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Senate rejects pay raise for lawmakers, officials

The Missouri Senate voted 31-3 this morning to reject pay raises proposed last November by the Missouri Citizens Compensation Committee.

Missouri man found guilty in death of 3-year-old

A central Missouri man has been convicted in the abuse death of a 3-year-old boy that was reported as a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Missouri woman sentenced for fraud and embezzlement

A former branch manager of a central Missouri title company will serve two years and six months without parole for mortgage fraud and embezzlement.

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Local actor’s film premieres at Sundance

The last time we caught up with actor Avery Phillips, the 10-year-old was working on “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” a full-length feature film about Leia, a young girl held captive for 17 years and is then reunited with her parents.

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Off-duty first responders save drowning child

An off-duty nurse and police officer saved a 6-year-old girl after providing nearly six minutes of CPR on Jan. 17.

Panel hears objections to voter photo ID proposal

Missouri Republican lawmakers say requiring photo identification at the polls will prevent voter impersonation fraud.

JC man is second charged in November robbery, chase

A second person has been charged in connection with a robbery and chase with authorities in November.

Attorney general endorses body cameras for police

Missouri’s attorney general says police should wear body cameras more frequently but that the public and media shouldn’t have unfettered access to the recordings.

Pay hikes go into effect unless senators pass resolution today

Senate skipped vote Wednesday on rejecting own raises

Unless state Sen. Rob Schaaf changes his mind and makes another attempt this morning to get a Senate vote, Missouri’s senators have allowed pay raises for lawmakers and the six statewide elected officials to go into effect because they took no vote on Wednesday.

Georgia man sentenced on wire fraud charges

Man illegally received $2.3 million in tax refunds

A Georgia man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Jefferson City for a wire fraud scheme in which he used the identities of deceased people to obtain more than $2.3 million in tax refunds from many states.

House to halt committee meetings at JC Country Club

The Missouri House is putting an end to committee meetings at country clubs and restaurants.

Local man gets prison over chase charges

A Jefferson City man will be spending three years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a chase with authorities last June.

Parental kidnap charge dropped

A charge of parental kidnapping was recently dismissed against a Texas woman involving a Cole County case.

Schweich joins GOP primary for governor

Auditor denounces ‘rampant corruption’

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being “bought and paid for” by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential Democratic opponent.

St. Louis County assessor enters attorney general race

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman declared his candidacy for Missouri attorney general Tuesday, setting up a potential Democratic primary in 2016.

Russellville man hurt in accident

A Russellville man was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Moniteau County, Tuesday.

Ex-Boy Scouts leader gets 20 years in child porn case

A judge has sentenced a former Boy Scouts leader in Missouri to 20 years in prison following his conviction in a child pornography case.

Judge rules in favor of fired Columbia police officer

A Columbia police officer who was fired after injuring a prisoner won a court ruling but will have to wait to see if he will be reinstated.

Water line work to close streets Thursday in JC

Missouri American Water Company will be conducting repair work at the intersection of Jefferson and Dunklin Streets, Thursday.

Lawmakers, state officials to receive pay raises

Missouri state lawmakers and statewide elected officials will be getting a pay raise, after two senators launched a mini-filibuster blocking the resolution that would have blocked the raises.