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Month: December 2017

Missouri AG Josh Hawley urges Congress to support concealed-carry legislation

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is leading the charge of attorneys general from 23 states to get Congress to put national concealed-carry reciprocity legislation into place. Those attorneys general sent a letter to Congress asking representatives to support two specific acts. “We share a strong interest in the protection of our citizens’ Second Amendment rights

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Highway 63 crash causes traffic backup

Emergency crews responded to the northbound lanes of Highway 63 near Grindstone Creek for a motor-vehicle collision on Friday afternoon. According to the probable cause statement, more than five emergency crews responded to the crash. ABC17 crews say traffic is backed up to Grindstone. Boone County Joint Communications alerted drivers to use caution and avoid

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University of Missouri police arrest man accused of stealing packages from student apartments

University of Missouri police arrested Benjamin Hulen early Friday morning after an investigation into package thefts. Police said Hulen was arrested after an ongoing package theft investigation from the Tara Apartment Complex in the 1100 block of Ashland Road. Officers said Hulen is not a Mizzou student. Hulen was taken to the Boone County Jail

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Columbia Fire Department crew trains after increase in number of high-rise buildings

With the increase in the number of high-rise buildings in downtown Columbia, the Columbia Fire Department conducted a fire simulation training Thursday. The Columbia Fire Department told ABC 17 News that each firefighter spend up to 300 hours of training for fires in high-rise buildings. Since they require a whole different approach Assistant Fire Chief

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Unseasonably warm weekend

FRIDAY: This morning will start chilly as temperatures continue to drop below freezing. By the afternoon we will see sunny skies and temperatures reaching into the mid 50s to upper 60s. Winds will stay under 10 mph from the south. TONIGHT: We will see passing clouds as temperatures drop into the upper 30s by morning

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