KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ KOMU.com Coverage From Callaway Coverage From Callaway en-us Copyright 2016, KOMU.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Tue, 9 Feb 2016 01:02:18 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ 144 25 Two killed in head-on collision on Interstate 70 http://www.komu.com/news/two-killed-in-head-on-collision-on-interstate-70/ http://www.komu.com/news/two-killed-in-head-on-collision-on-interstate-70/ Coverage From Callaway Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:58:29 AM Jake Schnierow, KOMU 8 Reporter and Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Two killed in head-on collision on Interstate 70

CALLAWAY COUNTY - Two people are dead after an accident on eastbound Interstate 70 near Kingdom City Saturday morning around 10 a.m.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers said a black Jaguar traveling west crossed under the metal wiring in the median before jumping over a Volkswagen and landing on a silver Honda on the other side of the road.

The driver of the Jaguar, 64-year-old Darrell Burgess, was confirmed dead. 81-year-old Beverly Burgess, the passenger in the Jaguar, later died around 8 p.m. after being transported to University Hospital.  

Troopers also said the driver of the Honda, 24-year-old Darion Jordan, is seriously injured. University Hospital said Monday Jordan was in good condition. 

The major crash unit is investigating the accident. Both lanes were back open by 1:45 p.m.

[Editor's Note: The story was updated with details of the accident and information on Jordan's condition.]

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Man charged in relation to church burglary in Callaway County http://www.komu.com/news/man-charged-in-relation-to-church-burglary-in-callaway-county/ http://www.komu.com/news/man-charged-in-relation-to-church-burglary-in-callaway-county/ Coverage From Callaway Thu, 28 Jan 2016 3:21:45 PM Calli Luna and Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producers Man charged in relation to church burglary in Callaway County

CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway County prosecuting attorney charged a Fulton man following a burglary at a church near Kingdom City in December.

28-year-old Thomas Seay was charged Wednesday for second-degree burglary and third-degree stealing. 

These charges were in relation to a Callaway County Sheriff's Office investigation of a burglary at The Lighthouse Church on County Road 147. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said Seay was being held in the Callaway County Jail.

Deputies said Seay has prior stealing convictions in Callaway and Audrain counties.

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State reps discuss resolution condemning executive order on guns http://www.komu.com/news/state-reps-discuss-resolution-condemning-executive-order-on-guns/ http://www.komu.com/news/state-reps-discuss-resolution-condemning-executive-order-on-guns/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 25 Jan 2016 7:47:46 PM Alex Dostaler, KOMU 8 Reporter State reps discuss resolution condemning executive order on guns

JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri lawmaker proposed a resolution which would ask Congress to reject and revoke President Obama's executive order on gun control Monday night.

The executive order requires sellers to get licenses to sell firearms, requires buyers to undergo stricter background checks. More than $500 million will go to mental health treatment, and there will also be efforts to improve gun technology to prevent accidents.

Rep. Jered Taylor (R-Nixa) proposed the issue to the Emerging Issues Committee within the Missouri House of Representatives.

"It shows Missourians that, as an elected body from Missouri, we're serious about legislation dealing with the Second Amendment and protecting Missourians' Second Amendment rights."

Several Republican leaders in the Missouri state government have already expressed their disapproval publicly with the order, and one mid-Missouri gun seller said the action won't stop criminals. Eight of 12 of the committee members are Republican.

After discussing bills and resolutions for more than two hours, one legislator became angry that such a bill was proposed, and called the bill inappropriate.

"[It's not] appropriate for your resolution going to D.C. saying that [the Missouri House] believes that when you've got at least 30 members of the minority party that disagree with that," Rep. Mike Colona (D-St. Louis) said. 

The committee did not vote Monday night.


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Suspect charged in connection with stabbing south of Fulton http://www.komu.com/news/suspect-charged-in-connection-with-stabbing-south-of-fulton/ http://www.komu.com/news/suspect-charged-in-connection-with-stabbing-south-of-fulton/ Coverage From Callaway Thu, 21 Jan 2016 5:04:39 PM Amber Smith and Calli Luna, KOMU 8 Digital Producers Suspect charged in connection with stabbing south of Fulton

CALLAWAY COUNTY -A suspect was charged Thursday in connection with a stabbing at a home south of Futlon.

Callaway County Sheriff's deputies arrived to a home on the 5000 block of Ethan Lane off of County Road 405 Wednesday night and found a 50-year-old male who had been stabbed in the abdomen.

The victim was transported to University Hospital.

Shawna Knight, 52, was arrested at the scene. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said Knight and the victim lived together.

