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Cole County Grand Jury indicts several on weapons, drug charges

The Cole County grand jury handed down indictments in several cases this week after finding there was enough evidence to send them on to the circuit courts for possible trial.

Jays baseball splits pair despite no-hitter

The Jefferson City Jays split a pair of games Friday to open the River City Festival, with their loss coming in most unusual fashion.

Baseball: New Bloomfield 12, Tuscumbia 0

The Tuscumbia Lions were done in by six errors while dropping a 12-0 decision Thursday to New Bloomfield in five innings.

Jays win, Falcons split in freshman-sophomore baseball

The Jefferson City High School freshman-sophomore team defeated Blair Oaks 7-1 in the Blair Oaks C Team Baseball Tournament on Friday. The Falcons also defeated Southern Boone 6-2.

Track and Field: Vienna Invitational

Calvary Lutheran picked up three wins in the Vienna Black and Gold Invitational on Thursday.

Boys Tennis: Helias boys each go 1-2

The Helias boys tennis team competed in the Smith-Cotton Tournament on Friday and each Crusader player lost two matches and won one.

Lincoln drops doubleheader in softball to Central Missouri

The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped both ends of a Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader Thursday to the Central Missouri Jennies.

Our Opinion: Audit reveals poor practice continues

Gov. Jay Nixon continues to set a deplorable example when it comes to state spending by his office.

Baseball: Iberia 15, St. Elizabeth 4

The Iberia Rangers carved out a 15-4 win against the St. Elizabeth Hornets in baseball action Thursday.

Golf: Falcons win triangular

The Blair Oaks Falcons won a golf triangular with Southern Boone and Father Tolton on Thursday at the Eagle Knoll Golf Club.

Boys Tennis: Jefferson City 9, Hannibal 0

The Jefferson rolled to a 9-0 win against Hannibal 9-0 in tennis action Wednesday.

Baseball: Jays frosh-soph team falls

The Jefferson City freshman-sophomore team dropped both halves of a doubleheader with Rock Bridge on Thursday at Vivion Field.

Prep Track: Rhine wins four events

KAISER — Several area schools took part in the School of the Osage Invitational held Tuesday.

Our Opinion: Helias project expands opportunities

We join with supporters of Helias Catholic High School in welcoming plans for a major expansion at the school.

College Golf: Lincoln at MIAA Championships

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Lincoln men’s golf team finished eighth among 11 teams at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Golf Championship, which ended Wednesday at Almavar Golf Course. The women’s team finished last in the 10-team competition.

Baseball: Jays 5, Rolla 0

The Jefferson City Jays blanked Rolla on Wednesday, defeating the Bulldogs 5-0.

Baseball: Eugene 7, New Bloomfield 6

Eugene scored five runs in the final two innings to erase a four-run deficit and defeat New Bloomfield 7-6 on Tuesday.

Lincoln men, women track teams ranked

Both the Lincoln men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams are ranked for the first time this season. The women are No. 9 in the country, and the men debuted at No. 24 in the most recent United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II rankings, released Tuesday.

Boys Golf: Blair Oaks takes first

EUGENE — The Blair Oaks golf team finished atop a field of Tri-County Conference competitors with a combined score of 323 Wednesday at Redfield Golf and Country Club.

Prep Track: Falcons win six events

At Fatima Blue and Gold Invitational

WESTPHALIA — The Blair Oaks Falcons captured six event titles Tuesday at the Fatima Blue and Gold Invitational.

Our Opinion: E-cigarettes and the ‘cobra effect’

Are e-cigarettes an example of the “cobra effect?”

Two serious accidents in Callaway County

A Holts Summit woman was treated for serious injuries after a two vehicle crash Tuesday night in Callaway County.

JC man arrested for break-in at Holts Summit business

A 26-year-old Jefferson City resident was arrested Tuesday in connection with a break-in at a Holts Summit business earlier in the day.

