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Crime

FBI assists in abduction case of Missouri girl

The 4-year-old girl was taken from her home Monday night, as she played outside with her brother.

Boone County Sheriff's Department records 9 DWI arrests over holiday weekend

The arrests were a result of the "You Drink & Drive. You Lose" campaign.

May-Rainey pleads guilty to 5 felony charges

Courtney May-Rainey was sentenced to three years for each charge, which will be served concurrently.

People For A Taser-Free Columbia adds signatures to petition

More than 900 additional signatures were added Tuesday to the petition that would ban Taser use in Columbia. The petition had been 494 signatures short of being presented to the City Council.

Gregory W. Morton sentenced to 19 years in prison

Man arrested in KC connected to Columbia shooting

The FBI Fugitive Task Force in Kansas City arrested Marquez Lawhorn for first degree assault in relation with the July 1 shooting near Stanford Avenue and Ash Street.

Missouri jurors will wait while their honesty is checked

Starting in January, judges will have to give attorneys a chance to research claims made by jurors.

Downtown police force becoming data-driven

The downtown police force is using data from MU and a Wisconsin police department to guide its operations.

Anthropologist to examine recovered remains

Goshen Church in Hartsburg near recovery from vandalism

Members of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church in Hartsburg are nearly finished repairing the tombstones damaged by vandals June 26-27.

Body likely belonged to man missing since May, examiner says

A medical examiner said the body, suspected to be Edward Acosta's, suffered injuries consistent with a fall.

UPDATE: Columbia police recover skeletal remains from bottom of bluffs

A hiker discovered the remains of a body Friday night. Items belonging to Edward Acosta, who was reported missing on May 30, were found near the body. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Missouri transportation agency warns of paving scams

The Department of Transportation warns Missourians of driveway paving scams.

UPDATE: Several reports of shots fired related, police say

The Columbia Police Department says four recent reports of shots fired are related. The separate incidents occurred within a one-and-a-quarter mile radius of one another.

 

Shots fired in 500 block of W. Ash Street

At least three shots were fired early Thursday afternoon, no one was injured.

Vandals damage more than 80 tombstones at Hartsburg cemetery

Vandals caused $2,000 worth of damage to tombstones at Goshen Primitive Baptist Church's cemetery in Hartsburg last weekend. The Boone County Sheriff's Department had no suspects Wednesday. Members of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church have started to repair some of the tombstones.

UPDATE: Tuesday shootings could be related to Sunday incidents

Police investigated several reports of shots fired Tuesday night, which they think are related to similar reports from Sunday, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

UPDATE: Fields found guilty of first-degree murder

Seven days of proceedings in the Tausha L. Fields murder trial came to a close late Tuesday. After nearly nine hours of deliberation, the jury found Fields guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2004 death of Mitchell W. Kemp, one of her former husbands.

UPDATE: Standoff on West Broadway and McBaine Avenue ends with arrest

After a several-hour standoff, Duran Goto Pipes was arrested outside his apartment at 221 W. Broadway. A warrant had been issued for his arrest after an assault reported on June 14.

 

Woman, 49, gets 5 years in statutory rape case

Melody R. Link, 49, pleaded guilty in March to a charge of second-degree statutory rape. She was arrested last year after an investigation into her relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

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