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Researcher accidentally carries radioactive material out of MU lab

Kevin Fasken of the MU environmental health and safety department passes a Geiger counter over an area of contaminated dirt outside of Schlundt Annex on Wednesday. Geiger counters measure ionizing radiation and help the cleanup crew locate the pockets of radiation left from a phosphorus-32 spill last night.

An MU researcher spread radioactive material from a lab on his shoe Monday evening, which led MU to cordon off portions of a campus building. MU's environmental health and safety department is locating and removing affected material and will conduct an investigation into the accident once all radioactive material has been removed.

UPDATE: Man, convicted of robbery, testifies in Williams' murder trail

A man who has admitted involvement in the robbery that led to the shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley testified Wednesday in the trial of Damon A. Williams, who is accused of pulling the trigger.

Homicide victim's roommate testifies against accused shooter

Nathaniel Bentley's former roommate testified Wednesday that he recognized Bentley's  accused killer after seeing his picture on the news.

Why we sweat the small stuff

I'm fairly certain that everyone has something to worry about. And no matter what, it's probably not all that good for you.

The Beat: Community college enrollment grows

Columbia Missourian reporters Carla Jimenez and Caitlyn Emmett discuss the recent growth with KBIA's Eric Durban on "The Beat."

UPDATE: Governor calls for crackdown on DWI prosecution

Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials said prosecution of the state's DWI laws has been lax and is in bad need of reform.

Costs compound septic system problems at Lake of the Ozarks

Old septic systems near the lake are failing, but the cost to replace them is too high for many local residents.

Missouri women's soccer defeats Kansas in Big 12 Tournament

The Tigers got an overtime goal from Kristin Andrighetto to secure the win.

UPDATE: State revenue collections continue to fall

Although the revenue collections have declined by 11 percent, the state budget director said she thinks the decline will improve to 4 percent by the end of fiscal year 2010.

Attorney general contests Arrow Rock's buffer against industrial livestock feeders

Arrow Rock, a village north of Boonville with less than 100 residents, has tried to establish a 2-mile buffer around the village upon which concentrated animal feeding operations cannot encroach. At the behest of the Missouri Farm Bureau and a nearby hog farm, Attorney General Chris Koster has filed an appeal contesting that buffer zone.

Missouri volleyball falls to Nebraska

Five Missouri soccer player earn Big 12 Honors

Henderson resigns as Rock Bridge softball coach

He has accepted a position as assistant softball coach at Lincoln University.

Tiller named to Lowe's Senior CLASS List

The senior guard is one of three Big 12 Conference players recognized.

Family doctors group loses members over Coca-Cola deal

The American Academy of Family Physicians now being owned by Coca-Cola causes concern among members about the image it will portray, and it has lost members and support. The academy regrets the resignations and hopes other members will not "rush to judgment" before seeing the new content, the CEO said.

KU Hospital performs rare surgery

A southwest Missouri man became the first cancer patient to undergo a procedure known as targeted muscle reinnervation. The arm with bone cancer was amputated, but some nerves were saved to used with a prosthesis.

Murdered student's parents to file suit against Ga. university

A student from Kansas City was killed by a stray bullet on the Clark Atlanta University, and now her parents are suing the school.

State revenue woes continue in October

Monthly collection numbers were down across the board in Missouri compared to October 2008.

The case for an occasional asteroid

The enormous space rock that plummeted through the atmosphere on Oct. 8 brought more than a smoky trail and a massive fireball. It brought perspective.

Sol House hosts events to raise awareness for homeless youth

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. The Sol House's events include an essay contest, photo exhibit and documentary screening.

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