PHOTO GALLERY: Property owners push to revitalize Business Loop

PHOTO GALLERY: Renovations proposed for Memorial Union North

A proposal to remodel Memorial Union North would include changes to the second floor of the building and add a third floor that would hold a 10,000 square foot ballroom.

PHOTO GALLERY: Music abounds at 2015 Gospel Explosion & Soul Food Dinner

Numerous musicians were on hand to help celebrate black culture at the 2015 Gospel Explosion & Soul Food Dinner Musical Celebration on Sunday at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Bill Thompson hosted and presented a brief history of the black community in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: State seeks alternative highway funding

PHOTO GALLERY: SoCo Club closes its doors, hosts final drag show

Allessandra Blaze (BJ Worley) prepares for the last drag show at SoCo Club on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. SoCo Club held a farewell celebration and drag show after 15 years in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships

The MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship was held at Mizzou Arena from Thursday to Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Uncertain future for funding Boone County road maintenance

Interstate 70 and U.S. 63 might be the only Boone County roads the state can afford to properly maintain by 2017. The city of Columbia funds most routine roadwork through a permanent transportation sales tax of one-eighth cent and grants from the state and the federal government, though there are problems with these sources.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri gymnasts take on Auburn

Missouri gymnasts lost to Auburn, 196.875 to 195.800, on Friday at Hearnes Center in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kewpies vanquish Knights 70-38

Hickman High School took on Battle High School during a basketball game on Friday night at Hickman. The Kewpies improved to 14-10 with the win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freezing rain hits Columbia

Beginning shortly before 7 p.m., freezing rain struck Columbia, forming ice sheets on streets and slowing traffic.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge falls to Crane 58-53

The Rock Bridge High School girl's basketball team couldn't quite overtake Crane High School, losing 58-53 Thursday night in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU mens basketball bested by Arkansas

With Wednesday's 84-69 loss to Arkansas, the Tigers matched the worst losing streak in Missouri basketball history at 12 games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman girls basketball defeats Holt Indians

Heady passing led the Kewpies to a 60-40 win over the Wentzville Holt High School Indians on Wednesday night at Hickman.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students, Columbia citizens celebrate Ash Wednesday

MU students and Columbia citizens gather to observe Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, at the Newman Center. Many attendees participated in Holy Communion and had ashes put on their foreheads.

PHOTO GALLERY: Family's chicken coop houses four hens

The Dimov family owns four chickens, which live in a coop in the family's backyard. Mikayla Dimov and her family decided to raise the chickens to teach their children about where food comes from and about living a sustainable lifestyle. A 2010 city of Columbia ordinance allowed residents to own six chickens.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chinese New Year has impact on global economy

Decades ago the Chinese New Year holiday had little impact outside of China. But as the country gained economic influence, the holiday has become more prominent. This year the holiday runs from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, and is the Year of the Sheep.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bruins defeat Kewpies 64-54

The Rock Bridge Bruins took down the Hickman Kewpies during a game Tuesday, resulting in Hickman's seventh loss out of its past eight games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dogs strut their stuff at 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Show

Miss P, a 15-inch beagle, won the Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York on Tuesday in New York.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wintry weather hits U.S.

A powerful winter storm dumped snow from Nashville to Nantucket, and arctic-like temperatures gripped much of the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of people lost power in the South.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball looks to snap 11-game losing skid

Missouri basketball travels to Arkansas on Wednesday to face the No. 18 Razorbacks. After weeks filled with multiple team-imposed suspensions, coach Kim Anderson will now have every scholarship player available besides Wes Clark, who is out for the season after dislocating his elbow in a game last week.