Special Reports

911 dispatchers: answering the call

Being a 9-11 operator is a tough job.  They work long hours and holiday's with little recognition and public thanks for the work they do.

In Mid-Missouri there's a shortage of people to do that job.

Battling Mid-Missouri Crime Hot Spots

Violent crime in Columbia and Jefferson City is on the rise.

Doxing: Compiling information using online sources

Chances are unless you're in law enforcement you've never heard of doxing.

Decades on Death Row: A killer faces his sentence

On Monday, the Missouri Supreme Court turned down a convicted Columbia killer's request to have a judge consider evidence that he is mentally disabled.

Gangs and gun violence in Columbia

Shots Fired: A deeper look at street crime in Columbia

Eight times a week, on average, is how often someone in Columbia has called 911 reporting "shots fired" or "shots heard" this year.

Vicky Hartzler This Week

"This Week" with U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Our guest for "This Week" is Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler.

"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.

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