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Arrest made in Columbia homicide investigation

Arrest made in Columbia homicide investigation

Posted 12:01 AM 9/21/2019 by Cory Johnson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia Police announced Friday officers made an arrest in the homicide of E'quan Spain.

Michael L. Anderson III, 28, of Columbia, was arrested Friday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and second degree murder.

Police say Spain, 19, was (More)

9/19/2019

BEHIND THE SEARCH: How investigators found Megan Shultz's likely remains

BEHIND THE SEARCH: How investigators found Megan Shultz's likely remains

Posted 10:07 AM 9/20/2019 by Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - For investigators, finding Megan Shultz's likely remains in the Columbia landfill after only eight days of searching was like finding a needle in a haystack.

"13 years is a long time," Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said. "The remains are in poor condition. They're heavily (More)

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Police investigate shots fired in south Columbia

Police investigate shots fired in south Columbia

Posted 12:44 AM 9/20/2019 by Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Police said they found seven shell casings in the southern part of the city late Thursday night.

Sgt. James Meyer said officers were not aware of any injuries or property damage.

Officers said they were dispatched to Apple Tree Court around 11:40 p.m. Meyer said officers (More)

9/19/2019

Columbia community remembers Columbia College student killed by gun violence

Columbia community remembers Columbia College student killed by gun violence

Posted 10:29 PM 9/19/2019 by Emily Wolf, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Ian Russell and Marina Silva, KOMU 8 Reporters

COLUMBIA — The Columbia community came together Thursday night to remember the life of a Columbia College student killed in a weekend shooting.

Nadria Wright, 18, was described by her brother Shawntez Wells as the "kindest person" he knew.

"She literally never said no to (More)

9/18/2019

Megan Shultz's mother: police found daughter's body, clothing and jewelry

Megan Shultz's mother: police found daughter's body, clothing and jewelry

Posted 4:00 PM 9/19/2019 by Spencer Humphrey, Melody Cox & Jordan Alejandre, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

COLUMBIA - Police announced they found human remains during a landfill search consistent with the description of a Columbia woman who's been missing since 2006.

Debra Shultz, Megan Shultz's mother, said she felt in her heart that Comfort had killed Megan, but could never prove it.

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9/19/2019

Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

Posted 1:30 PM 9/19/2019 by The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action.

The Kansas Star  (More)

9/18/2019

Columbia police conduct death investigation after burglary call

Columbia police conduct death investigation after burglary call

Posted 2:44 PM 9/19/2019 by Trinidy Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police confirm one person is dead after officers responded to an armed burglary call Wednesday afternoon.

Officers said 23-yaer-old Kejuane Marshae Johnson was shot in a residence. They're currently calling it a death investigation.

Columbia police responded to a (More)

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