PHOTO GALLERY: Mike Alden to leave Missouri athletics department

Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden announced Thursday that he is leaving his post on Aug. 31. He oversaw Missouri's transition from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman women's basketball upsets Rock Bridge

The Hickman Kewpies snapped a six-year losing streak to cross-town rival Rock Bridge High School on Wednesday as the state’s No. 4 team toppled No. 1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Myrlie Evers-Williams comes to Columbia

Myrlie Evers-Williams, longtime civil rights leader and activist, speaks at the Missouri Theatre on Wednesday evening as part of Columbia's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

PHOTO GALLERY: Protesters gather at Quik Cash

Members from Grass Roots Organizing gathered Tuesday outside a Quik Cash at the corner of Broadway and Providence Road. Protesters chanted about the unfair interest rates of the payday loan industry, while men in hazardous materials suits quarantined the toxic business with yellow caution tape.

Friendship Nine records to be erased

The Friendship Nine held a sit-in at McCrory's in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1961 to protest the lunch counter being "whites only." On Wednesday, a judge wiped the arrests and convictions of this event from the men's criminal records.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton boys basketball plays practice game

The Tolton boys basketball team played a practice game Monday between the varsity and junior varsity teams.

PHOTO GALLERY: Snowstorm hits Northeast

Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst they'd ever seen. Long Island and an area from Massachusetts to Maine are expected to fare the worst.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veteran takes up farm work after service overseas

After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Cody Waters returned to Missouri and bought farmland in Callaway County. He hopes to get into the cattle business and become a full-time farmer. A number of recent war veterans like Waters are returning home to take up farming.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fifth-graders try out instruments

Fifth-graders from Columbia Public Schools try out different instruments on Monday at Lange Middle School. Band directors from all middle schools emphasized that the purpose of the evening is to help students find an instrument that best fits "their interests and physical characteristics."

PHOTO GALLERY: Shannon Tatum's memorial service held Monday

Family and friends attended Shannon Tatum's memorial service Monday at the Baptist Student Union.

PHOTO GALLERY: Senior citizens play canasta every week

Residents of the Columbia Senior Center play their Monday game of canasta. The senior citizens get together every Monday and use the weekly card game as a way to socialize with one another.

PHOTO GALLERY: Artist's painting, photo remember civil rights movement

William Berry, an MU professor emeritus, documented the civil rights movement through his artwork and photography.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball loses to Kentucky

The team experienced poor shooting luck in its 83-69 defeat against Kentucky on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wrestling defeats Northern Illinois

The Tigers closed out the match with three consecutive major decisions for a 32-12 victory.

PHOTO GALLERY: Derby Dames opening night

The CoMo Derby Dames have returned to Columbia after getting a new flooring option and an open venue.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri loses to Arkansas

Missouri men's basketball lost to Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, 61-60.

PHOTO GALLERY: America's Service of Remembrance for Winston Churchill

People gathered in Fulton on Saturday for a remembrance service for Winston Churchill in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ernie Banks dies at 83

Ernie Banks, baseball Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP award recipient, died Friday. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wrestlers beat Oklahoma State 22-10

No. 3 Missouri wrestling beat No. 7 Oklahoma State 22-10 Friday during a dual at the Hearnes Center. The win improved Missouri's record to 16-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Bruins boys basketball beat Battle Spartans 66-41

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team defeated in-town rival Battle on Friday, 66-41. Rock Bridge's Ryan Kreklow led the Bruins with 19 points.