Man charged with murder in Callaway Co. child's death

27-year-old Scottie Willet is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action following a homicide investigation in Callaway County.

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Columbia Police issue nearly 40 citations in safety checkpoint

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MDA's central Missouri goodwill ambassador speaks on her condition

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Unemployment, casino bills among new Missouri laws

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Cole Co. Commission weighs in on sewage leak issue

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Five people arrested in Boone Co. meth bust

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Columbia fire and police will work to keep bar crowds at bay

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Man charged with murder in Callaway Co. child's death

27-year-old Scottie Willet is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action following a homicide investigation in Callaway County.

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Ferguson police hit with $40 million lawsuit

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."

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