KBI agent says Kahler showed no curiosity about why he'd been arrested

The prosecution played a videotaped deposition of Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent Bill Halverson, who interviewed James Kraig Kahler the day of his arrest.

On first day of public school, students discuss their hopes and goals

Thursday was the first day of school for thousands of Columbia children. Here's how some students and parents at elementary schools were facing the day.

Faculty, students express excitement at Grant Elementary

 A new principal, Kris Matthews, is experiencing a first day along with some of her students.

A roundup of what others are saying about Frank Haith

The controversy surrounding MU's head basketball coach has journalists and fans talking. We put together some links to help you navigate the conversations.

Missouri football walk-on Tyler Hunt trades baseball potential for football love

The freshman from Huntsville, Mo., could have played professional baseball but instead chose to play college football.

Missouri linebacker takes healthy eating habits to campus

Classmates give him funny looks. Teammates give him a hard time. But Tony Randolph stays in shape by eating healthy wherever he goes.

Students experience fair-like atmosphere at annual Midnight BBQ

Food vendors and attractions sponsored by student groups vied for the attention of thousands of new and returning MU students at the Department of Student Life's annual Midnight BBQ.  The event was the first in a series of Fall Welcome 2011 activities that continue through the rest of this week.

Budget cuts add to school resource officer's responsibilities

Six middle schools and junior highs will be under one officer's jurisdiction this year.

WELCOME BACK: Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

Thousands of people make the trip to this Boone County town to see local crafts, eat treats and buy pumpkins. 

Kahler's father, brother say he made disturbing statements in weeks before shootings

James Kraig Kahler's brother and father told the Osage County District Court on Thursday afternoon that Kraig Kahler said he "might go out in a blaze of glory" and that he had "terrible thoughts."

Step Forward Day provides community service opportunities for MU students

MU students can help out the community by doing volunteer work at the Humane Society of Central Missouri or the Central Missouri Food Bank, or by cleaning up basements around the city.

Breast cancer program to be held in Jefferson City

The event, Breastology 101, will be held at Capital Region Medical Center's Southwest Campus in Jefferson City. Topics include personal, environmental and family risk factors.

Nonprofit organization hosts fundraiser for Thailand youth camps

The Brighter Thailand Foundation is hosting a 5K walk/run Aug. 27 to raise money for October youth leadership camps in Thailand.

Columbia's SWAT team performs for citizen audience

The demonstration was part of a month-long series designed to give the public a better understanding of local police work.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Seeing Barack Obama as a pure-blooded pragmatist

President Obama is misunderstood by those on the political left and right. But Harvard Prof. James T. Kloppenberg knows better than most how the president thinks.

COMMENTARY: Bending the baby curve like David and Victoria Beckham

Proponents of fertility management have gone too far by scolding celebrities who decide to have multiple children. They believe having more children enlarges one's carbon footprint.

Two Rock Bridge students injured in collision on Route K

Three people were taken to University Hospital after the students' SUV and a dump truck collided on Old Plank Road.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of cyber crimes

Cause of chemical spill on University of Missouri campus still under investigation

The MU laboratory where a chemical spill occurred Wednesday night has been inspected and cleaned, but the cause and some of the chemicals involved are still under investigation.

SEMO biology professor gets nearly $500K NSF grant

The grant is intended to help undergraduate biology faculty use an innovative teaching method.