Firefighters attend to person in high-speed chase [Photo]

Columbia firefighters transport Daniel Hood to an emergency medical vehicle as Columbia Police Officers Barbara Buck and Bruce Houston survey the scene of a multi-car accident on the corner of McBaine and Ash on August 5. Police were chasing the vehicle of Anthony Jacobs, who is under warrant for absconding on parole, when Hood's truck was caught up the melee.

Officers mark directions of cars involved in high-speed chase [Photo]

Spray-painted pink lines on the intersection of McBaine and Ash streets in Columbia mark the directions in which different cars were traveling before being caught up in a multi-vehicle accident.

High-speed chase ends in accident [Photo]

The smashed car, left, of Anthony Jacobs lies on the curb of McBaine Street. Police were chasing Jacobs, under warrant for absconding on parole, when his car spun out and hit a telephone pole.

Foster grandparents get more government support [Photo]

Betty Flanagan encourages two girls at Nora Stewart Nursery as they struggle with their coloring. "The program allows me to give my time to children that need extra love," said Flanagan.

Foster grandparents help schools [Photo]

Betty Flanagan helps quiet down the children at Nora Stewart Nursery where she volunteers five days a week as part of the Foster Grandparent Program.

Hardeep Bhullar prepares for another city tournament [Photo]

Hardeep Bhullar, chairman of the Columbia City Golf Championship, practices his putting Tuesday at the Columbia Country Club. Bhullar has competed in every tournament since the event began in 1975.

Leaving Cooper's Landing [Photo]

St. Louis resident Melanie Hof pushes off from the Cooper's Landing on Wednesday as the leader in the MR340 women's division. Hof has only been paddling since June.

Grumpy Old Men come to shore [Photo]

Grumpy Old Men team members Charlie Stewart, left. and Richard Miller, both of Spring, Texas, attract attention from the media as they stop at the Cooper's Landing check point Wednesday during the MR340 paddling race. Veterans of this race, the team has continued to compete despite Miller's severe loss of vision.

Arriving at Cooper's Landing [Photo]

Guy Roman, left, and Joshua Schloesser wait as Phil Bowden, from San Marcos, Texas, pulls into Cooper's Landing on Wednesday.

Kayak team gets encouragement from supporters [Photo]

The Aquaholics kayak team from Jefferson City gets encouragement from their supporters Wednesday as they leave the Cooper's Landing check point of the Missouri River 340 race.

Applying sunscreen for the race [Photo]

Nancy Day sprays sunscreen on Team Inertia racer James Kaufamn as he and his tandem kayak partner Ryan Slebos make a quick rest stop Wednesday at Cooper's Landing.

Stocking up on calories [Photo]

Team Inertia members Ryan Slebos, left, and James Kaufman, quickly stock up on calories Wednesday during their Missouri River 340 race rest stop at the Cooper's Landing check point south of Columbia.

National Night Out 2009 [Video]

Eighteen Columbia Neighborhood Watch groups held events Tuesday evening including potluck dinners and cake walks. National Night Out was created in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch in an effort to strengthen community bonds and deter crime on a neighborhood level.

Larry Brown photo [Photo]

Larry Brown

Dianne Lynch photo [Photo]

Dianne Lynch

Jim Macmillan photo [Photo]

Jim Macmillan

MU alumnus nominated for Homeland Security position [Photo]

Alexander Garza, a 1996 graduate of the MU School of Medicine, receives the medical school’s Outstanding Young Physician Award in 2008. President Barack Obama has nominated Garza to serve as assistant secretary for health affairs and chief medical officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Council report: Juvenile crime statistics [Document]

The City Council requested staff provide a report on the number of juvenile crimes committed between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Citizens Police Review Board application process [Document]

The City Council passed an ordinance July 20 that established a Citizens Police Review Board. The deadline for applications is noon on Sept. 4.

Recording red-light renegades [Graphic]

The city’s first red-light cameras, at Providence Road and Broadway, are up and running, though violators will not be ticketed until the end of a 30-day warning period. A second set of cameras should be installed on the corner of Stadium Boulevard and Worley Street sometime next week.