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Schweich's spokesman an apparent suicide, too

Police: Spence Jackson left note after shooting himself at Jefferson City home

Within hours of the one-month anniversary of his boss’ death, state Auditor spokesman Robert “Spence” Jackson, 44, apparently took his own life this weekend.

Lawmakers begin home stretch

Mid-Missouri legislators still pushing to get state pay raises into budget

Gov. Jay Nixon didn’t propose any raises this next year for Missouri government employees.

Passing budget is first priority when lawmakers return this week

The Missouri House has already passed a state budget, and a Senate committee is reviewing the bills to see what changes, if any, the Senate wants to make — before conference committee members negotiate a compromise version to send to the governor.

Century-old agency takes new name

Jeanette Mott Oxford had to re-send a news release — because the first one she sent identified her as with the Missouri Association for Social Welfare. But the group this year changed its name to “Empower Missouri,” which the rest of the release included.

JC woman charged after Thursday high-speed chase

A Jefferson City woman was released Friday after posting a $25,000 bond, following the filing of formal charges in a case that included a high-speed chase along parts of U.S. 54 in Miller and Cole counties.

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Long chase ends in Jefferson City

Lone woman arrested as officers stop vehicle for Kansas

A woman driving a car thought to be involved in a Kansas home invasion was arrested as she headed into Jefferson City Thursday afternoon.

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Westboro protesters back in Mid-Missouri

Four local churches targeted; members urged to ignore pickets

For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is a day to remember that day nearly 2,000 years ago when Jesus entered Jerusalem, cheered by palm-waving crowds.

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Former lawmaker has ‘good attitude’ about cancer

Carl Vogel thought he had flu before going to hospital

Jefferson City businessman and former state lawmaker Carl Vogel said Thursday he’s got “a good attitude” about his now three-week battle with pancreatic cancer.

Carl Vogel has 'good attitude' about cancer

Vogel, 60, is undergoing chemotherapy and has 'confidence' in his doctors

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JC school board candidates answer questions at forum

Five candidates seeking to win one of two Jefferson City school board seats faced and answered a dozen question over a two-hour period Tuesday night.

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