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'Encouraging Entrepreneurs' set for Saturday

StartUp Jefferson City will host “Encouraging Entrepreneurs” from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Capital Event Center, 623 Ohio St.

Senate panel adopts tuition restriction

A Missouri Senate committee adopted a state budget provision Tuesday to prevent public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993. William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.

Columbia police investigate homicide

Columbia police are investigating the death of a man in an apartment building as a homicide.

Construction worker hit by vehicle

A construction worker was struck while out working on a project in Moniteau County Tuesday morning.

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Riddle, House Majority Floor Leader try to dispel rumors surrounding Fulton State Hospital funding

Funding still a go for new building

Representative Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, and House Majority Floor Leader John Diehl, R-Town and Country, addressed what Diehl called “rhetoric that’s been going around the capitol the past couple days” regarding funding for a new Fulton State Hospital and a possible broad-based tax cut with House Bill 509.

Missouri House panel endorses bonding plan

A Missouri House panel has endorsed a bonding proposal that calls for spending at least $200 million on a new state mental health facility in Fulton.

Nixon: Tax cuts bill spells disaster

Gov. Jay Nixon promised Tuesday afternoon to veto a tax cut bill lawmakers sent him last week.

Missouri Democrats name new staff leaders

The Missouri Democratic Party announced a pair of new leaders Monday as it heads into a 2014 election with a goal of putting a dent in the large state legislative majorities enjoyed by Republicans.

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Carrie Tergin honored for six years on City Council

New council takes its seat

“Passion.” “Tenacious.” “Dedicated.” “Enthusiastic.” “Friend.” Those are the words members of the Jefferson City Council used to describe outgoing 4th Ward Councilwoman Carrie Tergin at her last council meeting Monday.

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JC marathoners finish Boston race a year after tragedy

An unexpectedly warm day heightened the level of difficulty for runners of the Boston Marathon on Monday, but both Jefferson City competitors finished the race.

9 Missouri educators honored at Capitol

Nine Missourians — including an instructor at Linn State Technical College — were honored Thursday as state winners of the 2014 Missouri Breaking Traditions Awards.

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Blossoming knowledge

Greenhouse class has growth spurt in Russellville

The bright, beautiful blooms of the petunias and impatiens draw gardeners to plant the annuals in their beds.

Meta man goes on trial for murder

The murder trial of a Meta man accused of killing his girlfriend in June 2010 in Maries County began Monday in Texas County on a change of venue.

Lobbyists spent $200K on lawmakers' trips

Industry and special interest groups spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers, according to a newspaper analysis.

Holts Summit man sentenced on stealing charges

A Holts Summit man has been sentenced to five years in prison on chargea of stealing from several Jefferson City businesses by opening a checking account and writing more than $3,600 of checks with no money in the account.

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JCPD investigating Monday night shooting

Jefferson City Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1000 Block of Buena Vista Street just prior to 10 p.m. Monday night.

Maries Co. murder trial starts

The murder trial of a Meta man accused of killing his girlfriend in June 2010 in Maries County began Monday in Texas County on a change of venue.

Teens wreck stolen vehicle in Boone County

After colliding with a bridge west of Hartsburg, a group of runaway Iowa teenagers in a stolen vehicle then tried to flee the wreck — three even tried to swim the Missouri River — before they were taken into custody by law enforcement.

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Two local runners making emotional run in Boston Marathon

Two Jefferson City runners will test their grit, strength and determination this morning in the 118th Boston Marathon.