Burlingame, Kan., rocked by recent Kahler killings

The home of Dorothy Wight in Burlingame, Kan., was the scene of a triple homicide Saturday evening when Karen Kahler, and her two daughters, Emily Kahler, 18, and Lauren Kahler, 16, were shot to death. Sean Kahler, 10, escaped the house and alerted neighbors. A manhunt ensued and James Kraig Kahler was captured by authorities and indicted on murder charges in Kansas on Monday.

Osage County, Kan., which has already had a triple homicide this year, was shocked again by the recent shootings of Karen, Lauren and Emily Kahler.

Three Missouri football players receive Big 12 honors

Sean Weatherspoon, Danario Alexander and Grant Ressel  named to first team.

LETTER: Answer to crime problem is to stop it before it happens

We are living in a time where parents are too distracted to provide moral guidance to their children. Crime occurs because of a lack of moral training. We must turn off televisions, computers and cell phones and work to make changes that will reduce crime and improve life.

Cougars lose first match of NAIA volleyball tournament

The Columbia College volleyball team was swept for the first time this season.

Today's Question: Do you agree with increasing troop levels in Afghanistan?

On Monday, a Washington Post article detailed what Obama will do next in an effort to help stabilize Afghanistan and eventually allow the military to leave the area. The decision will send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan to bring the total number to 100,000.

No good reason to try Mohammed in civilian court

Why prosecute some enemy combatants in military court and others in civilian court?

Columbia College men's basketball team nets road win

A 69-65 victory at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark., puts the Columbia College men's basketball team at 4-7.

Trial begins for second parent in death of 2-year-old

The second-degree murder trial began Tuesday for Horace Johnson, who is accused of killing his 2-year-old son. The child’s mother, Keyonda Lumpkins, was found guilty of second-degree murder in September and sentenced to 24 years in prison a month later.

Who is in charge? Therein lies the problem

Freedom of choice to do anything we may want to do without the disadvantage of having a lot of rules and regulation may be fun, but obviously it’s not the ideal system for making living together in peace easy.

Hickman boys basketball wins tournament opener

Person dies in single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70

When authorities arrived on the scene, they said the Toyota SUV was completely engulfed in flames.

Columbians weigh in ahead of Obama's speech

President Obama is expected to announce Tuesday night that he will send more troops to Afghanistan. Some Columbians comment on the expected announcement.

Columbia to see up to an inch of snow Wednesday

The National Weather Service said a rain and snow mixture will begin late Wednesday morning and will change to all snow by mid-afternoon. East of Columbia could get up to two inches of snow.

Number of Missouri HMO participants declining

A report released by the Missouri Department of Insurance stated that the number of people enrolled in an HMO or other medical health insurance plan is down 9 percent.

Seattle police kill suspect in officer slayings

A lone patrolman shot and killed the man suspected of gunning down four police officers in a suburban coffee shop.

MU Forestry Club will sell Christmas trees again

During the first two weekends in December, the MU Forestry Club will sell two types of Christmas trees on the northeast side of Memorial Stadium.

FBI asks Missouri lawmaker about failure of sales tax bill

The FBI has been asking questions regarding the House's failure to pass a bill that would have allowed cities to continue stacking sales taxes. The FBI wll not say if the investigation is ongoing.

Missouri receives federal grant for broadband Internet expansion

Missouri was awarded more than $1.9 million for mapping and planning to incease broadband access. The grant is part of a larger plan to lay 2,500 miles of fiber-optic cable.

Burr Oak Road open

Burr Oak Road in McBaine will be open Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Missouri lawmakers begin filing bills for 2010 session

Tuesday is the first day that lawmakers can file bills in advance of the legislative session that begins Jan. 6.