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Large police presence in northeast Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Right now there is a large police presence on Hickam Drive and Olympic Boulevard in northeast Columbia after reports of a person with a gun.ABC 17 News saw officers with guns drawn walking throughout the area.There were more than a dozen patrol cars and parts of Hickam Drive are curr

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 04:31:44

Crews respond to crash on 63 in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Emergency crews responded to a crash on Highway 63 in Columbia Friday night.It happened near Grindstone Creek in the northbound lanes. Boone County Joint Communications urged drivers to avoid the area.As of 7 p.m., one northbound lane was still closed. All southbound lanes were open.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 00:01:16

Former Columbia police officer seeks $553K

COLUMBIA, Mo. - An officer fired from the Columbia Police Department after shoving and injuring someone in a holding cell in 2011 is seeking over $553,000, according to a proposed judgment filed this week.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-06-22 19:07:38

Columbia's Social Security field office moving to new location

The office is currently located at 803 Gray Oak Drive in Columbia and will be moving to 3402 Buttonwood Drive, Suite 101. Moving the field office will save money and be more convenient for the public, said Matt Skelton, district manager for the Social Security field office.

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2018-06-21 20:00:00

Columbia police ask for help identifying armed robbery suspect

Photo provided by the Columbia Police DepartmentCOLUMBIA, Mo. - The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect related to an armed robbery.The department posted pictures to its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon asking for help identifying the man related to a

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Fulton man convicted of a dozen sex crimes

A Callaway County jury convicted George Edward Martin, 58, guilty of the offenses of sodomy, statutory sodomy, sexual misconduct involving a child by inducement, enticement of a child, child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.

KOMU - 2018-06-22 22:01:00

Columbia businesses cheer Supreme Court ruling

On Thursday, the Court ruled states now have the power to force Internet retailers to pay sales tax in states where they don't have a physical presence, overruling their own decision in the 1992 caseQuill Corporation v. North Dakota.

KOMU - 2018-06-21 23:18:00

New population data show Columbia is still growing, but more slowly

Columbia’s rapid growth rate is putting on the brakes, according torecent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.Columbia’s population grew 1.08 percent from 2016 to 2017, the smallest increase in the past eight years. From 2010 to 2011 — the next lowest growth year in that period — the city’s population

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2018-06-21 23:30:00

Police searching for armed suspect near Vandiver Drive

COLUMBIA - Authorities said they were looking for a man near Vandiver Drive who was considered armed and dangerous.Columbia Police officers said they patrolled the area stretching from Sylvan Lane to Bass Pro for at least 30-40 minutes. Officers were looking for a man who violated his parole, last s

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Judge keeps security guard onfatal shooting lawsuit

Harris said the self-defense argument must first be established at trial. State law grants people defense from civil liability in these cases, Harris wrote, but a judge or jury must first agree that it was an appropriate use of force.

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Area woman killed in Wednesday accident

Jessi Wells, 35, went off the right side of the road and struck a tree. She was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead after being taken to Lake Regional Hospital.

JEFFERSON CITY NEWS TRIBUNE ONLINE - 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Fulton police seen searching vehicle, motel parking lot

Few details confirmed by police departmentFulton Police search area of motelFULTON, Mo. - Multiple police officers responded to a Fulton motel around 10 p.m. Wednesday.ABC 17 News crews saw officers searching a vehicle in the parking lot of the Travelier Motel on US Business 54.Fulton police would n

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Judge refuses to dismiss shooting lawsuit against security guard

Harris said the self-defense argument must first be established at trial. State law grants people defense from civil liability in these cases, Harris wrote, but a judge or jury must first agree that it was an appropriate use of force.

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New population data shows Columbia growth is slowing

Columbia's rapid growth rate is putting on the brakes, according torecent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.Columbia's population grew 1.08 percent from 2016 to 2017, the lowest increase the city has seen in the past eight years. From 2010 to 2011 — the next lowest growth year in that period — the ci

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2018-06-21 23:30:00

10 things to do this weekend

Tindo Leong, 3, opens his umbrella inside the Native Butterfly House at Jefferson Farm and Garden last summer. Donna Puleo, right, led Tindo and his parents on a tour through the butterfly house before moving on to the next group.Gabby Reneau

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2018-06-22 02:10:00

About 1,400 north Columbia residents without power

About 1,400 residents of north Columbia have been without power since about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday,according to Columbia Water & Light.Starting Wednesday afternoon, Columbia was experiencing hazardous weather conditions,according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms could last through Friday.

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'Incredibles 2' is a seizure risk, warns Columbia neurologist

The Epilepsy Foundation issued awarning about watching the "Incredibles 2" moviebecause some scenes may induce seizures in people with epilepsy.The scenes involving strobe lights can be unpredictable, so it can be hard to move children out of the theater in time to avoid the problematic lighting.The

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Photos: CPD looking for suspect from armed robbery

Anyone with information on the man's identity or whereabouts, should contact CPD Det. Alan Mitchell at (573) 874-7652, or call Crimestoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

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Columbia groups seek more federal funding than available

"This was an intense process," Dickson, the head of the day care King's Kids said. "In your heart, when you know what you're doing, you know there's a need, that kind of overshadows all of that, and you just kind of keep that focus."

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Northern California landlord charged with shooting tenant

In this booking photo released Wednesday, June 20, 2018, by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office is Herman Levi Little, 75. Little was arrested last week and charged with trying to kill a 39-year-old man who rented a lower unit in the Berkeley, Calif., duplex Little owned. It's the third such violent

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