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48 ticketed in local seat belt campaign

The Jefferson City Police Department (JCPD) participated with other Missouri law enforcement agencies in the statewide Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign on Tuesday in an effort to encourage motorists to wear seat belts.

Mo. Senate seeks right to intervene in lawsuits

Missouri lawmakers would be able to hire defense attorneys under a measure modified in response to a lawsuit filed by a liberal advocacy group against the Senate and three Republican senators over alleged violations of the state’s open records law.

Police: Man fatally shot inside MU parking garage

Authorities say an armed man was fatally shot inside a University of Missouri parking garage.

Missouri Senate approves new public safety director

Lane Roberts, a former Joplin police chief, will become the leader of Missouri's Department of Public Safety.

LGBT protections divide business interests in Missouri

It’s not often that Monsanto comes to Missouri lawmakers to support legislature-imposed mandates on businesses.

JCPD takes new approach to mental illness

The Jefferson City Police Department is taking a new approach to incidents stemming from mental illness that could result in more treatment and less incarceration.

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Investigation of Callaway County 911 outage continues

Call center lost all phone lines Monday morning

Callaway County 911 Joint Communications is still investigating what caused its phone systems to go down Monday morning during a routine generator test.

Audit finds schools did not get traffic fine money

Schools in three Missouri counties have lost out on traffic fine revenues they should have received under a state law legislators are seeking to enhance in response to the Ferguson protests, according to an auditor’s report released Wednesday.

Koster leads fundraising for Missouri governor with $3M

Attorney General Chris Koster had more than $3 million in cash on hand to spend on his bid for Missouri governor in 2016, campaign records released Wednesday show, more than twice the amount of the lead Republican fundraiser in the race, former state House speaker Catherine Hanaway.

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Students show off South Callaway innovations

South Callaway schools parents packed the school board meeting Wednesday night for student presentations on academic programs at the schools.

Jefferson City man on probation for stealing packages

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with package theft cases in Cole and Callaway counties.

Former manager of restaurant charged with stealing

A Jefferson City woman has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 while working as a manager at Lee’s Chicken on Missouri Boulevard.

Probation for Russellville man in domestic assault case

A Russellville man has been placed on five years supervised probation in connection with a domestic assault case from last August.

Senate OKs student transfer law fix

The Missouri Senate is sending back to the House a measure supporters say will address problems with the state’s flawed student transfer law.

Senate advances bill changing DNR oil, gas permits

Missouri has a growing problem that means the Natural Resources department needs more people, state Sen. Mike Kehoe told colleagues Wednesday.

Progress Missouri sues state Senate

Some Missouri Senate committees are violating the state’s Sunshine Law, the group Progress Missouri said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Cole County circuit court.

Missouri Senate OKs prison options for kids guilty of murder

Minors convicted of first-degree murder could receive a less-severe punishment than the current requirement of life in prison under legislation advanced Wednesday in the Missouri Senate.

Street repairs to close part of Missouri Boulevard

Beginning Thursday at 9 a.m., Missouri American Water Company, along with Stockman Construction will be conducting street repairs on Missouri Boulevard, near the intersection of West Main Street.

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Grave task ahead at Old City, Woodland cemeteries

Jefferson City’s Cemetery Resources Board took a walk-through of the Old City and Woodland cemeteries Tuesday to prepare and prioritize repair and restoration projects.

Jefferson City officials gear up for next sales tax

Sales tax G for capital improvements expected on 2016 ballot

Jefferson City officials are preparing for the next installment of the half-cent capital improvements sales tax, expected to be placed on the ballot sometime next year.