columbia police http://kbia.org en Two bills passed to strengthen penalty of disarming police http://kbia.org/post/two-bills-passed-strengthen-penalty-disarming-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two bills to further protect on duty officers are currently awaiting </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon's signature.&nbsp; The Columbia Police Officers' Association has supported legislation that would make it a felony to disarm a law enforcement agent of any weapon, not simply their handgun.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:23:38 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 53759 at http://kbia.org Two bills passed to strengthen penalty of disarming police Apartment complex cooperates with police http://kbia.org/post/apartment-complex-cooperates-police <p></p><p>Recent incidents involving robbery, gun fire, and large parties at Aspen Heights housing complex have encouraged the Columbia police department to step in. Columbia Police Sgt. Joe Bernhard says the beat sergeants and the sector lieutenant are now working with Aspen Heights management to improve safety and security. He says the management has been requesting a courtesy officer, or off duty police officer, on site to look over things.</p><p>“I think it’s just small things that need to happen and have to set expectations for the tenants and enforce the rules,” Bernhard says.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:08:12 +0000 Tiege Dooley-Panko 42301 at http://kbia.org Apartment complex cooperates with police Columbia police investigating homicide at Truman VA Hospital http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-investigating-homicide-truman-va-hospital <p>Columbia Police say they are investigating a homicide at the Harry S. Truman&nbsp;Memorial Veterans'&nbsp;Hospital in Columbia that happened on Friday. In a press release, police say the suspect and victim were both patients at the VA Hospital, and that the suspect is currently in custody. Police aren’t releasing any other information right now. Sun, 03 Feb 2013 06:07:49 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 28258 at http://kbia.org Ferguson family starts billboard campaign http://kbia.org/post/ferguson-family-starts-billboard-campaign <p>Ryan Ferguson’s family started a billboard campaign Monday, encouraging the public to provide information about a composite image of a man possibly linked to the 2001 murder of Columbia Tribune editor Kent Heitholt. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:41:17 +0000 Maoling Xiong 25041 at http://kbia.org Ferguson family starts billboard campaign 'Columbia Cease fire Initiative' aims to prevent violent crimes and assaults http://kbia.org/post/columbia-cease-fire-initiative-aims-prevent-violent-crimes-and-assaults <p>The Columbia Police began the ‘Columbia Cease fire Initiative’ on Wednesday which compiles the names and photographs of individuals and close associates suspected of being involved with several shootings over the last four months. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:52:57 +0000 Jian Chung Lee 24584 at http://kbia.org 'Columbia Cease fire Initiative' aims to prevent violent crimes and assaults Columbia Police investigation confirms incidents at CPOA/FOP golf tournament http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-investigation-confirms-incidents-cpoafop-golf-tournament <p>The Columbia Police Department says an internal investigation confirmed that people were served drinks off the bare breasts of women at a Columbia Police Officers Association/FOP Lodge 26 golf tournament. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:30:19 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 20326 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police investigation confirms incidents at CPOA/FOP golf tournament Man dies after reportedly jumping from downtown garage http://kbia.org/post/man-dies-after-reportedly-jumping-downtown-garage <p>A man died after jumping off the parking garage at 5<sup>th</sup> and Walnut in Columbia Thursday morning. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:00:43 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19079 at http://kbia.org Mo. police, union investigate misconduct claim http://kbia.org/post/mo-police-union-investigate-misconduct-claim <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Columbia Police and union officials are looking into claims that topless waitresses participated in a recent union fundraiser.</span> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:25:51 +0000 Associated Press 16881 at http://kbia.org Mo. police, union investigate misconduct claim Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-friday-june-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon to address 2013 budget</li><li>Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers</li><li>Yahweh&#39;s Restoration Ministry to broadcast on national television</li></ul> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:11:32 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16346 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Friday, June 22, 2012 Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-release-internal-complaint-numbers <p>The Columbia Police Department is moving toward more transparency in dealing with internal complaints within the department. Earlier this month police voluntarily released a list of internal complaints against officers for the past year -- the first time they&#39;ve done so.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:31:23 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 16345 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police release internal complaint numbers Bank robbery puts 3 Columbia schools on modified lockdown Thursday http://kbia.org/post/bank-robbery-puts-3-columbia-schools-modified-lockdown-thursday <p>Three Columbia schools were on modified lockdown for about an hour Thursday afternoon. