Columbia Police Department to crack down on impaired drivers Sept. 19-25

Policet didn't disclose the location or date of this weekend's checkpoint.

Callaway County sheriff: Close proximity of two homicides rare

Sheriff Dennis Crane said two unrelated incidents on Sept. 2 and Sept. 9 in which three people were killed were rare for Callaway County.

US violent crimes decrease by 12 percent

There were 3.8 million violent crimes last year, down from 4.3 million in 2009, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The violent crime rate has fallen by 70 percent since 1993.

Police to implement extra enforcement for Child Passenger Safety Week

Missouri law enforcement officers are teaming up for Child Passenger Safety Week. According to the National Institutes of Health, car accidents are the leading cause of accidental death among children.

Man in Kansas City airport bomb scare has detention hearing

The Pennsylvania man was taken into custody on charges that he tried to take a fake bomb through the airport security checkpoint. The hearing scheduled for Thursday will determine whether he will continue to be detained.

Three caught in Puerto Vallarta indicted over U.S. bank robberies

The three Macon residents were arrested in Mexico and deported the next day. Prosecutors said the suspects are linked to a holdup at a Columbia bank and a robbery of a credit union in Texas.

Police report numerous catalytic converter thefts

The Columbia Police Department and MU Police alert residents of increasing catalytic converter thefts in major parking lots around the city.


Three arrested in Mexico for Columbia bank robbery

A woman and two men were arrested in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in connection with the July 8 robbery of Merchants & Farmers Bank in Columbia.

Police internal affairs looking into August holding cell incident

Though no complaint was filed by the person being held, the Columbia Police Department is investigating an incident that took place in August in a police holding cell after an officer raised concerns about it. 

Sonic on Business Loop robbed early Tuesday morning

A man approached a Sonic employee while opening the restaurant claiming he had a gun before he ran off with some money.

Man calls charges in Kansas City airport bomb hoax 'absurd'

Anthony Falco Jr., who was charged in connection with trying to take a fake bomb through a security checkpoint at Kansas City International Airport on Sunday, told judges the affidavit was wrong. 

MU's Ellis Library staff still cleaning after Saturday morning fire

The sprinkler system that saved much of the library’s collection also caused most of the damage.

UPDATE: Defendant in Hobson homicide sentenced to 45 years

Daron Martez Peal, the supposed shooter in the death of Aaron Hobson last October, was sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder and 20 years for armed criminal action, to be served consecutively.

Callaway County has third homicide of September

Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said the incidents are not thought to be related.

PHOTO GALLERY: At inside look at fire damage to Ellis Library

MU's main library is expected to reopen Tuesday morning.

Woman attempts to smuggle marijuana into Moberly jail, police say

A monitored phone conversation between the woman and an inmate revealed that she'd promised to bring him some "Scooby snacks," according to police.

Shooter receives 45-year sentence for role in Hobson killing

Daron Peal, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in July, was sentenced Monday.

Ellis Library to reopen Tuesday after Saturday morning fire

An MU spokesman said the library will remain closed Monday but will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

UPDATE: Weapon found after traffic stop near Hickman High School, three arrested

Students were not allowed near the area while police searched the car. Police found a marijuana blunt and a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun during their search.

Warning lifted from Hickman High School

Police detained three people after an incident stemming from a traffic stop on Business Loop 70 East.