Bryana Maupin is the first civilian to be hired for the public relations unit. She will begin work at the end of the month.
Columbia police say the man entered the woman's house while she was asleep.
A shooting Thursday in Cosmo-Bethel Park near Gentry Middle School did not trigger the notification system, according to the Columbia Police Department.
A man already on probation was arrested on suspicion of theft of three guns and ammunition.
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.
A Columbia juvenile was arrested Thursday evening after a reported drug deal led to gunfire.
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.
This is the first sexual assault reported during the 2014-2015 academic year, Weimer said.
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.
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.
Scott May pleaded not guilty to the sole charge of possession of child pornography. Further court proceedings for May have not yet been scheduled.
Dayne William Hathman, shot and killed Thursday in Callaway County, will be remembered by family and friends for his positive attitude.
Officials say the amount of meth could be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Four of the suspects are from Columbia.
Video footage led to the arrest of a suspect in connection with the Aug. 13 armed robbery of a Columbia liquor store.
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.
Jimiah Lambert was previously charged with second degree murder but pleaded guilty to three separate charges Monday.
Drivers are encouraged to lock their cars and take valuables with them.
A man armed with a handgun robbed the Loop Liquor & Food Mart store on Business Loop 70 late Wednesday.
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.
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.