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Lafayette Street to be closed on Thursday

Contractors working for MoDOT will close a section of Lafayette Street in Jefferson City on Thursday.

Man arrested after standoff with Jefferson City police

One man is in custody following a standoff with Jefferson City police overnight that lasted for about 90 minutes outside an apartment complex.

Board examines Jefferson City Public Schools strategic goals

3 primary problems surface in strategic planning focus groups

The Jefferson City Board of Education learned more about the status of the district’s strategic planning efforts at a work session Monday.

JC Parks-Rec approves facility cost-share proposals

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission has approved two proposals to cost-share work for the planned multipurpose building with Lincoln University.

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Osage County commissioners seek Dixon ouster

The Osage County Commission wants Sheriff Michael Dixon out of office after the state Public Safety department on Monday revoked his license to be a law officer.

Kander proposes expanding privacy rights for human trafficking victims

Victims of human trafficking may soon be able to qualify for heightened privacy, thanks to legislation supported by both parties in the House and Senate, as well as the secretary of state.

Town hall meetings scheduled for Rock Island Trail proposal

Sessions on tap today in Eldon, Meta

Four town hall meetings are set this week for Missouri landowners whose properties are affected by the potential conversion of the Rock Island Line Railroad into a recreational trail spanning the state.

Rural prosecutors oppose bills to restructure offices

State Sen. Bob Dixon wants to give counties the option of joining together and sharing one full-time prosecutor rather than having part-time prosecutors with private law practices.

Panel endorses limits to jobless benefits

A Missouri bill to link the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate has approval from a House panel.

209,000 Missourians sign up for health care on federal exchange

Nearly 38 percent more Missouri residents than last year have signed up health care insurance so far under the federal exchange.

Local man arrested for armed robbery

A Jefferson City man has been charged with first-degree robbery for stealing a purse at gunpoint on Sunday night.

New veterans home propoed

Nixon wants bonds to build it, repair others; Silvey pushes veterans care legislation

Gov. Jay Nixon wants to repair four of Missouri’s seven veterans homes and build a new one.

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Welcome to Jefferson City

Larry Linthacum gets a warm greeting in his first public appearance

Hundreds of people filed through the Miller Performing Arts Center atrium Monday afternoon in order to greet incoming Superintendent Larry Linthacum.

Dixon's law officer's license revoked

Osage County sheriff has 30 days to appeal

Missouri’s Public Safety department revoked Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon’s peace officer’s license Monday.

$376,000 spent flying commissioners to meetings

Missouri spent $376,000 to fly commissioners to meetings across the state when hundreds of thousands of dollars could have been saved if they drove instead, according to the state audit.

Auditor: State has too many aircraft

Missouri government owns 19 aircraft — and that’s too many, State Auditor Tom Schweich said in an 18-page report released Monday.

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Sheriff loses law officer's license

Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon's peace officer's license was revoked today.

NRC names new resident inspector at Callaway Energy Center

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials selected Mike Langelier to serve as the new resident inspector at the Callaway Energy Center. Read more about Langelier's prior experiences in the field.

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Working his way up the ranks

After work as jailer and deputy, Lt. Aaron Bollinger leads key department for sheriff

In his 17 years at the Cole County Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Aaron Bollinger has held just about every position in the department.

Historian urges whites, blacks to understand each other’s history

A fundamental difference in history may be the cause of so many perceived differences between races, according to one local historian and author.