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BizBeat: Seasonal costume store is new mall haunt

Capital Mall is ready for the Halloween enthusiasts of Jefferson City who start preparations early, as seasonal costume store Spirit Halloween opened last week.

Labor groups join fight over right-to-work

When it comes to a discussion about right-to-work, and whether Missouri should adopt that idea as its labor policy, you can expect organized labor and the group Americans for Prosperity to be on clearly opposite sides of the debate.

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Making a day, or weekend, of it

Don’t let the family fun fade in busy times of year

Here’s a glimpse at a few family-friendly travel destinations just far enough away to feel like a vacation but within a four-hour drive of Jefferson City, making a perfect afternoon or weekend getaway.

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After 100-plus years of Masses, Immaculate Conception Church named a Landmark

A close-knit, growing congregation

Inside a small house at the corner of then-U.S. 50 and Clark Avenue in Jefferson City, a new Catholic parish celebrated its first Mass the last Sunday in July 1913.

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Jefferson City firefighters battle house blaze

Jefferson City firefighters responded early this morning to attack a fire in a two-story house at 1207 E. McCarty St.

Ask a Master Gardener: From a tree disease to crabgrass and shade planting tips

Q. There is black, sticky stuff dripping off of my magnolia tree onto plants underneath, and it attracts bees and wasps. It looks like the tree might have a disease where this stuff is coming from. What is it, and what should I do?

July 2015 home sales statistics

Residential properties in the Jefferson City area and across Missouri sold faster and for higher prices in July 2015 than a year earlier.

Advice on shopping for rental properties

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Finding an apartment, home or vacation property to rent can be frustrating — some places are too small, others are too expensive, and the right one may no longer be available.

Osage Beach man injured in head-on crash

An Osage Beach man received serious injuries after a head-on crash Friday afternoon in Miller County.

Missouri to offer limited state tax amnesty program

A law that became official Friday allows many Missourians who owe back taxes to pay those taxes without additional penalties, under a three-month state amnesty program that begins Tuesday.

Cole County working to replace courthouse windows

Three bids to replace windows at the Cole County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex are under review by the County Commission.

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Historic High Point district remains central in community

The historic High Point central business block consists of four adjacent primary buildings and three detached privies behind them, which were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

State Supreme Court receives 'good' rating

State Auditor Nicole Galloway rated the Supreme Court of Missouri’s performance as “good” in an audit report released Friday.

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Jefferson City parks director to retire

Commission: Search for successor underway

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission announced Friday that Bill Lockwood, director of Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry, will retire effective March 2016. Lockwood has served as the department’s director for more than 33 years, according to a news release.

Eldon woman indicted on federal firearms charge

An Eldon woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing firearms.

Troop F patrolman dies in line of duty

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper died in the line of duty Friday morning in Audrain County.

Suspect in infant abuse case pleads

The girlfriend of a Jefferson City man charged with abusing his infant child last November has pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree endangering the welfare of child in connection with the case.

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Barbecue fundraiser benefits Goldschmidt cancer patients

An annual barbecue fundraiser helps bring balance — in two different ways — to the lives of patients at the Capital Region Goldschmidt Cancer Center.

Panel considers a stiffer seat belt ordinance

Jefferson City officials to focus on education in seat belt safety

Jefferson City officials will look at increasing education of seat belt safety starting in elementary schools as a way to promote more compliance within the area.

Committee approves 2016 Jefferson City budget

Balanced budget to be considered by full council Sept. 8

After one month of meetings and discussions, the Budget Committee has approved the draft 2016 Jefferson City budget, which now will be considered by the full City Council for final approval.