Callaway man sentenced for robbing postal employee

Lucas Wayne Branstetter, 39, Kingdom City, will spend the next seven years in federal prison, after pleading guilty last year to robbing a postal employee.

Lady Crusaders soccer rolls past Moberly

The Helias Lady Crusaders eased to a 9-1 soccer victory Tuesday night against the Moberly Lady Spartans.

Baseball: Marshall 11, Helias 4

The Helias Crusaders allowed seven unearned runs Tuesday and dropped an 11-4 decision to the Marshall Owls.

Blue Tigers swept by Quincy in baseball

The Quincy Hawks led from start to finish in the opener, then used a late rally in the nightcap to sweep a baseball doubleheader with the Lincoln Blue Tigers on Tuesday.

Lincoln golf competes at MIAA Championship

The Lincoln men are in a tie for fifth after the second of three days in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship, while the Blue Tiger women are in last place.

MU issues all clear after report of bomb threat

The University of Missouri in Columbia evacuated its Student Center and Memorial Union Tuesday evening after reports of a bomb threat.

Our Opinion: Police train to respond to mental health crises

Another building block has been added to our community’s response to mental health issues.

Miller Co. woman killed in early morning crash

A Miller County woman was killed in a one vehicle accident early Tuesday morning in Maries County.

Helias baseball falls to Rock Bridge

The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Helias Crusaders 6-5 on Monday.

Golf: Lincoln at MIAA Championships

The Lincoln men are in fifth place and the women are in eighth after the opening day of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s Golf Championships.

Girls Soccer: Lady Jays postponed

Monday’s scheduled contest between the Jefferson City Lady Jays and St. Joseph’s Academy Angels at the 179 Soccer Park was called off due to wet field conditions.

Gymnastics: Gym-Zzouri at regionals

Four Gym-Zzouri Gymnastics members recently competed in the USA Gymnastics Xcel Region 4 Championships.

Baseball: Jays frosh split with Lebanon

The Jefferson City Jays freshman team split a twinbill Monday with Lebanon.

Track: LU’s Edwards gets award

Winston Edwards of Lincoln University has been named the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association Male Track Athlete of the Week.

Softball: Paxton Welch honored

Paxton Welch of Columbia College has been named the American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Softball: SEC honors Fagan

Missouri’s Sami Fagan was named Southeastern Conference Softball Player of the Week on Monday for her efforts last week.

Area men in Boston Marathon

Gerald Holtmeyer of Bonnots Mill and Nathan Redcay of Jefferson City both competed Monday in the Boston Marathon.

Baseball: Newburg 6, Calvary 4

The Calvary Lutheran Lions managed just four hits while dropping a 6-4 decision Monday at home to Newburg.

Baseball: Linn 6, Dixon 2

The Linn Wildcats improved to 10-3 on the season with a 6-2 win against Dixon on Monday night.

Golf: Buescher records ace

Gerald Buescher shot a hole-in-one earlier this month at the Eagle Knoll Golf Club.

Rock Bridge, Sullivan take titles at Helias Golf Invitational

The Rock Bridge Bruins and the Sullivan Eagles claimed team titles Monday in the Helias Invitational at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Mahan gets 10 years for gun felony

A Jefferson City man was sentenced in federal court Monday for illegally possessing a firearm.

20 years in prison for area man for sex trafficking

A Camden County man was sentenced in federal court Monday for the forced sex trafficking of two women.

Camden County man sentenced to 20 years for forced sex trafficking

A Camden County man was sentenced in federal court Monday for the forced sex trafficking of two women.

JC man sentenced on federal gun charge

A Jefferson City man was sentenced in federal court Monday for illegally possessing a firearm.

Two minor injuries after weekend wrecks

Loose Creek resident Bonnie F. Haslag, 52, suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday morning in Osage County.

MU softball finishes sweep of Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Missouri softball team completed a three-game sweep of Arkansas on Sunday, with none of the games in the set lasting all seven innings.