THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Adult Swim Carnival Tour, Tons of Trucks

Images from various events around Columbia, including the Adult Swim Carnival Tour and Tons of Trucks, were some of the best photos by Missourian staff in the past week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Broadway Christian Church hosts Daybreak Easter service

Broadway Christian Church held an early Easter service behind the church on Sunday morning.

Release of 1940 census data will fill in family history

Tom Stevens, 79, said his family's trace "sort of vanishes after the 1930 census," so the release of the 1940 census will help him fill in the history.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Pakistani journalists visit MU

The Pakistani journalists shared their experiences dealing with violence in certain parts of the country. They also met with students at Rock Bridge High School.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Softball team beats Texas, Baylor sweeps baseball team

The Missouri softball team won two of three games against Texas, while the baseball team lost three straight to streaking Baylor.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Putting out fires, the Peace Corps and #comovotes

Stories about the municipal elections, a multi-alarm fire on Business Loop 70 and an MU professor's commitment to the Peace Corps were popular with readers last week.

Despite costly bids, bike lane completion deadline still stands

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission rejected contractors' bids dealing with the cost of adding bike lanes to Route K. The Dec. 1 deadline still stands.

Music plays important role in Easter services

Churchgoers in Columbia attended Easter services complete with choirs, organs and a brass ensemble.

One-woman project aims to empower women

Kelsey Lammy created a program called "ROSE" in an effort to help young women have higher self-esteem.

Autism may be linked to obesity during pregnancy

The study, partially paid for by the National Institutes of Health, does not conclude obesity can cause autism, but there is evidence that problems that affect obese women may also affect the fetus and damage the developing brain.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Mike Wallace dies; Tulsa police discuss motive in shooting deaths

Legendary '60 Minutes' interviewer Mike Wallace dies, the Syrian opposition rejects conditions for a U.N.-brokered ceasefire and the trail of the man charged with murdering Jennifer Hudson's family will begin Monday.  

NEWS ANALYSIS: Missouri ballot initiatives face hurdles

A total of 143 initiatives have been turned in for the 2012 election, but many are considered by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to be political tools rather than serious ideas about changing the law.

Farmers rush to fix land, levees before spring

So much sand was left behind that some farmland resembles a desert, complete with sand storms that have been filling in drainage ditches and leaving irrigation systems partially buried.

First three months of 2012 shatter US heat records

Temperatures in the continental U.S. were 8.6 degrees above normal for March, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' interrogator, dies

Mike Wallace, a 60 Minutes reporter known for being one of the toughest interviewers in the history of American journalism, died Saturday at the age of 93.