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JC man gets time served after fake gun incident with kids

A Jefferson City man charged with yelling at kids and displaying a fake gun to get them to disperse from his residence was given a 30-day jail sentence, but given credit for 30 days already served.

Robbins gets probation for drugs

A Jefferson City lawyer who pleaded guilty to charges in connection with bringing drugs into the Cole County Jail in October 2012 has been placed on five years supervised probation.

Probation for two in shooting incident

Two men involved in an October 2013 shooting that left a Jefferson City man and woman with non-life-threatening injuries were placed on five years supervised probation.

4-year sentence for check scheme

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with a check-theft scheme has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Man gets probation for stolen property

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with stolen property cases in the Apache Flats area in April has been placed on five years supervised probation.

More than just trick-or-treating this Halloween season

While some of Jefferson City’s bigger entertainment events on Halloween have moved to different dates or been canceled, one continues to grow and grow.

Republicans worry Missouri not prepared for Ebola

Some Republican lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether emergency responders have the training and resources to handle a potential Ebola outbreak in Missouri.

Fire blamed on kitchen accident

A cooking accident was the cause for a fire at a Jefferson City home early Tuesday morning.

JC man arrested after shooting incident

A Jefferson City man is facing several charges after shooting at a car full of people, Wednesday afternoon.

Heavy turnout hears plan for schools

More than 100 participants came out Tuesday evening to learn more about a new 20-year master plan for the Jefferson City schools that has been in the works for more than a year.

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She has the drive, and now the car, too

A Jefferson City charity provided a way to make ends meet with the gift of an automobile to an aspiring neuroscientist Tuesday.

Russellville students celebrate different cultures

The Russellville High School Multicultural Club honored cultures around the world Monday as part of National Multicultural Day.

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iPads are more than a ‘substitute for paper and pencil’

Mary Van Orden, director of curriculum and instruction for South Callaway R-2 Schools, said the days of a teacher standing in front of the room lecturing while students take notes is gone. Students, she said, must be interactive.

Accident repairs close part of U.S. 50-West

Eastbound U.S. 50 will be a one-lane road at the Big Horn Drive interchange for at least two months, the state Transportation department said Tuesday afternoon.

Rain delays Missouri corn, soybean harvests

Rain cut into the number of days Missouri farmers could work in their fields last week, leaving the corn and soybean harvests behind schedule but putting the soil moisture supply in good shape.

Jefferson City police probe heroin overdose

Jefferson City police are continuing to investigate an apparent heroin-related death in Jefferson City on Tuesday.

JC man arrested for vehicle thefts

Shawnelle Yarborough, 21, Jefferson City, faces one felony charges and several misdemeanors after Jefferson City police arrested him for early Monday morning rash of vehicle thefts.

Columbia City Council axes marijuana measure

The Columbia City Council narrowly defeated a local attorney’s proposal to remove penalties for growing marijuana plants within city limits.

Critics: Search for education commissioner rushed

Some district-level Missouri school officials have criticized the state school board’s plan to quickly hire a new education commissioner, saying the board should first gather input on the position’s needs and conduct a national search for qualified candidates.

Parks, LU move forward on potential partnership

A potential partnership between the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Lincoln University is moving forward as both entities continue work on collaborative multipurpose building.