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.

Man arrested after threatening two people with a sword on Route J

A Harrisburg man was arrested after he reportedly threatened two individuals with a sword and caused damage to one victim's vehicle. 

Missouri Association for Social Welfare to host panel on racially biased policing

The panel will feature a professor from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, who is a nationally recognized expert on racially biased policing.

Judge dismisses open records lawsuit

Judge Kevin Crane said attorney Stephen Wyse does not have a right to surveillance footage from the Columbia Police Department. Wyse plans to appeal the decision.

Man with five previous DWI convictions arrested on suspicion of DWI

The traffic stop on Clark Lane ended in a foot chase and the arrest of Jason M. Puckett, who has five prior DWI convictions and six prior convictions for driving on a revoked license.

Four youths detained in school vandalism

The suspects, all under the age of ten, are connected with vandalism at Cedar Ridge Elementary School.

Documents show abductor took Missouri girl to cabin

Paul Smith introduced 4-year-old Alisa Maier to a neighbor as his nephew.

Citizens Police Review Board hears first appeal, tables until August

A California resident was the first person to file a complaint about the Feb. 11 SWAT raid with the Citizens Police Review Board.

Man wanted in connection with domestic violence case, auto theft

UPDATE: Acosta family still has questions about disappearance

Family and friends of Edward Acosta, who went missing May 28, question the few details that are available about the night of his disappearance. He left the University Hospital without transportation back to Pulaski County, and remains found July 2 in a wooded area behind Rock Quarry Road are likely his.

Citizens' Police Review Board to hear first complaint

A California marijuana activist filed the first complaint with the Citizens' Police Review Board. It will be considered by the board at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Police department arrests second shooting suspect

The Columbia Police Department arrested a second suspect in connection with the rash of shootings that occurred last week.



Columbia Fire Department receives Hazmat training grant

The department was awarded $40,000 for training enhancements.

Two men face dogfighting charges after Missouri raid

Seven adult pit bulls and eight puppies were rescued in Southwest Missouri.

4-year-old girl is found and returned to her family

Missouri DARE program drums up interest with flashy cars

The annual Missouri DARE Officers Association hosted a car display Wednesday night. The officers showed patrol cars and "tricked out" vehicles before getting rained out.