UPDATE: Early morning vandalism leaves Lakota Coffee Co. splattered in paint, following string of previous incidents

Splattered paint and broken windows at Lakota Coffee Co. didn't stop business from operating as usual Friday. This incident seems to be the latest in a vandalism trend in The District. In the last month, several other downtown businesses have reported property damage.

Suspect arrested in connection with Columbia vehicle thefts

Police arrested Andrew Ryan Birmingham Thursday in connection with two thefts from parked vehicles.

Police make arrest in Passions robbery case

Derrick Orlando Webster of Columbia faces a charge for unlawfully concealing a weapon with a bond set at $4,500. He also faces charges of armed criminal action and robbery in the first degree with bonds for both charges still to be set.

Passions robbed at gunpoint

The suspect selected two videos before demanding money, police said.

Man arrested in thefts from vehicles in Boone County

The Sheriff's Department said a man on the the 6400 block of North Highway VV had items including a credit card, a computer tablet, an MP3 player and a watch, which were items that had been reported as stolen.

Police arrest suspect in connection with armed robbery

Jason P. Smith, 19, was arrested Friday morning in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday at Parkway Apartments, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. Police are still seeking other suspects.

No charges pressed against Missouri's Green-Beckham; women cite fear of backlash

According to a burglary incident report obtained by the Missourian on Thursday, the alleged victims feared the media and community backlash that could result from the incident, given Green-Beckham's status as a Missouri football player.

Police find handguns, controlled substance during routine patrol

Police stopped two men for obstructing traffic during a routine patrol and later found concealed handguns and a controlled substance.

2 arrested after handguns, drugs found in car near Clark Lane, U.S. 63 intersection

Boone County deputies arrested two Columbia residents late Monday night after finding handguns and drugs in the car they were in. According to a news release, the driver is a frequent offender.

Bail reduced for mother of dead 8-month-old

A court has reduced Anna Steele's bail from $1 million to $250,000. If released, Steele will await trial under house-arrest at her parents' residence.

UPDATE: Missing Jefferson City toddler found in Atlanta; endangered persons advisory canceled

An endangered person advisory was issued for 23-month-old Jack M. Randolph by the Jefferson City Police Department around noon on Sunday.

Missouri state Democratic lawmaker charged with 2 DWIs

A Missouri House of Representatives lawmaker was charged Friday for two separate instances of driving while intoxicated.

Oscar Pistorius takes witness stand for first time

The double-amputee runner testified Monday that he was trying to protect Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, who died from multiple wounds after he shot her through a bathroom door in his home last year.

UPDATE: Police arrest three in connection with armed robbery at The Reserve

A 20-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning at the student-housing complex, according to the Columbia Police Department. Police arrested Jared Hemme, 20, and Leonard Neves, 19, in connection with the robbery.

East Campus, south Columbia experienced most spring break burglaries

The 26 burglaries reported between March 22 and April 1 were a slight increase from spring break 2013.

Previous sex offender arrested for accessing child pornography

A man was arrested by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force on charges from a previous child pornography investigation.


Third suspect in Tolston homicide extradited to Boone County

Police arrested Jimiah Lambert, 20, in New Orleans on March 6. All three suspects in the case are charged with second-degree murder..

Columbia man pleads guilty in fatal 2012 car crash

The driver of the car that struck a pick-up truck, killing one passenger and critically injuring the driver, was 20 years old at the time and testified he'd been served at least four beers at Deja Vu.

Sheriff's department deputy assaulted by teen Sunday

Trammond Roberts was charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

'48 Hours' to revisit Ryan Ferguson case

At 8 p.m. Saturday, the program that helped catapult Ryan Ferguson into the national spotlight will focus on Ferguson's life after he was released from prison and will feature "exclusive interviews" with Charles Erickson.