March 1, 2015
Volunteers celebrate after filling dumpsters with old carpet, drywall and ceilings on Saturday. They're working to create a new shelter for homeless veterans near Business Loop 70 in Columbia.
Volunteers toss old lamps, carpet and drywall into a dumpster during the Demo Days project Saturday. The renovation will update the current Welcome Home facility, which provides temporary shelter for veterans in Columbia.
Demo Days volunteers prepare to remove drywall on Saturday. The renovation will expand the capacity of the current Welcome Home facility from 10 to 29 temporary shelter beds. The current Welcome Home shelter turns away 156 veterans each year because of a lack of space.
Workers set down their axes before taking a break to get warm on Saturday. Over the weekend, various organizations and volunteers got together to renovate the building that will serve as a temporary homeless shelter for veterans.
Volunteers Ryan Gill, front, and John Quade, center, ensure dumpster contents are secure before it's hauled off on Saturday. The volunteer teams worked over the weekend to prepare old buildings for the construction of a new Welcome Home center, a temporary homeless shelter for veterans.
Renovations for the new Welcome Home, a temporary shelter for homeless veterans, began Saturday. According to Welcome Home Inc., the current shelter for veterans has suffered wear and tear, as well as flooding issues and does not meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new facility will accommodate more veterans in a modern, ADA-accessible facility. The community for veterans will be located at Business Loop 70 East in Columbia.
Crime scene tape surrounds a home on Santa Anna Drive, east of Columbia, where the Boone County Sheriff's Department said a man shot three people Saturday night, killing two and wounding another.
Columbia Police Department officers and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigate a crime scene Saturday on Broadway at U.S. 63. A suspect in the killing of two people and the wounding of another exchanged gunshots with a Boone County sheriff's deputy at the site earlier Saturday night.
Columbia police investigate Saturday night at a crime scene on Broadway at U.S. 63.
Columbia police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers block off Broadway at U.S. 63 as they investigate a crime scene on Saturday night. A suspect in a shooting exchanged gunfire with a Boone County sheriff's deputy at the site earlier Saturday night. A deputy fatally shot the suspect.
A trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigates a crime scene late Saturday at Broadway and U.S. 63. A man driving a white four-door vehicle exchanged gunfire with a Boone County Sheriff's Department deputy earlier Saturday night and was fatally shot.
February 28, 2015
Monarch butterflies climb up a twig at the Piedra Herrada sanctuary near Valle del Bravo, Mexico.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland voice their objections to the Republican majority on Friday during a delay in voting for a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department.
Baylor guard Kenny Chery (1) reacts to forward Royce O'Neale's 3-pointer against West Virginia in Saturday's game Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)
Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns shoots past Arkansas defender Bobby Portis during Saturday's game in Lexington, Kentucky. The Wildcats won 84-67.
David Heckel walks his bike down North College Avenue under blowing snow conductions on Saturday.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down court with only seconds to go during the second half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday in Portland, Oregon.
Former New York Knick Anthony Mason runs down the court during a game against the Washington Bullets on Dec. 3, 1995 in New York. The New York Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Saturday that Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48.