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:01:30 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 15891 at http://kbia.org Rios murder conviction upheld http://kbia.org/post/rios-murder-conviction-upheld <p>The Missouri Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of Steven Rios - a former Columbia police officer - in the 2004 killing of a college student Rios was in a relationship with.</p><p>Rios was convicted in 2009 of second-degree murder for the death of Jesse Valencia, a 23-year-old University of Missouri student.</p><p>Rios is serving a life sentence.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:44:04 +0000 Associated Press 15790 at http://kbia.org Police discuss heroin increase http://kbia.org/post/police-discuss-heroin-increase <p>Columbia Police started seeing an increase in the number of heroin-related arrests and overdoses beginning about six months ago. Heroin is now the number-one drug the department investigates. Last night police held a town-hall meeting to inform residents about the growing threat.</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 14:17:35 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 14770 at http://kbia.org Police discuss heroin increase Newscast for May 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-24-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:</p><ul><li>The announcement that the University of Missouri Press is closing</li><li>&quot;FASTCAT&quot; is the new bus line in Columbia that will run between the MU campus and downtown Columbia</li><li>The Columbia Fraternal Order of Police continues to call for the removal of Chief Ken Burton</li><li>The Missouri Council of the blind wants a Columbia chapter</li></ul> Thu, 24 May 2012 22:45:43 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 14749 at http://kbia.org FOP still pushing for removal of Chief Burton http://kbia.org/post/fop-still-pushing-removal-chief-burton <p>Columbia Police policies have changed but a police union is still calling for bolder action. Thu, 24 May 2012 21:20:23 +0000 Krystal Slusher 14740 at http://kbia.org FOP still pushing for removal of Chief Burton MU freshman quarterback arrested for leaving scene of accident http://kbia.org/post/mu-freshman-quarterback-arrested-leaving-scene-accident <p>Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was arrested Tuesday morning for leaving the scene of an accident. Tue, 15 May 2012 15:42:08 +0000 Karen Mitchell 14163 at http://kbia.org MU freshman quarterback arrested for leaving scene of accident MoDOT to crack down on youth impaired driving http://kbia.org/post/modot-crack-down-youth-impaired-driving <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation is cracking down on youth impaired driving. Thu, 03 May 2012 22:13:00 +0000 Gina Cook 13523 at http://kbia.org MoDOT to crack down on youth impaired driving Newscast for March 30, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-30-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A lawsuit between southeast Missouri farmers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers</li><li>A battery acid leak affecting Columbia Police Department and Joint Operations</li><li>Missouri Gaming Commission new rule regarding casino exclusion list</li><li>More corn planted this year since end of Great Depression</li><li>State Auditor Schweich releases report about misuse of federal funds</li></ul> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 22:18:14 +0000 Brian Pepoon 11577 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-21-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, I&#39;m Scott Kanowsky:</p><ul><li>Missouri legislators wrangle with state budget.</li><li>Columbia Police will step up security during spring break.</li><li>Missouri Senate considers a bill putting more security cameras in the state capitol.</li></ul> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:51:43 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10936 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 21, 2012 Newscast for March 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-20-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The status of the Missouri budget.</li><li>What the Columbia Police Department is doing to prepare for Spring Break burglaries.</li><li><p>A Missouri law that would push tougher penalties on hunters who accidentally kill someone.</p></li></ul> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:22:50 +0000 Chris McDaniel 10912 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 20, 2012 Newscast for February 10, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-10-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Joplin looking for weather radios</li><li>New video camera&nbsp;for Columbia Police</li><li>True/False Film Festival chooses its lead documentary</li><li>Politicians to meet in Columbia to discuss flooding issues</li></ul> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:59:13 +0000 Brian Pepoon 8618 at http://kbia.org New camera in downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/new-camera-downtown-columbia <p>The nonprofit group Keep Columbia Safe donated almost three thousand dollars for a camera upgrade at the intersection of 10<sup>th</sup> and Cherry in Columbia.</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:54:11 +0000 8611 at http://kbia.org New camera in downtown Columbia KBIA Newscast for January 4, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/kbia-newscast-january-4-2012-0 <p>Regional news form the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:36:22 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 6469 at http://kbia.org KBIA Newscast for January 4, 2012 Columbia police plan training on bias-free policing http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-plan-training-bias-free-policing <p>Columbia&rsquo;s police department is conducting a day-long training next week on respectful community policing. It&rsquo;s part of a larger effort and community discussion on improving the relationship between the police and the public.&nbsp;JESSICA PUPOVAC has this&hellip; Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:24:04 +0000 4640 at http://kbia.org Columbia police plan training on bias-free policing