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Defense stresses Fields' cooperation with detectives

Testimony focused on Tausha Fields’ involvement with detectives during the search for Mitchell Kemp’s body on the sixth day of Fields’ trial.

Man held on $500,000 bail for trying to run officer over

Police said Ashraf Habimana attempted to run over an officer with a vehicle that was reported stolen. He was arrested after colliding with a silver Dodge Stratus on Nifong Boulevard.

Man arrested on suspicion of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident

Police said John Talbert rammed his vehicle into another woman's car after trying to get her to pull over.

Major case squad investigates Cape Girardeau fatal shooting

A shooting in Cape Girardeau Saturday has been taken by the Cape Girardeau and Bollinger County Major Case Squad for investigation. It is currently looking for information from people who saw or spoke with the victim before his death.

Missouri judge gives treasurer 1 year to pay money back

Judge Kevin Selby told Gene Paul Boyd at his sentencing Friday that Boyd had one year to repay the $376,000 he stole from the town over nearly two decades or face jail time.

Fields' attorneys plan to question Boone County detective Monday

Proceedings began June 21 in the murder trial of Tausha L. Fields. Over the course of one week, attorneys from both sides heard testimony from 19 witnesses for the prosecution. The trial resumes 8 a.m. Monday at the Boone County Courthouse, but the defense hasn't yet announced when Fields will take the stand.

Missouri judge gives treasurer 1 year to pay money back

Judge Kevin Selby told Gene Paul Boyd at his sentencing Friday that Boyd had one year to repay the $376,000 he stole from the town over nearly two decades. The judge said if Boyd doesn't make restitution in time he should "pack a toothbrush."

Fifth day of trial shows videos of Tausha Fields, detectives

Friday morning during Tausha Fields' murder trial, videotapes were shown from voluntary interviews Fields' did in Alabama preceding her arrest.

Detective testifies in Fields trial about search for victim's body

Boone County Sheriff's Department Detective David Wilson testified about how Tausha L. Fields was involved with finding the body and the admitted lies she told to investigators during the process.

Woman issued summonses for cat abuse did not appear in court

Susan Kohler, who is accused of keeping 32 cats in a Motel 6 room, failed to appear for her court date Friday.

Columbia police chief: Decision to place downtown cameras to be based on data

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton is still reviewing the data involved in making a decision about downtown cameras. He expects to present information to the City Council in about a month.

Jefferson City bank robber appears to be man who robbed Columbia bank

A man robbed the River Region Credit Union in Jefferson City on Wednesday, and police say he seems to be the same man who is the suspect in robbing the Landmark Bank in Columbia on June 18.

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.

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