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Missouri gets bigger federal grant to assist crime victims

An annual federal grant recently awarded to Missouri that assists the state’s crime victims will be four times larger than last year’s total, according to a press release from Gov. Jay Nixon’s office.

Women in Agriculture set for conference Nov. 6

“During the research we did with the 2010 census, we recognized that there is a higher number of female managers and owner/operators in the agriculture business than we historically thought,” said Marcia Shannon.

MU joins effort to ease applications

The University of Missouri has joined a nationwide coalition dedicated to making it easier for high school students to apply for college.

Beetem orders new hearings in Sheriff Dixon case

‘Procedural irregularities’ by commission cited

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled officials didn't follow the required procedures to discipline Dixon's peace officer's license.

Former longtime Missouri state Sen. Harold Caskey dies at 77

Former longtime Missouri state Sen. Harold Caskey has died following complications related to Parkinson's disease.

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Firefighters respond to residential fire

Fire crews responded to a house fire at the corner of Argonne and Francis streets Thursday afternoon.

Former JC school bus driver indicted for child porn

A former school bus driver has been indicted by a federal grand jury for receiving and possessing child pornography.

University of Missouri joins effort to ease applications

The University of Missouri has joined a nationwide coalition dedicated to making it easier for high school students to apply for college.

House leaders urge Nixon to support state employees’ pay raise

Gov. Jay Nixon should work with lawmakers next year to find the money needed to give state employees a pay raise, House Speaker Todd Richardson and Budget Chairman Tom Flanigan said Wednesday.

Magazine lists LU in lower half of ranked HBCUs

Lincoln University is ranked 48th among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), according to U.S. News & World Report.

Kenney pleads guilty to DWI

Bill Kenney, a former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and state senator, pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and was placed on two years unsupervised probation.

Blair Oaks FBLA team competes at nationals

Knowing their business

Seven students from Blair Oaks High School traveled to Chicago for the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda national competition and brought home awards and recognition.

Jefferson City man sentenced to prison for child abuse

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to three years in prison for pleading guilty to a charge of abuse of a child for an incident that occurred in December 2014.

Jefferson City man gets 12 years for Subway armed robbery

A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with an armed robbery at Subway on East High Street in May.

Missouri enters data center competition with new tax breaks

When Internet service provider Bluebird Network bought a Springfield computer data center last year, it did so with the intent of gradually expanding it over the next few years.

Readers Theatre to feature whodunit mysteries

Actors — men, women and of various ages — read lines from paper setting on music stands inside the Missouri River Regional Library Wednesday night in preparation for its upcoming Readers Theatre.

Multicultural Fall Festival set for Saturday

The 15th annual Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival is set for Saturday, along with the Harvest Fest at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Olde Tyme Apple Festival returns to Versailles

Festival celebrates 36 years

For more than 30 years, the annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival in Versailles has seen visitors enjoy its numerous fun-filled activities and contests, delicious apple-inspired and old-fashioned food, and true small town event aura.

Columbia jury convicts man of 2014 stabbing death

A central Missouri jury has convicted a man in connection with a stabbing death last year.

Missouri summer jobs program places more than 3,100 youths

A new Missouri summer jobs program provided more than 3,000 low-income youth with work experience.