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 2021-03-04 12:06 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Trump election fraud investigation in Georgia enters new phase with grand jury set to be seated...

A criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia is set to intensify this week, as a grand jury convenes, offering the local district attorney her first shot at seeking subpoenas f...

 2021-03-04 12:03 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Once omnipresent Kushner now MIA from Trump's political pack...

As Donald Trump plotted his Conservative Political Action Conference appearance last week, and a broader, more-robust plan to return to politics as an omnipresent disruptor, one person was conspicuously absent from the confab. Jared Kushner, Trump's s...

 2021-03-04 12:01 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

When Justice Stephen Breyer rules (on retirement), the White House might know first...

A Democratic president has not filled a Supreme Court vacancy in more than a decade, so liberals are anticipating the possible retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, who has served for a quarter century and understands the advantage of the new Democratic-l...

 2021-03-04 12:00 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Shalanda Young testifies before Senate as top Democrats pressure Biden to pick her for OMB director...

Shalanda Young will testify Thursday morning before the Senate Homeland Security committee, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats publicly pressure the Biden administration to pick her to lead the Office of Management and Budget. White Hou...

 2021-03-04 11:56 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Boone County to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants Thursday...

The City of Columbia issued a new health order Monday that is set to go into place at noon on Thursday. The post Boone County to loosen restrictions on bars, restaurants Thursday appeared first on ABC17NEWS ....

 2021-03-04 11:46 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

UN rights chief says war crimes may have been committed in Ethiopia after CNN reveals Tigray massacre...

The UN's high commissioner for human rights has called for an independent investigation into human rights violations that may amount to war crimes in Ethiopia's Tigray region, days after CNN published an exclusive report about a massacre in a vill...

 2021-03-04 11:27 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Republicans and Democrats tear new divides as Senate debates Covid-19 deal and states are reopening...

Much of the Republican Party — despite the deaths of more than half a million Americans — still acts as though the pandemic is more a platform for political grandstanding than the worst national crisis since World War II. New ideological divid...

 2021-03-04 11:07 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Senate gears up for marathon effort in push for Covid relief...

The Senate is bracing for a marathon effort and a late night of voting on amendments before lawmakers take a final vote on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill — it's just not yet clear exactly when that will take place. ...

 2021-03-04 10:55 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

World's first space hotel scheduled to open in 2027...

If you're daydreaming of future travels while stuck at home during the pandemic, why fantasize about the beaches of Bali or the canals of Venice when vacationing in space could be in your future? Back in 2019, Californian company the Gateway Foundatio...

 2021-03-04 10:46 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Hong Kong used to be the poster child for economic freedom. Not anymore...

Hong Kong has been booted off an index of economic freedom that it used to lead, dealing another blow to the city's standing as a global business hub. On Wednesday, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank, revealed its annual ran...

 2021-03-04 10:18 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Britain's Prince Philip undergoes procedure for heart condition...

Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, underwent a medical procedure for a heart condition on Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Thursday. "The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre...

 2021-03-04 10:12 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Katie Ledecky wins by 21 seconds in her first race for a year...

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky secured an emphatic victory in her first race since March 2020 on Wednesday, winning the 1500-meter freestyle by 21.37 seconds at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas. American Ledecky, who has also w...

 2021-03-04 10:00 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Feds on high alert Thursday after warnings about potential threats to US Capitol...

Federal law enforcement is on high alert Thursday in the wake of an intelligence bulletin issued earlier this week about a group of violent militia extremists having discussed plans to take control of the US Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or a...

 2021-03-04 09:54 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Tracking one more fantastic day before cooling down tomorrow...

THURSDAY: Another terrific afternoon unfolding today. The one difference between yesterday and today will be winds out of the east. Those might cool us a degree or two, but nothing drastic with highs still in the mid to upper 60's. TONIGHT: Clouds sta...

 2021-03-04 09:50 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you agree with Texas lifting its coronavirus restrictions?...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week that the state was rolling back all of its coronavirus restrictions. The post QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you agree with Texas lifting its coronavirus restrictions? appeared first on ABC17NEWS ....

 2021-03-04 09:39 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Covid-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds...

The risk of death from Covid-19 is about 10 times higher in countries where most of the population is overweight, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Obesity Forum. Researchers found that by the end of 2020, global Covid-19 death rates w...

 2021-03-04 09:27 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Chicago mayor unveils changes to search warrant policy in the fallout of a botched raid on social worker's home...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city officials unveiled a series of proposals to reform the city's policy and procedures on search warrants in the fallout of a botched raid on the home of a social worker in 2019. Lightfoot, along with Chicago Police ...

