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Home burglaries increase over the holidays: how to stay safe

In 2015 to date, there have been over 800 burglaries in Columbia, and while the holidays are a time of celebration for many, they also present an increased opportunity for criminals. 

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Scientists create malaria-blocking mosquito

Scientists in the U.S. say they've created a new strain of mosquito that could eventually help eradicate malaria.

Two killed in Montgomery County car wreck

Two people are dead Monday night following a vehicle crash on Missouri Highway 19, about three miles south of Interstate 70.

Thanksgiving holiday travel: Officials share safety tips

Wednesday marks one of the busiest travel days of year, and according to AAA, nearly 47 million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home--the most since 2007. 



How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.


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'Social dining network' meets US Thanksgiving

Who would open their dining room to virtually everyone else -- to a wide world of strangers -- on Thanksgiving Day? Answer: A growing number of hosts and guests finding each other on

Kitchen fires three times more likely on Thanksgiving

Cooking fires are the number one cause of fires in Boone County and in the nation.

Syrian refugee

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In the unlikeliest of places, Syrians thrive

The small white building is inconspicuous except for its shuttered windows adorned with painted mint-green domes. A silver crescent catches the sun above the door as men with beards and women with their bodies covered from head to toe enter.

Destiny of H.O.P.E. Harvest Dinner feeds more than 700 people

Destiny of H.O.P.E. Harvest Dinner feeds more than 700 people

Hundreds of residents enjoyed a Thanksgiving charity dinner in Columbia Saturday.

Condoms on shelf

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STD rates rise, especially among men

The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good.

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