Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder of infant has trial reset to March 2022 in Harrison County

A jury trial has been reset for a Kirksville woman charged with first and second-degree murder after a child death investigation in May 2020. Twenty-nine-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba appeared in court in Putnam County on September 15th, and her trial is now scheduled to begin in Harrison County on March 1st, 2022. It was previously […]

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Seven die in traffic crashes over Labor Day holiday weekend

Seven people died in traffic crashes during the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were 18 fatalities. The 2021 counting period for the Labor Day holiday ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 3, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 6.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following enforcement activity during the 2021 Labor […]

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Highway Patrol provides a summary of new laws related to public safety, transportation, watercraft, & protection of children

The abbreviated descriptions below are intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly, which is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws will go into effect on August 28, 2021.  SB 26 PROVISIONS […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports on July 4 holiday statistics, including 7 fatalities

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2021 July Fourth holiday statistics: 2021 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers worked 312 traffic crashes, which included 124 injuries and all seven fatalities. Troopers also made 144 DWI arrests and 81 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2021 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked 12 […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports six traffic fatalities, one boating fatality, and one drowning over Memorial Day weekend

Six people died in traffic crashes over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 28, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2021. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers investigated the following over the 2021 Memorial Day holiday weekend: Traffic Statistics Crashes — 270 Injuries — 82 Fatalities — 4 DWI — […]

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Audio: Human remains found in Rock Bridge State Park verified as that of Mengqi Ji

Authorities say human remains found in Columbia’s Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in late March have been verified to be those of a missing woman. Reporter David Gaines from our Columbia affiliate KFRU has the update.     Columbia Police held a press conference Tuesday verifying the remains belong to Mengqi Ji, who was last […]

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Audio: Columbia police expect an ID this week on remains found in a central Missouri state park

Columbia police expect human remains found at Rock Bridge State Park to be identified this week.     Investigators in central Missouri think those remains belong to missing Columbia woman Mengqi Ji, but the Boone-Callaway County Medical Examiner’s Office will have to confirm the ID. A forensic odontologist is working with a local forensic anthropologist […]

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Five die in traffic crashes over Christmas holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the preliminary statistics related to the Christmas holiday weekend. Five people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020. 2020 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics with troopers investigating the following: Traffic […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Jury trial scheduled for Kirksville woman facing murder charge after child died in Smithfield restroom

A jury trial has been scheduled in Harrison County for a Kirksville woman charged with murder in the first and second degree after a child death investigation in May. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s trial is scheduled to begin July 26th, 2021. An arraignment is scheduled in Harrison County on December 18th, and a pre-trial conference […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder after death of child granted change of venue

A change of venue has been granted for a Kirksville woman charged with murder—first degree after a child death investigation in May. Online court information shows 28-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s case was transferred from Sullivan County to Harrison County. A plea or trial setting is scheduled for November 19th. Kambamba has also been charged with […]

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Woman charged with murder, involving death of a baby inside Smithfield, bound over to Division One of Circuit Court

A Kirksville woman charged with first-degree murder as well as second-degree murder in Sullivan County following a child death investigation in May was bound over to Division One of Circuit Court Thursday, July 30th. Twenty-Eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday, August 5th. Kambamba has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter—first degree, involuntary […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing heroin that caused fatal overdose

An Oak Grove, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for distributing the heroin that resulted in the overdose death of an Arizona man visiting his family in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Joshua Austin Leroux, 35, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 20 years in federal prison without parole.  On Nov. 13, […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Bond set for Kirksville woman charged with murder

Bond has been set for a Kirksville woman charged with felony first-degree murder following a child death investigation by the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s bond is $250,000 cash only. A bond appearance hearing is scheduled in the Associate Division of Sullivan County […]

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Kirksville woman charged with murder of newborn baby to be arraigned today

An arraignment is scheduled this morning, Monday, May 18, 2020, at a courtroom in Milan for a Kirksville woman accused of murder, involuntary manslaughter, and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Kambamba is accused in the May 6th death of a newborn baby in a restroom toilet at the Smithfield […]