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Crime

Man accused of sexually assaulting 3-year-old niece

Police arrested Justin Tyler Lane, 20, on Friday. As of Sunday morning, he was being held on $500,000 bond.

Man eludes police after manhunt; caught by Pierpont couple

Police say Sreyvout Sing, 24, eluded officers and search dogs during a chase that ended in the front yard of Gary and Ann Purdome.

Slain former Missouri couple's family hopes fugitives are soon caught

As the search for those responsible for Gary and Linda Haas' deaths continues, their family is concerned for the safety of law enforcement officers and other travelers.

'Telling Amy's Story' shown at Ragtag Cinema to promote domestic violence prevention

The documentary tells the story of a Pennsylvania woman who was subject to domestic violence and killed by her husband.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Should the Citizens Police Review Board rewrite its ordinance to limit who may appeal complaints against Columbia police?

After an unexpected appeal from California resident Ed Rosenthal regarding the Feb. 11 SWAT incident, the review board is re-evaluating whether there should be stipulations regarding who is allowed to file an appeal.

Blagojevich jurors say they agree on 2 counts

Jurors in the Blagojevich corruption trial said they reached agreement on two of 24 counts against him, but gave no indication what counts they decided upon. Judge James B. Zagel said he wants them to deliberate more.

History of the Citizens Police Review Board

The board heard its first appeal of a complaint more than one year after the Columbia City Council unanimously passed the ordinance establishing it in July 2009.

Authorities investigating burglaries in northwest Columbia

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is looking into three burglaries committed early Wednesday morning.

Man robs Walgreens cashier at gunpoint

The suspect took the contents of the cashier's register and several cartons of cigarettes. Police are still searching for the man.

Stolen vehicle might have been used in motorcycle theft

A white van was reported stolen Saturday afternoon after a similar vehicle was seen near the hotel where two Suzuki motorcycles were stolen.

Patrons' money stolen at Golden Corral on Clark Lane

Police are uncertain whether the two thefts are related.

Three motorcycles reported stolen

The Columbia Police Department encouraged motorcyclists to secure their bikes overnight after a trio of thefts in local hotel parking lots.

UPDATE: Three arrested after chase

With one suspect already in custody, authorities arrested two more men following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car from Pettis County.

Police say Columbia man stole, crashed friend's car

Dennis M. Forgy, 28, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree tampering and leaving the scene of an accident.

Car chase ends, one suspect in custody

Boone County Sheriff's deputies participated in a high-speed chase Friday. The chase ended when the car ran off the road. Two more suspects have not yet been located.

Columbia police arrest second robbery suspect

Terrell Barrett, 19, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Police think he, along with Kirk Jones, robbed a woman at gunpoint on July 19.

Sturgeon man arrested after vehicle pursuit

Both the Boone County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were engaged in a vehicle pursuit at about 6:43 p.m. Wednesday.

Citizens Police Review Board: Police acted appropriately in raid

Residents expressed frustration with the Citizens Police Review Board's limit to public comment Wednesday night after the board found the Columbia SWAT team's actions appropriate by a 4 to 3 vote.

Council to address eligibility for police review board complaints

The Citizens Police Review Board is contemplating a change to its ordinance that would require complainants to have greater involvement in alleged incidents of police misconduct. The proposed changes will be discussed at the board's Aug. 11 meeting, then those comments will be passed on to the council.

Citizens Review Board to discuss appeal from California

Ed Rosenthal, the California marijuana activist who was the first person to file an appeal with the Citizens Police Review Board, plans to try to speak to the board Wednesday night.

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