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Helias planning for $4.5M expansion

Leaders of Helias Catholic High School are in the final stages of a planning process that could allow them to break ground on a $4.5 million building expansion this June.

Immaculate Conception celebrates 100 years of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word

A century of good habitats

The Immaculate Conception Church and Catholic School is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word teaching and ministering at the parish and K-8 school today.

City’s charter has not been formally reviewed in 30 years

It’s been nearly 30 years since Jefferson City voters approved the City Charter, setting up the foundation and rules for the city’s government operations. And there has never been a formal review of the charter to ensure it still holds up to city practices today.

Bulky trash pickup scheduled

Jefferson City residents living west of Jefferson Street will have an opportunity for bulky items of trash to be collected this week.

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Jays, Lady Jays win team awards at Capital City Relays

Jefferson City swept the 56th Annual Capital City Relays on Saturday, finishing first in both the boys and girls competitions.

Incoming mayor has suggested LU, county, city and state could work better together

Incoming Mayor Carrie Tergin will be sworn in Monday night and one of her first priorities is to reach out to area groups and entities to build and strengthen partnerships.

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Lincoln University hopes for more permanent land-grant funding

Lincoln University officials are asking the state to do the right thing and provide appropriate funding for the land-grant institution.

‘Spring Cleaning’ to close pedestrian bridge, some driving lanes

The Missouri River bridges at Jefferson City will get a routine spring cleaning Tuesday.

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Terry Imhoff — Engineer right at home with Mid-Missouri projects

As a high school student in California, Missouri, Terry Imhoff already had a clear idea of what he wanted from life. A quick study of the microfilm cards in the high school library revealed engineering was a good profession for math-proficient students.

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MU football team ends spring practice

The Missouri football team’s reserves defeated its first-teamers 17-10 on Saturday, but overshadowing the score was the process of gauging the Tigers’ progress as spring camp came to a close.

Helias soccer falls 2-1 to Duchesne

The Helias Lady Crusaders gave up goals in the first two minutes and the last two minutes Saturday and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Duchesne Pioneers at the 179 Soccer Park.

New Bloomfield edges California for championship

For the second time in as many days, California was involved in a walk-off win, but this time, it didn’t go in its favor. In the bottom of the eighth inning, New Bloomfield cleanup hitter Tyler Fennewald had the opportunity any coach wants their cleanup hitter in — a bases loaded, game-winning situation.

Blair Oaks falls at baseball tourney

The Blair Oaks Falcons dropped a pair of baseball games Saturday in the Columbia Tournament.

BizBeat: MVC Laser & MedSpa offers fresh, full-time services

MVC Laser & MedSpa, formerly a part-time service of Missouri Vein Care, began operating full-time in a newly-renovated space on March 9, and held a grand opening April 9.

BizBeat: Busch’s Florist sprouts third location

Longtime Jefferson City business Busch’s Florist will open its third Mid-Missouri location Monday in Linn.

BizBeat: Day Solutions serves as habilitation resource

Speech therapist Danielle Schwartz opened Day Solutions Inc. in Jefferson City to serve local individuals with developmental disabilities in a new way.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for March 2015

Jefferson City’s Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months. Here are the March 2015 inspections.

Environmental remediation work to mark 30th anniversary for ARSI

ARSI, an environmental and demolition contractor based in Central Missouri, recently announced in a news release that the firm will handle several high-profile environmental remediation projects during 2015.

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JC Landmark was nation’s oldest prison west of Mississippi River for 170 years

Once a destination for criminals to be punished or, in some cases, put to death, the old Missouri State Penitentiary now attracts thousands of tourists every year looking to get a glimpse inside the walls.

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Buy it used, make it new

Fit flea market finds into your décor

Warm weather brings garage sales galore and beautiful days to visit local thrift shops.

Lions finish fifth in tourney

Calvary Lutheran won its pair of baseball games in the Calvary Lutheran/New Bloomfield Invitational, earning fifth place honors.

Boys Tennis: Jays go 1-1

The Jefferson City Jays finished 1-1 on Friday in the Columbia Duals.

Golden Hammer award returns to Jefferson City

Adding curb appeal

Six local historic treasures will be recognized this year as their owners have put a new shine to their curb appeal

Perspective: Softball can resemble legislative process

The Missouri House held its annual charity softball tournament this week and raised more than $3,400 for the Samaritan Center.

Perspective: Upcoming ACT event will offer excellent feedback

Jefferson City will join all high schools across Missouri when juniors take the American College Testing college readiness assessment (ACT) on April 28. The testing is mandated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Press Box: New media clashes with baseball’s unwritten rules

News Tribune Sports Commentary

I’ve seen more than a handful of no-hitters through the years. I mostly cover Helias in baseball and the Crusaders have been blessed with some pretty good pitchers in that time. But a perfect game?

Two years after bombs at marathon, Boston looks forward, not back

It’s been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to aspire to.

Two Jefferson City men entered to run in Boston Marathon

A pair of Jefferson City residents are listed among the entrants for the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

Intervention by Alaska governor spares lives of bears

The lives of a black bear and four cubs that have been feasting on garbage in an Anchorage neighborhood will be spared after the governor on Saturday asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be moved rather than shot.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Youth turkey season a blast

When the first thunderous gobble of the morning rattled down the pine tree covered hill to our south, Brenden McGuire’s head snapped up. His eyes were as big as saucers. He’d never heard a wild turkey gobble before. It was a moment I trust he’ll never forget.

Sheriff: Cannot yet arrest woman bragging of killing cat

A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation determines the picture of the dead cat is genuine.

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Tulsa reserve deputy's attorneys release training records

Defense attorneys released some of the training records Saturday for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect in Oklahoma.

Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?

Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.

Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."

Phelps roars from last to 1st in 100 free at Arizona meet

Michael Phelps felt something coming off the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, a sensation he hadn't experienced since resuming training four months ago.

Oilers win NHL draft lottery and chance to select McDavid

The Edmonton Oilers won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night in Toronto by winning the NHL draft lottery for the No. 1 pick.

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.

Castroneves earns pole at Long Beach with track record

An IndyCar mandate forced Chevrolet to ditch its winglets for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Winged or not, those Penske cars are still awfully hard to catch.

Logano leads flag-to-flag to win Xfinity race at Bristol

Joey Logano led flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot

Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group.

Independent league experiments with 3-ball walks

The Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish tried some radical speedup rules Saturday in an exhibition of the independent Atlantic League.