Ryan Ferguson's case goes to court once again

Ferguson's attorneys will argue his case before a panel of three judges in the Western District Court of Appeals in September.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents head to parks, pools

The heat index reached 100 degrees Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Ryan Ferguson continues attempts to overturn 2005 murder conviction

Ryan Ferguson, charged with Kent Heitholt's 2001 murder, is making his 14th attempt to overturn the 2005 murder conviction. A hearing has been set for Sept. 10.

Fireworks-related arrests up from last year

Although the number of fireworks-related complaints stayed about the same as last year's Independence Day weekend, last week's arrests related to fireworks possession or discharge were up to 10 from last year's one. 

Missouri senators hear pleas to expand Medicaid access

A Senate panel heard testimony that Missouri residents need more access to preventative care and that the state should expand eligibility for disabled residents.

Missouri basketball learns Las Vegas tournament opponents

Missouri will face Northwestern on Thanksgiving night on a game that will be televised on ESPNU.

New Missouri legislation allows drivers to show digital proof of insurance

Gov. Jay Nixon signed the legislation Tuesday and it will go into effect Aug. 28. 

Columbia speaker series to honor disability advocate Christy Welliver

The series launches Wednesday with a noon talk by former U.S. Rep. Tony Coelho, who championed the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Missouri School for the Deaf students visit ceramic studio

Missouri School for the Deaf students take field trips during the summer ESY program. They plan to visit Mark Twain Cave later this month.

Red Cross blood donations down during summer months

The Red Cross will host four blood drives in Columbia as part of an effort to refill blood supplies. Donations were down about 10 percent nationwide in June.

Gunshots fired into home in northern Columbia

Police were investigating a shooting that occurred at about 4 a.m. Tuesday on North Rocky Fork Drive. 

MU's Carbon Recycling Lab at work on water-recycling toilet

Engineers in MU's Carbon Recycling Lab have developed toilet technology that consumes solid waste using high-temperature, high-pressure water. The water can be recycled after the waste is consumed in an oxidation reaction. 

ROSE NOLEN: Taking a look at sleep, surgery and summer vacation

Missouri is a great place to spend the summer exploring.

Egypt pushes transition, naming prime minister

Hazem el-Beblawi, an economist, has been appointed prime minister of Egypt.

Three decades later, Royals' Brett is still 'the Pine Tar Guy'

The Royals' George Brett, now the team's interim hitting coach, recalled that on the day he hit the famous home run in 1983, he didn't think the controversy "was that big of a deal." But now he hears about it on a regular basis. "Pretty much every time I play golf," he said. "They always want to check my clubs for pine tar."


Earl Chandler worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years

Earl Lane Chandler of Columbia died Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was 77.

Patricia Lorene Geren was quick-witted, loving

Patricia Lorene Geren of Columbia died Monday, July 8, 2013. She was 86.

Schneider appointed Missouri softball assistant

Gina Schneider was director of operations for Ehren Earleywine's team for the past two seasons.


Patricia Lorene Geren, Aug. 10, 1926 — July 8, 2013

Patricia Geren of Columbia died Monday, July 8, 2013. She was 86.

Earl Lane Chandler, Oct. 7, 1935 — July 9, 2013

Earl Lane Chandler of Columbia died Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was 77.