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Cole County leaders vote 'yes' on crime insurance bid

Commissioners in Cole County voted unanimously Tuesday to renew crime insurance for the municipality's finances.

The insurance will cover the county in case of internal felony embezzlement or stealing by county employees who handle the finances.

Commissioner Kris Scheperle said the almost $25,000 a year is needed to ensure the safety of the county, a $72 million enterprise.

Missouri River nearing major flood stage at Glasgow

The Missouri River is in a moderate flood stage at Glasgow, but will get very close to major flood stage by midweek.

Deputies: man tased after pointing rifle in the woods

ABC 17 News confirmed a man is charged with five felonies, after deputies saw a laser in the woods, only to discover it was a rifle pointed right at them.

Memorial Day weekend crash reports are lower than last year

Highway Patrol holiday counting period ends early Tuesday morning

COLUMBIA, Mo- The holiday counting period for the Missouri State Highway Patrol ended early Tuesday morning. 


Equipment failure likely caused power loss in south Columbia

Power has been restored to more than 600 people in south Columbia following Sunday night's outage.

Holiday travel on the Missouri River bridge: is it affecting response times?

Construction work on the Missouri River bridge in Jefferson City, combined with a higher number of drivers on Memorial Day, is causing traffic to move very slowly through the capital city.

Unclear if foul play involved in overnight trailer fire

The Callaway County sheriff's department is now working with the state fire marshal to find out if foul play is involved, after a mobile home burns to the ground west of Fulton.

Columbia honors fallen military at Desert Storm memorial

Family, friends and veterans gathered at the Desert Storm memorial in the historic Columbia Cemetery Monday afternoon to pay their respects.

Eight-year-old drowns in Barry County

An 8-year-old boy is dead after he drowned in southern Missouri this weekend.

Smoke from truck causes traffic to slow down west of Columbia

Update: The scene is all clear. Traffic flow is back to normal. 

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