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Moniteau County man charged after recent high-speed chase

Cole County prosecutors Friday charged Jacob C. Cardwell, 32, California, with resisting a lawful traffic stop — a Class D felony that, if there’s a conviction, could result in a sentence of up to four years in prison.

I-70 to be a two-lane road all summer, north of Sedalia

A stretch of Interstate 70 in west-Central Missouri is about to be a one-lane-in-each-direction road, for the summer.

Funds available for food, shelter programs

Congress has appropriated funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend its Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Phase 32.

Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

Public hearing set for Monday in Jefferson City

The public is getting a second chance on Monday to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri’s educational standards at a public hearing in Jefferson City.

Organizations urge MU to protect Jewish students

Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week.

Judge blocks campaign limits petition

One of the proposed state constitutional amendments to impose campaign finance limits in Missouri is unconstitutional, Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Friday.

Four injured in three crashes in Jefferson City

Five cars involved in collisions on U.S. 50

Four people were reported as injured in three crashes, including a five-car pileup on U.S. 50, on Friday evening in Jefferson City.

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St. Louis Marathon strips winner's title, says Columbia woman cheated

Organizers of the St. Louis marathon stripped the winner of her title this week, saying she had crept onto the course late in the race for the second consecutive year to make it appear she had run all 26.2 miles.

Campaign of late Missouri auditor returns $480,000 to donors

Nearly $480,000 in donations to the late Republican Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself this year while in the early stages of a bid for governor, has been returned to donors so far, campaign finance records released this week show.

Two injured in two-car wreck in Cole County

Two women were injured in a two-car accident at 2:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 54 at Cassidy Road in Cole County.

Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding

The Missouri Revenue Department would be blocked from considering how much a business would pay back to the state for running license offices under a proposal moving forward in the Legislature.

Missouri OKs 15-month reduction in lifetime welfare benefits

More than 3,000 low-income Missouri families could lose monthly welfare assistance under a measure heading to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for consideration, the first such bill approved by lawmakers this year among a number aimed at trimming social services.

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Senate leaders uncertain on Missouri transportation gas tax

A proposal to raise Missouri’s fuel tax for the first time in two decades appears unlikely to move forward this session, Missouri Senate leaders said Thursday, despite warnings from transportation officials about the future of the state’s infrastructure.

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Golden Age Games give seniors day of fun, activity

These ‘athletes’ are golden

The St. Martins Knights of Columbus event center was filled with smoke from grilling hamburgers, and laughter and shouting of people of all ages at the 2015 Golden Age Games on Thursday morning.

Red Cross to honor 12 ‘heroes’

The actions of 12 area residents will be honored later this month at the Red Cross of Central Missouri’s Heroes Dinner.

Saving a life more than its own reward for LU nursing student

Receives scholarship from her benefactor

One day last fall, Taylor Laughlin recalled Thursday, she was lifting weights on one side of the Planet Fitness gym when Lana Jennett had a heart attack while using a treadmill on the other side.

Lincoln University honors its best students

Lincoln University presented 211 achievement awards and scholarships Thursday to its best students.

Growth adds pressure on Lincoln facilities

University's housing nears limit as applications surge

Lincoln University has received almost 1,700 more student applications this year than at the same time in 2014.

Jefferson City man charged with meth production

A Jefferson City man has been charged with making methamphetamine and also possessing the drug.

Kander stops Callaway man in senior scam

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has ordered Lucas Wayne Branstetter of Kingdom City to stop doing business after he defrauded a senior investor he had befriended of at least $81,000 as part of a settlement collection scam.