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Missouri mailer grades neighbors' voting records

A voter report card mailer is grading residents on how often they vote compared to their neighbors and some Missourians aren't happy.

LU to host candidate forum tonight

Lincoln University's Student Government Association will host a candidate forum tonight for the four contested Cole County offices: circuit judge, prosecutor, recorder of deeds and county clerk.

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Hutson sentenced to life in prison

For killing Holts Summit man

Life plus 15 years, plus another 15 years. A Cole Circuit judge ordered those sentences Wednesday for Calvin Hutson, St. Louis, convicted last May of killing Andre Hudson, 41, Holts Summit, on Dec. 27, 2012, while the two men were sitting in a car on a gravel parking lot.

‘Medicaid 23’ plead not guilty in Cole County court

Pastors seek to have charges against them dismissed

The 23 pastors charged with trespassing and obstructing government operations for a May 6 protest in the Missouri Senate Gallery pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning.

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Chili evening in Jefferson City

The Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted their sixth annual chili cook off Wednesday. The winner of the people’s choice award was Chris Wood with Jefferson Bank.

Koster denies allegations of political favors

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster denied allegations Wednesday that he accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.

Man sentenced to 3 years for restaurant theft

A French Village man was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of taking nearly $5,000 while working as a co-manager at the Country Kitchen restaurant on Jefferson Street in Jefferson City.

Bernskoetter faces challenge in 59th House District

Republican incumbent Mike Bernskoetter is being challenged for a Missouri House seat by a Constitution Party candidate, who has raised little cash and has not responded to media requests.

Cole County to stage Ebola exercise

An exercise will be held soon to test the response of emergency agencies in Cole County should a bio-hazardous virus such as Ebola be strike here.

Boone prosecutor says police body cameras raise workload

Boone County’s top prosecutor says police body cameras are an important investigative tool but also create a huge workload crunch for prosecutors who have to review all of the video.

Thursday Night Live returns … with zombies

It is expected that hundreds, if not thousands, of zombies will converge on downtown Jefferson City for the last Thursday Night Live of the season from 6-9 p.m. today.

Guilty plea in JC bank robbery

A former Kansas City man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing banks in Jefferson City and Columbia.

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Missouri executions are on a record pace

After years of conducting few executions, Missouri is on track to send a record number of prisoners to the execution chamber in 2014.

Incumbent, challenger vie for state Senate 6th district

Incumbent state Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, wants to serve a second, four-term representing Mid-Missouri’s seven-county 6th District.

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Eugene youngsters find sweet rewards of salesmanship

As a reward for being the top sellers for the Eugene Elementary School PTO annual fundraiser this fall, 30 pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade students enjoyed ice cream at Central Dairy Tuesday.

Local man indicted on sex charge

The Cole County Grand Jury has indicted a Jefferson City man on one count of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy after an incident in July.

JC man indicted on drug charges

A Jefferson City man has been indicted by the Cole County Grand Jury in connection with a drug raid in August.

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Smell of fall? Open burning starts Saturday

Open burning of yard waste in Jefferson City is permitted starting Saturday during daylight hours only and ends on March 1.

Inmate indicted for killing cellmate in August

The Cole County Grand Jury has indicted an inmate in connection with a murder at the Jefferson City Correctional Center in August.

Scrivner running for mayor

The Jefferson City mayoral race is already kicking off, two months before filing is set to begin.