Stories by Jeff
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.
JC woman, Indiana man killed in 1998 robbery
Barring a last-minute intervention by Gov. Jay Nixon or the courts, an Indiana man is scheduled to be executed early Wednesday for the 1998 deaths of a Jefferson City woman and an Indiana delivery man.
The job title may not sound exciting, but for Eric Barron he finds his work exhilarating.
Within the next couple of weeks, Cole County ambulance crews will be moving into their new work and living area at their base on Southridge Drive.
The 2014 property tax rate for Cole County will remain the same as it was in 2013. By a 2-1 vote, Cole County commissioners voted to leave the levy at 10 cents for each $100 of assessed property value.
The design phase is complete, and now the Cole County Commission must decide whether to proceed with constructing a new building to address future office space needs on the site of the old county jail and sheriff’s office.
Authorities said Monday that the human remains found in rural Moniteau County on Aug. 9 were identified as Cody Odean Thirlwall, 32, Jefferson City.
Despite past efforts to reduce the workload of public defenders, representatives of the local office in Jefferson City say they remain at a level of service that keeps them from giving their clients the proper attention they need.
Former LU student accused of stealing
A St. Louis man who said he was with Michael Brown when Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9 in Ferguson is a former Lincoln University student who is wanted on a misdemeanor stealing charge in Jefferson City.
Over the next few months, Cole County commissioners will be creating the budget for 2015. On Tuesday, they heard from heads of departments under their direct supervision.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plan to be in Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon to picket three locations.
The 23 clergy members who were arrested in May for disrupting a session of the Missouri Senate were charged Friday with obstructing government operations and first-degree trespassing.
Cole County Public Works officials said things are going fairly smooth on the project to improve Frog Hollow Road, but crews are behind schedule due to one main issue.
Authorities hope results from an autopsy today will reveal more information about what happened in the death on an unidentified person found this weekend near Russellville.
Amendment 7: What's next?
With the failure of Constitutional Amendment 7, known as the transportation sales tax, comes the loss of $40 million worth of projects that would have come to Cole County and funds that would have gone to both county and city governments.
Steve Korsmeyer won the three-way Republican race for Cole County clerk in Tuesday’s primary election.
Retired police lieutenant Randy Dampf joined the Cole County Prosecutor's office a month ago as investigator. He will assist in investigations, trial preparation and witness and victim services.
County, engineers to discuss potential for congestion
After the Cole County presiding commissioner expressed concerns about road improvements at U.S. 54 and Stadium Boulevard, the County Commission asked for a meeting with the traffic engineers who designed the project.
Firefighters and citizens got their chances to ask questions of the three finalists looking to become the next fire chief of Jefferson City.
The Cole County Commission has added money to the budget to pay for the cost of jurors, since more jury trials are taking place this year.
Last year, the annual fair at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds dropped Cole County from the title.