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Mayor Struemph won't seek re-election October 23, 2014

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The next and final Thursday Night Live will take place on Oct. 30.

Mayor Struemph won't seek re-election

Jefferson City Mayor Eric Struemph announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2015.

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Poverty simulation opens eyes for local officials, leaders

Month of poverty in an hour

Elected officials, department heads and community leaders assumed separate identities to live a month of poverty in one hour Wednesday afternoon at the Central Missouri Community Action Agency’s (CMCA) poverty simulator.

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Students find behavior, good work are tickets to PTO Store

For the last nine weeks, fourth-grader Josie Stewart has been earning tickets for good attendance, displaying the monthly character trait, improving her math goals and scoring well on Reading Counts quizzes.

Cole County maintains 911 deal with city

Cole County has renewed its annual contract with Jefferson City for 911 service. Earlier this year, the commission had looked at the creation of a separate county 911 system.

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South Callaway classes get help with apps

A year after adding iPads districtwide, South Callaway R-2 Schools continue working towards truly integrating technology instead of using it as a replacement for traditional classroom tools.

Library budget, work approved despite Nixon’s hold on funds

Thanks to increased property tax revenues and some belt-tightening, the Missouri River Regional Library’s budget and a bid for the capital facility project were approved Tuesday’s meeting.

D.C.-based campaign slams Joyce again

Cole County Presiding Circuit Judge Pat Joyce is “Missouri’s most liberal judge,” according to a recent campaign ad from the Washington, D.C.-based Republican State Leadership Committee.

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Holts Summit subdivision project reaches stalemate

Collaboration between the Hunters Creek Homeowners Association in Holts Summit and the Callaway County Commission is at a standstill after two years of trying to improve the subdivision’s roads, totaling around one-and-a-half miles.

JC man gets time served after fake gun incident with kids

A Jefferson City man charged with yelling at kids and displaying a fake gun to get them to disperse from his residence was given a 30-day jail sentence, but given credit for 30 days already served.

Robbins gets probation for drugs

A Jefferson City lawyer who pleaded guilty to charges in connection with bringing drugs into the Cole County Jail in October 2012 has been placed on five years supervised probation.

Probation for two in shooting incident

Two men involved in an October 2013 shooting that left a Jefferson City man and woman with non-life-threatening injuries were placed on five years supervised probation.

4-year sentence for check scheme

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with a check-theft scheme has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Man gets probation for stolen property

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with stolen property cases in the Apache Flats area in April has been placed on five years supervised probation.

More than just trick-or-treating this Halloween season

While some of Jefferson City’s bigger entertainment events on Halloween have moved to different dates or been canceled, one continues to grow and grow.

Republicans worry Missouri not prepared for Ebola

Some Republican lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether emergency responders have the training and resources to handle a potential Ebola outbreak in Missouri.

Fire blamed on kitchen accident

A cooking accident was the cause for a fire at a Jefferson City home early Tuesday morning.

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.