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Drug and gun seizure in Callaway County

A Columbia man was taken into custody, Thursday, for drugs and gun violations after a traffic stop in Callaway County.

Jury finds Russellville man guilty of domestic assault

A Cole County jury found a Russellville man guilty this week of two counts of domestic assault.

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JC woman: State needs power to investigate child-on-child abuse

More than four years ago, Becky Wekenborg’s daughter came to her and reported that a boy was “sticking his hands down her pants and touching her inappropriately.”

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JCHS speech-debate team heads to state competition

Three ninth-graders qualified for the state competition when they competed last weekend at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) District Tournament at Parkway South High School.

County's quest for office space shifts to old St. Mary's building

Although nothing has been decided, talks continue about future space needs for Cole County government offices. On Wednesday, commissioners and elected officials discussed potential solutions.

Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies

While the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether premium health care insurance subsidies could be used in states that did not set up their own exchange, one Republican lawmaker told a Missouri Senate panel Wednesday the state should bar such subsidies on its own.

House endorses lawsuit caps for medical malpractice

The Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases against health care providers.

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Calvary seniors to direct one-act plays this weekend

Already a tradition at Calvary Lutheran High School, seniors have the option to direct at the spring One-Act Festival.

Kaiser woman gets probation for stealing car at gunpoint

A Kaiser woman, charged with forcibly stealing a vehicle in Cole County last September, has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to an amended charge.

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Kansas governor talks tax policy with Missouri lawmakers

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted his income tax policies Wednesday during a visit to Missouri's capital city, telling Republican legislators and business groups there that "the seeds of growth" are starting to sprout in his state despite a projected budget shortfall approaching $600 million.

Local man gets 3 years for gun charges

A Jefferson City man charged with discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle last May was sentenced to three years in prison.

Woman gets probation for dealing meth

A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to charges of distributing methamphetamine.

4 senators pitch idea of amending U.S Constitution

Four Missouri state senators think it’s time Congress calls a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.

Kaiser man injured in wreck

A Kaiser man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 54, west of Missouri 52 in Miller County.

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Thursday, March 5, 2015

Check this headline link for updates on Mid-Missouri weather-related cancellations and announcements for Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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Jefferson City mayoral candidates face off in forum

The six candidates for Jefferson City mayor squared off in their first forum Tuesday night, covering a range of issues from trash to the use of email.

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Russellville school adds care before, after classes

Russellville Elementary School added a before- and after-school care program this semester to provide a safe place for students to release energy or do homework between parent schedules and school hours.

SSM changes waiting room to living room for minor emergencies

St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City (SSM) is now one of four SSM medical facilities offering a way for emergency patients to skip the waiting room and remain at home until they can be seen.

Jefferson City man gets 5 years in prison

A Jefferson City man who was taken into custody following a drug raid last August has been sentenced to five years in prison.

State revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

Unemployment up slightly