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Appeals court backs Koster, overturns ruling on civil investigation

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s power to issue a “civil investigative demand,” or CID, isn’t blocked by federal law, a three-judge appeals court panel in Kansas City ruled Tuesday.

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Chestnut Street overpass almost ready to open

Laborers, iron workers and carpenters are busy preparing the new Chestnut Street overpass over U.S. 50/63 to be opened for Jefferson City motorists Friday.

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Blair Oaks students win national scholarships

Two Blair Oaks High School students were honored by the National Consumers League for involvement in a community service and leadership initiative through LifeSmarts, a consumer literacy program.

Boy 7, hurt when bike rams into car

A 7-year-old Jefferson City boy was treated for minor injuries Tuesday after an accident involving a bicycle and a car.

7 injured in pair of Monday accidents

Two Belle residents were injured in a one-car accident at 9:25 p.m. Monday on Route D, east of Missouri 89 in Osage County.

Body found in Missouri River

Man's body believed to be the same as officials searched for near Rocheport Monday night.

Minor flooding on parts of Missouri River

Minor flooding continues along parts of the Missouri River, and the water level is expected to remain high through the week.

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More than a fair exchange

Cultural differences benefit exchange students as much as their studies

She may technically be a junior, but Anja Krupchenko is an elite student.

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Mid-Missourians pay homage on Memorial Day

For nearly an hour Monday morning, a crowd of more than 200 people at Jefferson City’s National Cemetery watched and listened quietly as family members, friends and fellow veterans honored the lives of 130 military veterans who died in the past year.

Suspect sought in weekend robbery of Bee Line Snack Shop

Jefferson City police are seeking an unknown suspect who robbed Bee Line Snack Shop of an undisclosed amount of money Saturday night.

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Helias graduates told to 'live for others'

160 students pick up diplomas on Sunday

At Helias Catholic High School’s graduation Mass on Sunday, the Rev. Nicholas Reid told the school’s 160 graduates that the point of their lives is to live for others.

School district seeks to recruit minority employees

Like the rest of the state, Jefferson City’s school district has struggled to recruit minority employees.

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JCPD struggles to attract diverse applicants

The Jefferson City Police Department does not believe its staff reflects the diversity of the community, but officials are struggling to attract more minorities to the profession.

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Come see Charlie in ‘Flowers for Algernon’

The latest production for Scene One Theatre is the drama “ Flowers for Algernon.”

Character program honors local schools

Jefferson City Public Schools’ Southwest Early Childhood Center (SWECC) was selected as a National School of Character by (formerly the Character Education Partnership) in Washington, D.C., a national character education advocate.

Memorial Day Holiday closings

Because of today’s Memorial Day holiday, federal, state, county and city offices will be closed except for emergency services, such as law enforcement and fire protection.

Classes on tap at farmers market

A variety of classes surrounding plants and gardens will be offered at the Lincoln University Extension Farmers Markets at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning June 6.

Jefferson City police seeking armed robbery suspect

Jefferson City police are seeking a man accused of armed robbery at a convenience store on Saturday night.

Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers

Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.

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Jefferson City Council to eye staffing in ‘16 budget

Needs, priorities will be tied to expected level of service

The Jefferson City Council will face tough decisions in the 2016 budget, as staffing and equipment needs outpace revenue projections.