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Williams' mother reacts to verdict [Photo]

Sabra Williams, mother of Damon A. Williams, waits in handcuffs to be taken to a holding cell at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia. Williams was found in contempt of court for disrupting the proceedings by trying to leave the courtroom after the jury returned a verdict of guilty on all charges for her son.

Williams reacts after verdict [Photo]

Damon A. Williams reacts as his mother attempts to leave the courtroom in the Boone County Courthouse after the jury announced their verdict. Williams was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Williams escorted from courthouse [Photo]

Damon A. Williams is escorted from the courtroom at the Boone County Courthouse by officers of the court after those in attendance reacted to the verdict. The jury returned a verdict of guilty on all charges, including first-degree murder, after two hours of deliberating.

Williams removed from courthouse [Photo]

Damon A. Williams is escorted from the courtroom in the Boone County Courthouse. The jury found Williams guilty on all charges in the 2008 shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley.

Helping homeowners with weatherization [Photo]

Darrell Tudball from Central Missouri Community Action explains to homeowners different ways to stop the infiltration of cold air during the winter months on Thursday at the Center for Energy Efficiency and Weatherization. One of the main points stressed during the seminar was making sure homes have proper insulation where necessary.

Nidal Malik Hasan [Photo]

This photo from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Web Site shows Nidal Malik Hasan. Military officials said the suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday was Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

Calling her husband [Photo]

Monica Cain wipes her eye Thursday as she tries to get in touch with her husband, Sgt. Darren Cain, who is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

Waiting outside the base [Photo]

Sgt. Anthony Sills comforts his wife as they wait outside Fort Hood Army base near Killeen, Texas, on Thursday. The Sills' 3-year old son is still in daycare on the base, which is in lockdown following a mass shooting earlier in the day.

McDonald House [Graphic]

The Ronald McDonald House will be moving to a new location in east Columbia.

Calming down after an accident [Photo]

Cathy Walker comforts Taqulia West after a car accident on Business Loop 70 on Thursday. "I just want you to know that everything is gonna be okay," Walker said. The two were involved in a head-on collision and Walker acknowledges that she is responsible for the crash. "I just didn't see her at all," Walker said.

Radio Adelante Episode 34 [Audio]

No. 34
Aired October 24, 2009

Episode 34 Contents

Radio Adelante answers important questions about healthcare in the United States. Radio Adelante also interviews Carrie Tyler, a program coordinator at Centro Latino. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante contesta preguntas importantes en la comunidad Latina sobre la sistema de salud en los Estado Unidos. También, Radio Adelante tiene la oportunidad a hablar con Carrie Tyler, la coordinadora del programa acceso legal en el Centro Latino. Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Alanna Nunez and Tracey Straight
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo Garcia

Radio Adelante Episode 33 [Audio]

No. 33
Aired October 17, 2009

Episode 33 Contents

Radio Adelante reports on the theater production called Tres Vidas and a Spanish class for medical professionals at the University of Missouri. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante reporta sobre la obra teatro que se llama Tres vidas y una clase de españoles para profesionales médicos en la universidad de Missouri. Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Elise Hasty and Virgina Pasley
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo Garcia

Ravin' about dance marathon [Video]

In an effort to promote next week's dance marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network, students put on a "flash rave" dance party on Wednesday. With DJ Z providing the beats, more than 1,000 students swarmed the Plaza 900 amphitheater to dance their socks off for 20 minutes. The idea came about after the success of a similar party held at Speakers Circle last May during finals week.

Shoveling radioactive dirt [Photo]

Kevin Fasken, left, holds a Geiger counter, an instrument used to measure ionized radiation, while Chris Pearman deposits contaminated dirt outside of Schlundt Annex on Wednesday. The MU environmental health and safety department was called to clean up a small amount of phosphorus-32 that was accidentally spilled last night.

Measuring radioactivity [Photo]

Kevin Fasken of the MU environmental health and safety department passes a Geiger counter over an area of contaminated dirt outside of Schlundt Annex on Wednesday. Geiger counters measure ionizing radiation and help the cleanup crew locate the pockets of radiation left from a phosphorus-32 spill last night.

Negotiating the terrain [Photo]

MU freshman Gabriella Garbero enters the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on Sept. 9. Garbera wheels on a portable ramp set up over the steps.

Garbero heads to class [Photo]

MU freshman Gabriella Garbero leaves Hawthorn Residence Hall for 9 a.m. class on Sept. 18.

Jordan Davis breaks down [Photo]

Witness for the prosecution Jordan Davis breaks down Wednesday in the Boone County Courtroom as he talks about his friend Nathaniel Bentley being shot in the head in June 2008. Davis was a roommate of Bentley when they were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by murder defendant Damon Williams and four other men.

Digging the archway trench [Photo]

Kenny Lewis digs a three-foot deep channel with an excavator in front of the Missouri Journalism School Archway at Walter Williams Hall on Wednesday. To repair a water leakage, the School of Journalism has to drill and excavate next to the foundation of its historic archway.

Missouri football player Jaron Baston [Photo]

There was a time where Jaron Baston’s voice was met with rolling eyes, just another big mouth spouting off. Now, when Jaron Baston speaks, people listen.
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