Jeff Haldiman

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Officers post photo to show support for slain colleague

Current lawmen and former colleagues of a Jefferson City police officer who was killed on New Year’s Day 2011 took to Facebook to remember him as the murder trial of his wife got underway this week.

Theft ring active in Mid-Missouri counties

Authorities say burglars are targeting rural homes, businesses in Callaway

Authorities believe suspects in several thefts from rural areas in four central Missouri counties live in the area.

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Winter storm pounds Missouri

Winter Storm Warning in effect until midnight

PERIODS OF SNOW AND SLEET CAN BE EXPECTED THURSDAY EVENING... TAPERING OFF TO FREEZING DRIZZLE.

Holts Summit theater to close

The owners of the Summit Plaza Theater in Holts Summit have confirmed the theater will be closing its doors.

Couple charged in infant’s death

Charges were filed Thursday against the mother of a 9-month-old boy found dead in a Holts Summit mobile home Wednesday and her boyfriend.

Man sentenced in 2008 child abduction in New Bloomfield

A Houston, Texas, man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for helping to hide a Cole County girl in July 2008 from authorities, after he and the girl’s mother took the child in an attempt to deny her father his custodial rights.

Couple charged in three-year old's death

A Morgan County couple has been charged in the death of a three-year old boy.A Morgan County couple was charged Friday in the death of a Stover child after they allegedly tried to conceal a fatal beating by staging a fake hit and run accident.

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Alyssa Bustamante sentenced to life in prison for killing 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten

"If I could give my life to bring her back, I would," those are the words from Alyssa Bustamante to the family of her victim, Elizabeth Olten, prior to Bustamante receiving a life sentence in prison for the killing that took place in October 2009.

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Bustamante sentencing expected Wednesday morning

A Boston psychiatrist told Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce this morning that no scientific study has shown a connection between the anti-depressant drug Prozac and an increased incidents of suicides or violence, including murder.

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Bustamante’s journal recounts how she killed 9-year-old girl

A journal of Alyssa Bustamante matter of factly described how she killed 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten in October 2009 and described the experience as ‘ahmazing,’ according to testimony Monday in her sentencing hearing.

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