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Gerry Tritz is city editor of the News Tribune.

Determined friend rescues dog trapped under family's home

Published Oct. 19 2016

For Angela Otiker's family, it was about the most horrific sound they could imagine: Their 7-year-old dog, Kay Kay, was...

Cole County Courthouse hit by vandals

Published Oct. 18 2016

Someone shot and damaged six windows in the Cole County Courthouse over the weekend, plus one in a nearby county...

'Gem' of museum gets weekend in limelight

Published Oct. 3 2016

If any more people discover the Missouri Military Museum, people will have to stop calling it a "hidden" gem —...

JC Concert Association kicks off season with 'The 4 Freshmen'

Published Sep. 1 2016

The Jefferson City Concert Association kicks off its 2016-17 season Sept. 17 with with a special concert — The 4...

Sacrifice not forgotten

Published Aug. 22 2016

Around 150 people on Sunday honored the life and sacrifice of Lance Cpl. Dale Clark and 16 other area residents...

Calvary Lutheran grad wins big in state fair market steer show

Published Aug. 21 2016

Entering the Missouri State Fair's market steer show, Jefferson City's Bryana Binkley may have had an advantage over the competition.

Chris Neff wins spin top world title

Published Aug. 11 2016

It's not Olympic gold, but Chris Neff is the world's top in spin tops. Again.

Sticker stock

Published Aug. 10 2016

Holts Summit resident Heather Cornelison's mom got her hooked on collecting stickers in first grade.

Cycling the downtown circuit

Published Aug. 8 2016

Waves of cyclists, from beginners to cycling stars, flew down High Street faster than most downtown cars during Sunday's Missouri...

Jefferson City teen creates app now listed in Apple's App Store

Published Jul. 31 2016

Tanner Winkelman has always been good at math, so when his mom, a real estate agent, needed to determine the...

Having the blues can be a good thing

Published Jul. 18 2016

MO Blues spent Sunday singing the blues — hopefully all the way to the bank.

Prayers for peace, officers

Published Jul. 11 2016

After a week of violence across the nation, hundreds of Jefferson City-area residents gathered to pray for those in law...

Project Jump Start expected to help new Lincoln freshmen

Published Jun. 29 2016

A new Lincoln University summer program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college for incoming freshmen.

Plane crashes in Cole County

Published Jun. 19 2016

A single-engine airplane crashed onto a farm in southern Cole County Sunday afternoon, and the two passengers were flown by...

Moving inside the walls

Published Jun. 15 2016

Last fall, Jefferson City's Salute to America organizers had a brainstorming session on how to accommodate growth for the city's...

State expands meningitis vaccine mandate

Published Jun. 11 2016

Some Missouri students may face an unanticipated trip to the doctor before school starts back.

The return of Thursday Night Live

Published Jun. 3 2016

The first of this year's Thursday Night Live (ThNL) concert series kicked off with fanfare as hundreds of area residents...

'Old codgers' ready to run a railroad

Published Jun. 3 2016

Even their friends said it couldn't be done: A multi-year, 10-phase plan to build the world's largest outdoor model railroad...

Street Dance Battle set between majorette dance groups

Published May. 19 2016

Two majorette dance teams featuring local children will battle this weekend for bragging rights, a trophy and — perhaps most...

City's HR specialist awarded for her dedication

Published May. 15 2016

A trained graphic artist, Sarah Trittler's career has morphed from working at newspapers, a television station, cable company and bank...