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Sentencing set in JC man's murder case

Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a Jefferson City woman charged in connection with the death of Jefferson City man after a drug deal gone bad in Columbia in June 2013.

1 dead, 1 arrested after Miller County crash

One Iberia man died and another Iberia man was arrested following a two vehicle accident in Miller County, Monday afternoon.

Preliminary stats: February was 11th coldest in Mo.

Missourians who dressed in layers, wool hats and warm mittens will not be surprised to learn that February set low-temperature records.

Lincoln women lose tennis dual

On Monday night

The Lincoln tennis team began the 2015 season with a 9-0 loss to Emporia State on Monday at Jefferson City Country Club.

Golf: Furbaugh fires ace

Skip Furbaugh hit a hole in one Monday on the fourth hole at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

MU softball rips South Carolina

The Missouri softball team completed a three-game sweep of Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina on Monday with an 8-0 win.

Lincoln softball drops pair to Drury

The Lincoln softball team played its first home games of the season Monday in hopes of notching its first win, but the Blue Tigers dropped both games to Drury, falling 13-3 and 9-0.

MANRRS chapter at LU gains region honors

The Lincoln University chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) has earned 2015 Region 4 Chapter of the Year honors. The recognition means the organization will go to the national MANRRS conference March 26-27 in Houston, Texas.

Local man charged after chase

A Jefferson City man is facing criminal charges after a chase with authorities early Sunday morning.

New Conservtaion book explores Missouri rivers

Learn through a new book from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) about Missouri’s rich river history and how clean flowing water in our rivers is vital to sustaining the lives of all Missourians.

Our Opinion: Clear obstacles to passage of pension bill

In politics, widespread support doesn’t always translate into enactment.

Sewer work resumes today

Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, the Department of Public Works, in conjunction with their contractor, SAK Construction LLC, will continue sewer main rehabilitation.

Youth wrestling: Tri-Cap results

From district tournament

The Tri-Cap Club competed Saturday in the District 7 Tournament.

Lincoln softball swept at Emporia State

The Lincoln Blue Tigers got just one hit in dropping a softball doubleheader Saturday to the Emporia State Hornets.

Missouri softball takes first two from South Carolina

The long ball has put the Missouri softball team in position to open Southeastern Conference play with a sweep after taking the first two games of their series with the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Men’s Basketball: Cougars fall

The Columbia College Cougars fell 71-69 to Lindenwood-Belleville on Saturday in the semifinal round of the American Midwest Conference Tournament.

Women’s Basketball: Owls lose in semifinals

The William Woods Owls dropped a 65-46 decision to Lyon College and lost Saturday night in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference Tournament.

College Softball: William Woods splits

The William Woods softball team split a pair of games Saturday to open the home portion of its schedule.

College Softball: Cougars win bracket

The Columbia College softball team won its final four games in the Gulf Coast Invitational, helping the Cougars take the Silver Bracket Championship in the event.

College Softball: Bears go 2-2

The Missouri State Bears went 1-3 in the Courtyard Marriott Tournament during the weekend, splitting two games with Samford and losing to Oklahoma twice.

Johnson advances to nationals with automatic berth

Chattanooga’s Jared Johnson went 4-1 and earned a third-place finish in the Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament Championship, clinching an automatic berth in the NCAA Championships in the process.

Missouri baseball drops three to Milwaukee

The Missouri Tigers managed just 16 hits in 27 innings of play while starting the home portion of their schedule with three losses to Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Missouri wrestlers claim another conference crown

The Missouri wrestling team continued its dominance of the Mid-American Conference on Sunday, as the Tigers captured their third straight league title.

Lincoln baseball struggles against Missouri Western

The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped the final three games of their baseball series against the Missouri Western Griffons this weekend.

Eugene FFA opens greenhouse for gardeners

The Eugene FFA Greenhouse is now open. The greenhouse offers a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds and starter plants ready to be purchased for growing in gardens. These seeds and plants range from your normal vegetables including potatoes, onions, green beans, sweet corn, and many others to watermelon, zucchini, cantaloupe, and also a great variety of tomato plants.

Our Opinion: Circuit court again earns honor for efficiency

News Tribune editorial

The wheels of justice in Cole County’s 19th Judicial Circuit are turning at an efficient pace.