Knight was charged Thursday with second-degree domestic assault. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said the investigation is ongoing and further charges could be filed.

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Fulton city council faces backlash over snowplows http://www.komu.com/news/fulton-city-council-faces-backlash-over-snowplows/ http://www.komu.com/news/fulton-city-council-faces-backlash-over-snowplows/ Coverage From Callaway Wed, 20 Jan 2016 8:21:53 AM Alex Dostaler, KOMU 8 Reporter Fulton city council faces backlash over snowplows

FULTON - Fulton city council members have seen backlash from people who want snow plows to be used more frequently.

Callaway County's website said that the city of Fulton passed an ordinance in November 2010, that will not allow the city to use plows unless at least two inches of snow have fallen and snow has stopped falling. 

It took until around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday morning for city plows to begin work on streets. Between one and two inches fell in Fulton Tuesday night, and it took until more snow fell overnight to bring the plows out.

Fulton Public Schools was among several school districts to cancel school Wednesday in the mid-Missouri area as a result of heavy snowfall, making the announcement on Tuesday night.

The Fulton Sun reported it costs the city $10,000 every time it wants to use the snow plows, which led to the council's hesitance to use the plows.

Members of the Fulton city council could not be reached for comment.


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William Woods University hosting discussion of race and sport http://www.komu.com/news/william-woods-university-hosting-discussion-of-race-and-sport/ http://www.komu.com/news/william-woods-university-hosting-discussion-of-race-and-sport/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 18 Jan 2016 5:09:52 PM Paxton DiBlasi, KOMU 8 Reporter William Woods University hosting discussion of race and sport

FULTON - William Woods University is hoping to show people how sports have played and continue to play a crucial role in the Civil Rights movement.

The university will host a showing of the ESPN 30 for 30, Ghosts of Ole Miss, followed by a discussion panel.

Anthony Cavaiani, a professor of communication at the university will host the event named Sport and The Hauntings of Our Collective Past.  

He said he hopes to get students to think about is how sport is used as a vehicle for social change.

"We've come to a pivotal moment in our nation's history where there are a lot more minorities and there's a lot more of a struggle for equal rights across a whole host of groups, and I think sport has played a very pivotal role in how we perceive it," Cavaiani said. "What's left out of the conversation a lot of the times are things regarding race, are things regarding gender, are things regarding sexual orientation and women's right in sport, and we don't often hear that from major sports corporations."

He said this is an opportunity for students to come learn, ask questions and comment on what they have seen or about what they want to know.

"The thing we are going to focus on," Cavaiani said, "is how sport can be used as a form of social change when it is involving any type of race."

Cavaiani said he hopes students at least leave talking about where we are today as a nation and the effect sport has had on things that are sometimes overlooked in the Civil Rights movement.

The film takes a look at the events of 1962 when James Meredith was admitted as the first African-American to the University of Mississippi. Amidst violent protests on campus the football team was fighting for an undefeated season. 

According to the official ESPN film summary, the film "explores the intersection of one of the most significant moments in the Civil Rights movement with a team of young men caught in the middle of history."

For more information on the film itself, ESPN's Outside The Lines did a three-part piece on the film.

The film showing and discussion are open to the public, and will begin at 4PM. The event is being held at the Library Auditorium on the William Woods campus.  




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Submerged vehicle discovered in Missouri River http://www.komu.com/news/submerged-vehicle-discovered-in-missouri-river/ http://www.komu.com/news/submerged-vehicle-discovered-in-missouri-river/ Coverage From Callaway Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:26:04 AM Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Submerged vehicle discovered in Missouri River

JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police responded to a car under water in the Missouri River under the Missouri River Bridge Friday.

The department, along with the Jefferson City Fire Department and the Water Patrol Section of the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated to determine how the vehicle got into the water and if a crime had taken place.

Investigators determined that the vehicle was reported stolen from Columbia Friday morning. The Jefferson City Police Department believes the vehicle was abandoned in the river after it was stolen.

In a news release, Captain Doug Shoemaker said that investigators are not ruling out any possibilities.

There was nobody in the vehicle and police do not believe anybody was harmed.

[Editor's Note: The story was updated to include the newest information.]

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Holts Summit officers experience close call on traffic stop http://www.komu.com/news/holts-summit-officers-experience-close-call-on-traffic-stop/ http://www.komu.com/news/holts-summit-officers-experience-close-call-on-traffic-stop/ Coverage From Callaway Fri, 25 Dec 2015 4:17:47 PM Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Holts Summit officers experience close call on traffic stop

CALLAWAY COUNTY - Two Holts Summit police officers are lucky to be alive after a car nearly hit them Friday while they conducted a traffic stop.

