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Crime
7:03 am
Sat July 12, 2014

What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

Firefighters in Chicago hose down the scene of a shooting last fall where several people, including a toddler, were shot.
Paul Beaty ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 10:28 am

We have a default template for the way we process mass shootings. We scour through every available scrap of the perpetrators' interior lives – Facebook postings, YouTube videos, interviews with former roommates — to try to find out what drove them to kill. The sites of the massacres become a kind of shorthand: Columbine, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood. We conduct protracted, unsatisfying conversations about gun rights, and about mental illness, and about how we have to make sure that they never happen again.

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Shots Fired
4:26 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Police investigating five shots fired incidents in Columbia

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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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Politics
4:39 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Changes in Missouri's criminal code could make an appearance this week

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

 The Missouri Senate began work this week on an overhaul of the state's criminal code, but obstacles still remain to get the bill across the finish line.

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Crime
11:08 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Violent crime decreases in Columbia in 2013

Credit Derek Bridges / Flickr

The Columbia Police Department released its Uniform Crime Reporting data for 2013. The report shows a violent crime index of 3.76, which means there are 3.76 violent crimes committed per 1,000 people in Columbia. The index hasn’t been this low since 1985. Columbia PD has had to adjust to a shortage of available staff. Public Information officer, Latisha Stroer, says an increase in retirements has played a role.

“We’re at the lowest number of officers that we have been since 1993. We’ve had the highest number of retirements last year, we have a large number of officers retiring again this year. Every department nationwide has had problems with recruiting officers, new officers, and people wanting to come into this profession,” Stroer said.

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Crime
4:34 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

No civil rights violation charges in Brandon Coleman death

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Federal prosecutors say they won't file criminal charges connected to possible civil rights violations in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Columbia man.

Kansas City-based U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson opened an investigation in October into the May 2013 death of Brandon Coleman, a University of Missouri groundskeeper. She announced the results in a news release Tuesday.

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Crime
5:13 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Columbia violent crime task force discusses criminal risk factors

Photo by Derek Bridges via Flickr.
Credit Derek Bridges / Flickr

The Mayor’s task force convened Wednesday evening to discuss a new data based approach plan to further solve the violent crime issue in Columbia.

Task force member Dan Hanneken presented a list of risk factors called Criminogenic Need. This list addressed all of the risk factors that contribute to the likelihood of someone committing a violent crime. From his research, Hanneken explained a list of top eight risk factors.

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CoMo Explained
2:02 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

This is why crime was the number one story this summer

Where does all that all that caution tape go? That's just one of many questions we will not address on this week's show.
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  This week we take a quick look back to explain how crime quickly rose to become the number one story in Columbia:

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Crime
4:37 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Columbia police arrest three teenagers in Tre'Veon Marshall murder

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The Columbia Police department says officers arrested three Columbia teenagers yesterday and this morning in connection to the July 14th homicide of 17-year-old Tre’Veon Marshall.

Police arrested 18 year old Joshua Dewayne Murray and 19 year old Nicholas Raheem Thomas for first degree murder and armed criminal action. 17 year old Kimberly Makayla Huett-Linzie was arrested for felony hindering prosecution.

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Crime
7:38 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Columbia City Council approves mayor's plan to form crime taskforce

Mayor Bob McDavid speaking at a press conference on Aug. 5, during which he outlined his plan for creating a crime taskforce. The Columbia City Council approved his plan at their meeting later that night.
Credit Ryan Famuliner

  The Columbia City Council approved a proposal from Mayor Bob McDavid to create a taskforce to look at youth crimes in the city by a vote of six in favor to none against. Councilmember Ian Thomas did not attend the meeting.

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Intersection
6:12 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

How to reduce violent crime in Columbia

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Politics
1:08 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

McDavid announces plan to reduce crime in Columbia

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid speaks on how he plans to reduce crime in the city.
Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Speaking before a crowded conference room at City Hall, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid opened his press this morning conference bluntly.

"Columbia has too much crime," he said, as a slide behind him read the same.  "Nobody here disputes that."

Crime in Columbia has been a growing concern among residents and government officials – so much so that McDavid has come up with a six-point plan he thinks could lessen violent crime in Columbia.

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Crime
8:01 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Suspect in MU student's kidnapping arrested

Brian Adkison
Credit Morgan County Sheriff's Department / KOMU

A man charged with kidnapping a University of Missouri student has been captured after eluding officers for several days.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that 23-year-old Brian Adkison of Columbia was caught while authorities were investigating a residential burglary call. He is jailed in Morgan County.

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Politics
1:49 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. House bill bars copying death scene photos

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar the public from making copies of gruesome crime scene photos and videos.

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Intersection
6:30 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Solving crimes in the real world

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Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Crime
4:52 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

'Columbia Cease fire Initiative' aims to prevent violent crimes and assaults

KBIA

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.

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Crime
6:57 am
Thu July 19, 2012

St. Louis Co. crime down in first 6 months

stlouisco.com

Crime is on the decline in St. Louis County.

County police on Wednesday announced that the overall crime rate is down 12.5 percent for the first six months of 2012, compared with the same period in 2011. Violent crime is down 7.2 percent.

The county had 12 homicides in the first half of 2011, compared to two through June of this year. Forcible rapes are down 25 percent, arson 22.2 percent, burglary 28.1 percent, robbery 11.5 percent and aggravated assault 1.1 percent.

Crime
9:23 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Kansas City man arrested for Columbia bank robbery

A Kansas City man was arrested after an attempted robbery of a Columbia bank.
File KBIA

A suspected bank robber who was shot following a chase in Columbia confessed to police that he robbed another bank last month.

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AM Newscasts
9:38 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Newscast for April 23, 2012

Legislation currently before the Missouri House would change laws regarding licensing fees for animal shelters and dog breeders.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Crime
9:35 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Jefferson City shooting leaves one dead

A shooting in Jefferson City Sunday left one man dead.
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Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.

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Politics
9:02 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Police Review Board backs new policy for off-duty cops

The new policy would require police officers to wear their uniforms when performing off-duty security work.
File KBIA

The Columbia Citizens Police Review Board has unanimously voted to back a city policy requiring police officers to wear their uniforms while performing off-duty security work. 

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AM Newscasts
9:19 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Newscast for March 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • House legislators examine new death penalty rules in Missouri
  • The controversy surrounding failed development of sweetener factory Mamtek in Moberly continues.
  • Senate leaders endorse bill making disturbances of religious worship a crime.
Crime
9:09 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting

Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon.

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Crime
9:04 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Man killed in Columbia weekend shooting

Columbia police are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man.

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Business
4:54 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

New camera in downtown Columbia

KOMUnews Flickr

The nonprofit group Keep Columbia Safe donated almost three thousand dollars for a camera upgrade at the intersection of 10th and Cherry in Columbia.

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