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Jefferson City Area Local News

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.

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Parks commission purchases Green Berry Acres for $95,000

The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission officially has purchased Green Berry Acres for $95,000.

Committee approves city compensation review

Jefferson City officials are looking to review the city’s job descriptions and salaries — something the city has not done in more than 10 years.

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Library fundraiser marks return to stage for duo

Sisters singing again

Fans of the old Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry may have seen or heard the Moniteau County Library director and her sister decades ago.

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Millbottom joins local Fourth of July celebration

Jefferson City’s renewed Millbottom, located in the shadow of the Missouri Capitol, is joining the Fourth of July celebration this year with its first “Rock the Millbottom” event.

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Rockers rally to Fourth celebrations at Lake

Bret Michaels, Ozark Mountain Daredevils among big acts

Fireworks, barbecues and family get-togethers are part of many Lake of the Ozarks area residents’ and visitors’ celebrations for the Fourth of July.

Morgan County employee charged with theft

More than $140,000 taken from health center accounts, credit cards

A Morgan County Health Center clerk has been charged with stealing more than $140,000 from the center.

Fire damages Jefferson City home

Fire damaged the interior of a Jefferson City home on Wednesday evening.

Independence Day closings

Saturday’s Independence Day holiday will create several different closing schedules this week.

Columbia businessman pleads not guilty in arson case

Police say a Columbia businessman charged with paying a man to set fire to a trailer hid in the attic of his home for hours before surrendering.

Commission chastised for covering Jesus symbol on memorial

The Boone County Commission is being urged to overturn a decision to cover a Christian symbol on a monument to Columbia-area soldiers who died in Operation Desert Storm.

Flash flood warnings issued for several counties

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for several central Missouri counties for the overnight hours.

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Bagnell Dam opens 11 floodgates as lake level rises

At 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Ameren Missouri reported it had increased the output of its floodgates at Bagnell Dam into the Osage River from 72,000 cubic feet per second to 78,000.