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Ask a Master Gardener: How to combat pests on produce plants and the oozing pin oak

Q. Something is eating some of my vegetable plants. Whole leaves are just gone and are higher up on plants like peppers and tomatoes. Is this a bug or something else? I’ve been seeing some yellow bugs lately.

Two seriously injured after head-on crash in Miller County

Two people were seriously injured Friday after a head-on crash in Miller County.

No-wake order at Lake of the Ozarks is lifted, Gov. Nixon announces

Gov. Jay Nixon announced July 4 that the no-wake policy at the Lake of the Ozarks instituted Thursday has been lifted, effective immediately.

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New Westminster College president starts tenure

Benjamin Ola Akande stepped onto Westminster College’s campus as the new president of the school Wednesday. He is ready to start this new chapter by spending time with the campus and the community.

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Jefferson City riverfront marks 40 years of fireworks

Original volunteers recall bicentennial practice run

This year is the 40th anniversary of the fireworks being shot from the Jefferson City riverfront, and those who helped get the event together look back on that time with fondness.

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Sports Crusaders visit Russellville, teach sports skills

Sports Crusaders spend 10 weeks during the summer teaching kids the skills in a particular sport, while tying in God’s message. This past week, the Crusaders provided a softball/baseball, basketball and cheer leading camp in Russellville at the high school.

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Commission recommends approval of Arrowhead Centre TIF

At Lake of the Ozarks

The proposed Arrowhead Centre project took its first big step after the Osage Beach TIF Commission unanimously recommended the approval of the $385 project’s tax increment financing plan last week.

At Eagle Bluffs, the birders count in more ways than one

The Eagle Bluffs Bird Monitoring Project is collecting information on the bird species that migrate through and inhabit the 4,431-acre Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia.

Basnett appointed as new chairman of Callaway Bank

The Callaway Bank has appointed Mike Basnett as its new board chairman following the retirement of Overton T. Harris.

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'We are carrying that legacy forward'

Nixon announces items for 2015 time capsule

A Bible that spent the last century in a time capsule in the Capitol’s cornerstone is going back into the time capsule Missourians now are leaving for the next century.

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Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks

Flooded areas in nearly a dozen rain-soaked Missouri parks are closed to visitors for the July Fourth weekend, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has urged campers with reservations to verify that campgrounds are still open.

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Soaked fields cripple farmers’ planting, crops

Heavy rains have water-logged local farmers’ corn and soybean production this growing season after last year’s record harvests, threatening low yields for Missouri’s top two agricultural commodities, both billion-dollar industries in the state.

Rain puts damper on business for some

The Jefferson City area has been dealing with an exceptionally rainy summer so far. It’s not only an inconvenience for the community, but it can considerably affect some businesses.

Heavy rains damage several Cole County roads, homes

Wednesday evening’s rains damaged several roads and some homes in Cole County.

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Wet weather shouldn’t stop Jefferson City's 4th fireworks

For those hoping to see the fireworks over the Capitol on Saturday, don’t worry. The abundance of wet weather isn’t expected to cause any issues with the show.

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Eldon trims Fourth activities due to weather

Parade, entertainment and fireworks still on

The city of Eldon has cancelled some activities for its annual Independence Day celebration Saturday due to weather conditions.

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Courthouse among Moniteau's registered places

The Moniteau County Courthouse Square is uniquely intact, reflecting its pioneer town commercial center.

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State curbs boat speeds on high waters at Lake of the Ozarks

Temporary ban will stay in place as long as lake levels are way up

Lake of the Ozarks visitors also shouldn’t count on water skiing, or ride jet skis or do anything else that causes a wake — because the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division has ordered a Lake-wide No Wake zone, thanks to the high water levels.

Texas murder suspect caught in JC

On Tuesday, Jefferson City police received information that a murder suspect from Chambers County, Texas may have traveled to the Jefferson City area to evade authorities.

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Salute to America kicks off with Thursday Night Live

Salute to America 2015 kicks off in downtown Jefferson City with 80 tons of sand dumped in the street for a beach party in conjunction with today's Thursday Night Live.