Posted: Jul 20, 2014 8:52 AM by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Jul 20, 2014 10:27 AM
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Police said Sunday they were assessing video evidence in connection with a weekend post office robbery.
Police said an unidentified suspect robbed the Kingdom City post office about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.
Police described the suspect as a white male with short sandy blond hair, short stubble on his face, 5' 10", to 6' with a thin build and 30 years old or younger. They said he was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and a black motorcycle helmet. They also said he was wearing black wrap-around sunglasses with possible white frames and a black and dark blue backpack.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said the suspect left the post office on a shinny black motorcycle, possibly a Honda Rebel or similar. Police said it was possibly 245cc, not more than 500cc. They said he departed north on U.S. Highway 54.
Police said immediately prior to the robbery, the suspect was followed by a blue/green Chevrolet Silverado while traveling west on Old U.S. 40 past Van's Garage. Sergeant Jeff Harding with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office said while the occupants of the Silverado were not involved in the robbery, the Sheriff's Office would like to speak to them as they may have valuable information about the suspect.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering up to $50,000 for the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for the crime.
Harding said he couldn't discuss what the suspect took or why the reward was set at $50,000.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Callaway County Sheriff's Office at 573-642-7291, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 314-539-9313, CrimeStoppers, or local law enforcement.
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and others were burning Thursday at Fourth Street near Missouri Avenue. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
Sedalia Democrat reporter Nicole Cooke said no one was hurt.
Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)
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Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
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Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Sgt. Jason Pace, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, identified the woman killed Wednesday afternoon as Somer Brook Speer, of Ozark. She also is a bondwoman (More)