Columbia businesses victims of armed robbery; no arrests made

Bocomo Bay and Church's Chicken were robbed Saturday. It was the second time Bocomo Bay has been robbed in the past two days.

UPDATE: Boone County businesses victims of armed robbery; no arrests made

Two more business were robbed Saturday night. The investigations are ongoing. No one has been injured.

Smoke shop robber matches description of two Thursday robberies

An armed man who robbed Bocomo Bay smoke shop on Wilkes Boulevard on Friday night matched the description from two Thursday night robberies.

Bones found washed up near Easley part of display model

Two men found what they believed to be skeletal remains Thursday night while walking on River Road near Easley. After examination, the bones were confirmed to be part of a skeletal anatomical display model. 

Break Time, Ballenger Liquor robbed in 20 minutes

No one was harmed during the robberies.

Woman injured in rollover accident on I-70 Drive

The driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and slid into a ditch. Her injuries were non-life threatening.

Columbia man seriously injured after motorcycle accident

Christopher Meives was taken to University Hospital after being ejected from his motorcycle. As of Friday, there was no information on his current condition.

Cattle rustling increases in southwest Missouri

In the past six weeks, 177 head of cattle have been stolen from six farms in Jasper County. Thefts have also been reported in Barton, Lawrence and Dade counties.

Columbia man charged with possession and promotion of child pornography

Videos of child pornography were found during a Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force investigation. The investigation has not been completed, but a man has been charged.

UPDATE: Rob Sanders, a veteran policeman, was fired from the department

Officer Rob Sanders was fired Wednesday after an internal affairs investigation into his use of excessive force against Kenneth Baker, 38, a Columbia resident. Sanders, a patrol officer, was an 18-year veteran of the department.

Missouri judge to revisit Paula Hall murder conviction

Her attorney argued that the conviction should be overturned because errors by the prosecutor violated Hall's due process rights. Prosecutors said the errors did not affect the outcome of the trial.

Derrick Washington found guilty of deviate sexual assault

The former Missouri running back was charged with the Class C felony in connection to an incident that occurred on June 19, 2010. He could face up to 7 years in prison.

Columbia police officer fired over use of excessive force in holding cell

Holding cell tapes of the Aug. 15 incident show a man who had just been pepper-sprayed during his arrest being violently pushed down and injured by the officer.

UPDATE: Former roommate backs testimony of Washington's accuser

On Wednesday, a former roommate of the woman accusing former MU football player Derrick Washington acknowledged under cross-examination that she did not initially tell campus police about Washington's alleged actions.

Two men rob Break Time on Nebraska Avenue

Two men robbed a Break Time convenience store early Wednesday morning, fired a gun into the shelves and took money and cigarettes.

Ex-Missouri House member fined for campaign violations

Talibdin "T.D." El-Amin of St. Louis has been fined more than $500,000 for violations going back to 2006. He was recently released from federal prison on corruption charges. 

Cape Girardeau man to be sentenced for stealing Kinder's car

Jacob Shepard, 18, pleaded guilty to stealing Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's car and ramming it into a brick wall. Shepard could spend up to seven years in prison for stealing and four years for property damage.

Three Kansas City residents shot to death

Two men and one woman were found shot to death in a home early Tuesday morning. This is the second triple-homicide in three days in Kansas City.

Columbia Police Department audit finds 'loose' regulation of firearms

Two shotguns and a shotgun barrel remain unaccounted for after an audit of the department's weapons, and a company has been hired to suggest improvements to the agency's property room policies.

Another defendant in Hobson shooting gets 15 years

A St. Louis man was sentenced on Monday for his role in the robbery of Aaron Hobson, who was shot to death in the parking lot of a south Columbia convenience store last fall.