Stories by Jeff
Witnesses: JC man fatally shot during robbery
The trial of one of three men charged in connection with the killing a Jefferson City man in February 2015 began Monday.
7 horses, 3 dogs killed; water issues complicate firefighter’s efforts
Fire departments from four counties were involved in fighting a fire Monday afternoon at a saddlebred horse farm in New Bloomfield.
Former candidate attacks fairness of Prop. A
An opponent of past sales tax issues has come out against another five-year renewal of the countywide capital improvements sales tax in Cole County.
With concerns over losing qualified candidates to other communities, elected Cole County officials, along with county department heads, plan to discuss employee salaries next month.
Drive shipping 8,000 gallons of drinking water to Flint
For more than a month, a drive to help residents of Flint, Michigan, get clean drinking water has been taking place in Jefferson City.
Twenty-two Marines from Ft. Leonard Wood spent their Saturday in Jefferson City helping on two River City Habitat for Humanity projects.
Westbound bridge to close for 120 days in April
Motorists crossing the Westbound U.S. 54/63 Missouri River bridge in Jefferson City will soon begin seeing signs of work as contracting crews get ready to paint and repair the bridge.
A stamp of approval
Officials from the U.S. Post Office and from the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church dedicated and unveiled the 39th stamp in the Black Heritage Stamp Series honoring preacher, activist and civic leader Richard Allen, founder of the A.M.E. Church, on Friday.
In the last few years, farmers have seen record prices and high profitability, but that may not be the case in 2016, according to a University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist.
After reviewing a letter from a St. Louis archbishop, Bishop John Gaydos will consult with pastors and parent leaders of parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City regarding the diocese’s future involvement with Girl Scout programs.
A salvage company has begun the process of cutting apart and removing a Capital Sand Co. dredge that took on water and rolled on its side in the Missouri River during July.
Interactive calendar, fee pay included
The new Cole County website — colecounty.org — is ready for the public to use.
Cole County established protocol for pest management
Cole County commissioners adopted a pest management policy Tuesday that Health Director Kristi Campbell said focuses “not on nuisances, but more on preventing diseases.”
Cole County issues list of capital improvements to be funded by Prop. A
Civic leaders have begun the push for the renewal of the countywide capital improvements sales tax for another five years. Cole County voters will decide the issue, Proposition A, on the April 5 ballot.
Capitol Plaza donates mattress to catastrophe victims
Hundreds of mattresses donated from a Jefferson City hotel will help victims of fires and flooding across Missouri.
Sri Lankan pastor lands at CUCC via New Zealand and Canada
His name is Andrew Rushan Sinnaduray, but members of Jefferson City’s Central United Church of Christ (UCC) call him "Reverend Rushan." Last April, Sinnaduray, who was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in New Zealand, became pastor of a main-line Mid-Missouri Protestant church with a distinctly German heritage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A drive to help residents of Flint, Michigan, get clean drinking water is taking place in Jefferson City this week.
New voting machines will be in place for Cole County voters when the March 15 presidential preference primary takes place.
The Missouri Lottery’s first Scratchers game was played 30 years ago.
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.
A Fulton man is facing multiple charges after leading authorities on a two-county vehicle chase Friday night.
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.
The recently elected state president of the NAACP said the defeat of voter ID is his top priority as he begins his term.
Hundreds of children ages 4 to 8 spent the weekend in Jefferson City for the 2016 Winter Blast Mite Hockey Jamboree.
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.
The former owner of a Jefferson City business was sentenced to seven years in prison for setting a fire to destroy the business.
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.
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.
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.
A portable building manufacturer in Linn is offering assistance to those affected by the recent floods.
A chance for adults and youth with disabilities to safely experience underwater diving is coming later this month in Jefferson City.
Proposed changes to Jefferson City’s ordinance on housing animals — mainly dogs — outside have been forwarded to the full City Council for possible approval.
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.
In the near future, federally-mandated changes to the criminal code for reporting crimes will show more crimes happening in Jefferson City.
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.
With no rainfall Tuesday, local river and stream levels began to drop back to normal.
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 Commissioners reminded county officeholders Tuesday that they need to stay open for normal business hours prior to a holiday weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jefferson City Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program will help 33 families this year. Among those is the family of Bethany Moore.
A contract to make repairs to Lower Bottom Road in Cole County should be awarded next month.
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.
This is the first year the man known as “Mr. Christmas” won’t be bringing his usual holiday cheer to Jefferson City.