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Jeff Haldiman

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JCPS committee settles on two high schools for future

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.

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Road crews practice for snow, ice

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.

Korsmeyer tabbed Cole County clerk

Republican Steve Korsmeyer will be the new Cole County county clerk.

Jamestown school levy increase falls short

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.

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Amy McFarland finds 'perfect timing' to end a long run at Stained Glass Theatre

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.

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Loran Prenger — Every restaurant diner’s friend

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.

Cole County rejects contract for drug task force

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.

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Cole County candidates meet with public, LU students

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.

Cole County to stage Ebola exercise

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.

Clerk candidates Cook, Korsmeyer both want more people voting

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.

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USS Missouri crew: Love from state is ‘phenomenal’

Members of the USS Missouri submarine were in Jefferson City on Friday as part of a tour of their ship’s namesake.

Cole County eyes grant on Eugene water

Another effort to have someone take over the water system in Eugene from Cole County is moving forward.

K2 synthetic marijuana ring sees 7 more indicted

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.

Stumpe gets $100,000 from national GOP group

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).

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Ricardo Morris — Mapping the apps for MoDOT

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.

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Fire victim: ‘I lost just about everything I own’

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.

Cole County shelves courthouse renovations

For now, plans to tear down the old Cole County Jail and sheriff’s house are on hold.

Cedar City still bustling in memories

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.

Cole County weighs expanding electronic shackling

By next year, another program could be in place to help reduce potential overcrowding at the Cole County Jail.

Cole County likely to renew contract for 911 service

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.

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Investing in her faith

After helping Quinn Chapel gain its new foundation, Rev. Cassandra Gould turns to new role in Faith Voices

Cole County mulls its own 911

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.

Ruling to cost county $40,000 to reprint ballots

Adding one sentence to a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot will cost Cole County an extra $40,000 in printing costs.

County panel advances road project near hospital

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.

Cole County officials explore how to shift office space

The Cole County Commission will have another meeting next month about the possibility of moving some county offices.

Officials: Program stems growing jail population

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.

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New 4-lane stretch of U.S. 50 opens

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.

Public defenders praise override of veto

The Missouri Public Defenders office is praising lawmakers after this week’s vote to restore funding to the defender system.

Jefferson City 911 upgrades drawing closer

In the near future, the replacement of the 911 phone system for Jefferson City and Cole County will be taking place.

Commission updates ordinances, safety codes

The Cole County Commission on Wednesday worked to clean up several code and ordinance issues.

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Scheduled execution case has ties to Jefferson City

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.

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Senior planner pleased with growth of Capital City

The job title may not sound exciting, but for Eric Barron he finds his work exhilarating.

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Ambulance crews set to move into new quarters

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.

Cole County leaves tax rate unchanged

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.

Commission reviews plans for proposed courthouse project

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.

Lawmen ID body found in Moniteau County

Authorities said Monday that the human remains found in rural Moniteau County on Aug. 9 were identified as Cody Odean Thirlwall, 32, Jefferson City.

Local public defenders: Study’s findings of overworked staff true

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.

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Witness to Ferguson shooting wanted on JC warrant

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.

Cole County Commission begins work on 2015 budget

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.

Westboro plans to picket in Jefferson City Tuesday

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plan to be in Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon to picket three locations.

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May protests at Capitol result in August charges

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.

Frog Hollow completion moved back

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.

Decomposing body found near Russellville

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.

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Rejection of transportation sales tax effects cities, counties

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.

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Korsmeyer wins GOP race for Cole County Clerk

Steve Korsmeyer won the three-way Republican race for Cole County clerk in Tuesday’s primary election.

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Randy Dampf: Another phase of the law

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.

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Concerns raised over 54 interchange

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.

Candidates for fire chief answer to public, firefighters

Firefighters and citizens got their chances to ask questions of the three finalists looking to become the next fire chief of Jefferson City.

Commission OKs funds for more jurors

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.

Jaycees put Cole County back in fair’s title

Last year, the annual fair at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds dropped Cole County from the title.