Holts Summit Police Department Sgt. Marc Haycook said he and Officer Stephen Smith had a car pulled over on Highway 54 south of the city limits near the Melray Curve. 

Haycook said drivers heading toward the scene had been moving over into the other lane as required by law when one driver stopped in the left lane.

Haycook said another driver, coming over the hill, did not initially see the stopped car. The driver swerved to avoid the vehicle, narrowly missing the officers on the shoulder.

Haycook said the car came within a foot of him and Smith as it ran off the road into a ditch. He called the near miss "an eye-opening experience."

Haycook said no one was hurt in the crash and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.

(Editor's note: this story has been updated with additional information.)


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Fulton man airlifted following Highway 54 crash http://www.komu.com/news/fulton-man-airlifted-following-highway-54-crash/ http://www.komu.com/news/fulton-man-airlifted-following-highway-54-crash/ Coverage From Callaway Sun, 20 Dec 2015 4:10:27 PM Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Fulton man airlifted following Highway 54 crash

CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Fulton man suffered serious injuries in a rollover crash on Highway 54 Sunday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened at 12:28 p.m. on the highway's eastbound lanes near Route BB between New Bloomfield and Fulton.

According to the patrol, 82-year-old Norman L. Porter of Fulton, driving a 2014 Fiat 500, pulled into the path of a 2004 Ford F-250 driven by 55-year-old Richard D. Wiseman, also of Fulton. Wiseman's truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Porter's car came to a stop, blocking the eastbound lanes of the highway.

Wiseman, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered serious injuries. Medics airlifted him to University Hospital via Staff for Life, according to MSHP.

University Hospital said Monday Wiseman's condition had been udpated to good.

Porter, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the crash. 

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the condition of Richard Wiseman.]

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Cities of Fulton and Holts Summit team up for retail development http://www.komu.com/news/cities-of-fulton-and-holts-summit-team-up-for-retail-development/ http://www.komu.com/news/cities-of-fulton-and-holts-summit-team-up-for-retail-development/ Coverage From Callaway Wed, 16 Dec 2015 5:35:31 PM Caileigh Peterson, KOMU 8 Reporter Cities of Fulton and Holts Summit team up for retail development

CALLAWAY COUNTY- The cities of Fulton and Holts Summit have teamed up to bring in new retail providers for both cities.

They have been individually discussing hiring an outside consultant to conduct surveys with existing businesses and citizens to determine where they lack the necessary establishments.

The consultant, Retail Coach, will look into the cities’ population, socioeconomic income, education, and more.

City administrators felt it would be most cost efficient to form a partnership in finding a consultant.

The cities reached an agreement with Retail Coach in late November. The deal with Retail Coach will cost a total of $35,000 to be split evenly between each city.

Brian Crane, a city administrator with Holts Summit, said both cities will gain more than just new places to shop.

“The new retail developments will create job opportunities and will bring in more sales tax which funds our infrastructure.” Crane said.

Bill Johnson, director of administration for Fulton, said the cities have different needs.

“Holts Summit’s needs for new retail are different from Fulton’s needs for retail so we don’t believe there’s going to be any competition between the two communities at all.” Johnson said.

The deal with Retail Coach is for one year with the option to renew.

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Court documents reveal what led to deputy-involved shooting http://www.komu.com/news/court-documents-reveal-what-led-to-deputy-involved-shooting/ http://www.komu.com/news/court-documents-reveal-what-led-to-deputy-involved-shooting/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:47:16 AM Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Court documents reveal what led to deputy-involved shooting

CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office released the name of the man shot by a deputy late Saturday night and court documents allege the incident stemmed from a racial dispute. 

Prosecutors charged Joshua Huddleston, 28, of California, Missouri with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon motivated by discrimination, unlawful use of weapon – possession while intoxicated – loaded weapon, and armed criminal action. 

According to court documents, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. J. P. Clark said Huddleston, while drunk, allegedly began accusing an unidentified black male of making sexual comments towards his wife while at a biker club gathering of 30-40 people Saturday night east of Jefferson City.  Clark said Huddleston took out a Springfield semi-automatic .40 caliber pistol and began making racial slurs toward a group of black men.

Clark said a witness, identified only as M.B., attempted to verbally de-escalate the situation by asking Huddleston to holster his gun. Clark said Huddleston then pointed his gun at M.B.'s head, simultaneously disarming the witness, who was also carrying a gun. 

