December 9, 2013
Savannah Sixta, center, helps her son Jeremiah Sixta, 2, color and recognize letters as Savannah's mother, Melissa De Long, watches Sunday at their home. De Long helped Sixta get a child care subsidy from the Family Support Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services. The subsidy provides money to families to pay for child care.
This photo provided by the Yonkers Police Department shows vehicles early Monday morning after they were involved in an accident in Yonkers, N.Y. Westchester County police say the accident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway near Desmond Avenue. Roads were reported slick from the storm that produced a mixture of light snow and rain.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles celebrates his touchdown during the first half against Washington in Landover, Md., on Sunday.
Auburn running back Tre Mason and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn celebrate after the second half of the Southeastern Conference NCAA football championship game against the Missouri on Saturday in Atlanta. Auburn won 59-42.
Lynda Jo Evers, Sept. 30, 1946 — Dec. 8, 2013
From left are Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox in 2010, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa in 2011 and New York Yankees manager Joe Torre in 2007.
Antwane Grant, left, sands the wall while Youth Empowerment Zone executive director Bishop Lorenzo Lawson observes his work at the new Youth Empowerment Zone office. The office will provide more space for programs and administrative offices.
Bishop Lorenzo Lawson walks through the future home of the Youth Empowerment Zone on Nov. 22. Youth Empowerment Zone worked with Job Point and Columbia Builds Youth on this project to provide vocational training.
December 8, 2013
Missouri quarterback James Franklin talks to reporters at Mizzou Arena after the announcement that the Tigers will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the Cotton Bowl.
Bryan Maggard, executive associate athletics director, and football coach Gary Pinkel, right, announce that Missouri will play Oklahoma State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 3, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson intercepts a pass intended for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Chris Givens during the second half of a football game on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 30-10.
Missouri women's basketball forward Bri Kulas celebrates after making a free throw during Missouri's game against Bradley at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. Kulas scored a game-high 27 points during Missouri's record-breaking win.
Missouri women's basketball guard Jordan Frericks prepares to pass during Missouri's game against Bradley at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri women's basketball guard Morgan Eye high-fives forward Bri Kulas before Missouri's game against Bradley at Mizzou Arena on Sunday.
Missouri women's basketball forward Bri Kulas dribbles past Bradley guard Catie O'Leary at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. Missouri beat Bradley 126-55, setting a record for points scored.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles leaves the Washington Redskins defense behind as he carries the ball during the second half the football game in Landover, Md., on Sunday. His 35-yard, right-then-left scamper was a highlight of the second half.
USGS research chemist Bill Brumbaugh places protective netting over the collector funnel of a passive rain sampling apparatus in March 2012 at Denali National Park in Alaska.
USGS researchers John Besser (left) and Ann Allert deploy a “peeper” into shallow sediments of a mine-impacted stream in southeast Missouri in July 2008.
David Alvarez of the USGS samples for fuel exhaust pollutants July 27, 2004, in Voyageurs National Park of International Falls, Minnesota.
December 7, 2013
Members of the Purdue volleyball team celebrate after their victory during the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at the Hearnes Center.