January 11, 2010
A $19.2 million widening project along SR-373 in Lewisburg, Tenn., is seen on Sunday. Ten months into President Barack Obama's first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found.
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.
January 9, 2010
Kansas State's Frank Martin, center, talks with players during a timeout late in the second half of Saturday's game against Missouri.
Missouri's Laurence Bowers tries to protect the ball from three Kansas State players in Saturday's 74-68 Tigers victory at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's Christine Flores tries to pass around Colorado defender Alyssa Freesle on Saturday in the Tigers' loss in Boulder, Colo.
Missouri's Zaire Taylor celebrates after a successful Missouri free throw late in the second half Saturday against 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.
January 7, 2010
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 senior guard Denis Clemente, right, scored 33 points against Missouri last season at Mizzou Arena.
Kansas State junior guard Jacob Pullen is shooting 45 percent from the 3-point line this season and has consistently scored in double figures.
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.
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 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.
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.
Logan Flett goes airborne on a hill at Stephen's Lake Park early Thursday afternoon.
A snowman stands watch on Anderson Avenue on Thursday morning after a snowstorm hit Columbia starting Wednesday afternoon.
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."
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."
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.
Community Service Aide officer Gene Williams clears ice and snow off of his patrol car in the early hours of Thursday morning.