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Faith-based group develops ties with LU students

Carrying boxes and bags to a freshman’s dorm room might be the least of a new student’s challenges upon beginning his college career.

Rome: Statistics explain LU changes made and still needed

From grade-point average statistics to enrollment figures, Kevin Rome threw out a lot of numbers last week, during Lincoln University’s Faculty/Staff Fall Institute.

Patrol offering testing for potential troopers

The Missouri Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers and encourages qualified individuals to apply.

Run for the Fallen surpasses attendance

As more than 160 participants waited to start the Lake of the Ozarks Run for the Fallen on Saturday morning in Camdenton, they received a word of advice from the event’s lead coordinator.

BizBeat: Becky’s Cupcakes and More opens Monday

A love of baking spurred by the death of her grandmother has brought Becky Stephenson to the start of a new business venture.

BizBeat: Red Wheel Bike Shop gears up for big move

Currently located along Edgewood Drive, Red Wheel Bike Shop, Jefferson City’s only bike rental, will be heading across town come November.

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Last day for Missouri agriculture photo contest display

At State Fair in Sedalia

Several farm life photos from Mid-Missouri photographers continue on display at the Missouri State Fair through today in Sedalia in the Agriculture Building.

3 Lake area students go overseas to study abroad

What is one of the things 16-year-old Katie Barnstable is looking forward to most in her nearly yearlong, temporary residency in Italy?

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Rosie Anderson-Harper — Helping afflicted build better quality of life

As the director of recovery services at the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Rosie Anderson-Harper focuses on helping individuals with mental health and addiction issues recover a better quality of life.

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Country Club’s history on par with any retreat

With 95 organizers, the Jefferson City Country Club officially formed in September 1909 and Missouri Gov. Herbert Hadley was the first president.

Food pantries receive seeds, vegetable plants

A University of Missouri program is offering people who do not have enough food a chance to grow some of their own by distributing seeds and vegetable plants to food pantries.

Jefferson City business licenses issued

Jefferson City issued the following licenses for businesses recently.

Several accidents, injuries occurred Friday

A Sunrise Beach woman sustained moderate injuries after overturning her vehicle into a ditch on Friday evening.

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May protests at Capitol result in August charges

The 23 clergy members who were arrested in May for disrupting a session of the Missouri Senate were charged Friday with obstructing government operations and first-degree trespassing.

Jefferson City man charged with child pornography

A Jefferson City man is charged with possession of child pornography for an incident in July.

American Royal wants Kemper Arena torn down

American Royal officials told a Kansas City Council committee that it still wants Kemper Arena torn down, rather than renovated, even if a competing proposal includes space for the Royal’s events.

Four hurt in Gasconade County crash

Four Owensville residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:15 p.m. Thursday on Simpson Road at Turnbough Road in Gasconade County.

JC woman gets federal prison time in drug and mail stealing cases

A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced in federal court in two separate and unrelated federal cases, for her role in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Cole and Callaway County area and for her role in a conspiracy to steal mail.

JC man taken into custody after pursuit in Moniteau Co.

A Jefferson City man was taken into custody after a pursuit that went through Moniteau County and ended in Jefferson City.

JC man charged after pursuit in Callaway County

A Jefferson City man is facing numerous charges after leading authorities in a chase early Friday in Callaway County.