Martrell Smith pleads guilty in Boone County

A Columbia man pleaded guilty Friday morning in Boone County Circuit Court to his role in connection with a brutal January 2014 drug-related killing. 22-year-old Martrell Smith had been charged with second degree murder in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Dontay Tolston in the 2000 block of Newton Drive in Columbia.

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Owner says grocery store to remain open

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Owner says grocery store to remain open

The owner of a Columbia grocery store this morning denied a report broadcast by ABC 17 News last night that his store was closing.

Gov. Nixon, agriculture leaders discuss trade with Cuba

State representative Bill Reiboldt doesn't know much about Cuba's agriculture, and while not a smoker, is familiar with the cigars the country is famous for producing. He's glad, though, the island country ninety miles south of the United States' coast is spurring a conversation about agriculture in Missouri.

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'Draft' picks: Seattle vs. New England beers

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks hail from two of the finest craft beer regions in the U.S.

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Hershey buys beef jerky company

Hershey is getting into the dried meat business.

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Fans call to #BoycottHershey after import ban

Hershey's move to choke off British chocolate has created a social media firestorm.

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Shake Shack IPO heats up

Shake Shack is cooking up a hot IPO.

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Super Bowl? Super munchies!

Your Super Bowl spread will be a hit with these easy-to-make, flavor-packed munchies.

Avocado dip Mexicano

Wake up your holiday party fare with this one!

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$7.54 for a Big Mac? Only in Switzerland

If you get a craving for the Golden Arches in Switzerland, it'll cost you.

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Why digital cookie sales are good for Scouts

Digital cookie sales are opening new frontiers and bringing new profits for Girl Scouts.

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