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Lower Bottom Road closed by slide

The Cole County Public Works Department announced Monday that part of Lower Bottom Road will be closed due to a road slide.

JC men killed in wake of Chicago gunfire

Two Jefferson City men were killed Sunday in Chicago after they crashed into a building when someone opened fire on them.

9 arrested in post-holiday disturbances

Jefferson City police were called to a number of disturbances during the early morning hours of Sunday, following Fourth of July festivities.

2 JC men killed in Chicago

Two Jefferson City men were killed Sunday in Chicago after they crashed into a building when someone opened fire on them.

Our Opinion: Themes that stand the test of time

Endurance, tradition and optimism were among the themes represented by items included in a time capsule to be sealed within the state Capitol for next century.

Disturbances result in numerous arrests, threats against officers in JC

Jefferson City police were called to a number of disturbances during the early morning hours of Sunday, following Fourth of July festivities.

Post 5 Seniors drop two in tournament

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors dropped a pair of games Sunday in the American Legion Southwest Illinois Firecracker Classic.

Area All-Star: California youth will compete in Cincinnati

The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals won’t be the only Missouri representatives as next week’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Longtime Chiefs executive Steadman dies at 86

KANSAS CITY — Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman, who spent more than four decades with the franchise and helped build its only Super Bowl team, died early Sunday. He was 86.

Lake Ozark man killed in crash

Lake Ozark resident Gergory A. Barkwell, 28, was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in St. Clair.

Our Opinion: Timeless messages

News Tribune editorial

What message would you like to share with residents 100 years from now?

Lincoln men add five in men's basketball

The roster of the Lincoln men’s basketball team grew by five Friday with the announcement of the Blue Tigers’ recruiting class.

Post 5 Juniors go 3-0 in pool play

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Juniors wrapped up pool play in the Blue Springs Wooden Bat Tournament with a record of 3-0.

M.S. golf tournament set

There will be a four-person scramble held July 18 at the Oak Hills Golf Center to benefit the National Mutliple Sclerosis Foundation.

Our Opinion: Court decision adheres to rule of law

News Tribune editorial

A court ruling in an open meetings lawsuit puts us in a position of conflicting preferences.

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Wet weather shouldn’t stop Jefferson City's 4th fireworks

For those hoping to see the fireworks over the Capitol on Saturday, don’t worry. The abundance of wet weather isn’t expected to cause any issues with the show.

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Eldon trims Fourth activities due to weather

Parade, entertainment and fireworks still on

The city of Eldon has cancelled some activities for its annual Independence Day celebration Saturday due to weather conditions.

Local duo help Missouri win golf honor

A pair of area golfers helped the Missouri team capture the title in the 2015 Junior Four-State Championship that wrapped up Thursday.

Texas murder suspect caught in JC

On Tuesday, Jefferson City police received information that a murder suspect from Chambers County, Texas may have traveled to the Jefferson City area to evade authorities.

Our Opinion: Enlightened approach now includes eating disorders

A new law to require insurance coverage for eating disorders marks another step in Missouri’s enlightened approach to mental health issues.

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Rockers rally to Fourth celebrations at Lake

Bret Michaels, Ozark Mountain Daredevils among big acts

Fireworks, barbecues and family get-togethers are part of many Lake of the Ozarks area residents’ and visitors’ celebrations for the Fourth of July.

Independence Day closings

Saturday’s Independence Day holiday will create several different closing schedules this week.

Our Opinion: A celebration of community, independence

Salute to America is expected to draw about 50,000 people this year.

Camdenton man sentenced for dealing millions in K2

A Camdenton man was sentenced in federal court Monday for a mail fraud scheme that involved the distribution of more than $1.2 million in synthetic marijuana, commonly known as K2, from a head shop in Lebanon.

JC man faces local charges after chase

A Jefferson City man already charged in Callaway County in connection with a high-speed chase with authorities Sunday night is facing more charges in that same case in Cole County.

