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Fire, smoke damage downtown businesses

A downtown High Street fire Sunday afternoon caused damage to Hair Plaza and smoke damage to nearby businesses, but caused no injuries.

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Legion's national leader sets priorities here

The national commander of the American Legion spoke at the local American Legion on Sunday, saying that addressing brain injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome among veterans is one of his key priorities.

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Citizen’s guide to lobbying

Individual advocacy still can be effective

You may be just one person — as opposed to a Fortune 500 company with a fleet of high-powered lobbyists — but don’t assume that your voice won’t be heard if you go to Missouri's Capitol.

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Rare double set of twin calves take extra care

Two pairs in poker? Somewhat common. Two pairs of calves, not so common.

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Shooting, robbery victim Johnny Evans Jr. put folks at ease from start

It’s said large families aren’t conducive to generosity — siblings are left to fight for a smaller piece of the pie.

CrimeStoppers helped name Evans' killers

It was a CrimeStoppers tip that led to the arrest of three people for the killing of Johnny Evans.

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Sunday morning fire destroys apartment building

All 9 tenants escape unharmed; fate of several pets unknown

A Sunday morning fire destroyed a house containing five rental units at 201 Cherry St., just across Capitol Avenue from the old Missouri State Penitentiary.

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Fifth annual Gillam family magic show promotes drug free youth

Gillam Family Illusions is preparing for its fifth annual show in Jefferson City to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth, and the local family isn’t resting on its laurels.

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Police identify man killed Sunday afternoon

Jefferson City police have identified the man killed Sunday afternoon as 52-year-old Johnny Evans of Jefferson City.

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Youth celebrate their race, Black History Month

Quinn Chapel AME’s youth group unveiled its second annual Black History Museum on Sunday, featuring a dozen prominent African Americans from baseball great Jackie Robinson to author/poet Maya Angelou.

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