The swimmer is suspected of setting Saturday's fire, as well as one in January.
Authorities charged 36-year-old John Powell on Thursday following a domestic dispute at his home on Wednesday, according to the probable cause statement.
"Ban the box" campaign, which let ex-convicts apply for jobs without stating their criminal history, moves one step forward.
MU crime data distributed Wednesday reveals an increase in alcohol-related arrests and a decrease in drug-related arrests last year.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper arrested one suspect after the getaway car spun off U.S. 63 in a car chase. The second suspect ran away from the scene, but he also was soon arrested.
Columbia Neighborhood Watch looks for more board members and increases in training and advertising for the program.
A woman said the suspect physically assaulted her, set fire to an RV and fled on foot with her purse, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department news release.
There are no leads in an early morning armed robbery of a Columbia Break Time store, according to the Police Department. The police investigation showed two unidentified men took money, cigarettes and alcohol from the store at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
A 17-year-old was charged Tuesday with two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a motor accident, according to court records.
The Central Missouri Area Wide Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children honored the National Day of Remembrance on Saturday by holding a memorial luncheon and balloon release.
Bryana Maupin is the first civilian to be hired for the public relations unit. She will begin work at the end of the month.
Columbia police say the man entered the woman's house while she was asleep.
A shooting Thursday in Cosmo-Bethel Park near Gentry Middle School did not trigger the notification system, according to the Columbia Police Department.
A man already on probation was arrested on suspicion of theft of three guns and ammunition.
These are the first two reports of rape during the 2014-2015 academic year. On Sept. 9, campus police reported a sexual assault near Jesse Hall.
A Columbia juvenile was arrested Thursday evening after a reported drug deal led to gunfire.
A Columbia man is charged in connection with the burglary of a convenience store last week in which at least four types of scratch-off lottery tickets were stolen.
This is the first sexual assault reported during the 2014-2015 academic year, Weimer said.
Employees at five separate Break Time stores told Columbia police the suspects used gift cards to buy large quantities of cigarettes, according to the probable cause statement.
A Columbia man was charged with a DWI on Thursday after crashing into a school bus driving eastbound on Route AB. No one on the bus was injured.