• 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)

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  • 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)

  • 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)

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