Jefferson City

Education
8:56 am
Thu May 16, 2013

"Innovation Campuses" partner students with colleges, businesses

Governor Jay Nixon stands with Lincoln University President Dr. Connie Hamacher and Linn State Technical College President Dr. Don Claycomb on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Bridgit Bowden KBIA News

A new partnership between Lincoln University, Linn State Technical College, and several Jefferson City businesses will allow students to earn credit that could go toward either school.

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Politics
4:53 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Mo. celebrates centennial of Capitol construction

Jim Bowen Flickr

Missouri officials are celebrating the 100th anniversary of groundbreaking for the state Capitol.

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Education
9:21 am
Wed April 3, 2013

"Mega high school" ballot measure defeated in Jefferson City

The Missouri River cuts through Jefferson City and the rest of mid-Missouri.
Missouri Department of Tourism flickr

Jefferson City residents who opposed a ballot measure for a new so-called “mega high school” are celebrating victory. 

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Politics
7:06 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Live blog: April 2 municipal elections

Credit File photo / KBIA

  Voters today went to the polls to decide municipal elections across the state.  KBIA reporters are in the field and following races  in Columbia and Jefferson city.  Check this live blog regularly to get results and pictures from watch parties.

Polls are closed, but you can check out our Columbia voter's guide here. The rest of our election coverage is here.

The latest numbers for Boone County votes are available here.  Cole County voters can check on the results here.

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Politics
9:44 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Bill Luebbert, Carlos Graham compete for Jefferson City's 4th ward seat

Incumbent Bill Luebbert and City Council Administrator Carlos Graham are running for office in Jefferson City’s 4th Ward in the upcoming April 2 election.

Luebbert is up for re-election. He says his main priorities are public safety, commercial development and infrastructure. As a member of the public works committee, the incumbent said he has also utilized his experience in civil service, business and engineering.

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Politics
8:59 am
Tue March 26, 2013

In Jefferson City, two candidates vie for open 3rd ward seat

Credit KBIA

On April 2nd Jefferson City residents will decide on a new city council member in Ward 3. Two candidates are vying for the open seat that will be left behind by current councilmember Bryan Pope. Pope is not seeking re-election. 

Ken Hussey and Leonard Stella are both vying for the open seat.  

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Politics
2:29 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Debate over Jefferson City's new high school campus continues

An artist's rendering of the proposed new Jefferson City High School.
Credit Jefferson City Public Schools

On April 2, Jefferson City residents will vote on whether to approve a $79 million bond issue that would fund the construction of a new elementary school and a new high school. But, the proposal for a new high school has drawn opposition from some members of the community.

Opponents of the bond issue believe Jefferson City students would be ill served in what they call a “mega high school.” While they want a new high school to be built, they think the existing campus should remain open, making the population at each school smaller.

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Politics
3:31 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Here's how the Jefferson City Council hopes to cover its budget deficit [infographic]

Veneta Rizvic and Christina Trester KBIA

It's been a busy week in Jefferson City. While the city was considering how to overcome a $1.68 million budget deficit, the Public Works Director and Communications Director both decided to resign on the same day this week.

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Business
12:54 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Jefferson City officials continue budget-shortfall discussions

Credit KBIA

Following recent discussions on budget shortfalls in Jefferson City and the resignation of two city employees, officials there say they have a plan that avoids layoffs of city staff.

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Politics
5:54 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Amid resignations, budget crisis, Jefferson City Council to hold special meeting Thursday

In an effort to save the city money, two Jefferson City officials announced their resignation this week. But it hasn’t been enough to solve the city’s deficit.

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Politics
4:34 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Jefferson City Public Works Director, Communications Director step down

The Jefferson City Public Works Director and Communications Director both announced their resignations today. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the city is facing a $1.68 million budget shortfall. Public Works Director Roger Schwartze cited that reason for his resignation.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:41 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Jefferson City looking for mentors

55 children are currently waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister in Jefferson City.

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Education
3:14 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Lincoln University names new president

Kevin Rome
North Carolina Central University

An administrator at a college in North Carolina will become the new president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Lincoln University curators announced Friday that Kevin D. Rome will be the school's 19th president, beginning June 1.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Mo. Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration discusses driver's license exams

File KBIA

The Missouri Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration held its final meeting Thursday.

Among the issues discussed was legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given in English only.  Sister Peggy Bonnot runs El Puente Hispanic Ministry in Jefferson City.  She told the panel that requiring English-only driver’s license tests would create a hardship for legal immigrants trying to build a life here.

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Education
8:44 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Westminster College establishes the Capital Internship Program

Jim Bowen Flickr

Taking advantage of its close proximity to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Westminster College is launching a program for students to get an opportunity to work full time in the state government. The program will begin in the spring semester of 2013.

Westminster College’s new Capital Internship Program would have students work 20 to 40 hours per week in Jefferson City. So, other than just shadowing another government officer, students will get chances to work like real state officials.

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Politics
7:44 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Jefferson City voters reject move to expand city limits

KBIA file photo

Cole County and Jefferson City residents voted against extending Jefferson City’s boundaries last week. Proposition One would have extended city limits to include an area called Meadows by the Lake along with two hotels and a store within the area.

