Tommy Crews sits with dog

Tommy Crews and Gypsy, his 11-month-old dog, sit at the check-in area of the Family Impact Center on Thursday during Project Homeless Connect.

Rod McKuen dies at 81

Jill St. John with Robert Wagner, center, and Rod McKuen, left, attend a party for "Night of 100 Stars II" in New York in this Feb. 18, 1985, file photo. McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. He was 81.

Washington leaps for rebound for Cougars

Columbia College forward Kayla Washington attempts to get the rebound over Central Christian College of the Bible's forward Taylor Salmons during the game Tuesday at the Southwell Complex.

Hollywood street closed after crash

A Hollywood street is closed July 4 for an investigation after a car accident in West Hollywood, California. The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Kam vs. Gronk a must-see Super Bowl matchup

Seattle's Kam Chancellor tackles New England's Rob Gronkowski in the second half of the Seahawks-Patriots game on Oct. 14, 2012, in Seattle. The safety and the tight end will clash in a highly anticipated matchup in Sunday's Super Bowl.

Redmons announce 'Cinderella' silent auction winners

Sherri and Stephen Redmon announce the winners of a silent auction during intermission of the Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Cinderella" on Wednesday night. All proceeds from the performance go to Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises employees.

Two Eagles balloon mission celebrates record

Members of the Two Eagles balloon mission control team watch a giant screen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev surpass a gas ballooning distance record on Thursday. Bradley and Tiukhtyaev crossed the Pacific Ocean as part of their record breaking challenge.

Millsap, Westbrook named All-Star reserves

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, right, tries to move through a pick set by Atlanta's Paul Millsap, rear, as Jeff Teague looks to drive during the third quarter of Friday's game in Atlanta. All three players were named NBA All-Star reserves Thursday.

Cinderella cast takes the stage

The cast of Columbia Entertainment Company's "Cinderella" takes the stage on Wednesday to raise money for Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises employees. The Redmon family funded an extra performance of the show as a fundraiser.

Redmon family photo on display

A photo of the Redmon family sits on the counter Wednesday night at the Columbia Entertainment Center's presentation of "Cinderella." Stephen Redmon and his wife, Sherri, hosted the event in honor of Stephen's sister, Annette.

Serena aims for 19th major

Serena Williams follows through on a shot to Madison Keys during their semifinal match Thursday at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Williams won in straight sets and is set to face Maria Sharapova in the finals.

Columbia parking attendant goes digital

Kathy Hamilton, a a Columbia parking enforcement agent, holds up a list of prepaid and unpaid parking spaces Tuesday to check for permit and parking violations at the Sixth and Cherry parking garage.

Columbia parking attendant checks in at garage

Columbia parking enforcement agent Kathy Hamilton prepares to print a list of occupied parking spaces at the Sixth and Cherry Street parking garage on Tuesday.

Motorist narrowly avoids ticket for expired meter

A motorist drives off Tuesday moments before Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, issues a ticket for an expired meter. Hamilton said she doesn't enjoy "ruining" anybody's day by giving out tickets.

Columbia parking attendant patrols Sixth Street

Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, strolls down Sixth Street in Columbia at the beginning of her shift Tuesday. Hamilton said she walks roughly six miles during a daily shift.

Columbia parking attendant uses phone to issue ticket

Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, takes a picture of a car's license plate after issuing a parking ticket on Tuesday. Hamilton said the city provided the cellular phone she uses to take the pictures.

Columbia parking attendant issues ticket

Kathy Hamilton, a Columbia parking enforcement agent, issues tickets for parking violations and expired meters on Tuesday. Although it is rare, Hamilton said that some people take their frustration out on her just for doing her job. "They just think we're the 'evil ticket people' but I want people to know we're people, too. We have our families, too. And sometimes, we get tickets, too," Hamilton said.

Lynch talks about not talking

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch adjusts his cap during an interview Thursday ahead of Super Bowl XLIX. Lynch has made headlines this week because of his interactions, or lack thereof, with the media. On Thursday, he talked about why he doesn't talk to reporters.

Parking garage demolished

A wrecking company worker sprays water to keep dust down as heavy machinery tears down a 1960s-era parking garage in downtown Asheville, N.C. A developer will begin constructing a nine-story, upscale hotel with retail along the street — circling back to what was there before the '60s. Communities across the country are demolishing the garages and putting up buildings again, confident that more people will be drawn to lively offices, hotels and housing.

Mike Alden at news conference with Quin Snyder

Then-MU Chancellor Richard Wallace, left, Director of Atheltics Mike Alden, center, and former men's basketball coach Quin Snyder listen to questions during a news conference on May 11, 2004. Alden announced Thursday that he will resign effective Aug. 31.