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Our Opinion: Focus on main purpose of multipurpose

Jefferson City officials wisely appear to be backing away from committing lodging tax funds for a multipurpose facility.

Water line work in JC

Missouri American Water, along with Stockman Construction will be replacing water service lines on East Miller, between Jackson and Lafayette.

Wrestling: Jays Kids Club results

The Jays Kids Wrestling club wrestled in the Moberly Classic on Sunday.

Rockers hits game-winner for Columbia College

Zach Rockers scored a team-high 16 points and made what turned out to be the game-winning basket to lift the Columbia Cougars to a 71-70 victory Saturday against Lindenwood-Belleville in an American Midwest Conference game.

Boys basketball: Falcons JV wins tournament

The Blair Oaks Falcons claimed a 49-36 win against Fatima on Saturday in the championship game of the Blair Oaks JV Tournament.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 80, Crocker 56

Troy Hentges scored 23 points and Terry Miles added 15 as the South Callaway Bulldogs defeated Crocker 80-56 on Saturday at Drury University.

Men's basketball: Westminster falls to Maryville

The Westminster Blue Jays suffered a 72-56 loss to Maryville on Saturday.

Fatima girls hold Eugene scoreless in second quarter of win

The Fatima girls basketball team remained undefeated after jumping out to a commanding lead in the first quarter en route to a 70-44 win against the Eugene Lady Eagles on Saturday.

Our Opinion: Homeless issues — Immediate and complex

News Tribune editorial

The Jefferson City Homeless Task Force faces two challenges — one immediate, the other complicated.

Jays have four champs at wrestling tourney

The Jefferson City Jays had four individual champions and took second as a team in the Cape Girardeau Central Tiger Classic that concluded Saturday.

Blair Oaks takes 13th in wrestling tourney

Frankie Falotico captured individual honors as the Blair Oaks Falcons finished 13th in the team standings in the Battle of Lexington Tournament that concluded Saturday.

Area residents hurt in crashes

A Fulton man sustained injuries in a one-vehicle accident Friday in Callaway County.

Lincoln teams split against Nebraska-Kearney

Lizzie Nessling posted her first career double-double Saturday and the Lincoln Blue Tigers picked up their first Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association victory this season after claiming a 90-68 win against Nebraska-Kearney at Jason Gym. Meanwhile, the Lincoln men posted its highest point total this season, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Tigers suffered a 95-85 loss to Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday.

Our Opinion: Valor – an extraordinary gift

News Tribune editorial

The thought of climbing into a burning vehicle to rescue someone is absolutely terrifying.

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Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Lafayette Street project

State and local officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lafayette Street interchange project in Jefferson City on Friday.

Generous caroling group nears end of season

The Missourians, a Dickens-style caroling group, is nearing the end of its season, but the public still has one more opportunity to enjoy a performance.

Pintos win title at Linn Invitational

The California boys basketball team beat Fatima 54-37 in the title game of the Linn Invitational on Friday.

Falcons finish third in Linn Invitational

The Blair Oaks boys basketball team defeated Linn 57-39 to finish third in the Linn Invitational.

Lady Lions battle back from rough start before falling to Lady Tigers

When the Calvary Lutheran girls basketball team found themselves down 11-0 less than four minutes into Friday’s game against Higbee, it looked as if it might be a long night for the Lady Lions.

Late 3-pointer dooms Crusaders

In loss at Branson

BRANSON — Helias fell Friday night after Branson’s Colby Sutton drilled a 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left, sending the Pirates to a 47-44 victory.

Boys Basketball: Chamois 56, Prairie Home 46

Behind 18 points from Aaron Brandt, Chamois defeated Prairie Home on Friday, 56-46.

Boys Basketball: Vienna 65, Newburg 51

Jordan Garnett and Isaac Weider each scored 20 points as Vienna defeated Newburg on Friday, 65-51.

Boys Basketball: Jefferson City JV 62, Cuba 47

The Jefferson City JV boys basketball team defeated Cuba 62-47 in the fifth-place game of the Linn Invitational.

