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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.

Explosion at MU inside

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

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

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

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.

Readying bioretention site

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

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

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

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

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.

Lab explosion blows out windows in Schweitzer Hall

A lab explosion blew out the windows of Schweitzer Hall on Monday afternoon. The explosion injured four people, one critically.

Pink Promise Tea held Saturday night

Mary Muscato attended Saturday's Pink Promise Tea for cancer survivors. Muscato discusses what it was like to go through cancer and how a support group of family and friends helped her find the support she needed.

Facebook reunions reunite old friends

In this June 19 photo, members of the Parkway North High School Class of 2000 visit during their class reunion at the Sheraton Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.

Embracing an old friend

In this June 19 photo, Blake Hamilton and Adrienne Saxe, members of the Parkway North High School Class of 2000, embrace during their class reunion at the Sheraton Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.

Taking a peek at the past

In this June 19 photo, Parkway North High School graduates Erin Seltzer and her husband Kevin Seltzer look for themselves and friends in a class photograph taken in their senior year at the school during the Class of 2000 reunion at the Sheraton Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.

Dog days in Washington

In this photo taken May 12, Rep. Linda Sanchez, right, D-Calif., plays with Chavo, a male beagle adopted from a shelter, as he sits at his favorite spot on the couch during a meeting at the congresswoman's office in Washington. Like several other lawmakers, Chavez brings her dog to the office every day which tends to lighten up what can be an intense environment on the Hill.
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