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Crime

Derrick Washington's sexual assault hearing delayed until May

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 investigating indecent exposure reports

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.

Final suspect arrested in 2009 robbery case

Columbia police arrested Robert L. Carter, 18, this past Friday on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Ashland man arrested in connection with 2009 sexual assault

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.

Columbia man convicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Eric Scott McCauley could serve between five years in federal prison without parole to 45 years in federal prison without parole, under federal statutes.

Defense attorneys seek to bar Alyssa Bustamante's statements

Alyssa Bustamante was charged with slaying of a 9-year-old girl in fall 2009. She has pleaded not guilty and will face trial in June. 

St. Louis motorist dies when shot by stray bullet

Gunfire between a group of people and a vehicle resulted in the shooting of a passing-by motorist Thursday night in St. Louis.

Police determine multiple shots fired Wednesday were gang-related

The police have determined that four shots-fired incidents are related to gang activity.

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.

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