Missouri hosts wheelchair basketball camp

After falling out of his chair during a team scrimmage, Logan Shaw rights himself as teammates look on.

This week's camp was the second annual wheelchair basketball camp led by the Missouri wheelchair basketball players and their coach Ron Lykins.

Jury 'opt out' policy could be key to new Ferguson trial

If Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green deems the jury selection process to have been unconstitutional, a new trial could automatically be granted.

Columbia Star Dinner Train hopes to be wheelchair-accessible

The Columbia Star, which has a vintage feel, will seat a maximum of 224 passengers. But the lack of access to people in wheelchairs remains a sticking point.

Three Columbia College basketball players honored

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Columbia College's Greg Stegeman, Matt Woodcock and Taylor Evans to the 2010-11 Honors Court.

Studio B Dance Center to host benefit for Columbia burn survivor

Albina Lewis sustained burns when a fire broke out at her apartment in February. Studio B Dance Center is holding a benefit Saturday to help with her medical expenses.

Army Corps of Engineers to reduce Missouri River dam releases

The corps will reportedly trim the releases slowly so the dam can process water still coming in from upstream. 

Federal flood buyouts top $2 billion since 1993

Since 1993, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent more than $2 billion on properties in river towns nationwide. Now, another round of buyouts seems likely.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wheelchair basketball hosts second-annual camp

The Missouri Wheelchair Basketball Camp, which started Sunday and runs through Thursday at the MU Student Recreation Complex, helps players improve their skills while promoting independence and confidence.

A new driving route at Peck Ranch allows the public to see elk and other wildlife

Visitors can drive through a portion of the refuge where a herd of wild elk have been relocated.

Reapportionment Committee adds new proposal for ward redistricting

The Columbia Reapportionment Committee introduced a third plan for redistricting  ward populations at a meeting Tuesday. The committee decided to leave all three plans up for discussion at the upcoming public hearing.

Author to give talk on Missouri Civil War's impact

Greg Wolk, president of the Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation, said one of the interesting yet lesser-known aspects of Missouri's Civil War is its effect on the literature produced in that era.

Karen Kahler's siblings will be able to watch trial

Chief Judge Phillip Fromme ruled that Bill Hetrick and Lynn Denton could be in the courtroom except during the testimony of Sean Kahler, Karen and James Kraig Kahler’s surviving son.

Former Columbia firefighter released from jail on bond

Joseph Roush said he was involved in some parts of incident but denied involvement in others.

Alex Innecco to have farewell recital

On July 22, there will be a farewell recital for Alex Innecco, a longtime music director in Columbia, at Missouri United Methodist Church. 

Governor Nixon signs Missouri disability legislation

Under the legislation, having a disability does not automatically change an adult's parenting rights. The legislation also makes parking lot provisions and changes some of the terminology in state law.

ROSE NOLEN: People can make big changes in small towns

Americans can learn from those living in villages and hamlets, where residents are the government. If they want something done, they must step in themselves.

Sherwood Schwartz, creator of 'Brady Bunch,' 'Gilligan's Island' dies

The writer-creator of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 94.

Nixon signs bill authorizing drug testing for welfare recipients

People who refuse to be checked, and those who test positive and do not complete a substance abuse program, will be ineligible for benefits through the welfare program for three years.

St. Louis Zoo grizzly bear Ernie dies

The bear, Ernie, died Thursday. He was 21. Ernie was euthanized  because of an abdominal ailment that was likely untreatable. He and his brother, Bert, were adopted by the zoo in 1991.

Boone County under severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m Tuesday. The watch is in effect for mid-Missouri counties, including Boone County.