New Media Expo [Video]

Students in the New Media Network, who are from the First Ward, exhibited their photography and audio works at the Ragtag Cinemacafé on Tuesday night.

Rare size advantage boosts Tigers [Photo]

Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll led the Tigers with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

New Biogas Energy Plant opens [Photo]

Retired engineer Karl Evans surveys the biogas energy conversion machinery at the Biogas Energy Plant at the landfill on Tuesday.

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Claire Garden and Hoyt DeVane explore the Biogas Energy Plant during the dedication and ribbon-cutting on Tuesday.

Media program for First Ward children hosts exhibit [Photo]

Elsuan Hutchison, 6, left, Vicki Hobbs, center, and Nia Parker, 8, help display the First Ward Digital Storyteller's photographs at Ragtag Cinemacafé on Tuesday. Children of the First Ward exhibited still photographs along with audio slideshows to the Columbia community. Vicki Hobbs attended the event to help her daughter, Holly Hobbs, the co-director of New Media Network, a program that brings technology to the Columbia's First Ward district to further creative expression.

Community action meeting addresses education, crime [Photo]

Lorenzo Lawson, right, from Youth Empowerment Zone, talks about his involvement in the community during the community action meeting on Tuesday with Dr. Phyllis Chase of Columbia Public Schools.

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Members of the community get responses to their questions regarding lowering the crime rate in Columbia from a panel during a community action meeting on Tuesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Party for a princess [Slideshow]

Click here for an inside look at a party fit for a princess.

MU men’s basketball team glad to be playing more [Photo]

Missouri’s Leo Lyons said the break from class should help the Tigers focus on basketball, rest and take care of injuries.

MU redshirt linebacker moves to defensive end [Photo]

Missouri’s Michael Keck was redshirted this season to repair a strained shoulder. When he returns next season he’ll be playing at the position he played in high school, defensive end.

Local View: Meet Smoky McLung [Photo]

Boone County struggles to meet mental health care needs for inmates [Photo]

Pascha Boyd makes calls from her office at the Boone County Jail where she is the psychiatric nurse. Boyd has been providing mental healthcare to the inmates since September 2001.

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Pascha Boyd gets clearance to exit the hallways at the Boone County jail. "This to me is my favorite patient population to work with. I fell able to meet people with a level of compassion," Boyd said of the inmates.

A party for a princess for a day [Photo]

Ashton Hall sings a karaoke cover of a Hannah Montana song at her seventh birthday party at Goldilocks Salon. Her friends, including Kaila Perry, 6, right, joined her on stage for singing and dancing.

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Goldilocks Salon owner Crystal Taylor applies gold sparkle eye shadow to Ashton Hall’s eyes at her Rock Star Diva-themed seventh birthday party on Nov. 25.

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From left to right: Lauren Hall, 5, Noelle Hall, 4, Ashton Hall, 7, Kaila Perry, 6, and Cora Mitchell, 6, pose for their portrait on the karaoke stage at Goldilocks Salon, where the girls celebrated Ashton's seventh birthday with a Rock Star Diva theme party.

Winemakers hope to turn hobby into full-time job [Photo]

Janie and Roger Harmon made their first wine from pears in their basement; today they bottle and label their wine made from a variety of fruits. They are currently working on acquiring a manufacturing license in order to go into the wine business.

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Roger Harmon pours a glass of his homemade wine.

Columbia police take children Christmas shopping [Photo]

Demonte Gaines, a fourth-grader at Field Elementary, shops in Target's game aisle with Columbia police Officer Melvin Buckner on Saturday.

Last dance at Club Tropicana [Photo]

Bin Wu salsa dances with Susan Cass on the dance floor at Club Tropicana on Friday. Both are ballroom dancers who wanted to experience Club Tropicana before it closes on Saturday.