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Trapp attends task force forum

Mary Rodriguez, left, talks with Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp after the final public forum held by the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence on Friday at the Armory Sports Center. Trapp, co-chair of the task force, attended all three of the forums to listen to the community's suggestions. "It's really been an enlightening experience," he said.

NAACP leader attends forum

Mary Ratliff, president of the Missouri chapter of the NAACP, and her husband, Lonnie Ratliff, clap during the final public forum held by the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence on Friday at the Armory Sports Center.

Cobbins displays hat at task force forum

Glenn Cobbins of the Imani Mission Center displays his hat on Friday during the final public forum held by the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence at the Armory Sports Center. Cobbins was part of a panel to share experiences at the forum.

Royals' Moustakas tags out runner

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas leaps over Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts after tagging Betts out when he was caught between third and home during the fifth Friday.

Matt Holliday hits home run

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday follows through after hitting a three run home run during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies on Friday.

Panelists speak at forum

Music producer Tyrone Williams, left, and bail bondsman Nakia Belcher, right, listen to Glenn Cobbins of the Imani Mission Center on Friday during the final public forum held by the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence at the Armory Sports Center. The three were part of a panel to share their experiences at the forum. The task force invited people aged 15-30 to give feedback and suggestions about ensuring public safety in Columbia.

"Star Spangled Banner" on exhibit

The flag that inspired the national anthem, "Star-Spangled Banner," is seen on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Years ago parts of the flag were snipped off and handed out as mementos, and the Smithsonian has been reacquiring some of those fragments and adding to their collection.

Missouri football players take field

Missouri football players take the field through a cloud of smoke before the game against South Dakota State on Aug. 30.

Benjamin Crump speaks during news conference

Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump speaks during a news conference in St. Louis County, Mo about a cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Forklift drives through parking lot

A forklift drives in the parking lot along the north side of Locust Street on Friday morning. Workers lined the street with concrete barriers, blocking access to the site and the metered parking spots.

Metered parking spots closed on Locust Street

Workers sectioned off the metered parking spots Friday morning on Locust Street in preparation for demolition of the buildings between Seventh and Eighth streets. Brookside Downtown, at Tenth and Locust, can be seen in the background.

Evan Boehm was accident prone as a child

Evan Boehm, pictured as a baby and in his current team photo, was a bit accident prone as a child. He knocked out his front teeth on three separate occasions.

Gary Pinkel's gameday attire carefully selected

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel watches the action from the sidelines during the game against the Toledo Rockets on Sept. 6. Pinkel's gameday attire is carefully selected by the equipment team to represent the "Mizzou" brand on the sidelines.

Hunter Parrish injures wrist

An injury to Hunter Parrish's right wrist likely will keep him off the links until late November at the earliest.

Cars parked along Rosemary Lane

Cars are parked in front of a house along Rosemary Lane the morning of Sept. 4. East Campus parking is in high demand for students.

The sun shines on cars parked on Rosemary Lane

The morning sun shines on cars parked on Rosemary Lane the morning of Sept. 4. The street is typically sought out by students looking to park close to campus. Due to the demand for student parking, the city of Columbia is hiring a mediator to reach a decision on a solution for the area.

Cars line Rosemary Lane in East Campus

A pedestrian crosses Rosemary Lane on the morning Sept. 4. Rosemary Lane and other roads in East Campus are in high demand when it comes to student parking.

Mayor's task force hosts public forum

Pamela Hardin listens to police chief Ken Burton talk about the need to build better relationships between police officers and Columbia's youth on Thursday. The mayor's task force hosted a public forum at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church about crime and violence.

Forum on violence prevention held in Columbia

Virginia Law, left, Valerie Shaw and Mary Ratliff respond to a question about community violence on Thursday. A public forum was held to discuss ways to prevent violence in the Columbia community, especially in light of the recent death of Ferguson teen, Michael Brown.

Members of the Columbia community discuss violence prevention

Members of the Columbia community met at the Progressive Missionary Church on Thursday to discuss violence prevention and intervention amongst youth. The forum was mainly for parents in the community whose children might be affected by community violence.
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