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Family desperate for return of old computer with all children’s photos

Sara Podorski sold their family’s non-working computer at her rummage sale on Friday only to make a heartbreaking discovery shortly later: It contained some 4,000 photos that chronicle the lives of their two daughters from birth.

WGU offers tuition discount for Missouri state employees

If Christina Sadowski-Shaw were to break down her life by numbers, it would look like this: She’s been a nurse for 16 years and now works two jobs, one full-time job at the Truman Veterans’ Hospital on a surgery unit and one part-time as a staff nurse with the University Hospital’s step-down progressive care unit.

Investigation into Highway Patrol merger begins this week

The first of a series of legislative hearings about the merger between the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Water Patrol is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

Helias fund drive raises $310,000

The 2014 Helias Catholic High School Foundation annual fund drive began in April and concluded in August, netting $310,000 in donations.

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Supreme Court set to hear David Hosier death sentence appeal

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Angela and Rodney Gilpin’s murders. Thursday morning, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments on David Russell Hosier’s appeal of his conviction and death sentence for killing Angela, who was 45.

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Contract talks expected to resurrect some trash service sentiments

Jefferson City is in the process of preparing a scope of services for the city’s next solid waste services, or trash, contract, but whether anything will change after the six-year contract with Allied Waste Services ends likely will depend on whether any other company submits a bid.

Many skirt Jefferson City's mandatory trash service

City attorney: ‘It’s not a foolproof system’

It’s been nearly five years since Jefferson City enacted an ordinance making trash service mandatory for all residents, but not all residents have embraced the requirement.

Cedar City still bustling in memories

Annual reunion of former residents filled with recollections of little river town

The Flood of ’93 may have taken the buildings away, but those who used to call Cedar City home are keeping alive the memories of what they feel made that community great.

City seeks to merge finance, IT departments

Move would save $100,000 in 2015 fiscal year

The Jefferson City Council is expected to decide Monday whether to merge two departments and fill the last high-level vacancy at City Hall.

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Master Gardeners celebrate progress since 2004 medicine wheel garden

In 2004, the Central Missouri Master Gardeners embarked on their largest project up to that point, inspired by the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery military expedition.

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South Callaway FFA members bring farm animals to school

South Callaway FFA is educating students in the school district as part of their Supervised Agricultural Experience project. FFA members brought various farm animals to school last Friday and answered students’ questions.

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Timothy Murphy — September State Employee of the Month

Driver examiner supervisor Timothy Murphy showed “heroic actions” in May when a typical driver’s exam was cut short when he saw smoke pouring from a residence’s upper floor.

BizBeat: Village Square gets two new businesses, undergoes construction

While driving down Jefferson City's East McCarty Street, many may have noticed recent construction in Warwick Village.

BizBeat: Halloween City is ready for October

Halloween City, a national costume store, has officially opened for the spooky season at 2509 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City.

Central Bank looking to solidify ‘brand’

Last week’s announcement that First National Bank of St. Louis will change its name Nov. 14 to “Central Bank of St. Louis” may just be the first step in a series of changes for some of the 13 banks owned by Jefferson City-based Central Bancompany.

News Tribune staffers earn MPA awards

The Jefferson City News Tribune sports staff was recognized for its excellence in page design at the Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Missouri Press Foundation. The news staff also received third place for General Excellence.

Grounded flight keeps Marching Mizzou at home

A grounded flight has kept the Marching Mizzou from traveling to an away football game.

Cole County Grand Jury indicts five this week

This week, the Cole County grand jury handed down several indictments, finding there was enough evidence to send the cases on to the circuit courts for possible trial.

Central Bank’s St. Louis branches changing name this fall

St. Louis Cardinals fans hear ads for it on the radio broadcasts.

Application deadline nearing for Rotary exchange program

Have you ever dreamed of living overseas? If you are a teenager in Mid-Missouri, Rotary Youth Exchange is offering you a chance.