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Soybean crop hit hard by unusually heavy rains

Frequent and heavy rains this spring and summer have resulted in several challenges to plant, crop and animal agriculture in Missouri.

Jefferson City man charged with molesting girl

A Jefferson City man has been charged first-degree child molestation.

Stadium Boulevard, Christy Drive intersection to be three-way stop

As part of Jefferson City’s project to improve Stadium Boulevard, Christy Drive and Monroe Street near Capital Region Medical Center, the signalized intersection at Stadium and Christy will temporarily become a three-way stop starting at 9 a.m. Friday.

Our Opinion: Traffic fatalities, drownings demand attention

From a public safety perspective, Missouri is not having a good year.

Public meeting-open house set on Jefferson-Stadium project

In response to traffic backing up onto U.S. 54 from the off-ramp at Jefferson Street and congestion on Stadium Boulevard, Jefferson City officials are hosting an open house/design public hearing to gather public comments on the preliminary design plans for a traffic improvement project in that area.

Conservation starts hunt for Christmas tree at Governor’s Mansion

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas evergreen tree for use at the Governor’s Mansion.

Civil War medicine exhibit at LU library

The Inman E. Page Library 2015 summer exhibit, “Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine,” opened Wednesday and runs through Aug. 18 in the library on the Lincoln University campus.

Kroger recalls 4 spices for salmonella

The Kroger Co. is recalling four of the brand’s spices sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from salmonella, according to a news release.

Your Opinion: Correction

Two dates were incorrect in Larry Russell Johnson’s letter titled “Confederate symbols, politics and Missouri history,” published in Monday’s News Tribune.

Our Opinion: Good intentions do not justify ending elections

If the Nonpartisan Court Plan becomes a reality for Cole County’s judicial circuit, it may hereafter be known as the “Block the Influence of Big Money” plan.

City launches new website

Jefferson City has a new website that launched this week at a new domain name,

2 Jefferson City men sentenced on federal heroin charges

Two Jefferson City were sentenced in federal court Tuesday for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

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Charges filed in Hy-Vee shooting

A Jefferson City woman was shot in the upper chest after an altercation at a grocery store parking lot Monday afternoon.

Our Opinion: Pantry creates recipe for distribution

When it comes to feeding needy people, we appreciate efforts to improve on a proficient approach.

Missouri patrol says accidents, drownings increased

Officials with the Missouri Highway Patrol announced this week that Missouri has experienced an increase in traffic fatalities and drowning’s so far in 2015.

Register to coach soccer at Tolton

Chuck Register is getting back into coaching.

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Luebbert at national soccer camp

Sarah Luebbert will be working with the elite of the elite.

Collier helps United States to world title

Napheesa Collier wasn’t quite sure what to do. Or where to go.

Families safe, but homeless after two weekend fires

Two house fires left two Cole County families without homes.

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Woman shot at Hy-Vee

Jefferson City police responded to the Hy-Vee parking lot early this afternoon after a woman was shot.

Our Opinion: ADA anniversary: Much progress, but work remains

The theme of inclusion was sounded by champions of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Sunday’s 25th anniversary of the law.

JC man charged in connection with weekend shooting

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting.

Charges pending in shooting case

Two arrested face drug charges

Charges are pending after a Jefferson City man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest early Sunday during a shooting incident that occurred at an apartment complex on the west edge of the city.

Mauk on watch list for Manning Award

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has been named to the Manning Award watch list, as announced by the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Thursday.

Portland signs Phil Pressey

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Phil Pressey and forward Cliff Alexander, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.

4 area residents hurt in accidents

Brumley resident Dennis E. Cooper, 48, a pedestrian, was seriously injured by a vehicle Saturday night in Miller County.

Our Opinion: Arm trained soldiers against attacks

News Tribune editorial

In the aftermath of attacks at a military recruiting center and a reserve center, both national and state officials are debating whether military members at those types of facilities should be armed.

Readers weigh in on north riverwalk project

A plan to develop a riverwalk on the north side of the Missouri River in north Jefferson City has caught the attention of many in the community, and the News Tribune is still looking to hear from you.

Missouri adds 12 recruits for next season

Missouri wrestling added 12 members to its 2015-16 recruiting class, the program announced.

Stiles named to Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Jackie Stiles’ long list of accomplishments just got longer.

Grand jury indicts four on drug, assault charges

The Cole County grand jury has indicted four area residents on a variety of charges.

Teen pleads guilty to amended charges

A Crocker teenager recently pleaded guilty to amended charges in connection with a December 2014 break-in at a home in the 4800 block of Sunrise Drive in Taos.

Local child abuse charges dismissed

Child endangerment and child abuse charges in Cole County were recently dismissed against two Jefferson City men.

Phone companies called to offer call-blocking technology

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller led 43 other state attorneys general in calling on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers, according to a news release.

Shipley sinks ace

Nolan Shipley shot a hole-in-one Thursday at Railwood Golf Club.

Our Opinion: Missouri and governor gain well-deserved recognition

Missouri and Gov. Jay Nixon are garnering well-deserved national recognition for initiatives to serve people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges.

Woman pleads guilty to federal meth charges after chase arrest

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possessing methamphetamine for distribution, following a high-speed police chase in Osage Beach.

Woman pleads guilty to federal meth charge after chase in Osage Beach

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possessing methamphetamine for distribution, following a high-speed police chase in Osage Beach.

Our Opinion: Pooling some thoughts on pool popularity

The experience in another Missouri community has prompted us to pool some thoughts about the popularity of swimming pools in Jefferson City.

Blue Tigers set to attend GLVC Football Kickoff

The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced Wednesday the players that will attend the fourth annual media conference July 31.

Changes in railroad crossing replacements in Jefferson City

Union Pacific has changed the scheduled on when they'll do work on two railroad crossings in Jefferson City.

Our Opinion: Habitat volunteers build homes, family

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes, but it also builds family.

Our Opinion: The Rx drug abuse/heroin connection

Missouri has gained a dubious distinction as the state where an unresolved problem has created a growing problem.

Date set for annual BOOST Barbecue fundraiser

American Cancer Society in cooperation with Naught-Naught Agency is holding the 23rd Annual Goldschmidt Cancer Center BOOST Barbecue on Aug. 27 at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

Various road closures set for this week

Industrial Drive at McCarty Street will be closed at 8 a.m. Wednesday to allow Union Pacific Railroad to replace the rail crossing on Industrial Drive. The work is anticipated to be complete by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

JC man charged with burglarizing house twice in same day

A Jefferson City man is charged with breaking into a home twice in one day.

Our Opinion: Food 4 Kids fills need when school’s out

We applaud the community volunteers who are helping to feed area children this summer.

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ makes its way to Stained Glass Theatre

The poetry of A.A. Milne comes to life in the musical “Winnie the Pooh,” the current production for Stained Glass Theatre in Jefferson City.

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Scene One Theatre introduces ‘Da’

The Irish play by Hugh Leonard set in Dalkey, County Dublin is the current production for Jefferson City's Scene One Theatre.

Our Opinion: The Internet of Things – life imitates science fiction

News Tribune editorial

When it comes to technology, is life imitating the art of science fiction? A standard theme in science fiction centers on advances — artificial intelligence, robotics, etc. — that exceed human ability to control or manage them.