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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
4:13 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

No charges to be filed in Brandon Coleman shooting

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A mid-Missouri prosecutor will not file charges against the man who shot and killed 25-year-old Brandon Coleman of Columbia, calling the shooting "legally justified."

Boone County prosecutor Dan Knight announced the decision Wednesday. He ruled that the shooter was justified in shooting Coleman under Missouri's self-defense laws.

A phone message left with Coleman's mother, Winona Coleman-Broadus, was not immediately returned. She told the Columbia Missourian she felt that racial prejudice played a role in the decision. The shooter is white and Coleman was black.

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Politics
6:05 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Doubts raised over Columbia teen curfew

Columbia Chief Ken Burton announced the idea of a teen curfew at a news conference on Wednesday.
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Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton is calling for a teen curfew after two shootings occurred in Columbia earlier this month.

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Crime
5:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Columbia leaders consider curfew following spate of shootings

Columbia residents pack the seats in City Hall for the Crime Prevention News Conference on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
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Columbia's police chief is calling for a teen curfew after a recent spate of shootings that has city leaders and many residents on edge. Chief Ken Burton says he will develop a formal proposal for City Council consideration within the next month. Burton spoke today at a City Hall news conference along with Columbia's mayor and five council members.

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PM Newscast
4:52 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Newscast for June 24, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • 25-year-old man killed in drug-related shooting
  • Five bills with children's names await Gov. Jay Nixon's signature
  • REDI working to help startups

Crime
2:47 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Drug-related shooting kills one in east Columbia

The most recent shooting in Columbia happened in the parking lot outside of El Maguey restaurant off of Conley Road.
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Another shooting in a highly trafficked area of Columbia has left one man dead.

Around 11 o’clock Sunday night,  25-year-old Anthony M. Unger was shot and killed in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Conley and Brickton roads. That parking lot houses El Maguey Mexican restaurant and Robinsons Cleaners.

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Crime
4:52 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

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

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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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Education
6:26 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Students learn how to respond to campus shooters

Some Columbia middle school students are learning how to respond to campus intruders.
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The Columbia Public School district is training students to respond to active shooters on school grounds.

The Lange Middle School Cinema Club created an instructional video that demonstrates the "A.L.i.C.E" active shooter response method. A.L.i.C.E stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Escape. This new procedure teaches students that in certain situations it may be necessary to counter the intruder.

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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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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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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Neighbors stress community involvement after shooting

One Columbia man died Sunday afternoon after being shot on North Eighth Street. The shooting is one of many that have recently occurred in Columbia. Police have increased the number of patrollers downtown.

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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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Politics
11:28 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Legislators debate bill punishing unruly behavior near worship centers

Legislation inside of the general assembly would punish unruly behavior near religious centers.
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Sparked by past events around the nation, one Missouri senator is trying to make disrupting a house of worship punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a three hundred dollar fine for first time offenders.

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