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Class-action lawsuit filed against Hawthorn Bank

Suit challenges policy on overdraft charges

A class-action lawsuit against Hawthorn Bank alleges the bank has illegally charged customers for overdrafting their accounts.

House panel mulls impeaching Nixon

An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.

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'Wings over Water' to promote Earth Day

Public events on tap today, Friday

Many Earth Day celebrations this year marked the seventh anniversary of when the bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

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Jefferson City artist featured in Parkinson's calendar

A longtime advocate for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Judi Jecmen is one of 13 artists in the country whose artwork was selected to appear in the organization’s nationally distributed 2014 Creativity and Parkinson’s Calender.

Bill offers protection for religious rights in public school

A Potosi teacher recently told students “they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school,” state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.

House panel advances school transfer bill

The debate over a law that allows Missouri students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to neighboring schools will soon hit the House floor, and it will likely bring a fight over sending public dollars to private schools with it.

State officials hope bill can 'fix' child-support issue

Bill focused on children in post-secondary school

State Children’s Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.

Man gets probation for burglary

A Jefferson City man, charged with attempting to break into a business in February 2013, has been placed on five years supervised probation after being found guilty by a Cole County jury in January.

Police: 13-year-old was driving for drunk dad

Police in a St. Louis suburb who pulled over a swerving pickup truck say they found a 13-year-old driving because his dad was intoxicated.

Summer food program to feed Russellville students for free

Any school-aged child through the age of 18 may eat breakfast and lunch free during summer school June 2-13 at Russellville Elementary School.

Kite festival on tap Saturday

Families are invited to attend the Community Kite Festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

Chicken dinner, trivia event to benefit Heart Walk

The Jefferson City Medical Group Heart Walk team will host a chicken dinner and trivia event Saturday to benefit the American Heart Association at the American Legion Hall, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road.

Management, safety cited for radiation release

Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government’s nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico.

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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for US Senate

The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

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Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap

If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance. The bad news is that you'll likely end up among the vast majority stuck sweating in the kitchen.

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Jays blank Rolla 11-0

Jefferson City had 14 hits and Adam Grunden threw a complete-game shutout as the Jays rolled to an 11-0 victory against Rolla in six innings Wednesday at Vivion Field.

Haith adds staff at Tulsa

University of Tulsa head basketball coach Frank Haith has hired four assistants to his staff — including three former head coaches.

LU men move up in track and field rankings

The Lincoln women dropped two spots to No. 5 while the men moved up a spot to No. 12 in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II national rankings, released Tuesday.

Lincoln ties for third at golf tourney

Brian Lillevold tied for sixth overall, leading the Lincoln Blue Tigers to a tie for third place at the 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday.

LU women conclude play in MIAA Golf Championship

Lincoln wrapped up play in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship on Wednesday, with three players representing the Blue Tigers as individuals.

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