Stories by Jeff
A St. Martins man - Matthew Mangus, 44 - is facing additional charges in connection with a car chase with authorities earlier this month.
A former youth minister at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City has been reported missing after going for a jog in western Missouri.
A Jefferson City resident says he was simply doing what he thought would come naturally to most people when he helped save people from drowning in rip currents in South Carolina earlier this month. Danny Eveler, 20, is a student at Lincoln University.
A Jefferson City man has been charged with felony stealing in an attempt to fraudulently collect lottery winnings. Court documents show Nathan Bracy, 30, of 3939 Dewberry Drive, committed the crime in June.
I’ve lived in Jefferson City for nearly 17 years, and I’m ashamed to say I had never taken the time to enjoy what the Runge Nature Center has to offer. That was until Saturday. There was a steady stream of cars coming into the center for its 20th birthday celebration.
Given extra time for clean-up
The Cole County Commission has given a property owner 45 more days to clear a property on the west side of the county before possible abatement proceedings could take place. A hearing Thursday about 5267 Veil of Tears noted tall grass and solid waste are still in the back yard of the residence.
As a Jefferson City police officer continues to recover from injuries he suffered while responding to a call on July 4, the investigation process into the incident continues.
A Morgan County man is scheduled to be released today from the Tipton Correctional Center after serving four years of a seven-year sentence for the death of his wife in 2003.
Since 2000, Regina Meyer has served as the Indiana Jones of the Missouri National Guard. As the organization’s only archeologist, Meyer is charged with digging up Missouri’s natural artifacts, protecting those assets and educating others on the value of those resources.
Two Jefferson City businesses were closed Friday for building and fire code violations. City officials said America’s Best Value Inn (formerly Motel 6), 1624 Jefferson St., and a multi-business building at 2425 Industrial Drive, which housed Club Motivation, were inspected Thursday.
A downtown business is faced with an age-old question after a discovery earlier this week: to bee or not to bee?
A Holts Summit man and Jefferson City woman were charged Monday with second-degree murder in connection with a Sunday night shooting in Columbia that left a Jefferson City man dead.
As Americans listened in to some of the most historical events of the 1980s, Ray Rouse was on the scene capturing the sound.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says Cole County’s stormwater program is inadequate and changes need to be made.
A Jefferson City man is in the Cole County Jail on $15,000 bond after being caught following a burglary at an apartment in Cole County.
A Henley man has been sentenced to 30 days shock detention in the Cole County Jail in connection with a May 2011 stealing case at Hy-Vee on West Truman Boulevard in which two store employees were injured.
Roughly one in 12 Cole County property owners will see increases on their real estate this year, and about the same number will see decreases. But the rest — the vast majority — won’t see any change.
Rally at Capitol seeks to raise awareness
Trying to find missing loved ones is a difficult task, but families bearing that burden will hold a rally Saturday on the south lawn of the Missouri Capitol. The annual event will be held from 3-5 p.m.
A Callaway County man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in Boone, Callaway and Cooper counties.
2 of JC district's 69 buses taken out of service
Most school buses that transport Cole County public school students are in good shape, according to figures from the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Jefferson City officials are hopeful that in less than a year, the city’s newest fire station will be operational.
Some new additions will be coming to County Park, near the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fairgrounds, after the Cole County Commission approved two measures on Thursday.
Concord Baptist Church has announced its plans to return to Oklahoma with the disaster supplies donated by Mid-Missouri residents last month.
A Kingdom City woman was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for pleading guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash on U.S. 54 near Brazito in November 2011.
Two people are in custody and one is being sought after a home invasion Monday night in Cole County.
For a third time, court officials in Cole County hope to try a Jefferson City man accused of killing a couple in 2009.
17-year-old Donald Parker fell into a culvert on Fifth Street in Eldon and was killed Friday evening. Meanwhile, Jefferson City officials activated an emergency flood operations plan Saturday.
Buildings around softball team’s hotel damaged; JC disaster-relief truck turned around before storm hit
Some Jefferson City residents were in Oklahoma City when Friday night’s deadly tornado came through. Meanwhile, a truck loaded with relief supplies to help Moore, Okla., tornado victims had to turn around and come back to Jefferson City because of the tornadoes.
Cole County Emergency Management Director Bill Farr said, as of Friday evening, there were no plans to move or evacuate planes and equipment from the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, despite the Missouri River being well out of its banks.
After 10 days of collecting items for tornado victims in Oklahoma, a truck left Jefferson City on Friday afternoon to deliver them. Pete Livingston, Concord Baptist Church executive pastor, and his wife Debbie helped organize the effort.
The Missouri attorney general’s report on racial profiling shows traffic stops in Mid-Missouri reflect the region’s population, local law enforcement officials said.
With four inches of rain forecast to fall over the next 48 hours in the Jefferson City area, forecasters are warning major flooding could occur on the Missouri River.
For the fourth year in a row, women with the St. Margaret Church in Osage Bend are decorating the graves of veterans who fought in wars throughout our country’s history.
The council representing Boy Scout groups in Central Missouri believes this week’s vote by the National Council of Scouts to allow homosexual boys into Scouting reaffirms their commitment to serving all youths of this country.
As part of a joint training effort by the Jefferson City Police Department and Cole County Sheriff’s Department, a no-cost Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course is being offered to the public.
Jefferson City Police Department Capt. Bob Clark was among a group from the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) who went to Oklahoma to help in the aftermath of this week’s deadly tornadoes.
Jefferson City residents who have been through devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma are putting together an effort to help their former neighbors after this week’s deadly storms.
As of this week, all 14 outdoor warning sirens that the Cole County Commission approved purchasing have been installed.
Donations for disaster relief being collected
Two emergency response vehicles and four drivers from the Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross are on standby to head to Oklahoma to help in relief efforts after deadly tornadoes hit the area earlier this week.
By Monday afternoon, crews with Missouri American Water company had fixed a broken pipe which led to thousands of customers losing water pressure for a couple of hours Sunday night.
Official: Better to not plan on growth
Sales tax collections in Cole County can be described in one word — flat. “We budget for zero growth and whatever growth we get, we put into reserves," Commissioner Marc Ellinger said.
But no separate zip code
Wardsville has finally arrived as a destination for your cards, letters and bills, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The 65101 zip code remains the same but letters don't have to be addressed as Jefferson City.
A Russellville man has been sentenced to four years in prison for pleading guilty to two counts of child abuse in connection with an incident with a 2-year-old boy in June 2012.
Ohio case illustrates 'why we never, ever give up'
The three women found in Ohio this week after being reported missing for several years gives newfound hope to one of the founders of a missing persons group in Mid-Missouri.
A Russellville man recently pleaded guilty to a federal indictment in a drug trafficking case.
Nick Kuhn’s mission as forestry coordinator within the Department of Conservation is to help all Missouri residents know the benefits of trees and how they can work for them.
Who pays for outside attorneys used by Cole County departments and county elected officials was the main topic of discussion at Friday’s County Commission meeting.
The Chevrolet Corvette has a special allure, and organizers of a new event in Jefferson City hope owners of this special car will come out in large numbers. The events start Friday, with registration at the pavilion at Ellis Porter Park from 8-10 a.m.
A tractor trailer and a smaller diesel truck were involved in a crash on U.S. 50/63 East, Thursday afternoon.
Two of the top 10 towns in America with the most Lions Club members are located in Central Missouri.