New beginnings [Photo]

Gabriel Forte, 5, signs a beam which will be placed into the "New Patient Tower" at Boone Hospital Center Thursday, Feb. 18. The New Patient Tower will be equipped with 128 beds and constructed by mid of 2011.

0219Ferguson [Document]

Ferguson's lawyer's response to the state

Craig Van Matre [Photo]

Craig Van Matre

Plane crash into IRS building [Photo]

In this aerial view, smoke billows from a seven-story Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas, after a small private plane crashed into it Thursday morning.

Dan Viets' letter to City Council [Document]

Dan Viets' letter to the mayor, Columbia City Council and members of the Columbia Citizens Police Review Board outlining what he sees as problems with the board and the lack of forms and information for filing complaints.

MU men's basketball player J.T. Tiller vs. Texas [Photo]

Missouri's J.T. Tiller drives for a layup past Texas junior Gary Johnson.

MU men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Texas [Photo]

Missouri's Zaire Taylor puts up a shot in front of Texas defender J'Covan Brown.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Texas [Photo]

Missouri's Justin Safford is fouled on a drive to the basket.

MU men's basketball player Kim English vs. Texas [Photo]

Missouri guard Kim English puts up a shot against Texas guard Justin Mason on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. English led the Tigers with 18 points.

Columbia Photo to close [Photo]

MU junior Tommy Nagel watches as Columbia Photo camera sales manager Dennis Stegall, center, and service manager Bob Orman figure out the flash problem with his camera on Wednesday. After 42 years of service Columbia Photo will be closing its doors in April.

Fixing a flash [Photo]

Columbia Photo camera sales manager Dennis Stegall, left, and service manager Bob Orman try to figure out a flash problem on a customer's camera on Wednesday.

Helping customers [Photo]

Ben Griffith, left, and Jeremy Burt are assisted by Columbia Photo service manager Bob Orman as they make a purchase at Columbia Photo on Wednesday.

Closing signs [Photo]

Columbia Photo displays discounts outside the shop on South Ninth Street on Wednesday. Columbia Photo recently announced it will be closing in April after 42 years of serving the community.

Families praise autism center [Video]

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., visited MU’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders on Wednesday, after he helped secure $750,000 in federal funds for the center’s expansion. Columbia resident Kennita Payne was also there for a check-up for her 10-month-old daughter, Cordarra Dudley, who had an acute stroke as a newborn. Payne talked about how the Thompson Center has helped her family.

Thompson Center a blessing for many [Photo]

Nurse practitioner Theresa Swenson, left, prepares to give a check-up to 10-month-old Cordarra Dudley, seated in her mother Kennita Payne's lap Wednesday at MU's Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Dudley suffered a stroke at birth and now gets regular check-ups at the center, which received $750,000 in federal funds this year for expansion.

John Pelot [Photo]

MU men's basketball player Keith Ramsey vs. Texas [Photo]

Missouri's Keith Ramsey leaps to defend a shot by Texas' Jordan Hamilton.

Day 5 of the 2010 Olympics [Slideshow]

Photos from day 5 of the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Incoming assistant superintendent [Photo]

Peter Stiepleman, principal of West Boulevard Elementary School, has been named as the new assistant superintendent for elementary education in the Columbia School District.

Outgoing assistant superintendent [Photo]

Jack Jensen, assistant superintendent for elementary education in the Columbia School District, is retiring.