Members of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church in Hartsburg are nearly finished repairing the tombstones damaged by vandals June 26-27.
A medical examiner said the body, suspected to be Edward Acosta's, suffered injuries consistent with a fall.
A hiker discovered the remains of a body Friday night. Items belonging to Edward Acosta, who was reported missing on May 30, were found near the body. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The Department of Transportation warns Missourians of driveway paving scams.
The Columbia Police Department says four recent reports of shots fired are related. The separate incidents occurred within a one-and-a-quarter mile radius of one another.
At least three shots were fired early Thursday afternoon, no one was injured.
Vandals caused $2,000 worth of damage to tombstones at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church's cemetery in Hartsburg last weekend. The Boone County Sheriff's Department had no suspects Wednesday. Members of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church have started to repair some of the tombstones.
Police investigated several reports of shots fired Tuesday night, which they think are related to similar reports from Sunday, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
Seven days of proceedings in the Tausha L. Fields murder trial came to a close late Tuesday. After nearly nine hours of deliberation, the jury found Fields guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2004 death of Mitchell W. Kemp, one of her former husbands.
After a several-hour standoff, Duran Goto Pipes was arrested outside his apartment at 221 W. Broadway. A warrant had been issued for his arrest after an assault reported on June 14.
Melody R. Link, 49, pleaded guilty in March to a charge of second-degree statutory rape. She was arrested last year after an investigation into her relationship with a 16-year-old boy.
Shots were fired in the Hinkson Avenue and William Street area from one or two vehicles at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. There are no reported injuries.
Steven Rios, the former Columbia police officer convicted twice for the murder of Jesse Valencia, was denied an appeal Tuesday.
The Columbia Police Department plan to conduct compliance checks by sending underage people into businesses to attempt to buy alcohol.
As of Tuesday around noon, the jury was sent to deliberation for the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields. The verdict is to be based on what her involvement exactly was in the murder of Mitchell W. Kemp, one of her former husbands.
Tausha L. Fields faces life in prison in connection with the 2004 shooting death of her ex-husband, Mitchell Kemp. The jury began deliberations Tuesday morning.
Mubarak Hamed is the third Columbia defendant to plead guilty in a conspiracy to funnel money to Iraq in violation of federal sanctions.
Testimony in the Tausha L. Fields murder trial ended Monday. Fields did not take the stand. Proceedings will continue at 9 a.m. Tuesday with closing statements and jury deliberation.
Testimony focused on Tausha Fields’ involvement with detectives during the search for Mitchell Kemp’s body on the sixth day of Fields’ trial.
Police said Ashraf Habimana attempted to run over an officer with a vehicle that was reported stolen. He was arrested after colliding with a silver Dodge Stratus on Nifong Boulevard.