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Jefferson City woman hurt in Friday accident

A Jefferson City woman was treated and released from St. Mary’s Hospital Friday evening, following a one-vehicle accident.

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Conservation: No new cases of deer disease reported

With deer hunting season in full swing, officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) say there have been no new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) reported in the state.

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LU event brings light to suicide awareness

A blue-painted semicolon decorated the right hand of Kendall Wright, a Lincoln University student, on Friday.

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Callaway Hills Elementary students making apple butter

A-peeling collaboration in mentoring project

The little hands of fifth-graders and kindergartners sawed red apple slices into bite-sized chunks in preparation for the apple butter they’ll be making next week.

Official: State has no role in deciding if refugees come

The state of Missouri does not have a role in deciding if refugees will come to the state, according to the director of the Department of Social Services.

Local, state officials say road crews ready for season’s challenges

Friday’s gray skies and chilling rains turned many motorists’ minds to the challenges of driving on Missouri’s roads during the winter.

Probation granted in music venue theft

A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with breaking into a live music venue in July.

Holts Summit man charged after chase

A Holts Summit man is charged with resisting arrest in connection with a chase with law enforcement earlier this week.

Missouri River Regional Library looking to create new strategic plan

The Missouri River Regional Library administration and board started discussions of a new strategic plan for the library during its monthly board meeting Tuesday night.

Missouri football players stay involved with campus activism

College football players often operate in a separate hemisphere from their non-athlete counterparts. With a rigid schedule and their own set of facilities, athletes’ collegiate experiences are far from the norm.

ACLU sues ACT Missouri over Sunshine Law requests

Does Missouri’s Open Records law cover agencies that contract with the state and use state money for projects?

Humane Society: Keep pets safe at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when many overindulge, and the Humane Society of Missouri warns that dogs, cats and other pets can also become sick from what they eat over the holiday.

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Possibility of light snow in Mid-Missouri forecast

Colder air working into the low pressure overnight may begin to turn rain to snow for northern sections of Missouri, primarily north of U.S. 36.

Missouri students want to help pick new university leaders

Some University of Missouri students told the system’s governing board Friday that they want to play a part in deciding who will be the next Columbia chancellor and system president and said the school needs more faculty of color.

Couple found in Columbia hotel sentenced in drug case

A St. Louis-area couple has been sentenced in federal court for a drug-trafficking conspiracy case stemming from the man's heroin overdose in a Columbia hotel.

Missouri Republican leaders call hearing on Syrian refugees

State Republican legislative leaders have called a joint hearing that will review programs that could be used to provide assistance for refugee resettlement in Missouri.

Both sides pressure Mizzou over Planned Parenthood ties

Abortion rights opponents delivered about 590 letters to the University of Missouri about the university's decision affecting a Planned Parenthood clinic's ability to perform medically-induced abortions.

Nixon, 5 past governors discuss economic development

All six of Missouri's living governors have gathered in Kansas City for a panel discussion on economic development.

Missouri's Catholic bishops support Syrian refugees

Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."

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LU student charged following campus lockdown

Lincoln University police are looking for an individual in connection with a lockdown of the campus early Friday morning.