• Officials break ground on $211 million Fulton State Hospital

    Posted 1:33 PM 5/27/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Gov. Jay Nixon, along with local officials, broke ground Wednesday on new facilities for the Fulton State Psychiatric Hospital. The current hospital is the oldest state psychiatric facility west of the Mississippi River and home to Missouri's only maximum-security psychiatric (More)

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  • High river levels put flood preparedness at forefront

    Posted 3:14 PM 5/20/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Water levels for the Missouri River were at or near flood stage in mid-Missouri Wednesday. Measurements in Jefferson City, (More)

  • Small Callaway town considering merger with Holts Summit

    Posted 2:25 PM 4/15/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE MYKEE - The small Callaway County town of Lake Mykee, population 326, is discussing the possibility of a consolidation with nearby Holts Summit. Susan Rehagen, Lake Mykee's clerk, said a merger could happen within two to three years. 

    Rehagen said the town wants to merge with (More)

  • Fulton State Hospital construction could cause traffic issues

    Posted 7:53 AM 3/5/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON- Changes could come to one busy intersection in Fulton. 

    The consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff is in early discussion with MoDOT to install a temporary stoplight at the intersection of Wood Street and Route O. 

    According to Parson Brinckerhoff vice-president Tom (More)

  • Cause of death unknown for body found in Callaway County lake

    Cause of death unknown for body found in Callaway County lake

    Posted 12:29 PM 2/11/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The cause of death for a body found Tuesday night was ruled accidental.

    A spokesperson with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office said  authorities won't know the official cause of death of 55-year-old Mark Wenkel of Holts Summit for another six to eight (More)

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  • Man leads Callaway deputies on high-speed, wrong-way chase

    Man leads Callaway deputies on high-speed, wrong-way chase

    Posted 1:56 PM 1/18/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Deputies from the Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a Holts Summit man who led them on a high-speed, wrong-way chase early Sunday morning on U.S. 54.

    Deputies say the chase began after they, along with the Holts Summit Police Department, attempted to perform a (More)

  • Callaway nuclear plant marks 30 years

    Callaway nuclear plant marks 30 years

    Posted 1:30 PM 12/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    FULTON (AP) - The state's only commercial nuclear power plant has turned 30 and is on track to operate for another three decades.

    The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the Callaway Energy Center generates about 20 percent of Ameren Missouri's electricity for its 1.2 million (More)

  • TARGET 8: Calculating the value of each vote in November election

    Posted 12:49 PM 12/15/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Boone County saw about 35.8 percent of registered voters actually vote in the Nov. 4 mid-term election.

    With the turnout lower than the Nov. 2012 and 2010 elections, KOMU 8 News' Target 8 team investigated how much each vote was worth in terms of cost to the county taxpayers for (More)

  • Public meeting granted over hog farm dispute

    Posted 1:00 PM 10/7/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Opponents of a proposed Callaway County hog farm expect hundreds to fill a local school to fight against the company moving to their area.

    The Water Protection Program, which is a part of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has scheduled the public hearing next (More)

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  • Construction delays don't dampen optimism for new animal shelter

    Posted 4:41 PM 9/22/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Dozens of animals in Fulton will be able to call a new shelter home in the coming months. However, the wait may take longer than expected.

    Animal Control Supervisor Tina Barnes said it will be worth the wait.

    "It's going to be more updated, a nicer facility for the animals (More)

  • Unsolved crimes in Callaway County leave officials asking for help

    Posted 5:36 PM 10/7/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway County Crime Stoppers is encouraging citizens to call in with tips to help close cases. KOMU 8 obtained lists of unsolved crimes throughout the county that officers believe are the most important to solve in the area. 

    Law enforcement officials said they (More)

  • Callaway County upgrades spark funding debate

    Posted 5:20 AM 9/9/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Members of seven fire departments and the Callaway County Commission are debating how to best fund a new simulcast radio system. Communications between the emergency operating center and the different fire stations across Callaway County are not as strong as some would hope.

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