 2021-03-04 09:24 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Surfer Billy Kemper says he glimpsed at death after a wave broke his pelvis in half...

It was a tiny error in judgement, but within seconds he realized that the consequences could be potentially life threatening. "That wave sucked me up into the mouth of it and slammed me onto a rock and just absolutely destroyed me," American surfe...

 2021-03-04 09:23 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Chaos, scandal and anger: Barcelona faces seminal presidential elections...

Few people will envy the man elected to be the new president of FC Barcelona. The upcoming election — to be held on Sunday, just days after four senior officials were arrested — is arguably the most important in the club's history and come...

 2021-03-04 09:20 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

China approves sale of traditional medicine products to treat Covid-19...

China has approved three traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products for sale to help treat Covid-19, the government's National Medical Products Administration announced on Wednesday. The agency used a special approval procedure to green-light the thr...

 2021-03-04 09:01 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Inflation fears continue to rattle global stocks...

Global stocks are falling as a bond sell-off continues to rattle markets. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index led losses in Asia Pacific, tumbling nearly 2.2% on Thursday. The Shanghai Composite and Japan's Nikkei 225 each fell roughly 2.1%, while South K...

 2021-03-04 08:52 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Many teens live online, alone. Here's how to stay connected in the pandemic...

For many teens, the pandemic has created an environment in which most of their lives take place in the shadows. Our kids have become increasingly acclimated to solitude, silence and screens over the course of the past year. Far too often, teens are up in ...

 2021-03-04 08:51 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Meghan accuses palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods' against her and Harry...

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has accused Buckingham Palace of "perpetuating falsehoods" against her and husband Prince Harry in an explosive clip from an interview with Oprah Winfrey that is due to be aired on Sunday. In the clip released on Wed...

 2021-03-04 08:47 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

NASA astronaut launches stop for nothing — not even a pandemic. Here's how they did it...

The wonders of spaceflight never ceased in 2020, despite the pandemic's best efforts. Four launches — including two historic missions from US soil — to the International Space Station carried on as planned, and the crews were able to remai...

 2021-03-04 08:47 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

17,000 earthquakes hit Iceland in the past week. An eruption could be imminent...

Even for a volcanic island accustomed to the occasional tremor, this has been an unusual week for Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, around 17,000 earthquakes have hit the southwestern region of Reykjanes over the past week. The la...

 2021-03-04 08:25 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

The Pope's Iraq trip could be his most dangerous yet. But the country's dwindling Christian minority hopes it heals their wounds...

Attending to the Baghdad church where he works as a caretaker, Natiq Anwar relives the most horrific experience of his life each and every day. Near the pew where the 66-year-old sits, a scattering of crimson tiles marks the places where churchgoers and c...

 2021-03-04 08:15 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge...

While tens of thousands of Americans are infected with the coronavirus each day and more research suggests variants threaten another surge, some state leaders are loosening Covid-19 restrictions against the recommendations of health experts. The decision ...

 2021-03-04 08:04 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Buckingham Palace to investigate allegations that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, bullied UK staff...

Buckingham Palace said Wednesday it would investigate allegations that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, bullied several staff members after a British media report cited unnamed royal aides saying a complaint had been made against her in 2018. The Times in t...

 2021-03-04 07:59 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

A dramatic rescue saves more than 30 crew members from a sinking ship off Nova Scotia...

More than 30 crew members were rescued via helicopters and naval vessels after a fire erupted on their ship roughly 130 miles from the Canadian coastline, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard. Crews from the US Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guar...

 2021-03-04 07:47 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Myanmar a 'war zone' as security forces open fire on peaceful protesters, killing 38...

At least 38 people were killed after Myanmar's security forces opened fire on young peaceful protesters in towns and cities across the Southeast Asian nation Wednesday, in scenes described as "a war zone." Thousands of protesters have taken to...

 2021-03-04 07:44 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

CDC director urges people to keep masking and distancing 'regardless of what states decide'...

The director of the US Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said she hopes people will decide to individually "do the right thing" about distancing and wearing masks, even in states moving to eliminate restrictions against the CDC's rec...

 2021-03-04 07:32 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Former police chief is facing charges over fires authorities say were linked to people he had disagreements with...

A former Maryland police chief is facing multiple arson and attempted murder charges in connection with 11 fires spanning from 2011 to 2020, according to a news release from the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. Authorities determined the ho...

 2021-03-04 07:24 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

A dramatic rescue saves more than 30 crewmembers from a sinking ship off Nova Scotia...

More than 30 crew members were rescued via helicopters and naval vessels after a fire erupted on their ship roughly 130 miles from the Canadian coastline, according to a statement from the US Coast Guard. Crews from the US Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guar...

