Nixon gives State of the State speech

Gov. Jay Nixon delivers the State of the State address Wednesday in the Capitol building in Jefferson City.

Tai Chi class

Tai Chi instructor Ken Greene teaches a free class in the Columbia Armory Sports Center on Wednesday.

Missouri women's basketball loses against Oklahoma

Missouri's guard RaeShara Brown cuts through Oklahoma's defense Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers lost to the Sooners 62-61.


Missouri's RaeShara Brown tries to go through Oklahoma's defense Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena in the Tigers fifth straight lost. Brown had 12 points in 31 minutes. The Sooners won 62-61.

Olajuwon makes impact

Oklahoma forward Carlee Roethlisberger, center, reacts as she helps up teammate center Abi Olajuwon, bottom, after Olajuwon was fouled by a Texas A&M player Sunday. Against Missouri on Wednesday, Olajuwon had eight points and 10 rebounds.

Rock Bridge wrestles Warrenton

Rock Bridge Bruins' Josh Litofsky, bottom, is wrestled to the mat by the Warrenton Warriors' Jake DeClue at a dual meet Wednesday at Rock Bridge High School.

Bowers defended in paint

Missouri's Laurence Bowers has had to deal with more than just harassing defenders, he also deals with keeping his shirt tucked away.

Spain's highest peak

MU professor Sean Ireton broke his leg while climbing El Mulhacén, a mountain in Spain, and spent two nights on it in treacherous conditions. The mountain is 11,423 feet tall, making it peninsular Spain's highest peak.

Released from hospital

Sean Ireton, an MU associate professor of German, is shown on the day he was released from the hospital in Granada, Spain. He was injured while mountain climbing.

Pretrial motions heard

In a pretrial motion hearing Wednesday morning, Daniel Sanders's attorney, Christopher Slusher, filed more than a dozen motions. Sanders is accused of second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Helen Sanders, who was found dead in the trunk of a car he was driving.

Helping Haiti by buying hot dogs

Andrew Mitchell, a junior in photojournalism at MU, talks about how he has helped with Haiti relief efforts. While in St. Louis, he visited a hot dog stand where the vendor was donating half their tips.

Student says helping requires more than donations

Columbia College junior T.C. Ivory talks about the importance of helping people in Haiti. He donated money with a friend but thinks that helping is "more than just throwing money at a problem."

Collecting donations in the cold

MU freshman Stephanie Proffer stands in the cold at speaker's circle collecting donations for Haiti as part of a week-long fundraiser through her church group at The Rock. Funds up to $10,000 will be matched by a charitable foundation that donates to The Rock. That money will then be donated to Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization.

Witnesses testify in favor of autism bill

State Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, (presiding and seated center) listens to witnesses testifying in favor of a state Senate bill on Tuesday in the statehouse. The bill would require health carriers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders under certain conditions. Missouri state Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, is sponsoring the bill.

Opponents speak against the autism bill

William Shoehigh, lobbyist for UnitedHealthcare Inc., speaks against the state Senate bill about health insurance for autism spectrum disorders at the Missouri statehouse. Shoehigh said that UnitedHealthcare Inc. was in opposition to the legislation.

MU's J.T. Tiller hits rough spot

Missouri senior guard J. T. Tiller, center, scrambles for a loose ball. TIller, the Tigers' only four-year player this season, has 11 turnovers and five assists in his first three Big 12 Conference games this year.

Lobbyist speaks against health bill

UnitedHealthcare lobbyist William Shoehigh speaks against the state Senate bill about health insurance for autism spectrum disorders on Tuesday at the Missouri statehouse. Shoehigh said that UnitedhHealthcare was in opposition to the legislation.

Daryl Dudley

Fourth Ward councilman candidate Daryl Dudley.

Showing support for Brown

Matt Paturzo, a supporter of Massachusetts state Senator Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, rides a high-wheeler Tuesday in Wrentham, Mass. Brown won a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left empty by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., defeating Democrat Martha Coakley.

Brown watches election night returns

Massachusetts state Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, watches election night returns with family and supporters Tuesday in his room at election-night headquarters in Boston. Brown won the special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. He ran against Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, and Joseph L. Kennedy, a Libertarian running as an independent and not related to the late Sen. Kennedy.