July 23, 2014
Wil Lawrence stands beside his entry for the demolition derby at the Central Missouri Events Center on Wednesday.
Dog jumping events, the demolition derby and cooling off the livestock were among the activities Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.
Sam Jones hurls a chew toy off a dock for his dog Arya to jump for at the Big Muddy DockDogs jumping event Wednesday at the Boone County Fair. Jones named his dog after Arya Stark, of the TV show and book series "Game of Thrones," and calls her "his little dire wolf." She used to not enjoy the sport, but came around to it "because she's half Husky, and she only does what she wants."
Twister flings himself from the dock at the Big Muddy DockDogs jumping event Wednesday at the Boone County Fair. Twister has been competing for four seasons, and according to his owner, Becky Berger, can't get enough of the sport.
Grace Rathert, 15, with the Ashland FFA, gives a chicken a hand bath Wednesday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
Jarrod Borland of Hallsville sprays down Whiskers, a bull that his daughter Allie, 11, showed Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.
Fans watch the demolition derby at the 2014 Boone County Fair on Wednesday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
The sun sets behind rides at the 2014 Boone County Fair at the Central Missouri Events Center on Wednesday.
Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is tagged out at home by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in St. Louis.
Construction workers update the Broadway overpass above U.S. 63 on Monday in Columbia. If passed, Amendment 7, a three-quarter cent sales tax increase, would provide Boone County with about $70 million for construction projects, including improvements to Stadium Boulevard, the I-70/U.S. 63 interchange and the Columbia Regional Airport.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, entering the final year of his contract, is a hot commodity in trade talks. The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be focused on trying to pair love with superstar LeBron James, while the Chicago Bulls might also be a suitor.
Construction workers from the Missouri Department of Transportation work on the Broadway overpass above U.S. 63 on Monday in Columbia. MoDOT would receive an estimated $540 million per year from Amendment 7, a three-quarter cent sales tax increase.
Kansas City's Mike Moustakas knocks the ball out of the glove of Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers allowing Moustakas to score the winning run during the ninth inning of Wednesday's game in Chicago.
Barnes & Noble at the Columbia Mall, and other businesses, held a special daylong event in honor of Batman Day. DC Comics declared Wednesday "Batman Day" in honor of the caped crusader's 75th anniversary.
Emma Oncken, 3, holds her mask up as her mother, Lindsay Oncken, fastens the string around her head. Kids crafted Batman masks and took a group photo with Batman afterward.
Audrey Oncken, 6, cuts out a Batman mask during the crafting portion of the day's events. Oncken has seen just about every Batman cartoon on Netflix, said her mother, Lindsay Oncken.
Campbell Stevens, 4, adjusts his Batman mask.
Jack Korte, 4, sits excitedly with assistant manager Henry Moormann dressed as Batman. Lisa LoPorto, left, led story time as the first activity of the day.
Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the start of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race Wednesday over 77.4 miles with start in Saint-Gaudens and finish in Saint-Lary, France.
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, shown in 2013, is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations.