UPDATE: Special prosecutor named in Ryan Ferguson case

Here are some of the key images from the trial and coverage of the Ryan Ferguson case. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ferguson's conviction. He has been serving a 40-year sentence for the murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt in the Columbia Daily Tribune parking lot in 2001.

Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight said his office had a conflict of interest with the case. Knight was the assistant prosecuting attorney during Ferguon's trial, according to Missouri

Missouri men's basketball team sails through season opener

On a Friday night full of firsts, true freshman Wes Clark was most impressive in a 89-53 season opener victory for Missouri.


New Haven Elementary honors veterans with applause, song at assembly

The annual Veterans Day event included a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl.

TIGERS REPORT: Missouri heads to Kentucky with lead in SEC East

In a matter of weeks, the theme for the Missouri Tigers' 2013 season has changed from whether the team can compete in the Southeastern Conference to how far the team can go.

Tigers' three-pointers dazzle in win over Lions

Missouri almost shot as well from behind the arc (52%) than it did from the foul line (56%) in an 89-53 win over Louisiana State on Friday night.

Kentucky fans more focused on basketball than football

Kentucky fans are excited for basketball season, while football and the game against Missouri on Saturday takes a back seat.

DEAR READER: Reporting the Ryan Ferguson ruling requires legal language calisthenics

If a conviction is vacated, is it also overturned? This week's announcement by the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District gave the Missourian a chance to review legal terminology.

Car crashes into Columbia's historic Conley House

A car crashed into the historic Conley House early Friday. The driver was taken to University Hospital with no visible injuries but complained of pain, police said.

Ozark riverways management plan calls for change

As a plan to help control environmental problems at the Ozark National Scenic Riverways was released, advocacy groups began poring through the 512-page document.

Add domestic partners to 'family' definition, Columbia zoning board urges

Under a strict reading of the city's current residential zoning ordinance, a pair of domestic partners with children could theoretically exceed a single-family residence's occupancy limit.

Columbia elementary school name nominations to open back up

Nominations for the new elementary school's name have been reopened until Nov. 22. Names are set to be announced in January.

Hallsville inn offers glimpse of the Wild West, with a mystery to boot

Barbara Spencer has taken the land passed down through her family and turned it into a place where cowboys roam free.

Rock Bridge football defeats Howell Central, moves to district finals

The Rock Bridge football team defeated Francis Howell Central 34-13 in the Class 6, District 3 tournament semifinals. Rock Bridge will play Fort Zumwalt West on Nov. 15 in the district finals.

Missouri women's basketball opens season with win over Saint Louis

The Tigers finished their opening game of the season on a 14-0 run to beat the Billikens on Friday at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. Missouri is 19-0 all-time against SLU.

FROM READERS: MU student Cole Karr shares pictures of fall colors

Cole Karr, an MU strategic communication student graduating in December, has lived in Missouri for most of his life and has made documenting landscapes a hobby. He took these photos at various mid-Missouri locations in September and October.

Missouri volleyball wins yet again, defeats Auburn on the road

The Tigers defeated the Auburn Tigers on the road in straight sets for their 28th straight win.

Columbia College women's soccer advances to conference semifinals

Columbia College swept past Freed-Hardeman University 9-0 to advance to the American Midwest Conference tournament semifinals.

MU celebrates dedication of retiring administrators Foster and Jones

MU honored retiring provost Brian Foster and Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Jackie Jones Friday night.


Wilmuth Cain was a purchasing clerk for MU

Wilmuth J. Cain of Columbia died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center. She was 95.

Wilmuth J. Cain, May 5, 1918 — November 7, 2013

Wilmuth J. Cain of Columbia died November 7, 2013. She was 95.