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Wright found guilty of second-degree murder of Becky Doisy

A court marshal handcuffs Johnny Wright after he was found guilty of second-degree murder in the August 1976 disappearance of Becky Doisy on Friday at the Boone County Courthouse. Wright was taken into custody on a $1 million, cash-only bond after the verdict was read. Sentencing is scheduled for March 14, 2011.

After an August night in 1976, Becky Doisy was never seen or heard from again. Although Doisy is presumed dead and her body was never found, a jury found Johnny Wright guilty Friday of her disappearance and murder.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What can Columbia residents do to help those living in Regency Mobile Home Park?

What can Columbia residents do to help those living in Columbia Regency Mobile Home Park? 

Residents of Regency trailer park trapped between city, park management

Residents of the trailer park endure unreasonably high electric bills, blatant but untreatable crime problems and homes that clearly violate multiple health codes. They continually are left with mounting problems and few, if any, solutions.

Protesters chase police from main Cairo square

Several policemen stripped off their uniforms and badges and joined the demonstrators who continue to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

TIGER TIPOFF: Dinners together feed strong bonds among MU men's basketball players

Players on the Missouri men's basketball team eat dinner together at the same place every Tuesday, sharing steaks and spaghetti as they strengthen their bonds off the court. 

Rock Bridge girls basketball team is gaining confidence

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team has won 10 of its last 11 games, including a win over rival Hickman. Coach Jill Nagel has her team feeling confident, incorporating a sense of unity among her players

COLUMN: How to create the perfect soundtrack

Following a few simple rules can help any music lover create a soundtrack that viewers can love as much as the movie or television show.

TIGER TIPOFF: Missouri's Phil Pressey explains the alley-oop

When looking to set up an alley-oop, Missouri freshman guard Phil Pressey said he likes to keep things as simple as possible.

Bristol Palin won't appear on Washington University abstinence panel

The university decided to cancel Palin's appearance after student protests about her lack of expertise and large speaking fees.

Columbia College men's basketball defeats Harris-Stowe Hornets

New highlight reel excites Rock Bridge, but same old formula fuels win over Hickman

A slow start and a second-half Rock Bridge run leads to a 64-43 rout of the Kewpies.

Three people arrested in meth lab discovery

The Boone County Sheriff's Department found chemicals, containers, tools and equipment needed to make methamphetamine, according to a news release.

MU students' igloo pays homage to St. Louis Blues

Several East Campus residents created the ultimate man cave in snow, complete with a flat-screen TV, radio and plenty of seating. Its future might be in question with warm weekend weather.

MU professor reflects on riots in Egypt

MU geography professor Joseph Hobbs recalls his experiences in Egypt and shares his concerns for the country's future.

Arctic oscillation plays cold winter hand

La Niña, an Arctic oscillation and a break in the polar jet stream add to the uncertainty of this winter's weather, except that it's likely that there will be more snow than usual. 

UM curators vote to raise tuition, course fees

Increases in tuition for the University of Missouri System sparked a debate among UM curators Friday.

MU minority organizations team up to host blood drive

The Mizzou Black Men's Initiative, along with several traditionally African-American fraternities, held a blood drive to increase awareness on the importance of blood donation by minorities.

Attorneys give closing arguments in Doisy trial

Deliberations in the Doisy murder trial began a little before 1 p.m. Friday. The defense called only three witnesses Friday morning. 

Sleet, ice possible on Monday

A storm system could bring a mix of sleet and ice on Monday if the storm heads north and away from Columbia. If the storm steers south and toward Columbia, snow is more likely.

Shortage of execution drug widespread in US

Many states through the U.S. are experiencing shortages of a key execution drug. Any attempt to switch to a different drug could be faced with legal challenges.

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