Gerry Tritz


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BizBeat: Fazoli’s closing Jefferson City restaurant

Fazoli’s, an Italian restaurant chain known for its pasta and unlimited garlic breadsticks, plans to close its Jefferson City location on Oct. 1.

BizBeat: McKnight expanding in former bakery

McKnight Tire is taking over the old Butternut Bakery near its Jefferson City business on Dunklin Street, planning to open another automotive business there by mid-October.

BizBeat: New craft beer coming to Capital City

A new brewery founded by two former Anheuser-Busch employees has started distributing its beer in Jefferson City.

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Former penitentiary workers trade stories at 10th MSP reunion

Their common bond was sharing a workplace sometimes known for its violence, but former Missouri State Penitentiary workers at a Sunday reunion were all smiles as they shared memories both good and bad.

Director finds distributor for film on JC murder

A controversial Los Angeles film director has found a distributor for his dramatization of the real-life murder of a Jefferson City girl.

Examiner: State should autopsy executed inmates

Examination could resolve claims of brutality, official says

The head of the medical examiner’s office that performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown supports a state law change that would require autopsies for anyone who dies while in custody, including those who are executed.

JC native’s office at center of teen’s autopsy

The St. Louis County medical examiner, whose office performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown, is a Jefferson City native and Jefferson City High School graduate.

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Remembering Fiddlin' Rick

Second tribute to local musician Rick Stokes draws 250 fans and friends

More than 250 people gathered in the memory of the late musician Rick Stokes for an afternoon of dancing and sharing music and memories on Sunday.

Don’t engage with Westboro protesters, officials urge

Lawmen, educators prepare for planned Westboro picketing

While area law enforcement agencies are gearing up for today’s planned picketing by members of an anti-gay group known for picketing soldiers’ funerals, some officials are offering simple advice: ignore them.

Wyn Riley, JC’s first lady of theater, dies at age 78

Wyn Riley, who co-founded Jefferson City’s first theater group in the late 1960s and shaped the now-thriving theater scene here, died Saturday at the age of 78.

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