Stories by Jeff
Wet summer delayed start of growing season
Pumpkins just don’t like wet weather, and unfortunately that’s what Mid-Missouri had at the start of the pumpkin-growing season.
A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with an armed robbery at Subway on East High Street in May.
Firing it up
The emergency generator at the Cole County Courthouse started like it should during a test, Tuesday evening.
Cole County Commissioners learned Tuesday the upgrades to the county’s website should be ready for the public to use by the end of February.
Crime statistics for 2014, released Monday by the FBI, show Jefferson City has seen a drop in nearly all of the violent crime categories tracked by law enforcement.
Show an ‘amazing’ level of respect
Emotional. That was the word that seemed to be used by all those who came Saturday to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall in Jefferson City.
As their boat goes through an overhaul, some members of the crew of the U.S.S. Jefferson City Submarine visited the city for which their vessel is named.
The 1-year-old Jefferson City boy hit by a Jefferson City police vehicle Wednesday was continuing to recover from his injuries.
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.
The executive director of the Missouri Catholic Conference believes the messages being delivered by Pope Francis during his visit to the United States have been very pastoral in their tone.
Mixed-breed dogs and puppies suffering from severe hair loss and constant, intense burning, itchy skin and myriad other maladies
At Tuesday’s Cole County Commission meeting, commissioners approved abating a property in the 3100 block of Rademan Lane.
The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City will be well represented while Pope Francis visits America over the next few days.
There are more than 83,000 soldiers still listed as missing and not accounted for who fought in our nation’s wars.
Meetings with FEMA officials about federal funding for repairs to Lower Bottom Road are scheduled to take place later this week. However, Cole County Public Works Director Larry Benz said they can’t give a time table yet on repairs, but a dry fall and winter would help.
The Cole County Sheriff’s Department has started to use a new way to fight crime. It’s high-tech and right on your smartphone — it’s an app called Mobile Patrol.
A new 911 phone system for Jefferson City and Cole County is scheduled to be in place by Nov. 15.
Jefferson City police and residents from at least nine neighborhoods will be hosting National Night Out activities designed to better communication between police and residents.
Heavy rains earlier this summer will lead to lower yields of corn and and soybeans in Cole County fields.
Tuesday was the deadline for departments under the Cole County Commission to have their budgets turned in as the annual budget process for the county is beginning.
Before this school year began, Brother Steven Schonhoff had been teaching sophomore English as well as religion classes at Helias Catholic High School for more than 20 years.
Three bids to replace windows at the Cole County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex are under review by the County Commission.
The Cole County Commission voted to roll back the county’s general fund levy for 2016 and keep the road and bridge levy at its current level.
The Cole County Commission has been discussing selling some county-owned property deemed no longer necessary, including Renns Lake, since February.
A document of proposed changes to the 2016 Jefferson City budget generated considerable discussion at Monday night’s Budget Committee meeting at City Hall.
In the 10 months since coming on board as the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service (RACS) director, Alden Henrickson has learned how complicated the issue of domestic violence is and how complicated it is to fund the shelter.
Beginning Thursday, work on the new Lafayette Interchange project in Jefferson City will bring changes for motorists traveling both directions on U.S. 50/63 in Jefferson City.
Cole County commissioners approved a contract Tuesday to move forward with its July decision to upgrade the county’s website.
Over the next few months, Cole County commissioners will craft the county budget for 2016. They are looking at budgets from department heads under their direct supervision.
Family members of a Lincoln University student murdered earlier this month are expressing their gratitude to the Jefferson City community for their support.
Just over 1,900 Three Rivers Electric Cooperative (TREC) members were without power from Sunday night into Monday morning due to the thunderstorms that struck the cooperative’s service territory.
The Cole County Grand Jury recently handed down several indictments, finding there was enough evidence to send the cases to the circuit courts for possible trial.
Most of those attending a Thursday afternoon public hearing on traffic improvements in the area of Stadium Boulevard and Jefferson Street seemed to favor what was being proposed.
A Holts Summit man and a Jefferson City woman have been indicted by a Cole County grand jury on 21 counts of sexual assault involving a child under the age of 12.
It was done in Greene County, then Stone County, and now all sheriff’s departments in the state of Missouri look to be doing it.
Three blue-painted crosses soon will stand on the side of eastbound U.S. 54 in Holts Summit, symbolizing young lives lost over the weekend.
At the end of July, Missouri fell a few raindrops shy of having the wettest May to July on record.
Hard numbers won’t be known for a few days, but officials with the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair believe they’ll end up with between 15,000-25,000 people attending this year’s fair.
The timing for having a rescue boat on the Missouri River on Wednesday couldn’t have been better for an MR340 racer suffering from the heat.
A disturbance that turned into a shooting sent one man to the hospital for treatment Thursday afternoon.
Drug charged filed against woman, 17
A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting.
Local paddlers set goals for river race
Several Mid-Missouri residents will be paddling down the Missouri River next week as part of the 10th annual Missouri American Water MR 340 race.
It didn’t take long for Kevin Wieberg to figure out working with emergency services was what he wanted to do with is life.
One in 12 properties saw increases, decreases
Roughly one in 12 Cole County property owners saw increases on their real estate values this year, and about the same number saw decreases.
The first drug take-back program in Cole County using a new way to dispose of prescription drugs will take place Sept. 12.
Soap got into stormwater
Jefferson City’s public works officials say Unilever plans to have a problem with their stormwater system fixed by today.
Cole County officials hope a disaster declaration request by Gov. Jay Nixon will lead to financial help for the county to repair roads damaged by flooding earlier this month.
JCPD officer injured
A Lohman man faces several charges after a weekend foot chase with Jefferson City police.
Battling more than flames
Imagine having to carry around 70 pounds of extra weight when the temperature outside is 90 degrees or hotter.
On Wednesday, 77-year-old Wanda Campbell was named the regional winner for the Missouri Health Care Association Nursing Home Queen Pageant.