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4:26 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges

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A Missouri judge is considering challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments slated for the August ballot.

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3:55 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Judge weighs rewrite of Missouri gun rights plan

A Missouri judge has denied a request to stop election officials from distributing absentee ballots for a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with gun rights.

Cole County Judge Jon Beetem rejected a temporary restraining order Wednesday but said he will consider a request to rewrite the ballot summary that voters will see in August.

Beetem heard arguments Wednesday in the lawsuit brought by St. Louis Police Chief Samuel Dotson III and Rebecca Morgan, a member of the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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3:15 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Judge strikes down Mo. laws on cellphone towers

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A Missouri judge has struck down a pair of new laws that had limited the ability of cities and counties to regulate cellphone towers.

Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce ruled that lawmakers violated procedural requirements of the state constitution when passing the bills earlier this year.

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Deadly Accident
8:04 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Three from Meta killed in accident in Cole County

Three people were killed when their car collided with a tractor-trailer truck in central Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Thursday evening on Route B near St. Thomas in southern Cole County.

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3:52 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Boone County voter turnout low

Both Boone and Cole counties are hoping for high voter turnouts in the municipal elections.
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Cole and Boone County Clerks are hoping to see more voters participating in today’s elections.

Cole County Clerk Marvin Register said this morning he is optimistic about voter turnout in today’s municipal elections. Voters across Jefferson City will elect school board members, and vote on whether to raise taxes to build new school facilities. Register says he saw a steady flow of people going into the polls.

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3:29 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Budgeters in Cole County face budget gap

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An underestimate of salaries from Cole County’s Emergency Medical Services department has a left a 72-thousand dollar gap in the budget, forcing the county to dig into its reserves.

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Newscast for June 12, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Lincoln University sued over access to records
  • Cole County to install 15 new tornado sirens
  • Columbia 'Downtown District Board' to vote on 'Tiger Town' street closures
  • Report: Callaway County leads state in teen alcohol, drug abuse
Science, Health and Technology
5:17 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Cole County to install 15 new tornado sirens

Officials in Cole County have approved a proposal to add 15 new tornado sirens.

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9:09 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Cole Co. circuit court clerk resigns

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Mrs. Brenda Umstattd has resigned as Circuit Clerk of Cole County after a state audit report was released on Wednesday.

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PM Newscasts
5:36 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Newscast for April 18, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Charles Erickson recants his previous testimony in the Ryan Ferguson trial.
  • Legislation that would tweak Missouri's K-12 funding formula stalls in the state Senate.
  • Cole County's court circuit clerk resigns after today's state audit release.
Science, Health and Technology
5:27 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

New judge sought in Missouri Medicaid contract lawsuit

The Missouri Supreme Court has been asked to appoint a new judge to hear a lawsuit challenging a state Medicaid contract.

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6:01 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Congressional redistricting map upheld by Cole County judge

A Cole County Judge has upheld the new congressional redistricting map passed by Missouri lawmakers last year. 

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4:21 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Lawsuit on state House map pushed back

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A Missouri judge could rule in mid-February on a lawsuit challenging new boundaries for state House districts.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:32 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Cole County sees increase in heroin use

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The Cole County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson City Police are working on a heroin awareness campaign.

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