Anthony Akins pleaded guilty to two reduced counts of second-degree murder Monday for the 2008 killing of two Steak 'n Shake employees.
The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad determined that the package, brought in by a worried Columbia resident from his home, was harmless.
Ricardo D. Thompson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree property damage and felony stealing, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
Four people were arrested May 26 in connection with the same crime after Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies served two search warrants.
James Clayton Dinwiddie, 49, was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with reports in May of child molestation and statutory sodomy.
Joseph Kreiser, 46, was arrested Friday morning on one count of possession of child pornography, according to a news release.
Ricky Lee Gaddy is expected to serve a life sentence for slaying Jerry Edward Schneider.
Ryan Bridger was granted a continuance Tuesday by Judge Deborah Daniels. Bridger is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Aletha M. Turner.
David Lee Maxwell was arrested early Tuesday morning on robbery and sodomy charges.
A 17-year-old male was taken to a local hospital after he was found by Columbia police with gunshot wounds in a vehicle that was leaving the scene.
Louis Michael Patti, 28, confessed at the traffic stop to involvement in two separate robberies of the pharmacy, a May 20 robbery of Boone County National Bank and a bank robbery in the Kansas City area.
The Missouri Attorney General's Office reported several incidents of asphalt scams, and the Boone County Sheriff's Department is urging residents to avoid unsolicited offers from home improvement salespeople.
An appeals hearing this week in Columbia is addressing the 1995 conviction of Mark Woodworth.
A Boone County judge will recommend to the Missouri Supreme Court whether Mark Woodworth, who was previously convicted of murder, deserves a retrial.
Two men who pleaded guilty to the 1989 kidnapping, rape and death of a Kansas City girl. They recently appealed to avoid the death penalty, but the court rejected their argumement.
Charles Erickson got a new attorney after Kathleen Zellner made a motion to drop him as a client. It was a preemptive move on Zellner's part in order to avoid a conflict of interest with co-defendant, Ryan Ferguson.
The 24-year-old, Larry McBride, was also arrested on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The burglaries occurred Thursday morning at several businesses in an east Columbia office complex.
Scam callers are asking for credit card or bank information for the Columbia Police Department or the Columbia Police Officers Association.
After past convictions and a gun- and drug-related arrest in April, Shawn Michael Turner is wanted for not reporting a change of address, in addition to probation and parole violations.