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Pint-sized martial arts competitors [Photo]

Tiger Cubbie Dominic Pendino, 2, shows his stuff at the Show-Me State Games martial arts tournament.

Weapons portion, martial arts tournament [Photo]

Third-degree black belt Corbin Howard, 13, performs in the weapons portion of the Show-Me State Games. There are three categories in the martial arts tournament: form, weapons and sparring. Corbin took first place in the weapons portion of his age group.

Martial arts form [Photo]

Robert Geiser, 2009 American Taekwondo Association sparring world champion, practices the form portion of the Show-Me State Games at Helias High School in Jefferson City on Saturday. After competing, Geiser said: "I feel pretty good. I saw some different styles, but they had the same basics behind them."

Martial arts at the Show-Me State Games [Video]

Robert Geiser, 2009 American Taekwondo Association sparring world champion, trains at Rob Howard’s ATA Blackbelt Acadamy, which is hosting the martial arts portion of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. Geiser has been training for this tournament like he trains for most, practicing for 45 minutes almost every night.

Dan Cassidy [Photo]

Dan Cassidy is the chief administrative officer for the Missouri Farm Bureau.

Shooting at Fairgrounds [Photo]

Paramedics tend to a victim's injuries on Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Boone County Sherrif's deputies responded to a shots fired call on the grounds shortly after 9:30pm.

Shooting victim at Fairgrounds [Photo]

Boone County Sherrif's deputies photograph blood on the ground at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday. One person was injured and transported to a local hospital.

Shooting time trials [Photo]

Rangemaster Jason Snell, lower left, conducts a time trial during the indoor silhouette pistol competition Friday at the Show-Me State Games. Before each heat, competitors are given a practice period of the same time duration to warm up their draw and reloading motions.

Pistol shooting at the Show-Me State Games [Photo]

The flash and bang of muzzle blast filled the air with gun smoke Friday in the indoor silhouette pistol competition in the Show-Me State Games.

Waiting for results at pistol shooting [Photo]

Alexandra Griffeth, right, waits for the results to come in along with her fellow competitors Friday at the indoor pistol silhouette competition at the Show-Me State Games. Griffeth, a current member of the USA Shooting Team, began shooting six years ago in college but says, "I'm still learning."

Shooting at Boone County Fairgrounds [Photo]

Boone County Sheriff's deputies and fire rescue tend to a victim's injuries Friday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Sheriff's deputies said they were responding to a shots fired report on the grounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Columbia Blaze pitcher [Photo]

Kyle Teeter pitched for the Columbia Blaze on Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly.

Out at first base [Photo]

Columbia Blaze first baseman Tyler Hull prepares to make the catch to force out Dan Barger of the St.Louis Irish on Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly.

Friday at the Boone County Fair [Slideshow]

The Boone County Fair's first Friday night.

Columbia Blaze lose to St. Louis Irish [Photo]

Marshall Willingham, the catcher for the Columbia Blaze, walks away after a close play at the plate scored the winning run for the St. Louis Irish in an age 14-and-under game Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly. The Blaze, an age 13-and-under team, are playing up a division in this weekend's event.

Taser lawsuit [Document]

This federal lawsuit — filed July 22, 2010, by attorney Samuel Trapp — details a Feb. 2009 incident in which it says Columbia man Cadilac Derrick was shocked with a Taser by Columbia Police Department Officers Tim Giger and John Logan.

Boone County Fair Queens [Photo]

Michele Love, Rynda Nichols, Lily Williams and Amy Wilsdorf await the announcement of the 2010 Boone County Fair Queen Runners-Up. Six young women competed in the event Wednesday night.

New red light camera [Graphic]

A new camera installed at the intersection of Rangeline Street and Vandiver Drive is set to be functional by mid-September.

Pictures of the week: July 18-23 [Slideshow]

Photographs highlighting local and worldwide events from the week of July 18-23.

Governors visit Iraq and Afghanistan [Photo]

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is on a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan this week. From left: Nixon; South Dakota Gov. Michael Rounds; Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and General McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, during visit to Al Faw Palace in Baghdad on Wednesday, July 21.
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