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Jeff Haldiman

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Woman celebrates 103rd birthday

When Helen Schneider was born in Russellville, Woodrow Wilson was getting ready to come into office as U.S. president, and the first income tax was collected.

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Missouri transportation officials hopeful for funding solution

For the first time in several years, transportation officials said they are optimistic the General Assembly could provide a financial solution for funding future transportation needs in Missouri.

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Cole County approves funds for Habitat’s 100th home

The Cole County Commission has approved an agreement with River City Habitat for Humanity that will allow the organization to build its 100th home in the 1400 block of East High Street.

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Crystal clear feelings on water-sewer rate increase

PSC hears rash of complaints over proposed water company hike

Members of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) heard no support from area residents for Missouri American Water Company’s plan to increase its base rates by nearly 20 percent.

Community reaches out to help Flint in water crisis

A drive to help residents of Flint, Michigan, get clean drinking water is taking place in Jefferson City this week.

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Cole County preps for primaries with new voting machines

New voting machines will be in place for Cole County voters when the March 15 presidential preference primary takes place.

Missouri Lottery marks anniversary with new Scratchers game

The Missouri Lottery’s first Scratchers game was played 30 years ago.

Twehous contract formalized for Lower Bottom Road

Construction scheduled to begin in the next two months

The Cole County Commission formally awarded Twehous Excavating the contract to make repairs to Lower Bottom Road at its Tuesday meeting.

High-speed chase leads to multiple charges

A Fulton man is facing multiple charges after leading authorities on a two-county vehicle chase Friday night.

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Make most of ability to change

Audience urged to stand up to effect change in life, community

Changing the status quo. That was the message from the Rev. Cassandra Gould for the keynote speech at Monday’s annual Jefferson City NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Founders Day.

Chapel targets voter ID bills

The recently elected state president of the NAACP said the defeat of voter ID is his top priority as he begins his term.

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Expanded hockey jamboree benefits Jefferson City

Hundreds of children ages 4 to 8 spent the weekend in Jefferson City for the 2016 Winter Blast Mite Hockey Jamboree.

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Lottery fever hits Mid-Missouri

Customers line up for chance at $1.5 billion jackpot

Mid-Missouri residents joined the rest of the country in droves to buy tickets for a chance to win the biggest lottery prize of all time.

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Steidley gets 7 years for arson

The former owner of a Jefferson City business was sentenced to seven years in prison for setting a fire to destroy the business.

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Cole County sales tax back on ballot

Prop. A seeks another five years for the capital improvements sales tax

Cole County commissioners signed a resolution Tuesday supporting the renewal of the countywide capital improvements sales tax for another five years.

State of policing

Local residents gets answers in face-to-face session with JCPD

Some Jefferson City residents spent Monday night discussing the state of policing in the Capital City.

Cole County’s $72M budget approved

Sheriff still unhappy with rejected employees, raises

The 2016 Cole County budget of $72 million was approved Thursday by the County Commission, but one elected official said he was disappointed more money wasn’t given for employee salaries, particularly in his department.

Company offering flood victims portable units for storage

A portable building manufacturer in Linn is offering assistance to those affected by the recent floods.

Disabled offered chance to scuba with cops

A chance for adults and youth with disabilities to safely experience underwater diving is coming later this month in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City Council to consider policies for pets housed outdoors

Proposed changes to Jefferson City’s ordinance on housing animals — mainly dogs — outside have been forwarded to the full City Council for possible approval.

2 JCFD members volunteer in St. Louis flood task force

Two members of the Jefferson City Fire Department were sent this week as part of Missouri Task Force 1 to help after record flooding in St. Louis County.

Criminal code changes to show hike in crime reports

In the near future, federally-mandated changes to the criminal code for reporting crimes will show more crimes happening in Jefferson City.

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Federal help after flooding up in the air

Local officials begin assessment of damages; homeowners can help

Now that the floodwaters are going down, emergency management officials are starting to look at whether the damage qualifies for assistance from the federal government.

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Resources offered as floodwaters recede

With no rainfall Tuesday, local river and stream levels began to drop back to normal.

Twehous bid accepted for repairs on Lower Bottom Road

A contract to make repairs to Lower Bottom Road in Cole County should be awarded next month, and the company to do the work will be Twehous Excavating.

