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Authorities have charged one man and are looking for another in a deadly Columbia shooting.

Eighteen-year-old Jadarius Sanders, of Columbia, was arrested and charged Thursday with suspicious of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. Bond is set at $100,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Police said in a news release that authorities are looking for a second man on a felony warrant for second-degree murder.

Five Arrests Made in Relation to Columbia Robberies

Jul 21, 2016
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 The Columbia Police Department arrested five suspects in relation to a series of armed robberies that occurred last week.

Columbia officers sought more public participation on violence recommendations at the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence meeting Friday evening. 

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The Columbia Police Department announced Monday it will start holding quarterly news conferences to provide the public more frequent opportunities to hear about police activity. 

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said the increased communication is a response to calls for police departments across the country to be more transparent and open.

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The Columbia Police Department announced Tuesday that four officers are joining the Community Outreach Unit.  

Columbia Police Expand Community Outreach

Oct 30, 2015
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  The Columbia Police Department is expanding its community policing efforts.  Bryana Larimer, a CPD spokesperson, said the department has expanded its Douglass Park Proactive Unit and turned it into the Community Outreach Unit.

  Columbia residents are being targeted for the second time in two months by a credit card phone scam. The Columbia Police Department issued a warning Wednesday that scammers were posing as employees with the city of Columbia and targeting people across Mid-Missouri.

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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid’s proposal for more public safety funding was quickly rejected Monday when his motion failed to receive a second. Mayor McDavid proposed $150,000 in new funding for public security sector to help fund services such as community policing.

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 The 25-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.

Willson Wheeler Nixon was pulled over around 3 a.m. Sunday after allegedly driving without turning on his headlights.

Columbia police arrested him for driving while intoxicated after he allegedly hit a parked car while being pulled over. He posted bond set at $500 at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

A spokesman for Gov. Nixon says this is a private matter and did not comment further.

Authorities have evacuated some guests at a Columbia motel after they say a man found an explosive device in a nearby vacant parking lot and brought it inside.

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Two police officers who shot and killed a man in a Columbia parking garage will not face charges.

Boone County Prosecutor Doug Abele announced Monday the officers were justified in shooting 51-year-old Mark Adair in April. One officer was with the Columbia police department and the other was a University of Missouri officer.

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The Columbia Police Department has disbanded its mounted and motorcycle units due to staff shortages. All but one motorcycle officer has been switched over to standard car patrol.

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The Columbia Police Department is asking downtown businesses and residents if they would be willing to share exterior security camera footage to help police in investigations.

Katie Essing, the Executive Director for the Downtown Community Improvement District, said the Columbia Police Department asked them to compile a list of businesses and residents in the downtown area that have exterior cameras and would be willing to voluntarily share footage with police.

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As law enforcement searched for an armed suspect near the MU campus Wednesday night, the university failed to follow established protocols and procedures for alerting the MU community.

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Christian Basi, the associate director of MU’s News Bureau, says that he is aware of concerns regarding the timing of MU’s Alert system Wednesday night following the shooting at Hitt Street Garage and is working to provide answers. While multiple witnesses said via social media they heard shots fired at Hitt Street Garage just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, the first MU Alert was not sent until 11:28 p.m. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin tweeted Thursday morning saying that MU is investigating the process of issuing alerts and will report the results. Basi declined further comment. 

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Police in Columbia say they've failed to identify a suspect in a case involving a former University of Missouri swimmer who said she was raped by several football players, months before she committed suicide. 

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Columbia police are looking for two people suspected of attacking a tow truck driver who stopped to help them.

Program Aims to Promote Bike Safety in Columbia

Nov 6, 2014
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As daylight savings time ends, the “Lighten up Columbia” campaign is geared toward promoting safe bicycle riding.

GetAbout Columbia, the Columbia Police Department, and Columbia Parks and Recreation partnered up to ensure safe riding in Columbia in the evening to early morning hours. The campaign has equipped the police department with bike light packets in their patrol vehicles to distribute to riders they may come in contact with.

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Police have no new information about a shot fired incident that occurred this morning on a street near Our Lady of Lourdes causing the lockdown of the school.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Columbia was placed on lockdown after a shot was fired on a nearby street about 11:30. The lockdown was lifted around 1 this afternoon when police notified school officials there that the incident had been resolved.

Columbia Police Mourn the loss of a K-9 Dog

Oct 10, 2014
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The hearts of those at the Columbia Police Department are heavy today after losing a special member of their family Thursday morning.

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Last year Assistant Chief John Gordon of the Columbia Police Department assembled a panel of officers. Their aim was to research cameras that could be worn by all of the officers in the department.

The panel "ranged in years of experience, obviously we had males and females on the panel and then we also had different heights," Gordon said.

"When you wear a body worn camera you wouldn't think about it but height has an element to it because of the way the lens works on the camera,” he added.


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Columbia residents gathered at city hall Thursday evening to discuss the newest updates to the neighborhood watch program. There are now about 4,000 residents within the city limits that take part in the program.

Though there has been a sufficient increase since the start of the program, the city would like it to continue to grow.  The goal is to heighten awareness of crime occurring in the community.

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The Columbia Police Department is warning that scammers are posing as representatives from the IRS or from Ameren Missouri in an attempt to get people to quickly send them money.

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The Columbia Police Department plans to outfit all of its uniformed officers with body cameras.

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Columbia Police officers responded to five separate incidents of shots fired over the weekend.

At 8:15 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to shots fired at the intersection of Garth Ave and Oak St. A gunshot victim with non-life threatening injuries was driven to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

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Two bills to further protect on duty officers are currently awaiting Gov. Jay Nixon's signature.  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. 

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An attorney for a man whose conviction in a Missouri sports editor's slaying was overturned has filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking $100 million.

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Columbia Police Department Deputy Chief Dianne Bernhard announced her retirement on Thursday. Bernhard accepted an offer to be the Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors, a national organization that provides resources for families and co-workers of police officers killed in duty.

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Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.

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