PHOTO GALLERY: Figure skating combines art and athleticism

Figure skaters break the wall between arts and sports during the figure skating exhibition gala in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Emergency personnel respond to collapse at University Village, one firefighter killed

The Columbia Fire Department and MU workers responded to an early morning structural collapse at University Village off Providence Road. Lt. Bruce Britt, one of the responding firefighters, was killed. Eighteen people were in the building at the time of the collapse, but they were not injured.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sports psychologist helps athlete

Mark Brownlee has written more than 75 published articles about sport psychology and human performance. He is also a multi-certified instructor in clay target shooting. "If you could hear the interviews of all the people who win medals and perform very well, they almost always will say something different from what the sports announcers and writers and everybody said," Brownlee said about the Olympics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri breaks records

Several Missouri athletes broke records in the field events at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Olympics shows several types of emotion

The 2014 Winter Olympians and their fans show diverse emotions such as joy, sadness, confidence, agony, affection, anger, boredom and surprise.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri sprinter Tre Chambers sets his sights on faster times

Missouri sprinter Tre Chambers battled injuries for two years. Now a senior, he is hoping to surpass the times he set during his freshman year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scott Schlib to open bookstore in Columbia

Scott Schlib founded Schilb Antiquarian a decade ago as a Web business. Next week, he will open a bookstore in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Street performers entertain spectators during Olympics

Various street performers during the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTO GALLERY: In2Action recovery house provides refuge for former inmates

In2Action is a Christian-based recovery house in north Columbia that helps former inmates stay out of prison. In2Action provides safe and affordable housing and helps offenders apply for work or enroll in school. The house is a network of support in which the men of the In2Action house engage in dialogue, do chores and pray together.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defeats Vanderbilt 67-64

Missouri defeated Vanderbilt 67-64 on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: True/False box office preparation

True/False Film Fest volunteers prepared the box office for the film festival on Wednesday. The theme for the box office this year is "Magic realism."

PHOTO GALLERY: Gracie Gold competes in Olympics short program figure skating

Gracie Gold, a former MU High School attendee, competed in the Olympics short program on Wednesday. She finished fourth.

PHOTO GALLERY: Conflict and competition from around the globe

While the world's attention is on the Sochi Winter Olympics, elsewhere, many are striving for more freedom. Images from the Sochi Winter Olympics are contrasted with scenes from Ukraine, Syria and Egypt as protests and riots attract attention on the world stage.

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.