Stories by Bob
The state appeals court must decide if there’s anything left to decide, in the case of making payments to support the controversial Common Core education standards.
Owner of Victoria’s Bridal Boutique to be sentenced in December
Six months after hearing the evidence, Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green told former Jefferson City businesswoman Ann Metternich Wednesday morning she was guilty of stealing.
If someone were keeping score, the Saxony Lutheran High School is one-for-two in its rulings from the state appeals court in Kansas City.
The Moniteau County Library District (MCLD) and its board of directors are spending money illegally for some library operations, three western Moniteau County residents and the City of Tipton alleged in a lawsuit filed last week.
State Technical College President Don Claycomb will serve on the advisory committee helping the Board of Regents search for the school’s next president.
Sewell announcement comes day after Faculty Senate meeting
Lincoln University Provost Said Sewell’s announcement of a planned national search to fill two deans’ positions has been postponed.
Crouse has historical learning curve as Senate's new secretary
In Adriane Crouse’s first year as the state Senate’s new secretary, a forced end to a filibuster resulted in a three-day shutdown where only one bill was passed in the last three days of a General Assembly session.
Missouri voters could be asked next year to raise the state’s taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, to provide more money for early childhood education, transportation needs or state government’s general revenue fund.
Educators and business leaders all over the country are interested in getting more students to learn STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and math. At Jefferson City’s Boys and Girls Club, that’s STEAM skills — the “A” stands for “art.”
More than a few Americans will recognize that name as the trademark for a string of financial investment offices that have grown out of the company founded by his father.
Lincoln University is getting $4.4 million from the federal Education department over the next five years.
Missouri courts have a new “Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness” to help make sure the courts are providing fair and impartial justice to all, Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge told the Missouri Bar on Thursday.
Three lots on East McCarty Street and one lot of West Truman Boulevard could be rezoned this year, if the Jefferson City Council accepts the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendations.
Lincoln University’s faculty members — apparently still upset with administrators’ plans to hold national searches for two dean’s positions now held by two longtime LU leaders — held a 75-minute closed door meeting Thursday.
An appeals court ruling could give a Missouri prisoner another shot at release. A three-judge panel of the state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Derek Masters, 26, should get a new hearing in the Cole County Circuit Court, in his effort to be released from prison under the state law that allows probation for inmates successfully completing a 120-day “shock” treatment program.
The St. Elizabeth R-4 School District is keeping its schedule this week, even though the town has a boil order at least through today.
Jefferson City fires were in the news at least twice last week — within about 24 hours of each other. Both served to renew attention on two of the firefighters’ jobs — fighting and extinguishing fires, then figuring out what caused them.
‘Procedural irregularities’ by commission cited
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled officials didn't follow the required procedures to discipline Dixon's peace officer's license.
A former school bus driver has been indicted by a federal grand jury for receiving and possessing child pornography.
Gov. Jay Nixon should work with lawmakers next year to find the money needed to give state employees a pay raise, House Speaker Todd Richardson and Budget Chairman Tom Flanigan said Wednesday.
Lincoln University is ranked 48th among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), according to U.S. News & World Report.
Jury in second trial takes just over 3 1/2 hours to reach guilty verdict in Everhart's arson trial.
After hearing six days of testimony, a Cole County jury should begin deliberating Kurt Steidley’s fate today.
Three-judge appeals court panel in Kansas City upholds last year's ruling by Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce.
In his initial interviews after a New Year’s Day 2011 fire damaged his closed business, investigators said Kurt Steidley told them he last was in Jefferson City on Dec. 30.
Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Henry’s disciplinary hearing won’t happen next week as scheduled and no new hearing dates have been set.
For about half the day Friday, Kurt Steidley testified in his own trial — as a prosecution witness.
Ron Calzone, who describes himself as a “citizen lobbyist,” has challenged the Sept. 3 Missouri Ethics Commission decision fining him $1,000 for failing to register as a lobbyist.
Mid-Missouri resdient Drew Buersmeyer took the stand Thursday in the trial against Kurt Steidley, who is accused of setting a fire that heavily damaged his business, Everhart’s Sporting Goods.
A number of Lincoln University faculty members told Academic Affairs Vice President Said Sewell Thursday they’re not happy with the way LU administrators are handling the jobs of two longtime LU leaders.
On the second day of Kurt Steidley’s second trial for setting fire to his business, a Cole County jury saw a lot of pictures showing the damage caused by a New Year’s Day 2011 fire at Everhart’s Sporting Goods.
After being told twice Missouri’s 2014 right-to-farm amendment doesn’t include her right to grow marijuana in her basement, Lisa Loesch has taken her case to the state Supreme Court.
Kurt Steidley faces up to seven years in New Year’s Day fire
Kurt Steidley’s second trial over the New Year’s Day 2011 fire at Everhart’s Sporting Goods began Tuesday morning.
Appeals court panel refuses to block trial on marijuana cultivation charge
Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green can keep working toward holding a trial early next year for a Jefferson City woman charged with growing marijuana in her basement.
Higher education leaders put faith in Nixon budget
Their boards still have to agree, but Missouri college and university presidents promised Gov. Jay Nixon Monday they would freeze tuition for the 2016-17 school year — their fourth tuition freeze in seven years.
Tom Dempsey, the Missouri Senate’s now-former president pro tem, still will have some influence over state Senate operations next year.
14 business ideas were highlighted during Saturday’s fourth-annual Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce “Pitch It and Win It” program.
With only four exceptions, Mid-Missouri’s 12 lawmakers — three senators and nine representatives — voted for successful veto overrides during Wednesday’s legislative veto session.
Sponsor pulls override attempt, suggests revisiting issue next year
Two Mid-Missouri lawmakers took an active part in Wednesday’s House debates on seven vetoed bills suggested for override votes.
Legislators acknowledge court challenge is likely
With one vote to spare, the Senate overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of House Bill 150, outlining regulations to unemployment benefits.
At one point early Wednesday evening, it appeared the 2015 veto session would go late into the night — or need to resume today.
Hundreds of labor union members cheered when the vote was announced — the Missouri House fell 13 votes short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a controversial right to work proposal.
Sen. Ron Richard is poised to make state history today.
As veto session looms in Jefferson City
Missouri lawmakers this year have only 16 veto overrides to consider when the veto session begins at mid-day Wednesday.
If you’re a lawmaker coming to Jefferson City for Wednesday’s veto session, what would you consider to be a successful veto session? State Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, believes it's a hard question to answer, because, “I think you’ve got to look at each bill individually.
Just two weeks before he’s scheduled to defend Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Henry in a disciplinary hearing, St. Louis lawyer C. John “Chet” Pleban still hasn’t taken Osage County Prosecutor Amanda Grellner’s deposition.
The Missouri Transportation department’s Central District has a diversity education program scheduled Oct. 1 as part of its ongoing series.
Lincoln University wants to keep growing, both in the number of students who come to Jefferson City and in their academic achievements, President Kevin Rome told students, faculty and staff during Thursday’s Opening Convocation.
Lincoln University had about 650 new students when classes began nearly three weeks ago, and still has 65 students living in hotel rooms rather than residence halls.
Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Henry’s request to take two depositions will be argued in a Cole County court on Sept. 22 — just six days before his Patrol disciplinary hearing.