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Loyola rolls over Missouri State for first Valley win

Devon Turk hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points as Loyola of Chicago won its first ever Missouri Valley Conference game with an 89-57 win against Missouri State on Sunday.

Soccer great Eusebio dies at age of 71

Eusebio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, died at the age of 71, his longtime club Benfica said.

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Calvary breaks in new gym with split

Kara Wehmeyer scored a game-high 23 points as the Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions claimed a 49-31 win against Green Ridge on Saturday night.

San Diego State topples Kansas

Xavier Thames scored 16 points, and calmly made four straight free throws in the closing seconds Sunday, helping No. 21 San Diego State knock off No. 16 Kansas 61-57, ending the Jayhawks’ 68-game non-conference winning streak at their venerable on-campus arena.

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49ers edge Packers 23-20 in frigid wild-card game

Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool. Facing a blitz on third-and-8, the elusive San Francisco 49ers quarterback scrambled 11 yards out of trouble to set up Phil Dawson’s 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 23-20 win Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild-card game.

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Chargers rally for 27-10 win against Bengals

The Chargers took advantage of Dalton’s three turnovers in the second half Sunday, pulling away to a 27-10 victory that extended San Diego’s late-season surge and pushed the Bengals’ postseason misery to record levels.

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Dream season for Chiefs ends in nightmare fashion

In many ways, it was a dream, going from 2-14 and the first overall pick in the NFL draft to 11-5 and a spot in the playoffs. Yet it ended in just about the most nightmarish way possible, a second-half collapse and another round of postseason heartache.

School closings, weather announcements for Jan. 5-6, 2014

Among schools closed Monday: Blair Oaks, California R-1, Columbia, Eugene, Father Tolton, Helias High, High Point, Iberia, Jefferson City Public, New Bloomfield, No. Callaway, So. Callaway, Tuscumbia and St. Elizabeth and others.

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Fulton boy draws power from faith in cancer battle

Fights rare form of pediatric cancer

Matt and Cassie Santhuff thank God for seed ticks. The tiny bugs helped lead them to their son’s rhabdomyosarcoma — a rare form of pediatric cancer.

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Arctic cold and strong winds pose danger

Arctic air will be surging into Missouri for the start of the work week. The danger from blowing and drifting snow will subside later tonight but temperatures will continue to plummet.

Motorists advised to stay home during latest winter storm

High winds and blowing snow across much of the state means motorists are advised to stay home and avoid travel until this storm ends.

News Tribune e-Newspaper open to all

Due to current weather conditions, the News Tribune is unable to guarantee on-time paper delivery. The e-edition replica of the newspaper and website is open to all readers.

Would conference center plan address downtown parking?

'People don't like walking up the hill'

One conference center proposal, from Ehrhardt Hospitality Group, includes construction of a city-owned and operated parking garage at the West McCarty Street site.

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Council to discuss proposed Capital Mall TIF

On Monday night, Jefferson City’s council members get their first official look at the Capital Mall’s request for a TIF — tax increment financing — district to make improvements at the nearly 36-year-old shopping center.

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Cold adds to snow problem

Road-clearing made more complicated by wind, failure to melt

The combination of strong winds and arctic air will make an already difficult job for road crews even harder. Blowing and drifting snow will complicate road clearing.

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Historic freeze could break Midwest temp records

The deep freeze expected soon in the Midwest, New England and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia.

Experts warn of frostbite, dead batteries in cold

Below-zero temperatures can be dangerous, and officials in several states are warning residents to take precautions. Here's a look at some of the problems that arise when temperatures plummet and how to stay safe if you venture outdoors.

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Health insurance law may dramatically affect pharmacists, patients

A tough pill to swallow?

Some Missouri pharmacists say the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not only affect patients’ prescriptions, but also the way pharmacists perform their jobs.

Missouri using new high school equivalency exam

After 72 years of using the GED to measure high school academic skills, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has implemented a new exam — the HiSET — to do the job.

Mid-Missouri legislators preparing for new session

Expect lawmakers to work on tax cut, economic development and money bills throughout the legislative session that starts Wednesday, Jefferson City Republicans Mike Kehoe and Jay Barnes both said last week.

BizBeat: Taste of Jefferson City welcomes legislators

Wednesday marks the first day of the Legislative session in Missouri, and to celebrate, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Taste of Jefferson City.

BizBeat: New eatery to open in previously closed location

A Jefferson City couple is taking on a new business venture — opening Maru’s Restaurant soon at 242 Jaycee Drive, the former Santa Cruz building.

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Eagle Days continue to take flight

This weekend is all about the birds at the Lake of the Ozarks, as Eagle Days 2014 wings through the Lake Area. The festivities started Saturday morning and will continue until 4:30 p.m. today, weather permitting.

Miller County plans repairs through workforce development program, grants

The Miller County Commission signed an agreement Friday with the Central Region Workforce Investment Board to hire temporary employees for road maintenance work.

Local labor influence takes hit in Boeing contract

Under pressure from national union leaders, machinists in Washington state took a late-night vote that defied their local union bosses by narrowly approving a new labor contract that secures a coveted plane project for the Seattle area but moves workers away from pensions.

Seminoles nickname not a problem at Florida State

A student sitting atop a speckled Appaloosa and wearing a headdress and war paint will ride to the 30-yard line before the BCS title game and plant a flaming spear into the turf.

Press Box: Nice win, little else

Rooting for Missouri in exhibition game

SPORTS COMMENTARY: A co-worker of mine asked me Friday evening before the Cotton Bowl if I’d be sad if Missouri lost to Oklahoma State.

Maintaining SEC dominance in Cotton Bowl

Tigers admit conference pride was on the line against Cowboys

For No. 9 Missouri, the Cotton Bowl was more than just a meeting with old rival Oklahoma State.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Dutiful department

State of Missouri excelled in conservation efforts in 2013

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Missouri is one of the finest states to live in if you love spending time outdoors.

Ascendant Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown faces challenges

Gov. Jerry Brown is sprinting into the final year of his third term as governor with a series of policy successes and powerful financial backers boosting his all-but-certain run for another term.

NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

Steven Seagal says he may run for Ariz. governor

Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor.

Kerry cites some progress in Mideast diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday cited progress on the Mideast peace process, yet acknowledged that some of the most intractable disputes between Israelis and Palestinians were unsolved after more than 20 rounds of negotiations.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played Jan. 4, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Kevin Durant scored 23 of his season-high 48 points in the fourth quarter and hit the winner with 4 seconds to play to rally the Oklahoma City Thunder from 13 points down in a 115-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.