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Local Catholic teachers, students reflect on March for Life

Published Jan. 19 2019

At least 80 Jefferson City Catholic students, teachers and parents participated in the 2019 March for Life on Friday, Jan....

Officials: Prison merger to improve pay, safety

Published Jan. 19 2019

Gov. Mike Parson and Anne Precythe, director of the Department of Corrections, discuss proposal to merge two facilities.

Water main issue leads to early Osage County school dismissal

Published Jan. 18 2019

Osage County R-3 dismissed early Friday at 1 p.m. due to a water main issue.

Shutdown prompts Missouri to issue food stamps early

Published Jan. 18 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missourians will get February food stamps early because of the federal government shutdown.

Police look for tie between killing of activist, another man

Published Jan. 18 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a Missouri man who implied on social media last month...

Student arrested after threats made against North Callaway High School

Published Jan. 18 2019

A juvenile was arrested Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, after a threat against North Callaway High School students was reported to...

Mid-Missouri road crews preparing for sizable weather event

Published Jan. 18 2019

Jefferson City and Cole County road crews prepare for ice-snow forecast; Salvation Army expecting to be at full capacity

Parson reorganizes Economic Development, narrows focus

Published Jan. 18 2019

Gov. Parson reduces size of Economic Development Department in order to narrow its focus and create a stronger workforce.

The Food Bank's mobile pantry feeding thousands in Russellville

Published Jan. 17 2019

Mobile food pantry feeding thousands in areaOn a windy day in January, volunteers quickly exited their vehicles when the...

Fulton woman gets prison time in sex abuse case

Published Jan. 17 2019

A Fulton woman has been sentenced to prison in connection with a sex abuse investigation in Callaway County.

St. Martins to expand Niekamp Park

Published Jan. 17 2019

St. Martins is getting more park land that city officials feel will benefit future generations of residents.

Former Callaway County collector seeks low sentence

Published Jan. 17 2019

FULTON, Mo. — Former Callaway County Collector Pamela Oestreich told the court Friday her gambling addiction led to her confessed...

Gov. Parson proposes 3 percent pay raise for all Missouri's state employees

Published Jan. 17 2019

Gov. Mike Parson is asking lawmakers to approve a three percent, across the board, pay raise for all of Missouri's...

Man killed by St. Louis police was suspect in Jefferson City shooting

Published Jan. 16 2019

The man killed after allegedly shooting at St. Louis detectives was facing charges for shooting a woman in Jefferson...

Kohl's theft ends in vehicle pursuit, arrest

Published Jan. 16 2019

Two people were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after allegedly stealing items from a Jefferson City store, then leading authorities...

Deer season ends with total harvest over 290,000 statewide

Published Jan. 16 2019

Missouri's 2018-19 deer-hunting season ended Tuesday with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total of 290,339 deer killed...

University of Missouri to reopen residence halls early

Published Jan. 16 2019

The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia will reopen its residence halls one day earlier than planned so students...

Area school board races draw over 20 candidates

Published Jan. 16 2019

Twenty-one people have filed as candidates in school board races around the Jefferson City area.

School and weather-related announcements for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Published Jan. 16 2019

The following are Mid-Missouri school and weather-related announcements for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

Stormwater, sales tax issues added to New Bloomfield ballot

Published Jan. 16 2019

New Bloomfield City Council members voted Monday to place two issues on the April ballot.

Caregiver pleads not guilty in 4-year-old Jefferson City boy's death

Published Jan. 15 2019

A Jefferson City woman accused of causing a 4-year-old child's death pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Cole County Judge Jon...

Cole County prosecutor's office ordered to pay $36,000 for open records violation

Published Jan. 15 2019

The Missouri court of appeals in Kansas City on Tuesday upheld Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce's October 2017 finding...

Missouri lawmakers try to limit public access to records

Published Jan. 15 2019

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives on Tuesday changed a rule to allow them to keep some personal information...