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UPDATE: Target of manhunt, who was found hanged Saturday, was MU nurse

Zane Black's wife has issued a statement saying that he was a caring husband and that she is working with police to help victims find peace.

Police identify man suspected in series of break-ins, sex crimes

Students found the body of Zane Black at Trowbridge Livestock Center. He is believed to have committed suicide. He was a graduate of the Sinclair School of Nursing at MU.

Jeep crashes into Shelter Insurance, driver hospitalized

The driver was transported to University Hospital for serious injuries. The cause of the accident was unknown Sunday morning.

 

Former Missouri football player arrested, suspected of rape

MU police arrested David Sowell, who played defensive back for Missouri football, early Saturday morning on suspicion of rape. Sowell has not been on the team for nine months.

UPDATE: Overnight manhunt ends with suspect's suicide

Students working at MU's Trowbridge Livestock Center called police Saturday morning after finding a body, who police say was the man who fled law enforcement Friday night and set off a large-scale manhunt.

UPDATE: Large-scale search ends without arrest

A large-scale search for a man whose description matched that of a suspect in a string of violent break-ins ended without an arrest. Law enforcement continued to search for the man in reduced numbers Saturday.

Columbia man charged with distributing heroin to teen found dead at Providence Suites

The teenager, identified by Columbia police as Morgan Myers, was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in a room at the Providence Suites motel.

Columbia man arrested in connection with robberies at Break Time

Columbia Police Department officers arrested a suspect in two robberies at the same Break Time Convenience Store.

Columbia man arrested on charges of child pornography

Three computers were seized from a residence on Monday, and a computer was found to contain child pornography movies.

Police investigate violent sexual assault attempt on Lenoir Street

A man in a ski mask held a knife to the throat of a 23-year-old female early Sunday morning and attempted to sexually assault her on the 4100 block of Lenoir Street.

Columbia police receive sexual assault kit related to November assault

The MU Police Department retrieved a sexual assault kit Monday night and turned it over to the Columbia Police Department. The assault occurred in an unnamed MU fraternity house in November.

Visiting scholar sought in connection with fondling incidents

An update of Saturday's fondling incident at MU was released Monday, and campus police are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect.

MU police on lookout for man who inappropriately touched student

A man grabbed a student's breast and buttocks at MU on Saturday evening, according to MU police, who are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the department at 882-7201.

Investigation into death of Columbia girl, 16, transferred to DEA

The Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office, will investigate the death of Morgan Myers, whose body was found April 3 in a room at Providence Suites.

Investigators say woman had 'several thousand' bootleg DVDs

Cathy Ann Serino, 46, was arrested Thursday after investigators searched her home.

Man charged in April 5 gas station shooting in Columbia

Police said Damien Jones, 28, shot a man who hit his girlfriend at a Phillips 66 gas station on Providence Road. 

UPDATE: Three charged in connection with fatal shooting of Derrick Brookins

Deshai L. Richardson and She’aun D. Prince were arrested on charges of second-degree murder after a shooting Tuesday left Derrick Brookins dead. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Darrius Kendal Edwards.

UPDATE: Injured man charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday shooting

Derrick Brookins, 44, was fatally shot Tuesday in north Columbia. A second man, Darrius Edwards, 22, was shot in the incident and later charged with second-degree murder.

Elementary school students walk through homicide scene to get home

Students were let off at their normal stop at the corner of West Texas and Sondra avenues after Columbia Public Schools deemed there was no "imminent threat."

 

Fulton man arrested after suspected crack cocaine found in his home

Authorities found more than 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a handgun, a bulletproof vest and drug paraphernalia, including digital scales and packaging material.

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