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Luetkemeyer unhappy with IRS answer

Lone employee’s training closes local tax office

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer the agency closed its Jefferson City tax office last month because its one employee currently is in the middle of basic training.

Holts Summit board to refund sewer bond

The Board of Aldermen agreed to refund the revenue bond for another two years as a part of the city’s sewer update project at its regular meeting Monday.

Warrants sought for cellphone tracking

Lawmaker wants to limit police use of cell tower simulators

Some law officers have special devices that can track cellphone usage.

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Pope on Ash Wednesday: charity's not to please ourselves

Pope Francis rubbed ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics Wednesday, and had them smudged on his own head, too, to usher in the Lenten season of prayer and sacrifice he said must be done out of authentic love, not to satisfy one's conscience.

Scholastic security worker charged

A Jefferson City man has been charged with two counts of stealing while working at Scholastic.

Chase, drugs land Jefferson City man in prison

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with leading Cole County deputies on a chase in July 2014 and trying to get rid of drugs that he had in his possession.

Jefferson City man gets 7 years in burglary

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a burglary in Jefferson City in February 2015.

Carter to serve shock detention for robbery

A Jefferson City man has been ordered to serve 120 days shock detention after pleading guilty to an amended charge in connection with a robbery that occurred in May 2013.

Charges dropped in two cases

Charges in connection with a robbery case were recently dismissed against a Jefferson City man.

Southern Boone girls stop Hallsville

The Southern Boone Lady Eagles recovered from a sluggish start Wednesday to beat Hallsville 48-30.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 83, MMA 54

The South Callaway Bulldogs rolled to an 83-54 win Tuesday against Missouri Military Academy.

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Note boasts rare signatures of lovebirds Napoleon, Josephine

Full signatures from a pair of notorious lovebirds — Napoleon and Josephine — lend an otherwise routine 19th-century French marriage contract a rare prestige among other love notes on display at a high-end jewelry and antique showcase in Florida.

Missouri school nurse charged with having sex with student

A school nurse from southwest Missouri is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Man charged with fatal shooting in southwest Missouri

Authorities say a man has been charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend in southwest Missouri.

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Twitter tweaks timeline in pursuit of more users

Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users’ timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.

Key things to know about Twitter timeline changes

Twitter’s tweaking its timeline to emphasize certain tweets from people you follow, but don’t expect dramatic changes from the chronological feed you’re used to.

Missouri Senate backs fees for missed Medicaid appointment

Doctors could charge Medicaid patients a fee for missing appointments under a bill that has won initial approval in the Missouri Senate.

Respiratory health study to be done near St. Louis landfill

St. Louis County Health Department says workers will conduct a health survey of respiratory ailments near the Bridgeton Landfill, where an underground fire has been smoldering since 2010.

Wall has to work for recognition among top point guards

Fresh off scoring 51 points against the Washington Wizards, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry praised John Wall, who dropped a quiet 41 against the Warriors.

Sheryl Crow donates $21,600 to Kennett teachers

Musician Sheryl Crow has surprised teachers at her former southeast Missouri high school with a $21,600 donation.


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