March 11, 2011
The site selection committee responsible for choosing a new elementary school in Columbia is considering four locations.
Lori Curtis Luther is one of the four Columbia city manager candidates.
Passengers leave a train in Japan after an offshore earthquake struck on Friday.
Rescue workers help evacuate passengers from a train on a Japan Railways line following Friday's massive earthquake.
After a devastating earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Friday, a resulting tsunami made its way across the Pacific Ocean, affecting Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.
Students demonstrating at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., form a peace sign on the floor of the rotunda Thursday. Demonstrations at the Wisconsin State Capitol continue as Assembly legislators voted to approve an amended version of Gov. Scott Walker's controversial budget repair bill.
Law enforcement personnel guard the stairs leading to the Assembly chamber at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., where legislators were scheduled to vote on a controversial budget repair bill Thursday. Demonstrations have escalated after Republican senators passed an amended version of the bill which largely strips collective bargaining for public employees. House members were expected to vote on the bill.
Demonstrators make their voices heard as legislators deliberate a controversial budget bill in the Assembly room of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., Thursday.
Jenny Grether and Robert Hoffman, both of Madison, Wis., shout "shame" toward legislators deliberating a controversial budget bill in the Assembly room of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., on Thursday. Demonstrations at the capitol have intensified as House members gathered to vote on an amended version of Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. The bill, which passed the state Senate earlier, largely strips public employees of bargaining rights.
Students from Hamilton Middle School in Madison, Wis., join hands and chant political slogans on the floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda as protesters of Gov. Scott Walker's controversial budget repair bill continue to gather Thursday in Madison. State Assembly legislators voted to approve an amended version of the bill, which strips most collective bargaining for public employees. Clockwise from bottom are Ellie Bohm, Reid Annin, Jack Becker and Brooke Varian.
A program designed to mutually benefit Central Missouri Humane Society shelter dogs and combat veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) began March 7. Veterans involved in the Veterans & Shelter Dogs Initiative, created by the MU Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, will be training dogs to perform basic commands in hopes of fighting PTSD and improving the animals’ chances of adoption.
Images of destruction in Japan after an earthquake and tsunami rocked the country Friday.
A tsunami — triggered by strong earthquakes in the area — caused house fires and flooding of the Natori River on Friday in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, located in northern Japan.
Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday. More than 60 people were dead and 56 were missing, but the death toll likely was to climb.
A boat is caught in a tsunami swirl near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture on Friday following a massive earthquake in Japan. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed the island's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. The tsunami was making its way to the U.S. West Coast.
March 10, 2011
While mid-Missouri isn’t a hotbed of tornado activity, it has still had to deal with numerous touchdowns. Here are the twisters that hit Boone County and surrounding areas between 1954 and 2009.
Missouri's Marcus Denmon attempts a shot during Thursday's quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament against Texas A&M.
Missouri's Kim English, left, and Jarrett Sutton watch as their their teammates play against Texas A&M during the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.
Salem Solomon, right, sits on the panel of women journalists Thursday during a radio show dedicated to International Women's Day. The panelists discussed personal experiences as well as the overall issues affecting women journalists around the world. Aside from Solomon, Mary Kay Blakely and You Li joined moderator Lee Wilkins in person, while Monica Villamizar participated via Skype, and Golnaz Esfandiari contributed over the phone. The show was recorded at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by Global Journalist, a local magazine and show on KBIA/91.3 FM.
Missouri guard Kim English reacts to the referee's call during Thursday's Big 12 Tournament game.