PHOTO GALLERY: Shane Ray draws a crowd at MU's pro day

Shane Ray is expected to go in the first 10 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft. Teammates Markus Golden and Mitch Morse are among the Missouri contingent looking to play professionally.

PHOTO GALLERY: City considers roll-cart system

The city of Columbia is considering changing its trash collection service to a roll-cart system. The city says a roll-cart system would reduce injuries to employees and make pickup more efficient. Opponents of the system express concerns about older people managing the roll carts and theft of the roll carts.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls basketball team practices before state semifinals

The Bruins play in the state tournament at Mizzou Arena this weekend. They have to beat Cor Jesu Academy on Friday to play in the state championship game Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Revelers celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Decked out with novelty bow ties, eyeglasses and masks, the young and old celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday in various parades and celebrations throughout the U.S.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri downs Air Force 6-0

The Missouri baseball team earned its sixth consecutive win after beating the Air Force Falcons 6-0 Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lucile Bluford might get her 'day'

Lucile Bluford was the editor and publisher of the Kansas City Call, which championed the black community in Kansas City. Starting in 1939, Bluford repeatedly sought admission to the University of Missouri. Assistant Minority Floor Leader Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, is pushing a resolution to make July 1, the journalist's birthday, "Lucile Bluford Day" in Missouri. During her life, Bluford was showered with awards for her journalism and recognized for her activism,

Missouri hunters gather for proposed regulations to the sport

The Missouri Department of Conservation held a public forum Monday to discuss proposed changes to the state's hunting regulations. A proposed regulation for the 2016-17 hunting season that would allow the use of crossbows during archery deer and turkey season was debated among 90 hunters and 15 department staff who attended the three-hour open house. This was the seventh of eight open houses around the state this month.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defensive lineman has fun during practice

Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley enjoys practice with his jersey hiked up to his shoulder pads in practice on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Class on herbs taught by gardener

Dorothy Canote, a vendor at the Columbia Farmers Market, teaches participants about the uses of herbs and how to take care of them during her herb growing class Sunday at the Olivet Christian Church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fulton fundraiser features mouse races

St. Louis-based Hederman Events brought its mouse racing enterprise to Fulton on Friday as the feature of a Fulton Rotary fundraiser.

PHOTO GALLERY: Polar Plungers raise money, awareness

Hundreds of people took part in the Polar Plunge on Saturday at the lake near Bass Pro Shops, raising money and awareness for Special Olympics of Missouri's sports training and competition programs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge moves on to semifinals

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat Republic High School 64-44 in the state quarterfinal game Saturday in Bolivar, Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Be the Canvas' 5K colors the streets

"Be the Canvas" 5K was held Saturday by Access Arts, a teaching center and nonprofit that offers art opportunities to people in Columbia. Participants were showered with colorful nontoxic, biodegradable colored powder during the race.

PHOTO GALLERY: MizzouThon dance marathon

The MizzouThon dance marathon Saturday at the MU Student Recreation Complex raised money to support the neonatal intensive care at University Hospital.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri falls 6-1 to South Carolina

The Missouri women's tennis team lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks 6-1 during a match on Friday the Mizzou Tennis Complex.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bond issue pay for power improvements

Proposition 1 on the April 7 Columbia ballot seeks voter approval of a $63.1 million bond issue to expand and update the city's electric system.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge celebrates Reading Week

Eleven local celebs, including state Rep. Caleb Jones and MU athletes Laura Kraft and Sam Garrett, helped Rock Bridge Elementary School students celebrate Reading Week on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: LaManno family treasures happier times

Before tragedy struck the LaManno family, there was a time of great joy. Terri LaManno was reunited with the daughter she and her husband, Jim, gave up for adoption. Six months later, Terri LaManno was killed near the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. In the midst of grief, her family has relied on faith and each other.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pope Francis enters third year as pope

Friday marks the second anniversary of Pope Francis' term as pope, which has rejuvenated the Catholic Church. While Francis is quite popular among Catholics, especially in the U.S., it appears his third year will have its challenges.

PHOTO GALLERY: Two officers shot at demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police department at a demonstration following the resignation of the Ferguson police chief. The officers are expected to recover without suffering any long-term damage.