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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.

Texas man arrested on suspicion of sodomizing 12-year-old Columbia girl

La'Anthony D. Murphy, 24, was arrested on suspicion of first degree statutory sodomy and furnishing pornographic materials to a minor.

Man robbed, shots fired in north Columbia

Two assailants took a victim's cellphone and keys, then fired a handgun at him as they ran away, Boone County Sheriff's deputies said.

Columbia man charged with sex trafficking

Kenyata D. Miles was indicted Wednesday on two charges of sex trafficking. One of the victims was a minor.

Westminster coach talks about son's overdose death, dangers of addiction

Jim Marshall, whose son died of a heroin overdose, spoke to raise awareness of the dangers associated with gateway drugs, such as prescription pills, that can lead to more serious addictions.

UPDATE: Columbia school bus driver accused of striking boy, 7

After reviewing security footage from the bus, Shepard Boulevard Elementary School notified the Columbia Police Department of the incident. The bus driver has been charged with third-degree assault.

Four Missouri athletes arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession

Missouri basketball players Wesley Clark and Shane Rector and football players Shaun Rupert and Aarion Penton were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop.

Attorneys, legal expert say Ryan Ferguson's lawsuit has merits, but will be difficult to win

Lawsuits like the one Ryan Ferguson filed Monday can be difficult to win. But one attorney said Ferguson has a definite advantage since a court has already determined there was prosecutorial misconduct in the case.

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