MU gymnast Sarah Shire [Photo]

Senior gymnast Sarah Shire performs a floor routine Feb. 19 during the meet against Oklahoma at Hearnes Center.

William Street rendering [Photo]

A rendering of what William Street will look like once it is completed.

Bob McDavid on the city's budget [Video]

Bob McDavid discusses how the city should balance its budget. Watch McDavid answer 11 questions on issues of importance to the city.

Mayor Hindman leads grand opening of new city hall [Slideshow]

The city hall expansion project will provide a new home for city government.

Missouri softball player Abby Vock [Photo]

Missouri junior infielder Abby Vock is only hitting .087 this season, but her defensive ability and her gritty playing style keep her on the field.

TRAMA Textiles of Guatemala [Slideshow]

Amparo de Rubio and Oralia Chopin of TRAMA Textiles describe working conditions in Guatemala during the "Empowering Women Through Weaving: the Story of TRAMA Textiles in Guatemala" presentation at Stephens College on March 23.

EPA to review cinder regulation [Graphic]

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun to review the decision on regulating coal ash waste, or cinders, by researching if coal ash waste is hazardous. The point when specific chemicals that can be found in cinders become dangerous depends on factors including the amount of materials, location and rainfall.

Ready for use on icy roads [Photo]

The city of Columbia Public Works Department uses cinders provided for free by the Columbia Municipal Power Plant on icy roads.

Road closings [Graphic]

Close play at second [Photo]

Hickman second baseman Xavier Lewis avoids St. Charles' Tony Nelson as he slides into second base during the Kewpies' home opener. Nelson was ruled out on the play.

Ehrich Chick bats [Photo]

Hickman senior Ehrich Chick hits a ground ball. Chick drove in one run during Wednesday's game against St. Charles.

Ehrich Chick pitches [Photo]

Hickman senior Ehrich Chick pitched two innings during Wednesday's game against St. Charles.

MoDOT director resigns [Photo]

Missouri Department of Transportation Director Pete Rahn talks to the press following his department's announcement of his intended resignation in the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday. Rahn accepted a position with an engineering firm that received millions of dollars' worth of contracts with MoDOT.

City Hall ribbon cutting [Photo]

On Wednesday, Mayor Darwin Hindman, City Council members and contributors to the new building cut the ribbon, to officially open the new City Hall extension. City staff began moving into the new building in February. Renovations to the historical Daniel Boone Building, which previously housed City Hall, have begun.

Buehler improves on mound [Photo]

Missouri junior pitcher Brad Buehler pitches early in Wednesday’s game against Arkansas Pine Bluff at Taylor Stadium.

Ed Robb [Photo]

Ed Robb, former 24th District representative, shown here in 2006, plans to run for Boone County's presiding commissioner.

Daniel Clay [Photo]

MU Provost Brian Foster announced the new Dean of the College of Education today. Daniel Clay will take over as the dean on June 1.

Paul Love [Photo]

Columbia mayoral candidate Paul Love poses for an in-studio portrait.

Hitting the trail [Photo]

Equestrian enthusiast Lucie Hess and her 12-year-old granddaughter Lena Welch set out for a trail ride on Tuesday. Hess has been riding since 1977.

Getting saddled and ready [Photo]

Columbia equestrian enthusiast Lucie Hess saddles her appaloosa horse Spanky before a trail ride on Tuesday. Hess participates in organized trail and endurance rides around the country with her horses.