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It will be at least two more weeks before we know how much it will cost to build the wellness center at Lincoln University — the joint project between LU and Jefferson City’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.
Dec. 4 is an important day for members of Alpha Phi Alpha — the nation’s first black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, which has an active chapter at Lincoln University.
Sgt. Randy Henry, a 29-year veteran of the state Water and Highway patrols, has retired. Henry had challenged the Patrol's plan to discipline him for "misconduct," based on a complaint from Osage County Prosecutor Amanda Grellner.
There was no request for a “no-confidence” vote, as some pre-meeting rumors had suggested.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office filed a federal lawsuit Thursday charging the Automated Professional Marketing LLC and Safety Publications companies of Illinois with violating state and federal laws,when their employees called numerous Missouri residents who already were on the state’s No-Call list, or who asked the company not to call again.
Some area residents were disappointed when they’re told the city can’t take some of the items the residents brought to the Cole County Household Hazardous Waste facility.
Leroy Jamase Spinks’ reported involvement in an Oct. 14 shooting on Monroe Street has landed him in trouble with the federal justice system, too.
The owner of Puff N Snuff LLC, with locations in Camdenton and Eldon, pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in a money-laundering conspiracy related to the distribution of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as “K2.”
Missouri was next-to-last among the 50 U.S. states in creating an unclaimed property program.
Missouri’s Supreme Court last week suspended James “Doug” Barding’s law license, effective Nov. 3.
Judge Joyce under fire for ruling accused child rapist didn’t get a ‘speedy’ trial
Miller County Prosecutor Ben Winfrey already is working on his appeal of last Friday’s decision to end the criminal case against a Brumley man charged with sodomy of a 5-month-old girl in 2009.
Ameren Missouri President Michael Moehn said the company is disappointed with this week’s unanimous state Public Service Commission decision rejecting the utility’s proposed energy efficiency plan.
No danger to the public, engineer says
In a river, “scour” is where the water flow washes away dirt and rocks from the river bank or from around the piers supporting a bridge.
State Sen. Mike Kehoe and State Technical College Faculty Senate President Dwight Massey are the two newest members of the school’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee.
Jeff Mizanskey — out of prison about seven weeks — wants Missourians to change the state’s marijuana laws that sent him to prison.
A new farmer’s market planned for the Capitol lost its $250,000 in state funding Monday, as part of Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement withholding $46.131 million from the current state budget plan.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday ordered flags at all state buildings in Missouri to fly at half-staff Tuesday to “honor the bravery and sacrifice of Lance Corporal Dominic E. Schraft,” 19, of Vienna — a Marine who died Oct. 5 at Camp Pendleton, California.
Lincoln University’s Curators Thursday afternoon approved spending $465,770 for the final phase of renovations to the President’s House, 601 Jackson St., as well $600,129 in three roofing repair projects.
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.