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High court will hear Ameren case on coal-ash landfill

A three-judge panel of the Missouri appeals court’s Eastern District agreed Tuesday the state Supreme Court should consider arguments on whether a circuit court should have heard a group’s complaints about a public hearing process.

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Local residents share moonwalk memories

The monumental events of July 20, 1969, appear to be permanently orbiting amongst the memories of several local residents.

Fire engulfs Osage County home

Firefighters fought a blaze at a rural Osage County residence on Tuesday evening.

Meth charges filed after Osage County arrests

Two Columbia residents were charged Tuesday in Osage County for allegedly possessing illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Driver killed in Moniteau County crash

A California man died Tuesday afternoon when his car collided with an oncoming truck in Moniteau County.

Search at landfill in JC murder investigation ends

The search for a Jefferson City man, believed to have been murdered, is continuing, but the search for him at the local landfill has been discontinued.

Miller County prosecutor seeks injunction to close Eldon smoke shop

Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Howard has filed a civil nuisance suit against Eldon retail store Puff N Snuff seeking to shut down the shop for at least one year.

Supreme Court passes on ruling about candidate’s qualifications

A state representative candidate’s name will remain on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot in St. Louis, even though Secretary of State Jason Kander tried to remove it.

Council endorses road tax

The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved a resolution urging voters to support a state-wide amendment on next month’s ballot to fund road upkeep and new construction.

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TLC brings actress Cynthia Nixon to MSP

Instead of the supernatural, a nationally broadcasted television show will showcase the more sinister realities of events that have occurred inside the old Missouri State Penitentiary.

More area photos added to Vietnam memorial

Another five Central Missouri servicemembers have had photos posted at the Faces Never Forgotten project, honoring their ultimate sacrifice serving their country during the Vietnam War.

Local man chased down after assault on woman

A Jefferson City man was charged with assaulting a woman and fleeing from police on Saturday.

Woman charged with domestic assault; threatens man with knife, resists arrest

A Jefferson City woman was taken into custody Saturday following an incident where she held a man at knife point.

JC man leads deputies on chase, faces drug charges

A Jefferson City man has been charged with leading Cole County deputies on a chase Friday and trying to get rid of drugs that he had in his possession.

Early voting main difference for Cole County clerk candidates

The three Republicans running for Cole County clerk all believe the office is running well right now, but do want to see greater efforts to get people out to the polls and vote.

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County horse show highlights skills that go beyond horsemanship

Alicen Jennings tied her horse, Harley, to a trailer and held one hand under its mouth while stroking above its nose with the other before one of her six events at Sunday’s Cole County 4-H and FFA Horse Show.

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Faith has created travel, social activist paths for local minister

This coming Friday, the Rev. David (Dave) Henry and three members of Jefferson City’s First Presbyterian Church will leave Missouri for another mission trip to the Amazon rain forest in Peru.

Steamboat program on tap Aug. 2

The Missouri State Museum and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site are presenting “Steamboats and the Missouri River” as part of the Museum after Hours series.

YMCAs collecting school supplies

The Jefferson City YMCA is sponsoring a back to school supply drive to help local children obtain what they need for school.

5 area residents hurt in 2 wrecks

A Lohman man and an Eldon woman were moderately injured in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in Miller County.