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Crime

Sheriff: Bad divorce led to triple slaying-suicide

John Hufford, 50, killed two people, his wife and himself Saturday afternoon.

Four arrested in connection with Boone County meth lab

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested four people after finding a methamphetamine lab Friday afternoon.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of possessing meth, ecstasy

He was being held in the Boone County Jail without bond.

Man's body found in alley in California, Mo.

Police say contractors working on a nearby house found the body early Thursday. An autopsy will be performed in Columbia; the man has not yet been identified.

 

Data: MU men cited more than women for alcohol violations

Data from MU show that men are more likely than women to be disciplined for breaking laws or school rules against alcohol and substance abuse. This likelihood is in line with a trend across the nation.

Man arrested after pushing vehicle off road on Scott Boulevard

Police said the man was also involved in an incident of tailgating and yelling at another vehicle earlier on I-70 Drive Southwest.

Police searching for Ramada Inn robber

The robber fled the Ramada Inn on Conley Road on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Woman escapes three men after attempted robbery

Three men attempted a robbery at gunpoint after meeting a woman at an apartment on Demaret Drive for a transaction.

Woman arrested, charged with assault of two others

A woman faces several charges, including assault and burglary, after a physical encounter with her estranged husband, police say.

Callaway County man arrested on suspicion of armed robbery

A man from Callaway County turned himself in to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. He is suspected of committing an armed robbery.

Burglaries during spring break up slightly from 2010

There were 16 reported burglaries during MU's spring break between March 26 and April 4. There were fewer commercial burglaries during the week than in 2010.

Missouri Senate backs harsher human trafficking rules

The new bill would mean harsher penalties and sue those convicted for more damages.

Woman sentenced for hindering prosecution in Red Roof Inn murder

Nicole Palmer was sentenced Monday to five years of supervised probation in connection with the 2009 murder of Nicole Crumby at the Red Roof Inn. She was charged because she provided transportation to Blake Logan, who pled guilty to shooting Crumby.

Senate proceeds with local control of St. Louis Police Department

A Senate Financial Committee approved the bill that would allow the City of St. Louis to take control of its police department over from the state.

Charges added against Mexico, Mo., sexual assault suspect

The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Mexico, Mo., Walmart was arrested on similar charges in Columbia.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of robbery

Tyson A. Bartlett, 25, was arrested in connection with a robbery at the FastLane 66 convenience store on Roanoke Drive.

Man arrested in connection with shots fired

Colin E. Greeson, 22, was arrested on suspicion of the unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree assault.

Police arrest Auxvasse man in connection with assault

Lorne Beers, 44, was arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault. Columbia police assisted the Mexico, Mo., Public Safety Department in the arrest.

Rock Bridge High School vandalism suspect pleads guilty

One of three men charged with vandalizing Rock Bridge High School pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second degree property damage. The men were Hickman High School students at the time of the crime.

Preliminary hearing postponed in Aaron Hobson homicide case

Tony Lewis was scheduled to be in court on Monday, but the appearance was moved to April 4. He is one of eight men charged in connection with the cousin of MU football player Trey Hobson.

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