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M.S. Wrestling: Thomas Jefferson results

Malachi Saint of Thomas Jefferson went 3-0 in tri-dual action with Lewis and Clark and Blair Oaks on Wednesday night.

M.S. Wrestling: Lewis and Clark results

Toby Heuman and Bryant Aulbur picked up two wins each Wednesday night for Lewis and Clark in a tri-dual against Thomas Jefferson and Blair Oaks.

M.S. Basketball: Falcons seventh grade falls

ASHLAND — The Blair Oaks seventh-grade boys fell 36-33 to Southern Boone in the championship game of the Southern Boone Tournament on Thursday.

M.S. Basketball: Thomas Jefferson girls sweep

The Thomas Jefferson Middle School seventh grade girls basketball A team improved to 3-0 after defeating Smithton Middle School 40-5.

Auxiliary cookie sale this Saturday

The Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph’s Bluffs Auxiliary are again kicking off the Christmas season with sweets.

Local man gets probation for drugs

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to charges of selling cocaine in or near public housing units from April though June 2014.

JC man gets 5 years for drug robbery

A Jefferson City man charged in connection with a robbery in Binder Park over a drug deal gone bad in September was sentenced to five years in prison.

Our Opinion: Journey fosters coordination among advocates for children

When families are disrupted, the welfare of children takes on a wide gravitational pull that attracts the interests of government, the judiciary, health care, volunteer groups and more.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks 7th grade advances

The Blair Oaks seventh grade team defeated Columbia Catholic 30-23 in Tuesday’s semifinals of the Southern Boone Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Lewis and Clark 7th grade sweeps

The Lewis and Clark seventh-grade teams swept games Tuesday from Oakland Middle School.

Girls Basketball: Blair Oaks 7th grade advances

The Blair Oaks seventh grade girls beat Columbia Catholic 30-16 in the Southern Boone Tournament semifinals Tuesday.

Girls Basketball: Lewis and Clark 7th grade splits

Lewis and Clark split a seventh-grade doubleheader Tuesday with Oakland Middle School.

Missouri unemployment falls 0.3 percent in October

Missouri’s unemployment rate fell by three-tenths of a point in October to 5.0 percent, the lowest rate since April 2007, according to seasonally adjusted data released Tuesday by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Our Opinion: Second chance for students to be free from alcohol, drugs

Young people deserve second chances.

Child playing with lighter starts house fire

A child playing with a lighter caused a house fire Monday night in Jefferson City.

JC woman injured in one-vehicle accident

A Jefferson City woman was treated for moderate injuries Monday afternoon after a one-vehicle crash.

Boys Basketball: Thomas Jefferson 8th grade

The Thomas Jefferson eighth-grade teams swept an A-B doubleheader with Smithton Junior High on Monday.

Girls Basketball: Lewis and Clark 7th grade

The Lewis and Clark seventh-graders swept a doubleheader with Jefferson Middle School on Friday.

College Volleyball: Engelbrecht honored

William Woods’ Brittney Engelbrecht was recently named first-team all-conference by the American Midwest Conference.

Cross Country: Jaybird Challenge results

The 14th Annual Jaybird Cross Country Challenge was held Saturday at Cole County Park.

Gym-Zzouri results

Members of the Gym-Zzouri gymnastics team recently competed in the Flipz USA Invitational.

Girls Basketball: Lady Patriots 7th grade

The Thomas Jefferson seventh-grade basketball teams hosted a pair of doubleheaders recently.

Boys Basketball: Thomas Jefferson 7th grade

The Thomas Jefferson seventh-grade basketball teams both beat Oakland Middle School on Saturday.

Show-Me Conference announces volleyball honors

Fatima’s Kenadi Huhn was named the Most Valuable Player when the Show-Me Conference announced its all-conference volleyball team.

Girls Basketball: Blair Oaks 8th grade falls

The Blair Oaks eighth-grade girls team dropped a 37-14 decision to Harrisburg in the Harrisburg Tournament on Monday.

