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Month: November 2015

U.S. traffic deaths rising

U.S. traffic deaths have spiked eight percent since the first of the year–this according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The new estimate comes as nearly42 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA. The numbers are particularly alarming since traffic fatalities decreased in 2014, but with

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Police send prosecutors report on MU professor

The University of Missouri Police Department said it has handed over documents to prosecutors on its investigation into the MU communication professor who clashed with journalists. On Wednesday, Columbia City prosecutors confirmed MUPD had forwarded paperwork to the Columbia Municipal Prosecutor’s Office. ABC 17 News has checked with prosecutors daily since Assistant Professor Melissa Click

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Thanksgiving travel forecast

Polar air will run into tropical moisture for the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend, causing wintry weather across the Plains along with heavy rain from Texas through Missouri. WEDNESDAY: Travelers will encounter an increasing chance of rain heading north into Iowa and west into Kansas as rain will be likely ahead of a cold front. Thunderstorms

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Ways to lower your winter utility bills

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing this weekend. And with cooler temperatures comes higher utility bills. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly 50 percent of the average household utility bills, according to Boone Electric Cooperative. “They need to start thinking about their heating system now,” Christi Miller with Boone Electric Cooperative said. “It’s

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