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Seibert to direct Missouri Gaming Commission

The Missouri Gaming Commission will be getting a new executive director next year.

Miller Co. Sheriff's Dept. warns of scam

The Miller County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a scam.

New JC superintendent named

After several months of searching, the Jefferson City Public School District has found its new superintendent.

Lincoln University president gets 11.5% pay raise

Curators cite number of successes achieved in Rome’s tenure

Lincoln University Curators like the job Kevin Rome is doing.

LU to offer scholarships for private, home-schooled students

Lincoln University curators approved a new scholarship program Thursday aimed at students who attend private high schools such as Helias Catholic, Calvary Lutheran or Lighthouse Academy — or are home-schooled.

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Salvation Army helps Marissa Quiroz rebuild her life after medical trouble

A Christmas Wish part 3: Making new memories

Marissa Quiroz, 26, is a resident of the Salvation Army Center of Hope Emergency Shelter, and a married mother of two.

Salvation Army shows love of God by meeting community needs

The Salvation Army of Jefferson City started in 1899, but financial obligations required them to cease their operations in 1900 and begin again in 1917.

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King, Sederwall earn state’s highest honor for life-saving effort

Night of fire and valor

Dec. 10, 2013 — just 53 weeks and two days ago — turned out to be a very extraordinary day in the lives of three Jefferson City employees.

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Callaway nuclear plant fired up three decades ago today

Generating watts of power for 30 years

Thirty years ago today, the Callaway Energy Center was declared fully operational and started contributing power to Ameren Missouri’s grid.

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4-H’ers add R — for robots

MU chancellor impressed by youngsters and their contraptions

Students with a passion for robotics shared their work with a group of University of Missouri leaders Thursday afternoon at the Cole County Extension Center in Jefferson City.

Holiday hoops bring economic benefit

Annual tournament generates hotel room stays, dollars

The 2014 Capital City Holiday Hoops Showcase brings more than athletes to Jefferson City — it also brings added dollars to the community.

Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay

Gov. Jay Nixon is throwing his support behind home care workers, of which a handful caroled outside his mansion Thursday and called on him to ensure they receive a pay increase.

Missouri pares back revenue projections

Missouri officials are ratcheting back their expectations for the state's finances while forecasting modest growth for the future.

Mid-Missouri accidents hospitalize two

A Barnett teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route T north of Missouri 135 in Morgan County.

One in custody after JC drug bust

A Jefferson City man was taken into custody after a MUSTANG Drug Task Force drug bust, Thursday morning.

Weather-related closings, announcements for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Keep checking for updates on closings and delays due to wintry weather conditions.

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Baby Emily, her family continue to touch people’s lives

A Christmas Wish, part 2: Defying the odds

In 2001, readers of the News Tribune were introduced to Emily Kramer, better known as Baby Emily. She was born with a rare condition known as DiGeorge Syndrome.

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Special Learning Center strives to expand abilities of every child

Whether helping a child with cerebral palsy learn to walk or giving a child who is deaf the gift of sign language, the Special Learning Center (SLC) is here to help expand the abilities of every child.

Schweich raises questions in ag department audit

Department receives 'good' rating in report

Although he questioned some of the Missouri Agriculture department’s operations for the last two business years, state Auditor Tom Schweich on Wednesday gave the department a “good” rating — which, in the auditor’s scales, indicates “this entity is well managed.”

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Emergency Medical Services conduct disaster drill

Emergency medical technicians suited up in hazardous material (hazmat) handling gear, while firefighters and police officers cordoned off Jefferson City Fire Station No. 3 for a drill on Wednesday morning.