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Our Opinion: Flag Day is a time to restore unity

News Tribune editorial

Today’s observance of Flag Day is an opportune time to reflect on what our flag symbolizes.

Our Opinion: Veto the student transfer law

News Tribune editorial

A “school transfer law” awaiting action by the governor could influence the future of public education in Missouri. We encourage Gov. Jay Nixon to veto the proposal.

Post 5 defeats Columbia in tourney opener

The American Legion Post 5 Senior baseball team defeated Columbia 6-2 in the Jefferson City Tournament opener Friday afternoon at the American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex.

Our Opinion: Cautionary tale of kids in hot cars

Some cautionary tales, thankfully, avoid heartbreaking endings.

Fulton woman arrested for stabbing man at cave

A Fulton woman was arrested after allegedly stabbing a Cuba man at Jacob’s Cave on Sunday.

Rockouski shoots hole-in-one

Mike Rockouski shot a valuable hole-in-one last month.

Our Opinion: Life without a pause button

Life doesn’t come with a pause button.

Fulton woman charged with stabbing in Versailles

A Fulton woman has been charged in connection with a stabbing earlier this month in Versailles.

Bands rev up for area engine show

Five bands will highlight the two-day Russellville Engine Show and Festival Friday and Saturday at the City Park.

Child found in hot vehicle at the Capitol

The fast actions of a pedestrian are being credited with helping to keep a Jefferson City child from overheating inside a parked vehicle.

Our Opinion: Reconsider county vote on RACS funding

An increased fee on criminal cases to help rape and abuse victims is not a “dead issue” in Cole County, according to a commissioner who failed to support it Monday.

Our Opinion: Adapting to economic development changes

Economic development is a moving target.

Start time set for MU-Arkansas State in football

The start time for Missouri’s football game at Arkansas State has been announced.

JC man pleads to amended charge in attack on disabled man

A Jefferson City man charged with trying to harm a paralyzed man in May has pleaded guilty to an amended charge.

MU’s Gill-Caesar trying out for Canada team

Missouri sophomore guard Montaque Gill-Caesar is among 19 invitees currently attending Canada Basketball’s U19 men’s national team training camp in Toronto.

Our Opinion: Bonds will repair and preserve state buildings

Missouri is fortunate to operate a variety of state office buildings, higher education facilities and veterans homes.

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State looking for ideas for new Capitol time capsule

A century ago, Missouri officials placed a time capsule inside the cornerstone of the Capitol, as it was being built to replace the previous building that burned in 1911.

Our Opinion: Time to submit ideas for Capitol time capsule

News Tribune editorial

What do you want archaeologists of the future to “dig up” about our lives today?

Our Opinion: Watch for highway striping operations

News Tribune editorial

Motorists soon may encounter the equivalent of a “wet paint” sign as they travel Missouri’s highways.

Potential exists in Mid-Missouri for flash flooding

Continued heavy rains upstream along the Missouri River means the river will once again overflow its banks in Jefferson City.

Anderson inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Missouri men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson was inducted into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hall of Fame on Wednesday at the MIAA’s annual awards celebration at the Kansas City Plaza Library.

Our Opinion: ‘To boldly go’ forward on I-70

With a nod to “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, a Missouri transportation commissioner wants I-70 “to boldly go where we have not gone before.”

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Salute to America entertainment announced

Tributes to Journey, Hank Williams Jr. on tap

The 2015 Salute to America lineup has been announced as organizers prepare for Jefferson City’s biggest summer event.

Our Opinion: Summer reading stimulates lifelong learning

Lifelong learning is, among other things, a free gift.

Jamieson to return as baseball coach at Missouri

Tim Jamieson’s future as Missouri’s head baseball coach has been decided.

Our Opinion: An invitation to our shared celebration

Be our guest. In celebration of this year’s 150th anniversary of the News Tribune Co., we invite the community to share some family fun from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at our printing facility, 2130 Schotthill Woods Drive.

New veterinarian hired at Animal Shelter

The Jefferson City Animal Shelter has a new veterinarian starting this week.

McCaskill: East School to get classroom computers

Jefferson City’s East Elementary School is one of five schools in the state slated to receive five used computers, as a part of the U.S. Senate’s “Computers for Schools” program, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Tuesday.

Kuensting eyes bid for Cole County public administrator

Republican Joe Kuensting has announced his candidacy for the office of Cole County public administrator.

Youth Track: Helias Meet

Helias hosted its first youth meet of the season Tuesday.

Girls Basketball: Lincoln to hold camp

The Lincoln women’s basketball team will host a skills camp for area players from June 15-18.

Boys Basketball: Lincoln to hold camp

Lincoln University men’s basketball coach John Moseley will host day camps June 8-11 and June 22-25 for players entering grades 1-12.

Chestnut Street bridge open to traffic

The new Chestnut Street bridge over U.S. 50/63 in Jefferson City opened to motorists Tuesday afternoon.

Our Opinion: Of snakebites and space junk

Snakes are a source of both fear and fascination

Chestnut Street Bridge to open today; portion of Elm Street and greenway trail to close

The new Chestnut Street bridge over U.S. 50/63 will open to motorists at 1 p.m. today.

Tibaldi leaves Missouri for DePaul

Missouri men’s basketball director of operations Bryan Tibaldi has accepted a staff position at DePaul after four seasons with the Tigers.

Helias academic team competes in nationals

The Helias Catholic High School Academic Team competed at the 2015 High School National Championship Tournament Saturday in Rosemont, Illinois.

Our Opinion: The multiple benefits of fire training

Because fires may be devious and deadly, training is essential.

Missouri State wins baseball regional

The Missouri State Bears claimed an NCAA Tournament regional title Sunday night with a 3-2 win against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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Johnathan Williams picks Gonzaga

Johnathan Williams III has found a new basketball home.

Our Opinion: Input will help school board weigh variables

News Tribune editorial

This is an area where district parents and patrons can help by keeping an open mind and listening to the rationale favoring and opposing each variable.

Pair of overall marks fall on final day of state track

Two all-classes records highlighted the individual performances Saturday in the Class 3-5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.

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Prep Track: Class 3-5 state championship results

At the event's conclusion on Saturday

Here are the results for statewide competitors at the conclusion Saturday of the Class 3, 4 and 5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City.

Our Opinion: Task force to combat human trafficking

News Tribune editorial

If you think this is not a problem in Missouri, state Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield and the bill’s sponsor, cites a U.S. Department of Justice report that names St. Louis as a hub for human trafficking.

Records fall at track and field championships

On Friday

It was an odd day for records on the opening day of the Class 3-5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.

Blair Oaks scores in two events

Friday at the Class 3 state track and field championships

It was a quiet first day for the Blair Oaks Falcons and Lady Falcons in the Class 3 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.

Southern Boone's Crow advances in two events

Perrigo takes fourth in shot put

Hannah Crow of Southern Boone advanced to the finals today in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles in the Class 3 state track and field championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Prep Track: Area competitors in Class 3-5 championships

Here are the results and remaining schedule for area athletes competing in the Class 3, 4 and 5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships, which will conclude today at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Prep Track: Class 3-5 state championship results

From Friday, May 29, 2015

Here are the results for statewide competitors in Friday’s action at the Class 3, 4 and 5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.

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Abducted child found in Nebraska

Jefferson City police announced Friday afternoon that the abducted child, Colton Lee Dominquez and his mother, Billie Jo Linhart, were located in Omaha, Nebraska.