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2 men arrested in robbery of U.S. Cellular in Columbia

Jamaar L. Curtis, 31, and Antonio L. Banks, 22, were arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery, felonious restraint and armed criminal action.

Ellis Library arsonist sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison

Christopher Kelley, who was found guilty of starting fires in MU's Ellis Library and a Stephens College classroom, was sentenced to more than six years in prison.

 

Columbia arsonist who set fires to MU's Ellis Library and a Stephens College facility faces a lengthy sentence. Christopher C. Kelley

Columbia residents robbed in home at gunpoint

Two men armed with a handgun forcibly entered a home Thursday in southern Columbia.

Two men rob U.S. Cellular with handgun

Two men stole money and cellphones from the U.S. Cellular store on Grindstone Parkway, police said. No one was injured.

Two Columbia men arrested in connection with attempted burglary, assault

A Boone County Sheriff's Department news release describes an incident where two men entered a residence in the 1800 block of Prathersville Road without permission, after being told a man they knew was inside the residence.

Man struck with bottle during attempted robbery near Hickman High

Nothing was taken from the victim and he was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Sturgeon man seriously injured after downtown Columbia stabbing incident

The victim was taken to a local hospital for a serious knife wound.

Man shot in armed robbery, no arrest has been made

A man was hospitalized with a gun shot wound to the shoulder after an armed robbery early Thursday morning in northeast Columbia.

Sturgeon man wanted for allegedly bilking relatives out of $109,000

The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office on Jan. 3 issued a warrant for Farrel Gene Pride, 44, for alleged financial exploitation of the elderly.

Columbia man arrested after threatening 2 women, infant with knives

The man resisted arrest until a Taser was deployed. He was not injured from Taser deployment.


Derrick Copelin back in Boone County after being arrested in New Orleans

Derrick Copelin is one of three suspects connected to the Jan. 2 death of Dontay Tolston. 

Suspect charged in Saturday shooting, in which two people were injured

Damerian Cheatum, 17, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

UPDATE: Police arrest teen in shooting that injured two near Optimist Park

Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect for Saturday's shooting that left two men injured.

UPDATE: 44 Stone House restaurant damaged in shooting early Sunday

A bullet shattered a glass window in the private dinning area at 44 Stone House restaurant on Peachtree Drive.

UPDATE: Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham arrested in Springfield marijuana incident

The wide receiver has been released, and no charges have been filed. Springfield police Lt. Shawn Williams called the incident "run of the mill."

Five Columbia residents indicted for conspiring to distribute a ton of pot

Each defendant could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in a federal prison if convicted.

UPDATE: Second arrest made in connection to Jan. 2 homicide

Police arrested a second suspect, Derrick Copelin of New Orleans, in connection with the murder of Dontay Tolston of Columbia. The first suspect, Martrell Terrell Smith, was arrested Tuesday.

Columbia police investigate attempted armed robbery near Parkade Park

Two teenage males were approached by two black males near a park pavilion in north Columbia. The suspects demanded money then hit one victim with a gun.

UPDATE: Columbia police investigate homicide after man found shot Thursday

A 23-year-old man died early Friday morning after being found with a gunshot wound at a residence in the 2000 block of Newton Drive late Thursday night.

UPDATE: Man charged in Columbia gunfire incident arrested Thursday night

Columbia arrested Limetro A. Wiltz Thursday night. Wiltz was charged earlier Thursday in connection with shots fired Dec. 3. The incident is thought to be part of a feud between two groups responsible for five recent gunfire incidents.

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