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The prosecution has recommended a sentence of 20 years for Patrick Marshall. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight says members of the victim's family have been supportive of plea deals for the two defendants who've pleaded guilty.
Mayor Sly James had gone to the Plaza to witness for himself the crowds of teens and preteens whose presence has prompted worries.
Dale Helmig has always maintained his innocence in the 1993 death of 55-year-old Norma Helmig.
Sean Kahler is expected to testify on Monday in the capital murder trial of his father, former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler.
Columbia police were looking for a man who robbed the Regions Bank on South Providence Road on Saturday morning, a spokeswoman said.
The 15 men and women selected for the jury in the trial of former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler will begin hearing witness testimony Monday morning.
Suspects arrested in the SWAT raid at 3709 Blue Cedar Lane have been announced.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of armed criminal action and first degree robbery.
Police arrested two Columbia residents after finding a meth lab in a residence Wednesday night, and relatives took custody of a 4-year-old boy who was at the home.
Two were injured in the assault at one house, police said, and the suspects were arrested at a second location.
The program, called 4-H Living Interactive Family Education, works to improve the relationships between children and incarcerated parents through "enhanced visitation," which involves more interaction than normal prison visitation.
A Columbia man in jail on previous charges now also faces an additional charge of second-degree statutory rape, according to police.
Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green said the court will hear new evidence from the defense of Ryan Ferguson in his latest legal effort to to get a new trial. Ferguson was convicted in 2005 in the killing of Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt.
The Osage County District Court picked 52 prospective jurors for the capital murder trial of former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler. The court will narrow the group down Friday to 12 jurors and three alternates.
Some potential jurors knew too much about the case against former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler — and had firmly set opinions about the charges against him: four counts of capital murder in connection with the slayings of his estranged wife, her grandmother and his two daughters.
The trial of James Kraig Kahler of Meriden is scheduled to last at least three weeks in Osage County District Court. If convicted, Kahler could receive the death penalty, which is by lethal injection under Kansas law.
Police recovered 98 grams of powder cocaine, 110 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Ryan Ferguson's case continues to draw national attention with a "Dateline NBC" episode set to air Friday night, but his progress toward a new trial is indiscernible.
Darius Miles was arrested Wednesday after a loaded gun was found in an X-ray during his security screening. He was later released, and no charges have been filed.