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Council throws support behind LU collaboration

The Jefferson City Council is ready to throw its full support behind the possibility of a collaboration between Lincoln University and the city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department on a proposed multipurpose building.

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MSP riot of 1954 had far-reaching impact

The effects of an 18-hour fiery riot contained within the limestone walls of the Missouri State Penitentiary went far beyond that night 60 years ago.

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Fiery night of mayhem in Capital City

While Gail Hughes sat down to dinner at his home after a regular day as a corrections caseworker at the Missouri State Penitentiary and Warden Ralph Eidson had settled in for an evening of fishing north of town, Sept. 22, 1954, an inmate was beginning his next escape.

Fundraiser at Warden’s Home

The Discover Jefferson City Foundation will host its fourth annual fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Warden’s Home, 700 E. Capitol Ave.

'Fireball Run' blazing to Jefferson City

In just 2½ weeks, Jefferson City and some other Missouri locations will be featured on “Fireball Run — America’s Frontier,” an online television reality show starting its eighth season.

Mizzou to inaugurate new chancellor Loftin

The University of Missouri’s flagship Columbia campus celebrates its 175th anniversary this week with five days of events that include the inauguration of new Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

A+ program reimbursements may be reduced

Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program, which gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria money for two years of classes at community colleges.

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Former penitentiary workers trade stories at 10th MSP reunion

Their common bond was sharing a workplace sometimes known for its violence, but former Missouri State Penitentiary workers at a Sunday reunion were all smiles as they shared memories both good and bad.

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DOC fire crew hones skills out West

Missouri firefighters traveled across the country to help contain and extinguish wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

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Finding a passion in planning

It’s been 20 years since Janice McMillan began working at Jefferson City Hall and her love for the job has yet to dwindle.

Rehearing sought in rate change for Noranda

Just over three weeks after the Public Service Commission said ‘No,’ Noranda Aluminum and the Missouri Office of Public Counsel both asked for a rehearing on Noranda’s request for lower electric rates.

Jefferson City Post Office to host ‘Passport Fair’

Jefferson City’s Main Post Office, 131 W. High St., will offer a “Passport Fair” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

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Comedy-drama movie turned play to open at Scene One

Scene One Theatre is presenting the American comedy-drama “The Graduate.”

American Legion hosting service session

Military veterans in Jefferson City and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a special service session at Roscoe Enloe Post 5, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road.

Bliss to perform classic country tribute

The Jefferson City Concert Association will host A Classic Country Tribute with Gail Bliss at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Center.

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Nixon, lawmakers remain at odds over relationships

Gov. Jay Nixon has two more legislative sessions to go in his second term — and some of the Republican leaders he must work with continue to complain the Democratic governor doesn’t work well with them.

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Some local interest vetoes never considered for overrides

Money released to schools, other programs — but most overridden line-item vetoes frozen

Missourians hoping that lawmakers last week would restore funding for the St. Mary’s Health Center renovations project in Jefferson City were destined to be disappointed.

Draft city budget cuts most vacant jobs

Jefferson City Council to face discussion on what staffing is needed

Jefferson City’s annual budget process is officially underway, and the City Council likely will face some discussion on what positions are needed at City Hall.

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Local couple selling all they own for mission in Cambodia

Pete and Debbie Livingston are selling their house and everything they own to be part of restoring children rescued from sex slavery in Svay Pak, Cambodia.

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Holts Summit hosts a show of strength

'We’ve brought together some of the strongest people in Mid-Missouri'

Gritting his teeth and persistence on his brow, Jonathan Grajeda walked several yards carrying an 800-pound car frame with an interior shoulder harness Saturday in Holts Summit.