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Crime

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.

Police search for suspect in Landmark Bank robbery

A bank robbery occurred on Friday in north Columbia, and police are still looking for a suspect.

DWI saturation patrols scheduled for Friday night

DWI satuaration patrols will continue until early Saturday morning.

'Madoff of Midwest' gets state sentence atop federal in grain scheme

Cathy Gieseker pleaded guilty Wednesday in Warren County to a felony stealing count and four felony counts of filing false statements with the state Department of Agriculture.

Truck stolen from fisherman at American Legion pond

Columbia police are looking for a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with Missouri license plate 9CB675.

Cape Girardeau man who wrapped self in plastic, threatened wife given probation

Joshua D. Wright was ordered to complete a rehabilitation program and an anger management class.

Columbia man arrested on birthday on suspicion of burglary

Lathaniel Johnson, 24, was arrested Friday morning in two separate incidents.

Burton makes presentation to Citizens Police Review Board

During Wednesday night's Citizens Police Review Board meeting, Burton reiterated the changes he's made to the department's SWAT team and to the use of search warrants.

Two months after election, downtown cameras still undecided

The decision regarding cameras downtown is in the hands of the police chief.

Counterfeit bills reported at Columbia businesses

There have been 19 reports of counterfeit bills at Columbia businesses since the beginning of 2010.

October trial date set for former Missouri House Speaker Jetton

Hit-and-run homicide suspect commits suicide before trial

A woman charged with the hit-and-run homicide of a highway worker committed suicide in her cell Tuesday morning while awaiting trial, according to a Cooper County Sheriff's Office news release.

UPDATE: Columbia Police Department hires crime analyst to monitor trends

The analyst will work with officers to identify crime trends in the hope that police can take a more proactive approach to crime prevention.

UPDATE: Columbia man arrested in connection with second-degree assault

Alfredo Rojas-Sion was being held at Boone County Jail on a $50,000 bond as of Monday morning. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault on suspicion of causing injuries while operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Man reported missing last week still not found

Richard French was found unharmed in Tennessee, but Edward Acosta has yet to be located.

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