PHOTO GALLERY: Joan Rivers' long career

Joan Rivers died today at 81. "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," her daughter Melissa Rivers said. "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge cross-country team grows

The Rock Bridge High School cross-country team conditions for the fall season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School Spartans practice, prepare to play Rock Bridge

Battle High School Spartans practice Wednesday and prepare to host Rock Bridge High School on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College plays Central Methodist University

The Stephens College volleyball team takes on Central Methodist University in their season opener. Stephens lost 3-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pooches soak up one last summer splash

The Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center invited canine owners to bring their furry friends for a swim on Tuesday during the Pooch Plunge before the aquatic center's pools closed for the season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman boys soccer plays Jefferson City

Hickman High School's varsity boys soccer team defeats Jefferson City on Tuesday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Aftermath of Monday's storm

Monday's record rain left Columbians busy Tuesday coping with the storm's aftermath.

PHOTO GALLERY: Downpour hits downtown

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Boone County on Monday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents gather over art in response to Ferguson shooting

Columbia residents gather in Peace Park for an Artists for Justice event on Monday. The music and arts event was organized as a response to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Runners race through Columbia in Heart of America Marathon

More than 200 marathoners raced through Columbia in the 55th annual Heart of America Marathon on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: New natural gas station opens in Columbia

A new natural gas station opened at 1900 Lake Ridgeway Drive in Columbia on Aug. 25. Clean Energy Fuel employees demonstrated how the new equipment worked last week while city employees practiced with the new pumps.

PHOTO GALLERY: Women underrepresented in construction jobs

Women make up just 2.6 percent of Americans employed in construction-related jobs. Organizations such as Nontraditional Employment for Women are working to provide more training opportunities, and there is greater pressure on unions and contractors to recruit more women to work in the field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College ties Avila University in home opener

Columbia College remained scoreless for the season in its 0-0 tie against Avila University on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tasters come to ice cream contest to vote and enjoy

More than 150 people came to the annual Arrow Rock Ice Cream Freeze-Off Competition on Saturday to vote on their favorite flavor.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU fans pack Memorial Stadium for Tigers' season-opening win

Fans show their school spirit during the Missouri Tigers' season-opening win Saturday against South Dakota State.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Tigers host South Dakota State University

The Missouri Tigers are hosting the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU fans show up early to show their support

MU fans gather to tailgate for the first home game of the Tigers season against South Dakota State University on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton cheerleaders hold first ever performance

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School dance team held its first-ever performance during the matchup against Lutheran St. Charles High School on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Bruins win in shutout

The Rock Bridge Bruins coasted to a 44-0 victory over the De Smet Spartans on Friday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman football hosts Lee's Summit in Columbia

Hickman High School football lost to Lee's Summit 41-17 on Friday. Missouri quarterback commit and current Lee's Summit quarterback Drew Lock had four touchdowns in the win.