Lumpkins trial begins with photographs [Photo]

Keyonda Lumpkins, left, pauses during her second-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday. Lumpkins is on trial for the June 2008 death of her 2-year-old son, Cortez Johnson.

Mike Sewall [Photo]

Mike Sewall is an assistant city editor for the Missourian.

County commission to decide fate of games [Video]

Rick Rose built a baseball field on his Bonne Femme Estates property in 2003. Now, after a neighbor complained about the field, The Boone County Commission is scheduled to vote tonight on a zoning issue about the baseball field, which is used for pick-up games and by several organized teams.

Farm to school apple packing [Photo]

Maria Ayala separates leaves from apples in preparation for washing in the pack house of Peters Orchards and Market near Waverly.

Farm to school apple boxes [Photo]

One bushel boxes of apples stand in a stack near the processing line at Peters Orchards and Market.

Farm to school apples [Photo]

Apples move along a conveyor belt on their way to the inspection area where apples determined insufficient for raw consumption will be separated from the pack.

Farm to school apple inspector [Photo]

Peters Orchards and Market owner and operator Paul Peters stands next to apple inspector Roberta Nichols and points out the kind of apple that does not make the cut.

Blackwell drawing [Photo]

Grant Blackwell works on a drawing while sitting on Ninth Street. Homeless just two years ago, he credits his rigorous work ethic with getting him off the streets. He feels fortunate to make a living through his passion for art.

Blackwell pencil shavings [Photo]

Pencil shavings on Ninth Street. For his latest project, Grant Blackwell used colored pencils and paper. For previous projects, he has used a variety of media, including discarded pieces of wood.

'Star Trek' remembered [Photo]

Sean Kenney, right, tells stories about his experiences on the set of "Star Trek: The Original Series" and answers questions posed by Randall Durk of the Central MIssouri Astronomical Association and others on Monday. Kenney began dabbling in photography in the 1960s while stationed in Japan with the Air Force and passed through Columbia with his wife on the way to shoot portraits in collaboration with the Association of Realtors.

Farm to School [Graphic]

The process of harvesting and preparing apples to be distributed to wholesalers and sold in stores is highly mechanized. Here is a simplified version of a Peters Orchards apple's journey from tree to truck.

Rock Bridge tennis player Kelsey KinderKnecht [Photo]

After dropping five games in a row to lose the first set, Rock Bridge's Kelsey Kindernecht came back to win against Hickman rival Dina Kaissi on Monday at No.1 singles. It was Kindernecht's first victory against Kaissi, after losing to her four times last season.

Pinkel address the media [Photo]

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel speaks to the media about the upcoming season during a press conference Monday. Pinkel said when it comes to new players youth and lack of experience are insignificant to him. He is more concerned about how the team prepares.

Messy Night held Monday [Slideshow]

Washington University grad and grandson [Photo]

Yoshio Matsumoto with his grandson Andy, an incoming freshman, shows a photo of his engineering class in 1943 oat Washington University, Friday in St. Louis. Matsumoto, an 88-year-old retired engineer, was one of a number of students that were relocated to universities across the country instead of being sent to an internment camp in 1941.

Boots cuts through car body [Photo]

Zach Boots cuts through the trunk of a Cash for Clunkers SUV at Sorrels Auto salvage yard on Thursday. Some of the parts he cuts from cars end up being used as material for schools that teach body work.

Taking ceiling off car at junk yard [Photo]

Zach Boots dissembles parts from a Cash for Clunkers SUV at Sorrels Auto salvage yard Thursday.

Dissembling cars at junk yard [Photo]

Zach Boots dissembles parts from a Cash for Clunkers SUV at Sorrels Auto salvage yard Thursday. Zach has done this for the last five years and he sees his work as a stress reliever. "When you have a bad day, tear one down," he said.

Boots carries rims in salvage yard [Photo]

Zach Boots caries two rims across the Sorrels Auto salvage yard on Thursday. The cars that go to the Cash for Clunkers program are dismantled at the salvage yard and some of the parts get resold.

Roman riding at the Ashland rodeo [Photo]

Max Reynolds drives his horses Roman-riding style through a burning ring of fire at the annual Cattleman Days Rodeo in Ashland on Saturday. Reynolds was one of several acts during the rodeo, performing trick riding and rope spinning throughout the night.