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Prep Baseball: Helias adds game to schedule

After losing a doubleheader to rain Saturday, Helias has added one game to its schedule for this week.

Lincoln women win event at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Lincoln women captured the title in the 4x400-meter relay to highlight the performances for the Blue Tigers at the Drake Relays that concluded Saturday.

MU baseball posts win vs. Tennessee

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers scored all of their runs in the middle innings Sunday to post an 8-3 win against the Tennessee Volunteers in SEC baseball action.

MU softball rolls past Mississippi St.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Missouri Tigers softball team ran its winning streak to eight games Sunday by finishing a three-game sweep of Mississippi State in SEC action.

Our Opinion: Ways to ease bridge work inconvenience

News Tribune editorial

Within the next few days, the planned closure of the westbound U.S. 54/63 Missouri River Bridge will affect travel in much of Central Missouri for approximately four months.

The Links, Inc., launches new chapter

Central Missouri now has its own chapter of The Links, Incorporated — one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer-service organizations, created primarily to serve the African-American community.

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Getting rid of the leftovers after bulky trash pickup

The annual spring citywide bulky pickup has ended, but not everything has been picked up from the curbs.

Falcons split pair of baseball games

The Blair Oaks baseball team split a pair of games Saturday, losing 4-3 to South Callaway before beating Wellsville 14-2.

Girls Soccer: Lady Jays tie in tournament

The Jefferson City Lady Jays finished in a tie at 1 with Lemont (Ill.) at the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa.

Prep Track: Jays, Lady Jays win

The Jefferson City Jays and Lady Jays captured team honors Saturday at the Midwest Team Challenge.

Prep Track: Helias sweeps titles

The Helias Crusaders and Lady Crusaders captured team honors Saturday at the Warrenton Invitational.

Prep Track: Blair Oaks at Invitational

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons were second and the Falcons were third Friday at the Battle Invitational.

Yard of the Month contest season begins

The Yard of the Month selection will continue in 2016.

Three Tigers drafted by NFL teams

Three others to get opportunities

Three Missouri Tigers were selected on the final day of the NFL Draft, while three others will also get a shot at making a team.

Our Opinion: Be aware of motorcycles sharing the roads

News Tribune editorial

Motorists include motorcyclists, and their safety is a focus of Motorcycle Awareness Month, observed during May.

Eugene man charged in Cole Co. drug investigation dies

A man charged in connection with a Cole County drug case has died.

Boys Tennis: Jays open 2-0

The Jefferson City Jays went 2-0 Friday to start action in the Edwardsville Tiger Duals Tournament.

Helias tennis wins, draws in Bruin Invite

The Helias tennis team finished tied for first Friday at the Bruin Invite in Columbia. The Crusaders beat Park Hill 3-1 and played Rock Bridge to a 2-2 draw.

Prep Baseball: Blair Oaks 5, Versailles 0

The Blair Oaks Falcons defeated Versailles 5-0 behind a complete game from Adam Schell on Friday.

Jays JV baseball tops Blair Oaks

The Jefferson City JV baseball team had 12 hits Friday, beating Blair Oaks 15-1.

Girls Soccer: Lady Jays win Iowa tourney opener

BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Jefferson City Lady Jays blanked Ankeny (Iowa) 2-0 to open play in their bracket Friday at the Tournament of Champions.

Girls Soccer: Helias goes 2-0 at Iowa tourney

BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Helias Lady Crusaders wrapped up play in the Tournament of Champions with a pair of shutout victories Friday.

No Missouri players selected yet in NFL draft

No Missouri Tigers were selected in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, held Thursday and Friday in Chicago.

Water rescue on Missouri River

The Regional West Fire Protection District and the Jefferson City Fire Department responded Friday to the Marion Bottoms Conservation Area along the Missouri River for the report of a hunter trapped by floodwaters.

Our Opinion: Unique golf venue linked to our community

Add a handicap-accessible golf course to list of recreational amenities in Mid-Missouri.

