PHOTO GALLERY: Honor Flight participants celebrate with welcome home party

The Central Missouri Honor Flight welcome home party took place at the Courtyard Marriott hotel early Wednesday morning. About 70 World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans took part in the flight to Washington to visit the nation's war memorials.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia law enforcement coalition deals with animal abuse

A coalition formed last year to focus on animal abuse in Boone County has helped save dogs and find them proper homes.

PHOTO GALLERY: Property owners discuss land near Columbia airport

Planned Columbia Regional Airport upgrades include a road that will be built through land held by a few nearby property owners.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton takes on Fatima in soccer

The Tolton High School girls soccer team played Fatima High School on Tuesday at Cosmo Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students enjoy seasonably warm spring day

After weeks of unpredictable weather, Tuesday was an average day in May for Columbia. MU students read on a hammock in Peace Park, studied on Francis Quadrangle and ran on the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge baseball defeats Hickman

The Rock Bridge Bruins defeated the Hickman Kewpies 4-2 after the teams battled Monday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Many gather for Strickland candlelight vigil

Arvarh Strickland's legacy is remembered at a candlelight vigil Monday in front of Strickland Hall at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge wins golf tournament

Teams competed in the Class 4 Sectional golf tournament Monday at Eagle Knoll Golf Course. Rock Bridge won the tournament with a team score of 319.

PHOTO GALLERY: Letter carriers worry about future of Postal Service

Mail carrier Jeff Connell is one of 92 mail carriers employed at the downtown Columbia post office. Connell has been delivering mail in Columbia for 28 years. He and the other carriers have concerns about the future of the U.S. Postal Service.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball beats Tennessee on Senior Day

Missouri softball rallied behind Nicole Hudson to defeat Tennessee on Senior Day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Park University's win knocks Columbia College out of the AMC tournament

Columbia College played Park University in the American Midwest Conference tournament Sunday at Antimi Black Field at Cosmo Park. The Pirates 4-2 win over the Cougars will advance Park in the AMC tournament to play William Woods University and knock Columbia out of the tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mission of Mercy offers free dental care

Hundreds of people waited for hours, some up to two days, at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau for the Mission of Mercy dental clinic.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball wins first game in doubleheader against Tennessee

Missouri softball played the first game in a doubheader against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon at University Field. Missouri won 2-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman High School's 'Arabian Nights' prom

The Hickman High School prom was Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. The prom theme was "Arabian Nights."

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College softball falls

Columbia College's softball team played against William Woods University during the Midwest Conference tournament game Saturday at Antimi Black Field. Columbia College lost 4-3.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spring fashion show at Perlow-Stevens Gallery

Fashion designers and models participated in the Pastels and Paparazzi show Friday at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College commencement packs theatre

More than 140 Stephens College undergraduates received their bachelor's degrees Saturday at the Missouri Theatre.

PHOTO GALLERY: After grief, man finds joy in bird-watching

Marvin Chapman started bird-watching at Eagle Bluffs to help him stay active and avoid the depression he suffered after his wife's death. Chapman feels a kinship with the bald eagles he watches.

PHOTO GALLERY: History Channel's Top Gear stops in Columbia

Co-hosts from the History Channel's Top Gear were in Columbia on Friday during their cross country trip. The co-hosts were in town doing a shoot for the television show outside of Memorial Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Last male dance graduate rehearses at Stephens College

Alex Clayton will be the last man to graduate with a bachelor of fine arts in dance from Stephens College.