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One killed in Morgan County crash

A Sedalia man was killed Thursday morning in a two vehicle crash in Morgan County.

Missouri lawmakers debate proper response to opiate deaths

Missouri lawmakers are considering several measures to combat what they call a heroin epidemic.

House approves more lawmaker control of Missouri Capitol

Missouri lawmakers have voted to give themselves more control over the Capitol's renovations and security.

Missouri trooper arraigned on charge linked to drowning

A Missouri state trooper has waived his arraignment on an involuntary manslaughter charged linked to the drowning of an Iowa man who fell from a patrol boat while handcuffed at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Measure would deny University of Missouri system funds boost

The University of Missouri system would be nixed from a higher education funding boost under action taken by a House committee, and the system's handling of race-related protests is being blamed.

Report: Lobbying rises in state capitols, declines in DC

The number of business and interest groups lobbying in state capitols has risen nearly 11 percent in recent years as organizations have shifted some efforts away from the stalemates in Washington to statehouses, which are more apt to act on key policy initiatives, according to a new study.

Man sought on kidnapping charges arrested in Morgan County

A man sought on kidnapping and domestic violence assault charges in Independence has been arrested in Morgan County.

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Magical evening aids Special Learning Center

Youngsters take stage in variety show

A group of talented local kids will again fill the shoes of big-name magicians at this year’s eighth annual Moments of Magic on Feb. 19.

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Colonial Days lesson gives Trinity students glimpse of a different life

One thing the fifth-grade students could agree on was they wouldn’t survive colonial times.

Lawmakers asked to allow sheriff’s deputies to work other counties

Would let deputies temporarily help out

When there’s a major fire, surrounding fire departments are ready to move in and help the local department both fight the major fire and answer other calls. Missouri sheriffs want the General Assembly to give them power to do the same thing, Cole County Sheriff Greg White said Wednesday.

Barnes, Peters launch funding push for LU land grant match

State Reps. Jay Barnes and Joshua Peters said Wednesday they’re working to boost the state’s financial support for Lincoln University’s federal land grant program.

LU founder lived most of life in Mid-Missouri

Dressed in full uniform from his days with the Union’s 65th U.S. Colored Infantry and rifle in hand, an aged Pvt. W. Logan Bennett dutifully attended each Founder’s Day ceremony at Lincoln University.

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Facebook page targets South Callaway students, staff

Investigators with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a Facebook page that sexually objectified students and staff of South Callaway High School.

Luetkemeyer unhappy with IRS answer

Lone employee’s training closes local tax office

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer the agency closed its Jefferson City tax office last month because its one employee currently is in the middle of basic training.

Holts Summit board to refund sewer bond

The Board of Aldermen agreed to refund the revenue bond for another two years as a part of the city’s sewer update project at its regular meeting Monday.

Warrants sought for cellphone tracking

Lawmaker wants to limit police use of cell tower simulators

Some law officers have special devices that can track cellphone usage.

Scholastic security worker charged

A Jefferson City man has been charged with two counts of stealing while working at Scholastic.

Chase, drugs land Jefferson City man in prison

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with leading Cole County deputies on a chase in July 2014 and trying to get rid of drugs that he had in his possession.

Jefferson City man gets 7 years in burglary

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a burglary in Jefferson City in February 2015.

Carter to serve shock detention for robbery

A Jefferson City man has been ordered to serve 120 days shock detention after pleading guilty to an amended charge in connection with a robbery that occurred in May 2013.