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Osage County sheriff due back in court June 7

Dixon puts in plea of not guilty

Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon is due back in Boone County Associate Circuit Court June 7 for a status hearing on a felony weapons charge filed last month.

Perspective: Tort reform bills advance

With only two weeks left of the 2016 legislative session, the Senate continues work on many pieces of important legislation. One area of focus this session has been tort reform.

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JCHS students cut rug with local seniors at ‘prom’

Local elderly folks kicked up their heels to live jazz music Saturday night during the 10th Annual Senior Citizen prom hosted by the Jefferson City High School Student Council.

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Revitalized spaces

10 sites on annual downtown tour of hidden, secret opportunities

It was “out with the old and in with the new” for many of the locations on this year’s Hidden Spaces Secret Places tour.

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Case for victim rights

U.S. Justice Department honors Missouri victim advocate

Kim Case was 19 when a man grabbed her from her driveway.

Chiefs gamble on trio of players with character questions

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs have put as much faith in their off-the-field detective work as their between-the-lines scouting the past few years, and the result has been draft gems such as Marcus Peters. They hope similar research — and gambling — pays off this year.

Local artists’ studios open for viewing for fundraiser

Five studios at three locations — in addition to several featured artists — will be open for viewing with live music, refreshments and beautiful artwork from 1-5 p.m. May 8.

Prep Baseball: Helias adds game to schedule

After losing a doubleheader to rain Saturday, Helias has added one game to its schedule for this week.

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Nationals finish series sweep with 6-1 win against Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Two pitches turned what looked to be another gem by Carlos Martinez into his first subpar performance of the season. Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa homered on consecutive pitches by Martinez in the seventh inning to help the Washington Nationals complete a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-1 victory Sunday.

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Royals snap losing streak with win against Mariners

SEATTLE — Ian Kennedy felt like he only had one pitch working for him Sunday against the Seattle Mariners. He was still able to take a shutout into the sixth inning, and get a big boost from his bullpen when he finally ran into trouble.

Sporting K.C. ties Galaxy

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Giovani dos Santos scored to help the Los Angeles Galaxy tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1 and extend its unbeaten streak to six games Sunday night.

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Crazy crash-fest at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall. Just another demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Backes gives Blues a birthday present in OT to tie series

DALLAS — David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday, with another overtime goal to go home even.

Ameren proposing 2 customer-supported solar energy efforts

Ameren Missouri is considering two voluntary programs that would ask customers to pay more or provide property to support more solar power.

Legislature weighs tax breaks for businesses

Lawmakers in Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature have proposed pro-industry measures ranging from incentives for small businesses to a tax break for farmers who raise captive deer to sell the animals’ urine. Here’s a breakdown of the estimated costs and where some of the legislation stands as the May 13 end of session approaches.

Lincoln women win event at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Lincoln women captured the title in the 4x400-meter relay to highlight the performances for the Blue Tigers at the Drake Relays that concluded Saturday.

MU baseball posts win vs. Tennessee

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers scored all of their runs in the middle innings Sunday to post an 8-3 win against the Tennessee Volunteers in SEC baseball action.

MU softball rolls past Mississippi St.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Missouri Tigers softball team ran its winning streak to eight games Sunday by finishing a three-game sweep of Mississippi State in SEC action.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 1, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.

Sunday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on May 1, 2016

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: St. Louis captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and the Blues beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to even the second-round series.

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