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Today's Question: Do you believe Johnny Wright will attend his next court appearance?

Johnny Wright is out of jail on bond, with a court appearance scheduled for Dec. 11. Columbia police had been looking for him for more than two decades before he was arrested in September on a second-degree murder warrant in connection with the disappearance of Becky Doisy.

UPDATE 8: Fla. suspect in Missouri child sex case 'devastated'

Darrel Wayne Mohler expressed disbelief when charged with two counts of rape in Lafayette County, Mo. He says he has had little contact with family members who were also charged in the case.

Beginnings: Hunting buddy system

The Boone County Special Sportsmen's Association helps people with disabilities go hunting. The program results in friendships that can last for years.

Plans for city discussed in pre-council meeting

The Columbia City Council discussed applications it received for a Comprehensive Plan Task Force, Columbia's snow removal policy and its priorities for federal funding in 2010 in a pre-council meeting Monday.

LETTER: MU could lead in quest for clean environment

MU students are helping in their protest of coal use on campus and are bringing the university closer to being coal-free.

LETTER: Women's health issues elusive in House health care reform bill

The Stupak Amendment is a controversial health care reform bill that could prevent private insurance companies from offering abortion coverage in the future, even though they currently do so.

Lutheran Bible camp now incorporating creation science theories

Brian Young, the founder of Lutheran Island Camp, considers himself a creation scientist and opposes mainstream theories about evolution and the formation of the universe. The camp wants to become the first creation-science environmental learning center in Minnesota and, according to organizers, the country.

Sidewalk projects on tap for Columbia

The Columbia City Council approved new sidewalk projects during its meeting Monday.

Danario Alexander earns more Big 12 honors

Missouri senior wide receiver Danario Alexander was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday's football game at Kansas State.

Columbia College soccer to face Midland Lutheran in first round of NAIA Championship Tournament

Defendant pleads guilty to February shooting at Columbia liquor store

In an emotional hearing Monday, the 17-year-old accused of shooting Corey Brown at a liquor store parking lot in February pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

Michael Jaco sentenced to 10 years for first-degree robbery

The robbery for which Michael Jaco, then 17, was charged resulted in the death of Nathaniel Bentley in June 2008. Jaco and his family say that he has matured and accepted his responsibilities during the 18-months he has spent in prison.

Warren pleads guilty, could face four years prison or probation

Harold Warren Sr. pleaded guilty to three charges Monday related to practices at Warren Funeral Chapel. He faces up to four years in prison. He will also have to pay $2,685 in restitution to the three families involved in the case and apologize publicly.

New opportunities for research at Brain Imaging Center

MU's new Brain Imaging Center, which cost $3.8 million, recently held a dedication celebration, but researchers have already been conducting research there for more than a year. The center is home to the only magnetic resonance scanner in mid-Missouri solely for research purposes.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Now is the time for togetherness

We must educate ourselves and others to make the decisions that are best for society rather than allowing ourselves to be manipulated. We must take action to address the mess we face.

Pianist returns to classical roots with performance at Missouri Theatre

Sutu Forté is a renowned concert pianist who has seen the world but decided to make a home in Columbia. She will perform with the Vaude Squad on Monday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Looking, listening to the stars with Neal Conan, Ensemble Galilei

Music troupe Ensemble Galilei performed as part of the University Concert Series on Saturday night. NPR's Neal Conan was also part of the show, narrating stories and laughing with the crowd.

Film archivists save history through careful preservation

About 470 members of the Association of Moving Image Archivists gathered in St. Louis to discuss the fine points of preservation and archiving at their annual conference.

Police find 30 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop

While checking license plates, police apprehended Eugene Johnson carrying 30 pounds of marijuana and prescription pill bottles in his truck, police said. Johnson pleaded guilty to a charge of distribution of a controlled substance in November 1999.

Palin speech at southwest Missouri college closed to media coverage

Sarah Palin will speak Dec. 2 at the College of the Ozarks, a private school in southwest Missouri. She will also sign copies of her new book before the speech.

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