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0629 Standoff arrest [Photo]

Duran Goto Pipes is arrested by officers from the Columbia Police Department at the corner of West Broadway and McBaine Avenue after a standoff during which a woman and child were held hostage Tuesday evening.

0629 Standoff [Photo]

Officers from the Columbia Police Department wait behind squad cars and riot shields during a standoff Tuesday with Duran Goto Pipes at the corner of West Broadway and McBaine Avenue.

VIDEO: A passion for fireworks [Video]

Bob Gerau of Deer Park has been selling fireworks for 45 years. "It's a passion for some of us," he said.

St. Charles Road Development Agreement [Document]

The agreement between the district and the St. Charles Development Co. finalizes the plans for an auxiliary, or access, road west of the high school. The agreement also addressed the purchase of another 4.2 acreage for stormwater runoff detention ponds.

Defense attorney offers business records [Photo]

Defense attorney Paul Hood (left) offers up business records as proof to Judge Oxenhandler while court reporter Kristal Murphy enters the information into official record on June 29 at the Boone County Courthouse during jury deliberation for Tausha Fields' trial. She is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her ex-husband Mitchell Kemp in 2004.

Attorneys inspect evidence photographs [Photo]

Attorneys Richard Hicks (left) and Paul Hood (right) inspect evidence photographs at the jury's request for images that show Lexi, Tausha Fields' daughter, in August 2004 during jury deliberations for Fields' trial on June 29 at the Boone County Courthouse.

Fields listens to closing arguments [Photo]

Tausha Fields listens as her attorney, Paul Hood, delivers his closing argument to the jury during Fields's first-degree murder trial June 29 at the Boone County Courthouse.

Windows blown out in blast [Photo]

An anaerobic hood exploded and blew out the top windows of Schweitzer Hall on Monday.

Checking out the damages [Photo]

Medical and fire personnel are investigating an explosion that took place in Schweitzer Hall on Monday. Four people were injured, one critically, in the explosion and taken to University Hospital.

GRAPHIC: IBM Contractors [Graphic]

The IBM building at 2810 LeMone Industrial Blvd. will undergo an estimated $10 million in building improvements. More than $7.1 million in hard costs is estimated for contractors working on exterior and interior renovations.

Making way for IBM [Photo]

Construction workers attend to their work at the IBM construction site on LeMone Industrial Boulevard. Originally a rundown manufacturing building, the site is currently being torn down to its metal skeleton to be transformed into a new site for IBM.

Inspecting the site [Photo]

Robert Worthington, left, job superintendent of Little Dixie Construction, and John States, the co-owner, look over the IBM construction site in early June.

Ready for work [Photo]

Construction vehicles are stationed outside the IBM construction site on LeMone Industrial Boulevard on June 8. The building used to be a manufacturing space but will be converted into space for IBM by the first week of November.

IBM remodeling under way [Photo]

Robert Worthington,left, job superintendent of Little Dixie Construction, and Mac LeMone, the operating manager, look over the IBM construction site on June 8. Originally a rundown manufacturing building, the building is currently being stripped to its metal skeleton to be transformed into a new building for IBM.

GRAPHIC: Lease arrangement for IBM, city, state [Graphic]

The city obtained money to purchase the building to house IBM through the Columbia Area Jobs Foundation. IBM will repay the loan to the foundation, which will give the building to the city afters its renovation is complete.

Methamphetamine bust [Photo]

On Tuesday, the Cole County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the MUSTANG drug task force served a search warrant at 4600 Twin Bridges Road. This search warrant was pursuant to an ongoing narcotics investigation. One subject was taken into custody. The subject was booked for possession of methamphetamine, possession of prescription medication, attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of anhydrous ammonia and felon in possession of firearms.

Fields listens to testimony [Photo]

Tausha Fields, center, listens to testimony from Detective David Wilson with one of her attorneys, Kim Shaw, left, during trial on June 28 at the Boone County Courthouse. Wilson answered questions from the defense about her continuous contact with the authorities prior to her arrest.

Fields trial-Bowden cries [Photo]

Defense witness Jami Bowden breaks down on the stand during Tausha Fields' trial on June 28 at the Boone County Courthouse while recounting an altercation in 2005 between herself and Greg Morton. Morton pleaded guilty in June 2009 to killing Fields' ex-husband Mitchell Kemp on August 24, 2004.

Explosion's indoor damage [Photo]

An explosion blew out the top windows of Schweitzer Hall on Monday at the University of Missouri. Four people were injured- one critically- and taken to University Hospital.

Explosion at MU inside [Photo]

An explosion blew out the top windows of Schweitzer Hall on Monday at the University of Missouri. Four people were injured- one critically- and taken to University Hospital.
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