PHOTO GALLERY: MU students return to campus for first day of classes

Students were back at MU on Tuesday for a cold first day of the spring semester.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Columbia residents commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children play live version of Angry Birds at library

Children played Angry Birds on Monday afternoon at the Columbia Public Library by making physical birds from plastic Easter eggs, tape and feathers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Poor People's Breakfast held in honor of Martin Luther King Day

The annual Poor People's Breakfast, organized by former City Council Member Almeta Crayton, was held Monday morning at St. Luke United Methodist Church in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The breakfast welcomes residents from Columbia and Boone County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Inaguration Day festivities

Thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mustard Seed Fair Trade offers fair trade goods from around the world

Mustard Seed Fair Trade is a Columbia-based nonprofit organization that sells fair trade goods.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at 92

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial died Saturday, the team announced.

PHOTO GALLERY: Qigong workshop at Truman Veterans Hospital

Effie Chow demonstrated Qigong at a workshop Friday and Saturday at Truman Veterans Hospital.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sunflower Waffle Company serves waffles, chicken on wheels

The Sunflower Waffle Company food truck served food including its Signature Chicken and Waffle on Friday while parked at The Bridge, located at 1020 E. Walnut St. in Columbia. The company began its mobile operations in December.

PHOTO GALLERY: For Obama, changes in strategy for second term

Barack Obama will start his second term as president next week.

PHOTO GALLERY: 20th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

Martin Luther King III was the keynote speaker at the 20th annual Columbia Values Diversity celebration on Thursday. The event also featured a musical performance and award presentation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri win against Georgia puts Tigers back on track in SEC play

The victory against Georgia pushed the Tigers to 13-3 overall and helped the team get back on track in Southeastern Conference play at 2-1. Missouri is set to play Saturday afternoon at No. 10-ranked Florida.

PHOTO GALLERY: Welcome party draws new international students to night of dancing, food

Square dancing and a pot luck meal were among the activities at the welcome party Tuesday for new international students who arrived at MU for the spring semester.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Public Schools introduces iRead program for young students

Columbia Public Schools announced a new program Wednesday called iRead. Every 4-year-old who lives within district boundaries will have access to MyON Reader, an online database of more than 2,000 books.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU hosts monthly auction

People gathered Wednesday at the MU Surplus Property Warehouse auction to see what treasures they could find during the sale of surplus goods.

PHOTO GALLERY: Proposed school start time changes discussed at Columbia School Board meeting

Proposed changes to school start times were discussed Monday at a Columbia School Board meeting. Under the proposal, the school day would go from 7:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for high school students, 8:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. for middle school students and 9:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. for elementary school students.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gov. Jay Nixon celebrates second inauguration

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was sworn in for his second term during inauguration festivities in Jefferson City on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Inspired by trip to Africa, MU student turns headbands into business

MU student Christen Edmonds started Bandiez Couture headband business as a way to travel back to Swaziland on mission trips.

PHOTO GALLERY: Farmers share new technology at conference

Farmers across Missouri gathered in Osage Beach on Friday and Saturday to learn about new technology that can be used on the farm.

PHOTO GALLERY: Families spend Sunday sledding at Stephens Lake Park

Families made their way to Stephens Lake Park to sled on Sunday.