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PHOTO GALLERY: Schulte siblings anchor Rock Bridge distance events

Rock Bridge siblings Megan and Evan Schulte run long distance track events to stay in shape for cross country during its offseason.

PHOTO GALLERY: Blue Ridge Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

Blue Ridge Elementary School celebrated Earth Day on Monday by filling raised garden boxes with soil and going on a nature walk.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students go through shooting exercises

Participants go through shooting exercises to receive their concealed carry gun permit on April 14, 2013 at Target Masters. In order to get a permit, students are measured on a variety of training exercises.

PHOTO GALLERY: Head for the Cure 5K benefits Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative

Runners converged on Cherry Street for the Head for the Cure 5K on Sunday morning. Proceeds from the race benefited the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative through the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Runner Marc Keys won the event with a time of 17:50.

PHOTO GALLERY: Competitors try to avoid submersion during 'Float Your Boat'

More than 50 boats were entered into the "Float Your Boat" race Saturday at Bass Pro Shops lake. The race was held as a fundraiser for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. Initial totals showed the race brought in more than $15,000.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball falls to Florida

Florida defeated Missouri 4-3 in 15 innings on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kewpies win Wood Bat Tournament in Boonville

Hickman played Saturday at the Wood Bat Tournament in Boonville. The Kewpies defeated the Boonville Pirates 10-2 and the Centralia Panthers 10-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge boys tennis wins Mid-Missouri Invitational

The Rock Bridge boys tennis team defeated Westminster 7-2 on Saturday at Cosmo-Bethel Park to win the Mid-Missouri Invitational.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football team plays in annual spring Black & Gold game

The Missouri football team played in its annual Black & Gold game Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Mizzou 1, the starters team, defeated Tigers 2, the reserve team, 21-14 in the annual spring scrimmage.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball falls to Florida, 8-6

The Tigers scored four runs in the first inning but couldn't hold onto their lead, as the Gators roared back and won, 8-6.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman soccer storms past Smith-Cotton

The Hickman soccer team beat Smith-Cotton Friday at Hickman, 5-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College softball splits doubleheader against Missouri Baptist University

The Columbia College softball team played a doubleheader against Missouri Baptist University on Friday at American Legion Park. Columbia College lost the first game 6-3 and won the second 13-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: College student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings taken into custody

A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students were inducted into recognized secret societies during annual Tap Day ceremony

Students attending the annual Tap Day ceremony on Friday at Jesse Hall were inducted into MU's secret societies.

PHOTO GALLERY: Police arrive in Watertown to search for Marathon bombing suspects

Police in tactical gear arrive on an armored police vehicle as they surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. The bombs that blew up seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack and why.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County children join running clubs

Children in Boone County have joined the Hallsville Roadrunners, Girls on the Run and other youth running clubs.

PHOTO GALLERY: West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion

A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, on Wednesday evening killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160, officials said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hail damage means steady business for auto body shop

Business owner Marc LaFerriere said his auto body shop stays busy with dent repairs for months after a major hailstorm. On Thursday, he said his business wrote at least 25 estimates for repairs for damage sustained in Wednesday afternoon's hailstorm.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hospitals experience growth

MU Health Care, Boone Hospital Center and Truman Veterans Hospital have added patient rooms and improved care with the addition of new technology.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ernie's Cafe & Steak House draws crowd of regulars

Ernie's Cafe & Steak House has been a Columbia fixture since 1934. "Ernie’s is solid and consistent," manager Nathan Fuchs said. "That’s the beauty of us not changing. And people like that."
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