February 19, 2014
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.
February 18, 2014
The Tolton boys basketball team edged out Helias by one point, 68-67.
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.
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.
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.
February 17, 2014
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.
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.
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.
State Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, has filed legislation to legalize medical and recreational use of marijuana in Missouri. This issue has been addressed by many states in recent years, but legalization has only happened in Colorado and Washington state. Kelly's legislation borrows language from an initiative by Show-Me Cannabis Regulation and would enforce many of the same restrictions on marijuana as alcohol.
February 16, 2014
A collection of images featuring athletes airborne during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Whether a part of their sport or they just happen to lift up, these athletes will not let gravity keep them down.
February 15, 2014
Missouri beat Tennessee 75-70 Saturday afternoon with a late-game defensive stop for the second consecutive game.
Battle High School held its first Courtwarming Dance on Friday. Eli White, a Battle student, was crowned Courtwarming king that night.
Attendees of One Wall, One Mizzou rallied to show support for Michael Sam, forming a line in response to Westboro Baptist Church. The event was organized on Facebook, and has more than 5,000 users confirmed as "Going."
Wynna Faye Elbert, who was well known in the Columbia community for her involvement in advancing civil rights, died Sunday. Her funeral was held Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.
The faces of athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympics before, during and after competition.
February 14, 2014
Women call to sweepers during curling on Friday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Boonslick Chordbusters, a barbershop quartet, offer two songs and as many as a dozen roses.
February 13, 2014
Missouri shot one more free throw (38) than Arkansas (37), but capitalizing on those attempts from the line helped give Missouri a 86-85 victory and keep its chances of securing an at-large NCAA Tournament bid alive.
A humourous look at Olympic athletes and their conscious or unconscious use of their tongues. Some are moments of celebration while others show intense concentration.
February 12, 2014
Missouri baseball players practiced in Devine Athletic Pavilion on Wednesday. They practiced their speed, form and pitching techniques. The team's season opener in Jacksonville, Fla., might be in jeopardy with the snowstorm that has hit the southeast.