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Crime

Ex-police officer John Krivokapich pleads guilty to child pornography charges

John Krivokapich of Stockton, Calif., pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in a case involving a 15-year-old-girl from Tipton, Mo.

UPDATE: Kidnapped woman found safe at Women's and Children's Hospital

Police were still searching for a man suspected of kidnapping a Columbia woman. The woman was found safe just after 1 p.m. at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital.

One shot in earlobe at outdoor party near Foyer Court

Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to Foyer Court around 1 a.m. Saturday for a physical disturbance. One person was struck in the earlobe by a bullet.

Columbia man arrested after domestic dispute

Robert Foster, 48, was arguing with his girlfriend when he pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her.

Man arrested on suspicion of stealing up to $64,000 in metal

Ronald D. Nole is suspected of stealing up to $64,000 in metal and selling it for cash at a local recycling facility.

Employee at Paris Road Landmark Bank robbed, police say

There were no injuries and the robber did not gain entry to the bank, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Man arrested after 15-mile vehicle pursuit

UPDATE: Part of Bustamante's statement won't be used in trial

A Missouri judge decided that a juvenile officer used deceptive tactics to interview Alyssa Bustamante about the death of a 9-year-old neighbor girl, and the statement will not be used.

Derrick Washington issued eighth continuance for domestic assault trial

On Monday, Washington's felony trial was delayed likely until early fall. His attorney  had predicted the misdemeanor would be pushed back as well.

Man wanted in Boone County arrested in Michigan

The man was wanted on a felony warrant for molestation and statutory rape.

UPDATE: Derrick Washington granted continuance

Former MU football player Derrick Washington's deviate sexual assault trial has been pushed back for a fifth time.

Columbia man involved in domestic disturbance, charged with arson

A domestic disturbance and structure fire required the assistance of both the Columbia Police and Fire departments Monday. No injuries were reported.

Birkhead pleads guilty to involvement in homeless man's death

Travis Grant Birkhead, 50, received his sentence after pleading guilty to armed criminal action and the voluntary manslaughter of Jerry Schneider.

Sheriff's Department warns of telephone scams

Several Boone County residents have reported phone calls seeking personal or financial information to collect a prize. They're phony, the Sheriff's Department says.

Tony Lewis requests change of venue for Aaron Hobson trial

One of the men charged in connection with the Oct. 23 shooting death of Aaron Hobson has asked for his jury to be drawn from Lafayette County instead of Boone County, citing the amount media attention given to the case.

Man pleads guilty to murdering Steak 'n Shake workers

Anthony Akins pleaded guilty to two reduced counts of second-degree murder Monday for the 2008 killing of two Steak 'n Shake employees.

Bomb squad responds to suspicious package at Columbia Police Department

The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad determined that the package, brought in by a worried Columbia resident from his home, was harmless.

Man arrested in connection with Rent 1st burglaries

Ricardo D. Thompson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree property damage and felony stealing, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

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Fifth suspect arrested in connection with business burglaries

Four people were arrested May 26 in connection with the same crime after Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies served two search warrants.

Columbia man arrested in child molestation case

James Clayton Dinwiddie, 49, was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with reports in May of child molestation and statutory sodomy.

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