Watch out for potholes

A SUV drives across a pothole on Broadway near Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Statement from governor read after execution

Missouri Department of Corrections Director George Lombardi reads a statement issued by Gov. Jay Nixon after convicted murderer Martin Link was pronounced dead after execution by lethal injection early Wednesday morning at the Bonne Terre Correctional Center. Link was executed for the 1991 rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun.

Protestors pray before Link's execution

John Flanigan, left, and his wife, Sue, recite a Bible verse during a vigil protesting the execution of convicted murderer Martin Link just before midnight on Tuesday outside the Bonne Terre Correctional Center.

Victim's mother speaks after Link's execution

Pam Braun, mother of Elissa Self-Braun, holds up a photo of her daughter while giving a statement after the execution of Martin Link just after midnight on Wednesday morning at the Bonne Terre Correctional Center. "We have been truly blessed the justice system has worked for Elissa, whereas there are still many victims and homicide survivors still waiting for justice," Braun said.

Death penalty opponents conduct vigil before Link's execution

Capital punishment opponents conduct a vigil just before midnight on Tuesday outside the Bonne Terre Correctional Center where convicted murderer Martin Link was to be executed by lethal injection. As many as 15 protesters came to contest the execution and the death penalty.

Bracing against the cold in Oklahoma

Allie Blair holds a scarf to her face as she walks in the snow in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday. The second winter storm in just more than a week dropped up to 16 inches of snow on parts of northeastern Oklahoma.

Hickman boys basketball player Marcus Whitt vs. Jefferson City

Hickman High School senior Marcus Whitt makes his way towards the basket at Jefferson City High School on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.

Hickman boys basketball player Ernest Dorema vs. Jefferson City

Hickman High School junior Ernest "L" Dorema drives to the basket against Jefferson City High School's Billy Brehe on Tuesday night, Feb. 8, 2011 at Jefferson City High School.

KU fans pack Allen Fieldhouse

KU fans pack Allen Fieldhouse on Monday. The historic arena is named after legendary KU coach Forrest "Phog" Allen, and the court itself, James Naismith Court, honors basketball inventor and former KU coach James Naismith.

Martin Link

Martin Link was executed early Wednesday morning at the prison in Bonne Terre. Link was convicted in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun in St. Louis in 1991.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at presidential palace

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during his meeting with an Emirates foreign minister, not pictured, at the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday. The meeting is the first show for Mubarak in front of international media following the country's Jan. 28 protests.

Anti-Mubarak protesters inside plastic tent

An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester reads a newspaper inside a plastic tent at Tahrir square in Cairo on Sunday. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak.

Protesters seen through plastic sheeting

Anti-government protesters are seen through plastic sheeting Tuesday as they read anti-Mubarak slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector.

Anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans

Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans as they march in Alexandria, Egypt, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of Egyptians have been demonstrating in Cairo and other cities, calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Arabic reads "Egypt, one nation, one blood."

Mubarak protesters hold Egypt flag

Anti-Mubarak protesters hold an huge Egyptian flag Tuesday as they take part in a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting.

Chocolate hearts are decorated at Lake Champlain Chocolates factory

Emily Jones decorates chocolate hearts Tuesday at the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory in Burlington, Vt. Cocoa bean and sugar prices are going up, but industry observers say it's unlikely it will cost more to buy sweets for your sweet this Valentine's Day.

KU players cheer

KU players on the bench celebrate after a basket scored during the Missouri-Kansas game Monday in Lawrence.

Morris blocks English's shot

Markieff Morris blocks a shot by Kim English in the second half of the Missouri-Kansas game Monday in Lawrence.

Rock Bridge's Ralph Jones wrestles at the Bruins' last home match

Ralph Jones flips Jefferson City High School's Cameron Cotton during Rock Bridge High school's last home match on Monday.

KU fans watch as Tyrel Reed shoots over Marcus Denmon

As KU fans watch, Marcus Denmon cannot block Tyrel Reed's shot in the first half of the Tigers game Monday in Lawrence, Kan.