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Jeff Haldiman

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Kicks in the Sticks fundraiser doubles crowd of runners

Hitting the trail for good cause

The second annual Jefferson City Rotaract Club Kicks in the Sticks trail race attracted more than 200 runners, double what they had in their inaugural race, and organizers credited the good weather and good reports about last year’s event for the increased turnout.

Cost of Frog Hollow project climbs

The potential that a new Jefferson City High School could be built in the future near the new St. Mary’s Health Center has increased the costs of a road project in the area.

Plant loss takes heavy toll on city budget

RR Donnelley closure will trim revenues by $140,000 a year

The loss of nearly 500 jobs from the closing of the RR Donnelley plant later this year is being taken into account by the Jefferson City Council.

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Gasconade River flooding blocks highways

Flooding along the Gasconade River forced the state transportation department on Thursday to close U.S. 50 at Mount Sterling, Missouri 89 from Linn to Route E near Rich Fountain, and Route E from Missouri 89 into Rich Fountain.

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Stockyards owner raising funds for flood-damaged fences

The owner of Miller County Regional Stockyards is looking to help farmers whose fencing has been destroyed or damaged by this week’s flooding.

Calling for help

Cole County commissioners want to meet with Jefferson City government leaders about concerns over radio service compatibility for the Sheriff’s Department.

County eyes upgrade to Apache Flats main road

Bids are scheduled to go out in December for work to reconstruct Business 50 West in Apache Flats.

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From ‘our’ sub to home in Jefferson City

He grew up in Ohio, near Lake Erie and the Pennsylvania border, served on a submarine in the U.S. Navy and now works at the Jefferson City Police Department.

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Kicks in the Sticks ready for second year

Event raises money for local and African kids

Organizers say they have a lot in store for the second annual Jefferson City Rotaract Club Kicks in the Sticks fundraiser. The trail race through the woods at Binder Park will take place Saturday. Call 573-634-6482 for information.

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Community, employees react to RR Donnelley's decision to close plant

Company cites ‘changing market conditions’

Longtime employees and family members of employees were shocked by the news that RR Donnelley, the city's 12th largest employer, will shut down its Jefferson City operations later this year.

Cole County board hears assessment appeals

Roughly one in 12 Cole County property owners saw increases on their real estate values this year, and about the same number saw decreases.

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Family: Former JC youth minister’s body found

Chad Rogers’ family said Friday afternoon his body had been found. But, until the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office provides a positive identification, Liberty police only would say a body found in a portable toilet might be that of the missing runner.

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Jefferson City police seeking assault suspect

Jefferson City police have more questions for a suspect in the death of his wife, but he apparently no longer is in the Capital City.

Panel considers fixes for Cole County Jail overcrowding

A program being used in Greene County may help thin the jail population at the Cole County Jail. County commissioners approved proceeding with an idea by Presiding Judge Pat Joyce to establish a pre-trial release screening and supervision program.

Cole County seeks info on DNR compliance

Cole County does have authority to enforce laws that could help it get in compliance with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Commissioner Marc Ellinger said as they prepare a plan, they would like to have examples from other counties who have met what DNR wants.

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Search for Chad Rogers continues through third day (VIDEO)

First Methodist holds Jefferson City vigil for missing minister

The search for Chad Rogers, a former Jefferson City youth minister, continued on Thursday without any significant new developments being reported. Rogers was last seen on Monday jogging in his hometown of Liberty, near Kansas City.

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Search continues for former Jefferson Citian reported missing (VIDEO)

Chad Rogers failed to return from his jog

A prayer vigil in Jefferson City was held for those interested in gathering to support Chad Rogers' family as they continue to search for him in Liberty, Mo. The event Wednesday evening took place at First United Methodist Church, 201 Monroe Street.

New charges filed in wake of car chase

A St. Martins man - Matthew Mangus, 44 - is facing additional charges in connection with a car chase with authorities earlier this month.

Former JC youth pastor missing

A former youth minister at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City has been reported missing after going for a jog in western Missouri.

Lincoln student dives in to help

A Jefferson City resident says he was simply doing what he thought would come naturally to most people when he helped save people from drowning in rip currents in South Carolina earlier this month. Danny Eveler, 20, is a student at Lincoln University.

Winning ticket makes JC man a loser

A Jefferson City man has been charged with felony stealing in an attempt to fraudulently collect lottery winnings. Court documents show Nathan Bracy, 30, of 3939 Dewberry Drive, committed the crime in June.

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20th birthday party gives reporter a new view of JC nature center

I’ve lived in Jefferson City for nearly 17 years, and I’m ashamed to say I had never taken the time to enjoy what the Runge Nature Center has to offer. That was until Saturday. There was a steady stream of cars coming into the center for its 20th birthday celebration.

Commission: Veil of Tears property owner making effort

Given extra time for clean-up

The Cole County Commission has given a property owner 45 more days to clear a property on the west side of the county before possible abatement proceedings could take place. A hearing Thursday about 5267 Veil of Tears noted tall grass and solid waste are still in the back yard of the residence.

