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Man injured in central Columbia shooting

A 39-year-old man was taken to an area hospital Thursday evening after a shooting at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Oak Street. His injuries were not life-threatening, and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Three arrested after stolen car sparks high-speed chase

Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested three people after a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning in pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen from Iowa. The chase led deputies from Boone County to Moberly.

Intruders drink beer, steal tools from closed steakhouse

Mackenzie's Prime was struck with bad luck again. Less than a week after a fire forced the restaurant to close prematurely, intruders broke in to the building sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Man shot in home invasion

The victim was shot in the stomach by one of three men who broke into his house in the 5300 block of Trikalla Drive in the Lake of the Woods area.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection to shots fired at Douglass Park

Anthony Prince admitted to having a handgun and firing at least three shots in Douglass Park after being robbed Sunday. Police found him at the Midway Budget Inn after he was identified by "cooperating citizens." 

Cyber crimes unit operating as usual despite statewide funding suspension

Gov. Nixon suspended $1.5 million from the state's cyber crimes task forces. A potential reinstatement of funds would not occur until the legislature reconvenes for a special session in September.

Man arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct, assault

The man arrested was naked and intoxicated, said Sgt. Robert Dochler of the Columbia Police Department.

Shots exchanged in north Columbia on Wednesday night

Gunfire between two groups in the 5300 block of Currituck Lane damaged property, but no one was injured. Police were investigating.

Man charged in May stabbing death of his neighbor

Charles T. Key, 21, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal stabbing of Richard A. Bennett in May.

Columbia prostitution arrests stem from nationwide sex-trafficking sting

Five Columbia residents were arrested Thursday as the result of a weeklong operation led by the FBI to reduce child prostitution in the U.S.

Police say two armed robberies might be related

A Subway and a Break Time on Morley Street in Moberly were robbed at gunpoint Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. A man brandishing a handgun demanded cash from store clerks at both locations and ran away with an unspecified amount of money.

Columbia police search for suspect in Saturday Missouri Credit Union robbery

Columbia police are searching for a man who robbed  the Missouri Credit Union at 3401 Buttonwood Drive on Saturday morning. He told the bank teller he had a gun but didn't display it, according to police.

Former Boonville priest pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges

Gerald Howard was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of attempted forcible sodomy.

Trial date set for man accused of killing Tre'Veon Marshall

Nicholas Raheem Thomas, the man accused of shooting and killing Tre'Veon Marshall last summer, is set to go to trial on Wednesday.

Woman hits bystander with car

Columbia resident Kor'janae Carter was charged with second degree assault and peace disturbance after driving her vehicle toward a group of individuals and striking someone, sheriff's officials said.

Woman assaulted during overnight burglary at The Cottages

A man entered a woman's apartment bedroom early Wednesday morning during a burglary and shined a flashlight in her face. The suspect punched the woman when she went to investigate.

Police: Armed men strike victim with pistol in Columbia robbery

Two armed men attempted to rob a victim in a parking lot on the 2900 block of Northland Drive and struck him in the head with a pistol early Wednesday, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Man's trial to begin over 2013 drug-related homicide

Domionte Cheatum's trial begins Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Anthony Unger during a drug deal in June 2013.

Man charged with domestic assault

An Iowa man was arrested by Columbia police on Sunday morning on a charge of domestic assault. He also had three outstanding arrest warrants. 

Meth lab found in Boone County home; man arrested

Ryan S. Sparkman, 28, was arrested by the Boone County Sheriff's Department after deputies executed a search warrant at his northwest Boone County house and found a meth lab.

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