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As transmission line project looms, electric rate hike follows

It took three years to develop and agree on the plan for a new transmission line project in south Columbia - deciding whether to bury lines or build poles, which streets it would run and which substations to connect to. In 2013, the city agreed on a plan for eight miles of power lines built from Grindstone Parkway to…

New gadgets for Christmas mean it's time to recycle the old ones, safely

At christmas time, many get all the new latest gadgets as gifts, but as left wondering what to do with the old ones. If you think selling them is out of the question, you might want to think about recycling them.

Eldon students gather to celebrate fellow classmate with brain cancer

Cancer can be difficult for anyone and any family, especially during the holidays.

Jefferson City family: Bullying ruins lives

Bullying in Jefferson City Schools, private and public, has been a problem ABC 17 has been following for more than a year.

Lighting on East Campus: Why it hasn't been updated

ABC 17 News did some digging about a month ago and found the number of rapes in Columbia is at an all time high.

This Week: More victims notified after packages found in Callaway Co.

ABC 17 News got a viewer tip this week that a man was stealing packages from people's doorsteps. Breanna Dunnavant said she could prove it because the thief was caught on camera.

Trooper Anthony Piercy on Cpl. David Echternacht's boat

Trooper: 'I feel like I drowned that kid'

It has been six months since 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson drowned while in Highway Patrol custody at the Lake of the Ozarks.    

This Week: Dr. Angela Speck explains rover landing on comet

After a rough touchdown on comet 67-P this week, the Philea rover is now drilling beneath the surface to see what secrets the celestial body can reveal. Scientists hope to learn more about how our universe was formed.

Should teachers be armed Part Two

Columbia schools to revisit arming director of safety

The Columbia school board will revisit allowing the director of safety and security and his assistant to carry guns in schools

Special Report - Arming School Staff

Missouri schools arm staff members

Shield Solutions works to train teachers and school staff carrying concealed weapons

Record number of sex assaults on and near MU campus

The City of Columbia had the highest number of rapes and sexual assaults in its history in 2013. In 2014, that number is on a similar track. Officers received 156 calls around the city for rape and sexual assault in 2013. 67 of those calls turned out to be confirmed cases. So far in 2014, Columbia Police officers have…

Jefferson City man arrested for shooting, drugs

A 23-year-old Jefferson City man was arrested and was charged Thursday with a class B felony of unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, as well as a felony for armed criminal action.

Dozens submit concerns over proposed sow farm

More than two dozen people sent comments to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in August and September to oppose a proposed swine farrowing operation in Callaway County.

October marks start of secondary severe weather season in Mid-Missouri

Most of the severe weather we see in Mid-Missouri comes during the spring and early summer months. 

Scam uses scare tactics to target Mid-Missourians

All it takes is just minutes and a phone call for a scammer to complete empty your bank account.

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