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Crime

Jury 'opt out' policy could be key to new Ferguson trial

If Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green deems the jury selection process to have been unconstitutional, a new trial could automatically be granted.

Karen Kahler's siblings will be able to watch trial

Chief Judge Phillip Fromme ruled that Bill Hetrick and Lynn Denton could be in the courtroom except during the testimony of Sean Kahler, Karen and James Kraig Kahler’s surviving son.

Former Columbia firefighter released from jail on bond

Joseph Roush said he was involved in some parts of incident but denied involvement in others.

Nixon signs bill authorizing drug testing for welfare recipients

People who refuse to be checked, and those who test positive and do not complete a substance abuse program, will be ineligible for benefits through the welfare program for three years.

Cole County judge could grant new hearing for Ryan Ferguson

Two key witnesses who testified against Ferguson in 2005 are now saying they lied.

Stevens granted jury trial continuance in school handgun case

Alonzo Terell Stevens, who was charged with possessing a loaded handgun at Douglass High School, was granted a continuance for a jury trial until July 28.

Columbia Police seeking suspects in bank robbery

Three people were identified by police Monday in connection with a robbery Friday at the Merchants and Farmers Bank in Columbia.

Shooting on Sylvan Lane leaves one injured

An 18-year old man was shot in the hip at his home.

Man robs Merchants and Farmers Bank

 A man left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

Former Kansas City-area cop charged with two counts of murder

A former Kansas City-area cop is charged with murdering two women and raping a third. Prosecutors said DNA evidence links Jeffrey Dean Moreland to the attacks.

Man arrested Tuesday after shots fired in north Columbia

The man arrested was charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

Columbia police receive more firework complaints than usual

Columbia police kept busy with 337 firework complaints during the weekend, but there were no fatalities on the roads of Boone County.

Springfield police might revive reserve force

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams said his department is having difficulty filling all positions, and he sees a role for volunteers in helping serve and protect the city.

 

Deputies investigating stabbing of Columbia man inside Peppers Nightclub

The man told police he was assaulted on the dance floor, but he was unable to provide any other information about the suspect.

Missouri seeks to analyze criminal sentences

A nonprofit group will attempt to create a data-driven report on the relationship between Missouri's sentencing and its recidivism rate.

Kylan Stubler still missing, fails to appear in court

It's been more than two months since Kylan Stubler disappeared. As his family and friends hope for his return, a police investigation has turned up no good leads.

Man arrested early Friday on suspicion of knife attack

A man was treated for a large laceration near his right eye and various cuts around his body.

Suspect arrested in connection with knife stabbing

A 19-year-old was taken to the hospital with a collapsed lung after a large fight downtown Thursday night.

Man leads police on 50-mile chase from Farmington to Arnold

The man was caught on Interstate 55 south of St. Louis.

Ex-police officer John Krivokapich pleads guilty to child pornography charges

John Krivokapich of Stockton, Calif., pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in a case involving a 15-year-old-girl from Tipton, Mo.

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