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Crime

Two inmates escape St. Louis detention center using homemade rope

A corrections officer went to check the cell before the breakout and the inmates told the officer they were exercising.

Sheriff's Department wants public's help on Coleman homicide case

The Boone County Sheriff's Department continues to seek a second suspect in the shooting death of Donnell Coleman, and it hopes the public has information that would help.

Columbia man turns self in for slaying

Deangelo T. Grant, 26, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action in connection with the slaying of Donnell Gregory "Klap" Coleman,

Man charged in shooting death north of Columbia

The Boone County prosecuting attorney charged a 26-year-old man in the death of Donnell Coleman.

Missouri insurers say 15,000 cars stolen in 2010

Almost half the thefts reported occurred in St. Louis or Kansas City. The Ford Taurus was the most targeted vehicle, according to the Missouri Insurance Information Service.

Sheriff's deputies investigating homicide in north Columbia

Boone County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting death of Donnell Gregory Coleman, 27. Emergency personnel were called to a shooting incident around 11:35 p.m. Sunday.

Columbia police report shots fired at Vandiver Drive Waffle House

Ten shots were fired on Sunday morning at the Waffle House on Vandiver Drive, according to Columbia police. No injuries were reported.

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.

 

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