PHOTO GALLERY: Arizona community remembers firefighters killed in 2013

Nineteen firefighters, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, died on June 30, 2013, in the deadliest day for U.S. fire crews since 9/11. The tragedy has seen the community go from an outpouring of support in the days after the deaths to animosity over survivors' benefits to blaming fire officials for mismanaging the blaze.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brandt dairy farm thrives in declining industry

Brandt farm, a family dairy farm owned by Alfred Brandt, raises dairy cows. Droughts in recent years have driven up the cost of grasses, grains and other feed, making it harder to turn a profit.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mitchell lives independently at Oak Towers

Oak Towers has provided Linda D. Mitchell with an independent living situation. She embraces her new-found freedom, but her medical issues never caused her to lose hope.

PHOTO GALLERY: Camp Citizen Jane teaches girls to be filmmakers

Aspiring filmmakers created a short public service announcement to encourage moviegoers to silence their phones.

PHOTO GALLERY: Shed destroyed in fire at Mackenzie's Prime restaurant

At least five firetrucks responded to a fire late Wednesday at Mackenzie's Prime restaurant at 131 S. Tenth St. Sgt. Chad Gooch of the Columbia Police Department said a police officer reported a shed on fire at 11:40 p.m. Officers at the scene said it appeared the fire started in a shed behind the restaurant.

PHOTO GALLERY: Conservation Department, volunteers tag Canada geese

The Missouri Conservation Department and a group of volunteers set out early Tuesday morning to tag Canada geese in Columbia and Ashland. The annual tagging event is part of an effort to track population numbers and migratory patterns of Canada geese.

PHOTO GALLERY: US list of most endangered historic places includes St. Louis Palladium Building

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places on Monday. It includes sites from Virginia to Hawaii.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU School of Medicine still struggles with diversity

Ontario "Terry" Lacey is about to enter his fourth year at the MU School of Medicine. He is the only African-American man in his class. Once a week, Lacey volunteers at the Cooper County Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic in Boonville. Dawit Demissie, who graduated in May, was the only African-American student in his class.

PHOTO GALLERY: Grandfather, grandson prepare for state-wide canoe race

Ken Wodrich, 71, along with his grandson, Keton Schroeder, 20, will be competing in the Missouri American Water MR340, a canoe race that travels along the Missouri River across the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Soccer grows across Columbia

Although it's still a long way from challenging football, baseball or basketball as America's pasttime, there's no doubting the increasing popularity of "the beautiful game."

PHOTO GALLERY: United States v. Portugal World Cup match ends in tie

The United States drew 2-2 in its 2014 World Cup match against Portugal on Sunday.

Juneteenth thunderstorm interrupts celebration

The annual Juneteenth celebration Saturday in Douglass Park was rained out, but not before a brief bout of dancing. The event commemorates the end of slavery in 1865.

PHOTO GALLERY: Seniors compete in shuffleboard, washers at Missouri State Senior Games

People competed in shuffleboard and washers at Hearnes Center on Saturday. Both events are included in the 2014 Missouri State Senior Games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thomas found guilty of murder

Nicholas R. Thomas, 20, center, was convicted of first-degree murder on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Race-walkers compete at Senior Games

Competitors powered through a 1500-meter race walk at the 2014 Missouri State Senior Games on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Doubles tennis at Missouri State Senior Games

A friendly foursome who have played tennis together for years, both as partners and opponents, faced off in a doubles match at the Missouri State Senior Games on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mother, daughter bond during fishing trips to Little Dixie Lake

Ona Potter, 96, and her daughter, Wanda Holt, 72, fish together at the Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area near Fulton on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pickleball tournament participants play to stay active, socialize

Participants in the Missouri State Senior Games' compete in the mixed doubles pickleball tournament Thursday at Cosmo Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Girls Who Code class helps equip girls for computer-related careers

Google is partnering with Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing-related fields.

PHOTO GALLERY: Voluntary turtle trapping can be a family event

Helping the Missouri Conservation Department to catch and catalog turtles became a family affair for the Jones Family. Volunteer Robert Jones brought his son Zach and three grandchildren Aiden, Bella and Rylan along with him to help trap turtles at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Center on Wednesday. The department captures the turtles in traps and then quickly catalogs them to help estimate information such as population and returns the turtles to the water. Volunteering is open to everyone.