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Candidates field readers’ questions about Jefferson City schools

Discussion of a potential bond issue for the Jefferson City Public Schools has leveled off in recent weeks, but both readers and candidates continue to express interest in how the district might address space concerns.

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Mayoral candidates respond to reader’s questions about priorities, jobs

This week, candidates for Jefferson City mayor respond to several questions submitted by a News Tribune reader.

Helias falls to Rolla in district final

The Helias Crusaders clawed away at a Rolla lead after trailing 11 points in the first quarter but never led in the game as they ended the season with a 65-55 loss in the Class 4 District 10 championship.

Falcons come up just short against Strafford

The Blair Oaks Falcons cut a 15-point deficit to two but ultimately ended their season with a 61-53 Class 3 quarterfinal loss to Strafford.

Tipton girls fall in quarterfinals

Northeast: Cairo scored 13 of the final 14 points of the game Saturday and defeated the Tipton Lady Cardinals 61-51 in Class 2 quarterfinal action.

Our Opinion: Reporting potholes expedites repairs

News Tribune editorial

“MoDOT’s crews will repair minor road damage quickly, but we need the public’s help to spot those potholes and let us know where they are.”

Missouri PSC member Kenney arrested for DWI

Missouri Public Service Commissioner Bill Kenney was arrested Thursday night for driving while intoxicated.

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Boy Scout leaders recognized for service

Three adult Boy Scout leaders in the Great Rivers Council’s Five Rivers District received the district’s highest award for volunteer service.

Helias to face Rolla for title

The Helias Crusaders will look to claim a district basketball title tonight when they take on the Rolla Bulldogs at School of the Osage.

MU to close regular season at Mississippi State

Today, Missouri will look to spoil Mississippi State’s Senior Day when the Tigers (9-21 overall, 3-14 Southeastern Conference) take on the Bulldogs (12-18, 5-12) in Starkville, Miss. (5:30 p.m., SEC Network) to close out the regular season.

Missouri hosting MAC wrestling championships

The No. 1 Missouri Tigers begin the wrestling postseason today when they host the Mid-America Conference championships.

Lincoln softball swept by Washburn

The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped a softball doubleheader Friday to Washburn. Washburn jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and won the opener 11-2 in six innings.

Lincoln baseball drops 17-2 decision

The Lincoln Blue Tigers committed five errors leading to nine unearned runs Friday afternoon in a 17-2 loss to the Missouri Western Griffons.

Our Opinion: Treachery lurks beneath deceptive ice

Violating the laws of nature brings consequences.

Jays claim district basketball title

With win against Waynesville

CAMDENTON — Kamari Balton’s jumper with less than two seconds remaining in the game Thursday night lifted the Jefferson City Jays to a 39-37 win against the Waynesville Tigers in the Class 5 District 10 title game.

Helias boys roll to win in district semifinals

Against Marshfield

KAISER — The Helias Crusaders blew open a close game with a big third quarter and captured an 83-63 win against Marshfield in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 10 Tournament on Thursday night.

Helias girls fall to Eldon in district semifinals

KAISER — The Eldon Lady Mustangs hit 14 free throws in the fourth quarter Thursday night to seal a 71-57 victory against the Helias Lady Crusaders in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 9 Tournament at School of the Osage.

Drug and gun seizure in Callaway County

A Columbia man was taken into custody, Thursday, for drugs and gun violations after a traffic stop in Callaway County.

Our Opinion: Virtues of Scouting for Food

The Boy Scout oath asks its members to pledge, among other actions, “to help other people at all times.”

Jury finds Russellville man guilty of domestic assault

A Cole County jury found a Russellville man guilty this week of two counts of domestic assault.

Kaiser woman gets probation for stealing car at gunpoint

A Kaiser woman, charged with forcibly stealing a vehicle in Cole County last September, has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to an amended charge.

Local man gets 3 years for gun charges

A Jefferson City man charged with discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle last May was sentenced to three years in prison.

Our Opinion: Voters have the power to end attack ads

We, the voters, have the power to stop campaign ads that stoop to personal attacks.

Jays open district play with victory against Lebanon

On Tuesday night

CAMDENTON — The Jefferson City Jays closed the first half with a 15-0 run Tuesday night and defeated the Lebanon Yellowjackets 68-37 in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 10 Tournament.