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Crime

Cousin of MU football player killed in south Columbia

Aaron Hobson, 22, was shot in the chest at a convenience store in south Columbia. His cousin, Trey Hobson, is a cornerback for the MU football team. 

Brother of Missouri Senator McCaskill arrested on drug charge

William McCaskill was arrested Wednesday in Holts Summit after a warrant was issued for his arrest Aug 31.

Police arrest suspect in connection with Doris Drive burglary

Anthony Webb was arrested on charges of first degree burglary in connection with break-in at a woman's home.

Columbia man wanted for statutory rape turns himself in

The Boone County Sheriff's Department sought Strickland for a month before he turned himself in Tuesday night.

Man assaulted with ceremonial sword, officials say

A Columbia woman was charged with second-degree domestic violence and armed criminal action after waving the sword in a threatening manner, a sheriff's official said.

Man wanted on suspicion of first-degree statutory rape

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is searching for William J. Strickland, 19, on suspicion of first-degree statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl who has become pregnant.

Columbia man arrested on multiple warrants

Columbia police and Boone County Sheriff's deputies found the man hiding in a closet.

Columbia police chief addresses local ACLU members

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton held a dialogue Friday night with a group that has often objected to police policies.  He spoke to the local chapter of the ACLU about several controversial subjects, including SWAT enforcement and the use of Tasers.

Internet task force changes name to avoid confusion

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force has changed its name to more accurately reflect its personnel.

Investigation nets arrest for cocaine distribution

Apartment unit destroyed in fire

There were no people inside the building at the time of the fire, according to the Boone County Fire Protection District.

SWAT involved in arrest of Columbia man

Edward C. Whitaker was taken into custody by SWAT on suspicion of second-degree burglary and failure to register as a sex offender.

UPDATE: No arrests made in shooting near Creasy Springs

A man who was shot on Tuesday was released from the hospital the next day.

UPDATE: Man in good condition after shooting near Creasy Springs Road

Police said they do not yet have a suspect in the shooting. The victim's name and exact age have not been released.

Audrain County man pleads guilty to murdering drifter

Chad Michael Harvey pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping and killing James William Boyd McNeely and then abandoning his body in December 2009.

Columbia woman robbed at gunpoint

A Columbia man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of the robbery.

PlayStation scare incites task force to warn parents and children

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force concluded an investigation into a man posing as a police officer while chatting on a Sony PlayStation 3 with a 15-year-old boy from Moberly.

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.

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