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Crime

City Council candidates agree public safety is top priority

Candidates discussed downtown cameras and pension plans for the Fire and Police departments.

Derrick Washington's domestic assault trial postponed

A trial for former MU tailback Derrick Washington, charged with two misdemeanor counts of third-degree domestic assault, has been rescheduled for March 30.

Suspect arrested on assault and armed criminal action charges

Commander: Army investigating assault complaints

A suit naming Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld could change the way the military handles rape and sexual assault cases in its ranks. The military has already hired dozens of additional investigators and prosecutors to assist with such cases.

UPDATE: Hate-crime suspect told police he was drunk during incident

Benjamin Elliott, the MU student arrested for allegedly writing racist graffiti on a statue outside Hatch Hall, claimed that he was drunk at the time of the incident. The Legion of Black Collegians will discuss the vandalism during their Senate meeting on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Student arrested in connection with graffiti incident

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton released a statement Saturday expressing the university's dismay and "zero tolerance" for racist acts. Bryan Like, president of MU's NAACP collegiate chapter, said he would like the university to take a stronger stand on the graffiti.

Fulton man arrested on charge of drug possession

Gerald Dean Wolfe was being held at Boone County Jail. His bond has not been set, but he has a $25,000 bond for a previous charge.

UPDATE: Racial slur written on sculpture outside Hatch

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton released a statement Saturday that commented on the university's zero tolerance policy. Bryan Like, president of MU's NAACP collegiate chapter, said he would like the university to take a greater stand on the graffiti.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in stabbing of homeless man

Columbia police arrested a man in connection to the assault of a homeless man after an altercation turned violent Thursday night. The Missouri United Methodist Church has increased its nightly security.

UPDATE: Police identify man arrested in stabbing of homeless man

A man has been arrested in connection to the assault of a homeless man after an altercation turned violent Thursday night.

Homeless man stabbed at Methodist church

A verbal confrontation between two homeless men turned into a stabbing, police said.

Columbia man arrested, charged with possessing child pornography

Investigators took two computers with pictures and video of children possibly as young as 3 years old.

Tougher sentences sought for alleged Kansas City gang members

Prosecutors and law enforcement want to reduce gang-related violence by increasing sentences for alleged gang members.

UPDATE: Two men arrested in connection with MU student robbery

Shane Calahan, 25, and Brandt William G. Feutz, 23, have been arrested in connection with the Feb. 1 crime.

Attorney general announces recommended changes to domestic violence laws

The Domestic Violence Task Force re-evaluated the state's domestic violence laws for the first time in 30 years.

Five injured in three-car collision on U.S. 63

Five people were taken to University Hospital on Saturday with minor injuries they received after a three-car collision south of Columbia.

UPDATE: Police say robbery suspect used victim's credit card

One of the suspects used a stolen credit card and was seen on a surveillance camera, according to the MU Police Department. Police are still looking for suspects.

Russ Carnahan campaign possibly target of fraud

Forty-two bogus checks defrauded the campaign out of $28,023, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.

MU student reports on-campus robbery

Police responded to a report of a strong-armed robbery near the intersection of South Ninth Street and Conley Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m., MU Police Captain Scott Richardson said. The investigation is ongoing.

MU student robbed at gunpoint

Police are still looking for two suspects.

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