Hickman runner Wesley Leftwich [Photo]

Hickman's Wesley Leftwich will compete in the long jump and the 4x200 and 4x100-meter relays at this weekend's Class 4 state track and field championships in Jefferson City. His goal is to place in the top eight in all three events.

Missouri pitcher Nick Tepesch throws against Texas at Big 12 tournament [Photo]

Nick Tepesch scattered 10 hits and struck out five batters while throwing 134 pitches on Wednesday against Texas.

SummerFest '10 [Photo]

Justin Butts(left) and Marika Hall dance to the music during the 9th Street SummerFest in front of The Blue Note on Wednesday.

Summerfest '10 Blue Note [Photo]

Spectators of the 9th Street Summerfest gather in front of The Blue Note on Wednesday, May 26, ready to enjoy a night of music and dance.

Summerfest '10 Bubbles [Photo]

Twins Erin and Meghan Kennedy, 17, catch bubbles floating through the crowd at the 9th Street Summerfest Wednesday, May 26. They drove in from St. Charles to see the band Of Montreal.

SummerFest '10 Crowd [Photo]

From left, Aaron Bulejski, 18, Stacey Robinson, 18, Hillary Bird, 19, Hannah Hinton, 19, and Scott McDonald, 19, dance to the rhythm during the 9th Street SummerFest concert in front of The Blue Note on Wednesday, May 26.

MUCompost System [Photo]

Katie Obermark carries her tray to the trash at the Plaza 900 dining hall on Monday, May 10. Tim Reinbott is trying to build a composting system with the university dining halls to create a system where food scraps from the dining halls could be composted and used to grow new food.

Art Linkletter dies at 97 in LA [Photo]

Art Linkletter, host of "People Are Funny" died in Los Angeles at 97.

Hennessy and Sons Music [Photo]

Gulf of Mexico oil spill [Photo]

A worker shovels oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, La., Monday.

Oil-soaked vegetation [Photo]

Douglas Inkley, left, from the National Wildlife Federation, stands near oil-soaked vegetation on an island impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Barataria Bay just inside the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday.

Woman accused of trying to run over boyfriend [Photo]

Elizabeth D. Moffett

Fun in the fountain [Slideshow]

For the past few days, temperatures have been higher than normal for this time of year. Families go to the splash area at Flat Branch Park to try to beat the heat. Robin Adams and her two children, Andrew and Rachel, spent time there Tuesday afternoon.

Rock Bridge second baseman stretches for the out [Photo]

Rock Bridge second baseman Todd Reller reaches out to get the force out of Fort Zumwalt North's Ryan Fox during the MSHSAA baseball sectional championships on Tuesday. The Bruins won 3-2 to advance.

Rock bridge pitcher Ryan Schmidt fires one over the plate [Photo]

Rock Bridge pitcher Ryan Schmidt throws a pitch against Fort Zumwalt North during a high school sectional game on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. The Bruins won 3-2 to advance to the Class 4 semifinal round of the 2010 MHSAA baseball tournament.

Hennessy and Sons Music closes its doors [Slideshow]

Frank Hennessy will close the Hennessy and Sons Music store after his 35 years of business since 1975. It has greatly influenced the community by providing many churches and schools with pianos and music lessons.The store will be empty by June 30, but Hennessy plans to continue working as a piano repairer, tuner and rebuilder.

American flags to honor Pfc. Fingar [Photo]

U.S. flags hang at the neighborhood of Pfc. Jason D. Fingar in Columbia on May 25. Pfc. Fingar, 24, died in Afghanistan of wounds after his military vehicle was attacked by an IED (improvised explosive device).

Knedler home [Photo]

Danette Knedler sits on the bench at her house across the street from Jason D. Fingar's house in Columbia on May 25. PFC Fingar, 24, died in Afghanistan of wounds after his military vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

World War I veteran interred 82 years after his death [Slideshow]

Sgt. Donald Wylie died on June 7, 1928 in St. Louis. His domestic military papers were lost when he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the war, so he, at first, could not receive a military burial.

Former Missouri men's basketball player Tyler Stone [Photo]

Tyler Stone saw limited action last season as a freshman on the Missouri men's basketball team, and when the season ended, the team announced that Stone and sophomore guard Miguel Paul were transferring to seek more playing time. Two days later, the Tigers signed a pair of the country's top-rated junior college transfers.