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PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton boys basketball team edges Helias 68-67

The Tolton boys basketball team edged out Helias by one point, 68-67.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gardeners take advantage of warm weather at Helmi's Gardens

Tuesday's warm weather allowed Helmi’s Gardens employees Jan Sapp and Jack Donovan to plant new flowers and vegetables, such as ruby red kale, that thrive in the cool weather.

PHOTO GALLERY: Speed is key in the Winter Olympics

With speeds reaching 90 miles per hour in luge and bobsled races, Olympic athletes need to be fast to win. This gallery features the beauty and intensity of speed, even sports not typically associated with speed.

PHOTO GALLERY: Couple searching for lost ring

Dale and Lee Weiss have been married for 63 years. Dale recently lost a ring Lee gave to him for their 25th anniversary. Their granddaughter has posted a Craigslist ad, and they have talked managers at the stores they visited on the day it was lost.

PHOTO GALLERY: City Council discusses TIF, CoMo Connect

Local residents and students meet for the public hearings at the Columbia City Council meeting. Public hearings included discussion for the CoMo Connect transit project and a tax increment financing district.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students engage in February events

In the month of February students and staff at Battle High School prepared for its first courtwarming dance, hosted a cheer clinic and lost a basketball game to Fr. Tolton High School. Students turned out to shoot in league trap play one snowy Sunday, and AP art students developed their talents at watercolor painting in school. At night lead custodian, Deanna Maggine, scrubs the marks of the day away to prepare for the next morning.

PHOTO GALLERY: Warm weather and fog bring delays to Winter Olympic events at Sochi

Unexpectedly high temperatures in Russia have prompted thick fog to roll into the mountains around the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center and snowboarding runs in Krasnaya Polyana. The dense fog created visibility problems for competitors, workers and volunteers prompting organizers to delay the biathlon race for the second time and cancel the seeding runs in a snowboard event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marijuana legalization could be addressed by Missouri legislature

State Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, has filed legislation to legalize medical and recreational use of marijuana in Missouri. This issue has been addressed by many states in recent years, but legalization has only happened in Colorado and Washington state. Kelly's legislation borrows language from an initiative by Show-Me Cannabis Regulation and would enforce many of the same restrictions on marijuana as alcohol.

PHOTO GALLERY: Olympic athletes get airborne

A collection of images featuring athletes airborne during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Whether a part of their sport or they just happen to lift up, these athletes will not let gravity keep them down.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball beats Tennessee 75-70 Saturday

Missouri beat Tennessee 75-70 Saturday afternoon with a late-game defensive stop for the second consecutive game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School holds first Courtwarming Dance

Battle High School held its first Courtwarming Dance on Friday. Eli White, a Battle student, was crowned Courtwarming king that night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Supporters of Michael Sam rally in response to Westboro Baptist Church

Attendees of One Wall, One Mizzou rallied to show support for Michael Sam, forming a line in response to Westboro Baptist Church. The event was organized on Facebook, and has more than 5,000 users confirmed as "Going."

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends and family attend Wynna Faye Elbert's funeral

Wynna Faye Elbert, who was well known in the Columbia community for her involvement in advancing civil rights, died Sunday. Her funeral was held Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Faces of Olympic Competition

The faces of athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympics before, during and after competition.

PHOTO GALLERY: Female athletes yell to sweepers during curling

Women call to sweepers during curling on Friday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boonslick Chordbusters serenade valentines

The Boonslick Chordbusters, a barbershop quartet, offer two songs and as many as a dozen roses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball beats Arkansas

Missouri shot one more free throw (38) than Arkansas (37), but capitalizing on those attempts from the line helped give Missouri a 86-85 victory and keep its chances of securing an at-large NCAA Tournament bid alive.

PHOTO GALLERY: Olympic athletes and their tongues

A humourous look at Olympic athletes and their conscious or unconscious use of their tongues. Some are moments of celebration while others show intense concentration.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball gears up for season

Missouri baseball players practiced in Devine Athletic Pavilion on Wednesday. They practiced their speed, form and pitching techniques. The team's season opener in Jacksonville, Fla., might be in jeopardy with the snowstorm that has hit the southeast.

PHOTO GALLERY: Warm weather, pauses in action and victory celebrations part of Olympics

In Sochi, Russia, there are plenty of athletes in action, but there are also moments of celebration, relaxation and reflection for athletes and fan. This collection of photos captures some of those moments on Wednesday.
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