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Timbrook plays goalie in Hallsville [Photo]

Goalie Jordy Timbrook has been playing hockey for nearly three years in Hallsville.

Championship tournament held Sunday evening [Photo]

A view from the press box at Whitney Briggs Memorial Hockey Arena in Hallsville. The only hockey league in mid-Missouri, the Twister Hockey League, held its playoffs and championship tournament Sunday evening.

Brown suits up [Photo]

Christi Brown puts on her protective padding. She was one of two women playing hockey Sunday evening in Hallsville.

Duran stretches before beating the gold team [Photo]

Dustin Duran stretches before his team's first game Sunday afternoon. Later, the gold team would come from 3 goals down late in the second period to defeat the green team.

Poteet waits in the penalty box [Photo]

Morgan Poteet spends time in the penalty box near the end of the first hockey game of the Twister Hockey League playoffs Sunday evening in Hallsville.

The Black Diamond [Slideshow]

Columbia native Theron Denson brought his show "The Black Diamond Experience" back to Missouri on Aug. 6 after touring and performing in Las Vegas. The homecoming show at Boone Tavern marked Denson's first performance in Columbia in four years. Claiming to be the "planet's only" black Neil Diamond impersonator, Denson entertained a crowd of about 100 to Neil Diamond songs.

Hear the 'Hounds Howl [Video]

The Rockin’ Hounds are a rockabilly band based in Fulton that plays around mid-Missouri, including public spaces such as the sidewalk on 9th Street south of Elm Street. The band uses a car battery to power their audio equipment, which enables them to play at non-traditional locations.

Summertime hockey [Slideshow]

Whitney Briggs Memorial Arena is the home of Hallsville's Twisters roller hockey league, an oasis for hockey players all over Missouri. Briggs, who founded the league when she was in middle school, died in 2005. On Aug. 9, the league awarded a trophy bearing her name to the league champion.

Police standards unit report [Graphic]

A report by the Columbia Police Department’s Professional Standards Unit shows an increase in arrests and a decrease in use of force from the first to the second quarter.

Traffic backed up on Interstate 70 [Photo]

Traffic was slow on Interstate 70 eastbound following a fatal crash on Wednesday morning.

Van rollover on Interstate 70 [Photo]

A rollover accident on Interstate 70 eastbound killed one person and sent several others to a hospital Wednesday morning. The accident occurred near the Stadium Boulevard exit on I-70 around 7 a.m.

Neighbors use Twitter to ward off crime [Photo]

Richard Vickers checks for signs of weapons or drug use inside of an abandoned property as he patrols his Old Oaks neighborhood Aug. 4 in Columbus, Ohio. Like the members of this well-oiled block watch group in central Ohio, neighbors across the country are using Twitter, blogs, e-mail and street patrols to help ward off crime.

School MAP scores [Graphic]

Lesser prairie chickens [Photo]

Lesser prairie chickens fight during a mating ritual in New Mexico in the spring of 2007. Should the lesser prairie chicken become listed as threatened or endangered — and it's close now — there would be significant restrictions on companies hoping to plant towering turbines across a five-state region believed to have some of the nation's best wind energy potential.

Local group restores historic house [Photo]

Pedestrians walk towards the Houston House in Newburg. The historic building, which used to house railroad workers, is being restored by a local group. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with improvement suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

Ozark town hosts fundraiser to build park [Photo]

Richard Ingram, of Edgar Springs signals a mud run driver has stopped moving forward in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

Ozark communities host fundraisers for community improvements [Photo]

Timber Adams, of Steelville, left, breaks away from the pack to eventually win the nine and under foot race during a break in the vehicle mud run Saturday, Aug. 8, in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

Town hall meetings overflow with listeners [Photo]

From left, Ihsan Saleem, 23, of Decatur, Ga., Hud Williams, 29, of Atlanta and Naeem Muwwakkil, 57, of Atlanta listen to Chip Spradley, 65, of Tucker, Ga. share his viewpoints outside the filled to capacity Cole Auditorium at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston on Monday during a town hall meeting on health care reform. The line to get into the meeting snaked around the building and other auditoriums had to be used for overflow. These four men did not get into the meeting or the overflow, after the overflow was too crowded.

Health care town halls spark protests [Photo]

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., right, listens to Katy Abram, left, ask a question as the crowd reacts during a town hall meeting open to the public on Tuesday in Lebanon, Pa.

David Yost [Photo]

David Yost
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