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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.

Accountant plans to seek school board seat

With filing a few weeks away, one candidate for the Jefferson City Public School Board has thrown her hat in the ring.

Plan to move veterans memorial with 'Jesus fish' to continue

Officials say they will continue with their plan to move a veterans memorial that bears a covered ichthus, or "Jesus fish," from the Boone County Courthouse grounds.

Missouri Alumni Association to revive Black Alumni Network

The University of Missouri Alumni Association is responding to requests and forming a Black Alumni Network.

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Practice caution when deep-frying turkeys

The Jefferson City Fire Department held a demonstration Wednesday showing both the right and wrong ways to deep-fry a turkey.

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Local non-profit provides Jefferson City woman with new set of wheels

Briana Gray recently turned in her two weeks notice to her employer. The 25-year-old mother of two has been working for First Student as a bus driver, transporting students at Jefferson City High School and Simonsen Ninth Grade Center in Bus 77. Though working in transportation, she had none of her own.

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Small Business Saturday keeps growing

Small Business Saturday — the local, annual effort to encourage holiday gift-givers to shop at small, independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — packs a participation of 31 Jefferson City area business this year, up from last year’s 22 participating businesses.

Students for Planned Parenthood frustrated by Mizzou leader

Some University of Missouri students are expressing frustration with the campus chancellor after a Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic stopped performing abortions.

Russellville man treated for serious injuries after accident

A Russellville man was treated for serious injuries after a one vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Cole County.