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Our Opinion: Earthquake preparedness emphasized

News Tribune editorial

Because more than 200 years have elapsed since the New Madrid earthquake, preparedness concerns may be met with complacency by Missouri residents.

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United Way honors supporters, welcomes new leaders

The United Way of Central Missouri reflected on its past year — the 90th in its history — and looked ahead to the next during its annual meeting on Friday, which attracted about 380 philanthropic business and community leaders.

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Russellville Middle School current events class produces weekly videos

Learning on camera

“Indian Report” deadline day means studio silence when the iPad video camera is recording student-prepared segments in front of the green screen.

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St. Louis County towns seek to block municipal court reform provisions

Parts of last year’s law changing the way Missouri’s municipal courts operate actually violate the state Constitution — and Cole Circuit Judge Jon Beetem should block them, a lawyer for a dozen St. Louis County towns told Beetem Friday.

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Men dress up as women for Special Olympics

Local men showed off their calves in high heels while boasting their biceps in women’s wear Friday night — all to benefit the Special Olympics of Missouri, an organization that provides year-round sports training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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US 50-Clark ramp to close for 4 days

The eastbound U.S. 50 off-ramp to Clark Avenue will close at 8:30 a.m. Monday so workers can finish building a sound wall there. The ramp will remain closed through 6 p.m. Thursday.

St. Louis woman on probation for Jefferson City theft, chase

A St. Louis woman was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with stealing from a Jefferson City business and a car chase with authorities in November 2014.

Jefferson City heroin dealer charged

An admitted known heroin dealer is facing multiple drug charges.

Cole County firefighters honored for service

The Cole County Fire Protection District recently held its 2015 annual service awards banquet, which shows appreciation to firefighters for their years of service and dedication to the district.

Probation for Jefferson City man in LU lockdown

A Jefferson City man was placed on two years unsupervised probation for pleading guilty in Cole County to an amended charge in connection with a November 2014 lockdown of the Lincoln University campus.

Drug arrest ends with probation

A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to a charge in connection with a drug sweep in 2014.

Lincoln Day to feature former congressman J.C. Watts

Former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Cole County Republican Central Committee Lincoln Day Dinner and Auction.

Ashcroft to speak at Boy Scouts breakfast

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will be the keynote speaker at the Boy Scouts of America Five Rivers District annual patron breakfast from 7-8 a.m. Feb. 16 at Scruggs University Center Ballroom on the Jefferson City campus of Lincoln University.

Missouri looks to halt 7-game skid at Alabama

The Missouri men’s basketball team has lost seven straight games, none more painful than the last. The attempt to end that streak gets tougher today, as the Tigers (8-14) get Alabama (12-9, 3-6) away from home, where all eight of Missouri’s wins have come.

Not slowed by coaching change, Missouri attacks recruiting

Recruiting as a geographic outlier in the college football’s top recruiting conference presents enough challenges as it is. But the Missouri football team had to account for another challenge when recruiting its 2016 class: the departure of Gary Pinkel, the program’s all-time winningest coach.

Blair Oaks splits wrestling tri-dual with Whitfield, Vianney

The Blair Oaks wrestling team picked up a win and a loss Friday in a tri-dual at Whitfield.

Homeless told to leave several camps in Springfield

Advocates for the homeless say Springfield police have told people they have 48 hours to leave homeless camps in the city.

Missouri lawmaker ends restraining order after alleged fight

A Missouri lawmaker has dropped a restraining order he had obtained against a colleague with whom he said he got into a fistfight.

Kroenke business partner pushes St. Louis-area development

Weeks after the NFL agreed to allow Rams owner Stan Kroenke to move his team out of St. Louis, one of the billionaire sports mogul's business partners is pushing a development plan in the city's suburbs that could be funded in part by taxpayer money.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 70, Tuscumbia 53

Dylan Lepper’s five 3-pointers led South Callaway to a 70-53 win against Tuscumbia on Thursday.


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