Stories by Jeff
A Christmas Wish, part 2: Defying the odds
In 2001, readers of the News Tribune were introduced to Emily Kramer, better known as Baby Emily. She was born with a rare condition known as DiGeorge Syndrome.
Whether helping a child with cerebral palsy learn to walk or giving a child who is deaf the gift of sign language, the Special Learning Center (SLC) is here to help expand the abilities of every child.
In her second year as Capitol Projects’ director, Tami Bock knows the value of her workforce
For 28 years, Tami Bock has had an extended family that’s included hundreds of people.
Local law enforcement agencies spent nearly $16,000 in extra costs to provide security for last week’s “Journey for Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City” march.
Destruction before construction
Work has begun on the Lafayette Street interchange with the U.S. 50/63 Expressway in Jefferson City.
Saturday will mark the fifth anniversary of the Wreaths for Heroes program in Jefferson City, and the organizer believes it’s served two purposes.
A proposal to change the name of a Jefferson City street is drawing strong opposition and some in the black community see it as an attempt to “obliterate our history.”
For 37 years, Joe Schulte has been coming to his job with the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department and has not used a single day of sick leave.
The definition of success in economic development was discussed Thursday at a meeting of local elected and business leaders at the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.
'We’ve received far more support than we’ve seen negativity'
More than halfway through their journey to the Capital City, marchers on a 120-mile journey from Ferguson were met with opposition Wednesday as they journeyed through Mid-Missouri.
A Jefferson City man was one of two people who were treated for serious injuries after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit Tuesday night.
County commission begins ironing out final details
Department heads and county elected officials made brief presentations to the Cole County Commission Monday, as commissioners start working to get the budget done by January.
For the second time a charge against a man authorities believed may have been involved in the murder of a Jefferson City man has been dismissed. Now a tampering with physical evidence charge against Adam Moore-Duncan, 25, Jefferson City, has been dismissed.
Twenty-five Jefferson City firefighters spent part of their Friday morning training for trench rescue situations at the department’s Hyde Park Training Facility.
The search for the mascot of an Osage County business continues.
The USS Jefferson City submarine is scheduled to be at its new home base of Pearl Harbor sometime early next week.
Local law enforcement officials are being kept informed about what is taking place in Ferguson as a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this year.
The Cole County Commission has approved the recommended budget from the county auditor for 2015.
Cole, Callaway residents facing charges
Residents from Cole and Callaway counties were among 27 defendants who were indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine along with promoting prostitution in Boone County.
Not only remembering the sacrifice veterans have given to keep our country safe, but also remembering the valuable skills they have that can still benefit our society.
School board to get proposal with more elementary space
After 18 months of work, the Jefferson City Public Schools Long Range Facility Planning Committee is scheduled to give a final report to the school board Monday night.
Gearing up for winter
A refresher course in how to deal with a winter storm. That’s what 55 road crew members participated in on Wednesday during MoDOT’s annual winter operations drill in Jefferson City.
Republican Steve Korsmeyer will be the new Cole County county clerk.
Needing a simple majority, backers of a levy increase to improve facilities in the Jamestown C-1 School District came up a few votes shy of victory.
Stepping down after 16 years as executive director of Stained Glass Theatre is among the top five most difficult things Amy McFarland has done in her life.
For 32 years, Loran Prenger has been inspecting the places we eat at in Jefferson City, and there is a mantra by which inspectors live.
Officials say DPS changed the terms after negotiations were completed
The Cole County Commission has rejected a contract with the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) for a grant to fund MUSTANG Drug Task Force activities, after county officials said the terms of the contract were changed without their knowledge.
All eight candidates for contested Cole County offices on next Tuesday’s ballot spent more than two hours at Lincoln University Thursday night, explaining their candidacies and answering questions.
An exercise will be held soon to test the response of emergency agencies in Cole County should a bio-hazardous virus such as Ebola be strike here.
The candidates running for Cole County clerk both believe the office is running well right now, but do want to see greater efforts to get people out to the polls and vote.
Members of the USS Missouri submarine were in Jefferson City on Friday as part of a tour of their ship’s namesake.
Another effort to have someone take over the water system in Eugene from Cole County is moving forward.
Seven more individuals have been charged by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana, better known as K2.
Brian Stumpe’s campaign for Cole County circuit judge is $100,000 richer this week, thanks to the Washington, D.C.,-based Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC).
Developing computer technology to help Missourians get better information from the Missouri Department of Transportation. That’s the goal of Ricardo Morris who has been working in the department for the past year.
Blaze heavily damages Holts Summit apartments
Children playing with matches or a lighter Friday afternoon apparently set a bed on fire that spread and heavily damaged a three-story apartment building in Holts Summit.
For now, plans to tear down the old Cole County Jail and sheriff’s house are on hold.
Annual reunion of former residents filled with recollections of little river town
The Flood of ’93 may have taken the buildings away, but those who used to call Cedar City home are keeping alive the memories of what they feel made that community great.
By next year, another program could be in place to help reduce potential overcrowding at the Cole County Jail.
With a deadline for a decision three weeks away, it now appears the Cole County Commission will renew its annual contract with Jefferson City for 911 service.
After helping Quinn Chapel gain its new foundation, Rev. Cassandra Gould turns to new role in Faith Voices
Annual cost: $300,000 or more
Cole County officials on Thursday continued discussing whether to renew the county’s contract with Jefferson City for 911 service or pursue a separate county 911 service.
Adding one sentence to a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot will cost Cole County an extra $40,000 in printing costs.
The Cole County Commission on Tuesday authorized improvements to be made to Monroe and Madison Streets as part of the expansion of Capital Region Medical Center.
The Cole County Commission will have another meeting next month about the possibility of moving some county offices.
A pre-trial release screening and supervision program that began a year ago has met its goal of reducing overcrowding at the Cole County Jail.
After two years of work, state and local officials opened a new four-lane section of U.S. 50 in Osage County on Friday morning.
The Missouri Public Defenders office is praising lawmakers after this week’s vote to restore funding to the defender system.
In the near future, the replacement of the 911 phone system for Jefferson City and Cole County will be taking place.
The Cole County Commission on Wednesday worked to clean up several code and ordinance issues.