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BizBeat: Rent One opens in Jefferson City

Rent One, 2525 Missouri Blvd., carries a variety of products available for cash sale, 120 days same as cash, rental or rent-to-own.

Freebairn challenges Kehoe for Missouri Senate

Democrat Mollie Kristen Freebairn of Jefferson City filed last month to run against incumbent Mike Kehoe in the Missouri Senate’s 6th District.

Accident in Cole County injures teen

A Pevely, Mo., teenager was treated and released at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City after sustaining injuries in a two-vehicle accident Saturday.

Rain boots, sandals top footwear trends for spring

Put some spring in your step

You may be thinking about chucking those boots in the closet in the belief that we’ve transitioned from winter to spring and sandal-type weather. But be forewarned that fashion boots may make an encore for the warmer months — rain boots, that is.

Man arrested after taking child

A Jefferson City man was arrested Saturday after getting into a pursuit with police, ending with the safe recovery of a child taken after a domestic violence incident.

Grand jury indicts couple on burglary charge

The Cole County grand jury this week indicted a Jefferson City man and woman who are each charged with second-degree burglary for breaking into a home on East Capitol Avenue in February.

Dispute over petitions at library to yield policy change

Petitioner's attorney threatens to sue over policy

Missouri River Regional Library board members are drafting an updated facilities use policy in response to petitioners collecting signatures under the library’s front awning.

Hearings set in Noranda complaint cases about Ameren

Missouri’s Public Service Commission has set the hearing schedules in two complaint cases filed Feb. 12 by Noranda Aluminum Inc. and a number of individual customers against Ameren Missouri, the state’s largest electricity provider.

Local artists compete in cancer art competition

Two local artists submitted paintings in the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition, which honors the journeys individuals face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis.

Weekend events celebrate Easter

Details on of Easter-related events and church services this weekend in the Jefferson City area.

Two charged with kidnapping JC child

The mother and aunt of an 8-year-old child who was taken from a Jefferson City elementary school Thursday have been charged with parental kidnapping.

Lincoln raising room and board fees for students

Curators approve several changes, OK upgrades at buildings

Lincoln University students will pay more for room and board next year, curators voted Thursday.

LU honors outstanding students

LU presented 282 awards to students during the convocation, with some students winning several honors.

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Red, white and new: Varied paths lead to naturalization ceremony

Central Missouri is home to 30 newly minted citizens today, the result of a naturalization ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

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JC students learn the ropes while helping out

Thursday’s naturalization ceremony served as a real-world civics lesson for the Jefferson City students who attended.

Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints

A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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MAP-ping out a plan for Russellville students

Efforts of counselor Cherri Williams and Russellville elementary and middle school teachers paid off. MAP test scores are among the top in the Show-Me Conference.

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South Callaway alum set to make UFC debut on FOX

Anyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School probably wouldn’t recognize him as today's mixed martial arts fighter known as "The Spartan."

Crews to begin laying asphalt on Business 50 West

Cole County Public Works officials have announced that crews will be laying asphalt in the westbound lanes Monday.

Skating benefit slated for skating director

A Skate for Rachel benefit for Rachel Bruemmer is today at Jefferson City's Washington Park Ice Arena.