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Deadline is near for USDA certification form

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding farmers and ranchers seeking federal crop insurance they must have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1.

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Catch a Memorial Day concert

The 5th annual Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band Memorial Day concert will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, 327 Capitol Ave.

Helias to compete at national academic quiz competition

The Helias Catholic High School Scholar’s Bowl Team will compete in the 272-team national championship tournament May 30.

Hospice training offered in prison

Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Corrections, has launched a comprehensive hospice training that will positively impact those approaching end of life in the prison population.

Ask a Master Gardener: From watering tips to keeping fruits and vegetables safe from pests

Q. What is the right time of day to water?

Pedestrian hit by car in Callaway County

One man was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Callaway County on Friday night.

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Capital Region expansion on track for September opening

Capital Region Medical Center expects its 115,000-square-foot expansion to the Madison Street hospital to be substantially completed by July 28 and operational by early September.

Holts Summit woman wanted for child abduction

A Holts Summit woman is wanted by authorities on a charge of child abduction.

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How would you rate city’s services?

Do you feel the city provides the services it should? Are there places where the city should improve or expand service? Or are there places where the city could cut back on services offered?

MSP inmate records now available

The new Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) Database is available online at

Girl rewarded for good deed

In response to an accidental donation of $1,900 at the Jefferson City Goodwill in April, the 9-year-old girl who found the money was rewarded for her efforts on Friday.

Man injured after falling asleep at wheel

A Fulton man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 3:36 a.m. Friday on Route C at County Road 408 in Callaway County.

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Westbound US 54 reopens after Cole County wreck

Both westbound lanes of U.S. 54 in Cole County are open again after a vehicle accident knocked down power lines this evening, blocking traffic.

Investigation complete in fatal deputy-involved shooting

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has completed its investigation into a Boone County sheriff deputy's fatal shooting of a man in February.

Chronic offenders seek early release

Missuri Supreme Court hears 2 cases on same issue

Lawyers for two prison inmates told the Missouri Supreme Court this week their clients should be released from prison now that they successfully completed a state-run one-year treatment program — even though a different law says they must stay in prison at least two years.

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Parts of Lincoln University graduation speech plagiarized

Several inspirational ideas, words in 20-minute speech lacked attribution

Lincoln University’s 2015 commencement speaker appears to have used the wit and wisdom of others — without using attribution.

Eight parts of speech were said previously

The News Tribune found eight parts of Patricia Russell-McCloud’s Lincoln University commencement speech that appear to originate elsewhere.

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Ukrainian pastor to tell story at two area churches

The pastor of a Ukrainian church burned by Russian separatists is spending a week in Jefferson City and the summer in the United States.

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Proposed Jefftran fare increase advances

Open house set for today

A proposed fare increase for Jefferson City’s transit system is moving forward, with the City Council expected to consider it next month.

Man gets 7 years for 2013 shooting

A Columbia man has been sentenced to seven years for his role in a 2013 Jefferson City shooting.