The July 5 fire caused more than $75,000 in damage to the home.
Three men armed with guns forced their way into an apartment in north Columbia early Thursday and tied up and struck a man in the apartment.
A man got away with an undisclosed about of money after robbing a Landmark Bank in north Columbia on Wednesday afternoon.
Malcolm D. Redmon, whose trial on a felony assault charge will begin later this month, was arrested Tuesday morning on federal cocaine charges following a July 30 indictment.
Jerald Lee Hill, 56, of Roach, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted unlawful sex with an animal and attempted animal abuse.
The Boone County sheriff's deputy checking on a Rocheport house that had recently been broken into saw two people fleeing. Another person was in a car in the driveway.
The early morning incidents occurred around 701 Big Bear Blvd., 716 Business Loop E. and the 1400 block of Avatar Court.
Scott May, 57, was charged with first-degree promoting child pornography and felony possession of child pornography Thursday after an investigation that began in May.
Boone County Sheriff's deputies now consider Charles Bell's 2011 death a homicide investigation.
A chase followed after reports that shots had been fired on the 4500 block of Rice Road.
A man was robbed of his PlayStation 3 and beaten by a group of people when he tried to get it back, Detective Tom O'Sullivan said. Two Columbia teens were arrested in connection to the incident.
Callers claiming to be from Columbia Water and Light, the Internal Revenue Service, and Ameren Missouri have been targeting Columbia residents, the Columbia Police Department warned.
Tyler R. Creath, 29, of Columbia was arrested after a search turned up hundreds of images of children and infants being molested.
The Kansas City man had a 5-year-old and 6-year-old with him and was reportedly believed to be under the influence of PCP.
A man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of breaking into a residence on Godas Drive and kidnapping an infant.
A second suspect in the July 5 shooting that injured two women on West Worley Street was arrested Monday morning.
David Baker, 63, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon after a man pulled out a shotgun during an argument with all-terrain vehicle riders.
Arnel Monroe, 47, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, he was still an employee of Columbia Public Schools, a district spokeswoman said.
Missouri's model of teaching, rather than punishing juvenile offenders has led to low recidivism rates and positive results.
Columbia police responded to an armed robbery in progress early Wednesday morning at the Super 8 hotel on Clark Lane. The perpetrator is still at large.