BOONE COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) Some farmers may need help after a drought last summer and now one to start this summer. Mid-Missouri farms continue to feel the strain because of the lack of water. According to the most recent drought report published, over 90% of the state has abnormally dry drought conditions. John George — wildlife regional supervisor with theContinue Reading
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Many law enforcement agencies and departments are having trouble filling open positions. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation says it’s not experiencing this challenge. Conservation agents are the face of MDC in the field. They are the ones that most people interact with from hunting, fishing and general wildlife issues. MDC Conservation Agent ColeContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Time is running out for Missourians to get their personal property taxes paid before the Dec. 31 deadline. Whether you choose to drop off your property taxes in person, drop box, by phone or online, you have until 11:59 pm Saturday night to avoid any extra penalties. Friday is the last day toContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Rescue crews from Boone County spent Wednesday afternoon near Cooper’s Landing working to remove a truck spotted in the Missouri River. Chuck Leak – assistant fire chief with the Boone County Fire Protection District — told ABC 17 News before 1 p.m. that rescue crews from several area fire and law enforcementContinue Reading
MEXICO, Mo. (KMIZ) A state lawmaker wants answers about the future of hospitals in Mexico and Fulton. In a letter dated Dec. 20, the state health department says Platinum Healthcare had exhausted all of its options when it comes to the suspension of the temporary license. State Rep. Kent Haden, of Mexico, is left with moreContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) As winter weather moved into the city this morning, it was obvious just how few cars where on the roads today. Columbia road crews were on Broadway Street this morning working to get the streets clear and as safe as possible throughout the day. Gale Blomenkamp, of the Boone County Fire ProtectionContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) As the temperatures continue to fall this evening for some in Mid-Missouri being exposed to the elements is a part of life. Frostbite and hypothermia are just two of the immediate concerns when it comes to being outside in this cold for a long period of time. The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team isContinue Reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: The story was updated to reflect the correct location. WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMIZ) A group of Mid-Missouri rescue divers are looking for a missing paraglider. On Oct. 26, Kenny Loudermilk went paragliding with a friend near Highway 47 and the Missouri River in Washington. It would be the last time he was seen. “It was a shockContinue Reading
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INf9LwaEGKU Watch a livestream of the Artemis 1 rock launch. COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Dr. Linda Godwin in her 30 year career spent more than 38 days in space and spent over 10 hours outside the shuttle on spacewalks. The University of Missouri professor spoke to ABC17 News on Tuesday about her experiences in space asContinue Reading
ST. LOUIS (KMIZ) The Democratic nominee for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Roy Blunt, Trudy Busch Valentine, lost her bid to be the next senator for Missouri. Busch Valentine was hoping to be the first Democrat elected to the Senate in Missouri since former Sen. Clair McCaskill defeated Todd Akin in 2012. TheContinue Reading
MOBERLY, Mo. (KMIZ) The Missouri Department of Conservation plans to add about 35,000 trout to the lakes and waterways in the state this season For the first time, anglers will get to fish for trout at Beuth Park Lake in Moberly. About 1,000 rainbow trout were added to the lake this week. “There was kindContinue Reading
JAMESTOWN, Mo. (KMIZ) The Wooldridge fire on Saturday saw fire protection districts from Mid-Missouri coming in to support Cooper County. But for some districts, having the money to purchase a new truck can be costly. The Jamestown Rural Fire Protection District has used a program through the state to help. A former military surplus truckContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The University of Missouri Homecoming parade is set to take place at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in downtown Columbia. The parade has been a long standing tradition that brings in alumni and fans to the heart of Columbia. But for some, the noise can be too much for them to enjoy. As aContinue Reading