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Research recovery underway at Lincoln building

A crew of disaster cleanup specialists continued to salvage items Tuesday by removing them from Lincoln University Dickinson Research Center.

City launches new website

Jefferson City has a new website that launched this week at a new domain name, jeffersoncitymo.gov.

McCaskill: Long-term transportation bill needed

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters Tuesday the Senate has worked hard to find some compromises on transportation funding.

2 Jefferson City men sentenced on federal heroin charges

Two Jefferson City were sentenced in federal court Tuesday for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

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Charges filed in Hy-Vee shooting

A Jefferson City woman was shot in the upper chest after an altercation at a grocery store parking lot Monday afternoon.

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Hanaway says to up Missouri penalty for sale of fetal organs

Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway says the penalty for selling aborted fetal remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.

6 University of Missouri students confirmed with mumps

Lab results have confirmed that six University of Missouri students came down with the mumps, while a seventh suspected case came back negative.

Mayor offers draft 2016 budget

$30 million projected in general revenue

The Jefferson City Council has begun work on the 2016 budget, projecting roughly $30 million in revenue for the general fund.

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Family af-'fair': Love of agriculture spans generations in Braun family

Three barns full of FFA and 4-H students — and their animals — outlasted Monday’s excessive heat to show the animals and projects they spent the past several months raising and preparing.

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Checking out new users

New library program targets millennials

Participants in the Missouri River Regional Library’s new millennial program went on a treasure hunt of sorts Monday night.

Man faces charges in shooting

Drug charged filed against woman, 17

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting.

Families safe, but homeless after two weekend fires

Two house fires left two Cole County families without homes.

Petition campaign launched to add Cole County to Nonpartisan Court Plan

If enough people sign the petitions, Cole County voters next year would be asked to decide whether to add the county’s 19th judicial circuit to the list of Nonpartisan Plan counties in the state.

Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was “an angel” and that the family must find a way to honor her memory.

Milwaukee dad took blame for son's fatal hit-run

A judge on Monday vacated the sentence of a Milwaukee man who spent more than a year in prison before admitting he took the blame for a fatal hit-and-run to protect his son.

Mother pleads for return of missing 8-year-old

The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for her safe return Monday as search efforts grew to include federal authorities.

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Woman shot at Hy-Vee

Jefferson City police responded to the Hy-Vee parking lot early this afternoon after a woman was shot.

JC man charged in connection with weekend shooting

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting.

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Building blocks of past, future

Allen Pollock has his business model ready for his retirement

Building neighborhood streets in the 1970s, building miniature-scale figures and tracks in his basement, and building community partnerships over the last 30 years — Allen Pollock’s life has centered around construction.

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Feeling July chill

Ice arena opens season with a frosty day of fun

Jefferson City’s parks department held a skating/ice cream party for its supporters on Sunday, in advance of today’s reopening of the Washington Park Ice Arena for the season.