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Chemical leak on MU campus prompts hazmat; no injuries reported

Battalion Chief Stephen Potter said they closed Hitt Street as a precaution to clean the reported leak at the Sears Plant Growth Facility, a greenhouse that's part of the Bond Life Sciences Center.

Traffic Alert: Road closures during MU home football games

Road closures will take effect starting this Saturday and during every MU home football game in Columbia. 

JC school district addresses space First Student issues

Open house planned at Jefferson City elementary school

Jefferson City school officials told ABC 17 News they're making adjustments as they go, after starting classes last month with a lot of different changes. 

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California offers good news for Corinthian student debtors

Ever since Corinthian Colleges went bankrupt earlier this year, some former students have been fighting to have their student debt wiped out. Even if they win, they could end up with an unwelcome surprise: a bigger tax bill.

Most forgiven debt is trea...

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First Student making changes after boy is left on school bus

UPDATE: ABC 17 News has confirmed First Student is making "personnel changes" after airing a story about a 4-year-old boy who was left on a Jefferson City school bus.

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Buying a laptop? Here's how to make sense of Intel's new Core chips

Kids are going back to school and Microsoft released a new version of Windows. That means it's officially laptop buying season.

Buying a new laptop is difficult. You have to choose between a dozen or so computer brands, each with its own multiple lin...

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Fit kids do better in school, especially math

The familiar saying that exercise is good for the body and mind may be especially true for children. Kids who are physically fit actually have differences in their brain structures that might allow them to do better in math, according to a new study.

Some express confusion about MU Alert system

It started Thursday night when some students received an MU Alert text message saying there was an active threat near campus. But the text had no information about the threat and no location.

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