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Callaway County drowning linked to alcohol

The death of a 55-year-old man in a lake south of Holts Summit has been ruled an accidental drowning. Mark Wenkel's body was found Feb. 10.

Columbia files notice of appeal in fired officer case

Columbia has announced plans to appeal a judge's ruling reversing the firing of a former police officer.

Fulton man arrested following car chase Friday night

Deputies pursue vehicle after responding to shots fired call

A Fulton man was arrested Friday night following a car chase, according to a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office press release.

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REALL simulator for real students

Children were admittedly scared, confused and stressed Friday at the Reality Enrichment and Life Lessons (REALL) simulator at St. Peter Interparish School.

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Would-be mayors suggest how to improve Jefferson City

Ten winners strode to the stage to receive a medal, a hasty high-five and a board game amidst raucous applause from their classmates.

Liquor licenses suspended for 2 Jefferson City stores

Police found both sold alcohol to a minor

JC woman charged after Thursday high-speed chase

A Jefferson City woman was released Friday after posting a $25,000 bond, following the filing of formal charges in a case that included a high-speed chase along parts of U.S. 54 in Miller and Cole counties.

Stover man pleads guilty in 2012 double homicide

Sentencing hearing set for May 5

Many University of Missouri administrators accept buyouts

Almost half of eligible academic administrators at the University of Missouri have accepted voluntary buyouts.

Rival resumes campaign after Missouri auditor’s suicide

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign Friday after taking a month-long hiatus because of the suicide of Republican rival Tom Schweich, and she pledged her consultants would no longer be involved in the type of negative attacks that had targeted Schweich.

Michael Barrett named state public defender

Michael Barrett, of Columbia, will be Missouri’s next state public defender, Doug Copeland, Public Defender Commission chairman, announced Friday.

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Snow forecast for Mid-Missouri

Cold conditions are expected through Saturday with another chance for snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Driver arrested after hitting pedestrian in Cole Co.

A driver from Alabama was arrested after hitting a pedestrian Thursday night on Frog Hollow Road, just outside Jefferson City.

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Long chase ends in Jefferson City

Lone woman arrested as officers stop vehicle for Kansas

A woman driving a car thought to be involved in a Kansas home invasion was arrested as she headed into Jefferson City Thursday afternoon.

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Westboro protesters back in Mid-Missouri

Four local churches targeted; members urged to ignore pickets

For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is a day to remember that day nearly 2,000 years ago when Jesus entered Jerusalem, cheered by palm-waving crowds.

Man injured after falling from balcony in Jefferson City

A man was injured seriously early Friday when he reportedly fell through a railing on a third-story balcony in Jefferson City.

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Former lawmaker has ‘good attitude’ about cancer

Carl Vogel thought he had flu before going to hospital

Jefferson City businessman and former state lawmaker Carl Vogel said Thursday he’s got “a good attitude” about his now three-week battle with pancreatic cancer.

Columbia College may split into schools

The Columbia College Board of Trustees will vote in April on a proposal to split the college into separate schools.

JC man sentenced on fraud charges

Soldier falsely accepted donations for ‘Wounded Warrior Project’

A Jefferson City man was recently sentenced to serve prison time for fraudulently soliciting donations to the “Wounded Warrior Project.”

Carl Vogel has 'good attitude' about cancer

Vogel, 60, is undergoing chemotherapy and has 'confidence' in his doctors

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