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Helmig lawsuit dismissed

Osage County, sheriff, others cleared of freed inmate’s accusations

U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey has dismissed all seven claims Dale Helmig had made against Osage County, former Sheriff Carl Fowler, former deputy Paul Backues and former Highway Patrol trooper Robert Westfall.

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Jobs help turn back drug tide

Cole County Drug Court honors businesses who help recovery

Brenda Schell, director of the Jefferson City-based Missouri Recovery Network, says drug courts help save lives. 35 area businesses were honored Wednesday for their participation in the program.

'Fireball Run' blazing to Jefferson City

In just 2½ weeks, Jefferson City and some other Missouri locations will be featured on “Fireball Run — America’s Frontier,” an online television reality show starting its eighth season.

Rehearing sought in rate change for Noranda

Just over three weeks after the Public Service Commission said ‘No,’ Noranda Aluminum and the Missouri Office of Public Counsel both asked for a rehearing on Noranda’s request for lower electric rates.

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Nixon, lawmakers remain at odds over relationships

Gov. Jay Nixon has two more legislative sessions to go in his second term — and some of the Republican leaders he must work with continue to complain the Democratic governor doesn’t work well with them.

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Some local interest vetoes never considered for overrides

Money released to schools, other programs — but most overridden line-item vetoes frozen

Missourians hoping that lawmakers last week would restore funding for the St. Mary’s Health Center renovations project in Jefferson City were destined to be disappointed.

LU students told to ask questions, learn something new each day

Lincoln University students should learn to ask questions all the time, two top administrators said Thursday during the school’s annual opening convocation.

LU curators celebrate a full campus

Lincoln University’s on-campus population is much larger this fall than a year ago, officials told LU curators Thursday.

Veto session runs out of steam

Senate quits after angry split

Missouri lawmakers had been told they might still be in session today, still considering overrides of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of 32 bills and more than 150 budget line-items.

House fails to override veto of jobless benefits bill

Sen. Kehoe: Bill would benefit Missouri's small businesses

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Missouri House failed to approve a motion to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill changing state unemployment procedures sponsored by Sen. Mike Kehoe.

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