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St. Mary’s schedules open houses for new hospital

The new St. Mary’s hospital in Jefferson City is scheduled to have its first business day on Nov. 16. But it plans to give the public a sneak peek at the new hospital with open house events Nov. 1 and 2.

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St. Mary’s to unveil statue Friday

SSM Health will be unveiling its new statue, the Stella Maris, at a private unveiling ceremony Friday in Jefferson City, but officials welcome the public to come and see it and take a tour of the campus at the new St. Mary’s hospital open house on Nov. 1 and 2.

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Benefit scheduled for girl trampled by cow

Maelyne Cartee, 7, has shown signs of improvement this past week, as she has been treated for head trauma in the intenstive care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

2015 draft budget for Jefferson City places priority on staffing levels

The Jefferson City budget committee has concluded its work and put its stamp of approval on the draft 2015 budget, but not without making several changes to what had been proposed by Mayor Eric Struemph.

Battle over ‘Better Courts’ name a sidelight to judges’ race

Last week, in a news release on Better Courts’ letterhead, Harris questioned Presiding Circuit Judge Pat Joyce’s accepting campaign contributions from attorneys who try cases in her courtroom. But lobbyist Randy Scherr said Harris no longer controls the “Better Courts For Missouri” name.

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Angie Bayne — Helping all the little children

Angie Bayne's job duties are to manage the children’s department for the library, maintain the children’s material collection and direct the programs for children. She also manages the children departments’ collections for the Osage branch and the inventory for the book mobile.

LU Homecoming Week begins today

Although the focus is on the end of the week, Lincoln University’s 2014 homecoming events begin today with a Gospel music show from 5-7 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium.

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Families ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ at fifth annual free derby

The annual Take a Kid Fishing Derby is an increasingly popular free activity for children and their families to try to hook a big catch or learn how to fish from local experts.

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Built around 1970, farmhouse takes on new life

Owners of historic Moreau Drive home win October Golden Hammer award

Barbara Prasad always had wanted to live in an older farmhouse. So when her husband Chandra and their daughter Erica drove through Jefferson City's Moreau Drive neighborhood one day, they found the perfect home.

BizBeat: Displaced stylist opens new chapter in the bar business

Katherine Wakefield, former co-owner of Backstage Barbers, partnered together with Dino Cubilla, owner of Hoxton Tavern and Grill, to open Kat-A-Tonic.

BizBeat: The Cutting Room finds new location

Another displaced Downtown Mall business found its new Jefferson City home just down the street at the end of July.

BizBeat: Capital Mall begins “Trade Days”

Once a month, the Capital Mall in Jefferson City will offer home-based businesses, arts and crafts vendors, and direct sale businesses the opportunity to set up shop.

Hussman named to UNC journalism hall of fame

Jefferson City News Tribune and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter E. Hussman Jr. was inducted into the North Carolina Halls of Fame in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations in a ceremony Friday in Chapel Hill.

Banquet crucial to Pregnancy Help Center

Gordon Douglas will deliver “Celebrate Life With Laughter” at the event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City woman among 4 who died in Morgan County crash

Four people died and two were seriously injured as the result of a head-on crash in central Missouri. Kelsey Toebben, 22, of Jefferson City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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USS Missouri crew: Love from state is ‘phenomenal’

Members of the USS Missouri submarine were in Jefferson City on Friday as part of a tour of their ship’s namesake.

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California students competing in safe-driving contest

Driving too fast on gravel roads or turning one’s head during a conversation are dangerous choices behind the wheel. California High School seniors Matt Oerly and Allan Burger know that all too well.

Missouri auditor wants audits of municipal courts

At least 10 municipal courts will be audited over the next year to make sure they’re not being used solely as revenue generators for cash-strapped communities, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said.

Missouri Lottery expects savings with new contract

The Missouri Lottery says it expects to save about $700,000 a year with a vendor contract finalized amid criticism that the agency is funneling too little money to education.

Stover man killed in head-on collision

Four others seriously injured

Albert S. Miesner, 47, of Stover, died from injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon in Cole County. Four others were injured.