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Crime

Rolla man charged with enticement of a child

The man tried to solicit sex from a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Red Roof shooter pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Blake Logan pleaded guilty Thursday at a pretrial conference a day before the one-year anniversary of Nicole Crumby's murder..

Fake computers sold in Columbia parking lots

The Columbia Police Department said the computer boxes contained a block of wood and an extension cord.

Police investigate $36,000 in thefts from two trailers

Construction vehicle, tools, laptop computer and other electronics are among the items stolen from the two sites, police say.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of child pornography after Internet tip

The investigation began in late August. Weeks later, Brian Michael Rufener was arrested on two counts of suspicion of possession of child pornography in the first degree and one count of promoting child pornography.

Kelsi Poe released from University Hospital

The woman had been in the hospital since Sept. 4, when she fell from a stairwell at Quinton's Bar and Deli.

New sentencing matrix shows Missouri judges the cost of prison

The matrix is part of an effort to reduce recidivism rates and keep punishments consistent across Missouri counties.

Armed man robs Casey's on Paris Road

No one was injured, and the store was not damaged in the robbery.

Death sentence upheld in 2000 murder of jail guards

The final disposition of Tisius' sentencing was held on Monday. He was convicted of first-degree murder in the shootings of the guards while trying to help a former cellmate escape. No execution date has been set.

High Street resident charged with sexual assault

Man was arrested by police earlier this month on suspicion of forcible rape.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Judge increases Washington's misdemeanor bond

The judge ruled in favor of the state's request to increase the bond for the two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault.

18 arrested in Missouri drug roundup

Washington's attorney enters not guilty plea

Derrick Washington's attorney waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on the felony charge of deviate sexual assault.

Panel discusses property seizure laws

About 30 people gathered at The Blue Note on Wednesday night to listen to a panel discussion about civil forfeiture laws. The gathering was sponsored by the Americans for Forfeiture Reform.

Missouri officials favor use of electronic monitoring shackles

Officials in Scott County are working to pass a bill that would place non-violent state prisoners in house arrest using electronic monitoring shackles.

Prospective jurors gauge eligibility for Guantanamo Bay trial

Hundreds of prospective jurors arrived at Manhattan, NY., to see if they are eligible for the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani.

Former Columbia postmaster pleads guilty to theft

UPDATE: Man hospitalized with gunshot wound to head

A 30-year-old man had a gunshot wound to the head.

UPDATE: Family's suit seeks damages over SWAT raid that killed dog

A lawsuit filed by the Whitworth family claims the city and police officers violated their constitutional rights during a Feb. 11 SWAT raid at their Columbia home.

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