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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 seriously injured early Friday when he reportedly fell off a third-story balcony in the 900 block of East High Street 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.

Baseball: Blair Oaks 6, New Bloomfield 1

Ryan Paschal threw five shutout innings Monday to lead the Blair Oaks Falcons to a 6-1 victory against the New Bloomfield Wildcats.

Luebbert scores two goals at Lady Jays win

The Jefferson City Lady Jays opened play Monday in the Lee’s Summit Soccer Tournament with a 2-1 victory against Kearney.

Baseball: Fatima 13, Hallsville 0

Fatima eased its way to its second win in as many games, blowing out Hallsville 13-0 in five innings Monday.

Baseball: St. Elizabeth 6, Tipton 4

The hits weren’t there, but the scoring sure was.

Assault, drug charges filed in crash

A Holts Summit man is facing charges in connection with a February vehicle crash in Jefferson City.

Assault charges in accident that injured 2 boys

A Jefferson City man has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault in connection with an October 2014 traffic accident.

Our Opinion: Improve track record for trespassing

Two things to remember about trains — they can’t stop quickly and they can’t steer out of your way.

MU women romp in WNIT

Morgan Eye definitely had her shooting eye Sunday afternoon.

Struemph gets win against Bradley

Erin Struemph picked up the victory as Missouri State slipped past Bradley 3-2 in softball action Sunday.

Weavers hits two homers in Saint Louis win

The Saint Louis softball team tied a school record by hitting five home runs in a come-from-behind, 11-10 win Sunday against Fordham.

LU's Riley a part of two records

Jeromia Riley was a part of two meet records, highlighting the season-opening results for the Lincoln men’s outdoor track and field team at the two-day Billiken Kickoff that wrapped up Saturday.

Tigers lose finale to Gamecocks

The South Carolina Gamecocks salvaged the final game of a three-game set with the Missouri Tigers by posting a 7-5 win in baseball action Sunday.

MU falls to Tennessee in softball

The Tennessee softball team won its rubber match with Missouri on Sunday, posting a 10-7 win to take two games in the three-game weekend series.

Our Opinion: Do lawmakers lack confidence in laws?

News Tribune editorial

Legislators must lack confidence in laws or they wouldn’t repeatedly propose constitutional amendments to guarantee “rights” already outlined in state statute.

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Candidates discuss school board policies

Reader asks how each would change current board policy, procedure

With the April 7 election less than three weeks away, four challengers and an incumbent are vying for two open seats on the Jefferson City Board of Education.

School board candidates detail views on academies

This week, candidates for the Jefferson City Board of Education respond to questions submitted by a News Tribune reader concerning academies.

Prep Baseball: Linn wins Silver Division

Linn came up short once again against Valle Catholic, the team that defeated the Wildcats in the Class 2 semifinals last season, but finished atop the Silver Division in the Valle Catholic Tournament.