PHOTO GALLERY: Norm Stewart coached 32 years at Missouri

Boone Hospital Center's new cancer center opening Monday is the latest testament to Norm Stewart’s legacy at MU. Twenty years ago he founded Coaches vs. Cancer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women play Arkansas

The Missouri women's basketball team played the University of Arkansas Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 69-66.

PHOTO GALLERY: Water main break closes intersection

A water main break at the intersection of Stadium and Ash streets has closed the road to traffic.

PHOTO GALLERY: Molly, Danny Myers have twin daughters

Molly and Danny Myers have a son, Will, and 1-year-old fraternal twin daughters, Layla and Suzi. The Myerses used a video conferencing program to see their daughters when they were in the NICU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Campus movers take furniture to Mizzou North

Campus movers took furniture and office supplies from Pickard Hall on MU's main campus up to Mizzou North in December.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball defeats Long Beach

The Missouri Tigers defeated Long Beach State 69-59 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Missouri guard Jabari Brown lead all scorers with 22 points in 39 minutes.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 Cotton Bowl, Missouri vs. Oklahoma State

The No. 8 Missouri Tigers beat the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Oklahoma beats Alabama in Sugar Bowl

In the Sugar Bowl on Thursday, Oklahoma vanquished an Alabama squad that had been ranked No. 1 much of the past three seasons.

PHOTO GALLERY: New year brings snow to Columbia

Two to three inches of snow fell across Boone County Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. City crews worked quickly to clear first and second priority roads and moved on to treating residential streets.

PHOTO GALLERY: ELL students work with teacher Becca Stock

Becca Stock’s classroom is in a trailer at Smithton Middle School. The room is covered with posters, some of which tell about the students and where they come from: Mexico, South Korea, Brazil, Iraq, Kazakhstan, China, Thailand, Rwanda and more.

PHOTO GALLERY: Babies join community on New Year's Day

Columbia's first 2014 baby, Emma Grace, was born at Women's and Children's Hospital. Noah Martin Reveley was the first New Year's baby at Boone Hospital Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: New Year's Day hikers explore Grasslands Trail

About 80 people decided to bundle up Wednesday and explore the trails at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park as part of the nationwide First Day Hikes program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Eve Fest celebrates arrival of 2014

Entertainment is offered for all ages at Columbia Eve Fest on Tuesday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Price of cat adoptions lowered

Lots of cats are available for adoption at the Central Missouri Humane Society, so it's having an adoption sale. Pet adoption fees were reduced to $20.14 during the event. The usual adoption rate is $75 for older cats and $100 for kittens.

PHOTO GALLERY: Inventory work needs lots of helpers

Every thread, every yard of fabric, every pattern and everything else needs to be counted and matched against the computer inventory at Appletree Quilting and Viking Center. Millie Kaiser, the owner, had lots of help Monday from employees, family members and friends.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Wall of Hope' filling up

The "Wall of Hope" outside The Broadway Hotel on Short Street in downtown Columbia will remain open until the end of January. It unveiled Friday, and my Monday afternoon was nearly full of messages. Hotel staff said messages will be erased from time to time to make room for new ones.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High students participate in AVID

Students participate in AVID, which is a national college readiness system that targets students in the academic middle who show a strong desire to attend college and are determined to work hard. The class, which consists of 21 sophomores chosen from more than 80 applicants, is graded and credited just like any other course. It teaches academic strategies but also focuses on providing social and emotional help for the students enrolled.

PHOTO GALLERY: Baha'i community gathers in Columbia

Members of Columbia's Baha'i community gather regularly in members homes to discuss scriptures and other world religions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hotel unveils art exhibit 'Wall of Hope'

Employees at The Broadway-Columbia, a new hotel downtown, unveiled a new art exhibit Friday called the "Wall of Hope." People can stop by to write messages of hope for 2014.

PHOTO GALLERY: Family hopes for autistic son

Daniel Romero-Compain attends Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary and receives one-on-one attention from learning specialists who help him with interaction skills in structured situations. Daniel, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, often is challenged by new objects, situations and foods.