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Crime

No suspect yet in Tuesday stabbing

 The male victim, who was stabbed in the back with a 6-inch blade, was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

Police and review board to talk about improving their relationship

Mayor Bob McDavid has asked the police and the board to submit reports on the "current status" of the review board along with recommendations for what the City Council should do about the board.

Man arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct at Ellis Library

As of Tuesday, no charges had been brought against a man suspected of exposing himself to an occupant of an adjacent stall in an Ellis Library restroom.

Boone County Animal Control confiscates reptiles from 'alligator man'

The "alligator man," Ken Henderson, is charged with suspicion of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment. Boone County Animal Control requested that he pay a nearly $2,600 fine at a court hearing Monday.

Homeowners report intruders entering unlocked cars in Sunrise Estates

Five residents of the Sunrise Estates subdivision reported their cars had been looked through by intruders. One person reported theft.

Four people arrested in connection with Eastgate Apartments armed robbery

Four people were arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action at Eastgate Apartments.

Police still looking for man who robbed Jimmy John's Friday

At about 10:54 p.m. Friday night, a man entered the back of the Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches as the assistant manager and two other employees were leaving, said Dave Hestir, director of marketing for Jimmy John’s stores in Columbia.

Additional victims sought in child pornography case

Columbia Police Department investigators said there might be additional victims.

Accident kills two pedestrians on eastbound Interstate 70 shoulder

Edward Taggart, 72, and Gilbert L. Love, 73, were struck by a car near mile marker 129.6. Earl William Hutcherson was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Missouri Ozarks campground owner sued in drug case

A Missouri Ozarks campground owner is facing accusations of purveying an illicit drug scene. A four-year state and federal investigation found "open sales" of various drugs at Camp Zoe.

Wallis named district defender for Boone County public defender trial office

David Wallis will take over his new position as the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether overloaded public defender offices, such as Boone County’s, can turn away cases if the effectiveness of counsel is undermined.

Ex-Missouri jailer sentenced for inmate assaults

Veron Wilson received the maximum sentence for violating the civil rights of four inmates and lying to the FBI.

Woman arrested after reports of suspicious activity

Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested Elizabeth Moffett, 36, after receiving reports of a suspicious person in the 1300 block of Wagon Trail Heights.

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.

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