Women’s Basketball: Owls move to 4-0

The William Woods Owls improved to 4-0 on the season with a 69-49 win against Graceland University on Saturday.

College Volleyball: Miners win pair

The Missouri S&T volleyball team closed out the regular season by winning a pair of matches in St. Louis over the weekend.

Weaver nabs soccer award

William Woods’ Tiffany Weaver was named to the first team when the American Midwest Conference recently announced its all-conference soccer teams.

Sullivan woman killed in US 50/63 accident

One person died in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning in Jefferson City.

One dead in Monday morning accident in JC

One person died in a two vehicle accident Monday morning in Jefferson City.

Public meeting Tuesday on trash services

Solid waste collection and disposal services will be discussed at a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Jefferson City council chambers, 320 E. McCarty St.

Clarksburg man killed in wreck

Clarksburg resident James M. Stone, 24, died in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in Moniteau County.

3 area residents hurt in accident

Two Jefferson City residents and a Holts Summit woman were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at about 1:13 p.m. Sunday near the entrance of Westlake ACE Hardware.

Our Opinion: Kettles of kindness flow from humble crab pot

News Tribune editorial

During this holiday season, bell-ringers again will stand beside Red Kettles at a range of stores to encourage shoppers to support the Salvation Army’s mission to shelter, feed and otherwise assist people in need.

Lincoln football falls behind 49-0, loses 61-29 to SBU

The Lincoln football team couldn’t recover from a six-score halftime deficit in a 62-19, season-ending loss Saturday to Southwest Baptist.

Blue Tigers scratch out basketball win vs. Ouachita Baptist

It came down to the final buzzer for the Lincoln Blue Tigers once again. And for the second day in a row, they emerged with a narrow victory.

Two injured in wreck with Patrol car

Two people were injured Friday afternoon during a two-vehicle accident in Jefferson City involving a Missouri Highway Patrol vehicle.

Our Opinion: A time to prepare for winter’s perils

News Tribune editorial

In preparation for winter’s approach, Winter Weather Awareness Day will be observed Wednesday to promote awareness of safety preparedness.

Holts Summit man charged in robbery, assault

A Holts Summit man charged in connection with a robbery that occurred in April in Jefferson City was recently sentenced to prison for pleading guilty to an amended charge.

Jefferson City man sentenced for December chase

A Jefferson City man was sentenced to prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a chase from last December.

M.S. Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks results

The Blair Oaks seventh-grade boys basketball team romped to a 53-12 win against South Callaway on Friday night. The Blair Oaks eighth graders beat South Callaway 57-27 Friday.

M.S. Girls Basketball: Blair Oaks results

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons eighth grade team lost 46-19 to South Callaway Friday. The Blair Oaks seventh graders defeated South Callaway 18-10 Friday.

Lincoln women win opener in comeback fashion

The Lincoln women’s basketball team overcame a 7-point halftime deficit with a big third quarter Friday to defeat Ouachita Baptist 81-78 in the Southwest Baptist University Classic.

Virdure lifts Lincoln to 84-82 victory

Anthony Virdure sank two decisive free throws with 14 seconds remaining Friday and scored a game-high 24 points on Lincoln’s way to a 84-82 win against Arkansas-Monticello in the Southwest Baptist University Classic.

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Pinkel to step down at end of season

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel will be stepping down from his position following the conclusion of the season.

Our Opinion: Obesity rises; self-discipline declines

A new report about obesity in America is not encouraging.

Russellville woman charged in dog rescue case

Charges have been filed against a Russellville woman in connection with the rescue of 32 dogs from her property in September.

Joel Vance will sign copies of new book

Downtown Book & Toy is hosting an author signing by local Joel Vance for his new release, “Exploding Elephants,” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2.

Prep Football: Bracket breakdown for the state playoffs

The brackets are set for the Missouri high-school state playoffs, and Tom Rackers and Tony Hawley of the staff give you a game-by-game look at this week’s action in the News Tribune football podcast.

Girls Basketball: Blair Oaks M.S. splits

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons split a middle-school doubleheader Thursday against Hallsville.