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Crime

No injuries reported in pharmacy armed burglary

Flo's Pharmacy was robbed Thursday morning.

Steven Rios seeks new trial for 2004 murder of MU student

Rios was convicted in 2005 for killing MU student Jesse Valencia. He was granted a second trial in 2008 after some testimony in the first trial was determined to be hearsay. Now, he claims his counsel in his second trial was ineffective.

Shots fired at passing vehicle on I-70

Responding to a call Tuesday night, Columbia police found a car with several bullet holes. The driver was uninjured.

Jimmy John's delivery driver robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning

Columbia police said the robber took the victim's wallet and ran away. The victim was not injured.

Shots fired in southern Columbia early Monday morning

The shots were heard on Apple Tree Court, off Southampton Drive, at about 2:05 a.m. on Monday.

Sobriety checkpoint, saturation patrol increases planned for Columbia this week

In order to impede intoxicated driving, the Columbia Police Department will hold a sobriety checkpoint and increase saturation patrols as part of the "You Drink & Drive. You Lose." campaign.

Two men arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault

Police arrested two men Saturday morning after a disturbance involving brass knuckles. As of Monday evening, the men are being held at the Boone County Jail.

New public information officer for Columbia police begins work

Officer Latisha Stroer is one of two new public information officers for the Columbia Police Department.  

Wright sentencing in Doisy case moved to April

Johnny Wright faces 10 to 30 years in prison for the death of Becky Doisy, a 23-year old MU student who disappeared in 1976.

Man arrested in connection with shooting in northern Boone County home

A struggle over a shotgun at a party sent one man to University Hospital with nonlife threatening injuries.

Testimonies in Reid sexual misconduct case under consideration

Jon Paul Reid, accused of statutory rape of his 12-year-old adopted daughter, left a hearing Friday after a judge granted him permission. The use of testimonies from the girl's mother and 14-year-old brother are under consideration.

Student charged with writing racist graffiti outside Hatch Residence Hall

Benjamin Elliott, 18, was charged with second-degree property damage motivated by discrimination.

Boone County Sheriff's Department makes felony drug arrest

The two men were pulled over for speeding late Wednesday night, and a consented search of the car led to the discovery of a felony amount of marijuana, officers said.

Police: Columbia driver hits pedestrian at College Avenue and Rollins Street

The pedestrian was transported to University Hospital, and a court summons was issued to the driver.

Columbia man charged with three counts of possessing child pornography

The police received a tip and were led to a computer in Joel W. Hartenbower's home. They found pictures and videos of children engaged in sexual acts.

Student, professor assaulted at Missouri School of Journalism

Two people were assaulted early Tuesday afternoon in the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU.

Boone County Sheriff's Department conducts sobriety checkpoint

The Boone County Sheriff's Department and Hallsville Police Department conducted a  checkpoint Saturday night in the 5800 block of St. Charles Road. In all, 13 people were arrested.

Sheriff's Department units in process of moving to new building

After two years of planning and construction, three units from the Boone County Sheriff's Department will move to a new building as early as this month.

Columbia woman charged with possession of child pornography

Kristen Lamb, 20, turned herself in to authorities Friday after an investigation into the distribution of child pornography from a computer in the Columbia area.

Evidence links man who committed suicide to sexual assault

Columbia police said evidence links Todd Rehkop tothe sexual assault that occurred on Conley Road on Tuesday night. 

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