• City of Fulton Works to Combat Unpaid Utility Bills

    Posted 2:58 PM 4/2/2014 by Jen Lask, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The city of Fulton's utility advisory board is working to solve the problem of unpaid residential utility bills. The biggest issue, the board said, is with final bills once tenants move out.

    "It's been an issue for quite some time but the losses increase annually," Kathy (More)

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  • Severe Hail Causes Damages in Fulton

    Posted 12:20 PM 4/2/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Mid-Missouri saw its share of bad weather Wednesday morning. In Fulton, large hail piled up on streets and buildings throughout town.

    William Woods University campus security said they heard several cars were damaged, but officers hadn't seen it for themselves. They also (More)

  • Some Fulton Residents Annoyed by School Buses Blocking Traffic

    Posted 12:43 PM 3/7/2014 by Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A hold up in traffic for around a minute is frustrating some Fulton drivers.

    After school ends and buses are dismissed at 3:10 p.m., one Fulton Middle School bus turns onto Bluff Street and turns on its flashing lights blocking northbound traffic at 13th Street. Then (More)

  • New Fulton Animal Shelter Groundbreaking Set

    New Fulton Animal Shelter Groundbreaking Set

    Posted 3:43 PM 3/19/2014 by Katie Kiebles, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - The groundbreaking ceremony for Fulton's new animal shelter has been set for March 24 at 11 a.m. The new site for the shelter is on Industrial Drive between Business 54 and Westminster Avenue.

    Constructing the animal shelter cost roughly $300,000 with $230,000 of that total being (More)

  • Environmental Group Fights Review of Callaway Power Plant

    Posted 3:39 PM 3/19/2014 by Meg McLeod, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting Wednesday afternoon to address renewing the Callaway nuclear reactor's license.

    The NRC said it reviewed the reactor and believes it is safe to operate. The (More)

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  • New Construction of Fulton State Hospital to Bring Jobs to Area

    Posted 1:59 PM 2/26/2014 by Mary Kate Burgess, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The Fulton State Hospital, which has been open since 1851, is in dire need of repair. According to a Department of Mental Health report in 2013, it is the oldest state psychiatric facility west of the Mississippi River.  The hospital generates more than $52.4 million in (More)

  • Sandra Plunkett Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

    Sandra Plunkett Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

    Posted 11:29 AM 3/3/2014 by Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A judge sentenced Sandra Plunkett to life in prison without parole or probation Monday for the murder of her husband. The judge also sentenced Plunkett to 7 years for armed criminal action.

    A jury convicted Plunkett in January of this year of both charges involved in the (More)

  • Judge to Review Callaway Co. Murder Case

    Posted 6:15 AM 2/10/2014 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A Callaway County judge will take another look at facts and evidence from a 2012 Holts Summit murder Monday morning as part of a case review process. 

    Holts Summit teen Ryan Koeble was charged with (More)

  • Governor Nixon Pushes for Money to Rebuild Fulton State Hospital

    Posted 2:18 PM 1/23/2014 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Gov. Jay Nixon pushed for the legislature Thursday morning to approve a $198 million bond to be used to repair the Fulton State Hospital.

    The hospital is Callaway County's largest employer and is in disrepair, which critics say is a safety hazard to hospital staff and (More)

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  • Mo. Senator Concerned About Fulton Hospital Bonds

    Mo. Senator Concerned About Fulton Hospital Bonds

    Posted 7:20 PM 1/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A key Missouri senator is raising concerns about Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to issue $198 million of bonds for new mental hospital facilities.

    Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer on Wednesday called the bonding plan "extremely troublesome" because (More)

  • Nixon Proposes $198M in Bonds for Fulton Hospital

    Nixon Proposes $198M in Bonds for Fulton Hospital

    Posted 12:17 PM 1/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing $198 million in bonds for a new maximum and intermediate security facility at the Fulton State Hospital.

    The hospital has Missouri's only maximum security psychiatric facility, and patients include those committed by the courts for (More)

  • Residents: Lack of Jobs to Blame for Poverty in Callaway Co.

    Posted 6:34 PM 1/21/2014 by Kelsey Kerwin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A recent report from the Missourians to End Poverty Coaltion shows that the poverty level in Callaway County has risen to 15.1 percent. According to the United States Census Bureau, only 11.7 percent of people in Callaway lived below the poverty line from 2008-2012.

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