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MoDOT behind in roadside upkeep

Missouri Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday they are running “a little behind” on their schedule of mowing and weed control in Central Missouri, but hope to be caught up soon.

Power restored to eastern Jefferson City neighborhoods

U.S. 50/63 reopens after closing for downed lines

Electric service went out early today in parts of eastern Jefferson City and Cole County. Ameren Missouri reported 978 customers initially lost power around 2 a.m., but all were reported restored by 6 a.m.

Columbia business district delays election with 1 voter

Since one voter would have had full say on whether to increase the sales tax by a half-cent in a downtown Columbia business improvement district, board members of that district say they won’t hold an election.

Fire department suspects carbon monoxide in hospitalization of 4 Russellville teens

County health department closes restaurant for sanitation violations

Four teenagers were treated at local hospitals after experiencing suspected carbon monoxide exposure at a Russellville restaurant over the weekend, and the restaurant closed Tuesday after a Cole County Health Department inspection noted multiple violations.

Two injured during Sunday accidents

A Boonville man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 10:10 a.m. Sunday on Missouri 179, north of Route N in Cole County.

JC couple charged with child abuse

A Jefferson City man and woman have each been charged with one count of child abuse.

Four Eldon students injured in bus accident

A school bus was struck from behind Monday afternoon at the corner of Fourth Street and Business 54; several students were injured in the accident.

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Blair Oaks reviews new high school planning numbers

There’s no commitment, yet — not even a formal proposal.

State Tech moves closer to choosing presidential search firm

By the time the board of regents meets again in late January, their search for a new State Technical College of Missouri president could be underway.

Bringing ‘good vibes’

Organizer pleased with first-time dance music event, hoped for larger attendance

The local man behind a first-of-a-kind dance music festival in Jefferson City over the weekend said the event was “awesome” despite a lower-than-expected turnout.

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McCarty Street home a total loss after Sunday morning fire

Jefferson City firefighters responded early Sunday morning to a fire in a two-story house at 1207 E. McCarty St.

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A soldier’s pedigree

Son of WWI veteran serves in Europe and Pacific during WWII

The First World War mushroomed into a major overseas commitment for the United States, leading to the implementation of the Selective Service Act in 1917, which resulted in 2.8 million men being drafted into military service.

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Long-time teacher continues work at Helias

Before this school year began, Brother Steven Schonhoff had been teaching sophomore English as well as religion classes at Helias Catholic High School for more than 20 years.

Memorial wall volunteers needed

Volunteers and sponsors are needed Sept. 24-28 to support the visit by the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall to Missouri's Capitol.

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Lockwood's announcement made amid tensions between commission, staff

Plan to retire comes as multipurpose project gears up

Bill Lockwood, who has served as director of the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, has announced his retirement date, all while the department tries to complete one of its biggest projects.

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Jefferson City girl creates award-winning board game

Kaitlyn Chiles, an 11-year-old Jefferson City girl, has accomplished something rare at any age: She’s created an award-winning board game.

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Patrol seeking people wanting to learn more about operations

Friday is the deadline to apply for this year’s Missouri Highway Patrol “Community Alliance Program.” Every two years, the Patrol’s Troop F offers a six-week class for Mid-Missourians to learn about the patrol’s operations.

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Faith-based program aims to heal, provide mentorship to women

Sundi Jo Graham established Esther’s House of Redemption in 2013, filing for non profit organization status. Through the organization, she connects with women in need and mentors them.

Jefferson City Council changes 2016 draft budget

For the past month, members of the Jefferson City Council have discussed, debated and changed the draft 2016 budget presented by Mayor Carrie Tergin at the end of July.

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Historic High Point store to close

Mary Dillner grew up 5 miles from High Point and remembers bringing horses to town with her father to be shod at the blacksmith’s shop. While they would wait, Dillner remembers visiting the Tising Store.