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Internet crime [Graphic]

From 2007 to 2008, Internet crime investigations increased 11 percent. With more than 1,200 hours of training from 2007 to 2009, Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force members are working to keep up with the rise in Internet crime.

Hickman wrestler J’Den Cox [Photo]

Hickman wrestler J’Den Cox, right, keeps control of Helias' Clayton Roark in their 171-pound match Tuesday at Hickman. Cox's win was one of only two Kewpies victories in a 65-13 dual meet loss.

Missouri wrestler Mark Ellis [Photo]

Missouri senior Mark Ellis, top, who won a NCAA national championship last wrestling season in the heavyweight division, practices moves with Tigers freshman heavyweight Glen Allen on Tuesday in the Tigers' wrestling room.

Rod Jetton [Photo]

Rod Jetton turned himself into authorities at 11:52 p.m. Monday after an arrest warrant was filed for a charge of second-degree felony assault. He posted a $250 bond, which is 10 percent of bail.

Federal funds requested by city, county [Graphic]

The City Council passed a resolution for a federal funds request on Monday night. City government staff and Mayor Darwin Hindman will meet with Columbia’s Congressional Delegation and federal agencies at the end of January to request funding that would go toward high-priority projects on the Capital Improvement Plan.

Hard drives back up data from task force investigations [Photo]

Hard drives of different capacities stand on a shelf at the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force. The hard drives are used to copy and back up data in the investigations of the task force.

Task force investigates child pornography possession [Photo]

Detective Mark Sullivan (left), Detective Tracy Perkins and Detective Andy Anderson are investigators for the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force. The task force investigates child pornography possession and enticement cases. The three detectives pose for a portrait at the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force office in Columbia.

Detectives try to keep work, home separate [Photo]

Detective Mark Sullivan takes notes while working on a case for for the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force in Columbia. "You think you've seen just about everything, then you see something new and you wonder, how can someone do that to a child?" Sullivan said.

Task force veteran uses many computers for work [Photo]

Detective Andy Anderson explains how each monitor on his desk is tied to a different computer and how he uses each computer for a different task such as chatting with someone or for forensic examination. Detective Anderson is the coordinator for the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force and a 23-year veteran of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Winter storm takes aim at Midwest [Photo]

A pedestrian jumps over a mound of snow while crossing a street in downtown Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday. A winter storm is traveling through the region.

Nebraska hit by blizzard [Photo]

Students braved the snow on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday, as a winter storm traveled through the region.

Beanie babies [Photo]

Kindergarten teacher Tracie Downs leads her class in counting the beanie babies they have collected thus far for Operation Beanie Baby Rescue on Friday at Shepard Boulevard Elementary. Students from left, Seojin Kwon, Reagan Brooks, Olivia Walsh, Damaia Tapp and Benton Smith, are positioned with bags in hand, ready to begin counting five to a bag. The total count was 563, and all the beanie babies will be sent to either Iraq or Afganistan.

Health care worries [Photo]

Michele Spry, owner of Midway Electric in Columbia, answers a phone call Thursday at her office. As a small-business owner, Spry worries that health care prices for her company will rise if the U.S. Congress reforms health care.

Keeping eye on health care reform [Photo]

Don Laird, Columbia Chamber of Commerce president, poses for a portrait in his office on Friday. Laird sees the health care reform issue as an economic one and worries about how it will affect small businesses financially.

Missouri gymnast Allie Heizelman [Photo]

Missouri gymnast Allie Heizelman said she became much more involved with community service once she came to college. She now serves as a vice president of community service for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council at MU.

Jetton probable cause [Document]

This probable cause statement for the arrest of Rod Jetton, former Missouri House Speaker, was released by the Scott County Circuit Court. The arrest warrant was issued Monday.

Wynonna Judd at Christmas [Photo]

Wynonna Judd will be performing Wednesday at Jesse Auditorium.

Climate conference opens [Photo]

Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing gestures during the opening of the U.S. center at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday.

Global warning [Photo]

A globe is projected as people are seen in Town Hall Square on the opening day of the Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday. What is being called the largest and most important U.N. climate change conference in history opened Monday, with organizers warning diplomats from 192 nations that this could be the best, last chance for a deal to protect the world from calamitous global warming.

Timber View Tree Farm attracts families [Slideshow]

Timber View Tree Farm provides customers with family memories and traditions as well as Christmas trees.
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