Matthew Cassidy and Catherine Prais lug their groceries [Photo]

Matthew Cassidy, a mechanical engineering student at MU, and Catherine Prais, a pre-journalism student at MU, lug their groceries to their East Campus home on Saturday. Snow began falling in Columbia around 11 a.m. and continued throughout the day.

Rock Bridge's Tre Williams attempts reverse layup [Photo]

Rock Bridge center Tre Wiliams attempts a reverse layup past Helias center Hale Hentges during the fourth quarter Friday at Helias Catholic High School. The Bruins will play the Blue Springs Wildcats in the second round of the Class 5, District 9 tournament at Blue Springs South High School on Tuesday.

Tre Williams shoots over Helias' Hale Hentges [Photo]

Rock Bridge center Tre Williams shoots over Helias center Hale Hentges during the first quarter Friday at Helias Catholic High School. The loss was the Bruins' first since losing to Jefferson City High School on Feb. 3.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge falls to Helias [Gallery]

The Rock Bridge High School boys basketball team made a late run Friday night, but Helias walked away with a 55-53 win in Jefferson City.

Rock Bridge guard chases loose ball [Photo]

Rock Bridge guard Trey Smith chases a loose ball with Helias guard Isiah Sykes during the fourth quarter Friday at Helias Catholic High School. The Bruins lost 53-55.

Kreklow talks to Rock Bridge teammate [Photo]

Rock bridge guards Ryan Kreklow, left, and Trey Smith, right, speak to each other during a free throw attempt during the first quarter Friday against the Helias Crusaders at Helias Catholic High School. The Bruins fell to 16-4 to finish the season.

FROM READERS: Filmmaker hopes to bring animation project to life [Photo]

Erin Heatherman, an MU graduate, informs Missourian readers about her upcoming animated film project and how she came up with the idea. The film called "DisChord" is about three rival musicians competing for the public's attention. Heatherman is using Kickstarter to fund the project. The fundraising campaign runs through March 3.

Customer exhales vapor from e-cigarette [Photo]

A customer exhales vapor from an e-cigarette in February 2014 at the Henley Vaporium in New York.

Bottom of stormwater pipe corroded [Photo]

Former Missouri state Rep. Chris Kelly points to the corroded bottom of a stormwater pipe on Friday. He will chair the Foundation for Columbia's Future, a committee that will support the stormwater rate increase and electric bond issue, which will be on the ballot April 7.

Water collects at bottom of stormwater drain [Photo]

Standing water pools in the rusted-out bottom of a stormwater drain under Juniper Court on Friday. It's one of 50 or so pipes that have outlasted their useful lifespan, according to the Columbia Public Works Department.

Wainwright throws at spring training [Photo]

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright throws in a steady rain during spring training Friday in Jupiter, Florida. Rain forced the Cardinals indoors on Friday, but Wainwright played catch for a few minutes outside after missing two days of practice because of an abdominal strain.

Doug Gillin mug [File Image]

Doug Gillin

First lady Georganne Nixon [File Image]

Homeless shelters are filling up [Graphic]

A spot check of four homeless shelters in Columbia showed three of four were occupied Friday afternoon. The Salvation Army Harbor House is the only shelter in the survey that had open beds. The Turning Point shelter is a day center and does not offer beds for the evening. New Life Evangelistic Center is available only to pre-approved homeless men.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crime scenes in Tyrone, Missouri [Gallery]

Police said Friday morning that seven people died and an eighth was wounded in a house-to-house rampage overnight in Tyrone, Missouri. The victims were found in four homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas line.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boonville Nordyne plant in its final days [Gallery]

The Nordyne facility in Boonville, which opened in 1979 and once employed almost 900 workers, will be down to 75 by the beginning of March. By August, the plant will be closed and production shifted to Saltillo, Mexico.

Fewer than 200 workers left at Boonville Nordyne plant [Photo]

There were fewer than 200 people left working at the Nordyne plant in Boonville on Wednesday. The factory, which opened in 1979 and once employed almost 900 people, will close by August.

One of five crime scenes Tyrone, Missouri [Photo]

Snow covers the lawn Friday morning at one of five crime scenes near Tyrone, Missouri, where a gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in a house-to-house rampage. The victims were found in four homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas line.

Notice hangs at Boonville Nordyne facility [Photo]

A sign hangs at the front entrance of the Nordyne facility in Boonville on Wednesday. In February, about 85 employees were laid off.

Snow melts outside Nordyne plant [Photo]

Snow melts Wednesday outside the Nordyne plant in Boonville. Some factory equipment is already on its way to Nordyne's facility in Saltillo, Mexico.