Karra died from abusive head trauma injuries

Karra on Oct. 31, 1999, five days before she died from abusive head trauma injuries.

Conference Realignment Cartoons

Big 12 mascots dish on how their school views conference realignment.

Les Bourgeois finalizing move to new production facility

Cory Bomgaars discusses Les Bourgeois Vineyards' upcoming move into a new $2.5 million production facility. The building was built to accommodate the winery’s increased wholesale business and wine production.

Joplin removes miles of debris

Weeks after an EF5 tornado ripped through the city of Joplin, the removal of debris continues. Public Works Director David Hertzberg said the city is working its way to a better future.

A glimpse at MU graduation cap designs

Each year graduates express themselves on the tops of their mortar boards. Here’s a sampling of the self-expression across 2011 MU graduations.

SLIDESHOW: Animal Kingdom wins Kentucky Derby

John Velazquez rode Animal Kingdom to victory at the 2011 Kentucky Derby. reported that Animal Kingdom's usual rider, Robby Albarado, had a broken nose and could not compete.

Columbia hosted the Global Music Festival on Saturday

Columbia hosted the Global Music Festival on Saturday. Anthony Snap, an Australian native, was the first musician to play.

Volunteers pick out their plots in the new community garden on Worley Street

Volunteers pick out their plots in the new community garden on Worley Street

Missouri football team holds clinic for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The MU football team held a clinic for the Columbia chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters before the annual spring scrimmage on April 16. Participants were able to sharpen their football skills on Faurot Field under the instruction of several MU football players.

Photos of the week: April 18-25

The best photos from Columbia and around the world from April 18-25. Images include the tornado that touched down in St. Louis, happenings in the Middle East, and various Easter Sunday events.

Tornadoes devastate St. Louis area

After Friday night's strong storms and tornadoes hit St. Louis, residents start to assess the damage and pick up the pieces.

Photos of the Week: April 11-18

The best photos from Columbia and around the world from April 11-18. Images include the 83rd annual Missouri FFA convention, Libyan rebels and tornado damage in Oklahoma.

Animal communicator visits Stephens College

Joan Ranquet, an animal communicator, visited Stephens College Equestrian Department and helped the communication between horses and people.

Photos of the week: April 4-11

The best photos from Columbia and around the world from April 4-11. Images include scenes from a British-style fox hunt, the men's college basketball national championship and an explosion in a Belarusian subway station.

Election night in Columbia

Elections were held Tuesday in Columbia for two City Council seats, three School Board seats, one Boone County Hospital Board of Trustees seat and two city propositions.

Looking back at Elizabeth Taylor's life

Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday at age 79. Taylor appeared in more than 50 films and won Oscars for "BUtterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966).

Lobbyist plays piano on late nights in state Capitol

On late nights at the Missouri state Capitol building, Abram Messer, a lobbyist, plays piano in the marble lobby. His music echoes to the upper galleries and brings out other late-night dwellers who listen. He doesn't play for an audience, however; he plays to relieve stress. It's what he calls therapy.

Shaving heads to fight cancer

Columbia residents came out Saturday to have their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a group the raises funds to fight childhood cancer.

Planned Parenthood: Polarizing perspectives

As Planned Parenthood fights for funding at the federal level, protesters on both sides of the debate gathered outside the organization’s Columbia clinic. About 150 demonstrators came out in support of Planned Parenthood, outnumbering roughly 40 opponents standing vigil as part of the 40 Days for Life campaign.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This video has been edited to remove a reference that suggested abortions render women sterile, which is not true.)

Latin America awaits President Obama

Many people in Latin America are preparing for a visit from President Barack Obama.