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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.

Talk resurfaces about south riverwalk

While the planned riverwalk in North Jefferson City has been widely discussed in the last few weeks, many may not be aware of a second, and different, potential riverwalk project on the south side of the Missouri River.

Post 5 Juniors end season

With pair of losses in Zone Tournament

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Juniors saw their season come to a close with a pair of losses this weekend in the Zone Tournament.

Our Opinion: Sensible remedy needed on crop insurance

News Tribune editorial

When Missouri officials must sue the federal government on behalf of beleaguered farmers, we must ask: Why is no sensible administrative remedy available?

New Bloomfield will name baseball field after Haley

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the New Bloomfield R-III Board of Education voted to name the high school’s baseball field after Rod Haley, the former New Bloomfield High School principal, teacher and baseball coach who passed away in March of this year.

Jefferson City officers hurt chasing fleeing man

Charges filed Saturday

A Jefferson City police officer hurt his ankle while chasing a potential suspect on foot early Saturday morning, and had to be taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

JC man indicted on federal child porn charges

A Jefferson City man was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for producing child pornography and for enticing a minor to engage in illicit sex.

Our Opinion: Pluto data astonishes and inspires

“Amazing,” “just astonishing,” “something wonderful,” “just blowing my mind.” Those were among scientists’ reactions to a close-up view of Pluto, provided by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Jefferson City man accused of multiple sex crimes

A Jefferson City man is facing multiple sex crime charges for incidents that occurred between May 1 and Wednesday.

Blue Sunday brings music, food to Memorial Park

The MO Blues Association presents its annual Blue Sunday event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Memorial Park Memorial Park pavilion.

Lincoln men's basketball adds All-American

The Lincoln men’s basketball team added another piece to its recruiting puzzle this week with the addition of a junior-college All-American.

Good finish for Franks in Stroke Play Championship

Kory Franks finished in the tie for sixth as the Missouri Stroke Play Championship wrapped up Thursday at the St. Joseph Country Club.

House fire likely caused by electrical trouble

An electrical problem is believed to have caused a house fire Wednesday night that severely damaged a Cole County home.

Our Opinion: Nuclear accord without trust or verification

“Trust but verify” — a phrase popularized in the 1980s by former President Reagan while negotiating with the Soviet Union — does not apply to the nuclear accord the U.S. and and five key allies completed with Iran.

Local woman gets 4 years in prison for heroin

A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of heroin.

Hayes ties for 10th at Women’s Amateur

ST. ALBANS — Taylor Hayes of Lake Ozark led area finishers in the Missouri Women’s Amateur that concluded Wednesday.

Franks tied for 7th at Stroke Play

ST. JOSEPH — Kory Franks shot a 70 Wednesday and is tied for seventh after two rounds of the Missouri Stroke Play Championship.

Allergy alert on undeclared milk and wheat in Hy-Vee American macaroni salad

D&D Foods, Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska, is recalling 3-pound containers of Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad because they were incorrectly labeled and may contain undeclared milk and wheat (gluten).

Our Opinion: ‘Thank you, Captain Obvious’ for the heat warning

Playing the role of “Captain Obvious,” allow us to pass along advisories from officials regarding excessive heat.

Hayes leads local trio at Women's Amateur

Taylor Hayes leads area players after two rounds of the Missouri Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship.

Franks tied for 11th in Stroke Play

Kory Franks sits in a tie for 11th after one day of the Missouri Stroke Play Championship at the St. Joseph Country Club.

Our Opinion: Resiliency in building and healing

The Missouri National Guard’s new Resiliency Center embodies its purpose.

Ice cream event makes big splash, raises $10K plus

The city’s first Ice Cream Splash on Friday drew more than 1,300 people and raised more than $10,000 for a future splash park in Jefferson City.

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Schedule adjustment for Lincoln football

Lincoln University football continues its creativity with non-conference scheduling in its second season as a football-only member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Five scheduled to be inducted Oct. 16 into Lincoln's Hall of Fame

The Lincoln University athletic department announced its ninth Hall of Fame class Monday afternoon.

