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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Observed in the United States for more than 25 years, the purpose of this month is to educate and highlight issues associated with sexual assault.

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Police reports show that a firefighter killed in a Columbia walkway collapse was going door-to-door looking for trapped residents apparently because emergency responders thought they were dealing with a roof collapse.

A University of Missouri-Columbia crisis center received nearly 100 reports of campus sex assaults last year, but only two students were punished for such offenses in 2012, a newspaper investigation has found. 

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MU Police Chief Jack Watring announced Wednesday morning his department has identified Timothy Aaron Hoag as responsible for the 2005 homicide of Jeong H. Im, a retired faculty member at MU.

Hoag committed suicide on Aug. 9, 2012 in Columbia, and investigators matched DNA taken from the crime scene to Hoag.

The investigation remains open. While the MU Police Department said the evidence and statements gathered don't indicate anyone else was involved with the 2005 homicide, the department invites anyone with more information to come forward, according to an MUPD statement.

MU Police warn of fake football tickets

Sep 13, 2012
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Some Mizzou football fans got less than they bargained for at last Saturday’s game. MU Police received several reports of fraudulent tickets after the game against the University of Georgia. Those with fake tickets were turned away at the gate. MU Police Captain Brian Weimer says it’s only when you look at a real ticket next to a fake one that you may be able to tell the difference.

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The University of Missouri Police Department is offering lessons over the next three months on how to respond to an armed threat.