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Schafer leaving DMH for retirement

Keith Schafer is leaving the Missouri Department of Mental Health for the second time — retiring this week after a combined 16 years as DMH director.

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Run Cupcake Run raises money, awareness for Belair student

Craig and Sara Clime have made sure their son T.J. experiences as much out of life as he can before the effects of his Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy prevent him from doing so.

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Cassandra Jobe — A lifetime of skills as a lifeguard

Cassandra Jobe has been working at the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department as a lifeguard for the last six years.

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Local military historian publishes sixth book

The personal stories of Cole County soldiers are pieced together with historic context in the latest book by local military historian Jeremy Amick.

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BizBeat: Jack in the Box eyes July opening

Jefferson City’s new Jack in the Box restaurant is eyeing a target opening date of July 13.

BizBeat: Demolition begins at St. Mary’s Missouri Blvd. buildings

SSM Health is moving forward with plans to demolish two buildings on Missouri Boulevard across from the old St. Mary’s Hospital’s primary campus in Jefferson City.

BizBeat: New landscaping service to open nursery

United Landscape Design is already open for business, offering custom landscape services for residential and commercial customers. The business, located at 2405 Industrial Drive, will open a nursery next month.

BizBeat: FM 104.1 retunes format

Cumulus Media retuned its approach to Jefferson City’s FM 104.1 radio station last week, changing from CBS Sports to popular music from the late 1960s to early 1980s.

May 2015 home sales statistics

For Jefferson City and Missouri

Jefferson City’s real estate market saw home sales soar in May, with residential units selling much more quickly and for higher average prices than the same time last year, and outpacing statewide home sales statistics for the month.

Advice for making charitable donations

Tips from Better Business Bureau

Charitable giving is a great American value, but how do we choose charities to support, and how do we know our money will do the most good?

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Beauty from all angles

Colorful flowerbeds surrounding the home and eagle carvings landed 606 Ellis the Yard of the Month title

Contest judges from the Central Missouri Master Gardeners and Bittersweet Garden Club lauded the landscaping at 606 Ellis Blvd. — owned by Brenda Franken and cared for by Linda Lenox.

Jefferson City man involved in St. Louis crash

A Jefferson City man was involved in a five-vehicle accident Friday in St. Louis County.

27-year-old man drowns at the Lake of the Ozarks

A 27-year-old man has drowned while swimming at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Graduation day for 32 state troopers

The 32 members of the 100th recruit class of the Missouri Highway Patrol entered Rackers Fieldhouse at Helias Catholic High School on Friday morning, chanting a cadence as they completed their graduating ceremonies.

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River's rise continues in Mid-Missouri

Heavy rain continued in Mid-Missouri on Friday morning, and the National Weather Service in St. Louis forecasts the Missouri River will continue to rise through the weekend.

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Show-Me State political reactions varied to same-sex marriage ruling

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-gender marriages throughout the nation, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster moved to dismiss two lawsuit appeals pending in state and federal courts.

Cole County office says it’s prepared to issue same-sex licenses

“We had a number of advocacy groups call and wonder if we would issue a license. And we told them we were prepared to issue same-sex marriage licenses,” the Cole County recorder said.

Clergy react to high court’s ruling

“With all the rhetoric surrounding marriage equality, it has seemed to be hard to hear some voices from the faith community who have attempted to speak up in favor of same-sex marriage,” said the Rev. Jim Hogue.

Two JC women charged after child left in van

Two Jefferson City women have been charged after allegedly leaving a child in a hot car at the Capitol earlier this month.

State Tech regents set new budget, discuss bonding changes, presidential search

The State Technical College of Missouri expects to take in, and spend, almost $80,000 more in the 2015-16 business year than in the current one that ends Tuesday.