Missouri Tigers' wide receiver Terry Dennis dodges a tackle [Photo]

Missouri's wide receiver Terry Dennis attempts to dodge a tackle after catching a pass during MU football's first scrimmage of the season on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Missouri Tigers' quarterback Tyler Gabbert runs a play [Photo]

Missouri Tigers' quarterback Tyler Gabbert runs a play during MU's first scrimmage of the season on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Missouri Tigers' Derrick Washington celebrates a play [Photo]

Missouri football's Derrick Washington celebrates after a play with teammate Jerrell Jackson during the Tigers' first scrimmage of the year on Saturday at Faurot Field.

UFO Convention [Photo]

Margie Kay, left, reaches for change as Joyce Stohr, right, leafs through her wallet on Aug. 14 at the UFO convention.

Books for sale at the UFO conference [Photo]

Books for sale at the UFO conference line a table on Aug. 14. Among the books available was “Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience” by Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden.

Teacher supply store prepares for new school year [Photo]

Books line the shelves at Ann's Teachers Store, ready to be snapped up by teachers getting ready to go back to school, on Wednesday.

Buying school supplies [Photo]

Scott O'Connell picks up school supplies for the upcoming year from Martha Stolp at Ann's Teachers Store on Wednesday. O'Connell teaches third grade at New Franklin Elementary.

Gary and Linda Haas [Photo]

This photo provided by the family shows Gary and Linda Haas. Authorities have linked Arizona prison escappes and their accomplice to the couple's murder on a remote ranch near Santa Rosa, NM.

Desert to Dome dinner [Photo]

Renate and Greg Crawford share a laugh during a dinner held for them by the University of Notre Dame alumni association at the Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro on Aug. 13. The Crawfords are riding from Arizona to Notre Dame to raise awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C, a deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects children.

Desert to Dome bike ride [Photo]

The official Notre Dame Science van that is accompanying Dean Greg Crawford and his wife Renate on their Desert to Dome bike ride has been signed by supporters at many stops along their route from Arizona to Notre Dame. The image of the three grandchildren of Ara Parseghian, the namesake of the research organization for which the Crawfords are riding and a former Notre Dame coach, who lost their lives to Niemann-Pick Type C adorns the side of the van.

Affordable school supplies: Dollar Tree vs Walmart [Graphic]

After examining the list of school supplies needed for Rock Bridge Elementary’s second-graders, two Missourian reporters set out to the Dollar Tree and Walmart located on Grindstone Parkway to find the most affordable supplies. Columbia Public Schools start Thursday. Visit the Columbia Public School’s website to view each schools’ supply list.

Kitchen fire damages home [Photo]

Columbia Firefighters emerge from 504 Rogers St. on Saturday. They were called to the scene because of a small kitchen fire. Damage is estimated at $5,000. There were no injuries.

Hickman High School football players begin first practice of season [Photo]

Hickman High School football coach Jason Wright speaks to his players at the beginning of the team's first practice on Monday at the school's football stadium. Wright gave an outline of what practice would consist of and emphasized the importance of the team's energy.

The Week in Pictures: Aug. 7-13 [Slideshow]

This week's pictures include high school football practices, wildfires in Moscow and miners in China and Chile.

Michael York sorts recycling at fairgrounds [Photo]

Michael York stands in front of a portion of the recyclable goods he has collected by hand on the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. York, who is 15, is completing the long-term recycling in part as a Boy Scout project.

Scout sorts recycling [Photo]

Michael York separates aluminum from cardboard in the large pile of recycling he's amassed on the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. York has collected three tons of recycling.

Meteor shower visible from Columbia early Friday morning [Photo]

A cropped photo of Perseid as seen from Columbia made just after midnight Friday morning. The constellation at left is Cygnus, part of the Milky Way seen that night.

Kezer ruling [Document]

Former Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan's ruling exonerating Joshua Kezer.

Barn design, option B [Document]

In this design, the barn is moved northwest of its original location and the overhang covers the entire stage.

Barn design, option A [Document]

In this design, the barn maintains its original location and the overhang partially covers the stage.