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Columbia man arrested on charges of child pornography

Three computers were seized from a residence on Monday, and a computer was found to contain child pornography movies.

Police investigate violent sexual assault attempt on Lenoir Street

A man in a ski mask held a knife to the throat of a 23-year-old female early Sunday morning and attempted to sexually assault her on the 4100 block of Lenoir Street.

Columbia police receive sexual assault kit related to November assault

The MU Police Department retrieved a sexual assault kit Monday night and turned it over to the Columbia Police Department. The assault occurred in an unnamed MU fraternity house in November.

Visiting scholar sought in connection with fondling incidents

An update of Saturday's fondling incident at MU was released Monday, and campus police are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect.

MU police on lookout for man who inappropriately touched student

A man grabbed a student's breast and buttocks at MU on Saturday evening, according to MU police, who are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the department at 882-7201.

Investigation into death of Columbia girl, 16, transferred to DEA

The Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office, will investigate the death of Morgan Myers, whose body was found April 3 in a room at Providence Suites.

Investigators say woman had 'several thousand' bootleg DVDs

Cathy Ann Serino, 46, was arrested Thursday after investigators searched her home.

Man charged in April 5 gas station shooting in Columbia

Police said Damien Jones, 28, shot a man who hit his girlfriend at a Phillips 66 gas station on Providence Road. 

UPDATE: Three charged in connection with fatal shooting of Derrick Brookins

Deshai L. Richardson and She’aun D. Prince were arrested on charges of second-degree murder after a shooting Tuesday left Derrick Brookins dead. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Darrius Kendal Edwards.

UPDATE: Injured man charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday shooting

Derrick Brookins, 44, was fatally shot Tuesday in north Columbia. A second man, Darrius Edwards, 22, was shot in the incident and later charged with second-degree murder.

Elementary school students walk through homicide scene to get home

Students were let off at their normal stop at the corner of West Texas and Sondra avenues after Columbia Public Schools deemed there was no "imminent threat."

 

Fulton man arrested after suspected crack cocaine found in his home

Authorities found more than 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a handgun, a bulletproof vest and drug paraphernalia, including digital scales and packaging material.

UPDATE: Police investigate north Columbia shooting death

Police found a man dead inside a residence at 920 W. Texas Ave. on Tuesday afternoon, Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said. Police were looking for a green Chevrolet Impala.

Man accused of stabbing son-in-law with scissors in north Columbia

The victim was transported to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Columbia police: Gunman, 2 others break into home, steal marijuana

Three men, one with a handgun, broke into a house on the 1400 block of Rolling Rock Drive on Monday evening. They left with less than a gram of marijuana.

Man arrested in connection with car accidents in south Columbia

Police arrested Elgar Secundino on suspicion of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. 

Former Columbia resident sentenced to four years for sexual crimes

Shaun Dierker exchanged sexually explicit emails and texts with a detective he believed to be a 14-year-old boy, the Boone County Sheriff's Department says.

Iowa runaway still in the hospital after single-car crash near Hartsburg

Four of the five teenagers in the stolen car were reported runaways from Des Moines, Iowa.

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.

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