Scanning testing materials [Photo]

Aaron McGee, senior computer operator, scans testing materials at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) in Columbia on Dec. 7. The NCS Pearson 5000i Imaging Scanning System has an input capacity of 750 sheets and is used to process some of the over 1 million assessments, surveys and other documents that the ARC handles annually.

Answer sheets wait to be processed [Photo]

Answer sheets wait to be processed at the Assessment Resource Center (ARC) in Columbia on Dec. 7. ARC uses optical mark and image scanning to process projects with a scanning capacity of up to 38,000 sheets per hour.

James Cook [Photo]

James Cook.

Vintage lights add to Christmas nostalgia [Photo]

Gary Barksdale's home in Norman, Okla., is decorated with a mix of vintage incandescent bulbs and LED lights for the holidays. While acknowledging LEDs are more durable and use up to one-hundredth the amount of electricity as incandescents, Barksdale grows nostalgic sorting through broken bulbs and overloaded fuses every year. "It's part of the holiday tradition," Barksdale said.

Electronic medical records help physicians order tests, prescriptions [Photo]

A survey by the National Center for Health Statistics in 2008 found that about one in five office-based physicians use electronic medical records to perform tasks such as ordering tests and prescriptions, viewing laboratory or imaging results, or completing clinical notes.

Missouri men's basketball player John Underwood vs. Texas-Pan American [Photo]

Missouri's John Underwood drives past Texas-Pan American's Ben Smith in a November game at Mizzou Arena. Underwood, a 6-foot-9 freshman forward, weighed just 198 pounds when he arrived at MU.

Flores leads Tigers [Photo]

Missouri's Christine Flores drives to the basket against Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Shay Holmes. Flores scored a career-high 19 points and added a career-high 14 rebounds.

Jones injured in first half [Photo]

Missouri forward Shakara Jones attempts a jump shot over Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Camille Cooper during the first half of Monday's game at Mizzou Arena. Jones scored 13 points in the half before leaving with an ankle injury.

Van crashes through McDonald's [Photo]

Yellow tape blocks off the area surrounding the spot where a car ran into the side of the McDonald's on Smiley Lane on Monday.

Columbia police release photos of suspects' car [Photo]

An overhead security camera captures a vehicle that Columbia police believe to belong to the suspects of a shooting that occurred on Dec. 14. as it leaves the parking lot of the Walmart on Conley Road. The suspects shot a 54-year-old male employee as he returned to work from a scheduled break.

Police release photos of Walmart shooting vehicle [Photo]

A photo taken from a surveillance camera at the Walmart on Conley Road shows a vehicle which Columbia police believe belongs to the suspects of a shooting that took place on Dec. 14. Police are encouraging anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the shooting to contact them.

Ukrainian immigrants find new home in Sedalia [Slideshow]

In the past fifteen years, immigrants from Ukraine have begun settling in Sedalia, Mo., and putting down roots. Many had previously lived on the West coast, but came to Sedalia after hearing from friends and family about the quiet rural atmosphere and affordable farming land. The Word of Life Evangelical Church is a Pentecostal church started by the Ukrainian community, many of whom attended Pentecostal services in Ukraine as well.

Religious demographics of Ukraine [Interactive graphic]

A Christmas story [Photo]

Members of First Christian Church act out the Christmas story during a living nativity on Dec. 4. Any member who wanted to participate was given a role in the nativity.

"Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child" [Photo]

Fourth- and fifth-grade church members sing during the 77th annual Christmas pageant at First Christian Church on Dec. 13. They sang "Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child."

Parks have a lot to offer families [Photo]

Owen Jones, 4, learns how to ride his bike at Cosmopolitan Park the first weekend of December. The Jones' frequent the park for many reasons including the trails, skate park and the shelters for family gatherings.

Graduate walks across stage despite injury [Photo]

Morgan McCleure waits to be called up to accept her diploma on Saturday.

Summary of P-32 contamination incident at Schlundt Hall Annex [Document]

This memo summarizes the contamination incident, the department and campus response, the campus investigation into the causes of the incident, and corrective actions that have been taken to prevent future incidents.

30-year-old who died of hypothermia was self-reliant [Photo]

Nathan Curry, 30, died of hypothermia on Dec. 3 in his home in Columbia. His friends were surprised to find out he was living without heat or electricity.

Teens enjoy skating at park [Photo]

Ryan Sublette, left, skates at the Columbia Skate Park in Cosmopolitan Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as Alex Hoffman films him. The skate park opened 10 years ago.