 2021-03-04 07:17 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

March 3 coronavirus news...

The post March 3 coronavirus news appeared first on ABC17NEWS ....

 2021-03-04 07:13 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Two doses of Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine are necessary, officials say, but questions still linger...

The United States is holding firm to the strategy to administer two doses of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines a few weeks apart. Still, the idea of expanding the supply by dispensing only one dose hasn't faded away. The Trump administ...

 2021-03-04 06:26 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Inflation fears rattle Asian stocks yet again...

Asian stocks are falling Thursday as a bond sell-off continues to rattle markets. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was last down 2.5%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 2.3%, accelerating from earlier losses. The Shanghai Composite dropped 1.9%. South Kore...

 2021-03-04 06:04 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Ronny Jackson and the 'former guy'...

The Pentagon inspector general tells us that many who worked with Ronny Jackson — the former Trump White House physician and now a member of Congress from Texas — think he was a "tyrant" and a "dictator" prone to "yelling, ...

 2021-03-04 05:59 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

With the clock ticking, Georgia lawmakers want the state to end daylight saving time...

Last week, Georgia's Senate passed a bill 46-7 that would end the state's observance of daylight saving time. If enacted. it would mean that Peach State residents would not longer need to prepare for "springing forward" or "falling bac...

 2021-03-04 05:58 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Jefferson City woman charged with domestic assault after Feb. incident...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A Jefferson City woman is charged with 3rd-degree domestic assault after allegedly breaking the victim's elbow during an altercation. Jefferson City police responded on Feb. 5 to the 1300 block of Monroe street to a domestic...

 2021-03-04 05:43 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Ronny Jackson and the 'former guy'...

The Pentagon inspector general tells us that many who worked with Ronny Jackson — the former Trump White House physician and now a member of Congress from Texas — think he was a "tyrant" and a "dictator" prone to "yelling, ...

 2021-03-04 05:28 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Columbia duo charged with exploitation of the elderly...

COLUMBIA Mo. (KMIZ) Two men are accused of exploiting the elderly after allegedly doing bad overpriced work for couples around Boone County. According to court documents, Seth Webb and Austin Carter took money from two victims to complete work that was un...

 2021-03-04 05:17 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Myanmar a 'war zone' as security forces open fire on peaceful protesters, killing 38...

At least 38 people were killed after Myanmar's security forces opened fire on young peaceful protesters in towns and cities across the Southeast Asian nation Wednesday, in scenes described as "a war zone." Thousands of protesters have taken to...

 2021-03-04 05:13 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Lawmaker pitches constitutional rules for trans athletes...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Transgender student athletes would be required to compete as the sex on their birth certificate under a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution. Republican sponsor Rep. Chuck Basye during a state House committee hearing ...

 2021-03-04 05:12 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Two doses of Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine are necessary, officials say, but questions still linger...

The United States is holding firm to the strategy to administer two doses of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines a few weeks apart. Still, the idea of expanding the supply by dispensing only one dose hasn't faded away. The Trump administ...

 2021-03-04 05:02 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Mexico man arrested after waving gun around...

MEXICO, Mo. (KMIZ) A Mexico man is charged after allegedly waving a gun around and abandoning a child. According to court documents, officers responded to a scene where Kevin Jackson allegedly was waving a gun around at Coal and Guthrie in Mexico. Witness...

 2021-03-04 04:53 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

House passes sweeping government, ethics and election bill...

The House on Wednesday approved HR 1, a sweeping government, ethics and election bill that Democrats have made a signature legislative priority. HR 1 passed the House during the last Congress after Democrats won back the majority, but it failed to advance...

 2021-03-04 04:46 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Local highlights and scores: March 3, 2021...

Here are the local scores from Wednesday, March 3, 2021. You can watch the highlights in the video player above. MIAA MEN'S BASKETBALL: Lincoln (76) Missouri Western (84) FINAL/OT HS GIRLS BASKETBALL Eugene (55) Harrisburg (39) FINAL Tipton (70) South...

 2021-03-04 04:33 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

Transportation Department watchdog asked DOJ to consider criminal probe of then-Secretary Elaine Chao over ethics concerns...

The Transportation Department's inspector general asked the Justice Department in December to consider a criminal probe into then-Secretary Elaine Chao over her alleged misuse of office, documents made public Wednesday said, including her alleged use ...

 2021-03-04 04:31 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

White House reporters clamor for press conference as Biden waits longer than predecessors...

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. There are many ways to measure an American president's accessibility. One way is by counting press conferences. Right now, by t...

 2021-03-04 04:30 

KMIZ

[ Columbia, MO ]

South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead...

South Korea's first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for having gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, authorities said. Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant before being discharge...

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