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Infant remains identified, parents arrested in major breakthrough in Columbia Baby Doe case

An infant found dead in a backpack stuffed inside a tire near a Columbia tire retailer in August 2019 was identified Tuesday after a nearly three-year investigation. Her parents were arrested Tuesday with charges related to her death and abandonment and will be transported to the Boone County Jail, Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said during a news conference at City Hall, announcing a breakthrough in the case.
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Amtrak dump truck collision and derailment death toll rises; Amtrak officials now say 275+ on the train

CHARITON COUNTY, Mo. – The Amtrak Southwest Chief collided with a dump truck on Monday afternoon, causing all but one car to derail southwest of Mendon, Mo. An additional person has died in a Columbia, Mo. hospital since initial information Monday evening was confirmed in a press conference. “There are now a total of four fatalities in the crash. Three...
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Arrest made in Columbia's Baby Doe infant death investigation

Columbia Police announces there’s been a break in the case of a dead infant found nearly four years ago. An arrest has been made and Police Chief Geoff Jones plans to hold a press conference this afternoon to update the public on the case. It was in August of...
COLUMBIA, MO
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Baby identified, parents charged in 2019 'Baby Doe' case

COLUMBIA − Columbia Police announced Tuesday arrests have been made in connection to an infant found dead in August 2019 near McKnight Tire. Columbia police identified Samone J. Daniels as the victim. She was 4 to 5 months old at the time of her death and her remains had been inside a tire since 2017, according to CPD.
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$50,000 cash bond set for Columbia man charged with robbing gas station with hammer

A Columbia man accused of robbing the HyVee gas station on West Broadway while carrying a hammer has waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty. 30-year-old Jacob Woods is charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action for Friday morning’s robbery, which happened just before noon. Woods also allegedly had a large knife that one customer said looked like a sword. The Columbia Police Department’s probable cause statement says the gas station clerk gestured for Woods to leave the store. Court documents quote Woods as then telling the clerk “Do you know what a man with a hammer and a knife can do?”
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Union drag show canceled

An organization that sought to use the Union City Auditorium for a drag show has canceled the event after confusion on a vote by a city committee. Nclusion Plus, a for-profit Columbia-based entertainment, education and marketing organization, sought to use the auditorium July 15. “We’re a mobile pop-up entertainment, education...
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Mother, father arrested for death of baby in 2017, body found in 2019

Columbia Police have arrested two people in connection to the remains of an infant found in 2019. Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones announced on Tuesday that Staffone Fountain, 30, of St. Joseph, and Lavosha Daniels, 28, of St. Louis, are both in custody. Fountain was arrested on charges of First...
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Appleton Boy Scouts back home; 2 injured troop leaders stay at Missouri hospital after Amtrak crash

While two Appleton-based Boy Scout troops that were aboard an Amtrak train when it crashed and derailed Monday have made it home, two injured adults with the group will stay at a hospital in Columbia, Missouri. None of the 15 Boy Scouts or seven troop leaders, from troops 12 and 73, who were on the train had life-threatening injuries, said...
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Private philanthropy funds half of UM system's largest new capital project

(The Center Square) – The largest of five new capital projects throughout the University of Missouri system will be funded equally by gifts and campus reserves. The Board of Curators unanimously approved $73 million for the construction of four projects at the flagship campus in Columbia and a welcome center at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) at Rolla.
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Infant remains found three years ago in Columbia identified, parents charged with her death

Two suspects are arrested for their connection to the death of an infant whose remains were discovered in Columbia in 2019. Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones announced Tuesday afternoon that the infant’s parents, Staffone Fountain, 30, of St. Joseph, and Lavosha Daniels, 28, of St. Louis, had been arrested earlier in the day. Fountain is charged with first-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Daniels is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and abandonment of a corpse.
COLUMBIA, MO

Firefighters respond to early morning fire north of Columbia

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) A fire north of Columbia early Tuesday morning is blamed for thousands of dollars in damage. The Boone County Fire Protection District responded to the fire in the 1400 block of E. Gallup Mills Road around 6:35 a.m. Firefighters said a detached three-vehicle garage was on fire when crews arrived at The post Firefighters respond to early morning fire north of Columbia appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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