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Man suspected of firing at trooper dies during traffic stop

Published Jan. 19 2017

A Missouri man who was fatally shot during a traffic stop was accused of exchanging gunfire with a state trooper...

Mid-Mo Ambulance board updated on base

Published Jan. 19 2017

Work in progress on the new California Mid-Mo Ambulance base was discussed by the Board of Directors at its Jan....

Greitens appoints new DNR head

Published Jan. 19 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens announced Wednesday that Carol Comer will head Missouri's Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

LU modifies policy allowing faculty terminations

Published Jan. 19 2017

Lincoln University curators have approved a modified policy for "termination of tenure due to discontinuation" of an academic program or...

Missouri bills seek to address transgender restroom debate

Published Jan. 19 2017

Amid national debates about the access transgender people have to public facilities like restrooms, locker rooms and showers — in...

St. Joseph man charged in Jefferson City carjacking

Published Jan. 19 2017

A St. Joseph man has been charged in a carjacking that took place Saturday in Jefferson City.

Aaron Fisher seeks dismissal of assault case

Published Jan. 19 2017

Defense attorney Kimberly Kollmeyer filed three motions Tuesday to dismiss the case against Aaron Fisher, who now faces a felony...

Mayor to attend inauguration

Published Jan. 19 2017

At precisely 9:24 a.m. Friday, the Missouri State University Chorale will be performing at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump...

Downtown Jefferson City briefly goes dark

Published Jan. 19 2017

An insulator failing on an electrical line caused power to flicker for a few seconds at downtown Jefferson City businesses...

Math, science will shine bright at South Callaway Elementary

Published Jan. 19 2017

Children's love of science should start young. That's the philosophy behind South Callaway Elementary's STEM Family Fun Night planned...

Callaway Chamber hit by website woes

Published Jan. 19 2017

If you have attempted to communicate with the Callaway Chamber of Commerce in the last few days, you may have...

Town hall shines in Kingdom City

Published Jan. 19 2017

The new look at Kingdom City's town hall is rooted in a familiar source.

A firm believer: Community leader holds true to his passion

Published Jan. 19 2017

The walls of Mike Westerfield's office at William Woods University are dotted with framed photographs of Westerfield with his family...

Callaway Crime Stoppers boost rewards

Published Jan. 19 2017

The Callaway County chapter of Crime Stoppers has established new guidelines for payouts on tips received leading to an arrest....

Woman's body found in ditch in Phelps County

Published Jan. 18 2017

Authorities in south-central Missouri are investigating after a woman's body was found in a ditch along a county road.

Can you spell 'winning'?

Published Jan. 18 2017

South Callaway R-2's spelling bee champion almost chose to not compete at all, but now she's heading to Columbia in...

Sister remembers brother as having 'great heart'

Published Jan. 18 2017

A Fulton man who was struck by a vehicle while cycling in Florida last week has died there.

Crown Jewel of Fastlane

Published Jan. 18 2017

The FastLane in the "McStop" area of Kingdom City south of Interstate 70 is receiving much more than a face-lift.

Filing ends with races for school boards, 2 council seats

Published Jan. 18 2017

Only two contested races will be on the April 4 ballot for city offices in Jefferson City.

Food distributor PFSbrands sold to employees

Published Jan. 18 2017

Local distributing giant PFSbrands is now in the hands of its employees, thanks to a new employee stock ownership...

Area boy killed in farm accident

Published Jan. 18 2017

A 9-year-old boy from Eugene was killed Tuesday afternoon in a farming accident in Miller County.

County warns nonprofits of funding cuts

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Cole County Commission made it known to nonprofit agencies last year they may not get money from the county...

LU, State Tech assess withholding impacts

Published Jan. 18 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens' announcement of budget withholdings will cost Lincoln University more than $1.4 million and will impact State Technical...