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Crime

Additional victims sought in child pornography case

Columbia Police Department investigators said there might be additional victims.

Accident kills two pedestrians on eastbound Interstate 70 shoulder

Edward Taggart, 72, and Gilbert L. Love, 73, were struck by a car near mile marker 129.6. Earl William Hutcherson was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Missouri Ozarks campground owner sued in drug case

A Missouri Ozarks campground owner is facing accusations of purveying an illicit drug scene. A four-year state and federal investigation found "open sales" of various drugs at Camp Zoe.

Wallis named district defender for Boone County public defender trial office

David Wallis will take over his new position as the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether overloaded public defender offices, such as Boone County’s, can turn away cases if the effectiveness of counsel is undermined.

Ex-Missouri jailer sentenced for inmate assaults

Veron Wilson received the maximum sentence for violating the civil rights of four inmates and lying to the FBI.

Woman arrested after reports of suspicious activity

Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested Elizabeth Moffett, 36, after receiving reports of a suspicious person in the 1300 block of Wagon Trail Heights.

Jury 'opt out' policy could be key to new Ferguson trial

If Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green deems the jury selection process to have been unconstitutional, a new trial could automatically be granted.

Karen Kahler's siblings will be able to watch trial

Chief Judge Phillip Fromme ruled that Bill Hetrick and Lynn Denton could be in the courtroom except during the testimony of Sean Kahler, Karen and James Kraig Kahler’s surviving son.

Former Columbia firefighter released from jail on bond

Joseph Roush said he was involved in some parts of incident but denied involvement in others.

Nixon signs bill authorizing drug testing for welfare recipients

People who refuse to be checked, and those who test positive and do not complete a substance abuse program, will be ineligible for benefits through the welfare program for three years.

Cole County judge could grant new hearing for Ryan Ferguson

Two key witnesses who testified against Ferguson in 2005 are now saying they lied.

Stevens granted jury trial continuance in school handgun case

Alonzo Terell Stevens, who was charged with possessing a loaded handgun at Douglass High School, was granted a continuance for a jury trial until July 28.

Columbia Police seeking suspects in bank robbery

Three people were identified by police Monday in connection with a robbery Friday at the Merchants and Farmers Bank in Columbia.

Shooting on Sylvan Lane leaves one injured

An 18-year old man was shot in the hip at his home.

Man robs Merchants and Farmers Bank

 A man left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

Former Kansas City-area cop charged with two counts of murder

A former Kansas City-area cop is charged with murdering two women and raping a third. Prosecutors said DNA evidence links Jeffrey Dean Moreland to the attacks.

Man arrested Tuesday after shots fired in north Columbia

The man arrested was charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Columbia police receive more firework complaints than usual

Columbia police kept busy with 337 firework complaints during the weekend, but there were no fatalities on the roads of Boone County.

Springfield police might revive reserve force

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said his department is having difficulty filling all positions, and he sees a role for volunteers in helping serve and protect the city.

 

Deputies investigating stabbing of Columbia man inside Peppers Nightclub

The man told police he was assaulted on the dance floor, but he was unable to provide any other information about the suspect.

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