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A child custody dispute led to the arrest of a man for weapons charges and domestic violence Sunday night in Jefferson City.
The three Republicans seeking the office of Cole County clerk all share a common thread: They are retired or retiring and their favorite getaway is the outdoors.
Expansion could get all county offices out of Carnegie Building
The Cole County Commission may have to exceed its original spending threshold for a new building on the site of the old county jail and sheriff’s office to take care of county office space needs.
Downed power lines and uprooted trees were the common damage reports around Jefferson City following storms that moved through late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
The Cole County Commission have asked County Attorney Jill LaHue to draft an ordinance establishing a county leash law in the wake of a complaint about unleashed dogs in urbanized areas.
After searching the Allied Waste Landfill on Moreau River Access Road for several days, Jefferson City Police made an announcement many expected in the disappearance of Christopher Cray, but hoped would not happen.
The need for zoning has not been shown or proven.
For many years, an ordinance has prohibited the private discharge of fireworks in the city limits of Jefferson City. This year, there is also no longer fireworks sales in the city limits.
US 50 project may dictate timing of roundabout at Jefferson and Stadium
Traffic improvements are in the works near U.S. 54 and Stadium Boulevard in anticipation of the Capital Region Medical Center expansion with hopes of relieving congestion issues in the area during the morning commute.
Citing the use of scare tactics to push Cole County voters to approve countywide zoning, opposition has surfaced to Aug. 5 ballot issues.
Jefferson City police have been searching the local landfill the past three days in their investigation into the disappearance of Christopher Cray.
Fourteen years ago, Brian Crawford joined the Jefferson City Elks Lodge and now he finds himself serving as state president of the organization.
Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Howard on Tuesday announced his office has joined a growing number of jurisdictions in implementing a “no refusal” policy on driving while intoxicated arrests in Miller County.
With summer vacations planned, the Cole County Sheriff’s Department will be doing increased DWI enforcement. The department was awarded traffic grants to fund sobriety checkpoints, DWI enforcement and hazardous moving violations. Grant funds cover personnel, fuel and supply costs.
Cole County Public Works officials say the improvement project on Business 50 in Apache Flats is still moving along ahead of schedule by about two weeks despite the rainy weather this week.
MoDOT will have an open house meeting next week in Jefferson City to allow residents to take a look at the local priorities and share their thoughts and insights on a proposed statewide transportation sales tax.
Last public hearing before vote draws large crowd
There were plenty of questions for Cole County officials at the last public meeting before an Aug. 5 vote on county zoning.
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Republican Mike Sullivan recently announced he won’t be running in the race for Cole County clerk.
Cost estimates should be available next month for the Cole County Commission to look at for a new building at the old sheriff’s house and jail behind the county courthouse.
$500K from capital improvements sales tax going to Lafayette project
A work session is planned for June 30 where the entire Jefferson City Council will discuss ideas to improve the city’s transit system.
Firefighters from 15 states will train here this week
More than 550 firefighters from 15 states will be in Jefferson City this week for the annual Summer Fire School presented by the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
The Missouri Office of Administration recently announced that Tim Robyn, the chief information officer for the division of Information Technology Services (ITSD), was named State Executive of the Year by StateScoop, a national organization which focuses on achievements in the government technology sector.
Johnston in Capital City for series of meetings
The national commander for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) was not surprised Friday at the resignation of the Veterans Affairs secretary amid recent reports of poor treatment of veterans at VA facilities across the country.
Cole County Health Department officials found no problems after visiting a Westview Heights residence that was the subject of a recent complaint to the County Commission about the alleged noise and smell from chickens and a rooster on the property.
Commission says nothing can be done about neighbors’ noisy, smelly chickens
A resident in the Westview Heights area has taken his concerns about noise from his neighbor’s chickens to the Cole County Commission and found there is little that can be done about the matter for now.
Estes still at odds with Cole County commissioners
The Cole County Commission has signed off on salary increases in the county assessor’s office, but not before some harsh words were exchanged between commissioners and the assessor.
Program maps locations, types of crime
A new tool to help predict and prevent crime in Cole County may be in place by next month, according to the Cole County Sheriff’s Department.
The new Cole Junction Pump Station is operating, and crews are diverting sewage from the old pipeline that is no longer needed to the new pump station.
It’s been more than a month since area DirecTV customers lost signals to KOMU-TV and its affiliate CW network after the satellite service and local broadcaster failed to come to a contract renewal agreement.
Holts Summit man slain in drug deal
The trial of a St. Louis man charged with killing a Holts Summit man in December 2012 is scheduled to begin today.
The Cole County Commission decided Wednesday to continue to contract with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce for economic development services.
An attic fire left a Jefferson City family needing a place to stay Wednesday night. Fire officials said they were called to the house at 1104 East High St. around 7:20 p.m.
Heat, humidity complicate firefighters’ work
An electrical problem in the basement led to a fire that seriously damaged a Jefferson City home Monday afternoon.
Fire fighting definitely runs in the Braun family.
After doing the same job for 16 years, Maj. Tammy Spicer of the Missouri National Guard said she wanted to explore other opportunities.
A small crowd came out Tuesday night for the first public meeting to discuss the proposal for zoning in Cole County.
For Todd Barclay, the Cole County Drug Court was a second chance to have a good life. Barclay is continuing counseling now that he’s out of the program.
Around 400 volunteers worked at 14 different locations Saturday around Jefferson City as part of an annual way for residents to give back to their community.
The murder trial of a Meta man accused of killing his girlfriend in June 2010 in Maries County began Monday in Texas County on a change of venue.
Cole County officials have scheduled a series of meetings to gather public input on plans to ask voters to approve county zoning on the August ballot.
By a 3-0 vote the Cole County Commission has voted to move forward with plans that would tear down the old county sheriff's house and jail and then re-build a new facility.
A new preliminary design shows tearing down the old Cole County Jail and Sheriff’s House could fit the needs identified by county judges last month.
Two incumbents and a former board member won election Tuesday for the three seats available on the Blair Oaks School Board.
Cole County Clerk Marvin Register is not estimating how many voters will come to the polls for today’s election.
For the second time in 13 months, a Missouri court has sided with the Cole County Commission in Sheriff Greg White’s challenge to the commission’s use of the “Law Enforcement Sales Tax” fund to help pay some of the sheriff’s operating expenses.
The Cole County Commission continues to wrestle with the idea of putting a large courtroom in the space available in the old county jail and sheriff’s house.
For 25 years, Terry Martin has brought his artistic talents to residents throughout Central Missouri.
Cole County authorities said they did not activate warning sirens in the county Thursday even though there were reports of funnel clouds in the air near the northern borders of the county.
The candidates are set for elections later this year in Cole County.
They just started a few months ago, but already the Jefferson City Firefighters Pipes and Drums group is gaining quite a following.