• 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)

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  • 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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  • Callaway 2 Water District Issues Boil Advisory

    Callaway 2 Water District Issues Boil Advisory

    Posted 8:36 AM 1/16/2014 by Amanda Sohaney, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway 2 Water District issued a boil advisory Wednesday night due to a leak on the water main. The advisory is in effect for 48 hours. The effected areas are:

    • West from County Road 101 on State Road UU to State Road (More)
  • Wanted Fulton Man Turns Himself In

    Wanted Fulton Man Turns Himself In

    Posted 5:02 PM 1/11/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - A man wanted for fleeing police in Fulton turned himself in Saturday.

    Officers arrested Lionel Gurley around 4 p.m. when he arrived at the Fulton Police department.

    Fulton Police said officers stopped Gurley Thursday night on Seventh Street and Nichols. Fulton Police said (More)

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  • Fulton Opens Emergency Warming Center

    Fulton Opens Emergency Warming Center

    Posted 7:09 PM 1/5/2014 by Amanda Sohaney, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - The City of Fulton announced today it opened its south fire station as an emergency warming center for residents. The fire station is located at 151 W. Tennyson Road and is open 24 hours a day.

    Residents needing more information should call the Fulton fire department at 573-592-3150.

  • Callaway County Donors Pick Up The Pieces

    Posted 6:22 PM 12/21/2013 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Every family registered under SERVE Inc. of Callaway County's Adopt-A-Family program will receive a Christmas gift this year. The non-profit organization's program accepted 1,100 children, seniors and disabled adults throughout the county to receive gifts. The organization lowered the (More)

  • Fulton State Hospital Proposal Gains Support

    Fulton State Hospital Proposal Gains Support

    Posted 4:14 PM 12/18/2013 by Eric Stoyanov, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton Area Development Corporation Board of Directors voted Wednesday to support funding for construction of new facilities at the Fulton State Hospital. 

    The Biggs Forensic Center at Fulton State Hospital is the oldest (More)

  • Community Promises Christmas for Family Who Lost Everything

    Posted 3:53 PM 12/13/2013 by Lauren Bale, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - People immediately began volunteering Friday to help family members who lost their father, home and everything they owned in a fire Thursday night.

    Four children were able to escape the home unharmed, but their father, 37 year-old Robert Walker, was pronounced dead (More)

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  • Callaway County Man Killed in Thursday Night Fire

    Callaway County Man Killed in Thursday Night Fire

    Posted 4:43 AM 12/13/2013 by Brent Pearson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MILLERSBURG - A 37-year-old man is dead after a Thursday night fire.

    Callaway County Sheriff's Office along with fire personnel responded to a fire at 2953 Ben Oaks Dr. just before 11 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, deputies found the residence heavily engulfed in fire. Neighbors and arriving (More)

  • Nixon Makes $11 Million Available for Fulton State Hospital

    Posted 3:08 PM 12/9/2013 by Nicole Neidenberg, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addressed reporters at the state's oldest psychiatric hospital, Monday. Nixon announced $11 million in state funds will be available for the planning and design of a new facility at the site of the Fulton State Hospital. 

    "Rebuilding these (More)

  • Cause of Fulton Power Outage Detemined

    Cause of Fulton Power Outage Detemined

    Posted 9:40 AM 11/27/2013 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - The cause of an afternoon power outage in Fulton on Tuesday has been determined.

    City officials confirmed the widespread electric power outage was due to equipment failure at one of the city's electric substations.  Power has since been rerouted around the substation while repairs are being made.

    All City of Fulton customers experienced the power outage Tuesday that began around 4:40 p.m. and lasted between 45 minutes to an hour.

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