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LU faculty unhappy with Sewell proposals

Many in the Lincoln University Faculty Senate are unhappy with announced plans to change school operations — and they have asked for a special meeting to discuss the situation in more detail.

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Cantorum to present ‘Home Sweet Home’

The Jefferson City Cantorum, celebrating its 49th year, will be bringing its choral sound to audience members Saturday at its spring concert.

Residential Services van hits utility pole

A Cole County Residential Services transport vehicle was involved in accident Thursday afternoon in Jefferson City.

Holts Summit woman gets 10 years in prison

A Holts Summit woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a drug bust that occurred in October 2013.

Police, sheriff set takebacks for drugs

There will be two drug takeback events Saturday.

Missouri speaker doubts religious-objections measure revival

The leader of Missouri's House says he doesn't expect there will be an effort to revive a contested measure to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage.

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From the Stacks: A tale of revenge, madness on historical backdrop

A mystery within a mystery with a few secret plots thrown in for good measure is one way to describe “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

UPDATE: Authorities investigate Macks Creek death as a homicide

Authorities announced Thursday that preliminary autopsy results indicate a body found near a Macks Creek vacation home on April 25 was that of a homicide victim.

Voter ID measure stalled in Missouri Senate

A proposal to require Missouri voters to show photo ID at polling places is stalled in the state Senate.

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Ban the box: Would dropping criminal history from job applications reduce recidivism?

From #jcmo Inside Business

Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order April 11 prohibiting state agencies from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history on an initial job application. But statewide legislation to ban the box for the state's public-sector businesses has stalled over the past two years.

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Pair charged in deaths of family members

Two dead, two arrested

The first homicides in Callaway County in nearly two years resulted in the arrest of two people Tuesday night at a Columbia motel, Sheriff Dennis Crane said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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Poverty summit explores how to aid Missouri’s impoverished

A shared responsibility

With a collective passion in serving low-income individuals, nearly 350 people from across the state gathered in Jefferson City to discuss ways of lifting 908,000 Missourians out of poverty.

Sierra Club lobbyists advocate for a common cause

It was a rare day at Missouri’s Capitol, as a nonpartisan group handed out fliers and spoke with legislators on a topic that all humans share: the earth.

Kelley wants sex offenders to know when they must register

State Rep. Mike Kelley wants to make sure people expected to be listed on the sex offender registry know they must register.

Kentucky man sentenced in Jefferson City school burglary

A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with breaking into West Elementary School on Dix Road in August 2015.

Jefferson City post office to host a passport fair

The Jefferson City Post Office will offer a “Passport Fair” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to help travelers prepare for international trips.

Missouri Legislature passes bill to add expert witness rules

Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation to tighten the courtroom guidelines for expert testimony, an effort supporters say is aimed at ensuring experts who testify in court are truly experts.

Freeburg man charged with drug possession

A Freeburg man has been charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute them in Cole County.

More thefts from vehicles reported in Jefferson City

Another round of thefts from unlocked vehicles was reported in Jefferson City.

Two Russellville women injured in accident

Two Russellville women were injured after a one-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning in Hickory County.