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Boone County authorities looking for suspect after chase

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is seeking a man who fled the scene of a crash following a police chase.

Christmas trees headed to Governor's Mansion

The Governor's Mansion is about to look a little more festive.

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Thursday hours, online shopping dilute Black Friday

A gray Black Friday

On the rainy mid-morning of Black Friday, you didn’t see Jefferson City shoppers shoving each other out of the way in a frenzy to get the best deals.

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Literacy program evolves in middle schools

JC partnership with ABLE Learning Center sees 88 percent of students improve

Entering middle school is already a tough transition without the struggle of a reading disability.

Looking to bridge the gap

A historic bridge at Sinking Creek in Shannon County is the latest in the effort to save the architectural features no longer able to serve their original purpose.

Jefferson City man gets nine years in chase case

A Jefferson City man was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a pursuit with authorities in southern Cole County in September.

Missouri minority students suspended at disproportionate rate

Stephen Shamburger spends his days trying to connect.

MU regains library science program accreditation

A library science program at the University of Missouri has regained accreditation.

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Shoppers line up early on Thanksgiving for best deals

Deals vs. meals

The tradition of going to stores and getting the early special deals was alive and well at many locations Thursday night in Jefferson City.

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Jefferson City church serves Thanksgiving to public servants

Serving those who serve

Heat from the stoves, boiling water and volunteers scurrying filled the kitchen inside Bible Baptist Church on Thursday.

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Chromebooks help California teachers engage students

1:1 classrooms

Before California Middle School seventh-graders Lauren Spillars and Megan VanLoo grabbed electrified wires during a hands-on science lab, they used the classroom’s 1:1 Chromebooks to create a virtual electric circuit.

Housing Authority selects new executive director

Quetsch to start Jan. 1, Pollock to aid transition

The Jefferson City Housing Authority has hired a new executive director. Cynthia Quetsch has been selected to replace outgoing director Allen Pollock, who is retiring at the end of February after nearly 30 years as director.

Osage City man pleads to lesser charge

An Osage City man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charged in connection with an incident that occurred in that community in April.

Drug bust ends in JC man's arrest

A Jefferson City man is facing multiple charges after a drug bust by the MUSTANG Drug Task Force.

190K deer killed in Missouri firearms season's first phase

Missouri hunters are killing more deer after restrictions were lifted in some areas to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease.

5 tons of turkey, 2K pies served at Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood has dished out more than 5 tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Arrests for drunken boating plummet on Missouri waterways

Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol in 2011.

Lane closures planned for U.S. 50 in Osage County

Contractors working for MoDOT will make pavement repairs along U.S.50 in Osage County, beginning Monday

Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely

A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them.

Contract for courthouse windows awarded

The Cole County Commission has awarded a contract to replace windows at the Cole County Courthouse and the County Annex.