Death of Breezewood Estates resident is now homicide

Aletha Turner was found unconscious on Monday morning. She died Wednesday afternoon at University Hospital. Sheriff's Detective Tom O'Sullivan said it was obvious to responders that her injuries were substantial.

Columbia Police spokeswoman Jessie Haden reassigned

The public information officer has been laterally reassigned to the Patrol Division, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton announced Wednesday.

Utility companies receive complaints about scams

Boone Electric Cooperative and the City of Columbia Utilities Department are receiving complaints from customers who are getting suspicious calls asking for credit card information.

Five arrested in connection with home invasion robbery

Three men and one woman are suspected of entering a home and stealing wallets from five people within.

Third suspect arrested in burglaries at accident victim's home

The rural home of a man who died Nov. 9 in a car wreck has become the site of multiple burglaries in the past month.



Five homes burglarized in northeast Columbia

Although Columbia has had a low number of burglaries in the past week, police spokeswoman Jessie Haden said that even five is too many and that cops will be working proactively to keep the numbers low.

Man arrested for exposing himself, linked to five other cases

Zebulun Ore was arrested Wednesday and has been linked to five cases of sexual misconduct. He exposed himself to a 19-year-old woman in Target at the Columbia Mall.

Sheriff's Department seeks Columbia man wanted for child pornography charges

Officials believe the 18-year-old man may have left the country during an investigation of computers and other media seized from his residence.

Eighth suspect sought in Hobson murder

Police have obtained a warrant for Patrick Rashad Marshall, the eighth suspect in the shooting death of Aaron Hobson.

Derrick Washington granted continuance in misdemeanor trial

The next court date for the former Missouri football player is set for Jan. 5. This is the third continuance in the case.

Deputy Chief of Police Tom Dresner to retire after 26 years of service

Dresner recounts some of his highs and lows of being a Columbia police officer and deputy chief.

Men released from Boone County Jail on plea bargain

Two men arrested in the spring were released from jail on Monday after accepting a plea bargain that would lessen rape and sodomy charges to sexual misconduct.

City Council renews Columbia's anti-identity theft program

The Red Flag Rule, a city government effort to prevent identity theft, has been renewed for a second year. So far, the program has found no problems with the protection of municipal records.

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.

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