Battle High School softball team holds car wash

Members of the Battle High School softball team gathered at the Dairy Queen at Forum and Stadium boulevards on Sunday to host a car wash fundraiser for the program.

PHOTO GALLERY: History revisited with Heritage Festival in Nifong Park

The 36th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday in Nifong Park helped modern visitors mingle with costumed actors to recreate, if only briefly, 19th century small town life.

PHOTO GALLERY: Program uses baseball to help fight Alzheimer's

Members of the Cardinals Reminiscence League remember and discuss past games in hopes of helping with their fight against Alzheimer's.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roots 'N' Blues brings melody to Stephens Lake meadows

People at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival mingle in Stephens Lake Park on Saturday to catch a spin on the Ferris wheel, eat some barbecue and, most of all, listen to music.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football vs. Indiana

The Missouri Tigers face the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday night in Bloomington, Ind. Some Missouri fans made the 5 1/2-hour trip to cheer on the Tigers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Aimee Mullins spends time with Jordan Reeves after speech

Aimee Mullins signs one of Jordan Reeve's old helper arms and talks with her after Mullins' speech for the Delta Gamma Lectureships Series on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle football gets win over Carnahan

Battle football rolled to a 49-28 home game victory on Friday night over Carnahan.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge football suffers loss to Raymore-Peculiar

Rock Bridge football lost 31-21 to Raymore-Peculiar on Friday night at Rock Bridge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball gets 13th straight win Friday against Towson

Missouri volleyball defeated Towson 3-0 on Friday. Missouri is now 13-0 and off to its best start in 32 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freshman brings strong defense to the Columbia Cougars

Columbia College women's soccer player Taylor Hagenhoff practices with the rest of the Cougars on Wednesday. Hagenhoff, a freshman, is new to defending but has earned the praise of her coach and teammates for her skill and dedication tot the sport.

GRAPHIC GALLERY: Chronic wasting disease hurting Missouri deer and elk operations

Chronic wasting disease has affected deer and elk in numerous states and at least two provinces in Canada. In Missouri, gaps remain in the system of prevention and early detection of the disease for captive deer operations.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crews prepare Stephens Lake Park for Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ

As Columbia's annual Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival approaches, volunteers prepare Stephens Lake Park for the the three-day celebration of music and food.

PHOTO GALLERY: World's dependence on coal is declining

Renewable energy sources are becoming more popular while the dependence on coal is decreasing.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Residential life hosts 13th annual Fire Factor event

MU Residential Life, Student Life and the Columbia Fire Department hosted the 13th annual Fire Factor event on Wednesday to demonstrate fire safety. A replica dorm room was set on fire and destroyed in 90 seconds to demonstrate how dangerous a dorm room fire can be.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nathan Fleischmann raised money through Kickstarter for Stadium Shoes

Nathan Fleischmann raised money through Kickstarter, a popular online crowd funding platform, for Stadium Shoes, his business. A number of Columbia projects have become successful through Kickstarter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Harrisburg football suffers first loss

The Bulldogs suffered their first ever loss, falling to Brookfield 14-10.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri golfers play at the Columbia Regional Preview

Missouri golfers play at the Columbia Regional Preview at The Club at Old Hawthorne on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands of people remained stranded because of flooding in Colorado

The rains in Colorado have stopped, but thousands of people remained stranded on Tuesday by high water and washed out roads in the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: Police respond to Navy Yard rampage

Police and federal agents from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. At least six were killed in the rampage. One gunman has been confirmed dead and two might still be at large.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bridge safety

Thousands of bridges nationwide that are both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" carry more than 29 million drivers a day, and many were built more than 60 years ago.