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Defendant in Aaron Hobson's death pleads guilty

Lee Wyatt Carter, one of eight men charged in the death of Aaron Hobson, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and armed criminal action Wednesday.

Kansas City police say parents of missing baby cooperative

Lisa has blue eyes and blond hair. She is 30 inches tall and weighs around 28 pounds, police said, and was wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it.

Lee's Summit man pleads guilty to killing elderly Sedalia woman

Daniel Maschger was sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 killing.

UPDATE: Ellis Library fire suspect charged with burglary, arson

Christopher Curtis Kelley, 25, has been charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree arson in connection with the fires. Ellis Library staff estimated total damages at $600,000 to $1 million.

Police cancel Amber Alert for missing child but continue search

UPDATE: Kansas City police searching for missing 10-month-old

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 10-month-old girl that disappeared from her Kansas City home Monday night. Police said they think the girl was abducted from her bedroom window.

Derrick Washington's attorney requests jury trial in domestic assault case

Washington's lawyer made the motion Friday for a jury to hear the charges. If granted, the request will push the case up to the circuit level.

Callaway County authorities investigate death of man near Fulton

The body of 20-year-old Adam E. Keith was found Friday morning on the side of a road near Fulton. 

Jury finds Darris Peal guilty of second-degree murder

The grandfather of Aaron Hobson said he wished Darris Peal had showed some remorse for killing his grandson, who was 22 when he was murdered last October after a party. Hobson had come to town to see his cousin play in a football game.

Grand jury indicts three Macon residents on bank robbery charges

Jeffrey Heckman, Jacob Norris and Alexia Baker, all of Macon, were indicted Thursday on charges in the July 8 robbery of Merchants & Farmers Bank in Columbia. The three were indicted earlier in Texas on charges stemming from a credit union robbery.

Woman hospitalized after stabbing

A woman was stabbed twice Wednesday as she walked home along Blue Ridge Road near Brown Station Road at around 4 a.m.

Child passenger safety enforcement efforted results in 26 citations

Drivers with child passengers were subject to citations during a special weeklong law enforcement campaign. 

Friends of slain Jon Spurling want law establishing homicide reward fund

After raising $4,000 for a reward, the friends of Jon Spurling are circulating a petition and seeking a sponsor for a new law that would allow the governor to offer rewards for leads in major crimes.

Witnesses testify to seeing Hobson held at gunpoint, shot

The crowd that gathered in the parking lot of the Break Time convenience store the night Aaron Hobson was killed in October 2010 shouted for him to be shot and robbed, witnesses testified Wednesday.

Occupy COMO supports Wall Street protest

The group outside Columbia City Hall Tuesday was protesting police violence against "Occupy Wall Street" protesters in New York.

Columbia businesses victims of armed robbery; no arrests made

Bocomo Bay and Church's Chicken were robbed Saturday. It was the second time Bocomo Bay has been robbed in the past two days.

UPDATE: Boone County businesses victims of armed robbery; no arrests made

Two more business were robbed Saturday night. The investigations are ongoing. No one has been injured.

Smoke shop robber matches description of two Thursday robberies

An armed man who robbed Bocomo Bay smoke shop on Wilkes Boulevard on Friday night matched the description from two Thursday night robberies.

Bones found washed up near Easley part of display model

Two men found what they believed to be skeletal remains Thursday night while walking on River Road near Easley. After examination, the bones were confirmed to be part of a skeletal anatomical display model. 

Break Time, Ballenger Liquor robbed in 20 minutes

No one was harmed during the robberies.

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