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Your Opinion: Litterbugs show lack of respect

The litterbugs seem to have been taking over this area of the street the past few months as well as the guardrail that lines the 179 ramp that comes off of U.S. 50.

Your Opinion: Concerns about county decision

Last month, I submitted a letter to Cole County Commissioners Ellinger, Hoelscher, and Scheperle concerning the controversy surrounding the demolition of the Cole County jail and sheriff’s residence.

Our Opinion: Uphill climb for public transportation

Proponents of public transportation in Jefferson City face an uphill battle.

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Getting his goat not a baaaa-d deal

Eugene senior making his mark with champion goats

Trent Kempker spends more than an hour each day at his Eugene farm with Will and his other goats, which he shows at about 10 contests each year.

Appeals court sides with Cole County Commission

Assessor loses bid for control of funds

The Cole County Commission, not the assessor, controls how money in the Assessment Fund can be spent, a three-judge appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

'Shoe In' seeks 10K pairs to raise foster care awareness

The Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association is raising awareness for Missouri’s foster children with the “Shoe In For Foster Care” campaign by collecting donated shoes and lining the Capitol lawn with the shoes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13.

Serve Jeff City seeking volunteers for weekend projects

Volunteers are invited to take part in Serve Jeff City, Jefferson City’s community-wide day of service on Saturday.

'Encouraging Entrepreneurs' set for Saturday

StartUp Jefferson City will host “Encouraging Entrepreneurs” from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Capital Event Center, 623 Ohio St.

Senate panel adopts tuition restriction

A Missouri Senate committee adopted a state budget provision Tuesday to prevent public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

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Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A deals

Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders by boosting profits and share prices are wheeling, dealing and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster. The moves could spur more mergers and acquisitions in the industry.

5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments, and one said they had to take a jiggle test so their boss could see how firm their bodies were.

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

Navy veteran, 92, finally gets military medals

A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.

NY hospital warns after e-cigarette fire, injury

A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices.

Feds investigating brakes on Chevrolet Impala

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning.

Mich. affirmative action ban draws expected reactions

The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan has been taking steps to reach out to minorities and make them feel welcome on campus.

Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993. William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.

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