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Columbia businessman pleads not guilty in arson case

Police say a Columbia businessman charged with paying a man to set fire to a trailer hid in the attic of his home for hours before surrendering.

Commission chastised for covering Jesus symbol on memorial

The Boone County Commission is being urged to overturn a decision to cover a Christian symbol on a monument to Columbia-area soldiers who died in Operation Desert Storm.

Flash flood warnings issued for several counties

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for several central Missouri counties for the overnight hours.

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Bagnell Dam opens 11 floodgates

Osage River expected to swell

At 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Ameren reported it had increased the output of its floodgates at Bagnell Dam into the Osage River from 70,000 cubic feet per second to 72,000.

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Beetem hears Dixon argument to keep his law officer’s certificate

One year to the day after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge, Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon was back in court in Jefferson City on Wednesday in a battle to keep his Missouri law officer’s certification.

Jefferson City man dies in Cole County wreck

A Jefferson City man died Tuesday night from injuries he received in a one-vehicle crash in rural Cole County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports Jude A. Koenigsfeld, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Photos lost in ‘93 flood found, given back to owner

‘It’s a miracle’

Patty Green thought she lost everything in the Flood of 1993. However, on Tuesday, she was reunited with memories of her daughter and granddaughter through photos she never thought she’d see again.

911 gets summer upgrade

Cole County Commission agrees to pay part of cost

The replacement of the 911 phone system for Jefferson City and Cole County will take place sometime this summer. On Tuesday, the Cole County Commission agreed to help to pay the cost of the upgrades.

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Breckenridge takes over as state chief justice

Today is Patricia Breckenridge’s first day as the Missouri Supreme Court’s chief justice. Gov. Matt Blunt named her to the Supreme Court in 2007.

Cole County Commission advances plan for website

Although a final decision on whether they will spend the money to do it has yet to be made, Cole County commissioners have decided to move forward with trying to upgrade the county’s website.

Beetem rules for state Senate in committee complaints

The Missouri Senate can prohibit groups from recording Senate committee meetings because the state Constitution’s authorization for the body to create its own rules supersedes the state’s open meeting laws, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled Tuesday.

Camdenton man sentenced for dealing millions in K2

A Camdenton man was sentenced in federal court Monday for a mail fraud scheme that involved the distribution of more than $1.2 million in synthetic marijuana, commonly known as K2, from a head shop in Lebanon.

JC man faces local charges after chase

A Jefferson City man already charged in Callaway County in connection with a high-speed chase with authorities Sunday night is facing more charges in that same case in Cole County.

Fulton woman charged with smuggling drugs into Algoa prison

The Cole County prosecutor has charged a Fulton woman with bringing methamphetamine into the Algoa Correctional Center.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures

Missouri's Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms.

MSP on hold

OA wants to review prison’s nomination to national register

The nomination, approved by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, for the Missouri State Penitentiary to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places was removed from the state’s approving agency’s agenda in May.

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If your yard looks bad, you're not alone

Lawn fungus causing brown patches in green expanses

Rain and temperatures are making it “party time” for the fungus that causes brown patch.

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City seeks input on CDBG funds

Jefferson City officials are inviting public comment on how to spend the 2016 Community Development Block Grant funds.

Missourians generally applaud EPA ruling

Missouri was one of 21 states that joined Michigan in suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency over its “toxic emissions” regulations.

Tornado hits in Callaway County

Scattered debris near New Bloomfield as unrelenting rain leads to more floods in Midwest

A tornado touched down briefly three miles north-northeast of New Bloomfield on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.