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Crime

Increased law enforcement presence nets DWI arrests over weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Boone County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department made a total of 17 DWI arrests this past weekend.  

Slain man's friends raise money for reward

Jon Spurling's friends and family members gathered at the Pinnacles Youth Park on Sunday to raise reward money for information and awareness of their friend's slaying.

Boone County National Bank robbed in Columbia

A K-9 unit and video surveillance were used to track a man suspected of robbing the bank's West Broadway branch Friday afternoon.

Sub Shop delivery driver robbed

A Sub Shop delivery driver was robbed Thursday night by a man with a baseball bat, police said.

More than $25,000 worth of goods missing from MU Bookstore Distribution Center

Twenty-eight MacBook Pros have been reported stolen from the University Bookstore Distribution Center on Rock Quarry Road.

Kahler found guilty of capital murder, four counts of first-degree murder

“He murdered them all, one by one,” Assistant Attorney General Amy Hanley said of Kraig Kahler during her closing argument. “He killed his family because they were no longer perfect.”

Suspect wanted in Days Inn shooting

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was shot in the chest, but the wounds are not considered life threatening, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Kahler capable of premeditation despite depression, psychiatrist says

On Wednesday, a Kansas City psychiatrist contradicted his partner's Tuesday testimony, saying that Kraig Kahler was capable of premeditation in spite of his psychological problems.

Masked man with gun robs West Boulevard FastLane

An armed, masked robber targeted a convenience store Tuesday night.

Psychiatrist says Kahler was 'severely mentally impaired' when shooting occurred

A Kansas City-based psychiatrist testified that the murder suspect "couldn't refrain from doing what he did." But under cross examination, he confirmed that Kahler referred to his daughter as "rotting corpses."

UPDATE: Kahler's physician says he didn't determine that Kahler had panic attacks

An update on Monday's testimonies for the Kahler trial. Kraig Kahler's doctor, along with Don and Marina Coulter, friends of Kraig and Karen Kahler from Weatherford, Texas, testified.

Co-defendant Deshon Houston pleads guilty in Hobson case

Deshon Houston, one of eight co-defendants in Hobson's case, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery Monday.

Watkins to testify in Kahler trial

DNA, bloodstain and firearms examiners' evidence places Kahler at shootings

A former DNA investigator testified that Kraig Kahler's blood was found at the murder scene.

KBI agent says Kahler showed no curiosity about why he'd been arrested

The prosecution played a videotaped deposition of Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent Bill Halverson, who interviewed James Kraig Kahler the day of his arrest.

Kahler's father, brother say he made disturbing statements in weeks before shootings

James Kraig Kahler's brother and father told the Osage County District Court on Thursday afternoon that Kraig Kahler said he "might go out in a blaze of glory" and that he had "terrible thoughts."

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of cyber crimes

Sunny Reese testifies her relationship with Kahler's wife never a secret

Sunny Reese talked about how Kraig Kahler became increasingly agitated about the romantic relationship between Reese and Karen Kahler, especially when they made it clear he couldn't become part of it.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of counterfeiting, marijuana possession

Jamaal Levon West, who has been the subject of an investigation since April, was arrested Tuesday night.

Defense attorney shows Kahler did not take prescribed medication

Defense attorney Tom Haney showed that Kraig Kahler never took the clonazepam pills he'd been prescribed for seizures and panic attacks, laying the groundwork for the argument that his client was mentally unstable at the time of the crime.

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