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Egg-stravaganza kicks off slew of holiday activities

At the Lake of the Ozarks

At Lake of the Ozarks, residents and visitors can partake in community Easter egg hunts, enjoy family reunions at top resorts for Easter brunch, and have a slew of wonderful churches to celebrate the holiday.

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Cole County’s jail has been in six locations

Staff piecing together history of sheriff’s department

The first four Cole County Jails have been cleared away, just as the fifth site soon may be.

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Battle plan to save Missouri military history

Museum amassing pieces of Missouri’s memorabilia

The Missouri Museum of Military History has been filled in the last 25 years by items recovered by the Missouri Society for Military History or donated by the owners.

Voters approve tax increase for Moreau Fire Protection District

Last week, voters in Miller, Morgan and Moniteau counties approved a tax increase from a maximum of 30 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to a maximum of 55 cents on real estate within the Moreau Fire Protection District.

Rollover crash injures four

Four people were hurt Saturday when a car ran off the roadway in a Jefferson City park and rolled over.

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St. Mary’s, JCMG opening Cancer Center

One-stop shop for cancer patients opens Monday

St. Mary’s Cancer Center at JCMG (Jefferson City Medical Group) will open its doors to cancer patients Monday.

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Rachel Bauer - Keeping the House running smoothly

Rachel Bauer loves that her job as chief of staff for Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins allows her to be on the inside track of what’s going on at the Capitol.

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BizBeat: Southbank to offer milk paints

Got milk? Southbank does — in paint form. The local shop will soon be selling milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed.

BizBeat: Locals team up to offer BoxDrops by SJP

Jefferson City natives Sarah Jane Shorthose and Elizabeth VanHoutan recently launched a national company highlighting their separate talents.

Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes

People who commit crimes against children could face longer prison sentences as a result of legislation that reorganizes Missouri's criminal laws and has passed in both the House and Senate.

Competing voting plans could appear on Mo. ballot

An early voting initiative petition is prompting a Missouri lawmaker to propose another version that could lead to voters deciding between competing plans.

Russellville FFA team moves on to state events

Seven teams and two individuals from the Russellville FFA Chapter will advance to the state convention events in Columbia April 24-25 after placing well at the District Career and Leadership Development Events recently in Warrensburg.

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Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week's shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, has been buried in the Missouri town where he went to high school and met his wife.

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First black Helias graduate shares civil rights experiences

'I was treated very well here'

The first African-American to graduate from Helias Catholic High School recently shared memories of growing up in Jefferson City with a class of sociology students who attend his alma mater.

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Party celebrates volunteerism

Brenda Doyle, director of senior services for Cole Country, organized a party to honor and thank the volunteers of Cole County for their service to dozens of organizations in the community.

Game Jam honoring father’s memory, helping research hospital

James Forbis remembers his father, Pat Forbis, as an avid game lover — a man who enjoyed Call of Duty matches and playing Facebook games in his later years.

Homeless man pleads guilty to assault charge

A homeless man pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor assault in connection with a robbery investigation from October 2013 in Jefferson City.

Gardeners encouraged to plant milkweeds for butterflies

The sight of a beautiful orange and black monarch butterfly in Missouri is likely to be less common this year, but you may be able to help the ones that do arrive here.

Habitat for Humanity celebrating 20th anniversary

5K, variety of activities planned today

River City Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the sale of its first home today with a 5K fun run/walk, lunch, games and a magic show at Jefferson City’s North Pavilion, 927 Fourth St.

Police seek suspect in Jefferson City shooting

Man shot through apartment window

Jefferson City police are investigating a shooting incident that injured a man around 6:30 Friday evening in the 400 block of East Dunklin Street.