Longtime Eagles coordinator Jim Johnson dead at 68

Missouri alumni Jim Johnson, whose attacking defenses helped the Philadelphia Eagles to one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC title games, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was 68.

Today's Question: Columbia population hits 100,000 mark

The official estimate for Columbia's population has passed 100,000, according to 2008 census data. City commerce leaders weigh in on the effect the growth will have on local businesses.

Leadership Council addresses downtown development

Downtown Leadership Council conpiled a report on the status and future possibilities for the downtown study area, which the council has identified as the entire area between Garth Avenue, Business Loop 70, Elm Street and Old 63.

Misleading Web site linking MU to KU home page disappears

A Web site that directed visitors from to the University of Kansas' home page disappeared Tuesday afternoon after the Collegiate Licensing Company sent a letter asking the owner to deactivate the account.

Five sent to hospital after three-car accident

Four children and their grandmother were placed on backboards and brought to a local hospital Wednesday after a three-vehicle accident.

Missouri scientists seek new tools to fight malnutrition

A trio of internationally known organizations based in St. Louis have formed the Global Harvest Alliance, which aims to help the world's hungry and undernourished. They will also seek to improve enriched foods already used to treat malnourishment.

Children learn healthy eating habits through hands-on experience

Kids in the Kitchen summer program is aimed at teaching children healthy eating habits, and on Wednesday 70 young chefs tested their cooking skills in the Douglass High School cafeteria.

Missouri man who swam to Suu Kyi in Myanmar stands trial

John William Yettaw swam to the home of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent 14 of the past 20 years in detention for her nonviolent promotion of democracy.

Nixon's office under scrutiny regarding E. coli report

The Department of Natural Resources has come under fire for revelations that it withheld the report for a month. A Senate environmental committee has said it will investigate.

Sewage spill closed highway Tuesday night

A two-vehicle accident west of Columbia resulted in a sewage sludge spill on Route UU. It was closed for four hours Tuesday night after 5,900 gallons of muck spilled onto the highway.

Missouri divorce case becomes part of home-schooling debate

As the divorce trial for Lisa Payne-Naeger and Jeff Naeger began Tuesday in St. Charles County, Payne-Naeger supporters rallied outside the courthouse expressing concern over whether the mother would be able to continue to home-school the couple's two teenagers.

Man shot in shoulder Tuesday night in northeast Columbia

Police are seeking two suspects in a dark-colored, extended-cab pickup truck with tinted windows after a 24-year-old Columbia man was shot in the shoulder near the intersection of Snead and Demaret drives Tuesday night.

State official sought E. coli study weeks before release, newspaper reports

Joe Bindbeutel, deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, asked for a copy of a report on high levels of E. coli in the Lake of the Ozarks weeks before the report was released to the public, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Missouri wind energy capacity jumps 90 percent

With the addition of the Farmers City wind farm in northwest Missouri, the state's wind energy capacity increased from 146 megawatts to 306 megawatts, the largest jump in any state over the the second quarter of the year.

Heart condition doesn't stop basketball enthusiast

J.T. Jarnegan has played in the Show-Me State Games' basketball tournament every year since suffering a heart attack and undergoing surgery. He is set to make his 12th appearance at the games on Friday.

'Food, Inc.' panel at Ragtag fields questions about local foods

Ragtag Cinemacafe on Monday hosted a screening of the documentary "Food, Inc." and a panel discussion about sustainable agriculture and local food.

Man shot in foot after leaving party in northeast Columbia

Columbia police said they do not know who is responsible for shooting a man in the foot Monday night in northeast Columbia.

Missouri ranks 33rd in Kids Count well-being report

Missouri is ranked below the median in new data released on children's health and well-being.

Swine flu present in Boone County; MU students affected abroad

Although only one case of swine flu has been confirmed in Boone County, state health officials say the virus is here and circulating, infecting up to 99 percent of people who currently have the flu. MU students teaching English in South Korea have also been affected by the virus.

Fire District seeks to include public in fire chief search

Board members discussed the makeup and goals of an independent review board to interview the fire chief candidates and the use of questions generated by the employees and volunteers of the Fire District.