The 2014 property tax rate for Cole County will remain the same as it was in 2013. By a 2-1 vote, Cole County commissioners voted to leave the levy at 10 cents for each $100 of assessed property value.
The design phase is complete, and now the Cole County Commission must decide whether to proceed with constructing a new building to address future office space needs on the site of the old county jail and sheriff’s office.
Authorities said Monday that the human remains found in rural Moniteau County on Aug. 9 were identified as Cody Odean Thirlwall, 32, Jefferson City.
Despite past efforts to reduce the workload of public defenders, representatives of the local office in Jefferson City say they remain at a level of service that keeps them from giving their clients the proper attention they need.
Former LU student accused of stealing
A St. Louis man who said he was with Michael Brown when Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 in Ferguson is a former Lincoln University student who is wanted on a misdemeanor stealing charge in Jefferson City.
Over the next few months, Cole County commissioners will be creating the budget for 2015. On Tuesday, they heard from heads of departments under their direct supervision.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plan to be in Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon to picket three locations.
The 23 clergy members who were arrested in May for disrupting a session of the Missouri Senate were charged Friday with obstructing government operations and first-degree trespassing.
Cole County Public Works officials said things are going fairly smooth on the project to improve Frog Hollow Road, but crews are behind schedule due to one main issue.
Authorities hope results from an autopsy today will reveal more information about what happened in the death on an unidentified person found this weekend near Russellville.