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus said there was a high voter turnout, and 65 percent of voters agreed with it. But, the support needed to pass the proposition was still a little short of 66.6 percent. Nickolaus said the reason for the proposition failure could be tied to voters not being informed about it.

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Politics
8:25 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Cole County residents re-vote to expand Jefferson City boundaries

Marjie Kennedy Flickr

On Tuesday, Cole County residents will be re-voting on proposition one. If approved, measure would extend the boundaries of the Jefferson City area by approximately 160 acres.

Although they are not technically in the city, some Meadow by the Club residents are crossing city limits even as they exit their neighborhoods. If approved, proposition one would characterize these residents, two hotels and one furniture store as living in city limits.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:17 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Jefferson City announces mobile app contest winner

Jefferson City’s mobile app contest announced its first place winner, Michael Roling last week. City Administrator Nathan Nikolaus proposed the event in April in hopes of encouraging local developers and residents to start thinking about interactive features for the city. The apps list information about nightlife, local businesses, social media and news information.

Michael Roling, developer of the JCMO app said he wanted to do something for his hometown.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:45 am
Thu October 25, 2012

QR codes link past with the present in Jefferson City cemetery

Brochures for a self-guided tour at the cemetery contain QR codes such as these.
Samantha Renner, General Manager Riverview Cemetery

The Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City cemetery is implementing QR codes into its tours.

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Politics
8:15 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Water main break disrupts Jefferson City

File Photo KBIA

Repairs have been completed after a broken water main caused disruptions in Jefferson City.

Missouri American Water says a 6-inch main broke Tuesday morning and that repairs wrapped up Tuesday afternoon. A boil advisory remains in effect. Missouri American has about 10,000 customers in Jefferson City.

PM Newscasts
5:54 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Newscast for October 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Jefferson City under a Boil Order Advisory
  • Captian Dianne Bernhard appointed Deputy Chief of Columbia Police Department
  • Improper charges found in Missouri Athletic Department
Science, Health and Technology
5:20 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Jefferson City under a Boil Order Advisory

Residents are advised to boil their water if they live within these boundaries
Missouri American Water

After a broken water line today, a large part of Jefferson City is under a Boil Order Advisory. Anyone in the city using Missouri American Water must boil their water before using it.  

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Politics
5:44 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Environmental Quality Commission to review plans for potential bike loop

File Photo KBIA

The Jefferson City Public Works and Planning Committee submitted plans for a potential bike loop Thursday.

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Education
3:40 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

47% of respondents support a new high school in Jefferson City

File Photo KBIA

Forty-seven percent of respondents to a recent survey conducted by the Jefferson City School Board favor a plan to build a new high school in the city. The school board purchased a tract of land in the beginning of October to build a replacement campus for the city’s current high school.

Jefferson City voters will need to approve the proposal because it would cause a property tax increase. Joy Sweeney, president of the city’s Board of Education, explains how taxpayers would help fund the new campus.

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Politics
3:02 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Jefferson City considers revising noise ordinance

Missouri Department of Tourism

Jefferson City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed noise ordinance Monday.

The proposed noise ordinance limits sound levels in both commercial and industrial zones, as well as in residential areas. The ordinance contains limits that specify maximum noise levels for both day and night. Ralph Bray, Fifth Ward City Council member, said the proposed ordinance will be beneficial because it establishes a way to measure noise levels efficiently.

Sports
2:26 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Alabama fans roll into town for MU vs. Alabama football game

A Mizzou helmet and an SEC helmet were on display at the announcement. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Announcer Mike Kelly was unable to find the white helmet for the official presentation to Brady Deaton earlier in the press conference. Photo by KAREN MITCHELL
Karen Mitchell University of Missouri

Columbia will host its third Southeastern Conference MU football game this weekend against the top ranked University of Alabama.

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PM Newscasts
6:02 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Newscast for October 1, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Jefferson City building Missouri's first high school academy
  • NRA endorsing Attorney General Chris Koster
  • Washington-based group suing for MU records
Education
4:56 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Jefferson City building Missouri's first high school academy

Hickman High School classroom
Camille Phillips KBIA

Jefferson City is building Missouri’s first high school academy, where students can pick from a variety of career paths before entering college.

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Politics
11:17 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Outdoor warning siren in Jefferson City adds vocal capability

f2n_downtown FLICKR

Jefferson City celebrated the construction of its seventh outdoor warning siren with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Wednesday.

The completion of the seventh siren marks the halfway point of the city’s plan to install 14 sirens by the end of the year. Funding for the project was raised through the Jefferson City Capitol Improvement Sales Tax.

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Business
9:47 am
Mon September 24, 2012

"Old Town" Jefferson City begins to look new

Missouri Department of Tourism Missouri Department of Tourism

An effort to revitalize Jefferson City’s historic “Old Town” district is showing progress. The Old Town Revitalization Company in Jefferson City has announced that it has received its first property donation.

The non-profit organization allows Jefferson City property owners to donate property to Old Town for a tax deduction. The Old Town Revitalization Company then partners with nearby home builders to rehabilitate the property.

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