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Former JC bank officer sentenced for stealing

A Jefferson City woman was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for embezzling $410,000 from the bank where she had been employed.

Our Opinion: You, too, can enjoy the show, feel the history

More visitors are “enjoying the show” Missouri offers and “feeling the history” in Jefferson City.

Absentee voting for primary begins today in Missouri

Absentee voting begins today for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary Election in Missouri.

Local woman faces child endangerment, drug charges

A Cole County woman is facing multiple child endangerment charges after a plastic bag with methamphetamine was found at her mother’s babysitting business.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 73, Community 52

The South Callaway Bulldogs took fifth place in the Sturgeon Tournament with a 73-52 win against Community on Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Helias frosh roll

The Helias freshman boys basketball team defeated Linn in the Rock Bridge Tournament on Monday, 61-21.

Boys Basketball: Helias JV beats Camdenton

The Helias Crusaders posted a 66-37 win against Camdenton to open the Helias JV Tournament.

Boys Basketball: St. Elizabeth 62, Richland 52

Wyatt Stiles pumped in 23 points to lead the St. Elizabeth Hornets past Richland 62-52 on Monday.

Girls Basketball: Steelville 69, St. Elizabeth 40

Fourth-seeded Steelville used a big advantage in the middle two quarters to beat fifth-seeded St. Elizabeth on Monday in the opening round of the Newburg Tournament.

Girls Basketball: New Haven 28, Chamois 17

The New Haven Lady Shamrocks held Chamois scoreless in two quarters Monday night and posted a 28-17 win.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 51, Blair Oaks 37

After a low-scoring first quarter, the Fatima Lady Comets were able to pick up the scoring in a 51-37 win against Blair Oaks to open the Southern Boone Classic.

Prep Softball: Helias players honored

The Helias softball team recently had seven players honored for making the academic all-state team.

Youth Basketball: K of C free-throw contest winners

The Knights of Columbus recently held its annual free-throw contest at the Sellinger Center.

College Softball: SFCC hires Talbot

State Fair Community College recently announced it has hired Lyndsey Talbot as the head coach of its new softball program, which will begin play in the spring of 2017.

Wrestling: Tri-Cap at three tourneys

The Tri-Cap Wreslting Club competed in three tournaments Saturday.

College Track: “Prin” Relays results

ELSAH, Ill. — Six area athletes placed in the Principia College “Prin” Relays held Friday and Saturday.

Lincoln tracksters break records at Invitational

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Lincoln’s Ladonna Richards, Jhevere Hall and Diana Cauldwell won in record-breaking style Friday at the Pittsburg State Invitational.

Prep Cross Country: Calvary runners honored

Calvary Lutheran recently had six competitors earn academic all-state honors in cross country from the Missouri Track Cross Country Coaches Association.

Women's Basketball: Owls fall

FULTON — The William Woods Owls dropped a 78-70 decision to Harris-Stowe on Saturday.

Men's Basketball: Cougars drop Eutectics

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College Cougars racked up their fifth straight win, rolling over the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics by a 118-50 score.

Our Opinion: County must be circumspect when disbursing tax dollars

News Tribune editorial

Cole County commissioners recently voted to distribute funds to two local organizations; among the actions, one was justifiable and the other questionable.

Helias wins wrestling title at Warrensburg Invitational

Three Helias wrestlers earned individual honors while the Crusaders captured team honors Saturday at the Warrensburg Invitational.

Helias downs Logan-Rogersville to finish second

While Helias JV takes first at JV tourney

The Helias Crusaders finished the Logan-Rogersville Tournament with a 2-1 record after a 54-41 win against the host Wildcats on Saturday.

Boys Basketball: Wellsville 63, Calvary Lutheran 50

Calvary Lutheran wasn’t able to hold on to an early lead Friday as the Lions lost 63-50 to the Wellsville-Middletown Tigers.

Boys Basketball: St. James 58, Chamois 47

A hot start propelled St. James to a 58-47 win against Chamois on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Hermann Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Parkway Central 63, Helias 47

The Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 63-45 decision Saturday afternoon to Parkway North in the third-place game of the Lebanon Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Eldon 47, California 41

The Eldon Lady Mustangs were able to sneak by California on Saturday to win 47-41 in the Eldon Tournament title game.

