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Middle School Boys: Blair Oaks wins two

The Blair Oaks eighth-grade team claimed a 38-25 win while the seventh-grade team earned a 26-26 victory against Fulton on Tuesday.

Lady Falcons split middle school doubleheader

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons split a doubleheader Monday with School of the Osage.

County signs off on Ameren nuclear emergency plan

A plan to deal with what could be a “once in a million year disaster event” has been developed by Ameren Missouri officials should this occur at the Callaway Nuclear Plant.

Second murder charges against Hosier dropped

The Cole County prosecutor has apparently dropped a second murder charge against a Jefferson City resident who has already been convicted and sentenced to death for one murder in a double-murder case.

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City sues Buescher to recoup abatement costs

Nearly $50,000 spent on nuisance properties

Jefferson City officials have filed a civil suit against a Jefferson City woman who owns at least 16 properties that have violated the city’s nuisance code.

Girls Basketball: Crocker 69, Vienna 27

The Vienna Lady Eagles suffered a 69-27 loss against the Crocker Lady Lions on Monday.

Boys Basketball: Linn 63, Jefferson City JV 47

Blake Snyder scored a game-high 15 points and the Linn Wildcats used a strong fourth quarter to earn a 63-47 win against the Jefferson City Jays’ JV team Monday in the first round of the Linn Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Tuscumbia 79, Russellville 43

The Tuscumbia Lady Lions jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 79-43 win against the Russellville Lady Indians on Monday.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks 82, Cuba 40

Kory Franks scored 16 points to lead four Blair Oaks players in double figures as the Falcons rolled to an 82-40 win against Cuba on Monday in the first round of the Linn Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 61, School of the Osage 48

Morgan Brandt scored 19 points as the Fatima Lady Comets claimed a 61-48 win against the School of the Osage Lady Indians on Monday.

Caywood’s shot sends Helias past Battle

Collin Caywood hit a 3-pointer with 19 seconds to play and the Helias Crusaders held off the Battle Spartans 52-50 Monday night.

Another football honor for Lincoln’s Henderson

The postseason awards keep rolling in for Morris Henderson.

Helias girls basketball falls to Battle

The Helias Lady Crusaders rallied late Monday, but fell 40-33 to the Battle Lady Spartans.

Several area football players earn all-state honors from media

Several area football players have been named to the all-state teams selected by media members from around the state released this morning.

Our Opinion: The reality of producing city contests

Jefferson, the programming guy, rushes into the producer’s office with an idea for a new show.

Filing opens Tuesday for 8 city offices, including mayor

Jefferson City residents interested in serving on the City Council can begin filing to run for office this week.

Steckel accepts coaching job at Missouri State

Will stay at Missouri through bowl game

SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State has hired Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel as its new football head coach.

3 hurt in trio of accidents

Larry G. Bish, Jefferson City, was treated at a local hospital after a two-vehicle wreck Saturday evening in the 5000 block of U.S. 50/63.

Our Opinion: Addressing ballot timing and variables

News Tribune editorial

In an effort to stabilize one problematic variable, state Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, has drafted legislation to create an earlier deadline for finalizing ballot language.

Ward winners named in Christmas lighting contest

The first- and second-place ward winners in the 28th annual Jefferson City Christmas Home Decorating Contest have been announced.

Falcon wrestlers take sixth at Union Tournament

The Blair Oaks wrestling team finished sixth at the Union Tournament on Saturday.

Jays JV compete at Rolla wrestling tourney

The Jefferson City Jays had five members place first in the Rolla JV Tournament on Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Helias frosh finishes fifth

The Helias Crusaders defeated the Hannibal Pirates 39-27 in the consolation final Saturday in the Mexico Freshman Tournament.

LU to offer bowling as women’s varsity sport

Lincoln will sponsor women’s bowling as an NCAA team sport beginning in 2015, athletic director Betty Kemna announced earlier this month.

Our Opinion: The gift of making sober choices

News Tribune editorial

If you’re driving while saturated with alcohol, or anything above the legal .08 blood alcohol content, prepare for the consequences.

