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Thousands comment on future Army reductions

A regional economic development group says thousands of people have commented on possible future cuts at Fort Leonard Wood.

Six hurt in Jeff City crash

Six people were treated for minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident Monday night in Jefferson City.

Sheriff's Department investigating homicide at JCCC

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide at the Jefferson City Correctional Center after an inmate died from injuries related to an assault earlier this month.

Lawmen ID body found in Moniteau County

Authorities said Monday that the human remains found in rural Moniteau County on Aug. 9 were identified as Cody Odean Thirlwall, 32, Jefferson City.

Second powerboat flips at Shootout

Following a catamaran accident that left its driver and throttleman with serious injuries Saturday at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, a second powerboat wrecked on Sunday.

Local ACT scores edge higher

Both Jefferson City, Helias and Blair Oaks high schools saw their average ACT composite scores uptick in 2014, following a statewide trend that saw scores rise for the first time in nearly a decade.

7 area residents hurt in 5 accidents

An Eldon man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 1:15 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 54 at Business 54 in Eldon in Miller County.

Pair of vandals caught on video damaging windows at school

Jefferson City Public School District officials said nothing was taken, only property damage was done, after a weekend vandalism at Moreau Heights Elementary.

Sewer work to close part of Marshall Street

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Jefferson City Department of Public Works and contractor J.C. Industries will be installing new sewer lines on Marshall Street.

Area police officer dies after months in coma

New Bloomfield police officer Micheal Tufts, 25, died about 11 p.m. Saturday after being in a coma as the result of a 2012 drunk driving accident.

Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

A man who took a nearly $5,000 gold nugget from a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store offered to pay for it two days after his face appeared in photos distributed by the media.

Moniteau Co. body identified

Authorities said Monday that the human remains found in rural Moniteau County earlier this month were identified as those of a Jefferson City man.

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Remembering Fiddlin' Rick

Second tribute to local musician Rick Stokes draws 250 fans and friends

More than 250 people gathered in the memory of the late musician Rick Stokes for an afternoon of dancing and sharing music and memories on Sunday.

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Gayle Skaggs' designs turn school library into a wealth of inspiration

Dinosaurs in the hallway, a safari in the library and an underwater world in the story room — Eugene elementary students enjoy immersing into imaginary worlds when they enter Gayle Skaggs’ room.

Boy, 2, killed in crash that injured six others

A 2-year-old boy was killed and six other passengers were injured in a Saturday evening wreck in Camden County when the driver lost control of a pickup truck.

Fishing trip turned disaster

Before 11 a.m. Saturday, a Rolla man's fishing gear and other sundries were floating haphazardly with the current away from the Noren Access ramp and his truck was sinking into the muddy waters.

Is discipline a big issue in JC schools?

School district says clear trends don’t emerge from data

The Jefferson City Board of Education recently was given a packet of information containing discipline statistics in the district, but because administrators have changed the way infractions are handled and reported over the past seven years, discerning clear trends from the data is difficult.

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Amtrak street work leads to historic finds

Street improvements at Lohman's Landing in Jefferson City have uncovered an 1875-built workhouse.

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Local events encourage healthiest options for mothers, infants

Renormalizing breastfeeding

Renormalizing breastfeeding as the preferred nutrition for infants is the long-term goal of events such as the Cole County Breastfeeding Celebration at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Capital Mall.

Several factors contribute to fewer deaths on Missouri roads

Since the Missouri Highway Patrol began tracking traffic fatalities, the most in a single year were 1,521 reported in 1969, with the least fatalities being the 757 deaths reported last year.