Change in domestic violence law eases orders of protection

A new law that went into effect Sunday will make it easier for victims of domestic violence to remain protected from their abusers.

Alleged child molester arrested in Rocheport

A Rocheport man was arrested on suspicion of child molestation on Tuesday. He was being held in the Boone County Jail on Tuesday awaiting bond to be set on three counts of first-degree child molestation.

MU alumna Jennifer Wilson killed in South Carolina

An MU graduate working in teacher education was killed Sunday in South Carolina. Jennifer Wilson, 36, had recently earned tenure at the University of South Carolina, where she taught since leaving Missouri in 2005.

Man pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

A Columbia man pleaded guilty on counts of child pornography possession and distribution. The Cyber Crimes Task Force investigated the case. 

Two more plead to Springfield man's killing

Theresa Rash and Jeff Bloom admitted taking part in the stabbing of Rash's husband, Stephen Rash. Theresa Rash and Bloom were having an affair at the time of the crime.

Guns, drugs seized from smoke shop owner's home

The Boone County Sheriff's Department found illegal drugs, firearms and several hundred thousand dollars at the home of the owner of the BoCoMo Bay smoke shop, a detective said. Kevin Bay had an outstanding warrant in Stoddard County, according to the department.

Man says he was robbed at gunpoint in East Campus

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred early Monday morning.

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