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Crime

Columbia Police Department hires first civilian public information officer

Bryana Maupin is the first civilian to be hired for the public relations unit. She will begin work at the end of the month.

19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

Columbia police say the man entered the woman's house while she was asleep.

Columbia Public Schools not notified about shots-fired incident

A shooting Thursday in Cosmo-Bethel Park near Gentry Middle School did not trigger the notification system, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Columbia man arrested in connection with firearms theft

A man already on probation was arrested on suspicion of theft of three guns and ammunition.

Title IX officials investigate two reports of rape near MU campus

These are the first two reports of rape during the 2014-2015 academic year. On Sept. 9, campus police reported a sexual assault near Jesse Hall.

 

Teen arrested in connection to shots fired in southwest Columbia

A Columbia juvenile was arrested Thursday evening after a reported drug deal led to gunfire.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of stealing lottery tickets

A Columbia man is charged in connection with the burglary of a convenience store last week in which at least four types of scratch-off lottery tickets were stolen.

Title IX officials investigate report of sexual assault on MU campus

This is the first sexual assault reported during the 2014-2015 academic year, Weimer said.

3 arrested on charges connected to purchases using stolen gift cards

Employees at five separate Break Time stores told Columbia police the suspects used gift cards to buy large quantities of cigarettes, according to the probable cause statement.

Man charged with DWI after crashing into school bus

A Columbia man was charged with a DWI on Thursday after crashing into a school bus driving eastbound on Route AB. No one on the bus was injured.

Columbia man pleads not guilty to possession of child pornography

Scott May pleaded not guilty to the sole charge of possession of child pornography. Further court proceedings for May have not yet been scheduled.

Slain 6-year-old loved to play, give hugs

Dayne William Hathman, shot and killed Thursday in Callaway County, will be remembered by family and friends for his positive attitude.

Five arrested in connection with meth lab at Katy Trail campground

Officials say the amount of meth could be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Four of the suspects are from Columbia.

Arrest made in August armed robbery

Video footage led to the arrest of a suspect in connection with the Aug. 13 armed robbery of a Columbia liquor store.

Domionte Cheatum sentenced to 40 years in Anthony Unger murder case

Domionte Cheatum, who was found guilty of second-degree murder in June, was sentenced to 40 years in prison at the Boone County Courthouse on Thursday.

Lambert pleads guilty to lesser charges during pre-trial hearing

Jimiah Lambert was previously charged with second degree murder but pleaded guilty to three separate charges Monday.

Auto thefts at high rate for the past month

Drivers are encouraged to lock their cars and take valuables with them.

Armed man robs store on Business Loop 70 late Wednesday

A man armed with a handgun robbed the Loop Liquor & Food Mart store on Business Loop 70 late Wednesday.

Police: Man rammed officer's car with motorcycle

David Singleton was arrested after police say he rammed an officer's car with his motorcycle on Blue Ridge Road early Wednesday. During the arrest, officers found drug paraphrenalia on him.

Armed men break into Apple Tree Court home, abduct man, steal car

A man was abducted and a car was stolen from a residence at the 200 block of Apple Tree Court early Saturday morning, police said.

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