President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pay their respects to fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who suffered strokes and died of natural causes one day after responding to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, Washington DC's chief medical examiner has determined. Read More

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RED BANK, N.J., April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First National Realty Partners (FNRP) is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Shoppes at Cross Keys, a grocery-anchored shopping center located at 13987 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant, MO. The Shoppes at Cross Keys is a 339,464 SF, 93% occupied, market-dominant shopping center that features a 63,094 square foot Schnucks and a 98,133 square foot Home Depot.  The property is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown St. Louis and adds a secure and growing income stream to FNRP's growing portfolio of premier real estate assets throughout the United States. Read More

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Greitens’ addition of Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is dating Donald Trump Jr., comes as the GOP hopefuls for a Missouri Senate seat seek to position themselves close to the still former president still popular among the state's Republican voters.  Read More

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LAKE SAINT LOUIS, Mo., April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With a focus on providing a best-in-class customer and client experience, MTM has appointed Dawn Kotva, formerly Vice President of Corporate Operations, as its new Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare. Dawn joined MTM in 2019. Since then, she has directed all areas of MTM's transportation and logistics operations, ensuring top-level performance from a multi-modal network of transportation providers. In her new role, she will guide MTM's overall operational direction as it deploys technology-enabled features that leverage AI to predict transportation resource capacity, adjust resources to ensure on-time performance, and match members to the appropriate mode and driver. Read More

Americans paid in 2019 more than $3.5 trillion in taxes. Nearly half of all tax returns filed by individuals, corporations, and estates received a refund. Altogether, the Internal Revenue Service issued nearly 122 million refunds totaling $452.1 billion, or $3,709 per refund. There are a number of variables that affect the amount that is refunded, […] Read More

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According to one estimate, the process of mining bitcoins and keeping the network running uses more energy than Belgium in a year. CNN's Clare Sebastian reports on the network's vast energy usage. Read More

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Three people were killed and two others injured with gunshot wounds in a shooting at The Somers House Tavern in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, Kenosha County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Sgt. David Wright told CNN. Read More

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathleen Whalen Andrews, former vice chairman of Kansas City-based media company Andrews McMeel Universal and chief executive officer of Andrews McMeel Publishing, and founding director of The Andrews Family Foundation, passed away April 16, 2021, announced Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) Chairman Emeritus John McMeel and AMU Chief Executive Officer Andy Sareyan. She was 84 years old.  Read More

Upcoming Events

Runge Nature Center

You can join MDC naturalists and area birders as we discover the avian life that call Runge home. These short birding walks are for all experience-levels. We will gather near the front doors of the nature center. Binoculars and field guides will be provided for those that need them. Masks are required to attend this program. Free. Registration preferred. Ages 8 and up.

Joseph and Etta Miller Performing Arts Center

On the last Friday of the month from March-October, local food trucks come together for a night of delicious food and live music. Food trucks include Rebel Tacos, Zydecos Cajun Kitchen, Wrap It Up, Young Doggs, Ready Popped and Serendipity Coffee and Tea. River City Florist will be there with the flower cart, and you can enjoy live music from ToasterBath Band.

Windstone Entertainment Center
$8

The dance band “Shades of Blue” will be playing their classic 50’s, 60’s and 70’s country, rock, R&B and pop. Jay Finley will be on bass/vocals, David Schwarzer on drums/vocals, and Tom Whittle on guitar/keyboards/vocals.

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
$20

James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70’s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several “McJobs,” James began his standup career in Kansas City. But don’t let James’ boyish appearance fool you; he’s a 10-year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor …

Capital City Productions

Capital City Productions is thrilled to announce the second production of our Spotz On The Artist series, featuring some of America’s finest professional entertainers. Several of the professional singers from our recent production of “Million Dollar Quartet” are staying with us to bring you the exciting “Blue Suede Shoes Cabaret”—a tribute to the King himself, Elvis Presley, and some of the finest rock and roll talent of the 50’s and 60’s. You won’t want to miss this amazing live music c…

North Jefferson City Pavilion

For the 15th year, the Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors will host a 5K run to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth. This year’s race begins and ends at North Jefferson City Pavilion. Registration is $25. Details and registration form is at thelanding.missourirealtor.org. Or contact donna@jcabor.com.