Stories for August 2010

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Tuesday, August 31

Hostage situation averted in Jefferson City

A potential hostage situation, in northwestern Jefferson City, was averted Monday evening. Police reported getting a call around 6 p.m. of a domestic dispute in the 800 block of Eastern Air Drive, behind Bel Air Elementary School.

DNA test sought on knife in 9-year-old's death

Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson wants Circuit Judge Pat Joyce to approve some DNA testing in the Alyssa Bustamante case, even though the Missouri Highway Patrol said its testing would use up the only samples available.

Blasting to start Tuesday at Missouri Blvd./Mo. 179

Emery Sapp and Sons Inc., a contractor for Missouri Department of Transportation, will conduct blasting operations at the Missouri Boulevard/Missouri 179 interchange on Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting.

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Dream Factory sending Jefferson City family to Florida

In just a matter of days, young Grayson Smith's dream will come true. Grayson and his family will embark on a trip of a lifetime, made possible by the Dream Factory of Lake Ozark.

Black Lab provides special influence on kids as therapy dog

There is a new tool for students at Blair Oaks Elementary School. He is about 4 years old, enjoys children and naps.

Monday, August 30

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Conditions improving at cemetery

After the issue of declining conditions at Old City Cemetery came to light earlier this month, Jefferson City officials now say many of the issues have been remedied.

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Students, others gather at new Lutheran high school to add personal touch to

Calvary Lutheran High School supporters on Sunday signed the drywall of the school's new building near Jefferson City to express their excitement for the new school and give well wishes to its 52 students.

Wednesday, August 25

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German visitors to arrive Sept. 3

A group of 20 residents from Muenchberg, Germany -- Jefferson City's partner city -- is visiting the capital Sept. 3-6.

Trash petitions certified but issue won't be on November ballot

Jefferson City officials on Tuesday certified a petition asking voters to repeal the city's mandatory trash/recycling program, but they said it wasn't in time to put the issue to a Nov. 2 vote.

Jefferson City touts success of latest roundabout

For Matt Morasch, the most noticeable improvement is what you don't see at the new roundabout for the intersection of Tanner Bridge Road and Ellis Boulevard.

2 arrested, third sought in Osage meth raid

Osage County authorities recently took two people into custody and are still searching for a third in a methamphetamine-making investigation.

Agency probes day care provider

As a 7-month-old boy remained in critical condition at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri Health and Senior Services department officials said Tuesday they were not aware of any prior complaints against a Cole County woman accused of abusing the child.

Fulton tract certified as elite industrial site

Now it's official. Fulton's Callaway Energy Centre is one of only five elite state-certified industrial sites in Missouri.

Cole County Circuit Court explains budget request

Cole County's circuit courts face more expenses next year, mainly because of two high-profile trials, Presiding Judge Pat Joyce told the three-member County Commission Tuesday.

Deputies' vehicles in 7 accidents since June

Officer: More training being sought

Cole County Sheriff's Department vehicles have been involved in seven accidents since June, county commissioners said Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, August 24

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Missouri River race finally hits water today

After being delayed for about a month due to high water and fast currents, an annual race along the Missouri River is scheduled to start today.

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Baby sitter accused of shaking infant

A Mid-Missouri woman has been charged in connection with what authorities believe to be a case of shaken baby syndrome.

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Trinity Lutheran students, staff get proactive against bullying

Building a sense of community and compelling students to action when they see someone being hurt are the keys to a new initiative at Trinity Lutheran School in Jefferson City this year.