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Implementing municipal court reform not major effort locally

The law changing Missouri municipal court operations went into effect last Friday, and some courts — especially in the St. Louis area — already are seeing changes.

City may loosen transportation rules

Would allow companies like Uber to operate in Jefferson City

Jefferson City officials are discussing potential changes to allow more transportation options, such as Uber, to operate in the Capital City.

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California High School grad to get wish from Tebow Foundation

Now playing football at Truman State, Barr will meet the Eagles quarterback

Barr, a freshman at Truman State University, Kirksville, shares traits with NFL player Tim Tebow, including a strong work ethic and a valued faith.

Russellville restaurant cleared to open

The Russellville Drive In has the green light to reopen following a failed health inspection Aug. 31.

3 jailed after drug deal turns to robbery

Two men and a woman — all Jefferson City residents — have been charged in connection with a Tuesday night robbery in Binder Park over a drug deal gone bad.

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Father Helias' fourth church on register

The fourth of seven parishes founded by the Apostle of Central Missouri, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church remains a reflection of the past as a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Helias softball defeats Lady Jays 8-4 in comeback fashion

Better late than never, the saying goes, and on Wednesday the Helias softball team was certainly good late.

Helias tennis goes 2-0-1 at Rock Bridge Bruin Invitational

The Helias Lady Crusaders finished 2-0-1 in the Rock Bridge Bruin Invitational on Wednesday.

Lady Jays tennis tops Hickman

The Jefferson City Lady Jays picked up their ninth win of the season Wednesday, defeating Hickman 6-3 in a tennis dual at Washington Park.

Three injured in two Jefferson City collisions

Three people were hurt in two separate wrecks on Wednesday in Jefferson City.

Senator seeks update into Iowa man's Lake of the Ozarks drowning

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says he wants an update on the investigation into a 2014 drowning of a handcuffed Iowa man who fell from a patrol boat in the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Helias, Jays golf compete in Helias Invitational

The Helias Lady Crusaders were second and the Jefferson City Jays were seventh Wednesday in the Helias Invitational played at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Architects reveal designs for proposed Rams stadium

The architects for a proposed new stadium for the St. Louis Rams said they want it to serve as a public meeting place when football isn’t being played.

Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

St. Louis Zoo says it won't begin charging admission

The St. Louis Zoo will continue to be free to the public.

St. Louis-area doctor gets probation in misbranded drug case

A St. Louis County doctor has been sentenced to three years of probation for receiving misbranded drugs and making false statements in patient files.

This Week in the SEC for Sept. 3-5, 2015

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Sept. 3-5, 2015.

SEC’s title hopes rest on influx of new starting QBs

The Southeastern Conference has gone two whole years without winning a national title.

Vanderbilt opens trying to slow down WKU’s Brandon Doughty

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason likes a challenge, and he sure has one for his debut as the Commodores’ defensive coordinator.

Highest ranking, early opener push No. 2 TCU past 2014 snub

Trevone Boykin and his buddies at TCU have grown tired of hearing about last season, when the Horned Frogs shared the Big 12 title but were left out of the first College Football Playoff.

Security company to pay $50K to Missouri consumers

The Missouri attorney general's office says a home security company accused of misleading consumers has to pay $50,000 to Missouri customers.

St. Joseph solar company owner pleads guilty

The St. Joseph owner of a solar energy installation company has pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing him of fraudulently claiming about $1.4 million in rebates.

Gamecocks QB Mitch faces old friends in first start vs. UNC

Connor Mitch will probably be a little too busy tonight to do much reminiscing.

Missouri man gets 50 years for killing father with hammer

A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for beating his father to death with a hammer.

ACC faces variables in creating a TV channel to rival SEC, Big Ten

The Atlantic Coast Conference is still figuring out whether it will start a dedicated cable channel of its own.

Harbaugh makes return in Michigan-Utah opener

After eight months of living in the spotlight as college football’s latest rock star, Jim Harbaugh is ready to move past the hype and get gritty on the football field.

2 charged in fight over sale of Michael Brown shirts

Two people face charges for a fight in Ferguson over the sale of commemorative Michael Brown shirts.

Suspect in Florida doctor's death violates federal probation

One of two Missouri men charged with killing a southwest Florida doctor was sentenced Wednesday for a probation violation that investigators allege put him in the same county where the physician was killed — more than 1,100 miles from his eastern Missouri home — a day before her body was found.

Court upholds $20.5 million judgment in St. Louis beating

A state appeals court has upheld a $20.5 million judgment for a man who was beaten during a brawl at a St. Louis fast food restaurant.

ETSU takes on Kennesaw State in matchup of new programs

Kennesaw State kicks off its inaugural season tonight by facing East Tennessee State, which will be playing its first game since reviving a program it had shut down for financial reasons in 2003.

Players on the bubble trying to qualify for Presidents Cup team

Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus.

Valeant will buy eye surgery device maker Synergetics

Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it will buy eye surgery product maker Synergetics USA for as much as $192 million.

Son of man convicted in Jewish site shootings testifies

The son of a man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City says no one else in their family shares his father's anti-Semitic views.

Sony defends ‘Concussion’ film about NFL head trauma

Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, “Concussion.”