DNA, bloodstain and firearms examiners' evidence places Kahler at shootings

A former DNA investigator testified that Kraig Kahler's blood was found at the murder scene.

Henrickson appointed to UM System Board of Curators

Pamela Q. Henrickson, a graduate of the MU School of Law, will represent the Fourth Congressional District on the board.

Tackling drill a challenge for Missouri football team's defensive line

The drill looks scary. The hits are hard, the hits are loud and no evasive maneuvers are allowed by the players getting tackled.

Van crashes into Hardee's on Paris Road

An unidentified object flew in front of the van, and the driver mistakenly "hit the gas," according to Columbia Police Department Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer.

Missouri State Fair closed after severe storms knock out power

Severe storms in Sedalia caused damage to the Missouri State Fairgrounds and electricity outages.

Missouri volleyball opens with Black-and-Gold scrimmage

Missouri freshmen excelled in the preseason volleyball scrimmage.

Missouri teachers group sues over social networking law

The Missouri State Teachers Association is protesting the law that prohibits private communication with students through social networking websites.

Missouri River basin governors discuss averting floods

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer refused to attend the meeting because he's frustrated that downriver governors want to focus solely on flood mitigation and navigation.

Thousands of Missourians without power after storm

A strong storm caused widespread power outages and blew over a Missouri State Highway Patrol communications tower.

Missouri football promotes two coaches

Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel has promoted two veteran members of his coaching staff — Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Dave Steckel and Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach/Recruiting Coordinator David Yost.

Gov. Jay Nixon requests disaster designation for 23 counties

The designation of the counties as primary disaster areas would allow farmers to receive financial help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency.

Boone County Commission starts search for new fairground management

The county commission is contemplating two methods of management for the fairgrounds. The shift relieves the Boone County Fair Board of its day-to-day duties with the fairgrounds.

Stephens Lake Amphitheater to host final play of summer series

"Return to the Forbidden Planet" is the final play in a summer series presented by the Maplewood Barn Community Theater. The play is being performed at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.

Central Missouri Humane Society hosts animal adoption events in Columbia

The adoption campaign is coordinated with International Homeless Animal Day. The animals younger than 5 years old will be discounted by $20, and any 5 years and older will be free.

New law amends requirements for concealed-gun permits

Changes to the conceal-and-carry law that take effect Aug. 28 lower the minimum age required to apply for a permit from 23 to 21, establish new qualification requirements and expand the right to carry concealed weapons at the state Capitol.

COMMENTARY: Business owners should pay to use public streets

The city should charge for the use of public streets when private individuals — such as Richard King — stand to profit from closures.

Teen bands jamming at parking garage Friday

The "Teen Garage Band Bash" will start at 7 p.m. at the parking garage at Sixth and Cherry streets.

Schools in Kansas City, St. Louis areas among low-performing districts

Twenty-four of the 520 school districts in Missouri failed to meet the required amount of performance standards set by the state.

Route H closes Aug. 23 for interchange construction

The work is part of the $9.8 million project to build a new diamond interchange near the Columbia Regional Airport.

Big cuts for Missouri's local air pollution control

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed funding for the programs in the state's largest metro areas. The cuts will save an estimated $1.2 million in the next fiscal year and $1.7 million a year afterward.