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PHOTO GALLERY: MU Residential life hosts 13th annual Fire Factor event

MU Residential Life, Student Life and the Columbia Fire Department hosted the 13th annual Fire Factor event on Wednesday to demonstrate fire safety. A replica dorm room was set on fire and destroyed in 90 seconds to demonstrate how dangerous a dorm room fire can be.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nathan Fleischmann raised money through Kickstarter for Stadium Shoes

Nathan Fleischmann raised money through Kickstarter, a popular online crowd funding platform, for Stadium Shoes, his business. A number of Columbia projects have become successful through Kickstarter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Harrisburg football suffers first loss

The Bulldogs suffered their first ever loss, falling to Brookfield 14-10.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri golfers play at the Columbia Regional Preview

Missouri golfers play at the Columbia Regional Preview at The Club at Old Hawthorne on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands of people remained stranded because of flooding in Colorado

The rains in Colorado have stopped, but thousands of people remained stranded on Tuesday by high water and washed out roads in the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Police respond to Navy Yard rampage

Police and federal agents from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. At least six were killed in the rampage. One gunman has been confirmed dead and two might still be at large.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bridge safety

Thousands of bridges nationwide that are both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" carry more than 29 million drivers a day, and many were built more than 60 years ago.

PHOTO GALLERY: Open house teaches public about Islamic culture

To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri held an open house for the public on Sunday. Mosque members taught visitors about Islamic culture with food, henna tattoos and a film screening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Boone marching band remembers Jacob Meadows

Members of the Southern Boone High School marching band wore suicide prevention armbands during their performance Friday night, part of their remembrance of fellow band member Jacob Meadows.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chrome and Bacon car show draws vehicles from many eras

The Chrome and Bacon car show brought a steady stream of vehicles to Woodcrest Chapel on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Strongman competitors train in garage-turned-gym

Ted Collins and his wife, Heather Leidy, converted a garage into a gym where they train for strongman competitions. The family has opened up their gym to fellow competitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Central Missouri Renaissance Festival draws performers, spectators

Performers, craftsmen and spectators were among those who flocked to the 8th annual Central Missouri Renaissance Festival on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freebirds World Burrito opening draws crowd

Freebirds World Burrito promised of a year's worth of free burritos to the first 25 people in line before the eatery's opening Thursday morning in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Major flooding slams Colorado

Heavy rains sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns, forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes, and leaving at least three people dead.

PHOTO GALLERY: Metal artist forge new symbols for East Campus neighborhood

Don Asbee and his apprentices forge steel sculptures for the East Campus neighborhood Tuesday. Four sculptures were commissioned by the neighborhood association. Each will stand 8.5 feet tall with a quill pen and the letters E and C for East Campus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gun supporters turn out at Capitol

Gun supporters with signs and flags gathered at the Capitol steps on Wednesday as the House debated the override of Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of House Bill 436. The House voted by the narrowest possible margin, 109-49, to override the veto and pass a bill that rejects federal laws limiting gun use.

PHOTO GALLERY: General Assembly gathers to consider veto overrides

The Missouri legislature met Wednesday to consider override votes on Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of legislation from the 2013 session.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gov. Jay Nixon visits Fairview Elementary School Wednesday morning

Gov. Jay Nixon visits Fairview Elementary School Wednesday morning. He congratulated Fairview students and teachers on having such a high Missouri School Improvement Program 5 score and for their constant hard work toward being one of leading elementary schools in the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Officials gather at Flight 93 National Memorial

Visitors gather Tuesday at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., to commemorate those who lost their lives there on Sept. 11, 2001. Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia house featured on House Hunters

Danyale and Lee Williams' Columbia home will be featured on Friday's episode of House Hunters.
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