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Mexico man sentenced to life for sexual contact with child

MEXICO, Mo. - Jimmy Dale Burns, 44, of Mexico, was sentenced to life in prison plus seven years in Audrain County court Friday. Burns was found guilty in January on charges of attempted statutory sodomy and resisting arrest. Burns was convicted of having sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl last s

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 22:07:38

Four arrested after Centralia police find methamphetamine in car, police say

CENTRALIA, Mo. - Centralia police said they arrested four people after they found methamphetamine and other illegal items in a car Friday morning. Police said they received reports of a suspicious vehicle with a few people inside on Highway 22 near a business early Friday. Before police arrived to t

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 17:50:53

Four injured after shot fired in local bar fight

Four people were injured in a bar fight early Sunday morning at F&J Sports Bar, 5515 Business 50, including one person who was flown to University Hospital in Columbia. When Cole County sheriff's deputies responded to the bar at about 2:21 a.m., several people were leaving the bar, but no victims we


Troopers make arrests in Callaway this week

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers reported it arrested Casey L. Rains, 29, a Holts Summit woman, at 11:46 a.m. March 15. Rains was arrested in Miller County for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to signal. She was taken to the Miller

FULTON SUN - 2018-03-18 16:36:26

Church north of Centralia destroyed in fire

AUDRAIN COUNTY, Mo. - Firefighters from multiple agencies worked to put out a fire at the Friendship Church north of Centralia Saturday. Fire officials with the Little Dixie Fire Department said a church janitor found smoke inside the church. When firefighters arrived on scene, flames were coming th

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 01:12:35

Boone County man arrested in Ashland shooting

ASHLAND, Mo. - A Boone County man was arrested Friday night after Ashland police and Boone County deputies received reports of gunshots, according to police. Ashland police said the gunshots were reported around 7 p.m. in the 100 block of Church Street. After investigating, police said a victim was

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-17 17:04:57

Police arrest man accused of trying to get credit with fake identity

AUDRAIN COUNTY, Mo. - Mexico police arrested Edward Smith, 46, on Thursday afternoon after officers were dispatched to a business in the 500 block of West Jackson for reports of suspicious activity. Police said Smith had gone into the business and presented face identification documents in an effor


Callaway County collector resigns as FBI investigates county funds

FULTON, Mo. - A mid-Missouri county collector has resigned after suspicious activity was found in the county's checking account. County officials say collector Pam Oestreich resigned suddenly Thursday and the collector's office is closed until further notice. Prosecuting attorney Chris Wilson said i


Woman admits to hiding drugs in underwear after officers arrest her for warrant

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police arrested Tara Shaw on Monday after officers were dispatched to Heriford Road and Burlington Street to serve an active felon warrant. While officers were arresting Shaw, she told police she had drugs hidden in her bra and underwear. A strip search was performed and of


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man arrested after Columbia police find marijuana, methamphetamine in his car

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police arrested Matthew Hoppe early Wednesday morning after officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 63 North in reference to registration that did not match a vehicle. Police made contact with Hoppe, the driver, and determined that his license was revoked. A K-9 unit


Uber driver previously charged in attempted abduction now accused of rape, kidnapping

COLUMBIA, Mo. - An Uber driver that was previously charged with an attempted abduction on Greenwood Avenue is being accused of rape and kidnapping. Police said in November, they were dispatched to University of Missouri Hospital in reference to a sexual assault. The female victim reported that she


Centralia police arrest man accused of slamming woman's head into door multiple times

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. - Centralia police arrested John Hinten on Thursday after he was accused of domestic assault. Police said Hinten slammed a woman's head into the door multiple times and had methamphetamine in his possession. Hinten was charged with possession of a controlled substance and domesti


Centralia man suspected of rape, sodomy

CENTRALIA, Mo. - Boone County sheriff's deputies arrested a Centralia man Wednesday after a 42-year-old woman reported he sexually assaulted her at his Westwind Drive home. Christopher Malloy, 40, is being held on suspicion of second degree rape and sodomy that allegedly occured just after 2:00 p.m.


Three Callaway residents charged with felonies

Criminal charges were filed Feb. 25 after a sheriff's office burglary investigation near Auxvasse was completed, according to a sheriff's department press release issued Wednesday. Felony charges were levied against Sandra Ennis, 32, of Auxvasse, and Dillon Heilig, 27, and Norisha Byers, 24, both of


Firefighters respond to mulch fire started by cigarette

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia firefighters responded to the 400 block of Vandiver Drive on Thursday afternoon for reports of a fire. Firefighters tweeted that it was a small mulch fire that was started by a cigarette. Columbia firefighters extinguish a small fire in mulch surrounding a building in the


Police arrest two in connection with Columbia shooting

COLUMBIA - Columbia Police say they've arrested two people in connection to a shooting on March 7. Police responded to the Gregory Heights subdivision after multiple 911 calls from people reporting they heard gunshots. Authorities then learned a young man was being treated for a gunshot wound in his


Suspect involved in K-9 pursuit accused of stealing gun

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The suspect involved in a February chase with a K-9 unit is facing charges for felony burglary and felony stealing. Police said a burglary occurred at a residence in the 1500 block of Paris Road on Feb. 27. One person was inside asleep, when Dylan Pacheco unlawfully entered the hous