Proposed ordinance allowing downtown cameras [Document]

This is the proposed ordinance that would allow the use of cameras in the Special Business District as a crime-fighting tool.

County Clerk certifies petition for downtown cameras [Document]

This is the letter from County Clerk Wendy Noren certifying the petition calling for the use of surveillance cameras in the downtown area.

City Clerk certifies petition for downtown cameras [Document]

This is the letter to the Columbia City Council from City Clerk Sheila Amin certifying the petition calling for the use of surveillance cameras in the downtown area.

The Beat: WATCH D.O.G.S brings male role models into elementary classrooms [Audio]

Hickman girls basketball player Jade Holly [Photo]

Jade Holly, a freshman guard on the Hickman girls basketball team, started and scored 19 points Thursday night in her first game for the Kewpies.

Rhyme University [Photo]

Brothers Charles and Tony Iyoho make up the rap group Rhyme University. They both have advanced degrees from MU, Charles is a journalist in Texas and Tony is an engineer for caterpillar. Charles Iyoho is performing at 8 p.m. tonight at Mojo's.

MU guard RaeShara Brown [Photo]

Junior guard RaeShara Brown works on her shooting during an MU women's basketball practice Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Brown led the Big 12 last season with 79 steals for the Tigers.

Bruins' Ricky Kreklow [Photo]

Senior guard Ricky Kreklow shoots free throws at a Bruins basketball practice Thursday.

Potential Cap and Trade Legislation Impact [Document]

A letter about the potential impact of cap and trade legislation on MU

Kahler Vigil slideshow [Slideshow]

Friends, family and coworkers gathered outside the Activity and Recreation Center on Thursday to celebrate the lives of Karen Kahler, her daughters Lauren and Emily Kahler and her grandmother, Dorothy Wight. Karen Kahler was a personal trainer at the ARC and a close friend to many co-workers and trainees.

Photo of the Kahlers at vigil [Photo]

A photo of Lauren, Emily and Karen Kahler taken on Thanksgiving Day rests on a table outside the Activity and Recreation Center during a candlelight vigil held for the Kahlers on Thursday. About 80 people attended.

Final prayer at vigil for Kahlers [Photo]

David and Lysa Holmes close their eyes during the final prayer at the candlelight vigil held for the Kahler family Thursday outside the Activity and Recreation Center. Karen Kahler, who was killed Saturday along with her two daughters, was a personal trainer at the ARC.

Karen's Farewell [Document]

A poem, "Karen's Farewell," was read at the vigil at the ARC on Thursday.

Johnson in court [Photo]

Horace Johnson, sits in court Thursday morning next to his attorney, Stephen Wyse. Johnson was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday in the death of his 2-year-old son, Cortez.

Protesters at University Hall [Photo]

Mandy Sutherland leads a chant, "Forsee lacks foresight," during a protest against University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee's stance on cap and trade legislation. Forsee sent a letter earlier this week in opposition to federal climate change legislation. Protesters demonstrated on Thursday outside of University Hall.

The Beat: Downtown Columbia loses development project [Audio]

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired homes [Photo]

This house was designed by William Bernoudy, who studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright. It's unique because it is on a fairly flat plot of land, whereas many Bernoudy houses are on hills or more uneven surfaces. It is two stories high with the bedrooms on the second floor and an indoor balcony facing the large glass windows overlooking a large front yard filled with trees.

Missouri men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Vanderbilt [Photo]

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor, left, fights for a loose ball with Vanderbilt forward Steve Tchiengang in Wednesday night's loss in Nashville, Tenn.

Step this way [Photo]

Sachiyo Ito, center, leads her Japanese dance class in a walking exercise at the Historic Senior Recital Hall at Stephens College. The students will be giving a free performance at the school on Friday.

Gently, gently [Photo]

Sachiyo Ito demonstrates movements with a dance fan for her Japanese dance class at Stephens College.