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Crime

New identity theft schemes target kids' Social Security numbers

The latest form of identity theft doesn't depend on stealing your Social Security number. Now thieves are targeting your kid's number long before the little one even has a bank account.

Masked robbers steal millions in St. Louis heist

Four armed bandits clad from head to toe in black overpowered two workers at an ATM-servicing business Monday, then used an armored vehicle to haul away possibly millions of dollars in a well-orchestrated heist.

Off-camera action heart of lawsuit against officers

A lawsuit against two Columbia officers concerning a traffic stop in February 2009 alleges that the officers beat Cadilac Derrick, the driver.

Columbia man charged with possession of child porn

Authorities say Norman Troxel, 44, of Columbia, had a large amount of child porn on his computer, including videos and pictures. He was charged with six counts of class B felony child porn possession.

Campus police searching for suspect in assault

A woman was assaulted around 2:20 a.m. Saturday morning near University Avenue and Hitt Street, according to a press release from the MU Police Department.

Police want public to be aware of identity theft scam

The Columbia Police Department wants the public to be aware of suspicious phone calls, e-mails or written letters requesting any personal information, including their social security number or bank information.

Known suspects, more patrols result from recent shootings

Police say they "know" who is responsible for the string of recent shootings and have added patrols to two areas to deter further violence.

California resident discusses appeal filed with Citizens Police Review Board

The California resident who filed an appeal with the Columbia Citizens Police Review Board has come to Columbia to draw attention to her appeal.

UPDATE: Police arrest one man, have two more suspects in northeastern Columbia robbery

Bond for Randall E. King is set for $100,000 at the Boone County Jail.

Police arrest one man, have two more suspects in northeastern Columbia robbery

Randall E. King was arrested for entering a man's home, armed with a shotgun and stealing a laptop, PlayStation 2 and cash. There are two other suspects who accompanied King.

Police suspect recent months' shootings to be related

Seven shootings occurred in June, and five have occurred so far in July. Police believe they are the result of two feuding groups in Columbia.

Police ask for help in two theft incidents

Both pizza and a car were stolen Friday morning.

Three weekend arrests result in several charges

Columbia police made three arrests over the weekend for a traffic stop, suspicious behavior and theft, but ended up with about 13 charges.

Investigators still looking for suspect in 'brazen' fair shooting

The Boone County Sheriff's Department suspects possible gang involvement in the Friday night incident, which left a 19-year-old hospitalized.

UPDATE: Shots fired at Boone County Fair

There were shots fired at the Boone County Fair. One person was injured and transported to the hospital.

UPDATE: Man suing police over Taser had two knives during incident

The lawsuit comes as the result of a Feb. 2009 traffic stop in which a Columbia man was shocked by a Taser while sitting in his car.

Man has $500,000 bond after trespassing complaint

Emas C. Bennett was charged with burglary in the first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

Police make arrest in robbery case

The robbery involved a gun, but police said they believe the suspect they caught is not the man who had the firearm.

St. Joseph officer involved in fatal shooting

A St. Joseph police officer shot and killed a man Wednesday evening after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Do you think Columbia's policing has a racial bias?

A panel discussion about racially biased policing in Columbia takes place  at 7 p.m. today at the Activity and Recreation Center.

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