Investigation into 10 Truman patients’ deaths will continue

The case officially remains open.

A day after murder charges were dismissed against Richard Williams, Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Crane said the investigation into the deaths of 10 patients at Truman Veterans Hospital is still active.

Commission to urge denial of Wal-Mart proposal

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5 to 2 Thursday to recommend denial of a rezoning request to construct a Wal-Mart Supercenter and the Grindstone Plaza.

The Columbia City Council will make a final decision regarding the proposal at a later date.

MU provost to stay in Columbia

After traveling to Lubbock, Texas, and listening to overtures from Gainesville, Fla., MU Provost Brady Deaton decided his loyalties rest at home in Columbia.

Deaton withdrew his name from the presidential searches at Texas Tech University and the University of Florida on Thursday and promised to be a part of the UM system’s administrative consolidation plans next year.

Sheriff race might get third candidate

The Boone County Sheriff election is less than a year away, and two candidates have already announced they are going to run. Another may join the race today.

Maj. O.J. Stone of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department said he will announce his intentions at noon today during the Muleskinners meeting in the Stamper Commons room at Stephens College. While Stone would not confirm whether he would run for sheriff, he said he has asked for “five minutes to make an announcement” in front of the Muleskinners, a local Democratic group.

More than a job

Instead of spending her summer sleeping in and hanging out with friends, 15-year-old Ashley Hill spends her days in an office earning money to help her disabled mother pay for groceries and buy clothes for herself.

Hill is one of 160 local teens participating in Columbia’s Career Awareness Related Experience program.

Missouri TE spot catching on well

It came as no surprise when Missouri coach Gary Pinkel traded in his old tight ends for new, sleeker models.

Missouri tight ends combined for 19 catches, 182 yards and two touchdowns in 2002.

Chase for QB Patton includes Tigers

The chase for Rock Bridge quarterback Chase Patton is closer to an end.

Patton visited Missouri’s football practice Thursday and said he is looking forward to finishing the recruiting process.

2 Tigers earn Olympic Trials swim berths

Two Missouri swimmers are one step closer to the Olympics.

Senior Rebecca Wolfe and junior Matt North qualified for the U.S Olympic Trials at the U.S. Summer Nationals on Wednesday in College Park, Md.

Top golfers swing at title

Twenty-eight years without a win is a long drought.

Columbia golfer Hardeep Bhullar has played in the Kiwanis Columbia Championship Golf Tournament every year since it began in 1975 but has never won.

Pa. lab has 2,000 clients annually

National Medical Services, the laboratory that performed the scientific tests that led to 10 charges of first-degree murder being filed against former Truman Veterans Hospital nurse Richard Williams, is an independent company, founded in 1970, with headquarters in Willow Grove, Pa.

The company says it performs testing services for about 2,000 clients each year. Clients include corporations, government agencies, hospitals, academic institutions, medical examiners, coroners, attorneys and law enforcement agencies.

Testing chronology

A chronology of National Medical Services’ involvement in the investigation of the deaths of patients at Truman Veterans Hospital in 1992.

Charity golf tournament strings along players

Only at a charity golf tournament can golfers improve their scores with a piece of string.

The 13th Annual Helping Little Hearts Charity and String Golf Tournament on Thursday at Lake of the Woods Golf Course had one big difference from other charity tournaments.

Mavs game halted in seventh inning

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks’ game against Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, Mich., was suspended because of rain Thursday.

 The game was tied at 4 in the top of the seventh inning when play was halted.