Man shot Saturday morning in Columbia

An unnamed man has been hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning in the 200 block of Hickman Avenue.


UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian killed in vehicle collision

A 24-year-old MU visiting scholar from China was killed Thursday night in a collision with a vehicle at Providence Road and Carter Lane.

Kansas City police squad targets illegal firearms market

Kansas City's gun squad opened 100 investigations last year, and 2015 is hardly letting up.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of starting fire at ex-girlfriend's house

Michael Midgyett, 33, was arrested by Columbia police on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home on Monday and starting a fire. The woman told officials that CDs, DVDs and several articles of clothing were missing from her home.


Columbia man arrested on suspicion of enticement of teen

Michael S. Moore, 44, was arrested Friday on suspicion of the attempted enticement of a child and second-degree attempted statutory rape, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force.

Jury deliberates in murder-for-hire trial

In closing arguments, prosecutors described first-degree murder suspect James Thompson as a con man and manipulator who infiltrated Brian Daniels' life and eventually had him murdered so he could cash in on Daniels' fortune.


James Thompson takes stand in murder-for-hire trial

During his six-hour testimony, James Thompson, on trial for first-degree murder,  said it wasn't his idea to make himself the sole beneficiary of Brian Daniels' will. That was Daniels' idea, he claimed, because the two were lovers.

Columbia man involved in Jan 4. shooting turns himself in to police

Devin Jackson, 23, is being held under on of unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon as of Wednesday afternoon.

Phone records highlighted day three of murder-for-hire trial

Evidence introduced Wednesday included cellphone records of calls and text messages sent from defendant James Thompson’s phone to suspected hit man Casey Lewis. The defense for Thompson, accused in the 2013 murder of Brian Daniels, was scheduled to present evidence Thursday morning.

First witnesses testify in murder-for-hire trial

The trial of a Columbia man accused of arranging a murder-for-hire began Monday. Suspect James Thompson allegedly paid Casey Lewis to help him break into the home of Columbia resident Brian Daniels and shoot him.

Arson suspected in Columbia church, funeral home fires

Patrols of churches are being stepped up in response to problems that have been reported in recent months at about half a dozen churches throughout the city.

UPDATE: Person killed in Sunday shooting identified

Deante Mardell Smith, 17, was killed in an incident in which multiple shots were fired in the area of Silver Mill Drive.

Columbia man admits to string of bank robberies

Shaun Christopher Becker admitted to committing six bank robberies during the past two months.

UPDATE: Boone County National Bank robbed, suspect flees on foot

Columbia police were dispatched to the bank at 205 S. Keene St. at 10:46 a.m. A man matching the suspect's description has been detained for questioning.

Hickman High School choir director charged with stalking

Matthew Wade Felts is on leave from his job with the Columbia Public School District after a woman said he sent threatening texts and Facebook messages.

Columbia man arrested on child molestation charge

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a Columbia man suspected of child molestation on Wednesday morning.

MU student recovering from surgery after attack near Campus Bar and Grill

MU senior Joel Grisamore is the son of outgoing state representative Jeff Grisamore. The student was attacked by two unknown males about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 8 outside of Campus Bar and Grill at 304 S. Ninth St., according to police reports.

Brian Adkison enters not guilty plea on Boone County charges

The 25-year-old Columbia man will face trial Jan. 7.

Six Columbia teens arrested in connection to Jefferson City shooting

The teens were stopped Monday driving north on U.S. 63 toward Columbia.

Man's robbery charge amended in connection with April homicide

She'aun Prince, 23, of Columbia, now faces a lesser charge of second-degree burglary in addition to a second-degree murder charge in connection with a failed robbery attempt in April.