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Nixon honors three Jefferson County officers
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:00:00 -0800

Gov. Jay Nixon awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor to 10 public safety officers from across the state for their courageous and exceptional efforts to save lives and protect the public in 2013.

Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:06:47 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is throwing his support behind home care workers, of which a handful caroled outside his mansion Thursday and called on him to ensure they receive a pay increase. But a union official cautioned the state's proposed action could hurt the cause.

Heartland road projects for 12/22
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:05:40 -0800

Here is a list of road projects around the Heartland scheduled for Monday, Dec. 22.

Former Fox News reporter Dominic Di-Natale found dead in Colorado
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:58:38 -0800

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale, whose international reporting took him from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan to covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, has been found dead in Colorado, officials said on Friday. The body of Di-Natale, 43, was discovered on Wednesday in the foothills west of Denver, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said. In ...

Outgoing commissioner: Best interest of students drove her decisions
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:55:50 -0800

As she enters her last month as education commissioner, Chris Nicastro has become a magnet for controversy in Missouri’s education system. But, she said, every one of the contentious decisions made during her tenure was made in the best interest of Missouri’s children.

Deadly deer disease reported in northern Missouri
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:35:23 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A deadly deer disease has been found for the first time in a northern Missouri county. The Missouri Department of Conservation reported this week that an adult buck killed by a hunter in Adair County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. This ...

Fatal accident kills one in Jefferson County
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:10:33 -0800

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri highway patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened Saturday night in Jefferson County. Police say the single vehicle accident killed 35-year-old Shane Ducote, who lost control of his truck on Old Highway 21 near Judith Ridge Road. The truck went off the right side of the road, […]

Patrol: 15 People Killed in Crashes Over Thanksgiving Holiday
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:53:22 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Fifteen people died in Missouri during this year’s Thanksgiving counting period from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Thanksgiving holiday counting period runs from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. During that time, troopers investigated 319 traffic crashes, including 109 injuries. Additionally, 92 people were arrested for driving while ...

Copper thefts from church a/c units in Jefferson County continue
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:39:50 -0800

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Thieves are continuing to target Jefferson County churches. FOX 2 first reported seven of these thefts last week. Now, more are being discovered. “They’re taking the covering off the air conditioning unit, and taking the condenser coils,” explains Captain Ron Arnhart with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. In some cases, […]

Man in custody after overnight shooting in Mt. Vernon
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:05:29 -0800

A man faces charges after an overnight shooting in Mount Vernon, Illinois.