Stories by Jeff
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.
A Russellville man is in the Cole County Jail this weekend, facing three charges after being arrested Thursday night during a search of his home at 13006 Minnie Drive.
The latest surveying technology is being used to help the Missouri Department of Transporation map eight projects around the state.
One man held for drug trafficking
Learning more about our feathered friends is the goal of the Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO).
The Cole County Commission could decide next week whether to put the issue of county zoning to a public vote later this year.
The judges at the Cole County Courthouse have told county commissioners they don’t need a replica of the current large courtroom in the county courthouse, they need something larger if they want to handle the current and potential future needs of the courts.
As the Cole County Commission continues looking at possibilities for using space in the old county jail and sheriff’s house behind the county courthouse, those who want to preserve the buildings have asked if space in the new county jail could take care of county office space needs.
Although a vote won’t occur until 2016, the Cole County Commission is already starting to think about its plan for another proposal to extend the half-cent capital improvements sales tax.
A vote on whether the Cole County Commission should demolish the old County Jail and Sheriff’s House has been moved to April 16.
Cole County commissioners have let state officials know they would like to move the county health department into part of the current St. Mary’s Health Center between Missouri Boulevard and Bolivar Street.
Residents say buildings reflect bygone era; county sees inefficient spaces
Preservationists are concerned the county may demolish a piece of Cole County’s history, while county officials say the old County Jail and Sheriff’s House is too expensive to keep and just doesn’t meet existing and future needs.
Jane Bigham says her job as an archaeologist for Missouri State Parks may not lead to spectacular finds, but there is plenty of interesting work.
March to enter with a roar
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 7 TO 10 INCHES, ALONG WITH A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE.
February may go into the record books as the coldest in 35 years. That’s according to Pat Guinan, state climatologist at the University of Missouri.
Some new and some familiar faces were on hand Tuesday as candidate filing began for the 10 countywide offices up for election in Cole County.
He didn’t get involved as a kid, but Jeff Hoelscher has made up for not being involved in 4-H activities as a youth.
Only two of the 10 incumbents for Cole County’s seven offices and three judgeships said last week they’re not running again — and they both have been saying it for several years.
Parachute engineer: 'Do what you really enjoy doing and do it to the best of your ability.'
NASA engineer Elsa Hennings has come a long way since she delivered papers for the News Tribune.
The Cole County Commission could decide next week on what to do with space left at the old county jail and sheriff’s house behind the county courthouse.
The Cole County Commission on Tuesday signed a $1.3 million contract with low-bidder JC Industries for improvements to Frog Hollow Road starting this spring.
Wednesday’s sunshine helped local road crews get many streets and highways free of snow, but today’s arctic temperatures will have crews returning to deal with refrozen streets.
Although the snow may have stopped, authorities and transportation officials still advised Central Missouri residents to stay off the roads today, if possible.
Snowfall predictions range from 5 to 7 inches in Jefferson City
It looks like the groundhog’s forecast for six more weeks of winter will be true.
A new Jefferson City Fire Station No. 3 is about 70 percent complete. Located just off Rock Hill Road, the $2.2 million facility will replace the Industrial Drive station, which was built in 1966.