Son describes scene of slayings in Kahler's preliminary hearing

Kraig Kahler listens during testimony Tuesday in Lyndon, Kan.

Eleven-year-old Sean Kahler testified that he saw his father shoot his mother then heard several more shots as he fled the house to get help.

Upset loss raises Illinois' intensity for Braggin' Rights game against Missouri

The Illinois men's basketball team looks to bounce back against Missouri on Wednesday after being upset by Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. 

Missouri loses congressional seat with 2010 census

The state will elect eight representatives to the U.S. House in 2012, rather than nine. The change also creates an issue for the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

Dixon set to play for Missouri men's basketball team against Illinois

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson announced Tuesday that Tigers sophomore guard Michael Dixon Jr. will play against Illinois on Wednesday in the Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Jones reaches 1,000 career points in win for MU women's basketball team

Shakara Jones became the 28th Tiger to reach 1,000 career points in the Missouri women's basketball team's 68-65 win against California-Riverside on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

GUEST COMMENTARY: A farmer's Christmas poem

St. Nick, he would tire without milk and a snack, but the reindeer must haul that fat elf and his pack.

Holiday lights contest showcases central Columbia's creativity

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the contest and awards prizes for the best-decorated homes. 

Avis Tucker championed journalism, charitable organizations

Avis Tucker, former publisher of the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal, had a lot of "firsts" to her credit, including serving as the first female president of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

Cinders are still with us, Columbians, but not all the time

Winter weather heralds seasonal events, holidays and annual concerns regarding cinder use in making streets safer.

Columbia Daily Tribune changing ownership, staying in family

Andy and Elizabeth Waters, the youngest children of longtime editor and publisher Hank Waters, will buy out four other family members.

New school resource officer hired for Rock Bridge

Officer Keisha Edwards begins her job as the Rock Bridge High School school resource officer Jan. 3.

Former MU wrestler enters world of MMA fighting

Scott O'Donnell had wrestled for most of his life. But after his third year competing at the collegiate level, he decided it was time to try something new — mixed martial arts. With two victories under his belt, he is hopeful about his future in MMA.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds life sentences for juvenile

Antonio Andrews was charged as an adult for killing a police officer when he was 15 years old. The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the life sentence. 

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: The numbers behind the Missouri Lottery

Learn how the winning numbers are chosen, where the money goes and the chances of finding a winning ticket in your corner of Missouri.

Hickman girls basketball team rallies to beat Jefferson CIty

The Hickman girls basketball team overcame a tough third quarter to beat visiting Jefferson City 52-49 on Tuesday night.

Missouri gunman blamed in fourth shooting death

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said evidence links Nathan Fortner to the death of Erica Wade. Fortner also has been linked to a Nov. 30 shooting in Bonne Terre that killed three people.

Wind energy company moving headquarters to Kansas City

Nordic Windpower USA received $5.6 million in incentives to move to Kansas City. The company plans to create more than 200 new jobs in the next six years.

Lunar eclipse: Making the best of a not-so-stellar performance

Despite cloudy skies and frigid temperatures, people across four continents were still able to view the lunar eclipse with a little help from the Internet.

ROSE NOLEN: America in need of transportation overhaul

Like the railroad system that came before, America's highway system must develop separate means of transporting freight and passengers to maximize safety and efficiency.

Jackson County ordered to release Mohler evidence

A Clay County judge has ruled that the Jackson County Sheriff cannot be the "filtering device" on evidence. The sheriff's departmetn was ordered to release evidence in a sex abuse case involving members of a Missouri family.