If the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District does not rehear Ferguson's appeal, his lawyer asks that the case be sent to the Missouri Supreme Court.
A witness relayed a description that seemed to match that of the suspects involved in a recent series of theft in Columbia.
Missouri ranked first in computer forensics and second both overall and in officer training.
Two search warrants were served by the Boone County Sheriff's Department on Monday that led to the arrests of the men.
A woman's attempt to cash a stolen check provided police with some clues about suspects involved in a string of thefts that took place this week.
Police say the changes are intended to make the language in the ordinance more closely match the department's Internal Affairs policy.
Six thefts from unlocked, parked cars have been reported in the past two days.
Colleen Coble, who pushed for the task force, and state Rep. Chris Kelly of Columbia are two members of a panel appointed to review and recommend changes to Missouri's laws against domestic violence.
A Columbia police officer was shot at near North Providence Road early on Tuesday morning.
The preliminary hearing for James Kraig Kahler has been rescheduled for Oct. 25-26. This is the second time the hearing has been rescheduled.
A 21-year-old man is dead after a shooting on Anita Court. The confrontation was over a woman living in an apartment in the complex.
The cars were parked along Locust and Paquin streets. In most cases, it was the left front tire that was slashed.
A 22-year-old woman was shot in the leg, and her 21-year-old ex-boyfriend was fatally shot. Few other details are known at this time.
A 19-year-old woman, whose blood alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit, was hospitalized Saturday after she fell from an internal stairwell at Quinton's Bar & Deli.
The suspect was wanted for burglary, domestic assault and child endangerment that occurred Aug. 21.
A man wanted for threatening a bouncer at Jake's Bar and Grill in May was arrested Wednesday.
Columbia Police are looking for a man who is altering the account numbers on checks in order to buy groceries and get cash.
The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District on Tuesday denied a request by Ryan Ferguson to seek a new trial. Ferguson was convicted in the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.
California-based Green Aid wants the city to reconsider the board's rejection of its complaint against the Columbia Police Department over a controversial SWAT team drug raid earlier this year.