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Helias, Jays JV golf

Helias took third and Jefferson City placed fourth in a JV match Thursday at Oak Hills Golf Center.

Lady Jays win two field events

The Jefferson City Lady Jays captured individual titles in a pair of field events Thursday at Girls Night Out hosted by Glendale High School.

Blair Oaks frosh sweep doubleheader

The Blair Oaks freshman team swept a doubleheader from the Vienna JV team on Thursday.

Middle school track results

Jefferson City's Lewis and Clark and Thomas Jefferson seventh-grade track and field teams competed in the Mid-Missouri meet Wednesday. Also, the Lewis and Clark boys and girls track and field teams both earned first-place finishes in a quadrangular meet against Oakland, Lanae and Gentry.

Jays frosh/sophomores sweep doubleheader

The Jefferson City freshman/sophomore team swept a doubleheader from Fatima on Thursday, winning 14-0 and 18-0.

Baseball: Eldon 17, Tuscumbia 10

Tuscumbia combined for three home runs, but the Lions fell to Eldon 17-10 on Thursday.

Baseball: Russellville 7, Osage 4

Russellville defeated School of the Osage 7-4 on Thursday.

Baseball: Linn 5, Calvary Lutheran 0

Jacob Voss and Ben Klebba combined on the shutout Thursday as the Linn Wildcats blanked Calvary Lutheran 5-0.

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Jefferson City tops Marshall in tennis

The Jefferson City Jays are finally in the win column.

Kircher now holds LU’s single-season homer lead

Sam Kircher is at the top of the list.

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DGB avoids charges

A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for bringing a criminal complaint.

Treasurer's open house showcases unclaimed property

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel showcased personal items from his unclaimed property files. He currently holds more than $810 million in unclaimed property, which does not include the physical property he holds which generally comes from abandoned safe deposit boxes.

3 in custody following SWAT operation in Cole County

Three people are awaiting formal charges following a SWAT operation Thursday morning in Cole County.

Our Opinion: Medicinal treatment differs from mood-altering drug use

Some drugs used to treat medical maladies also can be used to get high.

Infant's death lands woman on probation

An Eldon woman charged in connection with the death of a 2-month-old baby in April 2013 has been placed on five years supervised probation.

Probation ordered in stabbing case

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with a stabbing in August 2013 has been placed on five years supervised probation.

Teen arrested for selling drugs at JCHS

A 17-year old female was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon for attempting to sell a controlled substance on the Jefferson City High School grounds.

Columbia College splits

The Columbia Cougars split an American Midwest Conference doubleheader against Missouri Baptist on Tuesday.

Earleywine gets No. 500

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine earned his 500th career victory with a 4-2 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Western Illinois on Wednesday night.

Helias freshmen split

The Helias freshman team split a doubleheader against Rock Bridge on Wednesday.

Jays fall to Rock Bridge

The Jefferson City Jays suffered a 9-0 loss to defending state runner-up Rock Bridge on Wednesday.

Russellville edges Tipton

Devin Koestner led the field with a 47 as the Russellville Indians claimed a 218-229 win against the Tipton Cardinals on Wednesday at Tipton Country Club.

More 'Spring Roundup' drug arrests in JC

Throughout the past week, the Jefferson City Police Department and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force have continued to gather intelligence and make arrests as part of the "Spring Roundup" with an emphasis on heroin distribution.

Our Opinion: Let rejection pave way for shared vision

In the end, the Jefferson City Council did the right thing by voting to reject both conference center proposals.

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California, Eldon, Linn pass big school bonds

Voters in the California, Linn and Eldon school districts overwhelmingly passed bond issues to finance school improvements on Tuesday.

Write-in candidate wins; Crocker elected Russellville mayor

A write-in candidate will fill the west ward alderman’s seat in Russellville, following Tuesday’s elections.

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Voter turnout sags below 10 percent

Prior to Tuesday’s election, Cole County Clerk Marvin Register did not want to predict a voter turnout number. He said he knew it would be a low number, but was not surprised by the 9.90 percent turnout.

Centertown man pleads guilty to drug charges

A Centertown man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine last year.

JC man accused of assaulting woman

A Jefferson City man is charged with assaulting the mother of his child with a knife early Monday morning.

4 charged in theft of storage center

Four people have been charged in connection with stolen property cases in the Apache Flats area.

Lady Jays drub Lebanon

In soccer

LEBANON — Nine Lady Jays scored one goal each Tuesday night as Jefferson City blanked Lebanon 9-0.

Blair Oaks wins golf quad

On Tuesday

VERSAILLES — Blair Oaks won a quadrangular with Versailles, Cole Camp and Smithton on Tuesday.

Blair Oaks frosh splits

Baseball doubleheader

COLUMBIA — The Blair Oaks freshman team split a doubleheader with Rock Bridge on Tuesday.

Russellville gets past St. Elizabeth

In baseball to Truman State

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Indians evened their record at 4-4 with a 9-3 win against St. Elizabeth on Tuesday.

Fatima downs Battle

11-5 in baseball

WESTPHALIA — Sam Hager and Logan Vogel hit home runs as Fatima defeated Battle 11-5 on Tuesday.

Blair Oaks beats Southern Boone

In baseball to Truman State

ASHLAND — Shintaro Hatashima picked up his first varsity win, while Brent Heckemeyer and Ryan Wilbers hit home runs to lead Blair Oaks to an 8-4 victory against Southern Boone on Tuesday.

Southern Boone's Bartel wins three events at Fatima Invitational

Landon Bartel of Southern Boone captured three events Tuesday at the Rick Buersmeyer Invitational hosted by Fatima.

Eldon's Rhine shines at Linn Invitational

Sara Rhine of Eldon was a triple-winner Monday at the Linn Invitational.

Missouri tops Missouri State

In baseball to Truman State

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers pounded out 15 hits while powering their way to a 9-4 win against the Missouri State Bears on Tuesday night.

Lincoln falls to late rally

In baseball to Truman State

KIRKSVILLE — The Lincoln baseball team appeared poised to win its second game of the season, but the Blue Tigers fell victim to a late rally and lost 8-7 to Truman State on Tuesday.

Boil order lifted in Wardsville

A boil order advisory for Wardsville was lifted Tuesday morning.

Two alarm fire at highway patrol facility

It took Jefferson City fire fighters nearly five hours early Tuesday morning to bring a two-alarm fire under control at the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop F maintenance facility.

Our Opinion: Professors offer reasons for lack of candidates

Political calculation is about winning, not competing.

Man faces charge of selling heroin

A Jefferson City man is charged with selling heroin in the Capital City.

Blair Oaks frosh split

Doubleheader against Fatima

WARDSVILLE — The Blair Oaks freshman team split a doubleheader with Fatima on Monday.

Jays frosh sweep

Doubleheader from Camdenton

CAMDENTON — Jefferson City swept a pair of games from Camdenton on Monday.

Linn gets past Eldon

7-5 in baseball

LINN — Linn picked up a 7-5 win against Eldon on Monday.

Comets hurl no-hitter

In 14-0 win

ST. ELIZABETH — Brady Weavers and Will Robertson combined for a no-hitter, as Fatima defeated St. Elizabeth 14-0 in five innings Monday.

Russellville edges Versailles

In baseball

VERSAILLES — The Russellville Indians picked up a 7-2 victory against Versailles on Monday.

Helias edges Camdenton

In baseball

CAMDENTON – Will Blankenship stole home in the top of the seventh inning to provide the game-winner Monday as the Helias Crusaders topped the Camdenton Lakers 3-2.