Two arrested after short police chase

Two Columbia residents were arrested Tuesday night after a license plate reader recognized their car as stolen.

Armed robbers invade occupied home on Alpine Drive

A man in the home was hit in the face with a handgun and sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Columbia men arrested after meth, marijuana found during search

Officers found 2 ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at a residence on Highway UU.

Seven Columbia residents indicted in drug trafficking conspiracies

Nineteen defendants were charged in a 40-count indictment for marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine conspiracies. Seven are Columbia residents.

MU student charged with felony sexual assault

According to the probable cause statement in the case, the victim was visibly intoxicated when the assault occurred in the 800 block of Richmond Avenue. This is relevant to the charge.

Police investigating robbery of Stadium Boulevard Break Time

Columbia police are investigating an armed robbery of the Break Time convenience store at 2205 N. Stadium Blvd. on Tuesday morning.

City sees lowest report of violent crime in past 20 years

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, there has been an overall decline in reported violent crimes and property crimes in Columbia between 2013 and 2014.

Columbia police chief discusses body cameras, community policing at Muleskinners event

In a speech to the Muleskinners, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said he has worked to improve accountability in the department and implemented wider use of body cameras.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of distributing child porn

Investigators from the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force  arrested Gary Steven Daniel, 6627 S. Maple Meadows Drive, after an investigation that began in September.

Five arrests made in Lake of the Woods Road burglary

Three suspects were arrested Thursday and two were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of burglary and stealing at a home on Lake of the Woods Road.

Hickman choir director faces felony charges in stalking incidents

Matthew Felts, Hickman High School choir director, was charged with three counts of first-degree stalking in connection to stalking incidents that took place in December.

Shots fired on Washington Avenue

Police responded to shots fired Wednesday morning on the 600 block of Washington Avenue. There were no reported injuries.

Texas criminal court halts Wednesday execution of Garcia White

Garcia White's lawyers argued he may have been mentally impaired when he waived his right to an attorney during interrogations.


Columbia watchdog activist no longer has to wear GPS while under house arrest

In order to get Matthew Akins' bond reduced, the defense argued that he had sustained employment and had passed a series of drug tests.

Electronics stolen during armed home invasion in north Columbia

One of the culprits threatened an occupant of the home with a gun.

Man robs Eagle Liquor at knife point

The suspect is described as a male wearing a blue sweatshirt, jeans, white tennis shoes and a white mask covering the bottom of his face.

Man shot Saturday morning in Columbia

An unnamed man has been hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning in the 200 block of Hickman Avenue.


UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian killed in vehicle collision

A 24-year-old MU visiting scholar from China was killed Thursday night in a collision with a vehicle at Providence Road and Carter Lane.

Kansas City police squad targets illegal firearms market

Kansas City's gun squad opened 100 investigations last year, and 2015 is hardly letting up.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of starting fire at ex-girlfriend's house

Michael Midgyett, 33, was arrested by Columbia police on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home on Monday and starting a fire. The woman told officials that CDs, DVDs and several articles of clothing were missing from her home.