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4 injured in two early-morning crashes in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Jefferson City police responded to two multiple-vehicle collisions on U.S. Route 54 west on Wednesday morning. Officers said the first crash happened in the 1000 block of U.S. 54, when a Toyota driven by a 16 year old was traveling in the west lane of traffic when she was cut

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:37:05

Housing Authority reviews rehabilitation agreement

The Jefferson City Housing Authority is seeing progress on some of the properties on the Lafayette Street, Capitol Avenue and State Street corridor. The owner of this building at 100 Lafayette St. is looking to make improvements in the near future. Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune. The Jefferson


Crimestoppers reward offered in Jefferson City jewelry store robbery

There is a CrimeStoppers reward of $500 for information leading to an arrest on our Kay Jewelers robbery, which occurred on Wednesday, September 14, just after 1 p.m. in the Capital Mall. A female store clerk was showing a piece of jewelry to a male customer, who threw something into the clerk's eye


Jefferson City Boys and Girls Club receives activity tracking wristbands

JEFFERSON CITY - Hasbro and Missouri UnitedHealthcare developed a wristband that can help reduce child obesity while getting kids up and running. The Nerf Energy Kit, developed by Hasbro, is composed of a soccer ball and a blue tracker wristband that syncs with a smart phone app. The kit is suppose

KOMU - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Jefferson City Fire Chief helps clean up Virgin Islands after Irma

JEFFERSON CITY - When Matthew Schofield landed in the Virgin Islands, he thought of Joplin. The Jefferson City Fire Chief went to the Caribbean as part of Missouri Task Force 1's cleanup mission after Hurricane Irma ripped through the region. "Your heart breaks for all these people because you know

KOMU - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Jefferson City inmate dies at 68, Department of Corrections say natural causes to blame

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Department of Corrections announced on Monday that inmate and offender Jesse Moore, 68, was pronounced dead at the Capitol Regional Medical Center on Friday morning. Moore had been confined at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. The department says Moore was serving 90 ye

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:22:59

Second suspect arrested in 2016 Jefferson City murder case

A Jefferson City man is in custody on charges related to a murder that occurred last year. Traivon D. Jefferson, 22, was arrested Thursday night on a separate charge of second-degree domestic assault, a class D felony. Also Thursday, an individual came forward to investigators to share that they had


Jefferson City Council adds city to list honoring Diaper Need Awareness Week

The city will join others in Missouri like Holts Summit and St. Louis to bring awareness to local organizations working to provide families in need with the common necessity. "We will encourage citizens to donate generously diaper banks, drives, and organizations," Mayor Carrie Tergin said. The an

KOMU - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Game on for healthy lives

Mayor Carrie Tergin, center, joined staff and students from Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City on Wednesday jumping rope after representatives of UnitedHealthcare donated NERF Energy Game kits to the club at The Linc. The kit contains a fitness tracking band, which tracks exercise and accumulates "


Boone County Clerk decides nothing wrong with attorney general's vote

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's vote in Boone County did not violate state election laws, since his permanent address is still in the county, according to an investigation. Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks closed his investigation on Wednesday into Hawley's August vote at the

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 21:40:36

Burks: Hawley is a registered Boone County voter

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's registration and voting from a Boone County address "is proper and does not appear to violate Missouri election law," Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks told Hawley in a letter Wednesday. With that letter, Burks closed his investigation into Hawley's voting in th


Angiepalooza pays tribute to cancer patients, victims, survivors

When Tim Tinnin lost his fiancee, Angie Capps-Tinnin, to colon cancer in 2012, he said he was "free-falling into a grief I didn't know existed" until the idea of Angiepalooza struck him about four months after her death. The upcoming sixth Angiepalooza is a charity concert that supports those who ha


JCPS policy outlines disciplinary action against students in controversial photo

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Jefferson City school officials are explaining why administrators decided to take disciplinary action against three district students featured in a controversial photo posted online. "This is an unfortunate incident," said JCPS Board of Education President Steve Bruce. "It's v

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 03:31:20

Area man arrested for molesting girl

Authorities said a Russellville man molested an 11-year-old girl from Republic he met using the MeetMe dating app. Joseph Meili, 21, pleaded not guilty to charges of child kidnapping, statutory sodomy and statutory rape at his arraignment this week. The girl provided her address while using her moth


SoBoCo clamps down on cafeteria debt

The Southern Boone School Board quickly voted to accept member Craig O'Keefe back onto the board Monday night. O'Keefe, who unexpectedly resigned last week, said at the outset of the board's regular monthly meeting he wanted to rescind his resignation. "My original reason for resigning was a lack of

BOCOJO.COM - 2017-09-20 16:03:24

'Speed bump' meeting offers different views on speed control

Last Thursday's community/neighborhood meeting on the speed bump pilot project showed there was about an even split on whether or not to continue the program. City Administrator Lyn Woolford said Monday that a vote of 14-14 and successive emails to the city show that the Bluegrass neighborhood is s

BOCOJO.COM - 2017-09-20 15:55:21

Teens don't change, distractions do

Based on recent events and the new school year, I went on a survey tour. I went to discover the answer to the question: "Are high school teenagers different today than they were 10, 25 or 35-years ago?" Bruce Wallace Why this survey now? Because the national opioid crisis is on our doorstep. This is

BOCOJO.COM - 2017-09-20 15:19:03

SoBoCo ACT scores top state average

Southern Boone High School ACT scores once again exceeded the state average and were at the same level as in recent years, which pleases principal Dale Van Deven. "We have nearly the entire class taking the test," Van Deven said, and the more students you have taking the test, the composite score ge

BOCOJO.COM - 2017-09-20 16:00:24

Book Swap promotes reading for young Primary School students

Parents, there are a few days this school year your Primary Students won't mind getting to school a few minutes early. The Primary School Book Swap is being held 12 more times this school year and it provides students a way to pick up free, new (to them) books to take home and read. The event is 7:3

BOCOJO.COM - 2017-09-20 15:58:47

JCPS responds to racially insensitive photo posted by students

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - On Tuesday, the Jefferson City Public School system responded to a racially sensitive photo that was posted by students on social media. Director of School-Community Relations, Amy Berendzen, said the school system is disappointed by the racially insensitive photo taken over t

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 16:50:11