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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Missouri man with 'body count' tattoo charged in deadly shooting

A Missouri man facing multiple charges in connection to a deadly shooting last month allegedly claimed to have kept a mark to memorialize his murders that anyone could see -- a "body count" tattoo on his face.


Suspect in Audrain County death pleads guilty to manslaughter

COLUMBIA - A man accused in the 2017 death of Leon Wilder in Audrain County pleaded guilty Monday ahead of his trial. Richard Henry pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, Audrain County Prosecutor Jacob Shellabarger confirmed to KOMU 8 News. Other charges against Henry were dropped.


Man pleads guilty in 2017 drug deal killing in Missouri

MEXICO, Mo. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in a fatal drug deal shooting that started when the victim was forced into a pickup truck at a Columbia motel. KMIZ-TV reports that 37-year-old Richard Henry II, of Overland, pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in the killin


Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrests (April 14-20)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following arrests in Ste. Genevieve County or involving county residents from April 14 through April 20:. Troy W. Crader, 50, male, of Homosassa, Florida, was arrested at 7:46 p.m. on April 19 in Ste. Genevieve County for a parole violation from the Tex


Deputies arrest Auxvasse man for felony stalking warrant

DEPUTIES LOCATE WANTED AUXVASSE MAN REFERENCE FELONY STALKING CASE. On April 20, 2019, at approximately 4:21 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a wanted person investigation in the 300 block of South Main Street in Auxvasse.


Trial begins for Audrain County homicide

WARREN COUNTY, Mo. - A man goes to trial today in Warren County for his alleged role in an Audrain County homicide. Richard Henry III, 37, of Overland, is accused of killing 30-year-old Leon Wilder III back in 2017.


Fires at Missouri city hall, police station, ex-mayor's home have some suspecting cover-up, others hate crime

Shortly after Tyus Byrd ended her tenure as mayor and swore in a new leader for Parma, Missouri -- the politician who had bested Byrd in the election -- fires broke out at Byrd's home, the city's police station and city hall.


Audrain County murder suspect takes plea deal

MEXICO, Mo. - The accused trigger man in an Audrain County killing pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge. Richard Henry II, 37, of Overland, was accused of killing 30-year-old Leon Wilder III in 2017.


Missouri could eliminate tax credits for seniors who rent

A change in a Missouri tax credit program could impact your parents and grandparents financial situation and the options for a home. The state senate is considering a bill that would remove hundreds of dollars in yearly tax credits for seniors who rent.


Missouri appeals court upholds contempt against Columbia homeowner

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A Columbia homeowner jailed for 10 days for contempt of court for not complying with an order to remove structures from his property could find himself behind bars again.


Special election in parts of southwest Missouri set for Nov. 5th

MISSOURI - Some southwest Missouri voters will have an extra race to decide later this year. Governor Mike Parson has set a November election date to fill the vacant seat in the 158th district of the House.


Two injured in head-on crash on Tom Bass Road

BOONE COUNTY, Mo - Two drivers were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a head-on collision between an empty gas tanker truck and a white 4-door sedan. The crash happened around 6 a.m.Tuesday at the intersection of Tom Bass Road and East Deer Park Road near Highway 63 southbound.


Columbia woman allegedly stole identities of 11 people

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Deputies say they found a cache of personal identification cards and more during a traffic stop in April. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Dustin Calvin, of Columbia, with trafficking in stolen identities, which is a felony, and drug possession in connection with a traffic stop that


Veterans from across Missouri to attend Vietnam Commemoration

A 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City this Thursday morning, April 25, hosted by the 100th Session of the Missouri General Assembly and Governor Mike Parson.


Ambitious Pro-Life Bill Moving Through Missouri Senate

The Missouri House passed HB 126, also known as “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act,” by a vote of 117 to 39 on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The bill was passed by all house republicans and three democrats. HB 126 was sponsored in the house by Missouri Representative Nick Schrorer (R-107, O’Fallon).


Fulton Fire Department considers carrying Narcan

FULTON, Mo. - The Fulton Fire Department is considering carrying a drug to combat opioid overdoses. Fire Chief Kevin Coffelt said he's asking the Fulton City Council on Tuesday to approve and allow the fire department to carry naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan.


Reports: Moberly stabbing part of ‘jealousy-fueled’ fight

An Easter morning stabbing was allegedly the result of a jealousy-fueled fight between two men in a relationship with the same woman, according to probable cause statement submitted by Moberly police.


Gov. Parson talks Missouri River flooding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Governor Parson is set to meet Friday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with his fellow governors of Iowa and Nebraska to talk about Missouri River flooding concerns.


Punching Easter bunny who broke up fight has rap sheet

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It turns out an Easter bunny in Florida who was hailed as a hero for intervening in a fight between a man and woman has a rap sheet. The Tampa Bay Times reports Antoine McDonald is wanted in New Jersey.