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Murder trial begins in Jefferson City

The trial of a Jefferson City man accused of an April 2015 murder in the Capital City started Wednesday.

Missouri Legislature passes photo ID requirement for voters

The Missouri Legislature has passed a requirement for voters to show photo identification.

Nixon vetoes Missouri legislation to cap school funding goal

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools.

Missouri House votes to override veto on public union dues

Two-thirds of the Missouri House has voted to change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Healthy Life: Soy for health

A wealth of conflicting reports seems to promote and then refute the use of soy and soy products for health. So what is the true story on soy?

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Dining Wild: This cup (plant) runneth over with flavor

You probably wouldn’t guess that this plant is edible when you first glimpse it in the spring, but some of the earliest tasty greens of the year come from young cup plants.

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Rockin’ the United Way

To the 1980s hit song, “Come On Eileen,” children walked in a mini-parade Tuesday wearing sunglasses and carrying blow-up guitars to help announce the United Way of Central Missouri’s 2016 campaign theme: Rockin’ the ’80s.

State appeals court upholds sheriff’s retirement fund charges

A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem correctly dismissed a lawsuit challenging a state requirement for municipal courts to collect a $3 fee for the sheriff’s retirement fund.

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Road opens for traffic after closure for 8 months

Work to repair the roadway slide on Lower Bottom Road in Cole County is nearly complete, and on Tuesday afternoon county public works officials announced the road was reopened for traffic.

Lack of funds leaves road unpaved

Landing Creek Road keeps getting rougher with truck traffic

Extending a pavement project might take place next year if the Cole County Commission and the County Public Works Department are able to find funds to do so.

Nuclear plant to be inspected

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a baseline inspection at the Callaway nuclear power plant’s Unit 1 from June 13-July 1, according to a letter from the commission that was forwarded to the Fulton Sun.

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Tale of first car told in book, screenplay

Local author to sign books Friday

Jefferson City’s Ed Neeley spent 16 years longing for a reunion with his first love, Chelsey. The pair had an untimely separation in Las Vegas back in 1995, when she was stolen.

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Giving books in a mother’s memory

Family donation is first chapter in Lawson book drive

Lawson Elementary School is in the process of buying roughly 85 new books for its first book drive after a local family started a fund in honor of their mother.

3 indicted in bus shooting

Three men charged in last month’s shooting where shots hit a Jefferson City school bus containing children have been indicted by the Cole County Grand Jury.

Holts Summit’s aldermen to meet

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. today.

Jefferson City woman gets 2 years for repeat DWIs

A Jefferson City woman, who was a repeat DWI offender, was sentenced to two years in prison after a Cole County jury found her guilty of DWI and assault on a law enforcement officer following a trial in February.

Elston man pleads guilty in burglary

An Elston man pleaded guilty in Cole County court to an amended charge in connection with a March 2015 burglary.

Federal jury convicts Columbia man of heroin distribution in Mid-Missouri

A Columbia man was convicted in federal court Tuesday of his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Columbia through his supplier in Jefferson City.

Missouri Supreme Court: no tax loophole for doughnut holes

Missouri Supreme Court judges have ruled against what some called a tax loophole for doughnut holes.

Despite deal, lawmakers predict voter ID fight to endure

The Legislature is poised to tighten Missouri's voter ID requirements, but lawmakers see the issue as far from settled.