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Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials

Republican senators and the Missouri health department director debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood met state requirements needed to perform abortions, an issue that has led to questions about whether the agency properly granted the clinic a license in July.

Jefferson City woman leads officers on three-county chase

A Jefferson City woman was charged Tuesday afternoon with resisting arrest, a felony, after she led law officers on a chase through three counties.

Cole County looks to sell Renns Lake

The Cole County Commission has been discussing selling some county-owned property deemed no longer necessary, including Renns Lake, since February.

Man arrested for hitting another man with pipe in Columbia

A man has been arrested after police say he assaulted another man with an aluminum pipe in Columbia.

LU to honor former professor with bust

Former Lincoln University Professor Willis E. Byrd — fired by LU’s Board of Curators in 1988 for “failure to teach assigned classes” — will be honored with a bust to be placed in the Page Library, the current curators decided Friday during a closed session.

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Recycling event scheduled for Saturday

An electronic waste collection is scheduled 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in Jefferson City at the News Tribune Commercial Print Facility, 2130 Schotthill Woods Drive.

Annual Boost BBQ event set for Thursday

The 23rd annual Goldschmidt Cancer Center Boost BBQ is set for 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

US 50/63 open again in central Jefferson City

Jefferson City police advise US 50/63 at Monroe Street is open once again. The roadway has been cleared of debris.

JC woman hurt in vehicle/pedestrian accident

A Jefferson City woman was treated for moderate injuries after being hit by a vehicle, Tuesday morning.

JC woman in custody after early morning car chase

On Tuesday at just before 1:30 a.m., Jefferson City police attempted to stop the driver of a vehicle who was known to have a municipal warrant for her arrest.

Council starts debating on utility tax

A document of proposed changes to the 2016 Jefferson City budget generated considerable discussion at Monday night’s Budget Committee meeting at City Hall.

Kraus complains about appointment failure

Gary Dusenberg served three terms in the Missouri House from Jackson County, from 2003-09.

Extension exercise program targets seniors' strength

The Cole County University of Missouri Extension wants to help older adults maintain their strength as they age.

Teen in custody after Saturday shooting

JC man, 19, wounded in Holts Summit incident

A 16-year-old male is in custody after fleeing from a weekend shooting in Holts Summit.

Three injured in area accidents

A New Bloomfield teenager was treated for serious injuries after an accident involving three all-terrain vehicles Monday morning in Callaway County.

Oklahoma politician killed by son with wife nearby

A rising politician’s meeting with his mentally ill son at a restaurant turned deadly when the young man pulled out a large kitchen knife and stabbed his father to death while his mother and other horrified witnesses looked on, police said Monday.

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Meeting the challenge

In the 10 months since coming on board as the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service (RACS) director, Alden Henrickson has learned how complicated the issue of domestic violence is and how complicated it is to fund the shelter.

Motorists should prepare for more changes

Beginning Thursday, work on the new Lafayette Interchange project in Jefferson City will bring changes for motorists traveling both directions on U.S. 50/63 in Jefferson City.

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Not too neighborly

Interchange project draws complaints from some residents; others keep eye on future

Neighbors of the Lafayette Street interchange give the project mixed reviews so far, with some saying it’s creating noise and safety issues, and others saying it creates temporary inconveniences for a long-term benefit.

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‘Grounded’ lands on Scene One stage

Scene One Theatre in Jefferson City is presenting the drama “Grounded” by George Brant.