December 26, 2010
Angela Mischelle Lawless was killed in 1992 near Benton, south of Cape Girardeau.
Emma Phelps, 3, lays her hand on the box of new boots her mother, Amber, bought at Macy's with extra Christmas cash on Sunday afternoon. Emma got to pick out a necklace.
December 25, 2010
Komini Pardalos smiles at his grandmother Georgia Pardalos after stealing a piece of her spanakopita before lunch on Christmas Day.
Georgia Pardalos leans over dishes of spanakopita and yiaprakia as she sets the table for Christmas.
December 24, 2010
Donated pet food is stacked at Columbia Second Chance on Friday. "We need about $150,000 a year to keep this place running," said Betsy Casteel, one of the founding members of the organization. The majority of the organization's funding comes from donations.
Shakespeare's Pizza employees Jessie Roebuck, left, and Jana Remington volunteer their time on Friday afternoon to deliver pizza to Columbia fire stations. In total, Shakespeare's Pizza delivered 19 pizzas to nine different fire stations.
Shannon Tolson was almost finished shopping for gifts on Friday at Toys R Us off North Stadium Boulevard in Columbia. "I still have to go to Marshalls and then the mall. ... then I'm done," Tolson said.
Scott Schulte, a manager at Sub Shop, shovels snow in the parking lot of the restaurant Friday morning. Schulte said he and his coworker began shoveling around 8:30 a.m.
Blaine Ravert, 8, prepares to throw a snowball at his mother, April Ravert, of Columbia, on Friday morning at Stephens Lake Park while enjoying the snow on Christmas Eve.
Brady Deaton Jr., left, his wife, Justine Richardson, and their son William Brady Deaton take advantage of the snowball-worthy weather and have a snowball fight on Friday morning. The family is in town for Christmas, and is staying at the chancellor's home on Francis Quadrangle.
Ryan C. Bridger has been charged in the death of 67-year-old Aletha M.Turner, who was found unconscious Monday at her Dewey Lane home off Lake of the Woods Road and died Wednesday.
Snow continues to fall on Francis Quadrangle Friday morning. According to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, the forecast calls for 2 to 5 inches in Columbia. The snow on campus made for great ammunition in a snowball fight between Chancellor Brady Deaton's grandchildren and their parents.
Amanda Nicklas, 11, rides on her father Eric Nicklas' back down the hill at Stephens Lake Park on Friday. About 3 inches of snow blanketed Columbia on Christmas Eve. The Nicklas family said they come out to sled every time it snows no matter how cold it gets outside.
In this photo taken on Dec. 14, Jeremy Williams, left, jokes around with Raymond Spears at their home in St. Louis. Williams had not been in school for three years while living in Cahokia. After Jeremy's mother abandoned him, Raymond Spears, a family friend, took him into his home and enrolled him in Roosevelt High School.
In this photo taken on Dec. 1, Jeremy Williams, left, jokes with student teacher Kirsten Brauch while working on an assignment in his English class at Roosevelt High School in St. Louis.
In this photo taken on Nov, 23, Jeremy Williams watches television next to the mattress where he sleeps each night after getting home from school in St. Louis. Williams had not been in school for three years while living in Cahokia.
In this photo taken on Dec. 1, Jeremy Williams works on a class assignment at Roosevelt High School in St. Louis. He made a personalized poster indicating what he believes should be the responsibilities of a mother.
December 23, 2010
The Missouri defensive line runs through drills in preparation for Tuesday's Insight Bowl game against Iowa.
Sadie Turnbull, left, and her boyfriend Andrew Gordon pose for a portrait.