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Our Opinion: Patrol adopts cross-training for Lake area

Missouri law enforcement is adapting a concept from athletics.

Plans to tear down old Cole County jail and sheriff's house move forward

By a 3-0 vote the Cole County Commission has voted to move forward with plans that would tear down the old county sheriff's house and jail and then re-build a new facility.

Columbia sweeps Stephens

Columbia College swept an American Midwest Conference doubleheader from crosstown rival Stephens College on Tuesday afternoon.

Lincoln adds game

The Lincoln Blue Tigers have added one more non-conference opponent to their schedule, filling their open date on Nov. 1 with a road game at Central Washington.

Ferrier wins award

William Woods sophomore Kaylee Ferrier (Helias High School) earned her second straight American Midwest Conference Field Athlete of the Week award, the league announced Tuesday.

Helias JV wins golf match

The Helias JV golf team won a triangular match with Rock Bridge and Blair Oaks on Tuesday at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

Tennis: Jays 9, Rolla 0

The Jefferson City Jays rolled to a 9-0 victory Tuesday against the Rolla Bulldogs.

Tennis: Helias 5, Waynesville 4

The Helias Crusaders outlasted the Waynesville Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday, taking the final match of the dual to claim the victory at Washington Park.

Jays, Blair Oaks frosh split

Baseball doubleheader

The Jefferson City Jays and Blair Oaks Falcons freshmen earned a split Tuesday afternoon.

Prep Baseball: Linn 8, Hermann 2

Cameron Laughlin and Ben Klebba had two hits and two RBI apiece as Linn dropped Hermann 8-2 on Tuesday.

Prep Baseball: Belle 11, Russellville 10

The Belle Tigers outlasted the Russellville Indians by an 11-10 score Tuesday night.

Prep Baseball: Fatima 5, Eugene 0

Will Robertson twirled a complete-game shutout to lead Fatima past Eugene by a 5-0 score Tuesday night.

Prep Baseball: Helias 12, Moberly 2

The Helias Crusaders pounded out 18 hits Tuesday in a 12-2 victory in five innings against the Moberly Spartans.

Ogletree rips grand slam as Jefferson City routs Battle

Brenden Ogletree hit a grand slam in the top of the first and the Jefferson City Jays went on to claim a 12-0 victory against Battle in five innings Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE: Six in custody in connection with JC shooting

Six suspects are now in custody or detained pending charges in connection with the Jefferson City police investigation of the shooting of a 33-year-old man on Friday night.

Our Opinion: Collecting military memorabilia, and stories

The Missouri Society for Military History is on a mission.

Man charged with killing cat

A Jefferson City man has been charged with misdemeanor animal abuse for killing another man’s cat.

Woman faces drug gun charges after drive-by shooting

A Jefferson City woman has been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred Friday night.

Columbia sweeps doubleheader

Columbia College picked up its second doubleheader sweep in two days with a pair of wins at Benedictine University-Springfield on Saturday.

Schkade snags freshman award

Kelli Schkade earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors, the league announced Monday, after a standout week at the plate for the 16th-ranked Missouri softball team.

SEC honors Anderson

Missouri senior Eric Anderson was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Eugene golf finishes second

The Eugene Eagles shot a 336 to earn a second-place finish at the Tolton Catholic Invitational on Monday.

Lincoln sweeps awards for MIAA track

Lincoln swept the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Track Athlete of the Week awards, the league announced Monday.

Our Opinion: Explore array of resources at the library

Are you neglecting a resource you’re already paying to support?

Wildcats ride bat, arm of Mantle to title

Ryan Mantle allowed one hit and struck out 11 in five innings as the Linn Wildcats claimed an 8-1 win against Iberia in the championship game of the Iberia Tournament on Saturday night.

Westminster breaks school records

The Westminster men’s and women’s track and field teams combined to break five school records at the William Jewell Darrel Gourley Open on Saturday.

