PHOTO GALLERY: Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence holds open forum

Four panelists led a discussion for the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence during a forum Monday night. The Let's Talk CoMo: Violence gathering was the first of three scheduled for this week to discuss crime and prevention in the community.

FROM READERS: Leigha Vandegriffe supports two charities

Leigha Vandegriffe, 9, gets her hair cut at Green Meadows Hair Co. and Spa during its annual cut-a-thon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Katy Bridge restoration draws support

The city of Boonville will begin long-awaited restoration of the Katy Bridge next summer, a project that will convert the former railroad bridge over the Missouri River to a pedestrian and cyclist track.

PHOTO GALLERY: Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church sends volunteers to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

Volunteers from Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church worked at the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri on Sunday as part of a national day of service volunteer event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri soccer beats UT Martin 1-0

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri legislators consider veto overrides

The Missouri General Assembly convenes for a veto session on Wednesday. Some of the bills being considered are a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, changes to the regulation of e-cigarettes and, in the House, four bills increasing tax credits or exemptions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Black infant mortality

Sherry Payne, executive director of Uzazi Village, stopped in Columbia on Saturday as part of her walk across Missouri to raise awareness of the higher infant mortality rate among black children.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College loses to Missouri Valley College 2-1 in overtime

The Columbia College women's soccer team takes on Missouri Valley College at R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium on Saturday. Columbia College lost 2-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College men's soccer beats Missouri Valley 2-1

Columbia College's men soccer team topped Missouri Valley 2-1 on Saturday at R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ashland's Fall Festival draws crowds

The city of Ashland held its annual Fall Festival Saturday with activities like a bouncy obstacle course, animal shows and face painting. Event organizers estimate that about 3,000 people visited the festival this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri downs Rockets 49-24

No. 24 Missouri moved to 2-0 for the season Saturday with a 49-24 victory over Toledo at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Tigers take on Toledo Rockets

No. 24 Missouri rolled to a 49-24 victory over Toledo on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Maty Mauk's hometown fans tailgate outside the Glass Bowl Stadium

Residents from the Maty Mauk's hometown made the 75-mile trip to Toledo Saturday to support the Missouri quarterback.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jefferson City beats Hickman 25-7

Jefferson City High School beat Hickman High School 25-7 on Friday to even the state's second-oldest rivalry at 53-53-4.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge football defeats Battle in first-ever matchup

Rock Bridge High School defeated Battle High School 25-11 Friday in their first regular season matchup.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball takes on Illinois State

Missouri volleyball defeated Illinois State 3-1 on Friday. The Tiger Inviational continues Saturday with games against Oakland at 2 p.m. and Xavier at 6:30 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sisters born with microcephaly play in Hallsville

Shelby Smith, 16, and her sister Emma Self, 8, were born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder in which children's heads are smaller than what is normal for their age and gender. The sisters recently moved to Hallsville to benefit from the school district's special education program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lunch is served at Food Truck Friday

PHOTO GALLERY: Luke Campbell practices football, graphic design

At 6-foot-2, Luke Campbell is one of the largest high school football players in the state. But the Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School player has another passion: graphic design.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bradford Tomato Festival celebrates 10th year

The 10th annual Tomato Festival drew in more than 1,000 people to the Bradford Research Center on Thursday. Attendees could sample more than 270 varieties of tomatoes, as well as salsas and peppers.