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School districts evaluate graduation rates

Published May. 27 2018

As another year's high school graduation season draws to a close, so do the books on school districts' graduation statistics.

Disbursement error leads to tiff over TIF

Published May. 27 2018

For the last eight years, property tax dollars from two Fulton properties meant to go toward repaying a tax increment...

Area grad to catch flight to future as Air Force officer

Published May. 27 2018

Paige Luebbering will make money off going to college while she's there, but it's way more complicated than that— with...

Local Early Head Start programs in jeopardy

Published May. 27 2018

An early learning program serving low-income families has lost its state funding for Mid-Missouri programming, potentially dissolving the child care...

Greitens team continues to demand cross-examination

Published May. 27 2018

On Tuesday morning, the House special committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens' legal situation will begin the second full week of...

Right to work on August ballot

Published May. 26 2018

Gov. Eric Greitens signed a bill Thursday which moves the date of the state's right-to-work referendum to the Aug.

MSP land contract to close July 1

Published May. 26 2018

A land-conveyance contract between Jefferson City and the state of Missouri will close July 1, city officials said Friday during...

Lorraine Adkins to be memorialized

Published May. 26 2018

After her death last year, friends and colleagues of Lorraine Adkins considered how best to remember her.

New Bloomfield board chooses new mayor

Published May. 26 2018

NEW BLOOMFIELD — New Bloomfield's new mayor may sound familiar to the town's long-time residents.

Moniteau County bank sues former president, COO

Published May. 25 2018

A California bank has sued a father and daughter who served as its president and chief operating officer.

Cole R-1 board reviews drug-testing policy

Published May. 25 2018

The Cole R-1 Board of Education received the district's proposed drug testing policy at Thursday's meeting at Russellville High School.

Ordinance gives Fulton new way to remove dangerous buildings

Published May. 25 2018

After a lengthy process, Fulton now has a new "environmental" ordinance that will give city officials more teeth in ridding...

Business 54 in Fulton to undergo 5-month revamp

Published May. 25 2018

State contractors will begin a project July 9 to create a new U.S. Business 54 in Callaway County. This ribbon...

High school equivalency grads celebrate their achievement

Published May. 25 2018

There are lots of graduation ceremonies this time of year, and members of the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy program's...

MADD urges drivers to stay sober, safe over summer

Published May. 25 2018

With Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, community members on Thursday reminded people around Mid-Missouri to drive...

Holts Summit OKs agreement to expand police coverage

Published May. 25 2018

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Thursday giving Mayor Landon Oxley permission to authorize the Holts...

Photo Gallery: 2018 Chamber BBQ

Published May. 24 2018

Mid-Missouri residents enjoyed food and socializing at the annual barbecue hosted by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce on...

Variety of local events planned for Memorial Day

Published May. 24 2018

The Jefferson City Veterans Council on Monday will honor about 150 Mid-Missouri veterans who have died over the past year.

Beetem hears House special committee subpoenas case

Published May. 24 2018

After a nearly hour-long hearing Wednesday morning, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem is considering how to rule on the...

Miller County's swinging bridge: historic treasure, fiscal burden

Published May. 24 2018

While tourists frequent the Lake of the Ozarks area during the summer, using the roads and bridges, flooding-prone Miller County...

Former California police chief charged with stealing, forgery

Published May. 23 2018

A former central Missouri police chief has been charged with purchasing weapons with city money and then pocketing the cash...

Hartsburg man injured in crash along US 63

Published May. 23 2018

A Hartsburg man man suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning after a collision between an SUV and pickup truck in Boone...

Brumley man seriously injured in Miller County crash

Published May. 23 2018

A Brumley man was seriously injured in a crash Tuesday in Miller County that sent a pickup truck airborne.