January 17, 2010
Valerie Kaussen, center, poses in a photo taken in 2008 with members of the Solino Neighborhood Association, a group that provided training for teachers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Kaussen, a French professor at MU, was in Haiti when the Jan. 12 earthquake struck.
Firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District tear away a section of roofing at an apartment building at the 1100 block of N Kathryn* early Sunday afternoon. Division Chief Gale Blomenkamp said the apartment the fire originated in, apartment eight, sustained heavy fire damage. The fire spread laterally, also causing damage in an adjoining apartment, but was under control within 10 minutes of fire crews arriving on scene.
St. Louis Cardinals batting coach Mark McGwire, right, works with Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus in a batting cage on Sunday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
St. Louis Cardinals batting coach Mark McGwire speaks on Sunday to fans at the team's annual Winter Warm-Up during his first public appearance in St. Louis since admitting to using steroids in St. Louis. McGwire admitted that he used steroids for a decade, including when he hit 70 homers in 1998.
Veterinarian Jim Joyce of Springfield says a lack of facilities to take horses to slaughter is bad for horses and the horse industry. "The situation that is set up right now was not thought through, and the people who designed this don't know what they're talking about," Joyce said.
Johnny Langley dumps freshly picked cotton into a cotton module maker on Rick and Cindy Faulkner's cotton farm near New Madrid in November. The farm is in one of the country's top 50 cotton-growing counties. They're all poor, with a per capita income that's at least 30 percent lower than the U.S. average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
A cotton picker maneuvers through a field as the sun sets near New Madrid, Mo. An AP analysis found that government cotton subsidies have helped prop up the economy in cotton farming areas during the recession.
Cindy Faulkner drives a cotton picker through a field during November harvest on the family's farm near New Madrid. The farm is in Missouri's Bootheel which includes four of the country's top 50 cotton-growing counties.
In this panoramic photo illustration, the view of the new City Council chamber from the public seating area.
In this panoramic photo illustration, the view of the new City Council chambers from where the council members will sit.
Red-light cameras have been functioning since September. What can the collision records tell us about how they have affected motorist safety?
The Columbia Police Department introduced a new beat map that included north and south sectors as part of a geographic policing tactic. The new strategy aims to better patrol specific types of crimes that occur more frequently in certain parts of the city.
January 16, 2010
Missouri sophomore Kendra Frazier is one of four players on this season's Tigers roster who are Kansas natives.
Photo Courtesy Parker Funeral Service & Crematory
Missouri forward Justin Safford, left, tries to shoot past the defense of Oklahoma guard Cade Davis on Saturday in the Tiger's 66-61 loss in Norman, Okla.
Oklahoma guard Willie Warren, center, eyes the basket as he drives between Missouri guard Michael Dixon, right, and forward Laurence Bowers in the second half the game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Oklahoma won 66-61.
Oklahoma guard Cade Davis, front, goes up for a basket in front of Missouri forward Justin Safford, back, during the second half of game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Oklahoma defeated Missouri 66-61.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Ballard and members of the Boone County Fire Protection District begin their investigation into the cause of a head-on collision on Highway WW early Saturday afternoon. Both drivers were taken to University Hospital with moderate to severe injuries, Ballard said.
Missouri State Trooper Scott Ballard, left, takes notes for his accident report at the site of a head-on collision on Highway WW east of Rangeline Road early Saturday afternoon. Both drivers, the only occupants of the vehicles, were taken to University Hospital with moderate to severe injuries.
January 15, 2010