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Rotary Club donates to two charities

Jefferson City Breakfast Rotary Club collected 2,515 pounds of food and raised $1,000 in cash at the food drive held to benefit Samaritan Center.

More drownings this year in Missouri than all of last year

Flooded roads and waterways with stronger, faster currents have contributed to more drownings in Missouri’s waterways so far this year than in all of last year, according to Missouri Highway Patrol officials.

Former news anchor to run for secretary of state

Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith announced Sunday that she’s running as a Democrat for secretary of state.

3 teens, JC woman killed in head-on accident on US 54

Four peope were killed in a wrong-way wreck near Holts Summit Saturday night just before midnight.

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No FBI cold-case inquiry for missing civil rights pioneer

Descendants of a man who vanished after winning a historic legal fight to become the first black student at the University of Missouri's law school had hoped an FBI cold-case initiative focusing on possible racially motivated deaths from the civil rights era would unearth clues about his disappearance.

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Mayor’s budget includes leasing police vehicles instead of outright purchase

Mayor Carrie Tergin’s draft 2016 budget includes a number of changes from the 2015 budget, but one that may prove to be a point of debate in ongoing budget discussion is the leasing of six police vehicles and one command vehicle for the Fire Department.

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Jaycees wrap up ‘fantastic’ fair

Hard numbers won’t be known for a few days, but officials with the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair believe they’ll end up with between 15,000-25,000 people attending this year’s fair.

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Confederate flag rally travels from Fulton to Jefferson City

Preserving history or promoting hate?

Proudly displaying the rebel battle flag, more than a dozen people participated in a rally Saturday for the Confederate flag that went from Fulton to Jefferson City.

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Veterans help veterans with weekend garage sale

Veterans and their loved ones came together for six hours Saturday to hold a garage sale benefiting two military families in need.

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Vintage jet fighter lands at military museum

The Museum of Missouri Military History got a surprise Friday. Two flatbed trailers delivered both the fuselage and the wing of the camouflage-painted F-4 Phantom II Rose’s Gang.

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Transporting history one piece at a time

When Grayson Wells went to work with his father Friday morning, his office was the cab of a semi-truck and the 11-year-old was responsible for watching out the rear view mirrors to ensure their cargo — an F-4 Phantom II fighter jet — traveled safely to the Museum of Missouri Military History.

Youth share drug-free message with song, dance

Jefferson City area fifth-graders took time out of their summer vacation to sing, dance and act during a camp all about promoting a drug-free lifestyle.

Pink sheets detail unfunded budget requests from city staff

The Jefferson City Council is continuing its work on the draft 2016 budget knowing not everything will make it into the final budget, but there are already a large number of requests that didn’t make it into the mayor’s draft budget.

Mayor’s proposal features some significant funding changes

The mayor’s roughly $30 million general fund draft Jefferson City budget includes a number of changes from the current fiscal year, including purchasing or leasing new police vehicles and funding the fire training officer position.

Draft budget forecasts changes for enterprise funds

Outside of the general fund budget, Jefferson City also has several enterprise funds, which are self-sustaining funds kept separate from the general fund.

Hy-Vee extends ‘helpful smiles’ to home delivery, in-store clinic

Hy-Vee in Jefferson City began offering free same-day delivery or in-store pickup for $100 online shopping orders over the last couple of weeks.

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Metro Business College marks 30 years in Jefferson City

Metro Business College began its first semester in Jefferson City 30 years ago in August 1985.

Building permits issued in July 2015

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 45 building permits during July 2015.

Stone Hill wins 48 awards at Missouri wine competition

Stone Hill Winery in Hermann had another successful competition bringing home seven out of 12 Best of Class Awards at the 2015 Missouri Wine Competition.

University of Missouri discounts some online tuition costs

The University of Missouri says it will give a 10 percent tuition discount to Missouri students enrolled in a full degree program online.