PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball defeats Colorado 53-50

Missouri women's basketball defeated Colorado, 53-50, on Friday behind a strong second half defensive performance.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman boys defeat Northeast

The Hickman Kewpies defeated the Northeast Vikings 85-46 on Friday night at a boys basketball game at Hickman High School in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Members of Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity decorate cookies with seniors

Members of MU's Phi Sigma Pi national honor fraternity held a Christmas-cookie decorating event on Friday for residents of Lenoir Woods - Lutheran Senior Services.

GALLERY: Student demonstrators protest police brutality

A group of about 35 students protested police brutality and racism outside the Daniel Boone City Building before marching to Speakers Circle on the University of Missouri campus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls top Battle 62-28

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team made short work of the Battle Spartans, beating them by a score of 62-28.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball skates by against Elon, 78-73

The men's basketball team beat Elon University 78-73 at Mizzou Arena Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students wear red handprints for 'Wage Peace' protest

MU students gathered at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center donning red handprints on their faces to symbolize being slapped in the face by the justice system.

GALLERY: Anastasia Pottinger's 'Centenarian' series goes viral

Anastasia Pottinger's "Centenarians" photo series racked up more than 400,000 views on the website

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School students present 3-D sculptures to preschoolers

Battle High School students present 3-D soft sculptures to preschoolers Wednesday. The high school students created the sculptures from drawings the preschool students made in October, bringing their creation to life.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephen Webber wins fourth term in Missouri House

Stephen Webber won his 2014 re-election bid in an uncontested election for his fourth term in the Missouri House of Representatives, which will be his last because of term limits.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton boys basketball beats Sacred Heart 51-38

The Fr. Tolton Catholic High School boys basketball team faced off against the Sacred Heart Gremlins. The Tolton Trailblazers won 51-38 after a second-half surge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students collaborate to share empathy

Douglass High School and MU students and teachers collaborated to create the 'Empathy Museum,' an interactive experience to help people better understand what empathy is and how it can be taught.

PHOTO GALLERY: Amy Robinson plays with her service dog, Beau

It's easy and inexpensive to register a dog online as a service or emotional support animal. Amy Robinson said she was able to sign up Beau, her 4-month-old Shih-Poo, in 15 minutes.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU women's basketball team wins

The Tigers won 74-55, with 31 points coming from the bench. The team faces Colorado at home on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Voluntary Action Center collects gifts for families

The Voluntary Action Center volunteers collected and organized gifts Monday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Local residents and businesses sponsor families during the Voluntary Action Center's gift collection every winter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton boys basketball beats St. Joseph-Lafayette

The Tolton boys basketball team won 67-36 on Sunday at the Norm Stewart Classic. The Trailblazers are now 3-0 in their first season playing in Class 3.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School

A Kwanzaa celebration held Saturday at Douglass High School included dance performances, a talent and fashion show and a Kwanzaa ceremony.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spartans fall 65-52 to Bulldogs

The Spartans played the Mexico High School Bulldogs in the Norm Stewart Classic on Sunday at Columbia College. The Bulldogs defeated the Spartans 65-52.

PHOTO GALLERY: Toddlers learn basic swimming skills

Toddlers attended instructor Leslie Winn's class on basic swimming skills at the Macher Swim School on Saturday, Nov. 22. Winn's class requires the accompaniment of at least one parent.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri falls to Alabama in SEC Championship

The Missouri Tigers fall to the Alabama Crimson Tide 42-13 in the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome.