Student caused crash while texting

Mallory Benedict, a junior at MU, stands with her new car near the site of her August 2007 car crash on Sept. 22, 2009. Benedict had been driving home from a friend's house on North Ballenger Lane near Mexico Gravel Road at 4 a.m. when she texted the friend for directions. While typing her message, Benedict overcorrected her steering three times, which led to her rolling and totaling her car. Although her airbags did not deploy, Benedict, who had worn her seat belt, was not injured.

Student's car totaled after accident caused by texting

Mallory Benedict's car after the accident. While texting, she overcorrected three times, which caused her car to roll, leaving it totaled.

Co-captains for Columbia College soccer team

The Columbia College soccer team co-captains Lloyd Jacobs, left, and Jordan Cox, right, are both seniors playing in their fourth season season for the Cougars. But their coach says they bring different leadership styles to the team.

Gabbert struggles

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert struggled passing the ball against Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

Iowa State rising

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads, foreground, looks on during the second half of Saturday's win against Baylor in Ames, Iowa.

Practicing a serve

Kaitlyn Ritchie practices serving Monday at the Epple Tennis and Park Complex.

Returning a serve

Kaitlyn Ritchie returns a serve during practice Monday at the Epple Tennis and Park Complex. She is one of the MU women's tennis players that will be traveling to Norman, Okla., to compete in the ITA regionals.

William Clinch on trial

From left, Tony Manansala, Paul Hood, William Clinch, and Jennifer Bukowsky confer during the murder trial held at the Boone County Courthouse on Monday. Clinch shot and killed his former brother-in-law in the McDonald's parking lot located on Clark Lane on September 2, 2007.

Tow truck removes SUV from Paris Road crash

Don Zike prepares to pull a Cadillac Escalade onto the bed of his tow truck after the Columbia Police Department and the Columbia Fire Department ordered it cleared from the scene of a crash involving a pickup truck and this SUV on Paris Road by the off-ramp from U.S. 63 on Monday. Five people were injured in the crash. The two in critical condition were sent to University Hospital and the others were sent to Boone Hospital Center.

Organic farm operates year-round thanks to greenhouse

In addition to fields of vegetables, the Brabos also have a greenhouse so that crops can be grown year-round.

Vegetables: Brabo organic farm

Mike Brabo looks over rows of vegetables.

Purple cauliflowers: Brabo organic farm

Mike Brabo looks over purple cauliflower on the rural farm he owns with his wife, Carol, and their two children.

Peppered turkeys: Organic agriculture in mid-Missouri

Curious turkeys flock toward a row of Hungarian paprika peppers, Friday in Clarkesville. Mike and Carol Brabo are part of a growing movement that reflects back to a time when food came from over there rather than overseas.

Masters faces Texas A&M in breaststroke

Freshman Amanda Masters swims the 100-yard breaststroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Masters placed fourth in that event.

Bouchard wins backstroke

Freshman Dominique Bouchard swims the 200-yard backstroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Bouchard placed first in that event.

McCleery competes in breaststroke

Junior Morgan McCleery swims the 200-yard breaststroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. McCleery placed second in that event.

Cassie Cunningham finishes sixth

Freshman Cassie Cunningham glances at the scoreboard before beginning her 200-yard backstroke heat against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Cunningham finished sixth in that event.

Toston scores a touchdown at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State running back Keith Toston scores a touchdown against Missouri in the Tigers' loss on Saturday.

MU sophomore Liz Hinz opens up The Branch worship service

MU sophomore Liz Hinz opens up the worship service hosted by The Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the nightclub Deja Vu. A young adult ministry of Community United Methodist Church, The Branch has held weekly services in Deja Vu since its beginning in August.

MU student attends The Branch

MU senior Brittney Stevens listens to sophomore Amy Jackson talk about the biblical King David and forgiveness during a worship service hosted by The Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Deja Vu. Each weekly service features worship music, a message, fellowship and an informal activity.