Girls Basketball: Russellville 58, Belle 12

The Russellville Lady Indians claimed fifth-place in their tournament Saturday afternoon with a 58-12 victory against Belle.

Boeckman leads Falcons in tourney

Riley Boeckman finished third at 182 pounds to lead the Blair Oaks Falcons in the Seneca Tournament that concluded Saturday.

Our Opinion: Observance celebrates Catholic education

The key components of Catholic education are embraced in the theme for this year’s observance.

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Law offices evacuated due to gas leak

A Jefferson City law firm had to be evacuated for a short time Friday morning after a natural gas line was struck.

Boys Basketball: Helias 66, Waynesville 47

Big second and third quarters led the Helias Crusaders to a 66-47 win against Waynesville on Friday in the Logan-Rogersville Tournament.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 81, Paris 57

Blake Parker and Dylan Lepper combined to score 41 points for South Callaway on Thursday as the Bulldogs beat Paris 81-57 in the Sturgeon Tournament.

Ten Jays in semifinals at Thrasher Tourney

The Jefferson City Jays had 10 wrestlers advance to the semifinals Friday of the Kyle Thrasher Memorial Tournament hosted by Francis Howell.

Boys Basketball: Blair Oaks 71, Linn 59

After stumbling out of the gate Friday night against Linn, the Blair Oaks Falcons rallied past the Wildcats to win 71-59.

Boys Basketball: Wellsville-Middletown 63, Calvary Lutheran 50

Calvary Lutheran wasn't able to hold on to an early lead Friday as the Lions lost 63-50 to the Wellsville-Middletown Tigers.

Boys Basketball: Fatima 80, Tuscumbia 50

Fatima scored a combined 52 points in the second and third quarters on its way to beating Tuscumbia 80-50 on Friday.

Girls Basketball: California 38, Carl Junction 33

The California Lady Pintos upset the No. 1 team in Class 4 on Friday, beating Carl Junction 38-33 in the semifinals of the Eldon Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Calvary Lutheran 48, Wellsville-Middletown 26

Sam Gunn pulled in 18 rebounds Friday as Calvary Lutheran defeated Wellsville-Middletown 48-26.

Boys Basketball: Vienna 75, St. Elizabeth 67

Isaac Weider scored 36 points Friday to lead Vienna to a 75-67 defeat of St. Elizabeth.

Girls Basketball: New Haven 42, Chamois 33

A sluggish start cost Chamois on Friday as it lost 42-33 to New Haven in the third-place game of the Hermann Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Jamestown 48, Pilot Grove 38

A strong fourth quarter propelled the Jamestown Eagles to a 48-38 win against Pilot Grove on Friday in the fifth-place game of the Slater Tournament.

Jays JV wrestling takes sixth in tourney

The Jefferson City Jays junior varsity is sixth with 83 points after the opening day of the Seneca Tournament.

Prep Basketball: Blair Oaks freshmen beat Linn

The Blair Oaks freshmen boys defeated Linn 54-45 on Friday.

Lincoln set to play at Northeastern State

The Lincoln women’s basketball team will try to snap a three-game skid today when it faces Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Okla. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m.

Second suspect arrested in connection with January JC Robbery

Another arrest has been made in connection with a January robbery in Jefferson City.

Thursday night shooting in JC/suspect sought

Jefferson City police continue to investigate a shooting that occurred Thursday night.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 81, Paris 57

Blake Parker and Dylan Lepper combined to score 41 points for South Callaway on Thursday as the Bulldogs beat Paris 81-57 in the Sturgeon Tournament.

Lincoln men and women fall at UCO

The Lincoln men’s basketball team had no answer for Central Oklahoma’s hot shooting Thursday as the Bronchos won 105-78.

Boys Basketball: Republic 56, Helias 46

The Republic Tigers outscored Helias 17-8 in the fourth quarter to win 56-46 on Thursday in the Logan-Rogersville Tournament.