Stories by Gerry
For years, seasonal kiosks have popped up at Capital Mall, but lately Jefferson City is starting to see the same thing with chains. Halloween City sets up shop in October near Best Buy, and, for the first time, Toys R Us has an express location at the mall.
Maries County deputies arrested a St. Clair man after he challenged them to a race in a stolen car, then led them on a chase through Vienna going faster than 90 mph.
Gift cards can be a savior for busy holiday shoppers as well as a way for recipients to avoid facing another plaid tie under the tree.
Polls close at 7 p.m. today
Of a handful of local voters polled in Jefferson City this morning, many said President Obama is starting to turn the country around and deserves another four years at the helm.
To help ensure that the food you eat at restaurants and other food establishments is safe, Jefferson City operates a year-round inspection program which cites food providers for violations and works with them to stay in compliance. In rare cases, it shuts down food services that don’t comply.
While some other local restaurants are struggling in a still-shaky economy, Arris Pizza Palace in downtown Jefferson City is expanding its seating.
Stores were struggling to keep bottled water on the shelves Tuesday as customers loaded their carts, unsure when their tap water would be safe again. Some customers had 10 or more 24-pack cases — enough to seemingly last well beyond the Dec. 21st prediction for the end of the world.
A ruptured 6-inch water main at Missouri American Water left most of its 11,000 customers without water Tuesday morning, causing schools to let out early and many employers to send their workers home.
The Missouri Child Identification Program on Saturday added 35 children to those who have already gone through the program, bringing the total to 159,464 children.
Disappointed at the vegan and vegetarian options at local restaurants, Olivia Hudek-Foss opened her own restaurant.
A Jefferson City man who picketed for a year to get copies of his medical records has got them. And he’s still picketing.
A Columbia remodeling contractor has won StartUp Jeff City’s business plan competition by pitching a “cleaner more efficient way to paint” — but he’s remaining coy about the plan’s specifics.
This year’s flu vaccine is readily available in Cole County, and for those who cringe at the thought of the traditional shot, there are other options.
Fatima High School’s Class of 1965 held a unique get-together this weekend. It wasn’t a reunion, it was a birthday party.
While her peers at Jefferson City High School were getting their driver’s licenses, Anastasia Crenshaw was aiming higher.
Olivia Bahr, 10, had a motivation similar to many the other 350 or so people who showed up at the Capitol on Sunday for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s: A personal connection.
Wanda King has played the role of wife and parent during various stages of her life. Now, at the age of 80, she’s playing the role of caregiver to her husband as he struggles with Alzheimer’s disease.
In its 25th year of operation, the Jefferson City Samaritan Center is reflecting on what it considers the heart of its operation — the volunteers.
As Cole County starts returning the former Renns Lake to a stream, some residents there say they’ve have hired an attorney to seek compensation from Cole County government for their losses in property values.
It rained on Jefferson City’s first SEC rally on Friday, and Mizzou lost its SEC opener on Saturday. But the rally and game were win-win situations for the Capital City’s economy.
Two Jefferson City canines competing in world championships
You’ll have to wait another four years for the next Olympic long jump competition, but a local man and his pet dogs are gearing up for the nearest canine equivalent this fall.
After World War II, Vernon Sievert went about his life like many other veterans. The Ashland native reintegrated into civilian life, earned a degree, took a job and started a family with his wife.
The executive director of Jefferson City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is resigning to operate a vacation rental company in Pensacola, Fla.
Lately, Howard Woehrer hasn’t been able to count on his spring-fed creek to provide water to his cattle. The creek is dry, and he now fills tanks of water to bring to his cattle in the back of his pickup truck.
About 30 of the more seasoned local skaters will put on a theatrical performance on ice this weekend at Washington Park Ice Arena.
Watering restrictions enacted by two public water districts serving Jefferson City have helped the districts deal with the high demand for water during the drought, and they continue to remain in effect.
Proposition 2 supporters stressed at a Sunday rally that the need for more Fire Department funding is real, and that the issue isn’t Transformation 2.0.
Supporters of a Jefferson City Fire Department funding ballot issue have promised voters that passage will mean a 17 percent reduction in their property taxes.
That fresh produce you see this summer at local farmers markets is taking an extra toll on the farmers who bring it there.
To some, Sunday’s pool party for a group that celebrates the ties between areas around Loose Creek, Mo., and Lank, Germany, might have seemed a bit like a culture clash.
Water districts restrict some water use
For the 75 percent of Jefferson City residents served by Missouri American Water, expect no limits on your water usage this summer. For the remaining city residents, restrictions likely will continue through the summer.
Hot, dry conditions mean fewer people are celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang, and that’s causing area fireworks sales to fizzle.
The bad news: After 20 months of decline, the national home foreclosure rate jumped 9 percent in May over April, and Jefferson City’s rate is still elevated from the lingering recession.
The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and the city have announced Dick’s Sporting Goods is coming to the Stoneridge Parkway near PetSmart.
While city officials grapple with cost overruns on a stormwater project, they’re also plugging a federal grant into the budget to help fund a new section of Jefferson City’s Greenway.
Jefferson City’s Summer Fire School only brought around half the 1,000-plus firefighters it used to draw, but organizers still say it still gave a half-million-dollar boost to the economy.
Fletcher Automotive Group plans to increase its presence in Missouri by opening a Jefferson City Kia dealership on June 18.
The Village Square, formerly Warwick Village, will celebrate on Friday the opening of its second business since renovations began on the historic village in 2008.
A steady stream of visitors came to see the city’s new $2 million animal shelter, offering praise for the long-awaited building that offers prospective pets more space and more amenities.
A youthful classic rock cover band will be the first band to perform at Thursday Night Live, which starts this week in downtown Jefferson City.
Retired Col. Jim Coy gave the keynote speech at Monday’s Memorial Day program in Jefferson City, offering bits of wisdom and insight from veterans that he interviewed for two military books he’s written
Two baking businesses are among 64 new Jefferson City businesses that the city issued licenses to during March.
Area theatergoers should be able to easily relate to Scene One’s upcoming production of “Rural Delivery.” The play is set in Mid-Missouri and features lots of local color in the fictional drama/comedy.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a large fight and a reported sexual assault at an underage drinking party in Freeburg early Sunday morning.
A group dedicated to helping victims of clergy sex abuse is inviting the public to a roundtable discussion this evening on “pedophile priest culture and the diocese of Jefferson City.”
A lawsuit hopes to have a chilling effect on the ability of a local Zesto Drive-In to sell its ice cream and other treats under the Zesto name.
As this year’s March of Dimes Ambassador Family, Kyle Feltrop, along with his sister and parents, took the lead in a rainy walk around Memorial Park at Sunday’s March for Babies fundraiser.
Jefferson City police on Tuesday released data showing they arrived to the scene of a homicide on Sunday much quicker than an area resident claimed.
A Jefferson City man wanted as a person of interest in an early Sunday morning shooting death of a Columbia man has turned himself in to police, who are still seeking another local man.
A man at the scene of Sunday’s homicide said Jefferson City police responded too slow to the shooting and didn’t immediately help the victim while other residents were trying to save his life.