Cleaning accident debris [Photo]

From left to right, Tim Taylor, Mike Bauer and Roger Mertensmeyer from the Columbia Fire Department clean up glass and debris from an overturned SUV on Friday at the Stadium exit on US-63.

GRAPH: Fall allergies reach 10-year high [Graphic]

The ragweed-pollen count in St. Louis County has reached its highest level since 2000. During August and September, prime allergy months for ragweed-pollen, St. Louis County has already experienced 11 days where the pollen count was more than 100. St. Louis County is the closest area from which MU Health Care’s Emergency Medical Technician and Allergy Center gets its data. In 2005 and 2007, there were no days where the pollen count was more than 100.

Camera Map [Graphic]

Police Chief Ken Burton has proposed locations for downtown camera locations.

Rock Bridge's Freeman Simmons vs. Jefferson City [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Freeman Simmons fakes out a Jefferson City player during Friday's game at Adkins Stadium.

MU soccer player Alysha Bonnick vs. Loyola [Photo]

MU Senior Alysha Bonnick attempts to fend off Loyola senior Kelly Thomas in Friday's game against Loyola. Bonnick scored the second goal against Loyola in the second half.

Transportation Enhancement Report [Document]

Missouri bill [Document]

Here is the text of the Missouri bill, as introduced. The law, which has been defended in court by attorney Scott Bergthold, took effect Aug. 28.

Ohio Bill [Document]

Here is the full text of an Ohio bill, as introduced, that was written by attorney Scott Bergthold and that restricts sexually oriented businesses.

Ceremony renaming Maryland Avenue [Photo]

Clockwise from front: Chamber of Commerce ambassadors Darlene Johnson, Chris Rosskopf and Les Borgmeyer react during a speech at the ceremony.

Truman the Tiger [Photo]

Truman the Tiger stands in front of the new Tiger Avenue sign during the renaming ceremony of Maryland Avenue on Friday in front of the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. City Council voted to rename the street after a Sept. 7 City Council meeting.

Columbia College's Nikola Velickovic at practice on Sept. 17 [Photo]

Columbia College's Nikola Velickovic, left, attempts to steal the ball from teammate Parker Rawdon at practice on Friday. As a sophomore captain, Velickovic has already shown his leadership abilities.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Raven Wolf shares "spiritual jazz" on Ninth Street [Slideshow]

Street performer Raven Wolf regularly plays jazz outside the Lakota Coffee Co. in downtown Columbia. He shares his upcoming projects and the experiences that led him to share his music.


Brian Kratzer is director of photography for the Columbia Missourian.

MAP: Intersection improvements for Providence and Green Meadows [Graphic]

Improvements at the intersection of Providence Road and East Green Meadows Road are designed to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Three concrete islands will be added to give each of the corners a median for pedestrians and cyclists and divert right-turning traffic. Lanes will be widened slightly for this change. Also, a separate, paved bike path begins at Outer Road and East Green Meadows.

Tweets of the week [Graphic]

What's in a number [Graphic]

Tigers players recall how they chose their jersey numbers

The Blitz [Graphic]

Cookin' With Blaine [Graphic]

Blaine Gabbert has a passion for cooking but what goes into the MU quarterback's cuisine?

Getting physical with Aldon Smith [Photo]

Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith has crafted his body into football's version of the Vitruvian Man — a Leonardo da Vinci drawing showing the human body's ideal proportions. With a 7-foot-2 wingspan, the ability to bench press 350 pounds and the ability to jump 40 inches from a standstill, Smith is an ideal athlete.

Rock Bridge golfer Mikayla Baker [Photo]

Rock Bridge sophomore golfer Mikayla Baker