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Goal Lines, your Mid-Missouri football guide

Week 2 Previews

This week's issue of Goal Lines features game previews for Jefferson City, Helias, Blair Oaks, California, Tipton, Fulton, South Callaway, North Callaway, Eldon, School of the Osage, Versailles and Southern Boone.

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Callaway County Sheriff's Office releases details on death of 6-year-old Fulton boy

Fulton schools confirm child was a student

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a suspect is in custody for the death of 6-year-old in Callaway County.

Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense attorney said Wednesday.

JC native’s office at center of teen’s autopsy

The St. Louis County medical examiner, whose office performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown, is a Jefferson City native and Jefferson City High School graduate.

JC faith leaders share lessons learned in Ferguson

Whether the police are right in a situation and whether one likes the police, an officer should receive respect for his position. The matter can be addressed or corrected later, if the subject complies and then walks away.

Seventh-graders study how to resolve conflicts

‘Communication is a learned skill’

Seventh-graders at Lewis and Clark Middle School are studying conflict resolution this month as part of their Contemporary Issues class.

Federal grand jury indicts woman on fraud charges

Arranged false appraisal on Gravois Mills residence

A Carrollton woman was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for defrauding Central Bank of $185,000.

New Bloomfield man indicted on meth dealing charges

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted Jeremy Traxler — who was arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges — for possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Cole County leaves tax rate unchanged

The 2014 property tax rate for Cole County will remain the same as it was in 2013. By a 2-1 vote, Cole County commissioners voted to leave the levy at 10 cents for each $100 of assessed property value.

Commission reviews plans for proposed courthouse project

The design phase is complete, and now the Cole County Commission must decide whether to proceed with constructing a new building to address future office space needs on the site of the old county jail and sheriff’s office.

Appeals court: Course syllabi not public records

Course syllabi are the intellectual property of their creators and not considered public records under Missouri's Sunshine Law, a state appeals court ruled this week.

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Gov. Nixon names new Missouri public safety director

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

Boater dies from injuries sustained in wreck at Shootout

The founder and throttleman for Outerlimits Offshore Powerboat Company died Tuesday from injuries he sustained during a powerboat accident at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout on Saturday.

Law groups back child sexual abuse amendment

Missouri law enforcement groups are teaming up in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that they said Tuesday could make it easier to gain convictions or guilty pleas in child sexual abuse cases.

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Jefferson City school academies get rolling

After being discussed for months, the Jefferson City Public Schools kicked off academies with the start of school this fall, and Diane Olson, the director of education programs for Farm Bureau, was the first experiment.

Jefferson City man charged with sexual abuse

A Jefferson City man is charged with sexual abuse involving a female victim under the age of 10.

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Study: Missouri’s anti-cancer laws insufficient

A new report has shown Missouri is one of the three worst states in the country for passing meaningful legislation to prevent cancer-related suffering and death.

Thousands comment on future Army reductions

A regional economic development group says thousands of people have commented on possible future cuts at Fort Leonard Wood.

Six hurt in Jeff City crash

Six people were treated for minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident Monday night in Jefferson City.

Sheriff's Department investigating homicide at JCCC

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide at the Jefferson City Correctional Center after an inmate died from injuries related to an assault earlier this month.