THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Warm weather, Living Windows and Morpho butterflies

The Tolton Catholic High School cheerleading squad stands for the national anthem and a prayer before the Tolton varsity girls basketball team played O'Hara Catholic on Friday at Tolton Catholic. Despite their efforts, the Trailblazers lost to the Celtics 45-39.

Last week, Missourian photographers captured images of the Living Windows Festival on Friday in downtown Columbia and the record-setting warm temperatures on Wednesday.

Fruits and vegetable program at Columbia schools promotes healthy eating habits

The Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program at Benton Elementary School promotes healthy eating habits by encouraging students to try new fruits and vegetables. 

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Michael Dixon, car accidents, fatalities

This week's top stories focused on Missouri basketball player Michael Dixon Jr.'s decision to transfer and fans reactions to the rape allegations. Other stories about car accidents and fatalities ranked in the top 10 most-read stories as well.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Behind the return of Bowers, Tigers have impressed so far

Missouri men's and women's basketball had a successful week, and the Tigers lose their offensive coordinator. 

Columbia Public Schools narrows start-time options to two

Christine King, vice president of the board, will update the Columbia School Board on the last meeting of the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee on Monday.

Enns Entomology Museum serves scientists around the world

Scientists around the world use the Enns Entomology Museum, located at MU, as a research source. It is known as the primary source of insect and arachnid specimens representing the Ozark Plateau.


Police arrest one, still looking for other suspects in weekend robberies

Columbia police arrested Carlos Epps in connection with two weekend robberies at Shell Petromart Station and Break Time Convenience Store. Police are still looking for suspects in connection with two other armed robberies at Casey's General Store and Steak 'N Shake.

Hickman, Rock Bridge have weak showing at Missouri Duals

The Kewpies and the Bruins finished the tournament with a combined 1-11 record. 

Two dogs train to eventually become search dogs

Search dogs for Missouri Task Force 1 are required to undergo nine tests that assess their temperament and drive before qualifying for certification.

Friends, family, teammates gather for Arianna Alioto funeral

Those in attendance at First Christian Church on Saturday morning included Alioto's soccer teammates from Northern Michigan University, who flew to Columbia to commemorate their friend's life.

More Chicago-area students calling MU home

The Chicago Tribune reported that Illinois students make up more than 20 percent of MU's freshman class, which has increased from 6 percent in 2000.

Missouri congressional vacancy avoids partisan pitfalls

A committee of 82 GOP officials will meet to select the replacement for retiring U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson.

Bradford leads Rams to 15-12 win over Bills

On a cold, wet day in Buffalo, the Rams were able to steal a victory from the Bills and keep their playoff hopes alive. 

Browns win third straight game, roll Chiefs 30-7

A pair of Trent Richardson touchdowns and a 93-yard punt return by Travis Benjamin lead the Browns past the Chiefs. 

Missouri players earn SEC Football Honors

The Missouri football team's Sheldon Richardson and Andrew Baggett were named to the Southeastern Conference all-star teams.