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Crime

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.

Sheriff's deputies make arrest on suspicion of drug distribution

Boone County Sheriff's deputies served two drug-related search warrants in the past two days, one of which led to an arrest.

Police respond to shots fired in north Columbia

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Derby Ridge Drive and Bold Ruler Court at 9 p.m. Thursday in response to reports of shots fired.

Columbia police make arrest in Ultra Mart shooting case

Police arrested Deazjon Ramon Brown, 18, Thursday morning. He faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the March 10 shooting at Ultra Mart..

Fayette man arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography

An investigator with the Boone County Sheriff's Department found a home network that offered child pornography through a file-sharing program, according to a news release from the department's Cyber Crimes Task Force.

Columbia man arrested on two counts of stealing, three counts of assault

A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including domestic assault, stealing and probation and parole violation.

Ryan Ferguson complaint alleges investigators withheld evidence, coerced witnesses

The lawsuit is seeking $100 million in damages.

UPDATE: Ryan Ferguson seeking $100 million in damages in federal civil rights case

The complaint accuses eight current and former Columbia police officers, former Boone County Prosecutor Kevin Crane and two investigators, the city of Columbia, and Boone County of trying to build a murder case against Ferguson despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. 

Drunken-driving crackdown planned during St. Patrick's Day weekend

The Boone County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department will increase enforcement in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day to curb drunken driving.

Boone County authorities seek man accused of swindling relatives

The Sheriff's Department is looking for Farrell G. Pride, who is wanted on suspicion of scamming his relatives out of $109,000. He has been at large for a year.

One man injured in convenience store shooting

Police found a 20-year-old man who had been shot and multiple vehicles damaged by gunfire when they arrived at the Ultra Mart at 2102 Paris Road late Monday.

Columbia man arrested after weekend car chase

Alex Killy, 27, was arrested Sunday after a woman said he tried running her car off Scott Boulevard. Since January, Killy has been charged in four felonies.

3rd suspect arrested in Columbia man's January homicide

Jimiah A. Lambert was arrested Thursday in New Orleans. He is the third person arrested in connection with the killing of Dontay Tolston in January.

Autopsy shows 8-month-old died from head trauma, shaking

Anna E. Steele and her boyfriend, Cody M. Baker, were in Boone County Jail on Monday, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Steele's daughter.

UPDATE: Columbia mother, boyfriend arrested on suspicion of killing infant daughter

The Columbia Police Department arrested Anna E. Steele, 24, and her boyfriend, Cody M. Baker, 31, on suspicion of the second-degree murder of Steele's 8-month-old daughter.

2 arrested on meth, child endangerment charges

Methamphetamine, marijuana, counterfeit bills and paraphernalia used to process and inject heroin were found in a home in Pine Grove Village, the Boone County Sheriff's Department said.

MU police arrest freshman on suspicion of rape

An MU freshman was arrested Monday morning in connection with a Sunday morning sexual assault.

City, former police officer differ in account of Sanders' firing

The city's response to Rob Sanders' request for judicial review alleges numerous inaccuracies in the former officer's account of why and how he was let go.

2 Columbia residents found in Kansas after being reported missing

Lauren Pond and Stephen Clithero, who went missing Sunday, were found by Kansas State Police on Sunday afternoon.

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