PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball gets 13th straight win Friday against Towson

Missouri volleyball defeated Towson 3-0 on Friday. Missouri is now 13-0 and off to its best start in 32 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freshman brings strong defense to the Columbia Cougars

Columbia College women's soccer player Taylor Hagenhoff practices with the rest of the Cougars on Wednesday. Hagenhoff, a freshman, is new to defending but has earned the praise of her coach and teammates for her skill and dedication tot the sport.

GRAPHIC GALLERY: Chronic wasting disease hurting Missouri deer and elk operations

Chronic wasting disease has affected deer and elk in numerous states and at least two provinces in Canada. In Missouri, gaps remain in the system of prevention and early detection of the disease for captive deer operations.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crews prepare Stephens Lake Park for Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ

As Columbia's annual Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival approaches, volunteers prepare Stephens Lake Park for the the three-day celebration of music and food.

PHOTO GALLERY: World's dependence on coal is declining

Renewable energy sources are becoming more popular while the dependence on coal is decreasing.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Residential life hosts 13th annual Fire Factor event

MU Residential Life, Student Life and the Columbia Fire Department hosted the 13th annual Fire Factor event on Wednesday to demonstrate fire safety. A replica dorm room was set on fire and destroyed in 90 seconds to demonstrate how dangerous a dorm room fire can be.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nathan Fleischmann raised money through Kickstarter for Stadium Shoes

Nathan Fleischmann raised money through Kickstarter, a popular online crowd funding platform, for Stadium Shoes, his business. A number of Columbia projects have become successful through Kickstarter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Harrisburg football suffers first loss

The Bulldogs suffered their first ever loss, falling to Brookfield 14-10.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri golfers play at the Columbia Regional Preview

Missouri golfers play at the Columbia Regional Preview at The Club at Old Hawthorne on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands of people remained stranded because of flooding in Colorado

The rains in Colorado have stopped, but thousands of people remained stranded on Tuesday by high water and washed out roads in the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Police respond to Navy Yard rampage

Police and federal agents from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. At least six were killed in the rampage. One gunman has been confirmed dead and two might still be at large.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bridge safety

Thousands of bridges nationwide that are both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" carry more than 29 million drivers a day, and many were built more than 60 years ago.

PHOTO GALLERY: Open house teaches public about Islamic culture

To commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri held an open house for the public on Sunday. Mosque members taught visitors about Islamic culture with food, henna tattoos and a film screening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Boone marching band remembers Jacob Meadows

Members of the Southern Boone High School marching band wore suicide prevention armbands during their performance Friday night, part of their remembrance of fellow band member Jacob Meadows.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chrome and Bacon car show draws vehicles from many eras

The Chrome and Bacon car show brought a steady stream of vehicles to Woodcrest Chapel on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Strongman competitors train in garage-turned-gym

Ted Collins and his wife, Heather Leidy, converted a garage into a gym where they train for strongman competitions. The family has opened up their gym to fellow competitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Central Missouri Renaissance Festival draws performers, spectators

Performers, craftsmen and spectators were among those who flocked to the 8th annual Central Missouri Renaissance Festival on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freebirds World Burrito opening draws crowd

Freebirds World Burrito promised of a year's worth of free burritos to the first 25 people in line before the eatery's opening Thursday morning in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Major flooding slams Colorado

Heavy rains sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns, forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes, and leaving at least three people dead.

PHOTO GALLERY: Metal artist forge new symbols for East Campus neighborhood

Don Asbee and his apprentices forge steel sculptures for the East Campus neighborhood Tuesday. Four sculptures were commissioned by the neighborhood association. Each will stand 8.5 feet tall with a quill pen and the letters E and C for East Campus.