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JC superintendent announces retirement

After nearly six years with the Jefferson City Public Schools, Superintendent Brian Mitchell announced today his intention to retire at the end of this school year.

Ameren Missouri announces 20-Year Plan for cleaner energy

Ameren Missouri filed today with the Missouri Public Service Commission its 20-year plan that supports cleaner energy in the state of Missouri, including major expansions of solar and wind power.

Jefferson City police investigate shooting incident

Jefferson City police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Elizabeth Street.

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Missouri pension funds ahead of national norms

Missouri’s public employee retirement plans generally are in better financial shape than those nationwide, though there is cause for concern about some, according to a state audit released Tuesday.

Appeals court: Resentence man in New Bloomfield holdup

Judge Kevin Crane didn’t have enough evidence that Gary Leland Coleman, now 51, Jefferson City, threatened to use force during the Oct. 6, 2012, holdup at New Bloomfield’s Bank Star One branch, two judges from the appeals court’s Kansas City division ruled Tuesday.

PAC drops marketing firm over reporter flap

A conservative political action group is severing ties with a content marketing firm after some Missouri reporters were offered $250 per article to write for a “Grow Missouri” blog.

Delayed Business 50 work on tap

In Cole County

Some work that had been scheduled to take place earlier this month on the Business 50 improvements in Apache Flats were delayed, but that allowed for other improvement work to move ahead of schedule.

Aluminum maker helps create new technician degree program

Thanks to the Troy-based Toyota Bodine aluminum manufacturing company, the State Technical College of Missouri next year will offer an “advanced manufacturing technician” (AMT) degree program.

Local author pens sequel to award-winning children's book

Local author Adam Veile has written the second book in his award-winning “Dreamcatcher Adventures” series for young readers.

Hutchinson School District suing Missouri fundraising group

The Hutchinson School District is suing a Missouri-based group in a dispute over proceeds from a student fundraising effort.

Calvary Lutheran volleyball tests roster in win

Against Niangua

After a 25-13 decision in the first game of a volleyball match Tuesday night, it was time to shake it up. But it wasn’t the losing team that was doing the changing.

All-around effort for Blair Oaks' Staggs

Lady Falcons win in softball

WARDSVILLE — Tuesday night was Senior Night for the Blair Oaks softball team, but junior Payton Staggs stole the show.

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Lady Jays tennis rolls to victory

Blank Rolla in district tournament

The top-seeded Jefferson City Lady Jays claimed a 5-0 victory Tuesday against fourth-seeded Rolla in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 9 team tournament at Washington Park.

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Helias tennis dominates in win

In team district play

The top-seeded Helias Lady Crusaders earned a 5-0 win Tuesday against fifth-seeded Mexico in a Class 1 District 8 semifinal match at Washington Park.

Volleyball: Kickapoo 2, Lady Jays 0

The Jefferson City Lady Jays suffered a 25-11, 25-7 loss Tuesday to the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs.

Softball: Cairo 6, Helias 2

Helias was limited to four hits as the Lady Crusaders suffered a 6-2 loss Tuesday to Cairo.

Fatima rolls past School of the Osage in volleyball

The Fatima Lady Comets took down the School of the Osage Lady Indians in two sets Tuesday, each by a score of 25-10.

Volleyball: Russellville 2, Hallsville 1

The Russellville Lady Indians claimed a 18-25, 25-20, 25-19 win Tuesday against Hallsville.

Volleyball: California 2, Versailles 1

The Versailles Lady Tigers suffered a 23-25, 25-22, 26-24 loss Tuesday to the California Lady Pintos in a Tri-County Conference matchup.

Volleyball: Eugene 2, Chamois 0

Behind eight kills from Molly Kraus, the Eugene Lady Eagles edged Chamois by scores 25-20, 25-10.

Volleyball: Lady Jays JV takes second

The Jefferson City Lady Jays junior varsity team took second with a record of 4-1-1 Saturday at the Waynesville Junior Varsity Tournament.

Soccer Jays top Battle

In shutout win

COLUMBIA — The Jefferson City Jays claimed a 3-0 win Tuesday night against the Battle Spartans.

Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency’s critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House.

Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday.

St. Stanislaus volleyball falls

The St. Stanislaus fifth-grade volleyball team suffered a 25-22, 27-25, 21-16 loss Saturday to St. Francis Xavier.

Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Pirates' starter in wild-card game

PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

Dodgers use time to heal up

Before starting series with Cardinals

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.

Lewis and Clark volleyball splits

The Lewis and Clark seventh-grade team earned a 25-19, 25-19 win, while the eighth-grade team suffered a 25-3, 25-12 loss Tuesday to Jefferson.

EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business

EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.

Law license suspended for ex-St. Louis mayor

The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. for mishandling clients' money.

Francine Katz's motion for new trial denied

A former top executive at Anheuser-Busch has been turned down in her request for a new trial.

Wash. jail escape not detected for 2 days

An inmate’s escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man’s defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn’t be found.

Softball: Vienna 12, Stoutland 2

Kara Harker was 4-for-4 with an RBI and Taylour Schoene had three hits and drove in a run as the Vienna Lady Eagles rolled to a 12-2 win in five innings Tuesday against Stoutland.

Softball: St. Elizabeth 14, Russellville 1

Behind Regan Wilde’s one-hitter in the circle and three doubles at the plate, the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets defeated the Russellville Lady Indians in five innings Tuesday 14-1.

Lewis and Clark football ties twice

The Lewis and Clark eighth-grade team played to a tie at 20 on Saturday against Lange Middle School.

Middle School Basketball: Russellville 33, New Bloomfield 10

Jayla Volkart scored nine points as the Russellville Middle School girls basketball team rolled to a 33-10 win Monday against New Bloomfield.

Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip

After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday.

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

The protests over a Colorado school district’s proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state’s marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.

Ed Sullivan statue stolen from TV academy plaza

Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

NFL has laundry list of forbidden celebrations

Dancing Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the group high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today’s NFL.

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

The NFL said Tuesday Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

Kraft not happy after rout

Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart.

FCC to consider 'Redskins' petition

The head of the Federal Communications Commission said the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.

Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed.

Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

A new study has found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.

McKnight goes on injured reserve

The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.

Florida begins defining stretch

Florida coach Will Muschamp calls every game a must-win. Following a lopsided loss at Alabama, it’s really starting to look and feel that way for Muschamp and the Gators.

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

Georgia expects boost from added receiver depth

Help is on the way for Hutson Mason and Georgia’s struggling passing game.

Banning the blackout, FCC votes to end rule

For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven’t sold out from being televised in the local market.

Coaches use large network to watch for injury

The sideline is often the worst place to watch a football game. Even for the head coach standing front and center, getting a good look at what is happening on the field can be difficult.

Mississippi prepares for Alabama offense

Lane Kiffin has opened up the once-vanilla Alabama offense and the first-year offensive coordinator has the Crimson Tide piling up passing yards and points.

Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems

As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them.

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Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.