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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women close out basketball season with win against Arkansas

The Missouri women's basketball team closed out the regular season by beating Arkansas 57-41 on Senior Day. It was the team's fourth win in a row.

PHOTO GALLERY: Three MU graduate students build 'snow tiger' in front of MU Columns

Three MU students built a snow tiger Sunday on Francis Quadrangle. The stripes were painted on using a mixture of charcoal and water. Graduate student Harrison Knoll created a Facebook event to attract more help to build the 10-foot-long snow cat.

PHOTO GALLERY: Meet Scout Troop 121, Columbia's first co-ed scouting organization

Scout Troop 121 is the first and only co-ed scouting organization in Columbia. Out of roughly 27 members, 20 are girls.

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers begin work on temporary homeless shelter for veterans

The new building will accommodate more veterans in a modern, ADA-accessible facility. The shelter will be located on Business Loop 70 East in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia crime scene investigation

Boone County sheriff's deputies, Columbia police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigated a shooting on Santa Anna Drive on Saturday night that left two people dead and one wounded. A suspect in the shooting exchanged gunfire with a deputy at Broadway and U.S. 63. The deputy fatally shot the suspect.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball loses 14th out of 15

PHOTO GALLERY: Snow blankets Columbia

Snow started falling mid-afternoon on Saturday and continued throughout the day. Columbia is supposed to receive up to five inches by Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Center in St. Louis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge falls to Helias

The Rock Bridge High School boys basketball team made a late run Friday night, but Helias walked away with a 55-53 win in Jefferson City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crime scenes in Tyrone, Missouri

Police said Friday morning that seven people died and an eighth was wounded in a house-to-house rampage overnight in Tyrone, Missouri. The victims were found in four homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas line.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boonville Nordyne plant in its final days

The Nordyne facility in Boonville, which opened in 1979 and once employed almost 900 workers, will be down to 75 by the beginning of March. By August, the plant will be closed and production shifted to Saltillo, Mexico.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cuban cigar makers anticipate steep growth in on-island sales

With the U.S. now allowing travelers to bring back up to $100 worth of Cuban cigars for the first time in years, cigar makers are projecting on-island sales to double last year's figures.

PHOTO GALLERY: Leonard Nimoy of 'Star Trek' dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, famous for portraying Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" series on film and television, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 83.

PHOTO GALLERY: Melting Antarctic ice could affect world coastlines

Antarctic ice, specifically on the Antarctic peninsula, is melting rapidly as it comes into contact with warming oceans. Within a century or two, the melting ice could have a profound effect on the world's ocean levels and coastlines as a result.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Tolton athletes, offseason is the time for BARF

The Blazer Athletic Running and Fitness program, known as BARF, is run by Fr. Tolton Catholic High School's Pat Kelly and Mike Johnson. It was designed to keep athletes fit during the winter months between the fall and spring athletic seasons. "We work ‘em," Johnson said, "but the kids know what's good for them. They will take an extra hour after school to stay fit."

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College falls to William Woods at Southwell

The Columbia College Cougars took on the William Woods Owls on Thursday at Southwell Complex. The Owls flew away from the Cougars, winning 66-59.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton defeats Southern Boone 40-23 in semifinals

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School traveled to Mokane, Missouri, to take on Southern Boone High School in the District 8 semifinals. Tolton won 40-23.

GALLERY: Missouri State Auditor dies Thursday

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich dies Thursday morning in what police are calling an "apparent suicide."

GALLERY: Lee Elementary Silent Film/Silent Art Auction

Third-, fourth- and fifth-grades at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary prepared this week for the ninth annual Silent Film/Silent Art Auction.

PHOTO GALLERY: Allison D'Agostino perfects swim strokes

PHOTO GALLERY: Casey Lewis found guilty of first-degree murder

Casey Lewis waits for a recess to end during his first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on Wednesday night. He is accused of having acted as a hit man in the murder of Brian Daniels in April 2013.
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