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Local man charged with car theft

A Jefferson City man was charged with stealing a vehicle early Monday morning.

Explosive device found in Millersburg roadway over weekend

Law enforcement: Not related to incident in Holts Summit Jan. 10

Officials say a pair of explosive devices found in a roadway near Millersburg Sunday do not appear to be connected to a bomb found in a mailbox in Holts Summit on Jan. 10.

2 injured in 4-vehicle crash

Two people were treated for minor injuries after a four-vehicle crash in Jefferson City on Tuesday morning.

Special Olympics complex coming to JC

Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce officials announced today that Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will be bringing facilities to a donated site near U.S. 54 and Missouri 179.

Informational meeting set on Rock Island Trail proposal

An informational meeting will be held Thursday on a proposed conversion of the old Rock Island railroad bed across central Missouri into a biking and hiking trail.

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King’s day at SSM

Community members, mayoral candidates and faith leaders met at St. Mary’s Hospital on Monday to celebrate and honor the life and works of Martin Luther King Jr.

New Bloomfield to vote on term lengths for aldermen

The Board of Aldermen voted last week to put a measure on the spring ballot which would allow aldermen who refile for their seat and run unopposed to be elected to serve a longer term on the board.

Ameren tree-trimming program helps prevent outages

Ameren Missouri is currently in a tree-trimming maintenance cycle in Jefferson City.

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Soybeans produce record yields, but less income

It’s confirmed: Missouri’s 2014 bumper soybean crop broke two yield records. But area farmers aren’t laughing all the way to the bank.

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Don’t shy away from ‘The Hiding Place’

A drama based on World War II events titled “The Hiding Place” is the January presentation for Stained Glass Theatre in Jefferson City.

Weekly updates available for Lafayette Street project

Missouri Department of Transportation officials have begun putting out weekly updates on the Lafayette Street interchange project at

Capital City CASA honored

The Capital City Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) received a national certification that recognizes the quality of their work with neglected and abused children.

Physicians group merges with JCMG

Missouri Valley Physicians (MVP) has merged with Jefferson City Medical Group to become Missouri Valley Physicians of JCMG.

Sock, shoe donations sought

JCMG Podiatry is holding its annual sock and shoe drive.

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Medley of medals

World War II veteran awarded French medal, donates German medal

Prior to Dec. 7, 1941, World War II had not fully awakened America since the unexpected devastation from the bombing of Pearl Harbor was yet to occur, thus thrusting the nation into a major mobilization of her resources.

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Following in her mother’s footsteps

Marcia Ramatowski continues her mother’s ABLE legacy

Retirement has not stopped Marcia Ramatowski from spending most of her days teaching and tutoring in Jefferson City.

MLK Day closings

Monday’s observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday means most national, state, county and local government offices will be closed, except for emergency services and law enforcement.

Parents: Pleas about East School overcrowding ignored

Elementary school among poorest, overcrowded in district

From the first evening Lisa Sanning visited Jefferson City's East Elementary School last August, she knew her daughter’s fifth-grade class was too crowded.

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Transportation officials seek input on ‘325 System’ plan

Missouri Transportation officials last week rolled out their new, “325 System” plan for maintaining Missouri’s nearly 34,000 miles of roads and 10,400 bridges in the coming years.

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Hundreds attend Mite Hockey Jamboree

Tournament generates hotel stays, economic benefit for Jefferson City

Hundreds of children ages 6 to 8 spent the weekend in Jefferson City for the 2015 Winter Blast Mite Hockey Jamboree.