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Lawmakers vow to ‘fix’ superintendents law before it takes real effect

As of Wednesday afternoon, it is illegal in Missouri for a former public schools superintendent to run for election to the school board of a district he or she once ran.

2 Bagnell Dam Strip parking lots nearly ready for summer

Two new parking lots on Bagnell Dam Strip, with more than 50 spots for public use, are scheduled to open in early May — in time for events that bring thousands of visitors to the historic Lake Ozark business and entertainment district.

MRRL celebrates National Library Week

Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL) will host a variety of activities this week to mark National Library Week.

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Westminster College celebrates tenure of retiring Barney Forsythe

First of three farewell events for college president and his wife

Overwhelmed. That’s how Jane Forsythe described her feelings after hearing members of the Westminster College’s community reflect on her and her husband’s decade with them.

Status of Mid-Missouri senators' bills

Here are descriptions of bills that Mid-Missouri senators have filed and the status of the legislation.

Status of Mid-Missouri representatives' bills

Here are descriptions of bills that Mid-Missouri representatives have filed and the status of the legislation.

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Sophomore Pilgrimage hosts students this week

Ten local students are attending the 81st annual Sophomore Pilgrimage sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri on Tuesday in Jefferson City.

Hit man sentenced to life in prison for art dealer's death

A 26-year-old Oklahoma man has been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of a Columbia, Missouri, art dealer.

Medical marijuana bills picking up steam in Mo. House

Four-year-old Harper Goldsby suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes him to have four to five clusters of tonic-clonic seizures per day.

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Vitae awarded grant, holding annual essay contest

Vitae Foundation was awarded a grant from the Alphonse J. Schwartze Community Foundation, which will enable Vitae to advertise during all 162 games on the St. Louis Cardinals Radio Network.

JCPS announces Moreau Heights Elementary principal

A former Jefferson City Teacher of the Year has been hired to serve as principal at Moreau Heights Elementary School.

JC man charged after domestic assault incident

A Jefferson City man was being held on $100,000 bond in the Cole County Jail after a domestic violence incident Thursday night in Apache Flats.

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ND officials expect legal battle over Missouri River water to drag on

North Dakota officials believe a federal study of a large Missouri River water project in the state has adequately addressed fears of environmental harm in the state of Missouri and the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office recognized by Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service presented a plaque Friday to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in arresting a Stover man who made threats against the U.S. president.

$10 million gift to help fund music building at MU

Billionaires Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have donated $10 million to help fund a new School of Music building at the University of Missouri's Columbia campus.

Two injured in separate one-vehicle wrecks

An Olean teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on Mill Road west of Route P in Miller County.

3 Fulton residents OK after boat takes on water on Osage River

Three Fulton residents swam safely to shore after their boat took on water while out at the Osage River Lock and Dam, Friday afternoon.

Missouri governor signs bills to help dairy, agriculture

Gov. Jay Nixon signed bills Friday aimed at boosting Missouri's dairy and $12.5 billion-a-year agriculture industries through insurance subsidies, scholarships, eased restrictions during parts of the year and other provisions meant to help crop and livestock farmers.

Missouri health care navigator law pre-empted, court rules

An appeals court ruled Friday that Missouri can't limit health insurance navigators' ability to help people obtain insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law -- a ruling that advocates say could have implications for other states that have instituted similar restrictions.

Missouri governor calls for reversal of proposed budget cuts

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says increased state general revenues from an improving economy make cuts in the Senate's proposed budget for services for foster children and people with mental illnesses unnecessary.