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By a 3-0 vote the Cole County Commission has voted to move forward with plans that would tear down the old county sheriff's house and jail and then re-build a new facility.
A new preliminary design shows tearing down the old Cole County Jail and Sheriff’s House could fit the needs identified by county judges last month.
Two incumbents and a former board member won election Tuesday for the three seats available on the Blair Oaks School Board.
Cole County Clerk Marvin Register is not estimating how many voters will come to the polls for today’s election.
For the second time in 13 months, a Missouri court has sided with the Cole County Commission in Sheriff Greg White’s challenge to the commission’s use of the “Law Enforcement Sales Tax” fund to help pay some of the sheriff’s operating expenses.
The Cole County Commission continues to wrestle with the idea of putting a large courtroom in the space available in the old county jail and sheriff’s house.
For 25 years, Terry Martin has brought his artistic talents to residents throughout Central Missouri.
Cole County authorities said they did not activate warning sirens in the county Thursday even though there were reports of funnel clouds in the air near the northern borders of the county.
The candidates are set for elections later this year in Cole County.
They just started a few months ago, but already the Jefferson City Firefighters Pipes and Drums group is gaining quite a following.
A Russellville man is in the Cole County Jail this weekend, facing three charges after being arrested Thursday night during a search of his home at 13006 Minnie Drive.
The latest surveying technology is being used to help the Missouri Department of Transporation map eight projects around the state.
One man held for drug trafficking
Learning more about our feathered friends is the goal of the Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO).
The Cole County Commission could decide next week whether to put the issue of county zoning to a public vote later this year.
The judges at the Cole County Courthouse have told county commissioners they don’t need a replica of the current large courtroom in the county courthouse, they need something larger if they want to handle the current and potential future needs of the courts.
As the Cole County Commission continues looking at possibilities for using space in the old county jail and sheriff’s house behind the county courthouse, those who want to preserve the buildings have asked if space in the new county jail could take care of county office space needs.
Although a vote won’t occur until 2016, the Cole County Commission is already starting to think about its plan for another proposal to extend the half-cent capital improvements sales tax.
A vote on whether the Cole County Commission should demolish the old County Jail and Sheriff’s House has been moved to April 16.
Cole County commissioners have let state officials know they would like to move the county health department into part of the current St. Mary’s Health Center between Missouri Boulevard and Bolivar Street.
Residents say buildings reflect bygone era; county sees inefficient spaces
Preservationists are concerned the county may demolish a piece of Cole County’s history, while county officials say the old County Jail and Sheriff’s House is too expensive to keep and just doesn’t meet existing and future needs.
Jane Bigham says her job as an archaeologist for Missouri State Parks may not lead to spectacular finds, but there is plenty of interesting work.
March to enter with a roar
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 7 TO 10 INCHES, ALONG WITH A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE.
February may go into the record books as the coldest in 35 years. That’s according to Pat Guinan, state climatologist at the University of Missouri.
Some new and some familiar faces were on hand Tuesday as candidate filing began for the 10 countywide offices up for election in Cole County.
He didn’t get involved as a kid, but Jeff Hoelscher has made up for not being involved in 4-H activities as a youth.
Only two of the 10 incumbents for Cole County’s seven offices and three judgeships said last week they’re not running again — and they both have been saying it for several years.
Parachute engineer: 'Do what you really enjoy doing and do it to the best of your ability.'
NASA engineer Elsa Hennings has come a long way since she delivered papers for the News Tribune.
The Cole County Commission could decide next week on what to do with space left at the old county jail and sheriff’s house behind the county courthouse.
The Cole County Commission on Tuesday signed a $1.3 million contract with low-bidder JC Industries for improvements to Frog Hollow Road starting this spring.
Wednesday’s sunshine helped local road crews get many streets and highways free of snow, but today’s arctic temperatures will have crews returning to deal with refrozen streets.
Although the snow may have stopped, authorities and transportation officials still advised Central Missouri residents to stay off the roads today, if possible.
Snowfall predictions range from 5 to 7 inches in Jefferson City
It looks like the groundhog’s forecast for six more weeks of winter will be true.
A new Jefferson City Fire Station No. 3 is about 70 percent complete. Located just off Rock Hill Road, the $2.2 million facility will replace the Industrial Drive station, which was built in 1966.
The Cole County Commission has directed officials at Architects Alliance to come back in two weeks with cost estimates for two options on what to do with space left at the old county jail and sheriff’s house behind the county courthouse.
Thursday event in Linn also features second victim
After reports last month that a young Jefferson City girl’s death may have been connected to bullying, a young Osage County boy decided he wanted to do something to create more awareness of the problem.
Sunday marks the 27th anniversary of a warrant being issued for the last man to have successfully escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City. But, it appears Dennis Lilly may have died two years ago while living on the West Coast.
The Cole County Commission is looking to develop a master plan for how to best use county building space.
St. Joseph Cathedral School planned to resume classes this morning, while authorities continued to look into what caused around a dozen children to become ill at the school Wednesday morning.
A Cole County jury took 3½ hours Monday to convict a western Missouri man of setting his Jefferson City business on fire three years ago.
Current lawmen and former colleagues of a Jefferson City police officer who was killed on New Year’s Day 2011 took to Facebook to remember him as the murder trial of his wife got underway this week.
His business had been closed only a week when it was damaged by a fire on New Year’s Day 2011.
Road-clearing made more complicated by wind, failure to melt
The combination of strong winds and arctic air will make an already difficult job for road crews even harder. Blowing and drifting snow will complicate road clearing.
The weekend weather forecast for Central Missouri has 3-5 inches of snow falling between tonight and Sunday followed by bitterly cold temperatures, reaching wind chills of 15-30 below zero by Monday.
It looks like the Jefferson City area could start 2014 with temperatures that could reach lows not seen here in 20 years. And another couple inches of snow could fall Saturday night.
A Jefferson City landmark is hosting a big celebration today. Paddy Malone’s Irish Pub marks its 150th anniversary.
The 2014 budget for Cole County looks to be finalized Jan. 9. On that same day, a contract will be awarded for what county officials have said will be the biggest road project the county has ever undertaken.
Despite below freezing temperatures and light snow falling, several dozen friends and family of a Jefferson City girl who apparently committed suicide after being bullied held a candlelight vigil for her Monday night.
Area dodges weather bullet
Once we make it through this weekend, forecasters believe Central Missouri will have a prolonged dry, but cold, period of weather.
The potential for ice prompted the National Weather Service in St. Louis to issue a winter storm warning for Central Missouri on Saturday. The freezing drizzle/rain should start Saturday morning and by mid-day, temperatures should reach above the freezing mark to make it all rain.