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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.

Lack of fire hydrants in Sunrise Beach causing headaches for the fire district

There are some questions about public safety at the Lake of The Ozarks after fires earlier this year leveled a large house and a condo complex.

Investigation: How many jobs at IBM in Columbia and where are they going?

"These credits, when used properly, will mean jobs for decades," said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on May 17, 2010 at a press conference in Columbia.

This Week Senator Will Kraus

This Week: Senator Will Kraus

This Week: Senator Will Kraus

Missouri Senator Will Kraus serves on more than a half dozen committees in Jefferson City. He's also a businessman in Lee's Summit.

As our guest on "This Week," he talks about a few accomplishments of the 2015 Regular Session of the General Assembly, and why voter ID is something he wants…

Protecting yourself from identity theft in Mid-Missouri

Authorities say many times identity thieves are never caught

Authorities say identity theft is a fast growing crime that hits millions each year. 

911 cell location accuracy

911: Location accuracy problems with cell calls

There's a common misconception that if you call 911 from your cell phone, operators will always be able to find you. That's not the case. We explore the problems and what's being done to fix it.

Students sending sexually explicit pictures on iPads

Students sexting with school-issued iPads

Educators in today's technology-driven classrooms are concerned less about discipline problems of the past and more about a growing problem in many school districts -- sexting.   

Potential health risks of using reusable grocery bags

Potential health risk in using reusable grocery bags

An effort aimed at making things better for the environment could lead to making us sick.

ABC 17 News "This Week" - Missouri Rep. Shamed Dogan

The Missouri General Assembly passed the state budget yesterday, and it's on the Governor's desk today. Missouri House Member Shamed Dogan joins us on "This Week" to talk about that budget, but I start our conversation by asking him the so-called "Free Jeff Mizanskey Bill." I ask the the Representative what's next for…

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