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No injuries in Osage County train fire

Fire crews from various Osage County fire protection districts spent part of Tuesday morning dealing with a fire on a Union Pacific coal train.

Our Opinion: Students share insights from accidents

Promoting safety for teen drivers is a common theme in this forum, but students who have experienced the consequences of distracted driving are more persuasive communicators.

Repeat DWI offender found guilty by Cole County jury

A Cole County jury has found a repeat DWI offender guilty of DWI and assault on a law enforcement officer.

Girls Basketball: Iberia 45, St. Elizabeth 36

Iberia used a huge third quarter to capture a 45-36 win against St. Elizabeth on Monday.

Girls Basketball: Richland 66, Vienna 51

The Richland Lady Bears snagged a 66-51 win against Vienna on Monday night.

Boys Basketball: Prairie Home 74, Calvary 68

Prairie Home rallied from a first-quarter deficit to claim a 74-68 win against Calvary Lutheran in boys basketball action Monday.

Blair Oaks sophs, frosh win

The Blair Oaks sophomore and freshman teams both captured wins against Southern Boone on Monday night.

Girls Basketball: Russellville 44, Linn 39

The Russellville Lady Indians used a balanced attack to capture a 44-39 win against Linn on Monday night.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 68, Tuscumbia 63

Sparked by a big game from Courtney Wolfe, the Fatima Lady Comets captured a 68-63 win against Tuscumbia on Monday night.

Wilde goes 14-of-14 on free throws in Blair Oaks win

Sydney Wilde pumped in 23 points, including a perfect 14-of-14 effort from the free-throw line, to lead Blair Oaks to a 61-50 win against Hallsville on Monday.

Local man faces rape, assault charges

A Jefferson City man is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree domestic assault for a Friday incident.

JC man charged in burglary

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a Cole County burglary.

College Basketball: Cougars nab win

The Columbia College Cougars posted a 79-54 win against the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans on Saturday.

Bower takes third in pole vault

Missouri Southern’s Melanie Bower placed third in the pole vault in the Missouri Southern Invitational that took place Friday and Saturday.

Lincoln baseball falls to Maryville

The Maryville Saints completed a four-game, neutral-site series with the Lincoln Blue Tigers to open the season by capturing a 12-6 win Sunday.

Lincoln softball falls to 0-5

The Lincoln University softball team wrapped up a winless trip to the Southern Arkansas University Invitational with a 9-5 loss to Newman University on Sunday.

Prep Football: Area players honored

Several area players recently earned academic all-state status from the Missouri Football Coaches Association.

Prep Volleyball: Helias players honored

The Helias Lady Crusaders had 12 players earn spots on the 2015-16 Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Academic All-State Team.

Culver-Stockton's Lueckenhoff honored

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday that 428 women’s volleyball student-athletes have been named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Jays Kids Club wrestling results

The Jays Kids Wrestling Club had 14 wrestlers compete in the Missouri State Rookie Tournament for first-year wrestlers on Jan. 30.

Tri-Cap Wrestling results

The Tri-Cap Wrestling Club competed in both the Jays Kids Wrestling Club Casey J. Luebbert Memorial and Novice Wrestling tournaments this weekend.

Lincoln track competes in Mule Relays

The Lincoln women’s track and field team won eight events in the Mule Relays hosted Friday and Saturday by the University of Central Missouri.

Our Opinion: Expedite bill to intercept Rx drug abuse

News Tribune editorial

Prescription drug abuse has become a scourge in Missouri, and a statewide monitoring program is needed to address addiction and overdoses.

Building permits issued in January 2016

In Jefferson City

Jefferson City issued 37 building permits during January 2016, as follows.

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.

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.

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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.

Lincoln's fourth-quarter comeback falls short

Loss to Missouri Western makes Blue Tigers' fourth straight

The Lincoln men’s basketball team has dropped four straight after Saturday’s 76-68 loss at Missouri Western.

Our Opinion: Earthquake preparedness emphasized

News Tribune editorial

Because more than 200 years have elapsed since the New Madrid earthquake, preparedness concerns may be met with complacency by Missouri residents.

St. Louis woman on probation for Jefferson City theft, chase

A St. Louis woman was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges in connection with stealing from a Jefferson City business and a car chase with authorities in November 2014.

Jefferson City heroin dealer charged

An admitted known heroin dealer is facing multiple drug charges.

Cole County firefighters honored for service

The Cole County Fire Protection District recently held its 2015 annual service awards banquet, which shows appreciation to firefighters for their years of service and dedication to the district.

Probation for Jefferson City man in LU lockdown

A Jefferson City man was placed on two years unsupervised probation for pleading guilty in Cole County to an amended charge in connection with a November 2014 lockdown of the Lincoln University campus.

Blair Oaks splits wrestling tri-dual with Whitfield, Vianney

The Blair Oaks wrestling team picked up a win and a loss Friday in a tri-dual at Whitfield.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 70, Tuscumbia 53

Dylan Lepper’s five 3-pointers led South Callaway to a 70-53 win against Tuscumbia on Thursday.

Girls Basketball: Jamestown 68, Bunceton 41

The Jamestown Lady Eagles celebrated Homecoming on Friday with a 68-41 defeat of Bunceton.

Boys Basketball: New Bloomfield 72, Eugene 56

New Bloomfield spoiled Eugene’s Homecoming on Friday with a 72-56 defeat of the Eagles.

Boys Basketball: Chamois 59, St. Elizabeth 32

Aaron Brandt matched St. Elizabeth point for point Friday as his Chamois Pirates defeated the Hornets 59-32.

Boys Basketball: Jamestown 56, Bunceton 29

Jamestown topped Bunceton 56-29 on Friday in the Eagles’ Homecoming game.

Lincoln falls in baseball opener

The Lincoln Blue Tigers trailed 6-1 after three innings Friday afternoon and dropped an 9-4 decision to the Maryville Saints in the baseball opener for both teams.

Lincoln softball opens season with pair of losses

The Lincoln University softball team managed to score just one run while dropping a pair of games Friday to open the season.

Blue Tiger women face rugged test in ninth-ranked Griffons

The Lincoln women’s basketball team will finish a four-game road trip with perhaps the toughest of the bunch, playing at 3 p.m. today at No. 9 Missouri Western.

Our Opinion: Is it time to reconsider City Council term limits?

We’re open to the idea of easing term limits for members of the Jefferson City Council.

Girls Basketball: Eugene 61, Russellville 49

Lexi Dickerson of Eugene surpassed the 1,000 point mark Thursday as the Eugene Lady Eagles beat the Russellville Lady Indians 61-49.

Girls Basketball: St. Elizabeth 54, Bourbon 41

The St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets used a big third quarter to beat the Bourbon Warhawks 54-41 on Thursday in the loser’s bracket semifinals of the Newburg Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Falcons frosh take seventh

The Blair Oaks freshmen boys basketball team took seventh in the Rock Bridge Tournament with a 63-18 win against Linn on Thursday.

Girls Basketball: Vienna 59, Laquey 39

Abbi Kern’s triple double led the Vienna Lady Eagles to a 59-39 win against Laquey on Thursday in the loser’s bracket semifinals of the Newburg Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Jamestown 58, New Franklin 41

The Jamestown Lady Eagles beat New Franklin 58-41 on Thursday.