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PHOTO GALLERY: People gather in Centralia to remember Sgt. Rodney Griffin

Many people gathered Saturday to remember Sgt. Rodney Griffin Saturday at Centralia High School's gymnasium. Griffin was a member of the U.S. Army when he died May 2, 1970, in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nepal devastated by earthquake

A powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest.

GALLERY: Honoring Sgt. Rodney Griffin with U.S. flags

Volunteers helped Larry "The Flag Man" Eckhardt's line the Centralia to Mexico, Missouri, funeral procession route for Sgt. Rodney Griffin with U.S. flags. Griffin's remains were recently recovered near the site of his 1970 combat-mission helicopter crash in Cambodia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman baseball downs Fatima 6-1

The Hickman High School Kewpies took on the Fatima High School Comets at Hickman on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Disability rights advocates gather in Jefferson City

PHOTO GALLERY: Crews restore 'Blind' Boone Home

Exterior renovations to the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home, built in the 1880s, are largely complete, and crews are working to restore the house's interior.

PHOTO GALLERY: Procession for Rodney Griffin

Rodney Griffin's remains arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on Thursday morning and were driven to the Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico, Missouri. On Saturday, nearly 45 years after his Army helicopter crashed in enemy-occupied Cambodia during the Vietnam War, Griffin will be memorialized in his old high school gym.

PHOTO GALLERY: Oakland Middle School hosts civil rights museum event

Visitors at Oakland Middle School's inaugural civil rights museum Thursday had a chance to view students' research on civil rights era while participating in civil rights era-themed Bingo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College utility player Carly Spalding

Carly Spalding, a Columbia College softball player, wasn't heavily recruited coming out of Monroe City, Missouri. She currently leads the Cougars in several offensive categories, including runs scored, hits and home runs. She also leads the team in stolen bases, and she hasn't been caught stealing in over 50 attempts.

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Brown's parents bring civil suit against city of Ferguson

The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a protest movement across the United States.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tao Weilundemo builds Maya Creek into sustainable home

Tao Weilundemo moved back to the land where he grew up with the goal of turning it into a sustainable home. He uses solar energy, a compost garden and volunteer labor to keep Maya Creek up and running.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball run rules Iowa

No. 17 Missouri softball managed their fourth straight run-rule victory in the win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday. The Tigers plated three runs in the bottom of the first, three runs in the bottom of the fifth and another four in the bottom of the sixth.

PHOTO GALLERY: Harrisburg house fire

The Roberts family was not at home when a fire started Tuesday night at their house at 7556 Sweringen Road in Harrisburg and took the lives of their two dogs and two cats. The family spent Wednesday morning going through their possessions, trying to salvage what they could.

PHOTO GALLERY: Warren Lockette aims to increase diversity at MU School of Medicine

Warren Lockette, the MU School of Medicine's new senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, is faced with the task of improving the often-criticized lack of diversity within the School of Medicine. Lockette said he takes a panoramic view of diversity that includes women, veterans, people with disabilities and any other marginalized populations that are underrepresented in medical fields, as well as people of different races and ethnicities.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri State beats Missouri in baseball game

The Missouri baseball team lost to Missouri State during a home game Tuesday. The Bears beat the Tigers 9-8.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU evacuates Student Center, Memorial Union after bomb threat

The MU Student Center and Memorial Union were evacuated after a bomb threat was received shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday. MU spokesman Christian Basi said the bomb threat was called in directly to the MU Student Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Buddy Guy to headline at 2015 Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival organizers on Tuesday announced the lineup of musical artists for the 2015 show. Performers include Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Robert Earl Keen.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle girls soccer wins 4-0

Battle girls soccer scored three goals in the second half to win 4-0 against Owensville on Monday. The game marked Battle's senior night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Imagination Playground encourages kids to play creatively

Children play with newly unveiled Imagination Playground equipment on Monday at UCP Heartland Child Development Center in Columbia. The Imagination Playground is made up of large foam blocks that children can use to build their own playground. The center purchased the play set with a grant from the Dr Pepper Snapple group and national nonprofit KaBOOM!

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers split baseball doubleheader with Alabama

In the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at Taylor Stadium, Alabama won 6-0. Missouri won the second game 5-3 and earned its fifth Southeastern Conference series win of the season.
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