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Snow expected in Mid-Missouri this afternoon through Sunday

A late-season winter storm will affect central and eastern sections of Missouri starting today and continuing into Sunday.

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Cole County, Jefferson City to observe tornado drill

The 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Making waves for Special Olympics

Jefferson City teacher has become a Super Plunger

Twenty years ago, Jefferson City High School (JCHS) math teacher Curt Yaeger took his first chilling dip into the waters of Public Beach No. 2 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park during the first Polar Plunge, and it literally took his breath away.

Cole County Grand Jury indicts five

The Cole County Grand Jury recently indicted several individuals, finding there was enough evidence to send their cases on to the circuit courts for possible trial.

JCPS extends school bus contract

First Student, one of the largest providers of school bus services in the United States, will continue to transport students for the Jefferson City Public Schools.

CMS announces special health care enrollment period

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have a special enrollment period for those who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee when they file their 2014 taxes in states that use the federally-facilitated marketplaces.

Missouri issues licenses to grow hemp for epilepsy patients

A cannabis extract some parents believe may help treat seizures experienced by their children with epilepsy may be available in Missouri this fall.

Congressman’s staff schedules meetings

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer recently announced dates when his staff will be meeting with 3rd District constituents.

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Funeral for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich set for Tuesday

A memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is scheduled for Tuesday in his hometown of Clayton.

Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.

Missouri governor drops Cuba trip following auditor's death

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is canceling a trip to Cuba following the death of state Auditor Tom Schweich.

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Capitol remembers Schweich in brief prayer service

About 15 minutes after Auditor Tom Schweich’s office announced his death early Thursday afternoon, Gov. Jay Nixon, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, lawmakers from both parties and both houses, Capitol staff and some lobbyists gathered in the House chamber for a brief prayer service.

Governor to fill vacancy in auditor’s office

State Auditor Tom Schweich’s death Thursday means Gov. Jay Nixon soon will be naming a new auditor.

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Reactions to Schweich's death

The death of state Auditor Tom Schweich produced a flurry of statements about the Missouri public official on Twitter and government websites:

New Bloomfield school panel takes first steps

Committee to promote passage of $2 million no-tax increase bond issue on April ballot

As a current employee and graduate of the New Bloomfield R-3 School District, Brenda Maddox knows first hand how badly the district needs certain facility repairs.

Jefferson City Fire Department testing new technology

Department received up to $50,000 in free equipment

The Jefferson City Fire Department is acting as a test site for new technology, affording the department thousands of dollars of equipment at no cost.

Ping pong offers fast serving of fun in Jefferson City

From junior high to senior citizens, paddles always ready

Ethan Johnson and Elliott Lammers approach the green table, paddles in hand. They ease quickly from palling around to sorting out who wins the first serve.

Local man faces child abuse charge

A Jefferson City man is charged with one count of felony child abuse following an incident earlier this week.

Local man charged in connection with drug deal

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with an undercover drug deal that occurred in March 2012.

Scrambled California law hurts Missouri farmers

Kehoe resolution would send message to California, HSUS

State Sen. Mike Kehoe wants to send a message to the state of California and the Humane Society of the United States: Missourians don’t like your new regulations.