And, they're off [Photo]

First Night 5K runners make their way down Sixth Street at the beginning of the race on Friday. Runners were surprised by the nice weather during the race.

On the lookout for mom [Photo]

Archer Fried-Socarides waits for his mother, Alex Socarides, to cross the finish line during the First Night 5K on Friday.

John Wooden dies at age 99 [Photo]

This March 31, 1975, file photo shows UCLA basketball coach John Wooden wearing a basketball net around his neck after his team won the NCAA basketball championship over Kentucky, 92-85, in San Diego, Calif. Wooden and George Steinbrenner, two towering figures in sports, died in 2010, each having transformed his game in a distinct but enduring way.

George Steinbrenner dies at age 80 [Photo]

This Feb. 17, 2004, file photo shows New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner waving to fans in Tampa, Fla. Steinbrenner and John Wooden, two towering figures in sports, died in 2010, each having transformed his game in a distinct but enduring way.

Blizzard stalls Washington, D.C. [Photo]

In this Feb. 10, 2010, file photo, a pedestrian walks down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House as the snow continues to fall in Washington during a blizzard affecting the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.

Tsunami strikes Indonesia [Photo]

In this Oct. 30, 2010, file photo, a tsunami survivor walks across his village which was hit by an earthquake-triggered tsunami at Munte, North Pagai island, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Chile suffers earthquake [Photo]

In this Feb. 27, 2010, file photo, vehicles in Santiago, Chile, that were driving on an elevated highway that collapsed lie overturned on the asphalt after a strong earthquake struck central Chile.

Volcano in Iceland erupts [Photo]

In this April 16, 2010, file photo, the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier sends ash into the air just prior to sunset. This was the year the Earth struck back. More people were killed worldwide by natural disasters in 2010 than have been killed in terrorist attacks in the past 40 years combined. But it wasn't just nature's fault. Mankind had a hand in it, too.

Jefferson Thomas dies at age 68 [Photo]

This 1957 file photo shows Jefferson Thomas, one of nine African Americans who integrated Little Rock Central High School while federal troops patrolled the campus. Jefferson Thomas died Sept. 5, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio, said fellow Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Trickey Brown. He was 68.

Leslie Nielsen dies as age 84 [Photo]

This 1988 file photo provided by Paramount, shows actor Leslie Nielsen as Lt. Frank Drebin in the movie "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" The Canadian-born Nielsen, who went from drama to inspired bumbling as a hapless doctor in "Airplane!" and the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun" comedies, has died. He was 84. His agent John S. Kelly said the actor died Nov. 28, 2010, at a hospital near his home in Florida where he was being treated for pneumonia.

J.D. Salinger dies at age 91 [Photo]

This Jan. 28, 2010, picture shows copies of J.D. Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" as well as his volume of short stories called "Nine Stories" at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, died Jan. 27 at the age of 91. At left is a 1951 photo of the author.

3 die in Arkansas tornado [Photo]

The foundation of a home is shown after a tornado tore through the small town of Cincinnati, Ark., in western Washington County early in the morning on Friday.

Clean up from tornado begins [Photo]

Margie Sizemore cleans up in the after a tornado destroyed several homes in the small town of Cincinnati, Ark., in western Washington County early in the morning on Friday. A tornado fueled by an unusually warm winter air sliced through parts of northwestern Arkansas early on New Year's Eve, killing three people, injuring several others and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Tommy Ney works with a tech [Photo]

Tommy Ney works with tech Annalise Evans at The Center for Head Injury Services. Ney is participating in a work program that pays him to fill boxes with nuts and bolts.

Tommy Ney hangs ornaments [Photo]

Tommy Ney, 22, of Overland decorates the Christmas tree with his mother Christy Ney. Tommy Ney is a low-functioning autistic who does not fit into other day programs because of extreme behavioral issues. He is participating in a brand new program for autistic adults whose only other option might be institutionalization.

Workers prepare for First Night [Photo]

Gary Laforce, left, and Don Moore, right, begin sound checks at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Ninth Street in preparation for the First Night events on Friday. Laforce and Moore work for Nelson Audio, which is managing all of the lights and sound for the New Years Eve celebration.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Church bells in Fulton and London ring together to commemorate WWII air raid [Slideshow]

Fulton church bells rang in unison with a London church on Dec. 29 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the WWII air raid.

Rock Bridge swimmer Kortney Betz [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Kortney Betz, left, and Blue Springs' Alyssa Aubuchon, right, launch off their platform at the start of a race Thursday during the COMO High School Invitational.

Rock Bridge swimmer Annie Murphey [Photo]

Rock Bridge swimmer Annie Murphey competes in the 500-yard freestyle event Thursday at the COMO High School Invitational.

MU men's basketball player Matt Pressey vs. Old Dominion [Photo]

Missouri junior guard Matt Pressey drives against Old Dominion guard Darius James in the Tigers' victory on Thursday at Mizzou Arena.