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Crime

Sixth defendant pleads not guilty to Hobson murder

Leo Demarcus Roland is one of eight defendants charged with the second-degree robbery and second-degree murder of Aaron Hobson in October.

Gas station on West Ash robbed at gunpoint

Police continue searching for four suspects in a robbery that occurred early Monday morning at the Phillips 66 Petro Mart on Ash Street.

Missouri group home owner, wife sentenced in fraud case

Robert J. DuPont Jr., 66, was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in Springfield. His 75-year-old wife, LaVerne DuPont, was sentenced to five years' probation.

Unknown callers scam Columbia man into transferring money

Two unknown callers posing as a Columbia man's grandson and a Mexico City, Mexico, official scammed the man into thinking he was sending money to his grandson in jail. 

Aurdrain County teen pleads guilty in Ohio drifter's death

Jordan Harvey, 16, helped his family kill a man when he was 14. Though he was facing an adult charge, his plea deal means he'll be sentenced as a juvenile for second-degree murder.

Missouri press opposes bill to make crime scene photos closed records

The Missouri Press Association says a bill that would severely limit records to crime scene images is detrimental to a free press and an open government.

Citizens Police Review Board reviews complaint protocol

Complaints against police officers are dropped if an officer leaves the police department. The Citizens Police Review Board is considering changing this protocol.

Johnny Wright sentenced to 30 years for 1976 Doisy murder

Wright, 66, was convicted in January of killing Columbia waitress Becky Doisy. He won't be eligible for parole for 12 years. His attorney is planning an appeal.

Missouri bill would close graphic crime images

To view the images, a person would have to get written permission from the victim's family or a court order.

Sheriff: Bad divorce led to triple slaying-suicide

John Hufford, 50, killed two people, his wife and himself Saturday afternoon.

Four arrested in connection with Boone County meth lab

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested four people after finding a methamphetamine lab Friday afternoon.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of possessing meth, ecstasy

He was being held in the Boone County Jail without bond.

Man's body found in alley in California, Mo.

Police say contractors working on a nearby house found the body early Thursday. An autopsy will be performed in Columbia; the man has not yet been identified.

 

Data: MU men cited more than women for alcohol violations

Data from MU show that men are more likely than women to be disciplined for breaking laws or school rules against alcohol and substance abuse. This likelihood is in line with a trend across the nation.

Man arrested after pushing vehicle off road on Scott Boulevard

Police said the man was also involved in an incident of tailgating and yelling at another vehicle earlier on I-70 Drive Southwest.

Police searching for Ramada Inn robber

The robber fled the Ramada Inn on Conley Road on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Woman escapes three men after attempted robbery

Three men attempted a robbery at gunpoint after meeting a woman at an apartment on Demaret Drive for a transaction.

Woman arrested, charged with assault of two others

A woman faces several charges, including assault and burglary, after a physical encounter with her estranged husband, police say.

Callaway County man arrested on suspicion of armed robbery

A man from Callaway County turned himself in to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. He is suspected of committing an armed robbery.

Burglaries during spring break up slightly from 2010

There were 16 reported burglaries during MU's spring break between March 26 and April 4. There were fewer commercial burglaries during the week than in 2010.

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