RSS Feed

Jefferson City Area Local News

Dinner train owes nearly $12K to Columbia

The city of Columbia is ending its contract with the Columbia Star Dinner Train for not paying its bills since the summer.

Richter found guilty in shaken baby case

Jury deliberates 8½ hours on child endangerment charge

A Cole County jury has found Shelley Richter guilty of endangering the welfare of a child, at her home day care in Taos on Aug. 19, 2010.

Columbia school security officers to carry guns

Some security personnel will be allowed to carry guns in Columbia schools if they meet certain requirements.

Tease photo

City: Petition to change Lafayette Street name now withdrawn

A proposal to change the name of Lafayette Street is being withdrawn without a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission after Jefferson City officials found the petition did not meet the standards of city code.

Parks, LU may move forward with facility

Plans for a potential multipurpose building in Jefferson City are continuing to evolve as a deadline for a decision looms. Two entities have decided to try and move forward with a project they can afford to do on their own.

Tease photo

Old Munichburg extends geographic boundaries

District to incorporate more of south side

Members of the Old Munichburg Association voted in October to extend the district’s geographic boundaries to incorporate more of Jefferson City’s south side and the core business district.

Prosecution rests in Richter retrial

Prosecutors finished presenting their case against Shelley A. Richter Tuesday afternoon, and officials still expect the child endangerment case to go to the jury today for its deliberations.

Volunteers to lay wreaths on veterans' graves

Saturday will mark the fifth anniversary of the Wreaths for Heroes program in Jefferson City, and the organizer believes it’s served two purposes.

LU irks residents with bid to change Lafayette Street to University Avenue

A proposal to change the name of a Jefferson City street is drawing strong opposition and some in the black community see it as an attempt to “obliterate our history.”

Callaway nuclear plant back online

Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center is back online after an electrical problem caused a turbine trip and a reactor trip that shut the plant down on Dec. 2.

Jefferson City woman hurt in wreck

A Jefferson City woman was injured in a one-car accident at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 63, south of Country Road 395 in Callaway County.

Nixon asks for analysis of tolls on I-70

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking state highway officials to analyze the potential of turning Interstate 70 into a toll road.

Handing off the future

JC football foundation sets change of leadership

The end of one era came to a close, and a new one was launched, as the Jefferson City Public Schools Football Boosters Foundation announced a change of leadership Monday evening.

Tease photo

Richter retrial begins on child endangerment

Lane Schaefer will turn 5 on Jan. 10. But he still wears diapers because he hasn’t learned how to go to the bathroom by himself, his mother told a five-woman, nine-man jury Monday afternoon.

Holts Summit, Allied Waste to negotiate new contract; mandatory service not included

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to move forward with proposed changes to the city’s trash service Monday night. With the board’s vote, City Administrator Brian Crane and city staff can begin negotiations with Allied Waste Services to develop a five-year contract between the waste service provider and the city of Holts Summit.

Tease photo

Real time college credit

Russellville students get a jump on degrees with Central Methodist ITV program

Choosing to challenge themselves, several Russellville High School upperclassmen are studying college-level classes, thanks to Central Methodist University’s ITV program.

Rita Esterly holding book signing Wednesday

Local author Rita Esterly will be signing copies of her new book, “The Magical Christmas Tree,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Downtown Book and Toy.

Key interview missing from Ferguson documents

Former LU student still wanted in JC stealing case

A law enforcement interview with a key witness doesn’t appear to be included with thousands of pages of documents released after a grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Drainage pipe replacement in Cole Co.

The Cole County Public Works Department will closed Rockhouse Spur so a new culvert can be installed in the slab.

Tease photo

JC-area mom named 2014 Parent of the Year

A family love of sports

Not many people can call themselves parent of the year, but Kimberly Atnip can.