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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.

Blair Oaks wins golf triangular

The Blair Oaks Falcons won a triangular with Warsaw and Russellville on Monday at Oak Hills Golf Center.

Jays golfers finish sixth

At Columbia Classic

COLUMBIA — The Jefferson City Jays took sixth in the Columbia Classic on Monday.

Lincoln's Thompson honored in MIAA

After setting two of the country’s top times at the Big Blue Classic over the weekend, Lincoln’s Monique Thompson has been honored as the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.

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Helias falls to Hickman in tennis

Helias dropped a 9-0 decision to Hickman on Monday.

Missouri’s Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel indefinitely suspended the star wide receiver for a violation of team policies. The decision, made in consultation with Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, is immediate, and includes practices and team activities.

Helias falls to St. Dominic

In girls soccer

O’FALLON — The Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 4-1 decision Monday to the St. Dominic Lady Crusaders.

Huhn shines in twinbill

For St. Louis College of Pharmacy

COLUMBIA — Katelyn Huhn shined at the plate and in the circle Sunday as the St. Louis College of Pharmacy split a doubleheader with Stephens College.

Bowden honored

After throwing perfect game

COLUMBIA — MacKenzie Bowden of William Woods University has been selected the American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Street closure planned for Tuesday in JC

Beginning Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., Missouri American Water will close the 300 block of East High Street.

Vote!

Privilege must be exercised to remain vibrant

Voting is a right that must be exercised to remain vigorous.

Westminster baseball rolls

Westminster rolled to a 15-2 win over Eureka on Sunday afternoon.

Paxton Welch tosses shutout for Columbia College

Columbia College swept a doubleheader from Harris-Stowe on Sunday afternoon, winning 12-0 and 9-0.

Wilson shines for Central Missouri

Brad Wilson played a starring role Sunday in Central Missouri’s sweep of Lindenwood.

Missouri baseball avoids sweep

Eric Anderson did a little of everything, as the Missouri Tigers avoided a sweep with a 4-2 win against Georgia in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.

Lincoln baseball swept by Missouri Western

Missouri Western’s offense was too much for Lincoln. The Blue Tigers dropped a pair of games Sunday afternoon, falling 11-1 and 19-0.

Lincoln track wins nine events

The Lincoln women’s track team won six events over the weekend at the Big Blue Classic at Eastern Illinois, while the men’s team won three.

Endangered Person Advisory issued for missing JC child

Jefferson City police issued an endangered person advisory Sunday night for a two-year old child.

Our Opinion: Commit to negotiate or walk away

News Tribune editorial

Jefferson City Council members on Monday will face a decision not for the faint of heart.

Changes coming for area teams in district basketball

The road to the state playoffs might be a little less treacherous for the Jefferson City Jays and Lady Jays during the 2014-15 basketball season. Meanwhile, Helias will be heading south for districts.

Zonta announces speaker for luncheon

Zonta Club of Jefferson City announced the speaker and the Lifetime Achievement winner for the Yellow Rose Luncheon May 13 at Capitol Plaza Hotel.

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10 area students to attend Sophomore Pilgrimage

The 80th annual Sophomore Pilgrimage will be giving several Jefferson City area students an inside look at state government and the Capital City.

Blair Oaks sweeps doubleheader at Mokane

Blair Oaks swept a doubleheader with South Callaway and Iberia on Saturday afternoon.

Lady Jays top Incarnate Word in soccer

It was a last-second winner for Jefferson City. Literally.

Girls Soccer: Helias 2, Quincy 0

Becky Roberts and Tiffany Weaver are goal-scoring machines.