Looking for pallid sturgeon [Photo]

Biological Technician Rebecca Welly from the U.S. Geological Survey holds the end of a pole that guides a receiver. Its submerged end is intended to locate tagged pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River. Welly is a part of a small team of scientists that frequently go out on the river to check on the reproductive condition of the pallid sturgeon to see, and in some cases ensure, successful reproduction. Whenever the team catches a pallid sturgeon that they have not caught before, they implant a tracking device that can be used to determine if the fish mated as well as the water depth and temperature.

Kits are ready to go [Photo]

Timberworks Toys is operated out of Chris Heston's woodshop in Columbia. Heston ships his "build-it-yourself" kits throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Preparing the wooden blocks [Photo]

Chris Heston manufactures his toy parts on Wednesday using custom-built machines that cut and sand the pieces in bulk.

Beating the clock [Photo]

Chris Heston finishes up with a toy order just in time for Christmas on Wednesday. Heston owns and operates Timberworks Toys, a company he started in addition to his cabinetry business.

Missing man sought [Photo]

Nicholas Coppola, right, is shown in this photograph with his father. The younger Coppola has been missing since Dec. 12.

December 2010 Taser Complaint [Document]

Click here to read the original complaint and Sunshine Law request that Columbia citizens sent to the Columbia Police Department.

The snoopy mailbox at 511 W. Sexton Road [Photo]

A Snoopy mailbox is just one of the many decorations out front of 511 W. Sexton Road.

The electric candy cane at 1701 Stirling Court [Photo]

An electric candy cane lights up in front of the gingerbread house at 1701 Stirling Court.

The angels at 407 W. Phyllis Ave. [Photo]

Angels hang from tree limbs in front of 407 W. Phyllis Ave., high above a large nativity scene.

A closer look at 1701 Stirling Court [Photo]

Thousands of lights make up the large installations in the front yard of 1701 Stirling Court.

The lights at 1701 Stirling Court [Photo]

Artist turned engineer Bob Emery spent more than 40 years designing and installing the decorations that adorn 1701 Stirling Ct. Emery passed away almost two years ago, so now his friends install the decorations for his wife, Sharon, who stands out front accepting donations for Habitat for Humanity.

Kahler listens at preliminary hearing [Photo]

Kraig Kahler listens during testimony Tuesday in Lyndon, Kan.

Kahler and his attorney prepare [Photo]

Kraig Kahler and defense attorney Tom Haney prepare to enter the judge’s chamber for a conference before
the start of Kahler’s preliminary hearing Tuesday morning.

MU women's basketball player Shakara Jones vs. California-Riverside [Photo]

Missouri senior forward Shakara Jones battles for a rebound with three California-Riverside players in Tuesday night's game at Mizzou Arena. Jones scored her 1,000th career point in the second half of the Tigers' victory.

Keisha Edwards to be resource officer at Rock Bridge High School [Photo]

On Jan. 3, Keisha Edwards becomes the school resource officer at Rock Bridge High School.

US Reapportionment Graphic [Graphic]

The number of seats allotted to a state in the House of Representatives is determined by population. The 2010 census reflects interstate population shifts that bring electoral consequences.

Illinois men's basketball team upset by UIC [Photo]

Demetri McCamey and and then-No. 12 Illinois couldn't stay ahead of Paris Carter and lllinois-Chicago on Saturday in Chicago and were upset 57-54. “I think we were kind of high," McCamey said. "It brought us down to reality that we can lose.”

Michael Dixon set to play for MU men's basketball team [Photo]

Missouri sophomore guard Michael Dixon was suspended indefinitely last Wednesday for violating an unspecified team rule. Dixon sat out for Missouri’s victories over Oral Roberts and over Central Arkansas, but was reinstated on Tuesday by Tigers coach Mike Anderson.

INTERACTIVE: Missouri Lottery [Graphic]

Editors Note: This graphic contains incomplete information. We are working with the Missouri Lottery to get that information and will update the graphic as soon as we get it.

Avis Tucker [Photo]

Avis Tucker took over as the sole publisher of the Daily Star-Journal in Warrensburg in 1966.