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Crime

City Council limits who can appeal to police review board

Appellants to the Police Review Board must now be an alleged victim, personally connected to an alleged victim, a witness to alleged misconduct or a resident of Boone County.

Columbia man pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Max John Boneta, 50, faces up to 14 years in prison.

Private investigator champions an unusual case

David Riley pleaded guilty last week to a felony charge of resisting arrest after police said he tried to rob an undercover officer in September 2009. A private investigator has decided to speak out about the case.

Tausha Fields sentenced to life in prison

Tausha Fields received a life sentence without the possibility of parole for her role in the 2004 shooting death of ex-husband Mitchell Kemp.

Man shot in hip in northwest Columbia

A 25-year-old man was shot in the hip around 12:15 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Uzbek man in Mo. admits role in human trafficking

KC police say gang targeted other criminals

Five Kansas City men are facing charges after plotting to rob an alleged drug dealer. Police say criminals target other criminals because they don't believe they will alert the police.

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.

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