Missouri Supreme Court upholds Ernest Lee Johnson death sentencing

Ernest Lee Johnson was sentenced to death in 1995 for killing three workers at a Columbia convenience store. 

Columbia Police Department's use of firearms and Tasers decreases

A comparison between the Columbia Police Department's 2009 and 2010 Internal Affairs reports shows a decrease in the use of firearms, Tasers and pepper spray in 2010.

Missouri again leads nation in meth lab incidents

There was a 10 percent increase over 2009 in meth lab busts and seizures in Missouri.

Columbia police's new PR chief has deep law enforcement experience

For Sgt. Jill Wieneke of the Columbia Police Department, being the public information officer in a town full of reporters is hardly less stressful than her old jobs. One of them: going undercover to catch drug dealers.

Man injured in apparent drive-by shooting at Columbia gas station

The 28-year-old victim was shot in the arm at the station at Business Loop 70 and Range Line Street, police said.

Police arrest six in connection to drug operation

The arrests are the result of a two-year-long undercover narcotics investigation in central Missouri.

Man arrested in connection to Jefferson Street shooting

Police also arrested him on suspicion of drug and drug paraphernalia possession.

Columbia resident arrested on suspicion of child pornography

Detectives traced four child pornography videos to a residence on Bethany Drive.

Police make arrest in downtown stabbing

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was transported to the hospital after the incident, but his condition was unknown as of early Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: Police arrest eighth suspect in Hobson homicide

The eighth and final suspect sought in the Hobson homicide turned himself in to police and was arrested Wednesday in connection with the killing.

Police search for Jefferson Street shooting suspect

No one was injured in the shooting on Jefferson Street on Wednesday night, but police are still looking for a suspect.

Columbia police arrest man for 'terrorist threats'

The man led police in a car chase before eventually pulling over near Short and Walnut streets, police said.

Man detained in connection with reported stabbing

Columbia Police responded to reports of a stabbing in downtown Columbia.

Columbia man stabbed on Claudell Lane

Damoris Pierce, 19, was stabbed Tuesday night on the 600 block of Claudell Lane. 



City Council candidates agree public safety is top priority

Candidates discussed downtown cameras and pension plans for the Fire and Police departments.

Derrick Washington's domestic assault trial postponed

A trial for former MU tailback Derrick Washington, charged with two misdemeanor counts of third-degree domestic assault, has been rescheduled for March 30.

Suspect arrested on assault and armed criminal action charges

Commander: Army investigating assault complaints

A suit naming Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld could change the way the military handles rape and sexual assault cases in its ranks. The military has already hired dozens of additional investigators and prosecutors to assist with such cases.

UPDATE: Hate-crime suspect told police he was drunk during incident

Benjamin Elliott, the MU student arrested for allegedly writing racist graffiti on a statue outside Hatch Hall, claimed that he was drunk at the time of the incident. The Legion of Black Collegians will discuss the vandalism during their Senate meeting on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Student arrested in connection with graffiti incident

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton released a statement Saturday expressing the university's dismay and "zero tolerance" for racist acts. Bryan Like, president of MU's NAACP collegiate chapter, said he would like the university to take a stronger stand on the graffiti.