PHOTO GALLERY: Paddlefish spawned and birthed at hatcheries

Hatcheries in Missouri work to keep the paddlefish population steady.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smithton sixth-graders celebrate end of school

Smithton Middle School's sixth-grade class went on a field trip on Monday to Cosmopolitan Park to celebrate its last week of classes before summer break.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympians compete in track and field events at Hickman High School

Athletes competed in the walking, running, long jump and softball throw events of the 2014 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games Sunday at the Hickman High School track. Sunday was the final day of competition.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics athletes lift one another up

Athletes from around the state compete in the powerlifting competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. With constant motivation from coaches and one another, the athletes were able to see their training pay off.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends and family hold candlelight vigil for Jose 'Eric' Alvarado

Gathered at Cosmopolitan Park for a candlelight vigil Friday, about 100 people honored the memory of 17-year-old Jose "Eric" Alvarado, who drowned Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics Opening Ceremony 2014

Special Olympics athletes celebrated the start of the 2014 Summer Games with an opening ceremony at Hickman High School on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics Opening Day 2014

The Special Olympics held its Opening Day ceremony at the MU Recreation Complex on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia files eminent-domain petition for Robert White's land

Robert White's family has owned the land near Columbia Regional Airport since the 1930s, but Columbia recently filed an eminent-domain petition to acquire the land for a runway expansion project. He is uninterested in selling the land, however.

PHOTO GALLERY: The search for Eric Alvarado's body

PHOTO GALLERY: Female priest Janice Sevre-Duszynska celebrates Mass at St. Francis House

Janice Sevre-Duszynska, a female priest, led a mass at St. Francis House on Wednesday. Sevre-Duszynska is the subject of a documentary, "Pink Smoke Over The Vatican," about the movement promoting the ordination of women in the Catholic church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrating Maya Angelou's life

Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at 86.

PHOTO GALLERY: Student firefighters balance homework and house fires

College-age students make up about half of the Boone County Fire Protection District's 250 volunteers. Although that means high turnover for the fire district, the agency says it's worth it.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day parade honors veterans

The 26th annual Salute to Veterans Parade on Monday honored veterans and commemorated the 100th anniversary of WWI.

PHOTO GALLERY: Customers can exercise in upstate NY supermarket

A supermarket in upstate New York has installed a gym within its property. Collaborating with the YMCA and a health care company, the supermarket provides the gym to customers free of charge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans honored at ceremony at courthouse

More than a hundred people attended a Memorial Day ceremony Monday afternoon at the Boone County Courthouse to pay tribute to fallen service members. The event included a wreath laying ceremony and speeches by several veterans.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spectators enjoy the 2014 Salute to Veterans Airshow

People came together this weekend to watch aerial feats and remember America's fallen veterans at the seventh annual Salute to Veterans Airshow at Columbia Regional Airport.

PHOTO GALLERY: Members of native american tribes celebrate heritage at pow wow

Members of many native american tribes came together to celebrate and display their heritage at the seventh annual For the People Pow Wow. The pow wow was held on Saturday at the Central Missouri Events Complex.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day 2014

Across the country and around the world, civilians and military personnel paused to honor the millions of American soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and Coast Guard service members who died serving their country in various conflicts dating back to the Civil War.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rain interrupts air show events

Some events during the Salute to Veterans Airshow on Saturday at Columbia Regional Airport were were delayed due to the rain that fell throughout the day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Golden Knights perform at Salute to Veterans Airshow

The U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team performed in Columbia as part of the Salute to Veterans Airshow Saturday at Columbia Regional Airport. It was the team's first Columbia performance in 15 years.