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Police identify woman's body found in Holts Summit

Holts Summit Police Department still seeking clues, suspect in homicide investigation

Jessica Murafetis, 44, of Chilhowee, Mo., (rural Johnson County) has been identified as the woman found deceased in Holts Summit earlier today.

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Missouri executes man for jeweler's 1991 death

A Missouri man has been executed for fatally shooting a jeweler during a 1991 robbery, marking the state's third lethal injection in as many months.

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Supreme Court orders stay of Missouri execution

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls on Tuesday night.

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Jefferson City hires new city administrator

The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved the hire of Steve Crowell as the new city administrator in a closed session Tuesday night.

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State of the State: Gov. Nixon proposes increased education funding

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon proposed a nearly half-billion-dollar spending surge for public education Tuesday as he urged lawmakers to harness the revenues generated by an improving economy to make up for years of funding shortfalls for schools.

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Nixon proposes 3 percent pay raise for state workers

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing to spend $37.1 million to boost wages for state government workers. The governor's budget proposal was released Tuesday.

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Seahawks rally, beat 49ers 23-17 for NFC title

The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense — and the 12th Man — to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl.

Man surrenders to police after standoff

Jefferson City police on Thursday evening surrounded a residential building where a man reportedly had fired gunshots and refused to come out. He eventually surrendered without incident.

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Jury returns verdict in Holts Summit murder trial

Sandra Plunkett found guilty of murder in the death of her husband, former Jefferson City police officer Paul Plunkett

After three hours of deliberation, the jury found Sandra Plunkett guilty of murder in the first degree Friday afternoon. They also delivered a guilty verdict on charges of armed criminal action.

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Defense rests in Sandra Plunkett trial, closing arguments begin tomorrow

Callaway County Court resumes Friday in murder case against Holts Summit woman

Defense called Sandra Plunkett, the 40-year-old Holts Summit woman accused of killing her husband, today in court. She told her side of the story from the day of her husband's death and what led up to it.

School closings, weather announcements for Jan. 5-6, 2014

Among schools closed Monday: Blair Oaks, California R-1, Columbia, Eugene, Father Tolton, Helias High, High Point, Iberia, Jefferson City Public, New Bloomfield, No. Callaway, So. Callaway, Tuscumbia and St. Elizabeth and others.

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Authorities search river for missing man

Authorities responded around 4:43 p.m. Thursday to a report that a man may have jumped off the Missouri River bridge in Jefferson City. The investigation continues.

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Missouri executes man for 1994 good Samaritan death

Missouri executed Allen Nicklasson on Wednesday night for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car stalled on I-70 near Kingdom City in 1994.

Mid-Missouri legislator: Nixon’s plan may be unconstitutional

Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposal to issue state bonds to fund a new $211 million psychiatric facility may be unconstitutional because it avoids a public vote, according to an area legislator.

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Forecaster: JC area on fringe of winter storm

Agencies offer storm-safety tips

A band of sleet and freezing rain is currently hitting southern parts of the state, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.