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Off-duty Osage deputies cleared to work Washington fair

The Osage County Commission had discussions this week about county deputies working at an out-of-county fair after some residents asked commissioners if this would create a problem for law enforcement coverage in their county.

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State’s sales tax holiday begins today

JC, Cole County jurisdictions opt out

Back-to-school shoppers in Missouri will pay less in sales tax over the weekend, thanks to the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

JC man placed on probation in rape case

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation after pleading guilty to an amended charge in a rape case.

Local man charged with heroin sales

A Jefferson City man is charged with three counts of selling heroin in or near public housing.

Post 5 opens state tournament with win

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Senior team has been strong at the plate all summer.

Birdie on final hole helps Franks win Kansas City Junior

Blair Oaks senior-to-be Kory Franks sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole to lock up a victory in the Lockton/Samsung Kansas City Junior that wrapped up Thursday at The National Golf Club of Kansas City.

Our Opinion: Amendment won’t be final word on digital privacy issue

A proposed constitutional amendment regarding digital privacy rights is largely benign.

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Little Mr. and Miss crowned at fair

Jamere “JD” Edwards and Brianna Mae Smith took the top honors in Monday’s Little Mr. And Miss Cole County competition.

Couple ordered to stop sewage discharge

A consent judgment has been reached in regard to a home on Landing Creek Road in Cole County that has been leaking raw sewage into ditches.

Man pleads guilty in child sodomy case

A Miller County man could face life in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to two counts of forcible sodomy.

St. Louisan charged with assault, threats

A St. Louis man has been charged in connection with an assault in Jefferson City.

Local man indicted on meth charge

A Jefferson City man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Lincoln releases Hall of Fame class

For 2014

Lincoln University’s 1958 Mineral Water Bowl-winning football team and seven individuals will highlight the the 2014 Lincoln Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Central Missouri inmate back in custody after week on run

A central Missouri inmate who has been missing for nearly a week is back in custody after being caught while asleep on a couch in a Sedalia home.

Our Opinion: Reject Lottery competition, despite worthy aims

A proposed lottery for military veterans again puts us in the position of opposing a specific approach to a subject we generally support.

Arrest made in weapons offense

Jefferson City police arrested Joseph M. Garcia, 32, for unlawful use of a weapon Tuesday night after officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of East Elm Street.

MU's Copelin out for season

Suspended by NCAA

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers will be without receiver Levi Copelin this fall after the sophomore was suspended Tuesday by the NCAA.

Clausen wins Heart of America Open

David Clausen, a senior-to-be at Jefferson City High School, won the USTA Heart of America Open held Tuesday at the Overland Park Racquet Club.

Missouri softball signs Reed

Missouri softball announced the signing of former Jefferson College slugger Anna Reed, who earned all-America honors in 2014 after batting .493 with team bests in home runs (16), doubles (23) and slugging percentage (.876).

Our Opinion: Working to alleviate ‘hunger crisis’

Hunger in Missouri often is an imperceptible, but very real, problem.

C-SPAN bus hits road for summer tour

Jefferson City community members will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Wednesday by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its summer tour.

Lincoln announces schedule for men's basketball

Three early season classics and two dates with the defending national champions highlight the Lincoln University men’s basketball team’s 2014-15 schedule, released on Monday.

Alewine honored

Former Central Missouri standout Erin Alewine was one of three athletes recently named an NCAA Division II Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

JC man charged with assaulting teen umpire

A Jefferson City man was arrested Saturday for assaulting a 15-year-old umpire at the Show Me State Games.

Lake area man killed in his second boating accident of night

A Kaiser man was killed Saturday night when his personal watercraft slammed into the walkway of a dock not long after he left the scene of another injury boat accident.

Independent prosecutor candidate turns in petitions

Anji Gandhi, who had announced her intentions to run for Cole County prosecutor in March as an independent candidate, turned in petitions with more than 700 names on Monday.

