Court grants Ryan Ferguson permission to seek new hearing

Ryan Ferguson, at his trial in 2004 in Columbia.

A court of appeals granted Ryan Ferguson's request to ask for a new hearing so he can request a new trial. Ferguson was convicted of the 2001 slaying of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should federal money be used for embryonic stem cell research?

A new preliminary injunction issued Monday will temporarily halt federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

PHOTO GALLERY: At the starting line of the Missouri River 340

The Missouri River 340 — a canoe and kayak race across Missouri — began on Tuesday at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan. Paddlers are limited to 88 hours to travel the 340 miles from the starting line to the finish line in St. Charles.

Missouri's defensive tackles take pride in power

Both of the starting defensive tackles on the Missouri football team say their signature move is the bull rush.

New tailgate lot opening for MU students on game days

The Missouri Students Association and the university have agreed to let student organizations reserve tailgating spots in the parking lot at Rollins Street and Maryland Avenue for upcoming football games.

Fourteen teachers sue over Missouri virtual schools cuts

The layoffs violated the online public school teachers' contracts, according to the lawsuit.

Racers arriving at first checkpoint of Missouri River 340

Racers are arriving at the first checkpoint of the Missouri River 340. 

Missouri auditor to review public defender system

Susan Montee says her office will review the issue so that state lawmakers will have better information.

Paddlers complete first day of Missouri River race

The Missouri River 340, a race for canoes and kayaks spanning 340 miles of the Missouri River, got off to a successful start Tuesday morning, though there were a handful of mishaps. One paddler was knocked out of the race when he was injured in the head by a leaping carp. Racers will be near Columbia early this morning.

LETTER: Whistleblowers necessary to make sure government is honest

Documents leaked from the Pentagon have historically helped the public come to informed conclusions about the United States' wars.

UPDATE: Missouri joins other states in asking Craigslist to get rid of adult services

Attorneys general from 17 states have sent a joint letter saying the site's adult services section promotes illegal activity.

Columbia schools receive $10,000 to improve parent, community engagement

The public engagement grant from the National Education Association will fuel efforts to address academic achievement gaps among students.

LETTER: Proposition B designed to protect animals, not destroy animal agriculture

Proposition B is an initiative that will appear on the November ballot to end puppy mills in Missouri.

Missouri pension plan has 14 percent investment return

MOSERS covers about 100,000 state employees, retirees and their families. It has total assets of about $7 billion.

6 Missouri educators vie for top teaching honor

Forty-seven districts in the state submitted applications.

ROSE NOLEN: Healing our communities is a challenge of the 21st century

Friendly neighborhoods are a thing of the past as result of changes in circumstance, people

Missouri linebacker returns to football practice

Missouri linebacker Will Ebner returned to the practice field Tuesday, two days after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

UPDATE: Recounts possible now that Missouri primary votes official

Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and Republican Rep. Roy Blunt, a congressman from southwest Missouri, both easily won their senatorial primaries in their quests to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Kit Bond in the Nov. 2 general elections.

NFL finance committee recommends approval of Stan Kroenke's bid for Rams

NFL owners will vote Wednesday on the Columbia businessman's bid to take full control of the Rams.

Missouri to get disaster aid from federal agriculture officials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that farmers in 55 Missouri e counties could be eligible for assistance through the Farm Service Agency because of flooding and high winds.