PHOTO GALLERY: Fans gather to meet Missouri football team, coaches

Missouri football fans gathered at Faurot Field on Sunday to talk to players and coaches and get autographs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Robin Williams dies

Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff's office in Marin County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Vandalism, looting break out in Ferguson after vigil

On Sunday, the day after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, thousands gathered for a vigil. Vandalism and looting broke out in the area following the vigil. Officials said there were no reports of injuries, but there were reports of assaults into the early morning.

PHOTO GALLERY: Residents commemorate bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

At Stephens Lake Park on Saturday, participants decorated lanterns. These were released onto the lake at sundown to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

PHOTO GALLERY: Woman's family hopes for recovery after bull attack

Judy Gibson continues to recover after an attack July 17 by her pet bull, Slick.

PHOTO GALLERY: Back-to-school fair offers health screenings, supplies

Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents or guardians, gathered at the MU Family Impact Center to receive free school supplies and health screenings before the start of the school year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Privy digger find personal items on digs

Personal items are often the things that Hannibal resident Jack Klotz finds on his excavations of privies in the area.

PHOTO GALLERY: East-West Dialogues showcases work from visiting artists

East-West Dialogues features artwork from four visiting Chinese scholars and MU professors. The show, which runs until Friday, is the culmination of a semester-long exchange for the Chinese professors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smokey Bear turns 70

Smokey Bear, the subject of the nation's longest-running public service campaign, turns 70 on Saturday. The character was created in 1944 because of fears that America's enemies would set fire to the nation's forests.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jr. Naturalist Day Camp participants experience stream simulation

Participants in Jr. Naturalist Day Camp learned about the effects of man-made pollution during a stream simulation at Gans Greek Wild Area on Friday. The demonstration was part of a three-day camp.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football takes practice indoors

Due to heavy rain on Thursday, Missouri football players practiced in MU's Devine Pavilion. The indoor field was more cramped than their standard practice field, so they had to adjust their movements to avoid hitting one another.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joshua Ploetz canoes entire Mississippi River

After serving two tours in Afghanistan, Joshua Ploetz decided to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder by paddling the entirety of the Mississippi River. The Minnesota native returned from war eight years ago, but he began his canoe trip in May.

PHOTO GALLERY: EnCircle Technologies teaches Web development, data entry

Becky Llorens and Teri Walden co-founded EnCircle Technologies after each raising a son with autism. They hope the school will help young adults living with autism obtain work in Web page development, data entry and content management.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kids try out coding

The first Code Camp Columbia, a new day camp for children ages 12 to 15, is underway this week at Columbia College. Its purpose is to introduce students to the primary programming languages and to build basic coding skills.

PHOTO GALLERY: Voters turn out for primary election

Proposed amendments to Missouri's Constitution were among the issues that drew Boone County voters to the polls Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri heads back to the field

Monday marked the first day of fall practice for the Tigers. Outside of drilling on the field, Missouri also named four new team captains - Markus Golden, Bud Sasser, Mitch Morse, and Braylon Webb.

PHOTO GALLERY: Members of Yoruba culture gather to celebrate traditions

Descendents of Oduduwa join on the chapter's 15th anniversary to share the traditions, culture, clothing and values of Yoruba culture. The Yoruba culture is one of the most prominent African cultures outside of its home continent. Egbe Omo Oduduwa was formed as a non-profit organization by descendants of the Yoruba people, who originate in West Africa, including Nigeria and parts of Togo and Benin, with the goal of promoting its members' culture and educating others about their traditions and customs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Israel supporters gather at Congregation Beth Shalom

Members of Columbia's Jewish community gathered Sunday evening to express their support for Israel in its current conflict in the Gaza Strip.

PHOTO GALLERY: Six years later, football players' fate differs from magazine's prediction

The cover of an October 2008 issue of ESPN The Magazine, featured then-MU football players Chase Daniel and Chase Patton. The magazine predicted a Heisman trophy for Daniel and a Super Bowl ring for Patton. Nearly six years later, Daniel is in Kansas City as a backup quarterback for the Chiefs while Patton practices dentistry in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Food allergies challenge parents, children

Food allergies are on the rise in Columbia and nationwide. Zachary McFetters, 8, didn't get to try an ice cream cone until he was 7 because of a severe tree nut allergy. Vance Pope, 5, and Nola Pope, 3, are also struggling with multiple food allergies. Parents say life with a food-allergic child is more challenging than they expected.