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UPDATE: Two-story fall leaves MU student in critical condition

Jack Lipp, 19, was at a party early Saturday morning when he fell off an outdoor balcony.

Police seek suspects in Chinese restaurant armed robbery

Three men wearing masks and armed with handguns robbed the restaurant shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. The incident was the sixth robbery in December.

Jury deliberating in Columbia woman's fatal crash trial

The Montgomery County jury asked the judge after several hours of deliberations what it should do if it couldn't reach a verdict.

United Missouri Bank robbery suspect escapes on bike

The robbery, the fifth in Columbia since Friday, occurred around noon Tuesday, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Blood sample storage crux of Columbia woman's defense on trial in fatal accident

The defense will also try to use the possibility that Kelli Smith was sexually assaulted in the hours before the 2012 accident to explain why she was driving the wrong way on Interstate 70.

Columbia woman facing prostitution, weapons charges in connection with July killing

Rebecca Buschman was arrested by Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies at 12:28 a.m. Monday after a warrant was issued Thursday. The weapons charge is a Class D felony and the prostitution charge a Class D misdemeanor.

Two arrested Friday across from Hickman High School

Authorities were notified after a Hickman assistant principal noticed a silver vehicle doing doughnuts — intentionally spinning, for fun — in the Boys and Girls Club parking lot, Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in an email. The parking lot is located across the street from Hickman.

Inside the vehicle was an unmarked prescription pill bottle. The contents were and empty zip lock bags. 

Jimmy John's restaurant robbed at gunpoint Sunday night

The Jimmy John's on Range Line Street was robbed Sunday night by three men dressed in dark clothes, hooded sweatshirts and masks.

Columbia police search for two armed suspects in connection to North Columbia motel robbery

Columbia police are looking for two armed suspects in connection with a robbery at a north Columbia motel, which sent one person to the hospital.

Columbia woman goes on trial Monday on charges in fatal crash

The driver's defense will include evidence that suggests the driver had been sexually assaulted just before she drove the wrong way on Interstate 70 and caused the crash that killed a 35-year-old man.

Missourian launches CoMo Crime Tracker

A new tool built by the Columbia Missourian lets you explore local crime, right down to the street where you live. And the information is updated every day.

Former Missouri football player arrested on suspicion of burglary and stealing

Lee was a freshman wide receiver and had been dismissed from the team last month "for disciplinary reasons," according to previous Missourian reporting.

Police: 34 burglaries reported over Thanksgiving holiday period

Twenty-eight residences and six businesses were reported burglarized from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2.

Former Columbia Daily Tribune columnist gets 5 years' probation for possessing child porn

According to court documents, Scott A. May, a former newspaper columnist, had 30 images and one video of young girls on his computer when he was arrested.

Man posing as county official tries to scam people over the phone

The man, who called himself "Lt. Allen," said he worked for the "Boone County Warrants Division," which doesn't exist.

Details hazy in Illinois Avenue homicide investigation

Rickie Dunn, 40, was shot and killed early Sunday morning at the 1400 block of Illinois Avenue. A second male victim, 18, was treated at an area hospital. The police investigation is ongoing, and few details were available Monday.

Former Columbia College trustee, charged with sodomy, found dead

Don L. Landers, 76, had health problems, and his death "doesn't appear to be suspicious at this time," said Detective Tom O'Sullivan of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

One woman arrested in connection with stolen vehicle, Saturday night car chase

An arrest was made after a stolen vehicle was recovered near Business Loop 70 following a Saturday night car chase. 

Columbia police make three arrests in separate incidents

Columbia police made three arrests this week in separate incidents in the city. The police are still looking for a suspect in connection with a robbery at Eagle Stop. 

Homeless man arrested on suspicion of terrorist threat

Matthew Crain threatened to set fire to the Columbia Police Department headquarters and to blow up the Boone County Sheriff's Department Building, police say. Crain has been charged with making a terrorist threat.

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