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Temps begin slide towards winter

By Sydnee Bryant/Clarion staff JEFFERSON CITY – Put away the T-shirts and get ready to bundle up. According to the National Weather Service, a strong cold front will dip into the Midwest today, bringing temps to below freezing Thursday night. … Continue reading

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Remembering the life of Robert Lee Mitchell Sr.

By Mar’Che Boggess  JEFFERSON CITY- The man for whom Lincoln University’s Mitchell Auditorium was named passed away on April 14, 2021.   Robert Lee Mitchell Sr. graduated from Lincoln University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Upon graduating, … Continue reading

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Campus closed Tuesday, more snow expected

National Weather Service says above-freezing temps will arrive this weekend Clarion News LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – The campus closure on Monday was extended into Tuesday as bitter cold and slick road conditions continued across mid-Missouri. Mother Nature will continue her icy … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Campus closed Wednesday due to weather

Local road conditions deteriorate with additional snow, freezing rain By Clarion News staff UPDATE (9:35 a.m.): Campus has been closed for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Additional winter weather has created a mess for Mid-Missouri motorists, creating a … Continue reading

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LU student arraigned for LINC shooting

Two of the four students shot were critically injured Clarion News staff reports UPDATE: According to court reports, Hawley was released from the Cole County jail onNov. 24, 2020 after posting bond. A court hearing scheduled for Dec. 10, 2020 … Continue reading

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Group rallies against human trafficking and pedophilia

By Elise Eaker/Clarion News staff JEFFERSON CITY- Members of Missouri C.A.P.T.I.V.E held a rally against human trafficking and pedophilia Friday at the state Capitol. C.A.P.T.I.V.E stands for Citizens Against Pedophilia, Trafficking, and Inhumane Violence Everywhere. The Missouri State Highway Patrol … Continue reading

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Intense thunderstorm rattles LU campus

Clarion News staff LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – A fast-moving storm blew across campus late Monday morning, forcing students to seek cover from lightning and heavy rain. A thunderstorm warning was issued for Jefferson City and surrounding communities as the quick-hitting weather … Continue reading

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Temp soars to 90, breaking record

A 130-year-old record goes away, and so does the warmth JEFFERSON CITY – The Weather Service reported record-breaking high temperatures across the state for April 8, but don’t expect the heat to stick around long as a storm-inducing cold front … Continue reading

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Virus claims first Mo. fatality, limits restaurant service

A Boone County resident dies, Gov. Parson relaxes a plethora of state rules Clarion News staff reports JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson announced today that the coronavirus has claimed its first Missouri victim, a Boone County resident, and that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus creates panic buying, shortage of goods

Feds relax limits on daily hours for truck drivers, Wal-Mart changes hours BY Clarion staff reports JEFFERSON CITY – Life with the coronavirus is keeping many students and workers at home, while others will be spending more time on the … Continue reading

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