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BizBeat: Roofing business cleans up after Mother Nature

Mitch Wideman is putting his 15 years of experience in roofing to use in his own Mid-Missouri business.

BizBeat: Jamey’s Club under new ownership

Jamey’s Club, at 900 W. McCarty St. in Jefferson City, is under new ownership as of Dec. 1, 2015.

Building permits issued in January 2016

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 37 building permits during January 2016, as follows.

Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political

A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but says the man was trying to hurt his reputation.

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Follow Route 36 for a cross-state Valentine’s vacation

Weekend trip just for two or for the whole family

With President’s Day on Feb. 15, Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of a four-day weekend for many.

Hy-Vee becomes more environmentally responsible

Jefferson City store also opens Quick Care clinic

Hy-Vee Inc. announced in a recent news release that 100 percent of its fresh and private label frozen seafood now comes from responsible sources.

Caring for tropical plants in winter, spring

If you kept your indoor plants outside so they could enjoy our tropical summer or just keep them inside year-round, most of them are going to need some serious attention by now.

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From the Stacks: Cosmic powers clash in ‘Leviathan Wakes’

Mankind has moved beyond Earth, colonizing Mars and the asteroid belt.

Be cautious about college scholarship search services

By now, many high school seniors have finished their college applications and are waiting for results. It’s time to start thinking about how a family or individual is going to pay for it.

4 treated for accident injuries

Four Mid-Missourians were treated for injuries they received in two separate traffic accidents Friday and early Saturday.

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Russellville Middle School current events class produces weekly videos

Learning on camera

“Indian Report” deadline day means studio silence when the iPad video camera is recording student-prepared segments in front of the green screen.

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United Way honors supporters, welcomes new leaders

The United Way of Central Missouri reflected on its past year — the 90th in its history — and looked ahead to the next during its annual meeting on Friday, which attracted about 380 philanthropic business and community leaders.

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St. Louis County towns seek to block municipal court reform provisions

Parts of last year’s law changing the way Missouri’s municipal courts operate actually violate the state Constitution — and Cole Circuit Judge Jon Beetem should block them, a lawyer for a dozen St. Louis County towns told Beetem Friday.

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Men dress up as women for Special Olympics

Local men showed off their calves in high heels while boasting their biceps in women’s wear Friday night — all to benefit the Special Olympics of Missouri, an organization that provides year-round sports training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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US 50-Clark ramp to close for 4 days

The eastbound U.S. 50 off-ramp to Clark Avenue will close at 8:30 a.m. Monday so workers can finish building a sound wall there. The ramp will remain closed through 6 p.m. Thursday.

St. Louis woman on probation for Jefferson City theft, chase

A St. Louis woman was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with stealing from a Jefferson City business and a car chase with authorities in November 2014.

Jefferson City heroin dealer charged

An admitted known heroin dealer is facing multiple drug charges.

Cole County firefighters honored for service

The Cole County Fire Protection District recently held its 2015 annual service awards banquet, which shows appreciation to firefighters for their years of service and dedication to the district.

Probation for Jefferson City man in LU lockdown

A Jefferson City man was placed on two years unsupervised probation for pleading guilty in Cole County to an amended charge in connection with a November 2014 lockdown of the Lincoln University campus.

Drug arrest ends with probation

A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to a charge in connection with a drug sweep in 2014.