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We applaud the community volunteers who are helping to feed area children this summer.
The poetry of A.A. Milne comes to life in the musical “Winnie the Pooh,” the current production for Stained Glass Theatre in Jefferson City.
The Irish play by Hugh Leonard set in Dalkey, County Dublin is the current production for Jefferson City's Scene One Theatre.
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When it comes to technology, is life imitating the art of science fiction? A standard theme in science fiction centers on advances — artificial intelligence, robotics, etc. — that exceed human ability to control or manage them.
While the planned riverwalk in North Jefferson City has been widely discussed in the last few weeks, many may not be aware of a second, and different, potential riverwalk project on the south side of the Missouri River.
With pair of losses in Zone Tournament
The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Juniors saw their season come to a close with a pair of losses this weekend in the Zone Tournament.
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When Missouri officials must sue the federal government on behalf of beleaguered farmers, we must ask: Why is no sensible administrative remedy available?
In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the New Bloomfield R-III Board of Education voted to name the high school’s baseball field after Rod Haley, the former New Bloomfield High School principal, teacher and baseball coach who passed away in March of this year.
Charges filed Saturday
A Jefferson City police officer hurt his ankle while chasing a potential suspect on foot early Saturday morning, and had to be taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
A Jefferson City man was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for producing child pornography and for enticing a minor to engage in illicit sex.
“Amazing,” “just astonishing,” “something wonderful,” “just blowing my mind.” Those were among scientists’ reactions to a close-up view of Pluto, provided by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
A Jefferson City man is facing multiple sex crime charges for incidents that occurred between May 1 and Wednesday.
The MO Blues Association presents its annual Blue Sunday event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Memorial Park Memorial Park pavilion.
The Lincoln men’s basketball team added another piece to its recruiting puzzle this week with the addition of a junior-college All-American.
Kory Franks finished in the tie for sixth as the Missouri Stroke Play Championship wrapped up Thursday at the St. Joseph Country Club.
An electrical problem is believed to have caused a house fire Wednesday night that severely damaged a Cole County home.
“Trust but verify” — a phrase popularized in the 1980s by former President Reagan while negotiating with the Soviet Union — does not apply to the nuclear accord the U.S. and and five key allies completed with Iran.
A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of heroin.
ST. ALBANS — Taylor Hayes of Lake Ozark led area finishers in the Missouri Women’s Amateur that concluded Wednesday.
ST. JOSEPH — Kory Franks shot a 70 Wednesday and is tied for seventh after two rounds of the Missouri Stroke Play Championship.
D&D Foods, Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska, is recalling 3-pound containers of Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad because they were incorrectly labeled and may contain undeclared milk and wheat (gluten).
Playing the role of “Captain Obvious,” allow us to pass along advisories from officials regarding excessive heat.
Taylor Hayes leads area players after two rounds of the Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship.
Kory Franks sits in a tie for 11th after one day of the Missouri Stroke Play Championship at the St. Joseph Country Club.
The Missouri National Guard’s new Resiliency Center embodies its purpose.
The city’s first Ice Cream Splash on Friday drew more than 1,300 people and raised more than $10,000 for a future splash park in Jefferson City.
Lincoln University football continues its creativity with non-conference scheduling in its second season as a football-only member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
The Lincoln University athletic department announced its ninth Hall of Fame class Monday afternoon.
The Osage Fire Protection District received a $3,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation for Indian packs, Motorola pagers and Kenwood portable radios.
We join in congratulating the two agencies that have been selected by the United Way of Central Missouri as new partners.
Work to facilitate construction of the future interchange at U.S. 50/63 and Lafayette Street will close one westbound lane of Route 50/63 from Clark Avenue to Monroe Street in Jefferson City beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors dropped a 7-3 decision to Ada, Okla., on Saturday in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Invitational.
An employee of Jefferson City Flying Service was riding a small tractor on the airport’s tarmac when he fell and was run over by the tractor.
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A law to reform municipal court operations throughout Missouri is a significant step, but only a step toward a greater goal.
Karen Brinkley, 54, of Hermann, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder for the death of her roommate, Marion Gerloff, 64.
Kory Franks of Jefferson City will be one of 90-plus golfers bidding for a state title this week at the Missouri Golf Association’s Stroke Play Championship.
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Are “payday” or “title” lenders predators, as alleged by social welfare proponents who demonstrated Wednesday outside the local office of a Missouri congressman?
The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors jumped out to a 6-1 lead after three innings Friday on their way to an 8-5 victory against Sedalia in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Invitational.
A proposed tax break for large laundry and dry cleaning businesses has been vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for the second straight year.
Add lane striping operations to the list of unexpected activities you may encounter when driving at night.
All three Jefferson City sales taxes fell below projections for July, but the city’s revenue forecast model is predicting the year will end with a projected $800,000 surplus.
The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors opened play Thursday in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Invitational with an 8-0 win against Bellevue East (Neb.).
Pat Baumhoer shot a hole-in-one July 3 at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.
Desperate times may call for desperate measures or creative solutions.
At about 7:30 a.m. today, Ameren began closing all floodgates at Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks.
If your basement sprung a leak during recent intense rainfalls, you’re not alone. The first line of defense is cleaning gutters and downspouts this time of year.
Secretary of State Jason Kander launched the statewide photo contest for the 2015-16 Official Missouri Manual (Blue Book). The theme for this year’s contest is “A Day at the Park,” celebrating all types of Missouri parks.
A fireworks show hosted by the Russellville Lions Club, Community Point Bank and Bax Fireworks will begin about 9 p.m. Saturday at the Russellville Lions Club field.
Betty Kemna has accepted the position of Senior Women’s Administrator at Lincoln University, the institution announced.
Bagnell Dam increases its floodgate outflow again
Most of Central Missouri saw 2-4 inches of rain by Wednesday evening, leading to forecasts of rivers rising once again. Runoff into the Lake of the Ozarks prompted Ameren Missouri on Wednesday evening to increase the water flowing through Bagnell Dam floodgates.