Clark said Huddleston then took both firearms and pointed them at M.B., verbally threatening to kill him. The documents allege another witness, identified as D.M., tried to physically restrain Huddleston from behind, resulting in Huddleston falling from the ground and dropping M.B.'s gun. 

Clark said M.B., D.M. and the building's remaining occupants in the building fled the scene. Clark said while Huddleston regained his footing, he pointed the Springfield .40 pistol and fired one round at the fleeing crowd. 

Court documents said after law enforcement arrived, Huddleston exited the building still armed with the pistol, a Callaway County sergeant shot Huddleston after he refused to comply with verbal commands to disarm himself.  

Medics transported Huddleston to the hospital in serious condition following the shooting. He remains hospitalized as of Monday morning and will be transported to the Callaway County Jail pending his medical release. 

The deputy who shot Huddleston, described by CCSO Lt. Clay Chism as a "veteran shift sergeant," is on administrative leave and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating. 

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Property landlord details events before deputy-involved shooting http://www.komu.com/news/property-landlord-details-events-before-deputy-involved-shooting/ http://www.komu.com/news/property-landlord-details-events-before-deputy-involved-shooting/ Coverage From Callaway Sun, 13 Dec 2015 6:23:32 PM James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter Property landlord details events before deputy-involved shooting

CALLAWAY COUNTY - The landlord at the Callaway County property where a deputy shot a man Saturday night said the shooting was a violent end to what started as a community event.

The Callaway County Sheriff's office said a deputy shot a man Saturday after he approached authorities "in a threatening manner."

Landlord Gary Sines said, "I mean there was little kids and families, I mean it was like a family, chili cook-off is what it was."

Sines said a bike club rents the garage where the shooting occurred. He said the man a deputy shot was a relative of one of the bike club's members.

"He was kind of hanging off to the side there and he seemed to be acting a little bit weird or something. All of the sudden, he just kinda shot off on somebody, yelling at him. He just went crazy about this guy and pulled out a gun," Sines said.

Sines said people at the cook off got people out of the building, leaving the armed man alone inside and called police.

"And then they said when the police came, he went out, he walked out of the building with a gun to his head," Sines said.

Sines said the group has been renting the garage for about six months. He said he'd had no problems with them before.

"It was just a normal bunch of people, this isn't like a 'biker gang'," Sines said. "They're good guys."

Sines said there were about 40 or 50 people at the garage Saturday night. He said the man who police shot had probably been invited to the event.

"He was a relative of one of them, he was one of 'em's cousin or something, but he said... he'd always been a normal guy before, and he said...I mean, their words, he just went nuts," Sines said. "It's a pretty strange occurrence. I don't think there's any reason to think it'd ever happen again. From what I know about these guys, it's just not that kind of organization."

The investigation into the shooting was still ongoing Sunday. Authorities said the man who was shot was in stable condition. They did not identify him or the deputy who shot him, but said the deputy had been put on administrative leave.


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CCSO: Armed suspect shot by deputy, suspect in serious condition http://www.komu.com/news/ccso-armed-suspect-shot-by-deputy-suspect-in-serious-condition/ http://www.komu.com/news/ccso-armed-suspect-shot-by-deputy-suspect-in-serious-condition/ Coverage From Callaway Sun, 13 Dec 2015 2:55:35 AM Emma Henderson and Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporters CCSO: Armed suspect shot by deputy, suspect in serious condition

CALLAWAY COUNTY - A sergeant with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office shot an armed suspect Saturday night, leaving the suspect in serious condition, Lt. Clay Chism of the Callaway County Sheriff's Office said.

Chism said at 10:23 p.m. Saturday night, deputies responded to reports of an armed suspect threatening others at a private property on Highway 94 east of the Callaway County portion of Jefferson City.

Chism said deputies responding to the call received information of shots fired, leading deputies to request assistance from the Jefferson City Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

Chism said when deputies arrived, the armed suspect approached them "in a threatening manner." He said a "veteran shift sergeant" then shot the suspect. Medics transported the suspect to the hospital in serious condition, Chism said. 

Chism would not release the names of the sergeant nor the suspect involved in the shooting. He said the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and the sergeant was on administrative leave as of early Sunday morning.

Chism said there was "some biker activity" noticed at the property in the past few months. KOMU 8 News spoke to Jared Sheneman, who said he had family in the building at the time of the shooting. Sheneman said the building is a biker club.

Law enforcement shut down Highway 94 for over an hour as officers investigated. 

Chism said deputies may release more information Sunday.

(Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information.)

