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Your Opinion: Response to Horstmann on gasoline prices

Recently Harold Horstmamn, being the super conservative Republican that he is, gave a rebuttal to one of my letters.

Your Opinion: Throwing snowballs at scientific data

Should public servants pay a price for cartoonish behavior?

Our Opinion: Voters have the power to end attack ads

We, the voters, have the power to stop campaign ads that stoop to personal attacks.

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Check this headline link for updates on Mid-Missouri weather-related cancellations and announcements for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Missouri House panel OKs budget with more K-12 school money

A Missouri House panel has approved a plan to cut the governor's travel budget, beef up basic aid for K-12 schools and increase money for college scholarships.

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Jefferson City mayoral candidates face off in forum

The six candidates for Jefferson City mayor squared off in their first forum Tuesday night, covering a range of issues from trash to the use of email.

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Russellville school adds care before, after classes

Russellville Elementary School added a before- and after-school care program this semester to provide a safe place for students to release energy or do homework between parent schedules and school hours.

SSM changes waiting room to living room for minor emergencies

St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City (SSM) is now one of four SSM medical facilities offering a way for emergency patients to skip the waiting room and remain at home until they can be seen.

Jefferson City man gets 5 years in prison

A Jefferson City man who was taken into custody following a drug raid last August has been sentenced to five years in prison.

State revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

Unemployment up slightly

Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

Missouri unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.5 percent while the state's nonfarm employment went up 14,300 jobs.

House committee OKs bill for sports for homeschooled students

A Missouri House panel has approved a proposal to allow homeschooled students to play sports at public schools.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

Jays open district play with victory against Lebanon

On Tuesday night

CAMDENTON — The Jefferson City Jays closed the first half with a 15-0 run Tuesday night and defeated the Lebanon Yellowjackets 68-37 in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 10 Tournament.

Ex-Missouri sheriff pleads guilty to stealing property

A former Missouri county sheriff pleaded guilty to stealing property that had been recovered in criminal cases.

Tuscumbia splits with Glasgow

In Class 1 sectionals

STURGEON — Tuscumbia and Glasgow split a boys-girls Class 1 sectional doubleheader Tuesday night.

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United States running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

The U.S. has so much crude it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

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Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Tough night for Lincoln women

Lose to Missouri Western in MIAA Tournament

ST. JOSEPH — The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped an 80-56 decision Tuesday night to the Missouri Western Griffons in the opening round of the MIAA Postseason Tournament.

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Few questions about Royals roster this spring

After winning American League title

SURPRISE, Ariz. — For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.


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