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JC native’s office at center of teen’s autopsy

The St. Louis County medical examiner, whose office performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown, is a Jefferson City native and Jefferson City High School graduate.

Several factors contribute to fewer deaths on Missouri roads

Since the Missouri Highway Patrol began tracking traffic fatalities, the most in a single year were 1,521 reported in 1969, with the least fatalities being the 757 deaths reported last year.

PSC approves change in Ameren’s solar rebate rates

Ameren Missouri says it soon will pay out all the solar rebates it’s required to pay, under a stipulated agreement reached last November with the Public Service Commission and other parties.

Supreme Court declines to hear assessor’s appeal

Missouri’s Supreme Court this week declined to hear Cole County Assessor Chris Estes’ appeal in his legal battle with the County Commission over its use of the “assessment fund.”

PSC rejects Noranda’s rate-change request

Noranda Aluminum won’t get reduced rates, the Public Service Commission said today.

LU Curators approve 4 contracts

Lincoln University Curators voted Tuesday to move forward with plans to build a new “Wellness Center” on the campus’ southeast corner.

Rome: Statistics explain LU changes made and still needed

From grade-point average statistics to enrollment figures, Kevin Rome threw out a lot of numbers last week, during Lincoln University’s Faculty/Staff Fall Institute.

‘New normal’ at Lincoln University

“Change” always is going to happen, Lincoln University President Keven D. Rome told faculty and staff Thursday morning at the school’s annual Fall Institute that helps get ready for the start of classes later this month.

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Russellville man wants sentences modified

For manslaughter and assault following fatal accident

Judge Dan Green said he’ll make a decision as soon as he can on a request to modify Larry Gene Welch’s sentences for manslaughter and assault following a fatal accident in 2007.

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Leporin sentenced to 30 years for 2013 fatal accident

Leporin, then 28, had two previous DWIs at time of wrong-way, head-on collision on U.S. 54 at the Missouri 179 interchange, in wreck that killed Chelsea Fredrickson, 19, Camdenton.

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