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Jays get past Strafford

Winning strategy at the end

With less than four minutes to play Saturday in the Central Bank Shootout, the Jefferson City Jays’ double-digit lead was down to three, forcing Blair Thompson to call a timeout.

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Eugene falls to Neosho in OT

Lexi Dickerson of Eugene made her final six 3-point attempts of Saturday’s Central Bank Shootout game against Neosho at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Linn tops Fulton, takes third in Southern Boone Classic

It took overtime, but Linn defeated Fulton 78-74 on Saturday in the thirdplace game of the Southern Boone Classic.

Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political

A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but says the man was trying to hurt his reputation.

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Follow Route 36 for a cross-state Valentine’s vacation

Weekend trip just for two or for the whole family

With President’s Day on Feb. 15, Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of a four-day weekend for many.

Hy-Vee becomes more environmentally responsible

Jefferson City store also opens Quick Care clinic

Hy-Vee Inc. announced in a recent news release that 100 percent of its fresh and private label frozen seafood now comes from responsible sources.

Therapy dogs make good medicine at Kansas City hospital

Hunter makes daily rounds at Children's Mercy Hospital. Sort of like a doctor — until he jumps into a kid's bed and gets his tummy rubbed. Doctors can't do that.

Newton County sees opioid abuse leading to more heroin use

The text message to Mark Bridges, coroner of Newton County, told a story that has become increasingly familiar in Southwest Missouri.

Caring for tropical plants in winter, spring

If you kept your indoor plants outside so they could enjoy our tropical summer or just keep them inside year-round, most of them are going to need some serious attention by now.

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From the Stacks: Cosmic powers clash in ‘Leviathan Wakes’

Mankind has moved beyond Earth, colonizing Mars and the asteroid belt.

Girls Basketball: Hallsville 46, Blair Oaks 39

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons fell to Hallsville on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Southern Boone Classic.

Girls Basketball: St. Elizabeth 40, Vienna 28

The St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets picked up their fourth win in their last six games Saturday afternoon, topping Vienna 40-28 in the fifth-place game at the Newburg Tournament.

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Jays take second at Elite 8 Duals

The Jefferson City wrestling team finished second in the inaugural Elite 8 dual match tournament on Saturday.

Prep Wrestling: Helias goes 2-0

The Helias Crusaders swept a pair of wrestling duals Friday.

Crusader junior varsity closes out wrestling year

The Helias junior varsity team closed out its season with a third-place finish Saturday at the Hickman Junior Varsity Tournament.

Be cautious about college scholarship search services

By now, many high school seniors have finished their college applications and are waiting for results. It’s time to start thinking about how a family or individual is going to pay for it.

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Good time for a rabbit hunt

It had been too long since I took to a snow-covered forest in pursuit of cottontail rabbits.

Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk.

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