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Molly Bowden five-year memorial

Police officers and state troopers coordinate the last details for the memorial honoring Columbia police officer Molly Bowden. The fifth anniversary of her death was commemorated Sunday evening. Bowden was shot during a traffic stop near the intersection of Nifong and Forum boulevards on Jan. 10, 2005.

K-State coach Frank Martin

Kansas State's Frank Martin, center, talks with players during a timeout late in the second half of Saturday's game against Missouri.

MU men's basketball player Laurence Bowers vs. Kansas State

Missouri's Laurence Bowers tries to protect the ball from three Kansas State players in Saturday's 74-68 Tigers victory at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores at Colorado

Missouri's Christine Flores tries to pass around Colorado defender Alyssa Freesle on Saturday in the Tigers' loss in Boulder, Colo.

MU men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Kansas State

Missouri's Zaire Taylor celebrates after a successful Missouri free throw late in the second half Saturday against Kansas State.

MU men's basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Kansas State

Missouri's Marcus Denmon goes up for a shot against Kansas State's Jamar Samuels in Saturday's Big 12 Conference opener for both teams. The Tigers beat the Wildcats 74-68.

Winter proves deadly elsewhere in Midwest

Firefighters and their engine are covered with ice as they battle a fire at a bowling alley in the Omaha, Neb., suburb of Elkhorn on Thursday, Jan. 7.

Kansas State men's basketball player Denis Clemente

Kansas State senior guard Denis Clemente, right, scored 33 points against Missouri last season at Mizzou Arena.

Kansas State men's basketball player Jacob Pullen

Kansas State junior guard Jacob Pullen is shooting 45 percent from the 3-point line this season and has consistently scored in double figures.

Was this piano Blind Boone's?

The old Weaver upright, manufactured in Ottawa, Ill., could cost as much as $10,000 to restore, an expense that might not be justified if its link to Blind Boone can't be confirmed.

Mysterious piano may have been Blind Boone's

The old piano waits at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Home on Fourth Street for its connection to Boone to be verified. John William Boone lost his sight as an infant when his eyes were removed to reduce brain swelling. His parents worked hard to encourage his gift for music, which surfaced as early as age 3. It paid off, and Boone became one the most popular ragtime pianists in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Police respond to factory shooting in St. Louis

Police work at the scene of a shooting after a gunman with an assault rifle walked into an ABB plant in St. Louis and began shooting Thursday.

Worker opens fire on co-workers at St. Louis plant

A member of the St. Louis Fire Department pushes a wounded person on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance outside ABB Inc. on Thursday. Police were called to the scene after a gunman with a rifle walked into the business and began shooting.

Thursday Snow Day: Sledding at Stephen's Lake

Logan Flett goes airborne on a hill at Stephen's Lake Park early Thursday afternoon.

Thursday Snow Day: Snowman

A snowman stands watch on Anderson Avenue on Thursday morning after a snowstorm hit Columbia starting Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday Snow Day: Doing it for the postman

Cynthia Woodcock shovels the sidewalk in front of her house before heading out to work Thursday morning. "I'm just shoveling enough for the postman," she said. "Some people don't do it, and it just gets so icy."

Thursday Snow Day: Coordinating the crew

Out since 1 a.m. plowing private lots, Steve LaHue coordinates with one of his five drivers for North Face Concrete on another plowing job Thursday morning. He said he prefers working snowstorms like Wednesday evening's, which he said is about average for Columbia. "We don't like it to get much bigger than this," he said, "and the longer people stay inside makes it a lot easier to clear."

Thursday Snow Day: Keeping the sidewalk safe

Angie McGeorge puts salt on the sidewalk she cleared outside her house after taking her husband to work Thursday morning. "I don't want to get sued by the postman," she said with a laugh.

Thursday Snow Day: Scraping off the ice

Community Service Aide officer Gene Williams clears ice and snow off of his patrol car in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Thursday Snow Day: Clearing the sidewalks

Alan Nichols of Columbia Turf clears the sidewalk in front of Landmark Bank on Broadway early Thursday morning before the sun came up. Nichols started his day at 1 a.m. "It looked like one of those scary movies," Nichols said of the poor visibility on the roads during his drive to work. "It was just eerie."
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