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David Wilson

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MU president preaches value of education during stop

There is no greater investment in the future than a college education, the president of the University of Missouri System told middle school students in California, Mo., on Thursday.

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California hires new police chief

Michael Ward has been hired as the new police chief of California.

Former Stover cop charged with statutory rape

Second-degree statutory rape charges have been filed against a former Stover reserve police officer and California resident. Aaron W. Nelson, 23, was charged Monday after being arrested at his home.

Area pastor charged with six sex felonies

A California man is free after posting bond on two felony charges totaling six counts.

California Cargill plant shutting down third shift

About 60 position to be cut in move

CALIFORNIA, MO. — Cargill announced Thursday it is shutting down its third shift Oct. 12 at its California plant. The cut is expected to affect 61 employees

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Nixon visits new well at Clarksburg farm

Work was partially funded by state drought-relief program

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon visited a farm and checked out a new cost-share water well in Moniteau County near Clarksburg on Wednesday.

California man charged with stealing hay

A California, Mo., man has been arrested and a Russellville man is being sought in connection with the theft of hay in southern Moniteau County.

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California High School burglarized

Officials are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday at California High School, resulting in property damage and theft of money and electronics.

Ex-treasurer charged with stealing

California woman accused of taking more than $65,000 from youth sports program

A former treasurer of the California Recreation Association has been charged in connection with the disappearance of more than $65,000 from the organization which sponsors youth sporting activities.

Anonymous tip yields arrest of two Mid-Missourians

An anonymous tip resulted in the arrest two Mid-Missouri men Monday.

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Governor: Rural businesses helping to grow workforce

Rural job creators like Burgers’ Smokehouse in Moniteau County are part of the reason Missouri’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest point in three years, Gov. Jay Nixon told employees of the business Friday.

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Blunt pushes for property rights, job creation

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, made two Mid-Missouri stops on Wednesday to speak about topics including job creation and Lake of the Ozarks shoreline management.

Owner surrenders 24 dogs

A Moniteau County man Tuesday surrendered 24 of his 32 dogs to authorities after online reports about the dogs’ condition went viral on a social network.

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Man accused in fatal beating released on bond

A 26-year-old California, Mo., man accused of fatally beating a man April 7 pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was released on $50,000 bond.

Authorities: Suspect admits to killing California man

A California, Mo., man who will be arraigned on a second-degree murder charge this morning reportedly admitted to authorities that he killed the victim.

Authorities identify man found in alley

CALIFORNIA — The Highway Patrol on Friday released the identity of a California man found beaten to death in an alley early Thursday morning.

Man’s body found in alley

The Highway Patrol was investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found early Thursday near an alley less than three blocks from the downtown square.

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Latham school starts a new chapter

Sixty Latham R-5 students moved into four temporary mobile classrooms Monday, “Starting a New Chapter” according to a bulletin board in the fifth- and sixth-grade classroom of teacher Deann Lawson.

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Fire destroys Latham school

An early morning fire left the Latham R-V School devastated and the community in shock.

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Fire loss at California plant includes deer carcasses

CALIFORNIA, Mo. - An early Saturday fire that destroyed Clennin Meats not only leaves many deer hunters without their usual processor, the blaze also could have some effect on the ability of the Jefferson City Salvation Army to feed the people they serve.