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Two dead in St. Robert trailer fire

(AP) — Two children were killed and two other people were injured in a Missouri mobile home fire, authorities say. The Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District said in a Facebook post that crews from throughout the region responded Wednesday night to the scene northeast of the town of St. Robert. They found …

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Winter weather on the way

Mid – Missouri will see a snowy weekend. Rain starts this afternoon and changes to a rain – snow mix overnight. The snow should continue until at least early afternoon Saturday. 2 – 5 inches is expected for the Jefferson City area with more snow to the north. Roads could …

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More COVID challenges for area schools

The South Callaway R-II School district has canceled classes for Friday due to the increasing number of COVID positive cases in students and staff. Classes will resume on Tuesday following the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Jefferson City School District say all of its buildings and schools will operate …

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A ‘Maybe’ on a Missouri state government pay raise

You can bet that your Mid – Missouri lawmakers are right in line with the Governor’s call for a pay hike for state government employees. But out – state legislators like Branson’s Brian Seitz aren’t so sure …    It’s an issue that directly affects Jefferson City’s economy. But lawmakers …

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Police chiefs go after SAPA

(AP) — Nearly 60 Missouri police chiefs are supporting a lawsuit that raises concerns about a new state law forbidding local law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws. The group of chiefs belonging to either the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association or the Missouri Police Chiefs Association said some of the …

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Back to masks at Helias today

Abc – 17 — Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City said it will once again require masks starting Thursday.  The school says mask-wearing will be enforced in common areas and where ever social distancing is not possible.  In addition, the school says it’s following CDC guidelines and asks anyone in close contact …

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Missouri senators bump heads over ‘P-Q’

What’s a P-Q? Unless you’re a dedicated Capitol Watcher, you probably don’t know a ‘previous question’ is a seldom – used option to end floor debate in the State Senate. The Missouri Times’ Scott Vaughan says Republican senators have been in a big fight over what began as leadership elections …

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JCPS teacher will NOT get her job back

ABC – 17 — The Jefferson City School District followed the law and district policy when it fired a former employee accused of illegally transferring student data, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Tammy Ferry, a former tenured instructional technology teacher with the Jefferson City School District, was fired from …

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CRT debate begins at the Capitol

(AP) — Missouri House lawmakers on Tuesday debated bills that would ban critical race theory in K-12 schools and give parents and guardians more control over what their children learn, an issue that likely will dominate this session. One bill, considered in the House education committee, would prohibit Missouri schools …

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Georgia rolls over the Tide to take college football title

 (AP) — Stetson Bennett delivered the biggest throws of his storybook career and Georgia’s defense sealed the sweetest victory in program history, vanquishing rival Alabama 33-18 Monday night for its first national title in 41 years. Bennett connected with Adonai Mitchell on a 40-yard touchdown to give No. 3 Georgia …

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