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Crime

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.

Missouri Senate backs harsher human trafficking rules

The new bill would mean harsher penalties and sue those convicted for more damages.

Woman sentenced for hindering prosecution in Red Roof Inn murder

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.

Senate proceeds with local control of St. Louis Police Department

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.

Charges added against Mexico, Mo., sexual assault suspect

The man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Mexico, Mo., Walmart was arrested on similar charges in Columbia.

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of robbery

Tyson A. Bartlett, 25, was arrested in connection with a robbery at the FastLane 66 convenience store on Roanoke Drive.

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