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UPDATE: Fields' ex-boyfriend testifies she talked about ex-husband's murder

In the fourth day of Tausha Fields' murder trial, prosecution called ex-boyfriend Rodney Dewayne Barrentine to the stand. He said Fields talked about her involvement in Mitchell Kemp's death.

$15,000 worth of copper wire stolen from warehouse

Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the theft of $15,000 worth of copper wire. 

Boone County man arrested on suspicion of drug distribution, possession

A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of distributing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Ex-boyfriend testifies in Fields' murder trial

Prosecutors called Keith Jones, Tausha L. Fields' ex-boyfriend, as a witness on Thursday, the fourth day of proceedings in Fields' murder trial.

St. Louis priest sentenced to 80 months for child pornography

James Patrick Grady, a St. Louis priest, was sentenced Thursday to 80 months in prison for possessing child pornography. Grady was arrested after responding to a Craigslist ad offering a young girl for sex. The ad was part of an FBI sting operation.

Morton's testimony continues in Fields' murder trial

Convicted murderer Gregory Morton took the stand again Wednesday in the trial of Tausha L. Fields. The two are charged with the 2004 murder of Fields' ex-husband, Mitchell Kemp.

Morton takes the stand in Fields murder trial

The trial of Tausha Fields, charged with the first-degree murder of Mitchell Kemp, continued Wednesday. Morton admitted he killed Kemp, but said Fields was at fault. 

Attorneys describe events from opposing angles in Fields murder trial

Proceedings continue for the trial in which Tausha Fields is accused of murdering her former husband. Prosecution and defense attorneys have conflicting descriptions of both the events surrounding Mitchell Kemp's murder and the woman on trial for the crime.

Columbia police chief speaks to CoMoCitizens about policy changes

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton met with a group of public safety activists to discuss policy changes within the department. CoMoCitizens has asked the department and the Columbia City Council to make the department's policy changes legally binding.

 

Review board receives complaint from California resident about SWAT raid

Ed Rosenthal, a marijuana legislation reform activist from California, raised concerns about the Columbia Police Department's activities during the Feb. 11 SWAT raid.

Missouri traffic enforcement to increase as part of safety campaign

Missouri drivers will see increased traffic enforcement throughout the summer as a part of the statewide Heat is On campaign.

UPDATE: Judge denies motion to dismiss Kahler's capital murder case

A Kansas judge denied James Kahler's lawyers' requests to dismiss the case against him because of documents seized by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. However, the judge is not allowing the state to use the documents as evidence in the case where Kahler is charged with a single count of capital murder.

Domino's delivery driver robbed

Police arrested three teenagers, saying they stole pizza and cinnamon sticks from a Domino's Pizza delivery driver early Tuesday morning.

Opening statements in Fields' murder trial debate her involvement

Opening statements and testimony in Tausha Fields' trial began Monday. Fields is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action stemming from the death of her former husband.

Attorney General's brief argues against Ferguson appeal

The Missouri Attorney General's Office filed another brief arguing against a new trial for Ryan Ferguson.

Trial begins for woman charged in connection with 2004 killing of husband

A lengthy jury selection took place on Monday for the trial of Tausha L. Fields, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Mitchell Kemp.

Three Columbia homes reported burglarized in past eight days

The home burglaries took place on Stanton Drive and Forest Glenn Drive.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting girl

Columbia police arrested Joseph Edward Dudziak yesterday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female.

 

 

Former Olympic gymnast now a police officer

Terin Humphrey competed in the 2004 Olympics and looked for a non-sedentary occupation to fulfill her penchant to move.

Nixon signs bill punishing sexual predators who spit

The new law allows for a felony charge against a violent sexual predator who knowingly causes mental health workers to be in contact with various bodily fluids.

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