John Marsh

Bomb scare at Fort ‘Lost in the Woods’

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An incident involving a suspicious package at the Fort Leonard Wood Marine Corps Detachment Headquarters forced an evacuation of the building Monday. Personnel inside the building were evacuated at 7:30 a.m. The suspicious package also forced the closure of nearby East 8th Street.  The package was cleared and the building and …

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Charges for suspect who beat up elderly WW2 vet


The Boone County grand jury has indicted a man accused of attacking a World War 2 veteran and stealing his car. Driss Zarhouni is charged with elder abuse and stealing in the incident that occurred May first. Zarhouni is accused of going to a 91-year-old man’s home, beating him up …

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Veterans Court helps some troubled troops

Larry Henry

‘Cut him some slack’. That’s the idea behind Cole County’s Veterans Court … Treatment Court Administrator Larry Henry says the one – year old court works with those military veterans on legal issues they might face and with mental health or drug abuse problems they may have.

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Charges in Cole County shooting

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The Cole County grand jury has handed down charges against three Cole County residents who allegedly participated in a game of Russian Roulette that ended in the death of 23-year-old Casey Pittman in March. 21-year-old Allison Maize of Henley, 21-year-old Lucas Abbett of Henley and 21-year-old Ryan Buckley of Jefferson …

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Three busted trying to bring drugs into FRDC prison


Three people are under arrest after officials at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center say the trio tried to smuggle drugs into the corrections facility. 54 year old Dorothy Oliver, 56-year old Terry Lambert and 21 year old Laneisha Dill. Investigators say they got a tip from inside the facility …

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Crazy car chase


A car chase that began in Columbia and ended in Callaway County early Sunday morning lands two Columbia women in the Boone County jail. Columbia police say 20-year-old Melinda Vandeventer took off from the cops when they tried to make a traffic stop. Police say she was driving a stolen …

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Guy runs from Columbia cops – comes out on losing end


A suspect gets the taser after a long chase and an alleged fight with the cops. Ryan Wilkerson, 34, of Independence is now in Boone County Jail on several charges. Deputies say he was spotted driving a stolen truck near Range Line and Blue Ridge in north Columbia early Friday …

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The strange case of the Dixon town marshal is wrapped up

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The protests about the elected city Marshal in Dixon are over. Michael Plummer yesterday surrendered his peace officer license after cutting a deal that will keep him out of jail on 15 felony charges. Plummer entered an Alford plea on one charge…and will pay a fine and serve one year …

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Mid-Mo heroin dealer headed to prison


One of five men who ran a heroin ring in Columbia is headed for federal prison. A judge in Kansas City sentenced James Delarosa Bowman to 19 years and seven months in prison without probation. The 40-year-old Borden pleaded guilty to possession and selling heroin charges in January. He was …

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