PHOTO GALLERY: Students get a jump start on high school

Students at Battle High School arrive Monday to take advantage of Columbia Public Schools' Jump Start Day. Hickman, Rock Bridge and Battle high schools provide new students the opportunity to learn the ropes, visiting classrooms and meeting teachers before the first day of classes on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marit Vogelsong keeps Kappa Delta house running during summer

Marit Vogelsong, or "Mom Marit", the house mother for the Kappa Delta sorority makes sure that the house is maintained over the summer and ready for the sisters' return come fall. Vogelsong has been with the house for a year, while some employees have been working at KD for as long as three decades.

PHOTO GALLERY: Activists gather at MU for 'Don't Shoot' photos

MU students, activists and community members gathered at Francis Quadrangle on Sunday to pose for photographs as an act of protest against the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson. The "Don't Shoot" photo has become a viral form of protest, with people all over the world sharing their disapproval through the Internet. The hands-in-the-air pose mimicked Brown's last action and the photo's title, his words.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ameren still interested in nuclear

As Ameren looks beyond the life of the coal-burning power plants that supply most of the region's electricity, the utility still holds out the hope that a second nuclear plant could be built in Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Karis Church expands to new location

Karis Church received a permanent home at 1703 Worley St. as a gift from another church that disbanded. Karis' congregants say they want to help their community for the long haul.

PHOTO GALLERY: Congregation, African community celebrate ordination for Nene Rwenyaguza

Nene Rwenyaguza, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been ministering with the African worship service at First Baptist Church of Columbia for several years. On Saturday night, he was ordained as a minister at the church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants and volunteers prepare for Boone Dawdle

Volunteers and participants in the fifth annual Boone Dawdle made their way to Flat Branch Park Saturday afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia's high schools prepare for season at Friday's Jamboree

Rock Bridge High School, Battle High School and Hickman High school competed against each other at Friday's High School Football Jamboree at Rock Bridge. The Jamboree offered a glimpse at the potential new rivalry between Rock Bridge and Battle. The two teams will face each other for the first time in their history in week three. "I think Battle is really wanting to show that they belong right there at the top, especially in town," Rock Bridge coach A.J. Ofodile said. "And our guys are wanting to show that we are. You could see a little bit of that today in how we competed."

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri plays its second scrimmage of fall camp

The Missouri football team played in its second scrimmage of fall camp in the Devine Pavilion after being rained out of Faurot Field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Football plays at High School Jamboree

Rock Bridge High School football stars Logan Twehous and Alex Ofodile played with their team at the High School Jamboree on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Protestors, police clash again in Ferguson on Friday night

Unrest returned in Ferguson on Friday night with more businesses being looted. Some people guarded businesses and encouraged others to stop looting. On Saturday, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew.

PHOTO GALLERY: Officer revealed in Ferguson shooting

The officer responsible for the shooting of Michael Brown, which led to riots and looting in Ferguson earlier this week, was identified as Darren Wilson on Friday afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Zou Cab carts Columbia residents throughout downtown

Columbia pedicab business Zou Cab takes residents throughout the downtown area. Michael Weinstein, Zou Cab's owner, bikes from bar to bar to pick up customers on most Saturday nights.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tone of Ferguson protests shift as Highway Patrol takes over

The tone of protests in Ferguson changed Thursday after the Missouri State Highway Patrol took over control from local police. On Friday morning, the Ferguson police chief identified the officer involved in the shooting that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman readies for first game

Hickman High School's football team hopes to adapt its running game this season. The Kewpies' first game will be against Christian Brothers College High School on Aug. 22 at Hickman.

PHOTO GALLERY: Company plans to build radioisotope production facility in Columbia

Northwest Medical Isotopes announced in May that it intends to develop a reliable domestic supply of the radioactive material Molybdenum-99, which is used in about 50,000 medical procedures a day. No producers currently are located in the U. S., and the company plans to build a $50 million radioisotope production facility in Columbia, near the MU Research Reactor.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbians gather for National Moment of Silence vigil

More than 100 people gathered Thursday at Speakers Circle to observe a moment of silence for Michael Brown, the Ferguson teenager who was shot by police on Saturday. More than 90 cities across the country took part in the vigils.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jefferson Middle School is last school in district to add air conditioning

Jefferson Middle School added a central cooling system to the building this summer. It was the last school in the Columbia School District to receive a building-wide system. Teachers and students had been relying on single-classroom units to stay cool during the school year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Oakland Middle School teachers prepare for school year

With Columbia Public Schools' classes to begin Tuesday, teachers at Oakland Middle School began arranging their classrooms on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Protests turn violent in Ferguson

Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.