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Remembering 'Greasy Bob' of Pizza Kwik

Owner Bob Huber was the real flavor of the hangout

Jefferson City said goodbye to a 40-year fixture and a beloved community member when Robert “Greasy Bob” Huber, the longtime owner of Pizza Kwik, died on Tuesday.

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Report: Missouri ranks 26th in child well-being

A new national report places Missouri in the middle when it comes to child well-being. The Kids Count Data Book, an annual report conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, measures four indicators within four domains.

Unilever to fix leak after creek tainted

Soap got into stormwater

Jefferson City’s public works officials say Unilever plans to have a problem with their stormwater system fixed by today.

Zweifel seeks more ‘transparency’ in MOSERS investments

Director supports idea

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel says the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) needs a better system for measuring the total cost of fees from private equity investments.

GOP attorney Hawley to run for attorney general

Republican attorney and University of Missouri School of Law associate professor Josh Hawley announced plans Thursday to run for state attorney general.

Woman pleads guilty to federal meth charges after chase arrest

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possessing methamphetamine for distribution, following a high-speed police chase in Osage Beach.

Callaway nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

Woman pleads guilty to federal meth charge after chase in Osage Beach

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possessing methamphetamine for distribution, following a high-speed police chase in Osage Beach.

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Performance offers Special Learning Center students therapeutic opportunity

Spinning around in his wheelchair, 7-year-old Taylor Surprenant smiled as he and 10 other children danced inside the Special Learning Center. Though his movement is limited due to cerebral palsy, the sounds of music and children made Surprenant grin.

Supreme Court: AG, Patrol should be part of sex offender case

Missouri’s attorney general and the Highway Patrol should not have been blocked from being part of a sex offender registry case, a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Ameren closes floodgates at Bagnell Dam

The floodgates at Bagnell Dam have been closed, and the Lake of the Ozarks is now at its typical seasonal level, Ameren officials said Wednesday.

Columbia reports 7 suspected mumps cases

Health officials in Boone County says seven suspected cases of mumps have been reported in the Columbia area.

Changes in railroad crossing replacements in Jefferson City

Union Pacific has changed the scheduled on when they'll do work on two railroad crossings in Jefferson City.

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Workers return after bomb threat forces Truman Building evacuation

Capitol Police and Highway Patrol officers were investigating a bomb threat at the Truman State Office Building this afternoon.

Missouri Senate report: Intern claims sexual harassment

Sen. LeVota denies intern's allegations

A former Missouri legislative intern claims a Democratic state senator sexually harassed her, made what she felt was a request for sex and retaliated when she refused, according to a Senate report released Wednesday. The lawmaker denied any inappropriate behavior.

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Rugen finds enjoyment through the camera lens

Brenda Rugen has a unique view through her camera’s lens.

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Greitens' campaign mostly funded by non-Missouri donors

Among the crowded field of Missouri Republicans aiming to become governor, former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens is the only one getting most of his funding from outside the state.

Oxley assumes office in Holts Summit

Board position now available

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen is undergoing new municipal changes following the official June 30 resignation of mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick.

Osage County library looks to triple facility size

Missouri River Regional Library board members are hoping to increase the size of the Osage County branch by purchasing the Linn building where it is housed.

Disaster declaration sought for 70 Missouri counties

Cole County officials hope a disaster declaration request by Gov. Jay Nixon will lead to financial help for the county to repair roads damaged by flooding earlier this month.