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Crime

Triple-murder convict to appeal death sentence a third time

Ernest Lee Johnson, 50, was convicted in 1995 of killing three Casey's convenience store employees. His case has been in and out of the Circuit Court and the Missouri Supreme Court since then. This week, he will make his third appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court to reverse his death sentence.

Kansas City cops found four men shot inside of a car

Four men were found shot inside a parked car in Kansas City. Two of the men died, while the conditions of the others have not been released.

Fire severely damages apartment

An entire building at Fireside Apartments was evacuated Thursday to clear out smoke and assess the severe fire damage; no one was injured.

Stolen Christmas decorations returned

Two men were arrested and charged with a Class C felony on suspicion of stealing Christmas decorations from several homes.

Kahler’s exercise group pays tribute with STOmP Domestic Violence event

One year after the death of Karen Kahler, her boot camp students are working to raise awareness of domestic violence through an event, STOmP Domestic Violence. Members of the group say they are like a family, with camaraderie that Kahler fostered as their teacher.

Moberly man faces domestic assault charge after woman was hit with car

Kenneth Kean is in custody with bond set at $100,000.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Daily incident log

Find out what phone calls the sheriff's department is responding to in the county and see if anything's happening in your neighborhood.

Public defender rejects new application from triple-homicide suspect

Joshua William Maylee's second request was denied Friday, Callaway County prosecutor Robert Sterner said.

Woman who harbored cats at motel pleads guilty to abuse

Susan Kohler faces two years of probation after being charged with animal abuse for harboring about 30 cats in a room at a Motel 6. She pleaded guilty as part of an agreement among attorneys, the health department and Animal Control.

Police arrest two men on suspicion of drug possession

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested two Columbia men on Tuesday on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Three Hickman students arrested on suspicion of vandalism

Three Hickman seniors were arrested after outdoor areas at Rock Bridge High School were found spray painted.

Columbia police make 22 burglary arrests between October and November

Police said they arrested five groups of at least two or more people committing burglaries together across the city.

Columbia Police Department plans special traffic detail for Thursday

Four officers will focus solely on traffic violations such as speeding, driving without a seat belt or running red lights.

Grant Elementary School amps up safety measures

The school principal e-mailed parents on Monday about the increased safety measures, which were implemented after a man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing last week.

Man charged with arson for fire at The Blue Note

Brendan William Orscheln was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson and was held in the Boone County Jail on $250,000 bond.

 

Man stunned with Taser on Ninth Street after resisting arrest

The unidentified man was suspected of trespassing Tuesday morning. He was stunned outside Subway on Ninth Street and later taken to University Hospital.

 

Four burglaries have occurred at unoccupied home this month

The owner, Ronald Kinsel, was killed in a car accident on Nov. 9. Several items including money, jewelry and a computer are missing from the home.

Police arrest seventh suspect in Hobson homicide

Lee Wyatt Carter, 23, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of second-degree robbery and second-degree murder, Columbia police said.

Police arrest eight in connection to recent burglaries

Columbia police arrested eight individuals on suspicion of taking part in as many as 19 recent burglaries.

Ryan Ferguson denied hearing before top state court

Ferguson's father said the decision was no surprise and will allow Ferguson's legal team to file a habeas corpus petition in which he can present new evidence not available during the first trial.

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