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Jefferson City Area Local News

JC man arrested after shooting incident

A Jefferson City man is facing several charges after shooting at a car full of people, Wednesday afternoon.

Heavy turnout hears plan for schools

More than 100 participants came out Tuesday evening to learn more about a new 20-year master plan for the Jefferson City schools that has been in the works for more than a year.

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She has the drive, and now the car, too

A Jefferson City charity provided a way to make ends meet with the gift of an automobile to an aspiring neuroscientist Tuesday.

Russellville students celebrate different cultures

The Russellville High School Multicultural Club honored cultures around the world Monday as part of National Multicultural Day.

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iPads are more than a ‘substitute for paper and pencil’

Mary Van Orden, director of curriculum and instruction for South Callaway R-2 Schools, said the days of a teacher standing in front of the room lecturing while students take notes is gone. Students, she said, must be interactive.

Accident repairs close part of U.S. 50-West

Eastbound U.S. 50 will be a one-lane road at the Big Horn Drive interchange for at least two months, the state Transportation department said Tuesday afternoon.

Rain delays Missouri corn, soybean harvests

Rain cut into the number of days Missouri farmers could work in their fields last week, leaving the corn and soybean harvests behind schedule but putting the soil moisture supply in good shape.

Jefferson City police probe heroin overdose

Jefferson City police are continuing to investigate an apparent heroin-related death in Jefferson City on Tuesday.

JC man arrested for vehicle thefts

Shawnelle Yarborough, 21, Jefferson City, faces one felony charges and several misdemeanors after Jefferson City police arrested him for early Monday morning rash of vehicle thefts.

Columbia City Council axes marijuana measure

The Columbia City Council narrowly defeated a local attorney’s proposal to remove penalties for growing marijuana plants within city limits.

Critics: Search for education commissioner rushed

Some district-level Missouri school officials have criticized the state school board’s plan to quickly hire a new education commissioner, saying the board should first gather input on the position’s needs and conduct a national search for qualified candidates.

Parks, LU move forward on potential partnership

A potential partnership between the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Lincoln University is moving forward as both entities continue work on collaborative multipurpose building.

Illinois woman hurt in tri-level accident

An Illinois woman was treated at SSM Health-St. Mary’s Health Care Tuesday afternoon after she was hurt in a two-car collision on the tri-level interchange.

Two Lake area men hurt in accidents

A Camdenton man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:40 a.m. Monday on Missouri 5, south of Missouri 7 in Camden County.

Thefts from vehicles investigated

In the early morning hours of Monday, Jefferson City police responded to a series of theft from motor vehicle calls throughout the city

Meeting set for tonight on public schools' needs

The Jefferson City Public Schools' Long Range Facility Planning Committee is hosting a public information meeting tonight to present the group’s recommendations for a 20-year building plan.

Heroin overdose investigated

On Tuesday at just after 4 a.m., Jefferson City Police responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Sue Drive for a possible overdose. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the reporting person who claimed she found her daughter unresponsive in the bathroom.

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Protesters: Lawsuit could set dangerous precedent

More than 50 protesters gathered Monday outside the Cole County Courthouse to protest a plan to construct a 100-mile, 345,000-volt power transmission line in northeast Missouri.

Judge to rule against Ameren

A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators’ permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri.

Educator lays out case against Common Core

A professor of education reform addressed her concerns with Common Core standards to parent-teacher work groups and members of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core at the Capitol on Monday afternoon.