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Woman shot at Hy-Vee

Jefferson City police responded to the Hy-Vee parking lot early this afternoon after a woman was shot.

Callaway nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

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Rugen finds enjoyment through the camera lens

Brenda Rugen has a unique view through her camera’s lens.

Area youth attend American Legion Boys and Girls State

Area youth attend American Legion Boys and Girls State

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Old City Hall and Fire Station

Old City Hall and Fire Station Address: 101 N. High St. Style: Victorian-era Italianate design Built: about 1892 Listed on the Register: 1982

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Rachel Dorn joins Moniteau County Extension

Moniteau County Extension has moved forward with a full-time position to focus on providing nutrition and youth programming to Latino families.

911 personnel to attend conference in Columbia

There were five 911 personnel approved to attend the Missouri Communications Conference on Sept. 14-16 in Columbia.

Light July agenda for school board meeting

Approval of the June payroll, the bills for July and the minutes of the previous meeting topped the agenda for the July 15 meeting of the California R-I School Board meeting.

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California Police Department at full-staff

The swearing in of two new full-time police officers brings the City of California Police Department to eight officers, the number approved by the California Board of Aldermen.

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Annual Ice Cream Social held by Historical Society

The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 18. Sandwiches, chips, homemade desserts along with ice cream and drinks were served at the fundraiser. The funds raised go towards operating costs of the Cultural Heritage Center and Genealogy Library.

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California Restaurant Y Pupuseria opens

Friday, July 17, was the official opening day for California Restaurant Y Pupuseria, located at 401 West Buchanan Street.

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Cattle have it easier this year

The pastures are green, which is not always the case in mid-July. Also, the ponds are full. It’s a little unusual to have both of these. These facts bode well for the area cattlemen.

To avoid snakebite, look before you step

An unfortunate encounter with a venomous snake - a copperhead - occurred near Latham only a few days ago. The result was a bite in which only one fang actually made it through blue jeans and a sock. The victim, Bill Vogel, was feeding a couple of pet cats. He had been on a path to a small shed, stepping back and forth several times without incident.

Mid-Mo Ambulance to get new digital communications system

A new UHF digital communication system being put in was discussed by Mid-Mo Ambulance Administrator Lee Kempf with the Board of Directors, at the Wednesday, July 8, meeting, held at the Tipton district office. The new communication system, when fully installed and activated, will permit sending and receiving of data on the radios.

MRED strives for county Work-Ready status

The program to bring Moniteau County to the status of an ACT Certified WorkReady community began Jan. 1, 2012, and expired June 30. Officially, the county had not attained the goals necessary for certification. The announcement was made that the request for a one-year extension of the program was approved.