February 27, 2014
Firefighters and mourners lined the street by The Crossing church Thursday to celebrate and honor Lt. Bruce Britt. Britt was killed responding to an emergency at University Village when part of the walkway collapsed.
Mourners could be seen from the Jefferson City Reserve Squad 120's firetruck during the procession for fallen Columbia firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt.
More than 30 fire trucks and emergency personnel formed a procession from Cosmo Park to The Crossing near Grindstone Parkway on Thursday morning to honor Lt. Bruce Britt, a Columbia firefighter who died Saturday.
February 26, 2014
Students auditioned for Battle High School's talent show on Wednesday. Whether singing or playing guitar, they overcame stage fright for the chance to take the stage.
Chris Willow is the owner of mamaroots, which sells handcrafted wooden toys. Willow's toys are designed to encourage children to use their imagination. The mother of two estimates she's sold between 3,000 and 5,000 toys in the last decade.
Lange Middle School's Minority Achievement Committee Scholars serve dinner to raise money for educational field trips to Kansas City and St. Louis. The scholars' third-annual event to celebrate Black History Month was also a tribute to Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5, 2013.
February 25, 2014
Hickman junior Jimmy Whitt has received 12 college basketball scholarship offers. He said he hasn't decided where he will play yet and looks forward to visiting schools.
In this April 27, 2005 file photo provided by the Missouri Correctional offices is Michael Taylor who was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989.
Members of Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church worship at their Monday night service.
Noble, Ben and Loyal Carpenter have all earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scout program. The brothers were in the same troop and helped each other complete Eagle Scout projects.
February 24, 2014
True/False lighting director Mitch Sawicki helps prepare the Forrest Theater in the ballroom of The Tiger Hotel on Monday. Sawicki has been involved with True/False Film Fest for eight years. Forrest Theater is one of eight venues this year.
MU responded to Saturday's walkway collapse at University Village apartments by reinforcing all elevated walkways on the property and calling for structural inspections of all buildings owned or leased by the university. MU leadership also asks that faculty observe a moment of silence Thursday in remembrance of Lt. Bruce Britt who died from injuries received while responding to the incident.
The City of Columbia is planning to release a safety plan regarding pedestrian crossing on College Avenue. Many of the foot traffic comes from pedestrians walking between the East Campus neighborhood and MU.
February 23, 2014
Members of Columbia's Black community gathered at the annual Gospel Explosion & Soul Food Musical Celebration at St. Luke United Methodist Church Sunday. The event is held in honor of Black History Month. The event offered community members an opportunity to recognize past and present leaders, and called new ones to action.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ended the global festival with a beautiful closing ceremony. The next winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.
The Missouri women's basketball team lost to the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
The MU Department of Residential Life hosted a meeting for University Village apartment residents Sunday, after a walkway collapsed there Saturday.
February 22, 2014
The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Freed-Hardeman Saturday, 93-82. At one point, the Cougars faced a 17-point deficit, but stormed back to beat the fifth-ranked Lions.
Students, members of the community and residents of University Village came together to hold a candlelight vigil for Lt. Bruce Britt. The firefighter died as he was helping evacuate the University of Missouri-run housing complex
The Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association held its annual Musicathon at Macy's on Saturday. The event raised funds for the association's scholarships and a music program at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia.