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Officials warn of Ameren scam in Mexico

MEXICO, Mo. - The Ameren Missouri scam is making its rounds again in Mexico, Missouri, according to the Mexico Public Safety Department.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 14:26:38

Man suspected of false report after dog found in Audrain County

MEXICO, Mo. - A Mexico, Missouri man has been arrested on suspicion of filing a false affidavit and making a false report after he told authorities he found a dog with its paws and muzzle taped over the weekend in Audrain County.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 21:16:57

Fulton man indicted on child sex crime charges

Michael Collins, 21, was charged Thursday in federal court in Jefferson City with three counts: attempting to entice a minor under the age of 14 to engage in illegal sexual activity, transporting a minor under the age of 14 across state lines to engage in sexual activity and committing those felonie

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 15:57:59

Body found at New Mexico compound identified as missing Georgia boy

Authorities have identified the body of a boy found at a New Mexico compound as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a missing 3-year-old whose father is accused of abducting him in November, according to the state's Office of the Medical Investigator.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 20:38:12

Two charged with robbing Columbia bank

Columbia police were sent to the bank at 1916 Paris Road a little before noon on a report of a panic alarm, according to a probable cause statement filed in the case. Officers learned the bank had been robbed and surveillance video showed a bald white man wearing a gray tank top and shorts with sock

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 23:21:37

Man steals from Gumby's Pizza delivery employee

Tries to take pizza before order is paid forCOLUMBIA, Mo. - A Gumby's Pizza delivery employee was robbed while on a delivery run late Thursday night. Police were called to an apartment building on Northland Drive where the victim said Carl Hayes tried to take the pizza without paying for it.The vict

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 23:04:24

Federal prosecutors say Fulton man tried to entice minor for sex

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City, Michael James Collins, 21, contacted a 14-year-old on the Internet and on his phone to lure the minor to participate in sexual activity from July to December of 2017.

KOMU - 2018-08-17 18:35:00

Crash to close westbound I-70 east of Kingdom City for hours

Callaway County Traffic Alert:Interstate 70 westbound is CLOSED at mile marker 148, Kingdom City exit due to a traffic crash.— MoDOT Central Dist (@MoDOT_Central)August 15, 2018


Columbia man charged in murder in June

The day before McNeal was found, Christian County deputies reported finding 53 guns and about 5,000 rounds of ammunition in Anderson's car after he was pulled over for driving up to 100 mph.

WESTPLAINSDAILYQUILL.NET - 2018-08-17 13:20:47

Man linked to Boone County death investigation charged with murder

While investigating acase of stolen gunsand ammunition, deputies went to Jason Anderson's home, where they found Anderson's girlfriend Elise’ise McNeal dead from gunshot wounds. A witness told deputies Anderson and McNeal had been fighting, and during one argument Anderson pointed a rifle at McNeal.

KOMU - 2018-08-16 22:16:29

Moberly police investigating armed robbery at gas station

According to the police report, a man walked into the store, showed a gun and demanded money from the clerk.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 12:07:03

Judge in New Mexico child abuse case receives threats

Backus has received more than 200 threats, according to Barry Massey, a spokesman for New Mexico Courts. Callers have threatened physical violence against Backus, including some people who threatened to slit Backus' throat and smash her head, Massey said. People also lashed out on social media and a


Chase through area east of Columbia prompts modified school lockdowns

Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark confirmed to KOMU 8 News that Cedar Ridge Elementary, New Haven Elementary, Battle Elementary, Battle High School, and the old Cedar Ridge building on Roseta Avenue all went on modified lockdown. That means no one was allowed in or out of the bu


Crime scene investigation underway in northeast Columbia

CPD, deputies cordon off Pinehurst, Godas drivesCOLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police officers and Boone County deputies launched an investigation in a northeast Columbia neighborhood Wednesday morning.Law enforcement responded just before 2 a.m. to the intersection of Pinehurst and Godas Drives for a rep


4 charged for smoking marijuana on school roof

Cody Alexander, 19, of Jefferson City; Austin Herigon, 21, of Columbia; Dylan Skinner, 19, of Jefferson City; and Austin Veltrop, 19, of Jefferson City, each are charged with one count of misdemeanor first-degree trespassing.


UPDATE: Man talks about finding dog with legs and muzzle taped on highway

"I walked up to him and he instantly turned and started coming to me, tail and hindquarters wagging like he was going to fall over, like he was so happy to see me," Nowlin said.


City police allocate more resources after Columbia downtown shootings

The department said Tuesday it plans to add more resources to downtown patrols in light of increasing crowds and the return of college students. More officers will patrol downtown, enforce parking ordinances on private property, ensure open sidewalks and add lighting to downtown.


Arrest made in Break Time robbery

According to court documents, a deputy was called to the Break Time at Highway AB in Columbia Sunday in response to a suspicious person. When he arrived on scene, he found Clark sitting next to the building, and when the deputy approached him, Clark fled on foot. Clark did not respond to the deputy'


City officials meet after third weekend of Columbia downtown shootings

The city held ameetingafter the first two weekends of shootings. Columbia city officials, the Columbia Police Department, University of Missouri Police Department, anchor tenants, bar and business owners attended the meeting.


MPSD responds to multiple railroad fires

MEXICO, Mo. - Multiple railroad fires broke out Monday in Mexico, Missouri. Mexico Public Safety officials responded to a grass fire on Morris Street Monday morning, but Norfolk Southern Railroad employees had already extinguished the fire when crews got there.