PHOTO GALLERY: Sisters born with microcephaly play in Hallsville

Shelby Smith, 16, and her sister Emma Self, 8, were born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder in which children's heads are smaller than what is normal for their age and gender. The sisters recently moved to Hallsville to benefit from the school district's special education program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lunch is served at Food Truck Friday

PHOTO GALLERY: Luke Campbell practices football, graphic design

At 6-foot-2, Luke Campbell is one of the largest high school football players in the state. But the Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School player has another passion: graphic design.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bradford Tomato Festival celebrates 10th year

The 10th annual Tomato Festival drew in more than 1,000 people to the Bradford Research Center on Thursday. Attendees could sample more than 270 varieties of tomatoes, as well as salsas and peppers.

PHOTO GALLERY: "Cooper's Landing" selected as commemorative poster

"Cooper's Landing," a fiber piece by Columbia artist Dre Roberts, was selected as the city's commemorative poster for the 22nd Poster Party for the Arts on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bob Yapp hosts home preservation workshop

Attendees at a home preservation workshop on Rosemary Lane had a chance to learn some useful home-owning techniques from Bob Yapp on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU engineers host recruitment fair

Several MU engineering clubs toted out their drones, racecars and tractors Thursday to try to entice new members.

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: 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: Rock Bridge cross-country team grows

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

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.