CDD 11/6: Damon Williams found guilty of murdering Nathaniel Bentley

Columbia’s Daily Dish 11/6

Damon Williams found guilty of murdering Nathaniel Bentley (CM) A jury found Damon A. Williams guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the June 2008 shooting death of Nathaniel Bentley.

Heller Road property recommended for industrial rezoning (CM) The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 Thursday to recommend 116 acres of property in northwest Columbia be rezoned for industrial use. The site is the first and only to be certified as a potential high-tech employment location by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The entire 192-acre site was annexed by the city in April and is currently undeveloped.

Central Missouri Community Action opens weatherizing foundation (CM) Central Missouri Community Action opened The Columbia Center for Energy Efficiency and Weatherization on Thursday. The center, which received U.S. Department of Energy funds, will be able to weatherize approximately 800 homes over the next two years.

Electronic waste collection to be held Saturday (CM) Old electronics can be dropped off at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monitors, copy machines, televisions and microwaves cost $5 to be collected and other electronics can be collected for free.

Public defenders seek solution to caseload crisis (TM) When someone is accused of a crime and cannot afford a lawyer, the duty to provide legal representation falls upon the court-appointed public defenders. But this week, the Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether public defenders in Missouri can turn down certain clients.

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