COLUMBIA — The most read stories from the past week include a new grocery store coming to downtown Columbia and an employee at Columbia Regional Airport arrested for stealing items from passengers' luggage.
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Here are the week's 10 most-read stories, according to Google Analytics:
1. The most-read story this past week was Lucky's Farmers Market's plan to open a store in the former Osco Building at 111 S. Providence Road. The store will employ more than 100 people and sell local produce and meats from farmers and vendors. (1,332 page views)
2. Tyree Byndom has turned his life around through the Baha'i faith. Once a self-described "thug," he now takes pride in his social activism and hosts a local radio show. Over the past few years, Byndom has become a prominent figure in Columbia’s black community, earning the attention of some of the most powerful figures in town. In January, Mayor Bob McDavid presented him with the Columbia Values Diversity award. (937 page views)
3. A Transportation Security Administration employee at Columbia Regional Airport was arrested Thursday after passengers complained about missing items from their luggage. After passengers told TSA and Homeland Security officials about the items, surveillance video confirmed the suspect's identity. (884 page views)
4. Even though he never started a game on the Missouri football team, Jared McGriff-Culver has aspirations to make an NFL team. McGriff-Culver went undrafted during this week's NFL draft but will be part of tryouts for the Oakland Raiders on May 9 to 11. (835 page views)
5. A patient at University Hospital faces the possibility of three criminal charges after an episode in which the patient flicked HIV-infected blood at the door and caused damage to his room. According to police reports, the patient, who was agitated by an IV falling out, began flicking blood from the end of the IV at the door and then threw furniture that broke a heart rate monitor. (736 page views)
6. Brian Daniels, who was found dead from three gunshot wounds in his Columbia home earlier this month, was left with serious burns and diminished use of his hands following a September 2005 apartment fire. Daniels won a total $4.9 million in a settlement. Columbia police say James Thompson, who was arrested April 13 on charges of first-degree murder, wanted to gain access to Daniels' estate. (652 page views)
7. The number of concealed carry permits in Boone County continue to climb despite the federal government's attempt to bring stricter restrictions for gun buyers. To get a concealed carry permit, a person must go through a series of tests and shooting exercises. (632 page views)
8. Columbia golfer Joe Bradley had his hole-in-one at Oak Hills Golf Course in Jefferson City caught on camera. Before his tee shot, Bradley suggested his friend videotape their shots. Bradley's instinct paid off, and the camera captured his hole-in-one. (608 page views)
9. The Missouri House endorsed legislation that would move the state permanently to daylight saving time if a minimum of 19 other states do the same. The measure provides that once 20 states join a pact to move their clocks one hour ahead for good, all would do so and not move the clocks back that fall. (562 page views)
10. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote an editorial that U.S. citizens should not characterize all immigrants in the same light as the brothers involved in the Boston Marathon bombings. (482 page views)