Gulf of Mexico oil spill

A worker shovels oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, La., Monday.

Oil-soaked vegetation

Douglas Inkley, left, from the National Wildlife Federation, stands near oil-soaked vegetation on an island impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Barataria Bay just inside the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday.

Woman accused of trying to run over boyfriend

Elizabeth D. Moffett

Rock Bridge second baseman stretches for the out

Rock Bridge second baseman Todd Reller reaches out to get the force out of Fort Zumwalt North's Ryan Fox during the MSHSAA baseball sectional championships on Tuesday. The Bruins won 3-2 to advance.

Rock bridge pitcher Ryan Schmidt fires one over the plate

Rock Bridge pitcher Ryan Schmidt throws a pitch against Fort Zumwalt North during a high school sectional game on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. The Bruins won 3-2 to advance to the Class 4 semifinal round of the 2010 MHSAA baseball tournament.

American flags to honor Pfc. Fingar

U.S. flags hang at the neighborhood of Pfc. Jason D. Fingar in Columbia on May 25. Pfc. Fingar, 24, died in Afghanistan of wounds after his military vehicle was attacked by an IED (improvised explosive device).

Knedler home

Danette Knedler sits on the bench at her house across the street from Jason D. Fingar's house in Columbia on May 25. PFC Fingar, 24, died in Afghanistan of wounds after his military vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

Former Missouri men's basketball player Tyler Stone

Tyler Stone saw limited action last season as a freshman on the Missouri men's basketball team, and when the season ended, the team announced that Stone and sophomore guard Miguel Paul were transferring to seek more playing time. Two days later, the Tigers signed a pair of the country's top-rated junior college transfers.

KCOU Rally

Courtesy of KCOU
KCOU general manager Jonathan Hutcheson encourages students and residents to support the radio station at a rally in Speaker's Circle on MU's campus in October 2009.

McDavid listens to question about taxes related to IBM deal

Mayor Bob McDavid fields a question from Councilman Jason Thornhill about the type and allocation of taxes related to the recently-announced IBM deal during Monday's special council meeting. The project will bring a new IBM facility to Columbia with a projection of new jobs and increase in tax revenues for the city, all of which were under scrutiny during the public forum.

Skala addresses the council

Former councilman Karl Skala addresses the council and audience during Monday's public forum held to discuss concerns and sing praise for the IBM deal announced on May 17 that will bring at least 600 jobs to a new facility in Columbia.

Resident voices concerns about new project

Columbia resident Joan Beard voiced her concerns about the new IBM project coming to Columbia, including cost for the city, property taxes, the $1 proposed rent and the lack of transparency on the deal. "I'm glad IBM is coming," Beard said, "but is this the way?"

Business director organizes CDs at KCOU

Chase Rother, business director of KCOU, organizes CDs at the radio station. KCOU is currently located in the basement of Pershing Hall but is moving to the new MU student center in December.

Hip-hop artist Brother Ali performs

Hip-hop artist Brother Ali performs at KCOU on April 29.

Brother Ali performs at KCOU

Hip-hop artist Brother Ali performs at KCOU radio station April 29. KCOU is a student-owned and operated radio station that has been broadcasting at MU since 1963.

Bridge construction on the MKT Trail

Construction on Bridges 12 and 13 of the MKT Trail has been delayed at least two to four weeks due to rainy weather.

Mother mourns daughter's overdose

Sue Tayon poses for a photo on April 22 in her home holding an urn containing her daughter Nikki Tayon's ashes in Overland, Mo. Tayon's 28-year-old daughter, Nikki, died of an overdose on heroin that was 90 percent pure, her mother said.

Mexican tar heroin

Mexican tar heroin seized in different raid operations is seen during a news conference by the County of Ventura District Attorney's officials on March 29 at the Ventura County Sheriff's Department Jail Annex Building, in Ventura, Calif.

Woman dies of heroin overdose

Nikki Tayon died last April of an overdose on heroin that was 90 percent pure. A decade ago, she helped lead the high school softball team from Winfield to second place in the state. But it wasn't long after high school that she began using drugs such as marijuana and meth. A couple of years ago, she turned to heroin. She was 28 when she died.

Father dies of heroin overdose

William Henderson, a 29-year-old welder from rural Missouri, left his wife Amanda and three small boys destitute in 2009 when he died in his sleep hours after snorting heroin.