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Generous caroling group nears end of season

The Missourians, a Dickens-style caroling group, is nearing the end of its season, but the public still has one more opportunity to enjoy a performance.

Pintos win title at Linn Invitational

The California boys basketball team beat Fatima 54-37 in the title game of the Linn Invitational on Friday.

Cole County Grand Jury indicts five this week

This week, the Cole County grand jury handed down several indictments, finding there were enough evidence in these cases to send them onto the circuit courts for possible trial.

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Lady Crusaders bounce Lady Bulldogs, 43-13

The Helias Lady Crusaders made their first shot Friday night, then missed missed their next 15 the remainder of the first quarter.

Falcons finish third in Linn Invitational

The Blair Oaks boys basketball team defeated Linn 57-39 to finish third in the Linn Invitational.

Two injured in Friday Osage County wreck

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7:27 a.m. Friday on U.S. 63 at Castle Rock Road in Osage County.

Senator: Holder will review Iowa man's drowning

At Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Opponents of new Columbia smoking law start petition drive

Opponents of three new ordinances limiting the sales and use of tobacco and e-cigarettes have launched a petition drive to erase the new laws.

T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges

Missouri will get more than $280,000 from T-Mobile US following claims that the company unfairly charged customers for third-party text message subscriptions.

Calvary uses balanced attack to rip Higbee

When you score 85 points in a basketball game, odds are you’re going to have a lot of players get in on the action, and the Calvary Lutheran Lions were sharing the wealth Friday night.

Lady Lions battle back from rough start before falling to Lady Tigers

When the Calvary Lutheran girls basketball team found themselves down 11-0 less than four minutes into Friday’s game against Higbee, it looked as if it might be a long night for the Lady Lions.

Missourian looks back at Cuban experiences

The thawing relationship between Cuba and the United States has left a Jefferson City native who scooped ice cream at Central Dairy as a teen and later helped uncover hidden Russian missiles in Cuba more than a little circumspect.

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

Late 3-pointer dooms Crusaders

In loss at Branson

BRANSON — Helias fell Friday night after Branson’s Colby Sutton drilled a 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left, sending the Pirates to a 47-44 victory.

Boys Basketball: Chamois 56, Prairie Home 46

Behind 18 points from Aaron Brandt, Chamois defeated Prairie Home on Friday, 56-46.

Missouri man among those granted clemency

A southeast Missouri man's prison term will end April 15 after he was granted clemency this week by President Barack Obama.

State economic development ranked No. 1 agency

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the No. 1 economic development agency in the country.

Pakistan executes militants, bombards tribal areas

Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren.

Boys Basketball: Vienna 65, Newburg 51

Jordan Garnett and Isaac Weider each scored 20 points as Vienna defeated Newburg on Friday, 65-51.

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