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Tow truck removes SUV from Paris Road crash [Photo]

Don Zike prepares to pull a Cadillac Escalade onto the bed of his tow truck after the Columbia Police Department and the Columbia Fire Department ordered it cleared from the scene of a crash involving a pickup truck and this SUV on Paris Road by the off-ramp from U.S. 63 on Monday. Five people were injured in the crash. The two in critical condition were sent to University Hospital and the others were sent to Boone Hospital Center.

Foliage turns for winter [Slideshow]

This fall's foliage show is nearing its peak in mid-Missouri. A few weeks ago, experts at the Missouri Department of Conservation predicted that warm sunny days and cool nights would produce a brilliant display. However, recent cold and damp weather suggesting the colors will be more muted.

Bluebird Music and Arts Festival wraps up [Slideshow]

Jam sessions, reuniting bands and unexpected instruments marked the final day of the 2009 Bluebird Music and Arts Festival. The second annual festival celebrated the Midwestern culture.

Meet Denny Donnell [Video]

Denny Donnell is the original founder of Columbia's stamp collecting club, which became an official affiliate of the American Philatelic Society in 1970. Donnell has been collecting stamps since the 1940s and is a member of the stamp club to this day.

The club meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at Boone Landing to talk, buy, sell and trade. There are approximately 45 members, ranging in age from 8 to 80.

Organic farm operates year-round thanks to greenhouse [Photo]

In addition to fields of vegetables, the Brabos also have a greenhouse so that crops can be grown year-round.

Vegetables: Brabo organic farm [Photo]

Mike Brabo looks over rows of vegetables.

Purple cauliflowers: Brabo organic farm [Photo]

Mike Brabo looks over purple cauliflower on the rural farm he owns with his wife, Carol, and their two children.

Peppered turkeys: Organic agriculture in mid-Missouri [Photo]

Curious turkeys flock toward a row of Hungarian paprika peppers, Friday in Clarkesville. Mike and Carol Brabo are part of a growing movement that reflects back to a time when food came from over there rather than overseas.

Masters faces Texas A&M in breaststroke [Photo]

Freshman Amanda Masters swims the 100-yard breaststroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Masters placed fourth in that event.

Bouchard wins backstroke [Photo]

Freshman Dominique Bouchard swims the 200-yard backstroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Bouchard placed first in that event.

McCleery competes in breaststroke [Photo]

Junior Morgan McCleery swims the 200-yard breaststroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. McCleery placed second in that event.

Cassie Cunningham finishes sixth [Photo]

Freshman Cassie Cunningham glances at the scoreboard before beginning her 200-yard backstroke heat against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Cunningham finished sixth in that event.

Missouri football team loses at Oklahoma State [Slideshow]

The Missouri football team lost its second straight Big 12 Conference game Saturday at Oklahoma State.

Toston scores a touchdown at Oklahoma State [Photo]

Oklahoma State running back Keith Toston scores a touchdown against Missouri in the Tigers' loss on Saturday.

MU sophomore Liz Hinz opens up The Branch worship service [Photo]

MU sophomore Liz Hinz opens up the worship service hosted by The Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the nightclub Deja Vu. A young adult ministry of Community United Methodist Church, The Branch has held weekly services in Deja Vu since its beginning in August.

MU student attends The Branch [Photo]

MU senior Brittney Stevens listens to sophomore Amy Jackson talk about the biblical King David and forgiveness during a worship service hosted by The Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Deja Vu. Each weekly service features worship music, a message, fellowship and an informal activity.

Sign up sheets at The Branch [Photo]

Sign-up sheets for various subgroups within the young adult ministry, The Branch, greet those who come to weekly services at Deja Vu. Co-coordinator Liz Hinz said Branch leadership combed downtown Columbia for a regular location for their services. After Ragtag Cinemacafe was unable to provide such a location, the group came to Deja Vu. "We walked in here and said, 'This is perfect,'" Hinz said.

Urban deer harvesting [Graphic]

Hunters around urban areas in the state are encouraged to shoot female deer in order to decrease the population. More deer can lead to increase in deer related accidents, as well as damage to landscapes.

passenger numbers improving [Graphic]

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