Training owned by MU team [Photo]

The Mobile Aircraft Firefighter Training unit is owned by the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute. It allows rescue personnel to train for an aircraft emergency and is one of only four in the country.

Taking a break from fighting fires [Photo]

Seen through the body of the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Trainer, a Columbia Regional Airport firetruck and firefighters talk between emergency rescue drills on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport.

Firefighters train for possible airplane crash [Photo]

Firefighters extinguish a simulated fire on the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Trainer on a runway on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport. Several burns were conducted on the unit to represent different crash and rescue scenarios.

Acting injured for training exercise [Photo]

Actors portray plane crash victims during a training exercise on Thursday at Columbia Regional Airport. Each actor was given a card with the details and extent of their injuries for the firefighters from Columbia, Boone County and Southern Boone County fire districts to evaluate and treat.

Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe [Photo]

Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe is a 1985 graduate of the school. After playing football at Central Missouri State, he returned to Hickman in 1993 and has been there since then. “They’ve gone from being brothers, when I started, to sons now,” Monroe said. “I love my football kids as much as I love my own kids.”

MU football player Will Ebner vs. San Diego State [Photo]

Missouri linebacker Will Ebner keeps an eye on San Diego State wide receiver Vincent Brown in Saturday's victory over the Aztecs.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Gallery Crawl [Slideshow]

MU's art galleries and museums shined Thursday as a part of the MU Campus Museum and Gallery Crawl. Most curators said they hope the crawl will lead to more MU students' visiting the galleries and museums.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Restaurant employees talk bacon [Slideshow]

Chefs and cooks at Columbia restaurants explain why bacon's popularity hasn't waned, even as its price has increased.

Hatch Show Print manager speaks at MU [Photo]

Jim Sherraden, manager of Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN, talks to students in Chamber Auditorium on Thursday as a guest speaker invited by MU's chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists. Hatch Show Print opened in 1879 and is one of the oldest letterpress shops in the country. Sherraden joined Hatch Show Print in 1984 and was instrumental in keeping its doors open when the Country Music Hall of Fame, the shop's owner, was considering shutting it down.

Missouri Civil War Museum built at Jefferson Barracks aims at April opening [Photo]

In this March 4, 2010 photo, this room used to be the gymnasium of the building with basketball hoops and a short oval running track. It will house exhibits as work continues on the Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks, in Lemay, Mo.

Filling the grill with bacon [Photo]

Mike Stevens, an employee of Ernie’s Cafe and Steakhouse, 1005 E. Walnut St., prepares to cook bacon in the early morning hours on a recent morning. Stevens has been working at the cafe for about eight years.

Shoppers explore PINK's new lines [Photo]

Columbia residents and MU students check out the Victoria Secret PINK sale on Thursday. The event featured the new Mizzou collegiate and holiday collections. Prize giveaways, games and promotions were also part of the event.

CHART: Bringing home the bacon [Graphic]

Bacon consumers are still purchasing their favorite cut of pork at a steady rate despite increasing prices. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the price of bacon increasing by almost $1 per pound over the past two years, while the prices of pork chops and ham have remained relatively steady. This price increase could possibly be attributed to the increase in the price of pork belly, the part of the pig used to make bacon. Pork belly prices averaged $12.25 per pound in August, up from $4.22 per pound from a year ago.

UPDATE: TIMELINE: Derrick Washington's troubles [Graphic]

Derrick Washington is taken into custody after his bond for two misdemeanor charges is increased to a total of $10,000.

Washington approaches the judge [Photo]

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington walks toward Judge Deborah Daniels before his bond hearing on a felony sexual assault charge and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.

Washington appears in court [Photo]

Former Missouri running back Derrick Washington, right, stands in the courtroom with his attorney, Christopher Slusher, after his bond hearing on a felony sexual assault charge and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.

Boone County Residents Buckle Up [Graphic]

Residents of Boone County are buckling their seatbelts more than they have in the past five years. Though seatbelt use has dropped statewide, local usage increased 2.3 percentage points to 89.9 percent from 87.5 percent.

Columbia College soccer player Yudai Yamaguchi vs. Lindenwood [Photo]

Columbia College forward Yudai Yamaguchi, back, defends against Lindenwood's Aos Senad Cavka in the Cougars' victory Wednesday in Columbia.

Columbia College soccer player Ryan Goldkamp vs. Lindenwood [Photo]

Columbia College defender Ryan Goldkamp leaps for a header in the Cougars overtime victory over Lindenwood on Wednesday in Columbia.

Columbia College soccer player Edgar Reyna vs. Lindenwood [Photo]

Columbia College's Edgar Reyna, right marking Lindenwood's Simon Harrsen, scored his first goal as a Cougars player with the game-winner in overtime Wednesday night in Columbia.