PHOTO GALLERY: Battle football team practices

Battle High School practices Wednesday in preparation for playing Hickman High School on Friday. Battle was founded with players from Hickman. The game will pit friends and former teammates against one another.

PHOTO GALLERY: Historic Sturgeon courthouse to be demolished due to deterioration

The two-story Sturgeon Court of Common Pleas, built in 1882, could be demolished at any time. Sturgeon Mayor Gene Kelly said the town council voted unanimously in May to have the building, located in the town park near a playground, demolished due to its worsening condition.

PHOTO GALLERY: South Carolina University icons

South Carolina is known for Williams-Brice Stadium, one of two stadiums in Division I FBS named after a woman; alum Daruis Rucker, country singer and frontman of Hootie & The Blowfish; and "railgating," a special type of tailgating.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's volleyball beats Stephens College

Columbia College women's volleyball beat Stephens College in three straight sets on Tuesday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Two-vehicle accident leaves one dead

One person is dead after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 40 in Boone County.

PHOTO GALLERY: New book tells story of Miss Mizzou

Miss Mizzou, a character from the comic strip Steve Canyon, was inspired by MU when the comic's author and artist Milton Caniff came to visit the university. Based in part on Marilyn Monroe, the character became hugely popular at MU and in the city of Columbia. J.B Winter is writing a book about Miss Mizzou, her history and her impact.

PHOTO GALLERY: Climate change rally held outside Daniel Boone City Building

A climate change rally was held Monday outside the Daniel Boone City Building to raise awareness about environmental issues such as global warming, fracking and the use of natural gas for Columbia's city buses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls tennis

The Rock Bridge High School girls tennis team practices on Thursday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Coach Ben Loeb has led the girls and boys teams to a combined nine state championships during his tenure.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia SWAT team practices real-life scenarios

Police departments around the country have utilized the Department of Defense's 1033 Program to acquire surplus military equipment. While some have focused on adding assault rifles and armored vehicles, the Columbia Police Department requested items such as dumbbells, weight room equipment and night vision goggles. The department said the SWAT team, which recently practiced real-life scenarios, was established and didn't have a need to build up military equipment.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants march in a climate change rally

Participants made signs Sunday urging Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to support action against climate change.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants race in the College Avenue Mile

Participants run and walk in the College Avenue Mile. The event raises money for the Anderson Family Charitable Foundation, which supports the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Columbia Public School District.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's, men's soccer wins matches against Freed-Hardeman

Columbia College women's soccer wins match against Freed-Hardeman University on Saturday. This is the first win of the season for Columbia College. Columbia College men's soccer also wins match 3-0 against Freed-Hardeman University on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Tigers play Indiana Hoosiers

The Missouri Tigers played the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium during Family Weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Flute maker showcases homemade flutes at Heritage Festival

Jay Hickman plays one of his handmade flutes at the 37th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show on Saturday. "The making it, that is the easy part. Making the music is the hard part," Hickman said. Hickman has been wood carving since he was 9 years old.

PHOTO GALLERY: Travel back in time at the 37th Annual Heritage Festival

At the 37th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show on Saturday, visitors could walk through Historic Nifong Park and interact with costumed characters, scope out Lewis and Clark's outpost and enjoy lives performances. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can still attend this event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans enjoying tailgating activities

Fans tailgate before Missouri's game against Indiana University on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman and Rock Bridge face off in Providence Bowl

Hickman High School and Rock Bridge High School face off as rivals in the Providence Bowl on Friday evening. Hickman lost 42-23.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU celebrates its 175th anniversary with show at MU Columns

MU hosted an MU Columns lighting ceremony on Friday as part of its 175th anniversary celebration week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri soccer defeats LSU 3-1

The MU women's soccer team defeated LSU 3-1 on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Write Like a Pirate Day celebrates creative take on writing

Write Like a Pirate Day celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Attendees dressed up in pirate outfits and participated in a creative writing program as part of the event.