PHOTO GALLERY: MU track and field team competes at season opener

At the Missouri Opener on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, the season opener for the Tigers’ indoor track and field team, Freshman Kaitlyn Fischer shared her thoughts on a memorable day last November where she was injured at the NCAA Division I cross country national championship.

PHOTO GALLERY: Moon Landing Night at Rock Bridge Elementary

Students had the opportunity to learn about astronauts and space Tuesday night at Rock Bridge Elementary. The students will have the opportunity to astronauts from NASA in March.

PHOTO GALLERY: Randy Hanna visits Columbia College

Randy Hanna, a candidate for Columbia College president, visited the campus Tuesday and met with students and faculty.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lucky's Market opens one day early

Lucky's Market opened Tuesday, one day ahead of its scheduled Wednesday opening. The 30,000-square foot store features food and health products, along with alcohol. The store, which was started in Boulder, Colo., is the fourth to open in the country.

PHOTO GALLERY: Alicia Harris' Tiny House

Alicia Harris and her father, Paul, built a 180-square-foot home on a flatbed trailer. She shares the tiny house with her 120-pound Great Dane, Roscoe.

PHOTO GALLERY: Presidential candidate meets with students, faculty at Columbia College

Scott Dalrymple answers question at Columbia College during a Monday afternoon forum in which he met with students. He is one of two finalists for the position of president at Columbia College.

PHOTO GALLERY: Belcher talks about experience

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia Public Schools, says his proudest achievement in his five years as superintendent is the reconnection with the Columbia community. "We reconnected and had an open dialogue with the public. … That's kind of been the hallmark," he said.

PHOTO GALLERY: NeuNews features stories of special-needs students

NeuNews, believed to be the first newspaper of its kind at Neuwoehner High, features stories about students at the school, all of whom have special needs — including the staff writing and putting together the paper.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia has infrastructure projects planned

Columbia's strategic plan for infrastructure improvements divides projects among parks; streets, sidewalks and trails; water and light systems; and sanitation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball bests No. 25 Georgia

Missouri women's basketball defeated No. 25 Georgia on Thursday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Accident backs up traffic on I-70

A tractor-trailer overturned Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at mile marker 131. Traffic was moving slowly.

PHOTO GALLERY: Como Smoke and Fire opens in Columbia

For Matt and Christy Hawkins, opening Como Smoke and Fire marks their first experience in the restaurant industry. Matt's brother Patrick Hawkins, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta, said he always wanted to open a restaurant. The three are partners.

PHOTO GALLERY: Georgia beats Missouri 70-64 in overtime

The Georgia beat Missouri 70-64 in overtime Wednesday, snapping the Tigers' streak of 26 straight home wins.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri legislative session opens

The Missouri legislative session began shortly after noon Wednesday, with leaders spelling out their priorities for the session.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens Lake fit for ice skaters

The ice was thick enough at Stephens Lake Park for ice skating, according to the Columbia Parks and Recreation website Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Animals at Brazil zoo get frozen treats

Animals at the Rio de Janiero were treated to frozen fruits and popsicles after temperatures soared above 90. Temperatures have been above the mid-90s for about 10 days in the country.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bonnie Riley runs Riley Equine Center

Following her son Bart's critical injuries in an airplane accident, Bonnie Riley developed the Riley Equine Center in Boonville.

PHOTO GALLERY: Laser projector demonstrated at Rock Bridge High

The Radiant Pro 60, a laser light show projection machine, is demonstrated Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter weather delays travel

Across the country, the winter weather delayed travelers or left them stranded in airports or on trains. Airlines again canceled several thousand flights Tuesday, as the extreme cold slowed everything from baggage-handling to refueling. On the roads, powerful winds pushing snow into desert-like dunes forced authorities to shut major highways

PHOTO GALLERY: Tracy Edwards adjusts to life after a double leg amputation

Tracy Edwards didn't give his diet much thought until he was diagnosed with diabetes eight or 10 years ago. He made changes to his diet, but he had both of his legs amputated below the knee in October. He remains involved in the community and will be fitted for prosthetic limbs in the next two months.