In testimony in Ryan Ferguson case, a question of memory

Ryan Ferguson talks to a Missourian reporter in a visitors room at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. Ferguson is serving a 40-year sentence for the first-degree robbery and second-degree murder of Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.

Charles "Chuck" Erickson said his memory of the night Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt was killed came to him in dreams two years after the killing. But is it possible for a person to reliably recover a memory after not remembering it for that long a time?

Reports reveal more female aggressors in domestic violence cases in Columbia

Columbia domestic violence reports indicate an increasing trend of women offenders since 2008. Officials have offered several theories for the increase, but numbers alone cannot fully explain the trend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Wonderland Toy Drive

The MU Children's Hospital organized the Winter Wonderland Toy Drive for the second year.

Mo. officials: Ex-deputy shot ex-wife, her boyfriend

Marvin Rice fatally shot his ex-wife and her boyfriend then continued with a high-speed chase leading officers to a shootout at a hotel in Jefferson City. Rice was wounded but is in fair condition at a Columbia hospital.

Women's and Children's Hospital hosts Winter Wonderland Toy Drive

The hospital hosted its second annual Winter Wonderland Toy Drive for children who will be staying over during the holidays.

State Representative Chris Kelly will run in District 45

Kelly, D-Columbia, had a choice to represent any district in Boone County because the districts were redrawn earlier this month.

ANALYSIS: Candidates lacking for some Missouri political offices

A legal challenge to Missouri's new congressional boundaries has caused uncertainty for potential Democratic and Republican candidates alike, with U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan expressing much concern.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: First snow, basketball enthusiasm and a woman's conversion to Islam

These are the best images of the week by Missourian staff. This week includes photos of Columbia's first snowfall of the season, some basketball enthusiasts and a woman's journey as she converts to Islam.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Kelsi Poe and football, football, football

Missouri's bowl future and Kelsi Poe's progress after her Sept. 4, 2010, fall at Quinton's captured readers' attention last week.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: More basketball wins, preparation for Independence Bowl

The Missouri football team still has a couple weeks to prepare for the Independence Bowl, and the Missouri basketball teams and wrestling team are off to strong starts.