Cole County offices told to maintain full hours before holiday

Cole County Commissioners reminded county officeholders Tuesday that they need to stay open for normal business hours prior to a holiday weekend.

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Local floodwaters expected to fall quickly

Weather officials said Monday two things have led to flooding along area rivers and streams: already saturated ground, and a lack of vegetation, so the ground can’t absorb rainfall.

Jail use climbs as crime rates decline

Cole, Callaway counties mirror national trends, officials say

Cole and Callaway counties mirror a national trend of growth in inmate population that’s seen in a 45-year analysis of jail statistics.

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Salvation Army volunteers provide holiday helpings

Discover the meaning of Christmas at free dinner

A way to give back. That was the message of those who helped put together a Christmas dinner for residents at the Jefferson City Salvation Army.

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Smart safe choices

Safety Kids is a key part of Council for Drug Free Youth mission to guide local children

For Denise Gillam, working with the Council for Drug Free Youth (CDFY) has been a family affair.

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Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program to help 33 families

The Jefferson City Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program will help 33 families this year. Among those is the family of Bethany Moore.

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County opens bidding for Lower Bottom Road repairs

A contract to make repairs to Lower Bottom Road in Cole County should be awarded next month.

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Fans out in Force for new 'Star Wars'

Local opening night followed by 15 showings today

The most anticipated film to come out in years drew a big crowd Thursday night to the Capital 8 Theaters.

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Memory Tree lit in tribute to Jack Steppelman

This is the first year the man known as “Mr. Christmas” won’t be bringing his usual holiday cheer to Jefferson City.

El Nino unlikely to affect Missouri

Winter is upon us and the question remains: Will it be cold and snowy or will there be a mild winter this year in Missouri?

Jefferson City man gets 5 years for robbery

A Jefferson City man was been sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to an amended charge in connection with a robbery that occurred in April.

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Jefferson City firefighters stage HIGH-tech rescue

Jefferson City firefighters went to new heights Tuesday to practice rescuing a person from 10 stories up.

Cole County Commission rejects sheriff’s bid for more staff

Sheriff Greg White and his staff offered details Tuesday on their requests for more personnel in next year’s county budget. However, the Cole County Commission denied the request.

Cole County adopts plan for sales tax funds

The Cole County Commission has approved the recommendations of the county Road and Bridge Advisory Committee for the half-cent capital improvements sales tax, which county voters will be asked to approve for another five years.

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Local WWII veterans receive quilts to mark their service

Since it started in 2003, more than 130,000 veterans across the country have received a unique honor to recognize their service.

First ‘Memory Tree’ to honor ‘Mr. Christmas’

The family of a man who for more than 60 years brought holiday joy to many who drove by his house to see his Christmas display is helping to start a tradition honoring him and others who have died.

Charges filed in weekend shooting in Callaway County

A man from California, Missouri, has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting in Callaway County involving a sheriff's deputy from that county.

Patrol investigates Callaway County shooting incident

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances of an incident in which a Callaway County Sheriff's deputy shot a suspect overnight.

FBI alerted to suspicious cell phone buys in Missouri

Federal investigators say they've been alerted about a small number of men suspiciously buying dozens of prepaid, disposable cellphones from Walmart stores in three Missouri cities.

Push begins for Cole County sales tax

The committee spearheading efforts to seek voter approval of the Cole County Half-Cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax for another five years has begun to meet.

Lafayette interchange halfway there

Still on target for 2016 completion

Work on the Lafayette Street Interchange project in Jefferson City has reached the halfway mark, and with the milestone comes another traffic pattern change for motorists traveling U.S. 50/63 near Lafayette.

MoDOT features JC alum's pitch for safe roads

As a student at Missouri State University, Courtney Kolb travels back and forth between Springfield and her hometown of Jefferson City on a frequent basis.

Jefferson City police looking for public opinion

A new way for the public to give their thoughts about crime and the operation of the Jefferson City Police Department was recently launched on the city’s website.

Departments make funding pitches for county budget

Tuesday was the chance for Cole County department heads and elected officials to present their 2016 funding requests to the County Commission.

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Shoppers line up early on Thanksgiving for best deals

Deals vs. meals

The tradition of going to stores and getting the early special deals was alive and well at many locations Thursday night in Jefferson City.