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Man accused of DWI in wreck that injures 6

Six people were hurt in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 54 at Route E in Cole County, Monday afternoon.

Council to hear presentations on multipurpose building tonight

The Jefferson City Council will hear two presentations on the Parks and Recreation Commission’s multipurpose building project tonight.

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Not everyone gets day off on holidays

Jefferson City has wasted no time at all in its transition to fall. Labor Day brought cool early temperatures with a grey sky and browning leaves on some of the trees leading to the Capitol.

Suspects sought in Cole County business burglary

Authorities are looking for suspects in connection with an early morning burglary at a Cole County business.

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Labor Day weekend gives grand finale to summer season

Lake of the Ozarks' fall season begins next weekend with family festivals

With Labor Day weekend underway, the initial spotty rain showers Friday didn’t detour thousands from flocking to Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks for a final summertime vacation.

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Thursday Night Live returns for fall series

Thursday Night Live kicks off its fall series this week, starting with Soup Stock and launching an “artslive” weekend of events in downtown Jefferson City.

Fulton bluegrass festival offers new acts, layout

There will be a few minor changes for the Fulton State Hospital Foundation’s eighth annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival on Sept. 14.

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Moratorium on new communication towers in Lake Ozark

City officials scramble to rewrite ordinance

Just a day before a new state law was to take effect, Lake Ozark officials enacted a moratorium on the construction of new communications towers within the town.

Native plants to be featured in LU ‘Dining Wild’ event

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension’s (LUCE) Native Plants Program (NPP) is having a ‘Dining Wild’ experience from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Scruggs University Center at Lincoln University.

Labor Day holiday closings

In observance of Monday’s Labor Day holiday, federal, state, county and city offices will be closed except for law enforcement and emergency services.

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State grades Jefferson City Public Schools a high ‘C’

Scores statewide have declined; local district says it has ‘not lost ground’

The Jefferson City School District continues to soldier onward as a high “C” student, according to the state of Missouri’s latest accountability measures for education.

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Central Missouri Community Action to purchase JC cafe

‘A social enterprise’

Cafe Via Roma will operate under new ownership later this fall, bringing a new work environment and model to the Jefferson City business.

Local churches, organizations address homeless issues

To explore the idea of coordinating efforts among churches and other organizations, a Homelessness Task Force organizational meeting will be 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City.

Murder suspect of Fulton boy allegedly stole father’s gun

The man who admitted to the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old Fulton boy used a stolen handgun, according to court records.

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Ferguson confrontations reminiscent of ’68 protest in Capital City

Newspaper editorial prior to King's death 'added fuel to the fire'

The incidents are more than 46 years apart, but they began in similar fashion.

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Couple brings 150-year-old farmhouse back to life

It’s not uncommon for vehicles to drive slowly by Rock Enon Farm on Route V. Sometimes, drivers will get out and take photos of the ageless stone fence framing the three-story house and outbuildings to match.

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Frank Cox — Laboring to make IT work for state

Frank Cox is an IT project manager for the state. He is currently working with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, but he has previously worked with the Department of Corrections and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

BizBeat: Family reopens shop with a vintage twist

J Street Vintage, Gritty & Pretty opened its doors at 615 Jefferson St. on Saturday morning.

BizBeat: Painting classes go mobile with Gypsy Studio

Gypsy Studio, a mobile art studio, will host a grand opening on Sept. 16 at Madison’s Cafe in downtown Jefferson City.

Jefferson City food service inspections for July 2014

Jefferson City inspected 61 food services during the month of July.