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MSP demolition nears completion

More than 20 structures deemed blighted have been demolished on the site of the old Missouri State Penitentiary.

Local public defenders: Study’s findings of overworked staff true

Despite past efforts to reduce the workload of public defenders, representatives of the local office in Jefferson City say they remain at a level of service that keeps them from giving their clients the proper attention they need.

Two charged after Osage County drug busts

Two people have been charged after drug busts this week in Osage County.

State to ask for lower air permit fee increase

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Air Pollution Control Program, which enforces the federal Clean Air Act in the state, could be insolvent by late 2016 after a proposal to raise permit and emission fees fell apart, state officials said.

New Bloomfield Board of Education sets tax levy

The New Bloomfield R-III Board of Education set the tax levy to $4.3903 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Of that $4.3903 total, $3.0451 is for the operating tax levy and $1.3452 is for the debt service levy.

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City, county discuss Stadium Drive project

Jefferson City and Cole County officials are planning the next big project for the area, designed to address traffic congestion at U.S. 54 and Stadium Boulevard.

Federal charges filed in New Bloomfield drug bust

Jeremy Traxler — a man arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges — is in federal custody and awaiting trial.

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St. John’s Lutheran marks several milestones Sunday

A noble building in a tiny community holds strong traditions and a valued history.

Cause of fatal fire ruled accidental

Authorities have listed the cause of Wednesday’s house fire that killed a Centertown man as accidental.

Jamestown man dies after being thrown from ATV in crash

A Jamestown man died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Moniteau County.

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Cheatum gets 40 years in JC man’s death

Columbia resident Domionte “Racks” Cheatum was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison in the fatal shooting of Jefferson City resident Anthony Unger.

Debate over Callaway County fire communications upgrade

After two hours of debate, Callaway County Commission and representatives of all seven county fire districts could not agree on how an upgrade to their communications system should be funded.

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Goal Lines, your Mid-Missouri football guide

Area teams' season openers previewed this week

This week's issue of Goal Lines features football season previews of Jefferson City, Helias, Blair Oaks, California, Tipton, Fulton, South Callaway, North Callaway, Eldon, School of the Osage, Versailles, Camdenton and Southern Boone.

Service agencies network on issues for disabled

Representatives from multiple businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Jefferson City area met at the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) to rub elbows and share pastries on Wednesday morning.

Supreme Court declines to hear assessor’s appeal

Missouri’s Supreme Court this week declined to hear Cole County Assessor Chris Estes’ appeal in his legal battle with the County Commission over its use of the “assessment fund.”

JC man sentenced to 7 years on sex charges

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for pleading guilty to having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 14.

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Missouri River Regional Library board names new director

Claudia Schoonover is the new director of the Missouri River Regional Library.

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Witness to Ferguson shooting wanted on JC warrant

Former LU student accused of stealing

A St. Louis man who said he was with Michael Brown when Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 in Ferguson is a former Lincoln University student who is wanted on a misdemeanor stealing charge in Jefferson City.

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Praying for peace in Ferguson

Jefferson City area residents show support

Several area residents gathered at Second Baptist Church in Jefferson City on Wednesday during a prayer vigil for the community of Ferguson.

Man gets 4 years in storage unit thefts

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with stolen property cases in the Apache Flats area earlier this year.