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State closing its Cole County offices for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Published Jul. 28 2017

Missouri's Office of Administration announced Friday that non-essential executive department state offices in Cole County will be closed Aug. 21...

35-year-old woman drowns in Gasconade River in Mid-Missouri

Published Jul. 28 2017

Authorities say a woman has drowned in the Gasconade River in Mid-Missouri.

Bagnell Dam ready for drilling

Published Jul. 28 2017

Drilling is beginning as the next phase of construction kicks off at Bagnell Dam.Ameren Missouri officials said the 18-month project...

Curves on US 54 get special treatment

Published Jul. 28 2017

An innovative safety pavement treatment will be applied next week to two curves on U.S. 54 near Summit Drive in...

State Fair: No Fire Ball ride this year

Published Jul. 28 2017

The only Fire Ball ride scheduled to operate at a Missouri fair has been shut down following Wednesday's deadly accident...

JC Jaycees to host 67th annual Cole County Fair

Published Jul. 27 2017

After nearly a year of planning, the Jefferson City Jaycees will host the 67th annual installment of the Cole County...

Morgan County audit rating improves

Published Jul. 27 2017

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway released the regularly scheduled audit of Morgan County on Wednesday.

Two arrested in California for drug charges

Published Jul. 27 2017

Two people were arrested Tuesday on drug charges at Proctor Park in California.Moniteau County Sheriff's Department reports show deputies were...

Jefferson City woman gets 10 years in robbery, kidnapping

Published Jul. 27 2017

A Jefferson City woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for pleading guilty to an amended charge in connection...

Elderberry Jam has super fruit, super bands, super fun

Published Jul. 27 2017

When music promoter Jake West was first introduced to elderberries, he knew little about them.Partly through the Elderberry Festival in...

MU investigates potential embezzlement

Published Jul. 27 2017

The University of Missouri in Columbia is investigating a possible case of employee embezzlement.

Chief: recent fires unrelated

Published Jul. 27 2017

While unusual, the two recent fires in the 900 block of Nichols Street aren't suspicious, according to Fulton Fire Chief...

No charges following PETA accusation

Published Jul. 27 2017

Despite PETA claims, local law officials will not pursue a criminal case against Central Missouri Meats & Sausage, according to...

2 bodies in Mid-Missouri pond were those of a husband, wife

Published Jul. 26 2017

Two bodies found in March in a small Missouri pond have been identified as those of a husband and a...

Probation ordered in bomb threat hoax

Published Jul. 26 2017

A Russellville man has been placed on one year of court-supervised probation after pleading guilty to an amended charge in...

Road treatment planned in Miller, Camden counties

Published Jul. 26 2017

A section of U.S. 54 and Missouri 5 in Camden County and a section of Route W in Miller County...

Fugitive caught in bicycle pursuit near Westphalia

Published Jul. 26 2017

Early Sunday morning, the Osage County Sheriff's Office received a tip a felon wanted for domestic assault in Cole County...

Old Navy, BGC partnership gives teens retail experience

Published Jul. 26 2017

A summer partnership between Old Navy and the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City immersed a dozen youths in...

Bradford Research Center to host Vegetable Grower's Field Day

Published Jul. 26 2017

The Vegetable Grower's Field Day is coming to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' Bradford...

NASA astronaut to appear in Jefferson City on day before eclipse

Published Jul. 25 2017

Tickets are on sale for the "Breakfast with an Astronaut" event scheduled Aug. 20 as part of the three-day Capital...

Death of 56-year-old inmate believed to be from natural causes

Published Jul. 25 2017

An inmate who had been confined at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center died Monday morning at Capital Region Medical...

Columbia College to get new academic, residence hall

Published Jul. 25 2017

A new $20 million facility will combine faculty offices, classrooms and a dormitory in one building to accommodate a growing...

California man arrested after brief chase

Published Jul. 25 2017

A California man is facing several charges after trying to flee from authorities Monday.