Flooding closes President Casino in St. Louis [Photo]

Flooding on the Mississippi River in St. Louis blocked the entrance to the President Casino on Sunday, forcing it to close. Continual rain over the past week has caused flooding on several rivers in Missouri, and flash flooding has killed two people.

Former mayor greets IBM leader [Photo]

Former Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman greets Tim Shaughnessy, senior vice president for IBM Global Technology Services, during a press conference Monday to announce that IBM would be opening a service center in Columbia and creating 800 new jobs. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, participated in the announcement, too.

Announcing IBM plans for Columbia [Photo]

Mayor Bob McDavid says that the people of Columbia are the reason that IBM came here to establish one of its new locations on Monday. Also participating in the announcement were Tim Shaughnessy, senior vice president for IBM Global Technology Services, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Governor praises IBM project [Photo]

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the new opportunities that IBM is bringing to Columbia, including 800 new jobs. Dave Griggs, left, chairman of REDI's board of directors, gave the opening address on Monday afternoon.

Welcoming IBM to Columbia [Photo]

Gov. Jay Nixon welcomes Tim Shaughnessy, senior vice president for IBM Global Technology Services, to Columbia on Monday to introduce the opening of an IBM service center in Columbia. Dave Griggs, left, chairman of REDI's board of directors, gave the opening statement.

What would the oil spill look like in Missouri? [Graphic]

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico covers at least 2,500 square miles of the ocean surface, which is hard to envision. Here, what that would look like over the Mid-Missouri region. Image generated by:

Humane Society Tax Document [Document]

Click to download the Central Missouri Humane Society's 2008 990 form, a public document that outlines the shelter's expenses.

Mizzou Storm Chase Team observes severe weather [Photo]

Mizzou Storm Chase Team members Hank Wagner, John Moon III and Nick Kelly survey the skies of northeastern Kansas last month while waiting for an approaching thunderstorm cell during a storm chase.

Severe weather keeps Mizzou Storm Chase Team on the move [Video]

Severe weather is popping up across the Midwest and Great Plains, and that has the Mizzou Storm Chase Team springing into action. MU meteorology students travel across the region to observe severe storms, including tornadoes, in person.

Honoring a father and a colleague [Photo]

Josh Devine, left, and MU law school professors honor the memory of Devine's father, Associate Dean James Devine, with an empty hooded chair and a round of applause during the school's graduation ceremony on Sunday in Jesse Auditorium. James Devine died suddenly on Wednesday.

MU law commencement and ROTC commissioning [Slideshow]

Graduation ceremonies on Sunday included MU School of Law's commencement in Jesse Auditorium and the ROTC commissioning at Mizzou Arena.

Week in Pictures, May 8-14 [Slideshow]

The Week in Pictures for May 8, 2010. Edited by Stephanie Hinkle.

Cheers for graduation [Photo]

Agricultural journalism graduate Rachel Moten cheers Saturday as her name is called in the Hearnes Center during the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources graduation.

Rock bridge golfer Wilson Sundvold [Photo]

Wilson Sundvold says he tries to be smart about the way he approaches golf. “I keep it in play. Some guys go out and bomb it past everybody, but my style is smooth,” he said.

Columbia Graduations [Photo]

Students of the College of Arts and Science at MU look at their diplomas after receiving them during the school's graduation ceremony at the Hearnes Center on Saturday.

Columbia observes graduation weekend [Slideshow]

MU and Stephens College observed graduation this weekend.

Gene Robertson mug [Photo]

William E. "Gene" Robertson is a Columbia resident and a professor emeritus for MU.

Engineers and educators mark commencement ceremonies [Slideshow]

Students in the MU College of Engineering and College of Education celebrated graduation on Friday evening.

Commencement on the Quad [Photo]

Maxat Zhaisanbayer from Kazakhstan cheers after the College of Engineering commencement ceremony at Jesse Hall Auditorium on Friday evening.

MU Pitcher Tepesch [Photo]

Nick Tepesch, junior pitcher for the Missouri Tigers, throws a pitch against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during Friday night's game. Tepesch pitched a shutout in the Tigers' 2-0 win.