Hunters take aim at deer season

K.J. Houser takes a look at a double-barreled shotgun at Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods in Columbia on Tuesday. Houser and his friends have prepared months in advance for the opening of rifle season this Saturday by setting out salt and mineral blocks to attract the deer. This will be Houser's first deer season, and he hopes to get his first kill.

Missouri volleyball team celebrates win

Missouri assistant volleyball coach Deng Yang, right, offers Tigers player Brittney Brimmage a word of congratulations after Missouri's victory Wednesday over Oklahoma.

Missouri volleyball player Lei Wang-Francisco

Missouri's Lei Wang-Francisco sets a shot during the Tigers' victory against Oklahoma on Wednesday at Hearnes Center.

Aldon Smith makes a sack

Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith, left, pulls down Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen for a sack in the Tigers' victory on Oct. 31 in Boulder, Colo.

Searching for victims' notes

Crime scene investigators dig around a tree line as they look for evidence on a rural property in western Missouri on Wednesday in Bates City. Crews were scouring several acres of a land in connection with the arrest of five men charged with sexually abusing children.

Missouri football player Aldon Smith

In nine college football games, Aldon Smith has totaled nine sacks. His teammates say his work last year as a redshirt is the reason for his success.

MU wrestling gets ready for first match

Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith uses senior Nick Marable for a demonstration on a wrestling move during practice Oct. 23. Smith said, “We’ve been beating each other up in the room for the past month, so to get to go out and compete for the first time, and at home, it will be fun."

Veterans Day March

Servicemen and women of the Color Guard prepare to lead the Veteran's Day Parade along it's Eighth Street route Wednesday. The MU ROTC Color Guard features members from each branch of the military.

Family charged with sex crimes

In this photo released by the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, from left, Jared Leroy Mohler, 48, of Columbia, David A. Mohler, 52, of Lamoni, Iowa, Burrell Edward Mohler Sr., 77, of Independence, Burrell Edward Mohler Jr., 53, also of Independence and Roland Neil Mohler, 47, of Bates City. All were arrested Tuesday and charged with forcible sodomy, rape and use of a child in a sexual performance.

Extreme runner enjoys camaraderie of running after retiring

Andy Pele, a 42-year-old Columbia resident and retired athlete, has competed in a wide range of athletic events including Ironman triathlon competitions and inline-skating races. He said the most extreme event he ever participated in was a 100-mile trail run in Utah. He's considering running another.

Vigil of honor

Robert Nelson marches as part of a two-person detail Tuesday in front of the war memorials by the Boone County Courthouse. The detail was for a vigil in honor of local veterans.

Marching for veterans

Hickman steals away ball

Hickman's Taylor Cox, left, and Adam Brenner take the ball away from Camdenton's Jeron Sinclair in the Kewpies' Class 3 sectional victory Tuesday night in Jefferson City.

Cody Gordan makes a header for Hickman

Hickman midfielder Cody Gorda heads the ball over Camdenton defender Spencer Thompson in the Kewpies Class 3 sectional victory Tuesday night in Jefferson City.

HIckman wins 2009 boys soccer sectional

Alex Holliday, left, celebrates with teammate San Mouckoudby after Holiday scored for Hickman in its 2-1 overtime victory Tuesday night over Camdenton in Class 3 sectional competition.

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas

Kansas State quarterback turned running back Daniel Thomas ran for 185 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win against Kansas

SWAT team clears Governor Office Building

A member of the SWAT team prepares to enter the Governor Office Building at the corner of Madison and High streets in Jefferson City on Tuesday.

The perimeter

All roads surrounding the Governor Office Building were closed to street and pedestrian traffic during the lockdown on Tuesday.

Governor Office Building

Workers are evacuated around noon on Tuesday from the Governor Office Building at 200 Madison Street in Jefferson City.

SWAT team

A SWAT team cleared the roof around noon on Tuesday. Governor Office Building employees were allowed to return to work at 2 p.m.