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JCPS: All smooth on first day of school

Published Aug. 17 2018

Jefferson City Public Schools reported late Thursday afternoon that the first day of school went smoothly, despite renovations underway at...

Agreement on Holts Summit library 'likely'

Published Aug. 17 2018

The plans for bringing a library to Holts Summit took a big step forward Thursday night after the Daniel Boone...

Invasive, tree-killing pest found in Cole, Callaway counties

Published Aug. 16 2018

Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation, in conjunction with the Missouri and U.S. departments of agriculture, have confirmed the...

Rain in forecast as drought conditions worsen

Published Aug. 16 2018

Spotty showers across Mid-Missouri over the past week helped alleviate drought conditions in some places, but drought conditions still worsened...

Trial in 1984 Eldon teenager's death moved to new county

Published Aug. 16 2018

The trial of a 59-year-old man facing a capital murder charge in the 1984 death of a Missouri teenager has...

SSM Health in negotiations to transfer ownership of St. Mary's Hospital to MU Health

Published Aug. 16 2018

SSM Health, which owns St. Mary's Hospital, has announced they are in exclusive discussions with University of Missouri Health Care...

BlackGrits breaks Billboard charts with 'Paradox 88'

Published Aug. 16 2018

Marco Patterson has worked hard the last several years building awareness of independent musicians in Jefferson City.

Fulton considers rezoning requests

Published Aug. 16 2018

After approval from Fulton's planning and zoning department, two rezoning proposals are progressing through the City Council.

South Callaway school resource officer named

Published Aug. 16 2018

MOKANE — Deputy Josh Anderson of the Callaway County Sheriff's Office just had his first day of school.

MRRL speaker warns of accelerating climate crisis

Published Aug. 16 2018

A man who studied the climate crisis with Nobel Prize laureates in Mexico City spoke Tuesday about his experiences at...

State Dental Board regulates opioid prescriptions

Published Aug. 16 2018

Because they often treat acute pain with prescription opioids, dentists are at the front line of the opioid crisis, Missouri...

Area man pleads guilty to threatening parole officer

Published Aug. 16 2018

A Freeburg man pleaded guilty to making threats about his probation officer in March.Cole County Judge Dan Green sentenced Richard...

Two plead guilty in August burglaries

Published Aug. 16 2018

Two people have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with business burglaries that occurred in August 2017 in Cole County.

Jury: DOC not guilty in discrimination case

Published Aug. 16 2018

A Cole County jury found the Missouri Department of Corrections was not guilty of discrimination claims filed by a case...

Artist, musician returns to share talent with hometown

Published Aug. 16 2018

Coming from a family of musicians, Keli Schaefer didn't delve into her calling as an artist until adulthood.

Cole County sees increase in sales tax revenue

Published Aug. 16 2018

Cole County's half-cent capital improvement sales tax revenue is up 13 percent for August 2018 over the same month last...

Westphalia ATV run set for Sunday

Published Aug. 16 2018

With a casual trail running over back roads and cutting through the countryside, the Westphalia Lions Club ATV Run has...

Safety net for life: Local group, students contribute to climate change-themed art project

Published Aug. 16 2018

Falcons don't normally need parachutes to soar, but Rashelle Murillo hopes the peregrine she painted on a chute that's destined...

Health center receives recognition, revenue on day of ribbon-cutting

Published Aug. 16 2018

The Community Health Center of Central Missouri was named one of the top three performing health centers in the state...

Jury: Corrections owes $113 million to officers

Published Aug. 15 2018

The Missouri Department of Corrections owes millions of dollars in unpaid compensation and overtime compensation to corrections officers statewide, a...

Several hurt in 3-semi accident on I-70

Published Aug. 15 2018

Ramy Salinas of Tampa, Florida, was sitting in front of his hotel room about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday when he heard...

4 charged for trespassing on school roof

Published Aug. 15 2018

Four men have been charged with trespassing on the roof of St. Francis Xavier School in Taos.Cody Alexander, 19, of...

Blair Oaks' school board OKs tax increase

Published Aug. 15 2018

Residents who live within the taxing authority of the Blair Oaks R-2 school district will see their taxes increase at...