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Concealed carry permit requests up in Boone County

Boone County authorities have requested more money to deal with the expenses of processing an increasing number of requests for concealed carry permits.

Your Opinion: Win-win approach to LU-Parks facility

Can competition lead to win-win thinking? Perhaps

Your Opinion: Concerns about ‘activities center’

A few years ago the citizens voted to tax themselves for the benefit of parks and recreation.

Our Opinion: Teen drivers challenged to ‘be there’

In connection with the current emphasis on teen driving safety, we are reminded of a bit of advice shared with us.

AG Koster alerts consumers to T-Mobile, Experian data breach

As many as 263,000 Missouri consumers affected

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Disability advocates celebrate ADA, seek further advancements

Hands around the Capitol

Hands of those with disabilities, ranging from the deaf and blind to those with cerebral palsy and rare genetic disorders, joined together Tuesday, along with able-bodied advocates around the Capitol, forming a circle to show their solidarity as a community.

Center honored for impacting lives of students, families

The Southwest Early Childhood Center of the Jefferson City Public School District has been recognized as one of the best early childhood programs in the state.

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Beekeepers worry about continued colony collapses

Bee mortality is an issue across the country, as well as in Mid-Missouri. But the exact causes still stump experts.

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Students Changing Lives formed in Russellville

Ready to make change

Lights shone on the Russellville High School baseball field as hundreds of mourners remembered a recent graduate who had no enemies and went out of his way help others.

Green’s ruling tossed on 120-day probation orders

An appeals court ruling could give a Missouri prisoner another shot at release. A three-judge panel of the state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Derek Masters, 26, should get a new hearing in the Cole County Circuit Court, in his effort to be released from prison under the state law that allows probation for inmates successfully completing a 120-day “shock” treatment program.

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Open House invites public feedback on changes to Chestnut

An open house Thursday will review Lincoln University's proposal to restrict vehicle access to Chestnut Street in the heart of the Jefferson City campus and construct a pedestrian plaza.

Jefferson City in running for Strong Communities award

Jefferson City is one of four cities competing in the rural category for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Strong Communities award. This award honors the projects, the people and the programs that promote small business growth and retention in rural and urban communities.

Centertown woman gets probation for DWI with child in car

A Centertown woman was placed on two years unsupervised probation for pleading guilty to driving while under the influence of methamphetamine with a 4-year-old child in her vehicle in April.

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Brady mimicking the previous No. 56 for Missouri

Another year, another No. 56 racking up sacks for the Missouri Tigers.

Blair Oaks tops Battle on volleyball Senior Night

he Blair Oaks volleyball team honored its 12th graders Tuesday for the Lady Falcons’ Senior Night. Appropriately enough, runs of 12-1 and 12-2 were the difference in the match as Blair Oaks defeated Battle 25-15, 25-15.

239 boys sign up for Cub Scouts in area

Recruiting efforts during School Night to Join Scouting events in the five counties of the Boy Scouts of America’s Five Rivers District drew 239 new Cub Scouts into the program.

Jail garage door repairs approved

The Cole County Commission has voted to approve an emergency provision to make repairs on one of the garage doors at the county jail.

Judge mulls suit’s bid to block St. Louis minimum wage boost

A judge on Tuesday began weighing a business-backed lawsuit that seeks to stop St. Louis from incrementally raising its minimum wage, ultimately deciding whether it’s legal for the city to have a wage higher than what the state commands.

Castle Doctrine protects Missouri man in 2 killings

A Missouri man who killed a former roommate and a neighbor this year was protected by a state self-defense law that gives people broad license to use deadly force to protect themselves in their home or car.

Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.


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