March 5, 2014
Columbia College forward Janairrika Bland attempts to keep the ball away from Hannibal-LaGrange forward Cassidy Trenhaile during the American Midwest Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Columbia College forwards Kayla Washington, left, and Laurel Wichmann, right, block Hannibal-LaGrange forward Morgan Winkler during the American Midwest Conference tournament quarterfinals Wednesday at Columbia College.
Columbia College forward Janairrika Bland jumps for the ball with Hannibal-LaGrange forward Ashleigh Hurd-Spencer during the quarterfinal game of the American Midwest Conference tournament. Columbia College won 90-43.
Columbia College's women's basketball team gathers on the court before their game against Hannibal-LaGrange University on Wednesday at the American Midwest Conference tournament quarterfinals. Columbia College won 90-43.
Nine of the 12 students who will travel to Nicaragua this summer to build a school in the rural community are shown in the composite image. The MU Panhellenic Association gave the MU Circle of Sisterhood $20,000 toward the $55,000 needed to build the school.
Missouri forward Bri Kulas loses her grip on the ball as she tries to get past Mississippi State guard Jerica James in the first half of the first-round women's Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday in Duluth, Ga.
Sen. Rob Schaaf addresses a number of physicians and nurses at the Capitol on Wednesday for 'White Coats Day,' a day in which those professionals lobby legislators about legislation possibly affecting the way they deliver service(s). Schaaf is a family physician in northwest Missouri and urged fellow medical professionals to work in favor of tort reform.
Several dozen physicians and nurses were at the Capitol on Wednesday for 'White Coats Day,' a day in which those professionals lobby their elected representatives about legislation possibly affecting the way they deliver service(s). Wednesday's efforts revolved around tort reform.
Royals starting pitcher James Shields pitches to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a spring training game on Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Andriy Yarmolenko, left, with his teammate Denys Garmash of Ukraine celebrate his goal against the U.S. during an international friendly match at Antonis Papadopoulos stadium in southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, on Wednesday. The Ukrainians faced the United States in a friendly in Cyprus, a match moved from Kharkiv, Ukraine, to Larnaca for security reasons.
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court on the third day of his trial at the high court on Wednesday in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws during the first inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in Jupiter, Fla. The Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 8-6.
Andy Knott from the Sierra Club speaks outside federal court Wednesday in St. Louis before the group filed a civil lawsuit against Ameren Corp. regarding what it calls thousands of violations of federal clean air laws. The complaint seeks to compel Ameren to reduce air pollution at three area power plants and asks the court to also levy financial penalties for past violations.
French President Francois Hollande, left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, right, talk together while German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, background left, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov background right, talk together behind them during a break of a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday. Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris on Wednesday as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula.
Dred Scott, deputy superintendent for the Independence School District, is a finalist in the search for a new Columbia Public Schools superintendent.
The underside of a walkway at the MU-run University Village apartments, where Residential Life staff worked to reinforce the second-level walkways at University Village, is shown on Feb. 24.
A walkway at the University Village apartments collapsed on Feb. 22. The MU-run apartment complex was built in 1956 and houses students with children, married students, single graduate students and students older than 21.
Peter Stiepleman, assistant superintendent for elementary education for Columbia Public Schools, is a finalist to succeed Chris Belcher as superintendent of Columbia Public Schools.
The Ashland Road Bridge over Hinkson Creek near Old 63 is more than 125 years old.
The Ashland Road Bridge over Hinkson Creek, a Pratt through truss bridge modeled after a kind of bridge developed by Boston railroad engineers, was built in 1888.