California Democrat Breaking News


State offices to be closed on Black Friday

Citing a stronger state budget outlook because of the continued improving Missouri economy, Gov. Jay Nixon today issued an executive order closing state offices on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

Fatal crash on Highway 87

Accident on Hwy 87

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Paul Wilson among 3 nominated for high court vacancy

Former Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson is one of three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Gump meets challenge, retains Sheriff's office

After a hard-fought and at times heated campaign, incumbent Sheriff Jeptha "Jay" Gump defeated challengers Tony Wheatley, Dale Embry and Chris Dunham on the Republican ticket in the primary election held Tuesday, Aug. 8. Turnout was 33.77 percent.

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Prairie Home Bank Robbed

At approximately 11:25am today 7/18/2012 a lone gunman entered the Mainstreet Bank in Prairie Home.

California fireworks cancelled - burn ban in force until further notice

"The California Fireworks show has been cancelled and there is a burn ban in force in California until further notice," said California Fire Chief Allen Smith Friday, June 29. "The heat and drought continue. There is no relief in sight."

Jury finds Joseph Spencer not guilty

Joseph Spencer, 39, formerly of California, was been found not guilty of murder by a Laclede County jury after less than two hours of deliberation.

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Ray Price to leave state Supreme Court

To resign effective Aug. 1

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Fatal collision mars holiday weekend

Highway 50 was blocked for several hours in the aftermath of a fatal collision on Memorial Day.

Conference Committee recommends House pay raise plan

A final committee vote still must be taken.

Pamida Pharmacy to close May 18

The Pamida Pharmacy will close Friday, May 18, according to Tara Zeller, speaking for Shopko from Green Bay, Wisc.

Senate keeps pay raise plan on first test-vote

Nine senators want to cancel pay raises; got 15 votes

Missouri Guard agriculture team reports no fatalities after attack

The Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team VI is reporting no fatalities or life-threatening injuries after an attack on the forward operating base where they are stationed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

High Point, Morgan County R-2 classes to dismiss due to flu

Due to recent outbreaks of flu and strep throat, the Morgan County R-2 School District will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. today and will be out of school Thursday and Friday. High Point R-3 School will have school today, but will be closed Thursday and Friday to fumigate and disinfect the school from the flu virus.

Candidate filing begins Tuesday morning

Lawmakers on Monday fail to pass bill delaying start date.