Osage FPD gets grant for gear

The Osage Fire Protection District received a $3,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation for Indian packs, Motorola pagers and Kenwood portable radios.

Our Opinion: Support boosts agency additions to United Way

We join in congratulating the two agencies that have been selected by the United Way of Central Missouri as new partners.

Interchange work to close one lane of 50/63 West

Work to facilitate construction of the future interchange at U.S. 50/63 and Lafayette Street will close one westbound lane of Route 50/63 from Clark Avenue to Monroe Street in Jefferson City beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Post 5 Seniors fall in Blue Springs tourney

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors dropped a 7-3 decision to Ada, Okla., on Saturday in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Invitational.

Man run over by tractor at JC airport

An employee of Jefferson City Flying Service was riding a small tractor on the airport’s tarmac when he fell and was run over by the tractor.

Our Opinion: Municipal court reform steps toward greater goal

News Tribune editorial

A law to reform municipal court operations throughout Missouri is a significant step, but only a step toward a greater goal.

Hermann woman charged with roommate’s death

Karen Brinkley, 54, of Hermann, was charged Saturday with second-degree murder for the death of her roommate, Marion Gerloff, 64.

Franks set to play in Stroke Play Championship

Kory Franks of Jefferson City will be one of 90-plus golfers bidding for a state title this week at the Missouri Golf Association’s Stroke Play Championship.

Our Opinion: Circling the elusive math of payday lenders

News Tribune editorial

Are “payday” or “title” lenders predators, as alleged by social welfare proponents who demonstrated Wednesday outside the local office of a Missouri congressman?

Post 5 Seniors defeat Sedalia 8-5 in Blue Springs tourney

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors jumped out to a 6-1 lead after three innings Friday on their way to an 8-5 victory against Sedalia in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Invitational.

Missouri governor vetoes tax break for big laundries

A proposed tax break for large laundry and dry cleaning businesses has been vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for the second straight year.

Our Opinion: Lane striping operations move to night

Add lane striping operations to the list of unexpected activities you may encounter when driving at night.

Jefferson City sales taxes dip below July projections

All three Jefferson City sales taxes fell below projections for July, but the city’s revenue forecast model is predicting the year will end with a projected $800,000 surplus.

Post 5 Seniors blank Bellevue, Neb.

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors opened play Thursday in the Blue Springs Wood Bat Invitational with an 8-0 win against Bellevue East (Neb.).

Baumhoer records ace

Pat Baumhoer shot a hole-in-one July 3 at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Our Opinion: Mileage tax: Desperate or creative idea?

Desperate times may call for desperate measures or creative solutions.

Bagnell Dam floodgates closed as Missouri River rises

At about 7:30 a.m. today, Ameren began closing all floodgates at Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Temporary fixes for leaky basements still need lasting repair

If your basement sprung a leak during recent intense rainfalls, you’re not alone. The first line of defense is cleaning gutters and downspouts this time of year.

Blue Book photo contest themed ‘Day at the Park’

Secretary of State Jason Kander launched the statewide photo contest for the 2015-16 Official Missouri Manual (Blue Book). The theme for this year’s contest is “A Day at the Park,” celebrating all types of Missouri parks.

Fireworks show on tap at Russellville

A fireworks show hosted by the Russellville Lions Club, Community Point Bank and Bax Fireworks will begin about 9 p.m. Saturday at the Russellville Lions Club field.

Lincoln A.D. Kemna takes new position at university

Betty Kemna has accepted the position of Senior Women’s Administrator at Lincoln University, the institution announced.

Soggy area grapples with more rain, road closures

Bagnell Dam increases its floodgate outflow again

Most of Central Missouri saw 2-4 inches of rain by Wednesday evening, leading to forecasts of rivers rising once again. Runoff into the Lake of the Ozarks prompted Ameren Missouri on Wednesday evening to increase the water flowing through Bagnell Dam floodgates.