvd. in Columbia Friday

Work is scheduled to begin on a major Columbia road starting Friday. 

Police confirm armed robber escaped from Columbia hotel

Officers were called to the Howard Johnson Inn across from the Moser's grocery store off I-70 Drive S.E. around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect reportedly had his face covered, but surveillance video was grainy.

Lafayette interchange project to cause traffic delays in JC

Lane changes take affect in Jefferson City

Drivers in and around Jefferson City need to be aware of some traffic changes happening Thursday night. 

Man arrested for shooting outside Waffle House

On Thursday police said they made an arrest after a recent shooting outside Waffle House in central Columbia earlier this month.

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Highway Patrol upgrades background check process

School districts in Missouri will now have greater access to employee criminal records.

Foes of Missouri hog farm proposal win court ruling

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Cole County court ruling has delayed final approval of a state permit for a large hog breeding operation in mid-Missouri.

Three charged after explosives, stolen property, and meth is found in Morgan Co.

Three people were charged in Morgan County after investigators found stolen property, explosives, and drugs in a home.

Woman stabbed in head, suspect still on the loose

Jefferson City police got a call around 11:43 p.m. Wednesday, reporting an open door and a woman lying in a pool of blood. The suspect is still on the loose, and the woman was taken to the hospital in Columbia because of the extent of her injuries.

Columbia Public Library addresses bat problem

Officials at the Columbia Public Library confirmed to ABC 17 News Thursday that there are bats inside the library.

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Two charged for heroin after woman overdoses and dies

Two people were charged in Pulaski County on Wednesday for selling drugs. The probable cause statement claims detectives with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department searched a home and found heroin on Michael Beauchamp and Jessica Hunter.

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Dow bounces back with best 2-day gain ever

After several volatile days with huge swings in both directions, the Dow finished Thursday up 369 points. Combined with Wednesday's 619-point rally, it's the best two-day point in Dow history.

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