News Tribune staff reporter
Fire ravages area bowling alley, nightspot; patrons lament loss of Osage County landmark
The cause of an early Monday morning fire that destroyed a longtime nightspot in Central Missouri may never be known.
Fire investigators do not believe there was anything suspicious about a fire Sunday night that destroyed a Jefferson City auto business.
Restaurant and bar Trappers Too has closed permanently at 306 E. High St., not long after the building’s owner sued business owner Sam Trapp claiming he owed back rent on the property.
West Main Pizza in Jefferson City continues adding new options and finishing touches.
Dunkin’ Donuts confirmed this week that a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination restaurant is set to open in 2017 in Jefferson City.
Plan seeks to reverse the state's slide
Missouri is falling behind, according to research from the past year.
Harbor Freight Tools is set to open in Jefferson City in just over a month.
Is the future looking a little brighter?
Missouri’s consumer sentiment index rose to 77.4 in October 2014 from a level of 68.6 last June, according to the results of a twice-annual Arvest Bank-sponsored survey founded last year to calculate a nationally comparable measure for the Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma region. Based on sales tax revenues, which grow as consumers purchase more merchandise, Jefferson City consumers are more confident as well.
At Cafe Via Roma, it's more than a cup of joe
Central Missouri Community Action officially purchased Cafe Via Roma in November, intending to operate it as a “social enterprise” offering qualifying employees a living wage while they gain work skills to qualify them for higher-paying jobs.
Affordable Care Act, expired tax breaks among 240 code changes
“This will be the most difficult tax season we’ve ever been through,” says tax consultant Jeff Krieger. Likely the most significant changes involve health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.