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Schaefer asks AG to get involved in Texas immigration suit

It was a quick hearing Tuesday morning, when Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, presented his proposed resolution telling Attorney General Chris Koster to join in Texas’ lawsuit against the implementation of President Obama’s immigration executive order.

New Bloomfield man charged with assault using bat

An altercation near New Bloomfield resulted in an arrest for assault and armed criminal action for a local resident.

Charges against Columbia man dismissed

Charges of aiding and abetting against a Columbia man in a non-fatal shooting in Jefferson City last December have been dismissed.

Jury selection begins in trial of alleged hit man

Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man accused of killing a Columbia art dealer in exchange for $10,000, a car and a gun.

'Rural Life' set for March 4 at Missouri State Museum

The Missouri State Museum will present the program “Rural Life” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on March 4.

Missouri Senate panel considers change to deadly force law

Law enforcement leaders from around the state voiced support Tuesday for proposals to update Missouri’s deadly force law after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a Ferguson police officer sparked national protests.

Fulton Middle School evacuated after bomb threat

Students returned after authorities searched the building, classes will resume as normal tomorrow

No explosive device was found in a search of Fulton Middle School Tuesday afternoon after students were evacuated due to bomb threat.

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New Bloomfield, South Callaway discuss technology integration

New Bloomfield Schools consider part-time technology coordinator position

South Callaway instructional coaches and math teachers sat down with two New Bloomfield math teaches Monday and discussed how South Callaway utilizes iPads and technology in its classrooms. The New Bloomfield school district is considering designating a teacher to serve as a part time technology coordinator.

State Technical College buys some adjacent land

The State Technical College of Missouri last week bought a half-interest in about 107 acres of farmland just east of the campus, a mile east of Linn.

No plate like home

LU panel discusses healthy food availability, public policy

Two dozen people gathered on the Lincoln University campus Monday evening to attend the free public forum, “There’s No Plate Like Home.”

Scene One to put on satirical ‘Speed the Plow’

“Speed the Plow” is a satirical dissection of the American movie business by David Mamet presented by Scene One Theatre.

Speech, debate coach receives national award

Jefferson City High School Speech and Debate Coach Abigail Nahlik received a national coaching award this month.

Players, volunteers sought for Miracle League

The city's Parks and Recreation and the Jefferson City Evening Lions Club are sponsoring a non-competitive baseball league for Jefferson City area school-aged children with physical and developmental disabilities or other conditions that keep them from participating in other baseball leagues.

Women’s History Month event set at LU

March is Women’s History Month, and Inman E. Page Library on the Lincoln University campus is Celebrating African American Women around the state of Missouri.

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Branch enjoys service on City Council

1st Ward Councilman faces no opposition on April ballot

Jim Branch has served as 1st Ward councilman on the Jefferson City Council for nearly two years and is ready for another term.

Police warn of sweepstakes scam

Jefferson City police are warning residents about a scam in which they have been told they have won $5 million dollars.

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Mystery born in Alabama

Piecing together history of a WWII prisoner turned NASA employee

Throughout the last several years, the Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) has strived to honor veterans by sharing the many stories of sacrifice made by those who have committed of their time — and occasionally their health — to serve in the nation’s armed forces.

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Leader of the pack

Scout leader, mom has love of volunteering

Michelle Gabelsberger is a typical volunteer.

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More young women trying their hands at non-traditional skills at Nichols Career Center

When Jennifer Nesmeyer, a 17-year-old senior at Blair Oaks High School, tells people she wants to be a welder, they often don’t believe her. Even Kenny Thomas, the welding instructor at Nichols Career Center, didn’t take her seriously at first.

Jefferson City's municipal court eyes parks offices

Need for space could move court to parks offices once multipurpose building is complete

As the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department eyes a new multipurpose building on the campus of Lincoln University, some city officials are looking at the current parks offices on Monroe Street as the perfect new home for municipal court.