JCPD still looking into officer’s motorcycle crash

As a Jefferson City police officer continues to recover from injuries he suffered while responding to a call on July 4, the investigation process into the incident continues.

Mother of missing woman bitter over killer’s release

A Morgan County man is scheduled to be released today from the Tipton Correctional Center after serving four years of a seven-year sentence for the death of his wife in 2003.

Regina Meyer: National Guard’s resident archeologist

Since 2000, Regina Meyer has served as the Indiana Jones of the Missouri National Guard. As the organization’s only archeologist, Meyer is charged with digging up Missouri’s natural artifacts, protecting those assets and educating others on the value of those resources.

Closed businesses addressing violations

Two Jefferson City businesses were closed Friday for building and fire code violations. City officials said America’s Best Value Inn (formerly Motel 6), 1624 Jefferson St., and a multi-business building at 2425 Industrial Drive, which housed Club Motivation, were inspected Thursday.

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Sticky situation sets downtown abuzz

A downtown business is faced with an age-old question after a discovery earlier this week: to bee or not to bee?

Man, woman charged in JC man’s murder

A Holts Summit man and Jefferson City woman were charged Monday with second-degree murder in connection with a Sunday night shooting in Columbia that left a Jefferson City man dead.

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Broadcaster inducted to Hall of Fame

As Americans listened in to some of the most historical events of the 1980s, Ray Rouse was on the scene capturing the sound.

DNR raps Cole County for stormwater deficiencies

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says Cole County’s stormwater program is inadequate and changes need to be made.

Accused burglar held in jail

A Jefferson City man is in the Cole County Jail on $15,000 bond after being caught following a burglary at an apartment in Cole County.

Everts sentenced for stealing at Hy-Vee

A Henley man has been sentenced to 30 days shock detention in the Cole County Jail in connection with a May 2011 stealing case at Hy-Vee on West Truman Boulevard in which two store employees were injured.

Cole County Assessor: Few properties see increase

Roughly one in 12 Cole County property owners will see increases on their real estate this year, and about the same number will see decreases. But the rest — the vast majority — won’t see any change.

Saturday event to remember the missing

Rally at Capitol seeks to raise awareness

Trying to find missing loved ones is a difficult task, but families bearing that burden will hold a rally Saturday on the south lawn of the Missouri Capitol. The annual event will be held from 3-5 p.m.

Callaway man facing prison for trafficking drugs

A Callaway County man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in Boone, Callaway and Cooper counties.

Inspections strive to keep young riders safe

2 of JC district's 69 buses taken out of service

Most school buses that transport Cole County public school students are in good shape, according to figures from the Missouri Highway Patrol.

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Ground broken on new fire station

Jefferson City officials are hopeful that in less than a year, the city’s newest fire station will be operational.

Pavilion, parking, statues planned at County Park

Some new additions will be coming to County Park, near the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fairgrounds, after the Cole County Commission approved two measures on Thursday.

Concord pastor readies second trip to Oklahoma disaster zone

Concord Baptist Church has announced its plans to return to Oklahoma with the disaster supplies donated by Mid-Missouri residents last month.

Area woman gets 7 years for fatal crash

A Kingdom City woman was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for pleading guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash on U.S. 54 near Brazito in November 2011.

2 of 3 held in home invasion, chase

Two people are in custody and one is being sought after a home invasion Monday night in Cole County.

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Hosier murder trial set again

For a third time, court officials in Cole County hope to try a Jefferson City man accused of killing a couple in 2009.

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Mid-Missouri flooding kills teen, wreaks havoc

17-year-old Donald Parker fell into a culvert on Fifth Street in Eldon and was killed Friday evening. Meanwhile, Jefferson City officials activated an emergency flood operations plan Saturday.

JC family swept up in OKC tornado scare

Buildings around softball team’s hotel damaged; JC disaster-relief truck turned around before storm hit

Some Jefferson City residents were in Oklahoma City when Friday night’s deadly tornado came through. Meanwhile, a truck loaded with relief supplies to help Moore, Okla., tornado victims had to turn around and come back to Jefferson City because of the tornadoes.

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‘Rough’ weather should be going away this weekend

Cole County Emergency Management Director Bill Farr said, as of Friday evening, there were no plans to move or evacuate planes and equipment from the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, despite the Missouri River being well out of its banks.

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Tornado-relief supplies headed to Oklahoma

After 10 days of collecting items for tornado victims in Oklahoma, a truck left Jefferson City on Friday afternoon to deliver them. Pete Livingston, Concord Baptist Church executive pastor, and his wife Debbie helped organize the effort.

Local lawmen: Racial profiling data used for training

The Missouri attorney general’s report on racial profiling shows traffic stops in Mid-Missouri reflect the region’s population, local law enforcement officials said.

River rushes past 21 feet

With four inches of rain forecast to fall over the next 48 hours in the Jefferson City area, forecasters are warning major flooding could occur on the Missouri River.

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Osage Bend church honors veterans’ sacrifices

For the fourth year in a row, women with the St. Margaret Church in Osage Bend are decorating the graves of veterans who fought in wars throughout our country’s history.