police http://kbia.org en Columbia police believe they know driver in I-70 bicyclist death http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-believe-they-know-driver-i-70-bicyclist-death <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia Police Department is still investigating how the bicyclist on I-70 was struck and killed. &nbsp;Officials told&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KBIA</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;they are currently waiting for DNA testing from the vehicle they said was involved in the accident.</span>&nbsp; In a press release the department also believes they have located the driver involved in the accident.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:31:15 +0000 Brea Love 43000 at http://kbia.org Columbia police believe they know driver in I-70 bicyclist death Urban Crime Summit to feature law enforcement experts http://kbia.org/post/urban-crime-summit-feature-law-enforcement-experts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Police chiefs, mayors and prosecutors from Kansas City and St. Louis will join with law enforcement experts this month for a four-day Urban Crime Summit.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:21:42 +0000 Associated Press 39852 at http://kbia.org Urban Crime Summit to feature law enforcement experts Some St. Louis officers seeking more firepower http://kbia.org/post/some-st-louis-officers-seeking-more-firepower <p>Some union members are pushing St. Louis police leadership to buy more powerful guns to replace the 9 mm semi-automatic weapons officers have been carrying for more than a decade.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the police department has set aside $1.4 million to buy new pistols for the department's roughly 1,300 officers. Beretta has stopped making the 9 mm handguns, and the Police Officers' Association wants them to be replaced with .40-caliber pistols.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:11:12 +0000 Associated Press 37524 at http://kbia.org Some St. Louis officers seeking more firepower Missouri prosecutors gain new legal protections http://kbia.org/post/missouri-prosecutors-gain-new-legal-protections <p>Missouri prosecutors advising police on undercover investigations now have greater legal protection that their conduct won't violate ethical rules. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:43:21 +0000 Associated Press 33392 at http://kbia.org Missouri prosecutors gain new legal protections Mo. senator again seeking higher seat belt fines http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-again-seeking-higher-seat-belt-fines <p>A St. Louis senator is making a fourth attempt at raising fines for seat belt violations.</p><p>Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny wants to increase the fine from $10 to $50 for people caught not wearing seat belts in vehicles. His bill was to be heard Wednesday by a Senate committee, marking the fourth consecutive year that he has presented it.</p><p>The percentage of people using seat belts in Missouri lags behind the national average. Keaveny hopes a higher fine would encourage more people to buckle up.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:19:39 +0000 Associated Press 28812 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator again seeking higher seat belt fines Columbia Public Schools making schools safer http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-making-schools-safer <p></p><p></p><p>Improvements in safety are on the horizon for many of Columbia’s public schools. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:03:59 +0000 India Everett 25763 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools making schools safer Columbia Police Chief speaks about crime http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-chief-speaks-about-crime <p>Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton discussed the local crime rate and answered questions at the Boone County Democratic Muleskinners club meeting Friday.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:54:33 +0000 Erin Dismeier 25610 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police Chief speaks about crime Report finds racial disparity in Mo. vehicle stops http://kbia.org/post/report-finds-racial-disparity-mo-vehicle-stops <p>An annual report released Friday by the attorney general found black drivers were 72 percent more likely than white motorists to be pulled over in 2011. Black drivers were stopped 2.5 times more often than Hispanic drivers.<br /><br />The report compares racial characteristics of Missouri&#39;s driving-age population to the racial composition of drivers in the roughly 1.7 million traffic stops, 129,000 searches and 81,000 arrests.<br /> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:30:40 +0000 Associated Press 15176 at http://kbia.org Report finds racial disparity in Mo. vehicle stops Lake of the Ozarks police looking to add staff http://kbia.org/post/lake-ozarks-police-looking-add-staff <p>The Lake of the Ozarks Board of Alderman is in no rush to give the green light to add a new police officer in the city.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:29:35 +0000 Chloe Alexander 11994 at http://kbia.org Lake of the Ozarks police looking to add staff Columbia Police to beef up security during spring break http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-beef-security-during-spring-break <p>The Columbia Police Department is stepping up security during spring break and asking residents to do the same with their homes. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:06:03 +0000 Lee Jian Chung 10940 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police to beef up security during spring break Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting http://kbia.org/post/columbia-man-arrested-sunday-shooting <p>Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:09:28 +0000 Annie Trout 10037 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-6-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>A man is arrested for Sunday&#39;s Columbia shooting.</li><li>Missouri Republicans stand up for under-fire conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.</li><li>Washington University researchers make new discovery regarding Alzheimer&#39;s disease.</li></ul> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:01:51 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10036 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 6, 2012 City conducts review of police department http://kbia.org/post/city-conducts-review-police-department <p>The city of Columbia is spending $45,000 to conduct an outside review of its police department. This comes after a year in which the department has seen a host of issues, including the firing of officer Rob Sanders, as well as dueling local groups focusing on Chief Ken Burton.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 23:41:37 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 6468 at http://kbia.org City conducts review of police department