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Classroom trailer at Cedar Ridge Elementary [Photo]

Fifth-grade students at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Columbia enter their classroom trailer Tuesday. School district officials say the trailers cost more to use and maintain than classrooms in the building proper, but the district simply doesn't have enough space in buildings, especially elementary schools.

In the shadow of new parking garage [Photo]

The parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets stands as the dominant object in Columbia's skyline behind this home at 704 Lyon St. on Monday. The garage opens Tuesday.

Garage becomes fixture of Columbia skyline [Photo]

The new parking structure at Fifth and Walnut streets, at far left, has become one of the main features of the Columbia skyline. The garage opens Tuesday. This panoramic photo was made by digitally stitching together 16 different images using the design software program Adobe Photoshop. It was shot with the photographer standing on her car looking east from the corner of Garth Avenue and Walnut Street.

Week in Photos: Feb. 28 [Slideshow]

The week's photos include protests in Libya and support in Columbia, the 83rd Academy Awards, the last shuttle launch and teamster rallies in Wisconsin.

Spring Training ushers in new MLB season [Slideshow]

Spring Training marks the beginning of competition between players vying for remaining spots on a team's regular season 25-man roster.

Last U.S. WWI veteran, now deceased, visited war museum in 2008 [Photo]

In this May 26, 2008 file photo Frank Buckles receives an American flag during Memorial Day activities at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. Biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said in a statement that Frank Woodruff Buckles died early Sunday, Feb. 27, in his home in Charles Town, W.Va.

Search continues for missing 8-year-old [Photo]

Columbia police are looking for Sedrick Lewis Sr. and his 8-year-old son, Sedrick Lewis Jr. Police say the elder Lewis picked up by his son from Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday, even though a court order prohibits him from seeing his son unsupervised. If you have seen either person, call 911.

Columbia police look for father of missing 8-year-old [Photo]

Police say Sedrick Lewis Sr. picked up his 8-year-old son, Sedrick Lewis Jr., from Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday, though the elder Lewis is not allowed to visit his son unsupervised.

Public Insight Network partners [Graphic]

8-year-old boy missing after being picked up from school by father [Photo]

Columbia police are looking for 8-year-old Sedrick Lewis Jr., 8, who police say was picked up by his father from Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday. A court order prohibits Sedrick Lewis Sr. from seeing his son unsupervised.

Gasoline prices on the rise [Photo]

American flags blow in the wind outside a Gibbs gas station where a sign shows the new price of gasoline, Thursday in Topsham, Maine. Gasoline for U.S. motorists already costs more than at any point since 2008, despite ample supplies.

Marc Powers [Photo]

Marc Powers lives in Columbia and works for the Missouri House of Representatives.

Wieneke does radio show [Photo]

Mike Ferguson, host of a talk show on 93.9 The Eagle, discusses the recent spike in Columbia crime with Sgt. Jill Wieneke of the Columbia Police Department on Feb. 18.

Interviewing Sgt. Wieneke [Photo]

Mike Ferguson, host of a talk show on 93.9 The Eagle, discusses the recent spike in Columbia crime with Sgt. Jill Wieneke of the Columbia Police Department on Feb. 18.

Up close and personal with Sgt. Wieneke [Photo]

Sgt. Jill Wieneke of the Columbia Police Department does a radio interview. Wieneke has been the department's chief public information officer since December. She recently was promoted to sergeant and became head of a new Public Relations Unit within the department.

Wieneke meets the press [Photo]

Mike Ferguson, host of a talk show on 93.9 The Eagle, discusses the recent spike in Columbia crime with Sgt. Jill Wieneke of the Columbia Police Department on Feb. 18.

Berkman deals with soreness [Photo]

St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman waits to take batting practice during spring training baseball Sunday in Jupiter, Fla.

Edwards recovers from wreck [Photo]

Carl Edwards' car gets attention in the garage after a wreck during Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway.

HOW'S YOUR HOUSE? [Graphic]

Sewage backups in basements can be caused by too much water entering the sanitary sewer system. Here are things that can cause these problems.

Kansas State coach Frank Martin can't stay on the sideline [Photo]

Kansas State coach Frank Martin gestures wildly as his team brings the ball up the court during Saturday's victory over visiting Missouri.
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