Stories by Jeff
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.
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.
Cole County commissioners approved a contract Tuesday to move forward with its July decision to upgrade the county’s website.
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 members of a Lincoln University student murdered earlier this month are expressing their gratitude to the Jefferson City community for their support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the end of July, Missouri fell a few raindrops shy of having the wettest May to July on record.
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.
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.
A disturbance that turned into a shooting sent one man to the hospital for treatment Thursday afternoon.
Drug charged filed against woman, 17
A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting.
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.
It didn’t take long for Kevin Wieberg to figure out working with emergency services was what he wanted to do with is life.
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.
The first drug take-back program in Cole County using a new way to dispose of prescription drugs will take place Sept. 12.
Soap got into stormwater
Jefferson City’s public works officials say Unilever plans to have a problem with their stormwater system fixed by today.
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.
JCPD officer injured
A Lohman man faces several charges after a weekend foot chase with Jefferson City police.
Battling more than flames
Imagine having to carry around 70 pounds of extra weight when the temperature outside is 90 degrees or hotter.
On Wednesday, 77-year-old Wanda Campbell was named the regional winner for the Missouri Health Care Association Nursing Home Queen Pageant.
Authorities are touting a new way to dispose of prescription drugs after announcements by several Missouri law enforcement agencies ending drug take-back programs due to a lack of funding.
Damage to roads throughout Cole County due to flooding and heavy rains could lead to the county getting money from the federal government.
Almost two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages, the first same-sex license was issued in Cole County.
Original volunteers recall bicentennial practice run
This year is the 40th anniversary of the fireworks being shot from the Jefferson City riverfront, and those who helped get the event together look back on that time with fondness.
Wednesday evening’s rains damaged several roads and some homes in Cole County.
Cole County Commission agrees to pay part of cost
The replacement of the 911 phone system for Jefferson City and Cole County will take place sometime this summer. On Tuesday, the Cole County Commission agreed to help to pay the cost of the upgrades.
Although a final decision on whether they will spend the money to do it has yet to be made, Cole County commissioners have decided to move forward with trying to upgrade the county’s website.
Cassandra Jobe has been working at the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department as a lifeguard for the last six years.
The 32 members of the 100th recruit class of the Missouri Highway Patrol entered Rackers Fieldhouse at Helias Catholic High School on Friday morning, chanting a cadence as they completed their graduating ceremonies.
“We had a number of advocacy groups call and wonder if we would issue a license. And we told them we were prepared to issue same-sex marriage licenses,” the Cole County recorder said.
Committed to a year-long conversation on race relations, a Jefferson City group of residents spent Monday night discussing how they see biases in their lives and how they can move to action to get rid of them.
Three members of the Ellis Porter Pool staff are credited with saving the life of a man on Sunday afternoon.
A surge of memories for river town
When the Osage River rises due to relentless rains, so do the memories of the Great Flood of 1993 for residents of Osage City.
Some property owned by Cole County deemed no longer necessary will be sold publicly, but not Renns Lake.
Last month Ken Marsch announced his retirement as a volunteer reserve police officer for Jefferson City after more than 25 years of service.
A local teenage girl is trying to make a wish come true for a sick teenage boy she’s never met.
The fast actions of a pedestrian are being credited with helping to keep a Jefferson City child from overheating inside a parked vehicle.
An accidental discharge of a cigarette in a trash can may have led to a fire at the Hamilton-Dulle Towers on Tuesday afternoon.
A $1.8 million grant is allowing the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City to expose children to science, technology, math and music programs they may not be able to get in a normal school setting.
Kenneth Brown has been with JeffTran, Jefferson City's public transit system, for more than 10 years and has done every job you can think of in transit.
Efforts are continuing to help raise funds for the family of a Hartsburg man killed in an accident earlier this week.
Many of the 400 firefighters attending this year’s Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, along with the Midwest Wildfire Training Academy, come back year after year because of the quality of the training.
More than just paintings
This weekend’s 57th annual Art in the Park event in Columbia will feature artists from 19 states, including Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri.
The Capital City’s black population hovers around 11 percent, but the rate at which black drivers are pulled over is more than double that figure, according to the latest numbers from the Missouri Attorney General’s racial disparity vehicle-stop report.
Man's body believed to be the same as officials searched for near Rocheport Monday night.