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Jeff Haldiman

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Chestnut Street closing draws more opposition

Many of those who came to a public meeting on a proposal to vacate part of Chestnut Street on the Lincoln University campus voiced feelings it should not happen.

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Reading with attitude

Loretta Broker has worn many hats in her career, but she dons her favorites to read for kids

Loretta Broker hopes all grandparents join her in reading to their grandchildren and all children.

Continued education crucial to safety on local roads

Police preach seat belt use, undivided attention to weather, other drivers

The law enforcement agencies that track traffic crashes in the Jefferson City area believe continued education of good driving habits will lead to safer roads.

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Weather smashes pumpkin crop

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.

Jefferson City man gets 12 years for Subway armed robbery

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.

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40-year-old emergency generator still able to power up courthouse

Firing it up

The emergency generator at the Cole County Courthouse started like it should during a test, Tuesday evening.

Upgrade to Cole County website due in late February

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.

Most violent crime in JC falls

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.

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Visitors respond emotionally to Moving Wall

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.

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Crew returns to submarine’s namesake

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.

Injured toddler recovering

The 1-year-old Jefferson City boy hit by a Jefferson City police vehicle Wednesday was continuing to recover from his injuries.

Man accused by Steidley testifies

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.

Hoey notes pope’s call for ‘common good’

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.

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Humane Society rescues 32 dogs from hoarding situation

Mixed-breed dogs and puppies suffering from severe hair loss and constant, intense burning, itchy skin and myriad other maladies

Cole County abates derelict property

At Tuesday’s Cole County Commission meeting, commissioners approved abating a property in the 3100 block of Rademan Lane.

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Local faithful journey to hear pontiff

The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City will be well represented while Pope Francis visits America over the next few days.

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Capital City recognizes service of soldiers missing in action

There are more than 83,000 soldiers still listed as missing and not accounted for who fought in our nation’s wars.

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Funding for Lower Bottom Road repairs sought

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.

Free patrol app helps fight crime

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.

New 911 system due by Nov. 15

A new 911 phone system for Jefferson City and Cole County is scheduled to be in place by Nov. 15.

National Night Out seeks to improve communication in the community

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.

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Farmers: Crop yields wilting due to wet summer

Heavy rains earlier this summer will lead to lower yields of corn and and soybeans in Cole County fields.

Cole County begins budget process

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.

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Long-time teacher continues work at Helias

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.

Cole County working to replace courthouse windows

Three bids to replace windows at the Cole County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex are under review by the County Commission.

Cole County Commission votes to roll back levy

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.

Cole County looks to sell Renns Lake

The Cole County Commission has been discussing selling some county-owned property deemed no longer necessary, including Renns Lake, since February.

Council starts debating on utility tax

A document of proposed changes to the 2016 Jefferson City budget generated considerable discussion at Monday night’s Budget Committee meeting at City Hall.

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Meeting the challenge

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.

Motorists should prepare for more changes

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.

Deal approved for Cole County website upgrade

Cole County commissioners approved a contract Tuesday to move forward with its July decision to upgrade the county’s website.

Numbers being crunched for Cole County budget talks

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 of slain LU student laud Jeff City support

Family members of a Lincoln University student murdered earlier this month are expressing their gratitude to the Jefferson City community for their support.

Three Rivers customers left in dark after storms

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.

Cole County Grand Jury indicts in formula theft, exploitation, shooting

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.

Hearing outlines Stadium-Jefferson street project plans

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.

Pair indicted on 21 counts of sex assault on girl, 12

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.

'In God We Trust' to be added to sheriff's patrol cars

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.

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Loved ones remember, mourn lives of three Holts Summit girls

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.

Three-month soaking causing lots of problems

At the end of July, Missouri fell a few raindrops shy of having the wettest May to July on record.

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Jaycees wrap up ‘fantastic’ fair

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.

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Rescue boat aids river race paddler in distress

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.

Sheriff investigates Thursday midday shooting

A disturbance that turned into a shooting sent one man to the hospital for treatment Thursday afternoon.

Man faces charges in shooting

Drug charged filed against woman, 17

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting.

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Ready to float

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.

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As paramedic, Kevin Wieberg does ‘what an emergency room can do’

It didn’t take long for Kevin Wieberg to figure out working with emergency services was what he wanted to do with is life.

Commission denies 8 appeals of real estate values

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.

First new drug take-back to be held Sept. 12

The first drug take-back program in Cole County using a new way to dispose of prescription drugs will take place Sept. 12.

Unilever to fix leak after creek tainted

Soap got into stormwater

Jefferson City’s public works officials say Unilever plans to have a problem with their stormwater system fixed by today.

Disaster declaration sought for 70 Missouri counties

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.