Search warrant yields large amount of cocaine

Police recovered 98 grams of powder cocaine, 110 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Ryan Ferguson case stays in spotlight despite setbacks in court

Ryan Ferguson's case continues to draw national attention with a "Dateline NBC" episode set to air Friday night, but his progress toward a new trial is indiscernible.

Former NBA player arrested for gun in St. Louis airport

Darius Miles was arrested Wednesday after a loaded gun was found in an X-ray during his security screening. He was later released, and no charges have been filed.

Peppers Nightclub reopens after health violations, still faces injunction

The county is seeking an injunction to close the business for one year.

Ted Bundy's DNA to be added to national database

A vial of serial killer Ted Bundy's blood was found in a county clerk's office in Florida. The discovery could potentially solve cold cases from the 1970s.

Columbia man arrested after discovery of drugs at his home

Police served a warrant Tuesday to 4265 W. Bethany Drive after an investigation led them to believe there was a drug distribution occurring, according to a police department news release. 

Hackers leak personal information of 73 Columbia law enforcement officers

More than 7,000 officers’ personal information was released by hacker group AntiSec, and the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association homepage has been down since last week.

Police and citizens review board given deadline to settle differences

Mayor Bob McDavid identified seven key differences of opinion between the Columbia Police Department and the Citizen's Police Review Board at Monday's council meeting.

Peppers Nightclub owner charged with multiple offenses

Karon Rowe, owner of Peppers Nightclub, was released from jail after posting a $9,500 bond. She was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful conversion of food stamps and promoting prostitution.

Judge rules 'Alligator man' can have his gators back

A Boone County judge ruled Friday that Ken Henderson can have his reptiles back on the condition that he creates a more permanent home for them in Jackson County.

Linked shootings prompted formation of gang task force

 A task force was created on the suggestion of Lt. Ken Gregory on Friday, July 22, and began work on Monday. Its work led to 11 arrests this week.

Cause of Cosmo-Bethel Park fire likely 'smoking material'

Tuesday evening's fire at Cosmo-Bethel Park was determined Friday to be caused by "improperly disposed of smoking material." Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief James Weaver said the department is not investigating the fire further.

Defense wins motion in Kahler slaying case

Chief Judge Phillip Fromme of the Osage County District Court ruled that evidence about a relationship between Kraig Kahler's wife and another woman can be heard during his trial.

Defendant in Hobson killing pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Daron Peal, 23, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 12. Peal and seven other defendants were arrested Oct. 23 in connection with the killing of Aaron Hobson.

Robbery reported at Martinsburg Bank in Columbia

Police are searching for a man who robbed Martinsburg Bank on Wednesday afternoon.

Police seek suspects in Jimmy John's armed robbery

Police have not yet identified two males who demanded money from employees and then left the scene on foot with an as yet undisclosed sum of money.

Police seek suspects in attempted armed robbery at Taco Bell

Columbia police said they are looking for two men described as suspects in an attempted armed robbery at a Taco Bell on Monday night.

Juror questioning opens in trial of former Water and Light chief Kraig Kahler

Nearly 300 prospective jurors were interviewed using a questionnaire about 20 pages long at Lyndon High School in Lyndon, Kan.

Cole County judge dismisses claim in Ryan Ferguson's latest appeal

Part of Ferguson's latest appeal for release from prison or a new trial was dismissed Friday by Judge Daniel Green.

Columbia police begin using downtown security cameras

Cameras installed in four locations in downtown Columbia will begin recording for police use Friday.