Miller Co. Sheriff's Dept. warns of scam

The Miller County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a scam.

New JC superintendent named

After several months of searching, the Jefferson City Public School District has found its new superintendent.

Our Opinion: Shortsighted view of aiding environment

Are environmentally conscious motorists being shortsighted?

South Callaway boys get past Harrisburg

South Callaway put three players in double figures while notching an 80-70 win against Harrisburg on Thursday night.

Boys Basketball: Russellville 55, Belle 44

Levi Anderson scored 20 points Thursday as the Russellville Indians defeated the Belle Tigers 55-44.

Boys Basketball: New Franklin 56, Tuscumbia 52

Zane Humphreys put up 21 points, but Tuscumbia fell short against New Franklin, 56-52, at the W-K Shootout on Thursday.

Boys Basketball: Eugene 70, Hallsville 53

The Eugene Eagles used a big third quarter to rally for a win against the Hallsville Indians on Tuesday night.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 75, Eldon 67

The Fatima Comets defeated Eldon on Thursday, 75-67, thanks to strong performances by Morgan Brandt, Sammey Bunch and Kate Massman.

Ichabods top Lincoln women

The Lincoln women shot just 25 percent from the field and dropped a 61-46 decision against Washburn.

Borghardt, White honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Thursday that Central Methodist quarterback/wide receiver Kaleb Borghardt and linebacker Conner White are among 319 football student-athletes that have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.

Westminster Blue Jays lose

The Westminster Blue Jays dropped to 2-7 on the season with a 70-52 loss to Simpson College on Wednesday night.

Columbia College men fall at home

The Columbia College Cougars saw their NAIA record of 58 straight home wins at Southwell Complex come to a close Thursday with an 82-80 loss to Benedictine College.

15 JV Jays take wrestling titles

15 JV Jays take titles

Blair Oaks frosh win

The Blair Oaks freshmen notched a 59-50 basketball win against Rolla on Thursday.

Our Opinion Christmas tree: symbol of life; reminder of fire safety

Because a Christmas tree is a symbol of life, its association with tragic house fires is particularly disturbing.

Pintos, Comets to meet for Linn Tournament title

After wins Wednesday

Jaden Barr’s basket with three second left Wednesday night lifted the California Pintos to a 52-50 win against the Blair Oaks Falcons at the Linn Tournament.

Lincoln women, men hosting Washburn tonight

The Lincoln men’s basketball team is back in action after an 11-day break while the Blue Tiger women continue a three-game homestand today against Washburn in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association matchup.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks JV wins

The Blair Oaks Falcons defeated the California Pintos 57-56 in the Blair Oaks JV Tournament on Wednesdsay night.

Youth Basketball: St. Stanislaus girls win

The St. Stanislaus fifth-grade girls team defeated Immanuel Lutheran, 42-12, Saturday.

Middle School Boys Basketball: St. Stanislaus wins

The St. Stanislaus seventh-grade team claimed a 28-25 win against St. Joseph on Tuesday.

Three more All-America teams for Missouri’s Ray

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray was named Wednesday to the American Football Coaches Association, the Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America All-America first teams.

Our Opinion: Urgent needs, optimum timing for building repairs

To preserve and maintain our state Capitol building, lawmakers must follow authorization with action.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia 71, Vienna 58

The Tuscumbia Lions had four players score 10 or more points — two with double-doubles — in a 71-58 defeat of Vienna on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: Fatima 71, Jefferson City JV 63

The Fatima Comets edged the Jefferson City Jays JV team 71-63 on Tuesday in the Linn Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Russellville 69, St. Elizabeth 49

Levi Anderson scored a game-high 26 points and Coy Bond finished with 20 to lead the Russellville Indians to a 69-49 win against the St. Elizabeth Hornets on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: California 71, Cuba 40

The California Pintos ripped Cuba in the first round of the Linn Tournament on Tuesday, 71-40.

Lady Comets rip Lady Bearcats

The Fatima girls basketball team moved to 5-0 on the year with a 59-23 defeat of Hermann on Tuesday.