PHOTO GALLERY: Pet disaster relief trailer unveiled

Boone County's new pet disaster relief trailer was unveiled on Wednesday at a ceremony at Stephens Lake Park. The Columbia-based Orthopedic Foundation for Animals funded the trailer's purchase.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nash Sutherlin prepares for the Battle football season

Nash Sutherlin, who has NFL dreams, and the Battle High School football team are looking to improve upon its first year playing competitively.

PHOTO GALLERY: Matt Cottle, who has autism, owns baking company

People with autism often face a difficult time looking for jobs. Some have avoided the process entirely by founding their own companies.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri River 340 racers make stop at Cooper's Landing

Competitors arrived at Cooper's Landing during the Missouri River 340 race on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sigma Alpha Epsilon house nominated to National Register of Historic Places

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at 24 E. Stewart Road was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places on July 1. The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will consider it, as well as eight other nominations, for a place on the registry of historic buildings at its quarterly meeting Friday in Kansas City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football plays first scrimmage

The Missouri football team had its first scrimmage of fall camp Tuesday at Faurot Field. A second scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday, and the Tigers will hold their final scrimmage of fall camp on Aug. 21.

PHOTO GALLERY: Health workers help patients survive Ebola outbreak

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans gather to meet Missouri football team, coaches

Missouri football fans gathered at Faurot Field on Sunday to talk to players and coaches and get autographs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Robin Williams dies

Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff's office in Marin County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Vandalism, looting break out in Ferguson after vigil

On Sunday, the day after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, thousands gathered for a vigil. Vandalism and looting broke out in the area following the vigil. Officials said there were no reports of injuries, but there were reports of assaults into the early morning.

PHOTO GALLERY: Residents commemorate bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

At Stephens Lake Park on Saturday, participants decorated lanterns. These were released onto the lake at sundown to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

PHOTO GALLERY: Woman's family hopes for recovery after bull attack

Judy Gibson continues to recover after an attack July 17 by her pet bull, Slick.

PHOTO GALLERY: Back-to-school fair offers health screenings, supplies

Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents or guardians, gathered at the MU Family Impact Center to receive free school supplies and health screenings before the start of the school year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Privy digger find personal items on digs

Personal items are often the things that Hannibal resident Jack Klotz finds on his excavations of privies in the area.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smokey Bear turns 70

Smokey Bear, the subject of the nation's longest-running public service campaign, turns 70 on Saturday. The character was created in 1944 because of fears that America's enemies would set fire to the nation's forests.

PHOTO GALLERY: East-West Dialogues showcases work from visiting artists

East-West Dialogues features artwork from four visiting Chinese scholars and MU professors. The show, which runs until Friday, is the culmination of a semester-long exchange for the Chinese professors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jr. Naturalist Day Camp participants experience stream simulation

Participants in Jr. Naturalist Day Camp learned about the effects of man-made pollution during a stream simulation at Gans Greek Wild Area on Friday. The demonstration was part of a three-day camp.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football takes practice indoors

Due to heavy rain on Thursday, Missouri football players practiced in MU's Devine Pavilion. The indoor field was more cramped than their standard practice field, so they had to adjust their movements to avoid hitting one another.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joshua Ploetz canoes entire Mississippi River

After serving two tours in Afghanistan, Joshua Ploetz decided to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder by paddling the entirety of the Mississippi River. The Minnesota native returned from war eight years ago, but he began his canoe trip in May.

PHOTO GALLERY: EnCircle Technologies teaches Web development, data entry

Becky Llorens and Teri Walden co-founded EnCircle Technologies after each raising a son with autism. They hope the school will help young adults living with autism obtain work in Web page development, data entry and content management.