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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.

Prescription drug part of Bustamante defense

Alyssa Bustamante’s prescription for Prozac may have helped lead her to killing Elizabeth Olten, 9, a consulting psychiatrist testified Monday afternoon.

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Bustamante pleads guilty to killing 9-year-old neighbor

Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to an amended charge of second-degree murder and a separate charge of armed criminal action for the Oct. 21, 2009, killing of a 9-year-old neighbor who had been visiting Bustamante’s younger sister.

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Bustamante pleads guilty to murder

At a half-hour hearing Tuesday morning, Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree murder and a charge of armed criminal in connection with the Oct. 21, 2009, death of Elizabeth Olten.

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‘Motion hearing’ set Tuesday in Bustamante murder case

A motion hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning in the Alyssa Bustamante murder case.

Bustamante trial to be held in new federal courthouse

Trial delayed 3 more weeks, until Jan. 30, 2012

Jeff City woman faces charges after allegedly stealing car in Callaway

A warrant has been requested for a Jefferson City woman whom officials say admitted to stealing a car in Callaway County Tuesday morning following a brief pursuit by authorities in the capital.

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Missouri 179's daily travelers look for a new route

Jefferson City public works officials have been looking at what effects closing Missouri 179 would have on local traffic.

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Holts Summit man faces charges after leading police in high-speed chase

A Holts Summit man was charged Monday in connection with a high-speed chase through residential areas of Jefferson City on Sunday afternoon.

Olten family: Bustamante confession gone

Elizabeth Olten’s family “is devastated over the loss of the confession,” spokeswoman Pam Cafourek said Wednesday, one day after Cole County Presiding Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce suppressed some evidence in the state’s case against Alyssa Bustamante.

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Sandbagging begins around thrift store

They’ve seen what can happen when flash flooding reaches their building. And with the threat of long-term flooding taking place, officials at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Michigan Street are not wanting to take any chances.

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Wife to be arraigned today on murder charges

The first court appearance for a Holts Summit woman accused of killing her husband, a former Jefferson City police officer, is scheduled for this morning at the Callaway County Courthouse in Fulton.

Man held on charges of killing wife at McDonald's

A Jefferson City man is being held by authorities Saturday after fatally shooting his wife in a restaurant Friday night.

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Man charged with killing 3

Facing three counts of first-degree murder, a Holts Summit man appeared Friday afternoon in a Callaway County courtroom, a day after he was captured in what authorities had called a statewide manhunt.

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Man charged with killing 3

Facing three counts of first-degree murder, a Holts Summit man appeared Friday afternoon in a Callaway County courtroom...

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Maylee charged with murder and assault for Callaway County shootings

The Callaway County Prosecutor's Office has charged Joshua Maylee with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with a triple homicide investigation.

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Triple–murder suspect still at large

The manhunt for a Mid-Missouri gunman believed to have targeted and killed three Callaway County residents and wounded a fourth continued Wednesday night.

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Search continues for Mid-Missouri gunman

3 rural Holts Summit residents killed, 1 hurt

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. -- The manhunt continued overnight for a Mid-Missouri gunman believed to have targeted and killed three Callaway County residents and wounded a fourth.