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Departments gather at courthouse [Photo]

Members of various area departments including the Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department, MU Police Departmnet and Boone County Sheriff's Department were called to the Boone County Courthouse shortly before 7 a.m. because of a suspicious envelope left near the entrance to the courthouse. The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad, a multi-departmental organization, investigated the envelop with a robotic X-ray device, and it turned out not to be dangerous.

Bomb squad robot exits courthouse [Photo]

A Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad robot leaves the Boone County Courthouse on Thursday as people re-enter the building. The squad was called in because of a suspicious package found in the entrance to the courthouse.

Detective retrieves suspicious package from bombsquad robot [Photo]

Columbia Police Detective Corey Bowden retrieves a suspicious letter found inside the doors of the Boone County Courthouse from a bombsquad robot Thursday. A custodian notified her supervisor after she discovered the suspiciously heavy package at 4:30 a.m., said Detective Tom O'Sullivan of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Scott's Branch Trail alternate route [Graphic]

Columbia’s City Council is considering an alternate routing of Scott’s Branch Trail that would not utilize the sidewalks along Weaver, Bray and Dublin streets.

Proposition B: Original, bill and compromise [Graphic]

Voters ratified Proposition B in November, which prevents cruelty in large dog breeding organizations, and will go into effect November 2011. Missouri General Assembly passed a bill last week that changes the original legislation before it goes into effect. On Monday, leaders of animal rights, farming and breeding groups agreed to a compromise, which Nixon supports. Here’s a quick look at the differences between all three.

For the love of the game and the kids [Photo]

John Kelly shows off a plaque he received during Tuesday's Kansas City Royals game. He was recognized as the Buck O'Neil Legacy seat winner for that game for his contributions to Columbia's youth. Kelly founded a youth baseball league for those living near Douglass Park in 1996.

INJURING THE FUND [Graphic]

The Second Injury Fund is funded by a surcharge on employers that was capped in 2005, which limits revenue as claims continue to rise.

Girl and ballon flower [Photo]

Amelia Goodwin, 3, reaches for the balloon flower made for her by Sparkie Da' Clown during the Family Fun Fest in Flat Branch Park on Wednesday. The lines for balloon animals remained long for the entire event.

Balloons in apron [Photo]

Sparkie Da' Clown of EntPro Entertainment reaches into her apron for balloons during the Family Fun Fest in Flat Branch Park on Wednesday. Sparkie Da' Clown and other clowns made many balloon animals throughout the evening.

Bungee run [Photo]

Asher Ferguson, 7, is pulled back by a bungee cord in the bungee run during the Family Fun Fest in Flat Branch Park on Wednesday. The bungee run challenged kids to run as far as they could to toss a bean bag in a basket.

Glittering in Family Fun Fest [Photo]

Cailyn Gilmore, 10, closes her eyes as Susie Getzlaff of EntPro Entertainment adds glitter to her face painting at the Family Fun Fest in Flat Branch Park on Wednesday. The theme of the night's fun fest was Teen Fest, but it was attended by kids of all ages.

Columbia College softball players Sarah Ruff and Kristen Eiken [Photo]

Columbia College softball players, Sarah Ruff, left, and Kristen Eiken cheer on their teammates from the dugout Wednesday against Hannibal-LaGrange.

Columbia College softball player Taylor Richter vs. Hannibal-LaGrange [Photo]

Columbia College pitcher Taylor Richter threw two innings of relief in the first game against Hannibal-LaGrange on Wednesday, allowing one run.

Senator Brian Munzlinger speaks to demonstrators outside of the Capitol [Photo]

Missouri Sen. Brian Munzlinger addresses demonstrators who support SB 113 outside the Capitol in Jefferson City.

Janai Ritter kisses her dog at demonstration of support for SB 113 [Photo]

Janai Ritter kisses her dog on the steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City during a demonstration in support for SB 113 which would make revisions to Proposition B passed by voters last November. The act removes a breeder's possession limit of 50 dogs.

Columbia College softball game against Hannibal-LaGrange [Photo]

Hannibal-LaGrange batter Kachina Hudson hits a foul ball against Columbia College in a doubleheader Wednesday at Cougar Softball Field.

Demonstrators show support for revision of Proposition B [Photo]

Demonstrators show their support at the Missouri State Capital for SB 113 which would make revisions to Proposition B which was passed by voters last November. The act removes a breeder's possession limit of 50 dogs.

Arsenal's value [Photo]

A boy jumps between seating Monday outside the Emirates Stadium in London. American businessman Stan Kroenke secured a controlling stake in Arsenal soccer club, clearing the way for a full takeover that would make him the fifth U.S. owner of a Premier League club. The deal values the club at 731 million pounds ($1.2 billion).

2010 MU Salaries [Document]

2009 MU Salaries [Document]

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