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City offers spoiled food drop off, special tree debris pick up

If you have spoiled food following Monday night's storms and subsequent power outages, you're in luck. Columbia Public Works will have special drop off locations for food waste. 

New Route B bridge will be the first of its kind in Missouri

New Route B bridge will be the first of its kind in Missouri

While you might have the "detour blues" after the latest construction on the Route B bridge over Business Loop 70, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) told ABC 17 there's good news.

KC man accused of attempted hijacking, carjackings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 28-year-old Kansas City man is facing nearly a dozen felony charges after police say he attempted to carjack several vehicles before trying to hijack a city bus.

Jefferson City man charged with raping a 7-year-old girl

Javaughn Hodges is also accused of giving the child an STD.

Identifying venomous snakes in Mid-Missouri

There are five venomous snakes in Missouri; the Western Cotton Mouth, Timber Rattlesnake, Copperhead, Pygmy Rattlesnake and the Massasauga Rattlesnake.

Storms leave wind damage power outages

Power restored in Columbia after days in the dark

Power has been completely restored in Columbia after multiple days of outages following Monday night's wind damage.

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Missouri enacts law requiring meningitis vaccine

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Students living in campus housing at Missouri's public universities will be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis beginning next year.

Law enforcement looking for SW Missouri escapee

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield-area law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate who escaped from custody while being taken to the Greene County jail.

Missouri man dies from snake bite

A St. Charles man is dead after being bitten by a copperhead snake while camping with his family in southeast Missouri.

Paris Road, Business Loop traffic restricted for construction

Parts of two major roads in Columbia will close down early Friday for a bridge replacement project.

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