Fulton woman charged with smuggling drugs into Algoa prison

The Cole County prosecutor has charged a Fulton woman with bringing methamphetamine into the Algoa Correctional Center.

Berhorst takes title in BFL event

Dennis Berhorst of Holts Summit weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Truman.

Our Opinion: Don’t spoil a time of celebration

The extended Independence Day weekend is intended to be a time of celebration.

MSP on hold

OA wants to review prison’s nomination to national register

The nomination, approved by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, for the Missouri State Penitentiary to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places was removed from the state’s approving agency’s agenda in May.

2 arrested after car chase ends in crash

Two men were arrested and held on charges following a Sunday evening car pursuit that started in Jefferson City and ended outside Kingdom City, according to the Callaway County Sheriff’s office.

Russellville man faces domestic assault charges

The Cole County prosecutor’s office has charged a Russellville man with two counts of second-degree domestic assault for an incident early Sunday morning.

Our Opinion: Observe law, safety tips for fireworks

We don’t mean to dampen anyone’s idea of fun, but discharging fireworks is illegal in Jefferson City and dangerous everywhere.

Cantwell takes second at USA Track and Field Championships

Christian Cantwell captured a second-place finish Sunday in the shot put at the USA Track and Field Championships hosted by Sacramento State.

Mather drops Johnson in Missouri Amateur

Mitchell Mather ended the reign of Joey Johnson, and his reward was the championship in the 108th Missouri Amateur.

Linn woman killed in crash, 2 hurt

A Linn woman died and two other Linn residents were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Saturday evening in Camden County.

Our Opinion: Leadership, stewardship of the courts

News Tribune editorial

As Mary R. Russell’s term as Missouri Supreme Court chief justice comes to a close, she deserves recognition not only for her role as the state’s top jurist, but also for her stewardship of the courts.

Post 5 picks up two wins at Festus Invitational

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors won a pair of games Saturday in the Festus Invitational.

Down to four at Missouri Amateur

The semifinals are set for the Missouri Amateur.

Our Opinion: Wise veto of student transfer law

News Tribune editorial

We applaud Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the “school transfer law.”

Clergy react to high court’s ruling

“With all the rhetoric surrounding marriage equality, it has seemed to be hard to hear some voices from the faith community who have attempted to speak up in favor of same-sex marriage,” said the Rev. Jim Hogue.

First look at proposed softball facility at Missouri

The next step has been taken in getting a new softball stadium at the University of Missouri.

Elder falls in 19 holes at Missouri Amateur

HOLLISTER — Tanner Elder’s run at the Missouri Amateur came to an end Friday in the Round of 32.

Our Opinion: Law reflects fair solution on tip taxes

A state law signed Monday represents a victory for small business, particularly restaurateurs, and for fairness.

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Stadium, Monroe project on track

Though heavy rains may have stalled work, Jefferson City officials say an ongoing project at Stadium Boulevard, Christy Drive and Monroe Street is on track to be finished before the school year starts in August.

Short circuit blamed in lake electrocution

A short circuit issue that energized a residential dock frame caused the Sunday electrocution death of an Illinois man at Lake of the Ozarks.

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Missouri advocates praise ruling; opponents still unhappy

Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, while Republican leaders continued to call the health care law flawed and renewed calls to ax it.

Fireworks law, safety stressed

The Jefferson City Fire Department is reminding residents to be safe during the Fourth of July holiday.

Elder moves into Round of 32 at Missouri Amateur

Tanner Elder advanced to the Round of 32 at the Missouri Amateur with a win Thursday.

Franks ties for 63rd at Tournament of Champions

Kory Franks tied for 63rd in the American Junior Golf Association’s 38th Annual Rolex Tournament of Champions.

JC woman facing multiple drug charges

A Jefferson City woman is facing multiple charges of selling drugs in the Capital City earlier this month.