Michael Taylor

In this April 27, 2005 file photo provided by the Missouri Correctional offices is Michael Taylor who was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989.

PHOTO GALLERY: Congregation worships at Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church

Members of Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church worship at their Monday night service.

PHOTO GALLERY: Noble brothers' Eagle Scout projects leave lasting legacy

Noble, Ben and Loyal Carpenter have all earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scout program. The brothers were in the same troop and helped each other complete Eagle Scout projects.

PHOTO GALLERY: Forrest Theater prepares for True/False Film Fest

True/False lighting director Mitch Sawicki helps prepare the Forrest Theater in the ballroom of The Tiger Hotel on Monday. Sawicki has been involved with True/False Film Fest for eight years. Forrest Theater is one of eight venues this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: University Village apartments recover from walkway collapse

MU responded to Saturday's walkway collapse at University Village apartments by reinforcing all elevated walkways on the property and calling for structural inspections of all buildings owned or leased by the university. MU leadership also asks that faculty observe a moment of silence Thursday in remembrance of Lt. Bruce Britt who died from injuries received while responding to the incident.

PHOTO GALLERY: City to announce safety plan regarding pedestrians on College Avenue

The City of Columbia is planning to release a safety plan regarding pedestrian crossing on College Avenue. Many of the foot traffic comes from pedestrians walking between the East Campus neighborhood and MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: People gather at the annual Gospel Explosion to celebrate past and present leaders

Members of Columbia's Black community gathered at the annual Gospel Explosion & Soul Food Musical Celebration at St. Luke United Methodist Church Sunday. The event is held in honor of Black History Month. The event offered community members an opportunity to recognize past and present leaders, and called new ones to action.

PHOTO GALLERY: Goodbye, Sochi

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ended the global festival with a beautiful closing ceremony. The next winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball loses to Tennessee

The Missouri women's basketball team lost to the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Department of Residential Life hosts meeting for University Village residents

The MU Department of Residential Life hosted a meeting for University Village apartment residents Sunday, after a walkway collapsed there Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College men's basketball defeats Freed-Hardeman

The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Freed-Hardeman Saturday, 93-82. At one point, the Cougars faced a 17-point deficit, but stormed back to beat the fifth-ranked Lions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Community honors Lt. Bruce Britt at candlelight vigil

Students, members of the community and residents of University Village came together to hold a candlelight vigil for Lt. Bruce Britt. The firefighter died as he was helping evacuate the University of Missouri-run housing complex

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association holds Musicathon

The Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association held its annual Musicathon at Macy's on Saturday. The event raised funds for the association's scholarships and a music program at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Figure skating combines art and athleticism

Figure skaters break the wall between arts and sports during the figure skating exhibition gala in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Emergency personnel respond to collapse at University Village, one firefighter killed

The Columbia Fire Department and MU workers responded to an early morning structural collapse at University Village off Providence Road. Lt. Bruce Britt, one of the responding firefighters, was killed. Eighteen people were in the building at the time of the collapse, but they were not injured.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sports psychologist helps athlete

Mark Brownlee has written more than 75 published articles about sport psychology and human performance. He is also a multi-certified instructor in clay target shooting. "If you could hear the interviews of all the people who win medals and perform very well, they almost always will say something different from what the sports announcers and writers and everybody said," Brownlee said about the Olympics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri breaks records

Several Missouri athletes broke records in the field events at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Olympics shows several types of emotion

The 2014 Winter Olympians and their fans show diverse emotions such as joy, sadness, confidence, agony, affection, anger, boredom and surprise.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri sprinter Tre Chambers sets his sights on faster times

Missouri sprinter Tre Chambers battled injuries for two years. Now a senior, he is hoping to surpass the times he set during his freshman year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scott Schlib to open bookstore in Columbia

Scott Schlib founded Schilb Antiquarian a decade ago as a Web business. Next week, he will open a bookstore in downtown Columbia.