The Lawrence County Jail has been closed following an escape attempt and subsequent melee between inmates and prison guards on Saturday. The 35 inmates housed there have been transferred to other jails.
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.
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.
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.
A Web site that directed visitors from mizzou.us 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.
Four children and their grandmother were placed on backboards and brought to a local hospital Wednesday after a three-vehicle accident.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ragtag Cinemacafe on Monday hosted a screening of the documentary "Food, Inc." and a panel discussion about sustainable agriculture and local food.
Columbia police said they do not know who is responsible for shooting a man in the foot Monday night in northeast Columbia.
Missouri is ranked below the median in new data released on children's health and well-being.
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.