JC couple charged with stealing mail

A Jefferson City man and woman have been charged in connection with the theft of multiple pieces of mail belonging to several individuals in Cole County.

Historical Society unveils Christmas ornament

The 2014 Cole County Historical Society Christmas ornament is now available at locations throughout Jefferson City.

Wrestling: Missouri Duals results

Here are the match results, schedule and individual results for the Helias Crusaders and Jefferson City Jays from the Missouri Duals being held at Rackers Fieldhouse and the Helias Gym.

Pintos hold off Indians, 62-43 in boys basketball

The California Pintos had three players in double figures, and the Pintos defeated Russellville on Friday, 62-43.

Boys Basketball: Cole Camp 58, Tipton 50

Bryce Sanders produced a double-double, but the Tipton Cardinals began conference play with a 58-50 loss to Cole Camp on Friday.

Boys Basketball: Crocker 56, St. Elizabeth 38

Braydon Holtmeyer scored 19 points for the Hornets, but it was not enough, as St. Elizabeth fell to Crocker on Friday, 56-38.

Boys Basketball: Linn 59, Owensville 25

OWENSVILLE — The Linn Wildcats defeated Owensville 59-25 on Friday to get their first win of the season.

Boys Basketball: Ray-Pec Shootout results

Here are boys basketball results from the Ray-Pec Shootout in Peculiar, Mo.

Boys Basketball: Centralia Tournament results

Here are boys basketball results and remaining schedules at the Centralia Tournament in Centralia, Mo.

Girls Basketball: Centralia Tournament results

Here are girls basketball results from the Centralia Tournament in Centralia, Mo.

Girls Basketball: Stephanie Phillips Classic results

Here are girls basketball results and remaining schedules at the Stephanie Phillips Classic, held at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo.

Boys Basketball: Vienna splits

Vienna fell short against Iberia on Friday, losing 68-46 to Iberia.

Boys Basketball: Tuscumbia 65, Calvary Lutheran 39

Cole Duenckel scored 13 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Calvary Lions, as they fell to Tuscumbia on Thursday, 65-39.

Girls Basketball: Rogers (Ark.) 54, Jefferson City 48

The Jefferson City Lady Jays suffered a 54-48 loss to Rogers (Ark.) on Friday in the second round of the Stephanie Phillips Classic,hosted by Kickapoo.

Lewis and Clark wins

The Lewis and Clark seventh-grade team finished its season on a high note after claiming a 35-25 win against Oakland on Friday in the third-place game of the West Middle School Tournament.

Our Opinion: Sensible, sensitive withdrawal of street renaming

Withdrawal of a proposal to change the name of Lafayette Street is wise.

Jefferson City man charged for injuring infant

A Jefferson City man has been charged with abuse of a child for an incident that occurred earlier this month.

Holiday HOPE needs volunteers, donations

The HOPE for Christmas campaign is in need of volunteers and financial donations to help ensure needy families receive gifts for their holiday festivities.

Girls Basketball: Crocker 67, St. Elizabeth 38

Lindsay Medlen scored 37 points Thursday night to lead the Crocker Lady Lions to a 67-38 victory against the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets.

Girls Basketball: Plato 60, California 51

A big third quarter proved to be the difference Thursday night.

Girls Basketball: Harrisburg 56, Russellville 37

The Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 28-14 lead Thursday and defeated the Russellville Lady Indians 56-37.

Lady Jays fall to Crane

The Jefferson City Lady Jays dropped a 63-59 decision to Crane in the opening round of the Stephanie Phillips Classic at Kickapoo High School.

Blair Oaks Middle School boys win two

The Blair Oaks Falcons swept a seventh- and eighth-grade doubleheader Thursday from Eldon.

Blair Oaks Middle School girls take pair

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons swept a seventh- and eighth-grade doubleheader Thursday against the Eldon Lady Mustangs.

Boys basketball: Jays fall to Blue Springs

In tournament

PECULIAR — The Jefferson City Jays dropped a 60-47 decision Thursday to the Blue Springs Wildcats in the semifinals of the Raymore-Peculiar Shootout.