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Columbia man who transferred money to Iraq nears release

A Columbia man serving a three-year federal prison sentence for sending money to relatives in Iraq, in defiance of U.S. sanctions, has been released to a local halfway house.

Moniteau prosecutor seeks change of venue

A central Missouri prosecutor facing five felony charges after crashing his car into a popular downtown Columbia restaurant is seeking a change of venue to move the case out of Boone County.

Cole County charges dropped against woman

Charges of stealing, resisting arrest and second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer were recently dismissed against a St. Louis woman.

Starr gets probation for drug sales

A resident of the Dulle-Hamilton Towers has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with selling narcotics.

JC man gets 13 years for selling drugs

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of selling heroin in or near public housing.

Moniteau County residents involved in crash

Two people were involved in a two-vehicle accident at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday on Route O north of Harris Road in Cooper County.

Missouri's education department has a new leader

A new Missouri education commissioner has been chosen to replace a leader who faced frequent criticism while dealing with struggling districts.

Audit questions Department of Agriculture pay raises

Schweich gives ag dept. overall 'good' rating

State Auditor Tom Schweich this morning questioned why Missouri’s Agriculture department gave larger raises to 10 employees over the two years than most state employees received during the same time.

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United Way agencies, community give priceless gifts all year

A Christmas Wish: Part 1

For those facing life’s toughest battles, the Christmas season can mean another challenge to face. For those willing to help, it’s an opportunity to give.

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EER students dig into JC history, landmarks

Faces from the city’s past and familiar facades were featured in more than 60 displays created by students in the local gifted program.

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Three vie for Jefferson City mayor’s seat

Other offices also draw candidates

After one day of filing, Jefferson City voters can expect at least one race on the April ballot.

Four file for Jefferson City school board

Three challengers and an incumbent have filed for two open seats on the Jefferson City Board of Education on Tuesday, the first day of filing.

Public schools get good audit report

An audit of the Jefferson City Public Schools revealed the district is in good fiscal condition, accountant Jim McGinnis reported last week.

Appeals court: Summers convicted correctly

Khiry Devon Summers won a small victory at the state appeals court Tuesday morning, when a three-judge panel ordered Cole County Presiding Circuit Judge Pat Joyce to re-sentence Summers on his armed criminal action conviction.

MOSERS resumes members’ online access

Almost 700 Missouri government retirees renewed their online access to account information Tuesday, the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) said.

Appeals court: SSM wrong to cut disability benefits

An employer should not have cut an employee’s disability benefits without first asking the state’s Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court’s Kansas City District ruled Tuesday.

MRRL adopts policy on petitions

The Missouri River Regional Library Board approved a petitioning policy after more than eight months of working with their legal representation to craft it.

JC Animal Shelter to search for new vet, director

Jefferson City soon will be searching for a new veterinarian and director for the Jefferson City Animal Shelter.

JC woman gets 10 years for drug possession

A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with a drug possession case.

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Woman injured in fiery crash

A Jefferson City woman was treated for injuries after crashing into three parked vehicles on East Capitol Avenue on Tuesday.