PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball players take leadership roles

Juniors Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow have taken leadership roles on the Missouri volleyball team as the only upperclassmen.

PHOTO GALLERY: People in Chillicothe share political opinions

In Chillicothe, a town of 9,500, residents express their views about voting, governmental policies, this year's presidential race and other political topics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cougar Madness kicks off basketball season

Halloween night lent an extra touch of chaos to Cougar Madness, Columbia College’s annual athletics department-sponsored event to kick off the school's basketball seasons.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire damages four Business Loop 70 businesses

Fire crews responded to a fire at Loop 70 Auto Parts around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The fire caused damage to three other businesses, Wireless House, Ennis Appliance Center and Carlito's Cabo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Trunk or Treat draws children

Trunk or Treat was held this Halloween at New Horizons United Methodist Church. Families dressed in costumes and enjoyed a safe Halloween experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children celebrate Halloween at Tiger Night of Fun

Children played games and celebrated Halloween at Tiger Night of Fun on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. The event provided an alternative for trick-or-treating outside.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chipotle Halloween special

Chipotle offered a special for anyone who came dressed in costume on Halloween. Proceeds went to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lee Elementary celebrates 20th annual Fall Festival

Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School held its 20th annual Fall Festival on Wednesday. The event began with a 9 a.m. parade and included different activities throughout the day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri's 50th District covers parts of three counties

Missouri's 50th District covers an area that spans the Missouri River and includes parts of Boone, Cole and Moniteau counties.

PHOTO GALLERY: Caleb Jones runs unopposed in 50th House District

State Rep. Caleb Jones, R-California, is running unopposed to keep his seat representing the 50th District in the Missouri House of Representatives. Jones grew up in Clarksburg, and his father still lives there on the family farm.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ken Gruber works to combat cachexia

Ken Gruber is a doctor working in the MU Life Science Incubator. He is trying to combat cachexia, a condition found in cancer patients that results in decreased appetites, fatigue and a drastic loss of body mass in muscles, bones and organs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Republican Mitch Richards meets with voters during his campaign for the 47th District

Mitch Richards, Republican state representative candidate in the 47th District, is running against Democrat John Wright.

PHOTO GALLERY: 47th District includes slices of small-town middle America

Missouri's new 47th District is diverse and includes parts of western and central Columbia, along with Harrisburg, Rocheport and Higbee.

PHOTO GALLERY: John Wright campaigns for Missouri House 47th District seat

Democrat John Wright is seeking to represent the 47th District in the Missouri House of Representatives.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball team wins first exhibition game against Lincoln

The Missouri women's basketball team beat Lincoln University 75-70 in its first exhibition game Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena. Senior guard Sydney Crafton led the Tigers with 28 points and 8 rebounds.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sandy brings disarray to Northeast

Sandy, the hurricane turned fierce winter storm that hit the Northeast on Tuesday, killed at least 50 people and left millions without power.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Task Force 1 members prepare for deployment

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball defeats Northwest Missouri State

The Missouri men's basketball team defeated Northwest Missouri State on Monday night 91-58. Missouri guard Keion Bell impressed the crowd by dunking twice in the team's first preseason game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller campaigns for re-election

Boone County Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller has been campaigning for re-election. During the past several months, she has been talking with her constituents, hosting fundraisers and putting up campaign signs.

PHOTO GALLERY: James Pounds campaigns for Boone County Southern District commissioner

James Pounds is running for Boone County Southern District commissioner against incumbent Karen Miller, a Democrat. He believes roads, over-regulation and taxes are the primary challenges facing Boone County.