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Washington man charged with child molestation in Cole County

A man from Spokane, Washington, has been charged with statutory sodomy and first-degree child molestation in Cole County.

Missouri awarded almost $600,000 to boost small businesses

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that Missouri has been awarded $599,000 in funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to increase the number of Missouri small businesses that export their products, creating jobs and generating additional economic growth as a result, according to a Wednesday news release on the governor’s website.

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University of Missouri grad assistants to continue movement

A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group's message to school officials, several committee members said.

Missouri police training panel to hold public hearings

The public will have an opportunity to suggest changes to the training requirements of law enforcers in Missouri.

Part of Bagnall Drive closed

Bagnall Drive has been closed between the 5534 and 5636 blocks of the road.

MU grad assistants to continue movement

A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group’s message to school officials, several committee members said.

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Three Versailles residents face drug charges following multi-agency home search

One Versailles man also faces two unlawful use of weapon charges

Two men and one woman face drug possession charges after methamphetamine was allegedly found in Versailles home.

Suspect caught in non-fatal stabbing in JC

Since late Wednesday night, detectives from the Jefferson City Police Department have been actively investigating an aggravated assault that occurred in the 800 block of Mulberry Street.

Man hospitalized after cow trampling

A Cole County man was flown to University Hospital in Columbia after being trampled by a cow Wednesday morning north of Centertown.

Suspect charged in identity theft case

A Jefferson City man charged with eight counts of identity theft this week was caught Tuesday morning after a vehicle pursuit.

Dish, KRCG parent company reach deal

Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group say they have reached an agreement on retransmission rights, and Dish subscribers’ access to local television station KRCG was restored Wednesday night.

Mexico woman pleads guilty to double murder

A 31-year-old Audrain County woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to being involved in the murders of an Auxvasse man and his daughter in September 2011.

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Judge denies motion dismissing permit appeal

Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving a permit to approve a 10,000-hog Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in Kingdom City.

Lawyers still debating how to argue the ‘Senate protests’ case

It’s been more than 15 months since a group of protesters disrupted the state Senate’s debate during the last weeks of the 2014 legislative session — but none of the 23 pastors charged in that case has gone to trial.

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UPDATE: Dish, KRCG parent company reach deal

Dish Network subscribers lost access to local CBS affiliate KRCG Tuesday, as contract negotiations between Dish Network and the station’s ownership company, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, fell through.

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Longtime Immaculate Conception sister accepts new calling

After 27 years at Immaculate Conception School, Sister Josetta Eveler is leaving a family of many to care for a single family member.

Cole County Commission votes to roll back levy

The Cole County Commission voted to roll back the county’s general fund levy for 2016 and keep the road and bridge levy at its current level.

Missouri House committee examines new Medicaid system

An increase in the Missouri’s Medicaid caseload had legislators questioning representatives from the department of social services in a Tuesday hearing.

'Americans for Prosperity' sponsoring major ad campaign

Urging legislators to override governor's veto of right-to-work bill

The group Americans for Prosperity said Tuesday it will be running new advertisements statewide starting Thursday, focusing “on the urgency of overriding Gov. Nixon’s veto of right-to-work.”

Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials

Republican senators and the Missouri health department director debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood met state requirements needed to perform abortions, an issue that has led to questions about whether the agency properly granted the clinic a license in July.