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.
The new bill would mean harsher penalties and sue those convicted for more damages.
Nicole Palmer was sentenced Monday to five years of supervised probation in connection with the 2009 murder of Nicole Crumby at the Red Roof Inn. She was charged because she provided transportation to Blake Logan, who pled guilty to shooting Crumby.
A Senate Financial Committee approved the bill that would allow the City of St. Louis to take control of its police department over from the state.
The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Mexico, Mo., Walmart was arrested on similar charges in Columbia.
Tyson A. Bartlett, 25, was arrested in connection with a robbery at the FastLane 66 convenience store on Roanoke Drive.
Colin E. Greeson, 22, was arrested on suspicion of the unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree assault.
Lorne Beers, 44, was arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault. Columbia police assisted the Mexico, Mo., Public Safety Department in the arrest.
One of three men charged with vandalizing Rock Bridge High School pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second degree property damage. The men were Hickman High School students at the time of the crime.
Tony Lewis was scheduled to be in court on Monday, but the appearance was moved to April 4. He is one of eight men charged in connection with the cousin of MU football player Trey Hobson.
The photos, from a surveillance camera, show the two men who are being sought in the robbery of a FastLane 66 convenience store on Friday.
The robbers left the FastLane 66 convenience store, taking an undisclosed amount of cash.
Terrell Edwards, 28, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon in the March 12 death of 24-year-old Cortez Bellamy.
Norman "Paul" Nolen was found dead in his car Wednesday. Nolen was a research fellow in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.
On Tuesday, the Western District Court of Appeals upheld the October 24, 2009, conviction of William Clinch in the murder of his brother-in-law Jeremy Bohannon.
Columbia police arrested 14 drivers on DWI charges March 16-20 as part of the statewide "You Drink & Drive, You Lose" campaign.
A third continuance was granted Monday in former MU tailback Derrick Washington's deviate sexual assault case. His attorney says continuances are "normal."
MU police received two reports of indecent exposure over the weekend. One was near Stankowski Field and the other near the Hitt Street parking garage.
Columbia police arrested Robert L. Carter, 18, this past Friday on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and armed criminal action.
An Ashland man was arrested Thursday night in Columbia's Blue Acres Mobile Home Park in connection with a sexual assault at a party in December 2009.