Kahler murder trial: Son tells court his father 'shot my mom'

Osage County attorney Brandon Jones, left, showed pictures of Kraig Kahler's two daughters Lauren, left, and Emily, center, along with his wife Karen, during opening statements on Monday. Kahler is charged in the shooting deaths of his wife, her grandmother and his two daughters.

Sean Kahler, 12, was calm and collected as he spoke about the Nov. 28, 2009, shootings. He is the only living witness to the shootings of his mother, sisters and great-grandmother.

UPDATE: Missouri left tackle out for season with knee injury

Senior offensive lineman Elvis Fisher is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday to repair an injured tendon in his left knee.

Ready for kindergarten? Columbia teachers welcome children, parents

Several schools held events Monday night so that teachers, parents and kindergartners could meet each other and prepare for the upcoming school year, which beings Thursday.

Smart911 gives emergency responders more information

Smart911 allows Columbia residents to create an online profile about themselves and their families. This profile comes up when the person calls 911, giving emergency responders more background on the caller.

Texas A&M president says future conference realignment still possible

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin spoke Monday after receiving authority from the board of regents to take any action he deems necessary in terms of conference realignment.

Former Truman State basketball player puts his energy into homeless ministry

Once a basketball player at Truman State University, Jesse Schrader has redirected his energy and passion into a homeless ministry at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly.

Columbia city budget: Community development, cultural funding reviewed

Three Columbia commissions presented their recommendations on budgets for the next fiscal year.

Second defendant pleads guilty in Hobson case

The prosecution has recommended a sentence of 20 years for Patrick Marshall. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight says members of the victim's family have been supportive of plea deals for the two defendants who've pleaded guilty.

BRAD CLEMONS: Is heaven a State Fair corn dog?

Oh, the things I can learn about heaven — and myself — with a visit to the Missouri State Fair.

BOONE LIFE: For race car driver Steve Dieckmann, competition on a budget

"Budget" race car driver Steve Dieckmann relies on sponsorships, secondhand parts and support from his wife to remain competitive on the track.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Scandalous payday loans prompt voters to act

Missouri is the most permissive state when it comes to short-term loans; a petition now in circulation would put a measure on the state's 2012 ballot to reform the process.

Columbia officers stepping up traffic enforcement in school zones

Officers want to remind drivers to slow down during the back-to-school rush. Enforcement will be up starting Thursday.

Two-car accident on U.S. 63 sends one driver to hospital

The driver of a red Pontiac G6 had minor injuries after his car slid down a hill and flipped onto its side.

MU students begin move-in for fall semester

Freshmen, sororities, Marching Mizzou and ROTC are in the first wave of students. Freshman interest groups move in Tuesday, and the remaining freshmen move in Wednesday.

MU professor to test interaction of herbal supplements and prescribed medications

MU Professor Bill Folk is developing a test that he hopes will determine if herbal remedies are interacting with prescribed medications.

Greene County, state differed on fungus alert after Joplin tornado

Greene County health officials wanted to sound a statewide alarm about the deadly fungus discovered after the tornado. But state health officials, worried in part about panicking the public, initially said no.

Missouri offensive tackle Fisher injures knee

Missouri senior offensive tackle Elvis Fisher left practice with what coach Gary Pinkel characterized as a serious knee injury.

First public hearing on Columbia's budget at 6 p.m.

The first public hearing on the new city budget plan will start at 6 p.m. Monday in the council chambers, 701 E. Broadway. 

Kahler was mentally ill, defense in murder trial argues

In opening statements in the capital murder trial of former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler, defense attorney Thomas Haney said Kahler suffered a "psychotic break."