LU women win seven events at Relays

Yanique Ellington broke the meet record in the 100-meter dash to earn one of seven victories for the Lincoln women’s track and field team Saturday at the Missouri Relays.

Blue Jays earn sweep

Westminster swept Principia College in a three-game St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series on Friday and Saturday. The Blue Jays edged the Panthers 1-0 on Friday before rolling to a 9-1 win in Game 1 and a 9-2 victory in Game 2 of a Saturday afternoon doubleheader.

Missouri tops No. 15 Kentucky

Eric Anderson struck out 10 batters and tallied the go-ahead hit in the top of the sixth inning as Missouri defeated No. 15 Kentucky 8-3 on Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Struemph hurls Lady Bears to win

Erin Struemph (St. Elizabeth High School) allowed one run on seven hits, striking out seven in 51/3 innings of relief as Missouri State claimed a 9-5 win against Indiana State in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup Sunday.

Marble moves to 5-0 on year with victory against Auburn

Alora Marble (Blair Oaks High School) allowed one earned run on five hits in three innings of relief as No. 16 Missouri finished off No. 20 Auburn for a Southeastern Conference series sweep with a 7-6 win on Sunday.

Our Opinion: Time for a master plan, not an order for demolition

News Tribune editorial

We believe action is premature. In addition, we see no urgency or reason for haste.

BizBeat: Locals team up to offer BoxDrops by SJP

Jefferson City natives Sarah Jane Shorthose and Elizabeth VanHoutan recently launched a national company highlighting their separate talents.

Tuscumbia wins pair

Tuscumbia swept two games from Jamestown and Northwest: Hughesville on Saturday.

Helias sweeps baseball doubleheader

The Helias Crusaders swept a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, beating Potosi and Greenville.

Lady Crusaders split soccer matches

The Helias Lady Crusaders took seventh place in the Heart of America Invitational on Saturday after splitting a pair of games.

Marble helps Missouri softball top Auburn

Alora Marble (Blair Oaks High School) pitched the final 3 2/3 innings as No. 16 Missouri claimed a 8-7 victory against No. 20 Auburn to clinch a Southeastern Conference series win on Saturday.

Lincoln softball falls to Missouri Western

Sam Kircher and Kelsey Hight each hit home runs, but Missouri Western swept a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader against Lincoln on Saturday.

Boys Track: Jays at Hillcrest Invitational

The Jefferson City Jays competed at the Hillcrest Invitational on Friday.

Our Opinion: Winning the battle; setting an example

News Tribune editorial

Students at Eugene and Calvary high schools are likely to be commended if they are stopped by law enforcement officers while driving Monday.

Homeless man pleads guilty to assault charge

A homeless man pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor assault in connection with a robbery investigation from October 2013 in Jefferson City.

Baseball: Tuscumbia 17, Crocker 2

Tuscumbia combined for 12 hits as the Lions cruised to a 17-2 win against Crocker on Friday.

Eugene sets school records

Eugene set multiple milestones Thursday.

Blair Oaks win Osage Invite

LAKE OZARK —Blair Oaks won the Osage Invitational on Friday at Dogwood Hills. The Helias Crusaders finished second out of 16 teams.

Helias falls in PKs

The Helias Lady Crusaders lost 2-1 in penalty kicks to Cherry Creek (Colo.) in the first round of the Heart of America Invitational on Friday.

Our Opinion: Tax Freedom Day: We’re No. 10

Celebrate! Today is Tax Freedom Day in Missouri.

JC man charged after SWAT drug bust Thursday

A Jefferson City man has been charged with selling methamphetamine after being taken into custody during a SWAT operation on Thursday.

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S. Callaway disables, then restores online student portal

UPDATE: South Callaway school officials announced this afternoon that public off-campus access to PowerSchool has been restored.

Village of Wardsville schedules cleanup day

The village of Wardsville is holding a residential spring cleanup April 23.

Food Bank holding food-collection drive

The Food Bank is holding its Stamp out Hunger event May 10 and needs volunteers.