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6 arraigned in federal K-2 conspiracy case

It took 90 minutes Friday morning in Jefferson City for U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to handle all the procedures for six of the 13 people indicted by a federal grand jury on a conspiracy to sell synthetic drugs.

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Warren Krech ends full-time radio career

Friday’s version of the KWOS “Open Air” program ended with Roy Rogers singing “Happy Trails To You,” followed by Porky Pig’s famous ending to Warner Brothers’ cartoons: “That’s All Folks!”

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St. Martins marks Arbor Day with lessons, activities for kids

Roots of the future

Tree climbing, tree planting and tree identification were Friday activities celebrating Arbor Day at Niekamp Park in St. Martins.

Jefferson City attorney disbarred

James D. “Doug” Barding no longer is a lawyer.

Nixon signs mid-year budget boost

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a mid-year increase to Missouri’s budget that adds more than $460 million in spending to the state’s current $26 billion budget.

Federal judge leaves in place preliminary injunction barring Planned Parenthood license

A federal judge is leaving in place — at least for now — a preliminary injunction barring the state of Missouri from revoking Planned Parenthood’s license to perform abortions at a Columbia clinic.

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Executive Q&A — Faye Edwards: Keeping things moving forward

From #jcmo Inside Business

Faye Edwards loves the role she plays in helping get books into the hands of young readers. But, as she’s quick to point out, her role as senior vice president of operations and general manager at Scholastic really is to guide the many employees she oversees to complete their goals and missions in the best, most efficient way possible.

Ex-pastor accused of having sex with girl, 16, sentenced

A former Missouri pastor accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl in 2005 has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Water rescue on Missouri River

The Regional West Fire Protection District and the Jefferson City Fire Department responded Friday to the Marion Bottoms Conservation Area along the Missouri River for the report of a hunter trapped by floodwaters.

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From the heart ... and the registry

A wedding season guide to no-pressure gift-giving

Wedding season is quickly approaching, and it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Whether you are giving traditionally or taking more of a modern approach to gifting, know your generosity is always appreciated.

Callaway officials: Murder probe ongoing

A Columbia-area pair accused of two murders Tuesday night in Callaway County are expected to appear at an arraignment today via a live video feed, according to a court official.

Suspects in K-2 case due in court today

Law officers still seeking Jefferson City man

Six suspects arrested Wednesday on a federal indictment will appear in court at 10 a.m. today, according to Don Ledford, public affairs spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City.

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Bridge switch starts tonight

Work to switch traffic on the westbound U.S.54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City to the eastbound bridge so the westbound structure can be painted will begin at 7 p.m. today.

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Nikki Carel named JCPS Teacher of the Year

Like many of her students, Nikki Carel moved around a lot as a kid, and it’s a way she’s built connections with them.

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Blair Oaks service project rooted in Tim McGraw song

Kids 'humble and kind'

The light melody and uplifting lyrics of Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” music video are what inspired Blair Oaks teacher Beth Isenberg to get her students involved in a service project.

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California High School student hoping for support to go with her hard work

Dania’s dream of med school

After a spur-of-the-moment fall road trip to Harvard University for a campus visit, Dania Isidro realized her dream of medical school at the prestigious post-secondary institution was possible.

LU faculty unhappy with Sewell proposals

Many in the Lincoln University Faculty Senate are unhappy with announced plans to change school operations — and they have asked for a special meeting to discuss the situation in more detail.

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Cantorum to present ‘Home Sweet Home’

The Jefferson City Cantorum, celebrating its 49th year, will be bringing its choral sound to audience members Saturday at its spring concert.

Residential Services van hits utility pole

A Cole County Residential Services transport vehicle was involved in accident Thursday afternoon in Jefferson City.

Holts Summit woman gets 10 years in prison

A Holts Summit woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a drug bust that occurred in October 2013.