Police take a break from search for gun used in triple homicide

The FBI, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Osage County Sheriff's Department and Shawnee County Sheriff's Department take a lunch break Tuesday during their search for the gun that they think was used in the shooting deaths of Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler.

Burlingame abuzz with news of triple homicide

At Diane's Beauty Parlor in Burlingame, Kan., from left, Bob Thornburgh, Carol Kurtz and Diane Wilkin talk about the recent triple homicide that took place at the residence of Dorothy Wight. "She was a strong woman. She would have tried to defend them. But who knows how quickly it all happened," Dilkin said about Wight. Wight was injured in the shooting which left her granddaughter, Karen, and great-granddaughters, Emily and Lauren Kahler, dead. James Kraig Kahler is charged in the shootings.

Cortez King

Cortez King, 15, student at Hickman High School: He does not agree with sending more troops. "I don't want more people dying," King said. In his opinion, the United States should not play a role in Afghanistan. "It's their problem, not ours," he said.

Johnny Northcutt

Johnny Northcutt, 51, Salvation Army volunteer: "We need to get over there and get it done and some other countries should help with the war. China should help because all their cars are over here."

D'eray Hall

D'eray Hall, 20, Stephens College student: Some of her friends are fighting in Afghanistan and she wants the war to end, though she acknowledged it can't be stopped "all at once." "I don't even know what we're fighting for," she said.

Gary Riess

Gary Riess, 50, works for the city of Columbia in the Solid Waste Department: "The United States is taking up the role of being the peacekeeper. Since we started that, I guess we have to keep going. It'd be nice if everyone kept the peace."

Mark Haim

Mark Haim, 60, director of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks: He opposes the war and wants all troops brought home as soon as possible, and he expressed concern over the increased economic and psychological costs of military action in Afghanistan. "We are perpetuating a cycle of violence that really needs to be defused," he said.

Laura McKee

Laura McKee, Truman Veterans Hospital employee: She said she can see both sides of the issue. “I don’t know. I think it’s a no-win situation," she said. "I don’t have a strong opinion either way because either way, more people will die.”

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith, 36, student and former Marine: While he supports the president, and wants the troops to have extra support if needed, he said military troops are not adequately trained to police a country. "If this is going to go on and on, bring them home," he said.

Nick Cundert

Nick Cundert, 26, student and internal vice president of the Mizzou Student Veterans Association: "It's really about eliminating terrorists and eliminating the threat they have on the Afghanistan community and the U.S. I would hope the idea of sending more troops over there would mean that."

Missouri men's basketball player Keith Ramsey

Missouri senior forward Keith Ramsey led Murfreesboro's Siegel High School to the Class AAA Tennessee state championship.

Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver, PhD, is dean of the University of Missouri School of Health Professions.

Fans at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium

The basketball court at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium rises above the first rows of seats like a stage.

Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium

Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium can give basketball fans the feeling they are watching a game in a theater.

Paul Rolfe

Paul Rolfe is the faculty coalitions coordinator for the student group Coal Free Mizzou.

Ryan Doyle

Ryan Doyle is a Sierra Club organizer with the Beyond Coal Campaign

John O'Connor

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

Friends remember Emily Kahler

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

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

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."