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MU police arrest freshman on suspicion of rape

An MU freshman was arrested Monday morning in connection with a Sunday morning sexual assault.

City, former police officer differ in account of Sanders' firing

The city's response to Rob Sanders' request for judicial review alleges numerous inaccuracies in the former officer's account of why and how he was let go.

2 Columbia residents found in Kansas after being reported missing

Lauren Pond and Stephen Clithero, who went missing Sunday, were found by Kansas State Police on Sunday afternoon.

Robbery at gunpoint reported early Sunday morning in northeast Columbia

Three men demanded and took an undisclosed amount of money from two victims.

Columbia man arrested on charge of statutory sodomy

The female victim, 7, had no family or other relationship with the suspect, Oscar Contreras.

Columbia woman arrested in connection with threatening man with a knife

Sarah Rebekah Curry  has been charged with armed criminal action, domestic assault in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and false imprisonment.

Columbia man arrested in meth lab bust

Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher S. Chaney, 34, after  a small, active meth lab was discovered behind his residence.

Columbia's attorney says city will push to open Sanders' personnel record

The City of Columbia is fighting fired Columbia Police Officer Rob Sanders' effort to seal his personnel record as he seeks judicial review of his termination.

Columbia police investigating two reports of shots fired

Police are investigating two shots fired incidents reported in Columbia Tuesday night. No one was injured but police found shell casings at both locations.

Columbia woman arrested in connection with Rice Road shooting

The Columbia Police Department arrested Eugenia Dyer, 36, in connection with the Sunday night shooting on Rice Road.

Fired Columbia Police officer Rob Sanders files for judicial review

Former Columbia Police officer Rob Sanders has filed for a judicial review of his termination in hopes of reclaiming his job.

Two men injured in Rice Road disturbance

Police say the men, who were shot by someone they know, were treated for injuries at a local hospital. Both are in stable condition.

Man pleads not guilty to sex trafficking, promoting prostitution

Kenyata Dewelz Miles pleaded not guilty Friday on charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution.

 

Reports of violent crime in Columbia fewest since 2008, police data show

Reported forcible rape saw the largest increase from 2012 to 2013, probably because the FBI changed its definition of rape beginning in 2013, Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.

Burglaries hit 5-year high during MU's past winter break, but, overall yearly numbers declined

A total of 96 burglaries occurred between Dec. 14 and Jan. 20, according to a Columbia Police Department release. In 2012, the Police Department recorded 66 burglaries between Dec. 15 and Jan. 21.

MU student identifies two suspects in sex offense in Laws residence hall

Originally classified as a burglary, the case has been reclassified as a sex offense after further investigation.

Sasha Menu Courey's family releases statement in response to investigation

An ESPN report released last week has put MU under scrutiny for failing to investigate reports that Sasha Menu Courey, a former swimmer and student at MU, was sexually assaulted by members of the football team. Menu Courey committed suicide in 2011.

Laws Hall resident assaulted in her room

Two men entered a woman's room in an MU residence hall early Sunday morning, and one of them assaulted her. They fled after she reached for her cellphone.

Shots fired early Sunday morning at north Columbia sports bar

The victim was shot at several times while sitting in her car outside the bar. She was not injured, and officers located two bullet holes in the victim's vehicle along with seven shell casings on the ground.

Aspen Heights to re-evaluate security after hundreds of 911 calls

Since Aspen Heights opened in August, Columbia police have received more than 200 calls from the gated community. A forum in February will address the complex's safety.

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