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Meth seizures up in 2009 [Graphic]

Methamphetamine lab incidents are on the rise again after pseudoephedrine restrictions were established late in 2005. In 2009, Missouri again led the nation in meth-related seizures.

Valentine's for Vets [Photo]

Rebekah Sobieck, 4, makes a Valentine's Day card at the Audrey Webb Child Study Center on Wednesday. Rebekah's preschool class made the cards for the Truman Veterans Hospital.

Study on the health impact on carcass contamination for pigs [Document]

Click here for a link to an Iowa State study titled "Swine Health Impact on Carcass Contamination and Human Foodborne Risk."

St. Louis Distinctive Dozen [Photo]

This photo released by the National Trust For Historic Preservation shows the Old Courthouse in St. Louis which was named Wednesday as one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Study shows eliminating antibiotics increases cost of pigs [Document]

Click here to view an Iowa State study about antimicrobial access policy in pork.

Candle sparks trailer fire [Photo]

Columbia firefighters were called to Rustic Meadows Trailer Court at 2:24 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a structure fire.

Columbia names its most notable properties [Audio]

Missourian reporter talks to residents of Columbia's most notable properties.

MU vs. Texas A&M men's basketball game guide [Graphic]

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Notable properties: Columbia's brick streets [Photo]

Brick streets, throughout Columbia | The bricks on and around Lee Street in East Campus have paved the road since 1909, making the area one of the oldest brick pavings in Columbia. There are 10 streets in Columbia that are fully or partially paved in brick. The streets slow traffic and have an old-world feel, the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission said.

Notable properties: Schlundt Hall [Photo]

Schlundt Hall, MU, south of University Avenue and west of College Avenue | Built in 1922, Schlundt Hall was named after Herman Schlundt, an MU professor and chemistry department chairman. Located in MU's white campus, the building is the sixth most notable property named at MU.

Notable properties: Stephens stables [Photo]

Stephens stables, Stephens College campus, 203 Old 63 | The Saddleseat/Western Barn, pictured in this panorama photo composite, was constructed in 1939. The barn is the home to the Prince of Wales Club, which is the oldest continually active riding club across the country.

Notable properties: The Berry Building [Photo]

The Berry Building, Walnut and Orr streets | Built as a storage warehouse in 1924, the Berry Building was best known as the Nowell Wholesale Grocery Company owned by the Nowell Family. It is now home to loft apartments and commercial spaces.

Notable properties: The Baugher home [Photo]

The Baugher home, 211 Bingham Road | The home was one of the first four houses built in the Grasslands neighborhood. The house was a Georgian-style home designed by the local architect and MU professor Harry Satterlee Bill. It was constructed in 1927.

Notable properties: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house [Photo]

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, 809 S. Providence Road | The house was constructed in 1880 by George Bingham Rollins. Claude Bruner bought the house from the Rollins family in 1939. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity purchased the house from Bruner family in 1954. The house is part of the historic Grasslands neighborhood.

Notable properties: Jewell Cemetery [Photo]

Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site, South Providence Road | Owned by George Jewell, the Jewell Cemetery buried Charles Hardin, the 22nd governor of Missouri, and descendants of William Jewell, who served as Columbia's mayor in the 1820s. The site is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

MU men's basketbal player Marcus Denmon [Photo]

Missouri's Marcus Denmon goes up for a shot against Kansas State's Jamar Samuels. In practice, Denmon asks team manager Josh Dinkins to simulate a bothersome defender when he is working on his shooting touch.

Trying to save a tree [Photo]

Landscape Services employees Ryan Russell, in tree, and Austin Lampe install a support system in a tree Tuesday in Peace Park in an attempt to save the tree from removal.

Transmodal Facility cost more than $2.5 million [Photo]

The city approved the purchase of the Transmodal Facility building for more than $2.5 million on Monday.

Rail line to Transmodal Facility [Photo]

The rail line runs directly into the Intermodal Facility, where goods for local businesses can be unloaded. The building is an environmentally controlled storage facility that spans 83,000 square feet.

Reading together [Photo]

Brandy Sanchez reads the Caldecott Medal winner "The Lion & The Mouse" by Jerry Pinkney to six-year-old Jasmine Gordon at the Columbia Public Library on Jan. 27. "The Caldecott Award is like the Academy Awards on children's literature," Sanchez said.
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