John O'Connor [Photo]

John O'Connor is a guest columnist for the Missourian.

Friends remember Emily Kahler [Photo]

Friends and classmates of killed student Emily Kahler gather for a candlelight vigil Monday at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Community members attend candlelight vigil for Emily Kahler [Photo]

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.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy holds vigil for Emily Kahler [Photo]

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 pounded again [Photo]

Rams running back Steven Jackson (39) is tackled by a swarm of Seahawks defenders in a 27-17 loss Sunday in St. Louis.

Burlingame, Kan., home was site of triple homicide [Photo]

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.

Police vehicle guards house where Kahler victims were found [Photo]

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.

Kahler after first court appearance [Photo]

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.

City Manager's Statement on Kraig Kahler [Document]

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 teaches what she loves [Video]

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 [Graphic]

Kahler family history beginning June 1999.

Domestic Violence [Graphic]

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.
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.

Curt Shahan sees taxidermy as art [Video]

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."

Mustache Styles [Graphic]

With mustaches coming back into style, take a look at some of the differences between famous facial hair styles.

Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler [Photo]

From left, Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler

Karen Kahler [Photo]

Karen Kahler photo from Facebook.

Lauren Kahler [Photo]

Lauren Kahler photo from Facebook.

Emily Kahler [Photo]

Emily Kahler photo from Facebook.

Teen's Make-A-Wish dream gives donation to food pantry [Photo]

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.

Man repairs 100-year-old cabin [Photo]

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.