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Gov. Nixon to call special session to fund Ferguson response

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to ongoing protests in Ferguson.

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Community celebrates Thanksgiving

Volunteers make sure holiday meals are available

For many residents of Jefferson City's Dulle and Hamilton Towers, Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to come together as a community. Residents, families and friends gathered Thursday morning for a full turkey meal provided by Audrey Kauffman and the Immaculate Conception Church.

Christmas time events begin in Mid-Missouri

Streets, churches and performance halls will be filled with the sights and sounds of the holiday season as the next few weeks draw closer to Christmas Day. The first weekend of Advent begins with the Downtown Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today on High Street.

Lebanon man charged in robbery, chase

A robbery suspect who officials say shot at his victim and then led authorities on a chase Monday in Cole and Callaway counties faces a total of 10 charges out of both counties.

Charge dismissed in murder case — again

For the second time a charge against a man authorities believed may have been involved in the murder of a Jefferson City man has been dismissed. Now a tampering with physical evidence charge against Adam Moore-Duncan, 25, Jefferson City, has been dismissed.

Shooting in Jefferson City nets 5 years in prison

A St. Louis man pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a shooting in the 700 block of Madison Street in November 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

JC man gets 7 years for home invasion

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with a home invasion in June 2013. Byron Davis, 20, of 300 W. Ashley St., pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and resisting arrest.

Jefferson City man on probation for child porn

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Gary Buettner, 59, is believed to have pornographic images of four young females.

Probation handed out for assaulting woman

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation for assaulting the mother of his child with a knife in April. James Ahhee, 43, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to burglary

A Jefferson City man pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree burglary and three counts of stealing for crimes dating to December 2013 and February of this year.

Nominees selected for Extension Council

Citizens of voting age in Cole County will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension, Cole County Council, in January.

Accident injures two

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle accident at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 54 at Route U in Camden County.

Patrol says suspect killed in Versailles while tussling with officers

Authorities say a suspect has been killed in a tussle with law enforcement officers in the Morgan County town of Versailles. Officers shot and killed 41-year-old Randall Roden in the altercation.

Shots fired investigation in JC

Jefferson City police are asking for help in finding who fired multiple shots that hit a building in a public housing area Thanksgiving morning.

Miller County gets poor rating during state audit

Presiding Commissioner responds to audit findings

The financial condition of Miller County is okay, despite the indications of the recently released Missouri State Audit, according to Miller County Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright.

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More invest in animal cruelty investigator training

Program coordinator: law enforcement enrollment increases

Lisa Dority told a group in Fulton that she didn’t expect animals to be such a large part of her life, but due to her involvement with the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School, educating others about animals has become her job.

Youth shares his blessings, makes donation

A Prairie Home fourth grader took action to meet the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) theme of “Sharing Our Blessings” by donating to the Cargill Cares Food Pantry recently.

Russellville School board approves child care program for January

A child care program before and after school will begin in January 2015 for the Cole County R-1 School District at Russellville.

Missouri 4-H Foundation launches gift challenge to support Youth Futures program

The Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees has announced a $250,000 matching gift challenge to support 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach, a successful long-term mentoring program that prepares underserved youths to succeed in college.

Audit: Missouri commission kept veterans in dark

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims, according to Auditor Tom Schweich's report released Wednesday.