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Cole County Commission advances plan for website

Although a final decision on whether they will spend the money to do it has yet to be made, Cole County commissioners have decided to move forward with trying to upgrade the county’s website.

Beetem rules for state Senate in committee complaints

The Missouri Senate can prohibit groups from recording Senate committee meetings because the state Constitution’s authorization for the body to create its own rules supersedes the state’s open meeting laws, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled Tuesday.

Camdenton man sentenced for dealing millions in K2

A Camdenton man was sentenced in federal court Monday for a mail fraud scheme that involved the distribution of more than $1.2 million in synthetic marijuana, commonly known as K2, from a head shop in Lebanon.

JC man faces local charges after chase

A Jefferson City man already charged in Callaway County in connection with a high-speed chase with authorities Sunday night is facing more charges in that same case in Cole County.

Fulton woman charged with smuggling drugs into Algoa prison

The Cole County prosecutor has charged a Fulton woman with bringing methamphetamine into the Algoa Correctional Center.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures

Missouri's Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms.

MSP on hold

OA wants to review prison’s nomination to national register

The nomination, approved by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, for the Missouri State Penitentiary to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places was removed from the state’s approving agency’s agenda in May.

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If your yard looks bad, you're not alone

Lawn fungus causing brown patches in green expanses

Rain and temperatures are making it “party time” for the fungus that causes brown patch.

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City seeks input on CDBG funds

Jefferson City officials are inviting public comment on how to spend the 2016 Community Development Block Grant funds.

Missourians generally applaud EPA ruling

Missouri was one of 21 states that joined Michigan in suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency over its “toxic emissions” regulations.

Tornado hits in Callaway County

Scattered debris near New Bloomfield as unrelenting rain leads to more floods in Midwest

A tornado touched down briefly three miles north-northeast of New Bloomfield on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

2 arrested after car chase ends in crash

Two men were arrested and held on charges following a Sunday evening car pursuit that started in Jefferson City and ended outside Kingdom City, according to the Callaway County Sheriff’s office.

Area man hit, killed on highway

A Gravois Mills man was killed in a pedestrian accident at 3 a.m. Sunday on Missouri 5 north of Lebanon in Laclede County.

Russellville man faces domestic assault charges

The Cole County prosecutor’s office has charged a Russellville man with two counts of second-degree domestic assault for an incident early Sunday morning.

Lightning on Colo. mountain sends 3 hikers to hospital

Lightning struck near the top of a more than 14,000-foot mountain popular with hikers, sending three people to hospitals and killing a dog, Colorado authorities said

Holts Summit mayor tenders resignation

Holts Summit Mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick has resigned, effective Tuesday, citing new job duties that have created a strain on his time.

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Enjoying the work

Officer Meredith Friedman talks about her love for the job

Jefferson City police officer Meredith Friedman knows her job isn’t easy, but being able to resolve problems and have a positive impact on people is part of why she loves it.

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Central United’s new pastor wants church more involved in neighborhood

Central United Church of Christ’s started as a neighborhood church for German immigrants, and its new pastor wants to reconnect the church to the neighborhood.

Samaritan Center fundraiser slated

The 13th annual dinner and auction to benefit the Samaritan Center endowment fund is set for July 30 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

Nominations for Fast Track Awards sought

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is accepting nominations for its 2015 Fast Track Awards, a program designed to recognize Missouri’s fastest-growing companies.