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Bond savings may lay foundation for new Blair Oaks high school

The Blair Oaks school board has been strategizing ways to collect enough money to possibly build a fourth building, possibly a senior high for grades 9-12.

Commission OKs funds for more jurors

The Cole County Commission has added money to the budget to pay for the cost of jurors, since more jury trials are taking place this year.

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Blunt: Senate failing on highway funding bill

Missouri transportation officials, and their counterparts in other states, are waiting for Congress to pass a new national highway funding bill.

Presbyterian minister seeks justice, other victims

Fulton church sued over child abuse at hands of former lay pastor

A Fulton church has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit that also includes Jack Wayne Rogers, accusing him of sexually assaulting the plaintiff when he was a child 14 years ago.

Jaycees put Cole County back in fair’s title

Last year, the annual fair at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds dropped Cole County from the title.

JC woman gets probation for identity theft

A Jefferson City woman, charged with using the name of another woman and her Social Security number to steal more than $700 in services, has been placed on five years supervised probation.

Local man charged with molesting girl

A Jefferson City man has been charged with inappropriately touching a girl under the age of 10.

New Bloomfield R-3 receives $2,000 for wellness initiatives

The New Bloomfield school district will have $2,000 to spend on health and wellness initiatives in the district after receiving an award this week.

Missouri Lottery gave less to schools in 2014

Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency.

Four people killed in Camden County wreck

Three members of an Illinois family and a Warsaw man were killed after a motor vehicle accident Wednesday morning on the Niangua Bridge just north of Camdenton.

Winery hosting watch party for show with actress at MSP

The Missouri State Archives will host a watch party tonight at Canterbury Hill Winery and Restaurant for TLC’s “Who Do you Think You Are” from 7-9 p.m.

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Country stars to shine in Mid-Missouri

Pam Tillis coming to Eldon with Lorrie Morgan

Despite her acquisition of the coveted 1994 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year award and an elite membership in the Grand Ole Opry, country singer/songwriter Pam Tillis casually bucks the stereotype of stardom.

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Two new officials appointed to Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Jefferson City welcomed Lts. Rachel and Christopher White as the new leadership for the shelter and corps community offices.

High court will hear Ameren case on coal-ash landfill

A three-judge panel of the Missouri appeals court’s Eastern District agreed Tuesday the state Supreme Court should consider arguments on whether a circuit court should have heard a group’s complaints about a public hearing process.

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Local residents share moonwalk memories

The monumental events of July 20, 1969, appear to be permanently orbiting amongst the memories of several local residents.

Fire engulfs Osage County home

Firefighters fought a blaze at a rural Osage County residence on Tuesday evening.

Meth charges filed after Osage County arrests

Two Columbia residents were charged Tuesday in Osage County for allegedly possessing illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Driver killed in Moniteau County crash

A California man died Tuesday afternoon when his car collided with an oncoming truck in Moniteau County.

Search at landfill in JC murder investigation ends

The search for a Jefferson City man, believed to have been murdered, is continuing, but the search for him at the local landfill has been discontinued.

Miller County prosecutor seeks injunction to close Eldon smoke shop

Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Howard has filed a civil nuisance suit against Eldon retail store Puff N Snuff seeking to shut down the shop for at least one year.