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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.

Sexton Houses Part Two [Photo]

The City of Columbia has purchased the homes at 106 and 108 Sexton Rd. with money from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which provides grants to states and cities for the purposes of revitalizing communities suffering from foreclosure and abandonment, according to the program's website.

Sexton Houses [Photo]

Deborah Fristoe enjoys the view from her porch at 107 Sexton Rd., where she moved with her daughter and two grandchildren on June 1, 2010. "I think it's great they're in the neighborhood to make affordable housing," Fristoe said about the City of Columbia's purchasing of the houses across the street from her house. "There are so many people in need." The houses, at 106 and 108 Sexton Rd., will likely be refurbished as affordable housing.

ESPN's John Anderson hosts charity golf tournament [Photo]

ESPN sportscaster John Anderson reacts to a missed putt Monday at the inaugural John Anderson Celebrity Golf Invitational at the Country Club of Missouri. Anderson, an 1987 MU graduate, hosted the event to benefit his Anderson Family Charitable Foundation and the Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri.

GRAPHIC: An anaerobic hood [Graphic]

Sexton Houses [Graphic]

Schweitzer Hall site of explosion [Graphic]

The explosion earlier today occurred in Schweitzer Hall, located by College avenue, near Schlundt and the MU Chemistry building.

Readying bioretention site [Photo]

Dillon Cason rakes mulch into a bioretention area at Firehouse No. 7 off Green Meadows Circle. Cason is a student for Columbia Builds Youth, which is an educational program to teach educational, vocational and social skills.

Preparing to build a berm [Photo]

Members of the Columbia Builds Youth Program listen as stormwater educator Mike Heimos, center, explains the plan for the day. The students are to build a berm at Firehouse No. 7 off Green Meadows Circle. A berm is a type of embankment that helps prevent erosion.

Learning new skills [Photo]

Anthony Stanton, left, instructs brothers Andres Munzo, center, and Marcus Munzo how to add mulch to a rain garden on Monday at Firehouse #7 off Green Meadows Circle. The Munzo brothers are students in an ongoing educational program called Columbia Builds Youth.

Hydrogen explosion blows out windows [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.

Hydrogen explosion [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.
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