December 1, 2009
John O'Connor is a guest columnist for the Missourian.
November 30, 2009
Friends and classmates of killed student Emily Kahler gather for a candlelight vigil Monday at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy holds a candlelight vigil on Monday for former student Emily Kahler, who was killed Saturday. Several members of the community spoke at the short memorial.
Rebecca Jones, associate director of academic support at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, speaks at a candlelight vigil for first-year student Emily Kahler, who was killed in Kansas over the weekend. Jones encouraged students to use the available counseling resources and advised them to "stick with each other to get through the tough times."
Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) is tackled by a swarm of Seahawks defenders in a 27-17 loss Sunday in St. Louis.
This home near Burlingame, Kan., was the scene of a triple homicide Saturday afternoon. A 12-hour manhunt ended Sunday with the arrest of James Kraig Kahler, 46, the former director of Columbia Water and Light.
A vehicle from the Osage County Sheriff's Department guards the home of Dorothy Wight in Burlingame, Kan. The house was cornered off as a crime scene after a triple homicide and a 12-hour manhunt that ended Sunday with the arrest of James Kraig Kahler, 46, the former director of Columbia Water and Light.
James Kraig Kahler is handcuffed Monday after his first court appearance on a capital murder charge in connection with the shooting deaths of his wife and their two daughters in eastern Kansas. Kahler also faces charges of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of his wife's 89-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Wight.
The city of Columbia released this statement following the arraignment of James Kraig Kahler, who was charged Monday with the murder of his wife and two teenage daughters.
Ashley Mayer is the owner of Studio B Dance Center in Columbia where she teaches classes and private lessons. Mayer has been dancing since she was 6 years old and has been teaching for more than three years. She specializes in American style smooth dance, which includes the waltz, tango and foxtrot.
Kahler family history beginning June 1999.
The domestic violence rate in Boone County has continually been higher than the rate in the rest of Missouri. The majority of domestic violence cases in Boone County occur between two people who live together but are not married.
Domestic violence incidents are reported when a police officer believes there has been abuse in the form of: harassment, stalking, coercion, assault, sexual assault, battery or unlawful imprisonment.
Curt Shahan has been a taxidermist for over twenty years and has turned his hobby into a full-time job. "It's a lot more involved than a lot of people can even realize," he said. "When you get finished, each one is like a picture you might paint."
With mustaches coming back into style, take a look at some of the differences between famous facial hair styles.
From left, Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler
Karen Kahler photo from Facebook.
Lauren Kahler photo from Facebook.
Emily Kahler photo from Facebook.
Julie Brock-Garcia, 13, is hugged by Vickie Lopez, director of the Guardian Angels Food Pantry, right, after Julie gave a $5,000 check to the facility in the Westport area of Kansas City on Nov. 21. The teenager, who suffers from a rare heart disease, asked the Make-A-Wish foundation give her funds to the local food pantry.
Bill Buessink inspects the sawed off section of an oak log in the log cabin that he is rebuilding south of Jackson on Nov. 12, that Buessink's grandfather originally built in 1902. Bill Beussink is currently fighting Alzheimer's, but he's holding on tight to what he knows and loves. The 84-year-old former bricklayer is helping his son-in-law, Earl Bennett, complete the restoration of a cabin built from 100-year-old oak logs.