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Our Opinion: Evaluating mayoral qualities

News Tribune editorial

Although the candidates share some common characteristics, each offers a different emphasis and approach.

Candidates respond to questions on reading, school discipline and lunches

This week, candidates for the Jefferson City Board of Education respond to questions submitted by News Tribune readers concerning student issues.

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Jays tennis handles Lee’s Summit

The Jefferson City Jays improved to 2-0 on the tennis season with an 8-1 win Saturday against Lee’s Summit at Washington Park.

Lady Jays capture title at Early Bird Meet

Meanwhile, Jays finish third at Festus

The Jefferson City Lady Jays took the title and the Jays were third Saturday in the Festus Early Bird Meet.

Track & Field: Fatima scores at Festus meet

The Fatima Lady Comets finished 28th in the girls standings Saturday at the Festus Early Bird Meet.

Track & Field: South Callaway at Festus meet

The South Callaway Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs took part Saturday in the Festus Early Bird Meet.

Track & Field: Calvary in meets

The Calvary Lutheran Lions and Lady Lions participated in a pair of recent meets.

Track & Field: Thomas Jefferson results

Jefferson City's Thomas Jefferson seventh and eighth grade teams ran Thursday at the Rolla Open.

February home sales statistics

More homes sold for higher average prices and more new listings entered the Jefferson City real-estate market in February 2015 than in February 2014.

Lincoln falls in baseball twinbill

The Lincoln Blue Tigers were outscored 33-2 Saturday in dropping a doubleheader to Nebraska Kearney.

Missouri posts 3-2 victory vs. Texas A&M

The Missouri Tigers evened their baseball series with the Texas A&M Aggies with a 3-2 victory Saturday afternoon.

Roth’s home run in bottom of eighth sends MU past Auburn

Kelsea Roth’s two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night lifted the Missouri Tigers to a 5-4 win against the Auburn Tigers.

Callaway County drowning linked to alcohol

The death of a 55-year-old man in a lake south of Holts Summit has been ruled an accidental drowning. Mark Wenkel's body was found Feb. 10.

Eldon tops Blair Oaks in baseball

Drew Rodriguez tossed a four-hitter Friday in leading the Eldon Mustangs to a 2-0 victory against the Blair Oaks Falcons.

Jays baseball drops pair in tournament

The Jefferson City Jays dropped a pair of games in the Willard Tournament on Friday, falling 7-1 to Glendale and 3-2 to Lee’s Summit West.

Columbia College softball wins two

FULLERTON, Calif. — The Columbia College Cougars cruised to a pair of wins at Hope International University on Friday, winning 13-0 in five innings and 11-4.

Lincoln softball falls at Northwest Missouri State

The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped a twinbill Friday to Northwest Missouri State.

Our Opinion: Educators must ‘claim’ error in judgment

The Fulton Public Schools must claim an error in judgment.

Driver arrested after hitting pedestrian in Cole Co.

A driver from Alabama was arrested after hitting a pedestrian Thursday night on Frog Hollow Road, just outside Jefferson City.

Man injured after falling from balcony in Jefferson City

A man was injured seriously early Friday when he reportedly fell through a railing on a third-story balcony in Jefferson City.

Blair Oaks tops quad

ELDON — Blair Oaks continued its strong start to the season with its second straight win, defeating Helias, Eldon and Iberia in the Eldon Quad.

Lady Jays take second in soccer tournament

LEE’S SUMMIT — The Jefferson City Lady Jays finished in a tie at 1 with the Lee’s Summit Tigers in the final game of the Lee’s Summit Tournament on Thursday.

Jays win golf dual

The Jefferson City Jays opened the golf season Thursday with a 164-209 victory in a dual against Waynesville.

Postseason streak comes to close for Missouri women

Fall to Michigan in WNIT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Three road games was one too many for the Missouri women’s basketball team.

Missouri cuts ties with Fuller

Speculation became official Thursday when the Missouri basketball program announced associate head coach Tim Fuller will no longer coach at the school.

JC man sentenced on fraud charges

Soldier falsely accepted donations for ‘Wounded Warrior Project’

A Jefferson City man was recently sentenced to serve prison time for fraudulently soliciting donations to the “Wounded Warrior Project.”

Boy dies in collision between Amish carriage, vehicle

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 10-year-old boy died when a sports utility vehicle hit an Amish horse-drawn carriage in northwest Missouri.

Our Opinion: Remedy needed for prescription drug abuse

Characterizing prescription drug abuse as an “epidemic” is not an exaggeration.

Murder charge filed in fatal car crash

A Mokane woman has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal car crash that occurred in August 2014.

Cole County contracts with chamber for economic development

Commission to consider alternative source for 2016

The Cole County Commission has agreed to award an economic development contract for 2015 with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, but that agreement comes with one significant stipulation.

Jays open tennis season with victory against Lakers

The Jefferson City Jays made quick work of the Camdenton Lakers, winning Wednesday’s tennis dual 5-0 before the remainder of the action was called off due to rain at Washington Park.

Helias falls in golf opener

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The Helias Crusaders dropped a dual Wednesday to the Camdenton Lakers at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Lincoln drops twinbill

KIRKSVILLE — The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped a doubleheader Wednesday to the Truman State Bulldogs.

MU at Michigan in WNIT

The Missouri Tigers have won their first two WNIT games on the road.

Our Opinion: In political ads, does free speech permit anonymity?

The First Amendment right to speak freely is not necessarily the right to speak anonymously.

One in custody after chase/crash in JC

A Jefferson City man was taken into custody following a vehicle chase and crash, Tuesday night.

Area players, coaches earn basketball honors

All-district teams selected

A whopping total of 70 area basketball players were honored today when the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released its Central District teams.

Lammers helps Helias get into win column

WAYNESVILLE — The Helias Lady Crusaders picked up their first win of the year Tuesday with a 1-0 defeat of Waynesville.

Tennis: Helias 8, Moberly 0

The Helias boys tennis team began its season with a victory Tuesday, defeating Moberly 8-0 at Washington Park.

MU baseball falls to Arkansas-Pine Bluff

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers dropped an 8-3 decision in baseball Tuesday to Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

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Jefferson City, Helias open track seasons

The Jefferson City High School and Helias track and field teams opened their respective seasons Tuesday with an unscored meet at Adkins Stadium.

Central Missouri Track Meet results

WARRENSBURG — The Eldon girls and the California girls and boys teams participated Tuesday in the University of Central Missouri Indoor Track Meet.

Lincoln tennis loses two

EDMOND, Okla. — The Lincoln Blue Tigers won just eight total games while dropping a pair of 9-0 decisions in women’s tennis action in Oklahoma during the weekend.

Lincoln softball schedule changes

Mother Nature has been playing havoc with the schedule of the Lincoln University softball team.

Both SEMO basketball coaches depart

Both the men’s and women’s basketball coaching jobs at Southeast Missouri State are now open.

Our Opinion: Artistry and reflection flow from fountain

A unifying motif surrounds plans for a “Fountain of Hope” in the downtown area.

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JCPS names finalists for Teacher of Year

The Jefferson City Public Schools are pleased to announce the six finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year. The six finalists, three from elementary division (preschool through fifth grade) and three from the secondary division (grades 6-12).

Two charged in car shooting

Two Jefferson City men have been charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle on Thursday night.

Autopsy set on dead inmate

An autopsy is to be performed on an inmate who died this weekend at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.

Blair Oaks golf begins year with a win

The Blair Oaks began its golf season on the right foot Monday, defeating Fulton and Boonville at Tanglewood.