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Plans to tear down old Cole County jail and sheriff's house move forward

By a 3-0 vote the Cole County Commission has voted to move forward with plans that would tear down the old county sheriff's house and jail and then re-build a new facility.

DirecTV, KOMU in contract dispute

Mid-Missouri DirecTV customers lost signals to KOMU-TV and its affiliate CW network on Friday, after the satellite service and local broadcaster failed to come to a contract renewal agreement.

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‘Billboard’ for poor choices

When John Martin was a kid, his dad was an alcoholic and his older brother was a bad influence.

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Doctor: It's time for meaningful talk on abortion

Communication is the key to influencing a society.

House votes to expand Bright Flight loans

The Missouri House gave initial approval Tuesday afternoon to a bill that would add forgivable loans to the state’s higher education scholarship program.

Locally grown foods touted for MIssouri students

More locally grown fruits, vegetables and proteins could be on the lunch tables of Missouri schools under a House bill that seeks to establish a state farm-to-school program.

JC lawyer charged with stealing from peer

A Jefferson City lawyer, already facing charges of bringing drugs into the Cole County Jail in October 2012, is now facing a charge of felony stealing.

Missouri chancellor vows changes after rape case

The University of Missouri’s new chancellor said Tuesday he is prepared to make the school “accountable and responsible” after an independent review faulted its response to the suicide of a former swimmer who told health professionals before her death that she had been raped by several football players.

Missouri virtual education case talks underway

Teachers who sued when a Missouri virtual education program stopped operating only four months after it began negotiating with the state and other authorities to settle the case, attorneys said.

Commission votes to hike recreation program fees

Some programs at the Washington Park Ice Arena, as well as two other recreation programs, soon will see fee increases as approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Nixon keeps pushing for expansion of Medicaid

Gov. Jay Nixon observed the nation’s income tax deadline day Tuesday by arguing, again, that Missouri lawmakers are hurting the state’s economy with their refusal to expand Medicaid, as envisioned by the federal health care law.

UPDATE: Six in custody in connection with JC shooting

Six suspects are now in custody or detained pending charges in connection with the Jefferson City police investigation of the shooting of a 33-year-old man on Friday night.

Eldon police make meth arrest, possible federal charges after foot chase

Officer Mike Atkinson of the Eldon Police Department conducted an investigation at 10:27 a.m. April 14 of a subject stemming from pending charges from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, according to a news release from Eldon Police Chief Rodney Fair.

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State Senate remembers some former members

For a little over 30 minutes Monday afternoon at the Missouri Capitol, the names of 60 former state senators were read one-by-one, in a roll call one last time.

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Designer picked for new Fulton State Hospital

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.

Founding osteopath will be inducted to Hall of Famous Missourians

A physician regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine will be inducted this week into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol.

Changing of guard on JC school board

Tami Turner gives emotional farewell

In the wake of last week’s election, two incumbents and a newcomer — John Ruth, Ken Theroff and Stephen Bruce — were sworn in as members of the Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday evening.

Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation

The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying.

Holts Summit alderman tab Septagon for municipal center project

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen on Monday discussed various new business including a bid for the Municipal Center Project and public improvements such as new sidewalks, renovations to Greenway Park, and an underground electric service and easement at the amphitheater.

Man charged with killing cat

A Jefferson City man has been charged with misdemeanor animal abuse for killing another man’s cat.