August 20, 2014
A crowd gathers outside the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Columbia during the Twilight Walking Tour on July 31.
Empty balcony seats look down upon The Blue Note's Stage. Owner Richard King is selling the long standing music venue, along with its sister venue, Mojo's.
A bus with information about COMO Connect, Columbia's public transit system, sits outside The Central Pantry on Big Bear Boulevard.
Scott Dalrymple and his wife, Tina, are greeted after a welcome ceremony for Scott Dalrymple. He was selected as the 17th president of Columbia College.
Fiddle player Gretchen Priest-May and the acoustic Americana trio of Brad Davis, Dan Miller and Tim May set up their equipment before performing their headline performance at the Missouri Theatre.
During the summer months, renovations to Plaza 900 Dining Hall included additional seating and expansion to various interior facilities.
Construction to renovate Jesse Hall began this summer and will continue through the school year.
Asher Martin, 3, tries to plug one of the fountains at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday.
Construction began this summer on a new residence hall that will be called Virginia Avenue South Housing, and will open fall 2015.
Asher Martin, 3, cools down at the sprayground at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday. Temperatures peaked Wednesday at 92 degrees, according to weather data collected at Columbia Regional Airport.
Donuts from Harold's Donuts on display.
Employees prepare orders at Shakespeare's downtown pizza restaurant on Aug. 8.
Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri Ehsan, 25, right, following his meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson on Wednesday. Holder arrived in Missouri on the same day a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.
Tall grass surrounds a manhole at Ridgefield Park in southwest Columbia on July 30. John McLeod, a resident in the area and president of the Ridgefield Park Association, said mowers keep the grass around the manhole uncut.
John McLeod motions toward Ridgefield Park's manholes July 30. McLeod, a resident in the area, is the president of the Ridgefield Park Association, which is concerned with the sewage leaks. He has appeared at Columbia City Council meetings to discuss it.
August 19, 2014
Norichika Aoki starts to slide safe into home against Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry during the seventh inning Tuesday.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey, center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring on an RBI single by Matt Holliday during the third inning Tuesday.
Missouri's football team ran drills Tuesday at its fall camp at Faurot Field.
Linebacker Michael Scherer runs drills alongside the defensive line Tuesday at Missouri football's fall camp at Faurot Field. Scherer is fighting for a starting spot this season.
Offensive lineman Anthony Gatti stretches with the team Tuesday at Missouri football's fall camp at Faurot Field.