Prep Baseball: Linn 4, Russellville 2

The Linn Wildcats handed Russellville a 4-2 loss Thursday.

Blair Oaks golf hosts Quad

The Blair Oaks Falcons finished second Thursday in its Quad at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

Prep Baseball: Jamestown 7, Calvary Lutheran 5

The Jamestown Eagles beat Calvary Lutheran 7-5 on Thursday.

Girls Soccer: Waukee 4, Helias 1

The Helias girls soccer team fell 4-1 to Waukee (Iowa) on Thursday in the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa.

Boys Tennis: Helias 8, Rolla 1

The Helias tennis team defeated Rolla 8-1 on Thursday.

Jays shut out Hickman in tennis

The Jefferson City tennis team defeated district foe Hickman 9-0 on Thursday at Washington Park.

College Softball: Four Lincoln players honored by MIAA

Four Lincoln Blue Tigers were honorable mention selections on the All-MIAA softball team released Thursday.

College Track: Oberdiek wins event

KIRKSVILLE — Hannah Oberdiek of Truman State captured the women’s long jump title Thursday in the school’s first home meet since 2008 at Stokes Stadium.

Residential Services van hits utility pole

A Cole County Residential Services transport vehicle was involved in accident Thursday afternoon in Jefferson City.

Holts Summit woman gets 10 years in prison

A Holts Summit woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a drug bust that occurred in October 2013.

Police, sheriff set takebacks for drugs

There will be two drug takeback events Saturday.

Our Opinion: Uniform starting line for job applicants

The best employer-employee relationships are based on mutual fairness.

Lady Jays fall 2-1 to Hickman in soccer

The Hickman Kewpies edged the Jefferson City Lady Jays 2-1 in soccer Wednesday.

South Callaway golf wins in Centralia

The South Callaway Bulldogs shot a 172 to win Wednesday’s triangular with Hallsville and New Bloomfield at the Centralia Country Club.

Boys Golf: Jays at Columbia Quad

The Jefferson City Jays finished third Wednesday in the Columbia Golf Quad.

Auto Racing: Double-X Speedway set to begin season

Double-X Speedway is scheduled to begin the 2016 season Sunday.

Columbia couple charged in Callaway Co. double murder

A man and woman from Columbia have been charged in connection with two murders in Callaway County.

Our Opinion: What’s ahead for city’s environmental quality panel?

Jefferson City’s Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) may be characterized as a victim of its own success.

8 Mo. residents indicted in $6.6 million K2 conspiracy in Callaway Co.

5 California residents charged with shipping K2 to local retail shops

The United States Attorney's office announced Wednesday that six Fulton individuals, along with a Columbia man, a Jefferson City man and five individuals in the Sacramento, California, area, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $6.6 million mail fraud conspiracy that distributed synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, at various retail locations in Callaway County.

County collects $500K more in taxes this year

The Cole County Collector’s Office took in more than $69 million in taxes for the year ending Feb. 29.

Judo: Jefferson City Club results

Several members of the Jefferson City Judo Club earned honors in the Freestyle Tournament on April 16.

Men’s Golf: Franks takes 24th

Missouri State freshman Kory Franks finished 24th Tuesday at the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship.

Women’s Golf: Knaebel takes 24th

Columbia College golfer Mikayla Knaebel (Blair Oaks High School) shot an 86 on Tuesday and finished tied for 24th at the American Midwest Conference Championship. Her two-day total was 181, good for 37 over par.

Lindenwood pounds Lincoln in baseball, 21-0

The Lincoln baseball team committed five errors and was outhit 19-2 in a 21-0 loss shortened to seven innings Tuesday against Lindenwood.

Missouri baseball beats Missouri State

The Missouri baseball team scored multiple runs in six different innings Tuesday in a 17-9 win against No. 23 Missouri State at Taylor Stadium, snapping a seven-game losing streak.