Our Opinion: Reject unnecessary amendments on farming, bearing arms

We support farming and the right to bear arms. We do not, however, support two proposed constitutional changes — Amendments 1 and 5 on the Aug. 5 ballot — pertaining to those topics.

Post 5 Seniors win Zone Tournament

Advance to state

ST. CHARLES — Sunday didn’t start out so well for the Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors, but it ended in fine style.

Jazz festival fundraiser set for this week

Capital Jazzfest is holding a fundraiser to benefit the jazz festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Mission, 915 E. High St. in Jefferson City.

Area woman hurt in golf cart wreck

Russellville resident Cynthia L. Hager, 47, was taken to Capital Region Medical Center after wrecking her golf cart early Sunday morning.

Woman injured in JC accident

A Texas woman was injured in Jefferson City Sunday afternoon in a rollover wreck in the 2100 block of U.S. 50 West.

Our Opinion: Approve zoning for Cole County

News Tribune editorial

The dual goal of Cole County zoning is to protect individual property values while promoting orderly growth countywide.

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Day of celebration for abortion opponents

Saturday, a group led by Kathy Forck, head of the Columbia-based chapter of 40 Days for Life, stood along the sidewalk in front of the Hobby Lobby lot on Missouri Boulevard, in a show of support for the store.

Area business academy now open for applicants

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the University of Missouri Extension’s Small Business & Technology Development Centers to offer Cole County a Small Business Academy.

BizBeat: Saying goodbye to Fabulous Finds

After nearly two years in business, Finishing Touches Fabulous Finds will close its doors for good.

BizBeat: Chim’s opens new location in California

California has a new restaurant this month after restaurateur Chim Duncan purchased a new location in the Mid-Missouri town.

BizBeat: Stone Hill Winery takes Tri-Fecta Award

Hermann’s Stone Hill Winery took top honors for the second straight year at the 2014 Missouri Wine Competition.

BizBeat: Target nearly halfway toward $25M goal

Target has reached $10 million toward its goal of donating $25 million to students in need for the upcoming school year.

No injuries in Cherry Street structure fire

Six people were looking for a place to stay after a structure fire early Saturday morning in Jefferson City.

Our Opinion: Attractions enhance fair’s agricultural traditions

News Tribune editorial

Instead of candied apples and country music, a single hog show once formed the backbone of the entertainment on tap at the early Cole County Fair.

JC man charged with stabbing man

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a stabbing on Thursday.

Post 5 Seniors knock off Hannibal in Zone 1 Tournament

Jefferson City Post 5 defeated Hannibal Post 55 11-2 to advance to the winner’s bracket of the Zone 1 Tournament on Thursday night.

Jefferson City Post 5 little leaguers win state title

The Jefferson City Post 5 Little League All-Star team won the 10-and-under Little League state tournament on Monday.

Schofield recommended to be next JC fire chief

A committee formed to review a list of internal candidates for the Jefferson City fire chief’s position unanimously recommended Capt. Matt Schofield on Friday.

Our Opinion: Respect: A fundamental for education

The popular evangelist’s quote — recently posted on Facebook by a co-worker — triggered thoughts about the role of respect in connection with public education, a subject of this forum on Wednesday and Thursday.

Eugene man injured by multiple gunshots

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office has made no arrests at this time after finding a man Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds at a residence near Eugene.

JCPD announces promotions

The Jefferson City Police Department recently advanced four of its officers after conducting an extensive, competitive evaluation process.

Consistent Kesterson ties for second

It was a consistent three days for Walker Kesterson.

Blue Jays earn GPA honor

The Westminster College Lady Jays basketball team’s cumulative 3.642 grade point average was the highest of any NCAA Division III women’s basketball team in the country last school year. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association notified the team Thursday.

Meier hired to coach William Woods men’s, women’s tennis

Lauren Meier will be the new tennis coach at William Woods University, according to an announcement by the school’s athletics department Thursday.