April 22, 2013
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.
April 21, 2013
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.
April 20, 2013
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.
Florida defeated Missouri 4-3 in 15 innings on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.
Hickman played Saturday at the Wood Bat Tournament in Boonville. The Kewpies defeated the Boonville Pirates 10-2 and the Centralia Panthers 10-1.
The Rock Bridge boys tennis team defeated Westminster 7-2 on Saturday at Cosmo-Bethel Park to win the Mid-Missouri Invitational.
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.
April 19, 2013
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.
The Hickman soccer team beat Smith-Cotton Friday at Hickman, 5-0.
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.
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.
Students attending the annual Tap Day ceremony on Friday at Jesse Hall were inducted into MU's secret societies.
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.
April 18, 2013
Children in Boone County have joined the Hallsville Roadrunners, Girls on the Run and other youth running clubs.
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.
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.
MU Health Care, Boone Hospital Center and Truman Veterans Hospital have added patient rooms and improved care with the addition of new technology.
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."
Grove Construction is working to develop projects around Columbia. Owner Tony Grove, who comes from a family of construction owners, started the company in 2009.
Jim Shaw has lived on a farm just north of Columbia since he was born, raising cattle on more than 140 acres. He's working to preserve his land from encroaching development.