Tuesday evening's fire at Cosmo-Bethel Park was determined Friday to be caused by "improperly disposed of smoking material." Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief James Weaver said the department is not investigating the fire further.
Chief Judge Phillip Fromme of the Osage County District Court ruled that evidence about a relationship between Kraig Kahler's wife and another woman can be heard during his trial.
Daron Peal, 23, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 12. Peal and seven other defendants were arrested Oct. 23 in connection with the killing of Aaron Hobson.
Police are searching for a man who robbed Martinsburg Bank on Wednesday afternoon.
Police have not yet identified two males who demanded money from employees and then left the scene on foot with an as yet undisclosed sum of money.
Columbia police said they are looking for two men described as suspects in an attempted armed robbery at a Taco Bell on Monday night.
Nearly 300 prospective jurors were interviewed using a questionnaire about 20 pages long at Lyndon High School in Lyndon, Kan.
Part of Ferguson's latest appeal for release from prison or a new trial was dismissed Friday by Judge Daniel Green.
Cameras installed in four locations in downtown Columbia will begin recording for police use Friday.
Ted White was freed in 2005 after a legal battle that began in 1998 when he was wrongfully accused of molesting his stepdaughter.
Lee Carter's $1 million cash only bond was changed to a $1 million bond. The case's seven other defendants have upcoming court dates through October 31.
The male victim, who was stabbed in the back with a 6-inch blade, was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Mayor Bob McDavid has asked the police and the board to submit reports on the "current status" of the review board along with recommendations for what the City Council should do about the board.
As of Tuesday, no charges had been brought against a man suspected of exposing himself to an occupant of an adjacent stall in an Ellis Library restroom.
The "alligator man," Ken Henderson, is charged with suspicion of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment. Boone County Animal Control requested that he pay a nearly $2,600 fine at a court hearing Monday.
Five residents of the Sunrise Estates subdivision reported their cars had been looked through by intruders. One person reported theft.
Four people were arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action at Eastgate Apartments.
At about 10:54 p.m. Friday night, a man entered the back of the Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches as the assistant manager and two other employees were leaving, said Dave Hestir, director of marketing for Jimmy John’s stores in Columbia.
Columbia Police Department investigators said there might be additional victims.