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Crime

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.

Washington's attorney waives preliminary hearing

Attorney Chris Slusher said he is also contemplating requesting a change of venue for the felony charge because the case has received a lot of publicity in Boone County.

Columbia man and his mother arrested in assault case

A teenage girl was stabbed in the arm during the incident that preceded the arrests.

Suspect in multiple burglary cases arrested

Michael L.W. Maurer Jr. was brought into custody without incident.

Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession

While speaking with Mallory Simpson, sheriff's deputies found drug paraphernalia in plain view in her purse and found more, along with methamphetamine and cocaine, in a subsequent search.

U.S. Bank robbery suspect indicted

A Rockaway Beach man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in connection with bank robberies in Columbia and Sedalia.

Taser issue voted down

Citizens and police can continue using Tasers in Columbia after Proposition 2 was roundly defeated. The group People for a Taser-Free Columbia planned to issue a statement Wednesday.

Columbia police: Be wary of 'grandparent scam'

As part of the scam, callers claimed to be family members who needed money to be bailed out of a Canadian jail.

Man arrested on suspicion of rape of female college student

Ahmed Salau was arrested on Friday, and bond was set at $150,000.

Columbia woman faces charges in setting fire to items on boyfriend's bed

Donna Book was arrested Saturday on charges of first-degree arson and domestic assault. She is also suspected in an incident on Thursday, where witnesses said she set fire to a blanket outside of her boyfriend's bedroom.

Police arrest two men in connection with West Thurman Street burglary

Between Oct. 23 and Saturday, 33 burglaries were reported in Columbia, and 89 burglaries were reported for the month of October, according to Columbia Police Department news release.

Boone County Sheriff's Department conducts sobriety checkpoint

Sixteen are arrested as 542 vehicles are checked in Saturday night effort.

Sixth suspect arrested in Hobson homicide

Anthony J. Carr turned himself in to police Friday and is being held at Boone County Jail.

 

Missouri man charged with shooting 4 people, killing 3 in Callaway County

In a probable cause statement Friday, police said shell casings recovered from the two shootings matched those found at the home where Maylee had been living.

Suspect being held in connection with armed robbery at Walgreens

Robert H. White is in custody at Boone County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery at Walgreens in August.

Ex-banker in Columbia sentenced for embezzlement

A former Columbia bank officer has been order to pay more than $1 million in restitution.

Father of slain Missouri girl sentenced for firearm possession

Dale Olten Sr. pleaded guilty in February to possessing stolen firearms and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

UPDATED: Suspected gunman captured in Cooper County

Sgt. Robert Bruchsaler of the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad said Joshua William Maylee was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. Thursday without incident in Cooper County.

Faurot Field 30 freed

MU will not press charges against the 30 people arrested for trespassing on Faurot Field at the Saturday football game against OU.

Police continue search for suspected gunman, vehicle

Police said the suspect was believed to be driving a silver Pontiac Bonneville.

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