Gov. Jay Nixon [Photo]

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon asked Missouri senators on Thursday to put a halt to their discussion about tax credit reform so that an economic development bill could be passed.

Coaching at MU as "dream come true" [Photo]

Coach Ehren Earleywine talks with freshman Jaydee Young at the MU Black and Gold game Feb. 7. Earleywine called the job offer from MU "a dream come true." “We came in here the first year and the team before I got here had been under .500. They were 85th in the nation, and sometimes it can take two, three, four years to pull yourself out of that funk,” Earleywine said.

From business to softball [Photo]

MU softball coach Ehren Earleywine at the Black and Gold game Feb. 7. Earleywine received a business degree and planned to get a job in the corporate world before accepting a job coaching softball.

On the road again [Photo]

Baylor guard Kelli Griffin, right, and Missouri guard Raeshara Brown, no. 23, battle for a rebound during the Tigers' game against Baylor University on Saturday in Waco, Texas. The Tigers have struggled on the road this season. Their last road victory was Jan. 3, but the team hopes to improve this record Saturday when they travel to Nebraska.

Looking forward to a new season [Photo]

Preseason All-American Kyle Gibson watches his teammates practice while taking a break in the dugout in September 2008. Last season didn't end well for Gibson, one of MU's pitchers, who suffered close losses in the Tigers' last two games of regional play. "You just got to get it out of your head," Gibson said about how last season ended. "You've just got to flush it."

Portion of Cherry Hill Drive closed [Graphic]

Roy Blunt [Photo]

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., became the first major Republican candidate to declare a bid for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat in 2010. So far, Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is the only other candidate to enter the race.

Kenneth Burton [Photo]

New Columbia Police Chief Kenneth Burton

Cleaning up supplies [Photo]

Russ Johnson, a service tech, cleans up drenched supplies at Shakespeare's west location on Feb. 19. The Columbia Fire Department extinguished flames after a dryer caught fire.

Bees [Graphic]

Police chief search process timeline [Document]

View a timeline of the police chief search process.

Police chief candidate packet [Document]

View the recruitment packet the city gave to police chief candidates.

Police Chief Kenneth M. Burton's experience [Document]

View Police Chief Kenneth M. Burton's previous experience.

Beekeeping group [Photo]

Carl Korschgen of Columbia, places a frame into a partially constructed beehive. When bees are introduced to the hive they will use the frames as a starting point to build the honeycomb. Frames are made using a thin plastic layer coated with wax.

Storytelling changes lives [Audio]

Author Laura Simms speaks about her early storytelling encounters with her adopted son, author Ishmael Beah, during a public lecture in Jesse Auditorium on Wednesday. Beah was once a child soldier in Sierra Leone.

Coach watches Pescaglias in action [Photo]

Vince Pescaglia wrestles his brother K.C. Pescaglia while assistant wrestling coach Ben Smith watches from a distance during a practice before the state high school wrestling tournament. "Just keep building it one match at a time towards your goal," Smith said.

Listening to coach's advice [Photo]

Senior Vince Pescaglia, right, listens to assistant wrestling coach Ben Smith during practice. Pescaglia did not place at last year's state tournament because of a neck injury.

Pescaglia brothers [Photo]

Brothers Vince, front, and K.C. Pescaglia practice key wrestling moves in Hickman High School on Wednesday. K.C. Pescaglia, who currently attends MU, is volunteering his time to help his brother train before the high school state wrestling tournament.

Missouri wears pink for breast cancer [Photo]

Both MU and Kansas State players wore pink shoe laces in their shoes as part of the Pink Zone game to raise breast cancer awareness on Wednesday. Kansas State wore special pink jerseys, and coaches on both teams wore pink clothing as well.

Jessra Johnson's mother cheers [Photo]

Denise Johnson, the mother of MU women's basketball player Jessra Johnson, front row left, and her friend Terry Bentley, front row right, cheer as Johnson scores during the Tigers game against Kansas State at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.