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Two charged with kidnapping JC child

The mother and aunt of an 8-year-old child who was taken from a Jefferson City elementary school Thursday have been charged with parental kidnapping.

Lincoln raising room and board fees for students

Curators approve several changes, OK upgrades at buildings

Lincoln University students will pay more for room and board next year, curators voted Thursday.

LU honors outstanding students

LU presented 282 awards to students during the convocation, with some students winning several honors.

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Red, white and new: Varied paths lead to naturalization ceremony

Central Missouri is home to 30 newly minted citizens today, the result of a naturalization ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

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JC students learn the ropes while helping out

Thursday’s naturalization ceremony served as a real-world civics lesson for the Jefferson City students who attended.

Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints

A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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MAP-ping out a plan for Russellville students

Efforts of counselor Cherri Williams and Russellville elementary and middle school teachers paid off. MAP test scores are among the top in the Show-Me Conference.

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South Callaway alum set to make UFC debut on FOX

Anyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School probably wouldn’t recognize him as today's mixed martial arts fighter known as "The Spartan."

Crews to begin laying asphalt on Business 50 West

Cole County Public Works officials have announced that crews will be laying asphalt in the westbound lanes Monday.

Skating benefit slated for skating director

A Skate for Rachel benefit for Rachel Bruemmer is today at Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena.

Lawyers to defend Boone County in Ferguson case

A central Missouri county has hired four outside attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars.

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JCPD cancels advisory after girl found safe

8-year-old Eboni K. Coney-King has been located safe in the St. Louis area. An earlier Endangered Person Advisory for her has been canceled.

Tournament in search of catfish on Missouri River

Mid-Missouri hosts King Kat Tournament Trail

A professional catfish tournament will be casting into the Missouri River on Saturday.

Fake priest soliciting donations

The Diocese of Jefferson City has been notified by the Chief of Police of Salisbury, MO that a man purporting to be a Roman Catholic priest or monk, and claiming to have plans to build a convent or monastery, is soliciting money for donations.

Suspect identified in Eldon meth arrest

Christopher P. Whittle of Russellville was arrested Monday after police located 43 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.

New state education standards would be developed under legislation

Missouri lawmakers are beginning to coalesce around legislation to do away with the controversial Common Core standards, while also establishing a process to develop new state education standards.

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Senate panel eyes transportation sales tax idea

Missouri Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Mike Kehoe expects his committee this morning will endorse two proposed constitutional amendments to improve state funding for transportation improvements.

Shooting blamed on drug deal

Court documents say a drug deal led to Friday’s shooting on East Dunklin Street that left one man injured.

Three JC schools get new principals

Two retirements in the Jefferson City Public Schools recently led to a flurry of leadership changes for Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Simonsen 9th Grade Center and Jefferson City High School this week.

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First osteopath named to Missouri's hall

Andrew Taylor Still — the founder of osteopathic medicine — was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians Wednesday at the state Capitol.