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Crime

Defendant in Hobson killing pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Daron Peal, 23, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 12. Peal and seven other defendants were arrested Oct. 23 in connection with the killing of Aaron Hobson.

Robbery reported at Martinsburg Bank in Columbia

Police are searching for a man who robbed Martinsburg Bank on Wednesday afternoon.

Police seek suspects in Jimmy John's armed robbery

Police have not yet identified two males who demanded money from employees and then left the scene on foot with an as yet undisclosed sum of money.

Police seek suspects in attempted armed robbery at Taco Bell

Columbia police said they are looking for two men described as suspects in an attempted armed robbery at a Taco Bell on Monday night.

Juror questioning opens in trial of former Water and Light chief Kraig Kahler

Nearly 300 prospective jurors were interviewed using a questionnaire about 20 pages long at Lyndon High School in Lyndon, Kan.

Cole County judge dismisses claim in Ryan Ferguson's latest appeal

Part of Ferguson's latest appeal for release from prison or a new trial was dismissed Friday by Judge Daniel Green.

Columbia police begin using downtown security cameras

Cameras installed in four locations in downtown Columbia will begin recording for police use Friday. 

Wrongfully convicted Missouri man awarded $15.5 million

Ted White was freed in 2005 after a legal battle that began in 1998 when he was wrongfully accused of molesting his stepdaughter.

Defendant in Hobson killing denied home detention

Lee Carter's $1 million cash only bond was changed to a $1 million bond. The case's seven other defendants have upcoming court dates through October 31.

UPDATE: Arrest made in Blind Boone shooting

No suspect yet in Tuesday stabbing

 The male victim, who was stabbed in the back with a 6-inch blade, was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

Police and review board to talk about improving their relationship

Mayor Bob McDavid has asked the police and the board to submit reports on the "current status" of the review board along with recommendations for what the City Council should do about the board.

Man arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct at Ellis Library

As of Tuesday, no charges had been brought against a man suspected of exposing himself to an occupant of an adjacent stall in an Ellis Library restroom.

Boone County Animal Control confiscates reptiles from 'alligator man'

The "alligator man," Ken Henderson, is charged with suspicion of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment. Boone County Animal Control requested that he pay a nearly $2,600 fine at a court hearing Monday.

Homeowners report intruders entering unlocked cars in Sunrise Estates

Five residents of the Sunrise Estates subdivision reported their cars had been looked through by intruders. One person reported theft.

Four people arrested in connection with Eastgate Apartments armed robbery

Four people were arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action at Eastgate Apartments.

Police still looking for man who robbed Jimmy John's Friday

At about 10:54 p.m. Friday night, a man entered the back of the Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches as the assistant manager and two other employees were leaving, said Dave Hestir, director of marketing for Jimmy John’s stores in Columbia.

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.

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