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Man who avoided prison overwhelmed by support

A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he’s received since the story of his incarceration became public.

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Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder

When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Ill., into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.

Grand jury indicts couple on burglary charge

The Cole County grand jury this week indicted a Jefferson City man and woman who are each charged with second-degree burglary for breaking into a home on East Capitol Avenue in February.

Dispute over petitions at library to yield policy change

Petitioner's attorney threatens to sue over policy

Missouri River Regional Library board members are drafting an updated facilities use policy in response to petitioners collecting signatures under the library’s front awning.

Hearings set in Noranda complaint cases about Ameren

Missouri’s Public Service Commission has set the hearing schedules in two complaint cases filed Feb. 12 by Noranda Aluminum Inc. and a number of individual customers against Ameren Missouri, the state’s largest electricity provider.

Local artists compete in cancer art competition

Two local artists submitted paintings in the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition, which honors the journeys individuals face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis.

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Murder suspect wants statements thrown out

An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.

St. Louis priest charged with child sex crimes

A St. Louis priest previously accused of felony child endangerment and witness tampering in Lincoln County has been charged with first-degree sodomy involving another child.

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Kansas speech by first lady draws complaints

If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

Lincoln baseball falls to 1-34

The Lincoln baseball team managed just nine hits in 16 innings of play Friday and dropped both halves of a doubleheader with the Washburn Ichabods.

Weekend events celebrate Easter

Details on NewsTribune.com of Easter-related events and church services this weekend in the Jefferson City area.

Chobani to expand beyond top-selling Greek yogurt

Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category.

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

5 features an Amazon phone might offer

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and not just because he’s spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.

A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show

“Scandal” is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there’s a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo.

UN says 58 killed in attack on U.N. base in South Sudan

An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free

A Nigerian education official says 24 more schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped.

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