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Honor Flight Shipley

Staff Sgt. James Shipley is escorted through the cheering crowd Wednesday at 12:50 a.m. One volunteer shouted that it was Shipley's birthday, and the crowd began to sing. Shipley was escorted by two community members and Honor Flight volunteer Doc Kritzer, at right.

Honor Flight Handshake

Lieutenant j.g. Dabney Doty shakes strangers' hands Wednesday at 1 a.m. People gathered to thank veterans like Doty for their service.

LOCALLY GROWN: Sealing the air leaks

Barbara Buffaloe demonstrates how to apply weather stripping to the windows in her home.

Fields Murder Trial Ends

Tracy Kemp, brother of murder victim Mitchell Kemp, talks to reporters with family members Tuesday night after a jury took nearly nine hours to convict Tausha Fields in the shooting death of her former husband Mitchell Kemp. Fields was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Rios Appeal Denied

Steven Rios, pictured here in May 2005, describes where he was sitting on the roof of the police station with other officers after his shift ended the night Jesse Valencia was killed. Rios says he went home from the stations but prosecutors say he drove to Valencia's house.

0629 Standoff arrest

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

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.

Defense attorney offers business records

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

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

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

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

Checking out the damages

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.

Making way for IBM

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

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

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

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.

Methamphetamine bust

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

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

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

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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