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Bringing home the bacon at the fair auction

Cole County 4-H and FFA students this year sold 65 cured ham and bacon projects for $21,175 total — an average of $325.77 per item — at the annual county fair Ham and Bacon Breakfast and Auction.

Capital Sand still working dredge removal

It’s been three weeks since Capital Sand Co.’s dredge, the “Kathy Lee,” took on water and rolled onto its side in the Missouri River, upstream from the Noren Conservation Access and the bridges between Cole and Callaway counties.

Trooper seeks to block Koster's office from disciplinary hearing

Because of a conflict of interest, the attorney general’s office should not represent the Missouri Highway Patrol and Superintendent Bret Johnson in a disciplinary hearing against an officer accused of misconduct, the officer’s lawyer said in a July 2 legal filing released to the media Thursday.

State begins work to plan Capitol renovations

The state is beginning its project to renovate the exterior stonework on the Missouri Capitol — part of a $40 million effort to rehabilitate the building and eliminate some water-leak problems, especially on the building’s south side.

Blunt pleased with US Senate budget work

The federal government’s business year begins Oct. 1, and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Wednesday that Congress is moving forward on passing a budget to run the government in the new year.

McCaskill: Long-term transportation bill needed

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters Tuesday the Senate has worked hard to find some compromises on transportation funding.

Petition campaign launched to add Cole County to Nonpartisan Court Plan

If enough people sign the petitions, Cole County voters next year would be asked to decide whether to add the county’s 19th judicial circuit to the list of Nonpartisan Plan counties in the state.

New child-on-child sex abuse law in the works

In just under five weeks, the Missouri Children’s Division will have new legal authority to investigate complaints that a child under 14 sexually abused another child.

Cole County seeks dismissal of jail suit

Eight days after being sued by three present or former Cole County Jail inmates, the county’s attorney on Friday asked the U.S. District Court to dismiss the case.

Court upholds judge’s ruling in inmate’s appeal

Ronald Eugene Brown Jr. remains in the state’s Moberly Correctional Center, after the appeals court in Kansas City this week rejected his effort to get post-conviction relief.

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