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911 outage affects Boone County Joint Communications

Boone County Joint Communications experienced a 911 outage at around 3:00 p.m. Thursday after an issue with its phone company. 


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"This Week" - NASA tracks Hurricane Joaquin

As Hurricane Joaquin rumbles on in the central Bahamas, it has been downgraded from a category 4 to a category 3 hurricane with 125 mile per hour winds. NASA is keeping a close eye on the hurricane with the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.    

"This Week:" Jeff Mizanskey released from prison, home for Labor Day

Jeff Mizanskey is home with his family for Labor Day for the first time since Bill Clinton's first term as President.

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This Week: Jefferson City Mayor discusses gross receipts utility tax

There will be a public hearing next week in Jefferson City to discuss the gross receipts utility tax . Mayor Carrie Tergin tells ABC 17 News she did not propose a change to the current 5. 65 percent rate.

Mayor Tergin was our guest on This Week. The transcription of the interview is below.

Possible tougher seat belt laws in Capital City

After several recent deadly car crashes in Mid-Missouri involving people who were not using their seat belts, the Capital City may soon be taking tougher action. 

A mother speaks out about drunken driving

A mother speaks out about her son's death from a drunken driving crash

"Hey, this is Michael, just leave me a message, all right, bye." It's a voice Pat Tufts can only hear on a handful of recordings. This one, a saved outgoing message on her son Michael's phone.  A phone she uses every day to remember her son after a drunken driver killed him.

Special Report - Airbnb

Hosting home could pose problems

Insurance agents warn people to check with them before renting out home

Special Report - Airbnb

Special Report - Airbnb

ABC 17 News' Kristie Reeter looks into some problems that customers have had with Airbnb and how you can avoid the same issues.

Protecting information online from hackers

SPECIAL REPORT: Protecting information online from hackers

In an age where passwords are needed for nearly everything, it can be tricky keeping track of them all.


While dock inspections rise, deaths continue at Lake

As dock inspectors at the Lake of the Ozarks continue to take a large number of requests in 2015, deaths continue due to electric shock.

This Week State Auditor Nicole Galloway

This Week: State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Our state got a new auditor in April, after the suicide of then-auditor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich.

Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway was appointed to the post by Governor Jay Nixon.

As our guest on "This Week," I start our conversation by asking Auditor Galloway her view on the anger of some voters…

This Week Clay Anderson Astronaut

This Week: Clay Anderson, Astronaut

This Week: Clay Anderson, Astronaut

This is a transcript of ABC 17's Joey Parker's interview with retired NASA astronaut Clayton (Clay ) Anderson. Clay discussed the Year in Space program and his new book, "The Ordinary Spaceman: From Childhood Dreams to Astronaut."

Joey Parker: You've likely heard of the Year in Space…

This Week: MU Health System organ donation

There are more people in need of a transplant in the U.S. than there are residents of Columbia, and almost 3 times the amount of people in Jefferson City. One organization is working to make a difference. University of Missouri Healthcare's transplant program is being recognized for its excellence. On "This Week," Dr…

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This Week: Purple Heart veteran discusses Memorial Day

We all know Memorial Day weekend is often full of fun activities and a welcoming of the coming summer season, but most of us also know, the important significance of Memorial Day.

Cole County cemetery appears to vanish with new development

Since last October, ABC 17 News has been looking into what happened to a small family cemetery in Cole County that appears to have vanished.

Local builder arrested after customers claim they were ripped off

A local builder was arrested just hours after talking to ABC 17 News about two Mid-Missouri residents who say they are out thousands of dollars after paying for construction work.

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