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Missouri lawmaker Hinson asserts guilt for DWI near Capitol

A Missouri state lawmaker has apologized to the court after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated, but he's telling media he believes he wasn't impaired.

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Offline on the river

Facebook group meets face-to-face at Noren Access

Members of the Missouri River Paddlers Facebook group on Sunday finally met each other offline — on the river.

Council extends trash contract

Public hearing on 2016 budget set for Aug. 17

The Jefferson City Council has approved a contract extension for Allied Waste that will keep the trash provider operating through May as the city prepares to potentially change providers.

School board rejects November vote

Jefferson City School District voters likely will be asked next year to approve building a second high school, a 12th elementary school and to add classrooms to Callaway Hills Elementary.

School board approves contract for Culinary Arts classrooms

By the end of October, Jefferson City’s Nichols Career Center will have three new, culinary arts classrooms.

Mokane man killed in crash early Sunday

A Mokane man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Callaway County.

Trio of injury accidents include DWI arrest

A Wardsville man was arrested for DWI following a Sunday afternoon crash in Cole County.

Mokane man killed in 2 vehicle crash

A Mokane man was killed in a two vehicle accident Sunday morning in Callaway County.

Wardsville man arrested after 2 vehicle crash in Cole County.

A Wardsville man was arrested for DWI following a Sunday morning crash in Cole County.

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Sr. Peggy Bonnot a guiding light for local Hispanic ministry

Sister Peggy Bonnot, one of the founders of El Puente Hispanic Ministry, grew up learning in Jefferson City parochial schools and Helias High School, and realized at a young age she wanted to be like the sisters she knew.

Three-month soaking causing lots of problems

At the end of July, Missouri fell a few raindrops shy of having the wettest May to July on record.

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99 and looking ahead

At his 99th birthday celebration at Heisinger Bluffs on Sunday, E. John Knapp was planning his future.

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Camping with music and math

Taking note of equations adds up to sweet sounds

One group performed a tune, using a smart phone for the back-up music, plus a flute.

Rotary Club donates to two charities

Jefferson City Breakfast Rotary Club collected 2,515 pounds of food and raised $1,000 in cash at the food drive held to benefit Samaritan Center.

More drownings this year in Missouri than all of last year

Flooded roads and waterways with stronger, faster currents have contributed to more drownings in Missouri’s waterways so far this year than in all of last year, according to Missouri Highway Patrol officials.

Former news anchor to run for secretary of state

Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith announced Sunday that she’s running as a Democrat for secretary of state.

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No FBI cold-case inquiry for missing civil rights pioneer

Descendants of a man who vanished after winning a historic legal fight to become the first black student at the University of Missouri's law school had hoped an FBI cold-case initiative focusing on possible racially motivated deaths from the civil rights era would unearth clues about his disappearance.

3 teens, JC woman killed in head-on accident on U.S. 54

Four people were killed in a wrong-way wreck near Holts Summit Saturday night just before midnight.

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Mayor’s budget includes leasing police vehicles instead of outright purchase

Mayor Carrie Tergin’s draft 2016 budget includes a number of changes from the 2015 budget, but one that may prove to be a point of debate in ongoing budget discussion is the leasing of six police vehicles and one command vehicle for the Fire Department.

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Jaycees wrap up ‘fantastic’ fair

Hard numbers won’t be known for a few days, but officials with the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair believe they’ll end up with between 15,000-25,000 people attending this year’s fair.