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Deputies arrest two following multi-county chase http://www.komu.com/news/deputies-arrest-two-following-multi-county-chase/ http://www.komu.com/news/deputies-arrest-two-following-multi-county-chase/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 30 Nov 2015 8:58:35 AM Miranda Craig and Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producers Deputies arrest two following multi-county chase

COLUMBIA - Boone County deputies arrested two people after a chase that led them into Callaway County early Monday morning.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the pursuit began at 3:09 a.m. after Columbia police attempted to stop 24-year-old Stephan M. Reed, a Boone County resident, in the 1400 block of Rangeline Street. Deputies said Reed fled, then merged onto Interstate 70. Deputies said they pursued him into Callaway County where he exited onto Highway HH and proceeded onto County Road 220.

The pursuit ended after a Callaway County deputy laid down spike strips on 220. Reed and his passengers then surrendered, according to BCSD.

Deputies said they arrested Reed on felony charges of resisting arrest and receiving stolen property after they found a laptop reported stolen from MU. Reed was also arrested on first-degree robbery and first-degree property damage warrants. 

One passenger, 22-year-old Meghan B. Glover of Columbia, was turned over to CPD on an outstanding city warrant. The other two passengers were released. 

Reed was listed as an inmate in the Boone County Jail as of Monday morning. His bond totaled $39,000. 

Glover was not listed as an inmate. 

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(Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information.)

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At least two fatalities in multi-vehicle crash on I-70 http://www.komu.com/news/at-least-two-fatalities-in-multi-vehicle-crash-on-i-70/ http://www.komu.com/news/at-least-two-fatalities-in-multi-vehicle-crash-on-i-70/ Coverage From Callaway Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:19:02 AM KOMU 8 Digital Staff At least two fatalities in multi-vehicle crash on I-70

KINGDOM CITY - There were at least two fatalities in a multi-vehicle crash involving semis on Interstate 70 at the Kingdom City exit Tuesday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Debris was scattered across the road, much of it unrecognizable. Missouri State Highway Patrol Lt. Paul Reinsch said three semis were involved including four other vehicles.

"You have two vehicles heading straight toward each other and the speed limit is 70 miles per hour," MSHP Cpl. Scott White said. "That is quite a closing speed, and when those speeds involved tractor trailers, that's quite an impact."

The crash killed two people and injured five others. Those injured were transported to MU Hospital.

Eastbound traffic was closed for two hours and officials detoured traffic to Highway 63, but one lane was opened around 11:15 a.m.

"We train our troopers to keep the scene safe, and we don't want any other crashes to occur, so we have that in mind," Reinsch said.

White and Reinsch said officials are no longer diverting traffic on eastbound or westbound lanes as of around 12:30 p.m., like they had been doing in the morning.

KOMU 8 News was on the scene and continually updating its Twitter feed.



(Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information and to make spelling and grammar corrections as well as stylistic changes.)

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Deputies: Men rape 14-year-old girl in Kingdom City hotel http://www.komu.com/news/deputies-men-rape-14-year-old-girl-in-kingdom-city-hotel/ http://www.komu.com/news/deputies-men-rape-14-year-old-girl-in-kingdom-city-hotel/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:23:07 AM Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Deputies: Men rape 14-year-old girl in Kingdom City hotel

KINGDOM CITY - Callaway County deputies arrested two men on statutory rape charges Sunday for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl in a Kingdom City hotel.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said 42-year-old Brent Gibson (pictured left) 26-year-old Lucas Pickering (pictured right), both of Fulton, took the girl, a runaway from Jefferson City, to the hotel and allegedly supplied her with narcotics and alcohol Saturday. Deputies said the two men also had sexual intercourse with her. 

On Sunday, deputies executed a search warrant at the hotel, where they said they found narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Deputies then took Gibson and Pickering into custody.

The girl has been released to the custody of the state Children's Division.

Gibson faces charges of second-degree statutory rape, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of third-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Pickering faces charges of second-degree statutory rape, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and supplying alcohol to a minor.

Gibson and Pickering were being held at the Callaway County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office was assisted in its investigation by the Fulton Police Department, MUSTANG drug task force, Callaway County Juvenile Office and State of Missouri Children’s Division.

Deputies said further charges could be coming.


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The Mobile Vet Center travels the state helping MO veterans http://www.komu.com/news/the-mobile-vet-center-travels-the-state-helping-mo-veterans/ http://www.komu.com/news/the-mobile-vet-center-travels-the-state-helping-mo-veterans/ Coverage From Callaway Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:15:18 AM Andrew Hebert, KOMU 8 News The Mobile Vet Center travels the state helping MO veterans

FULTON - The 40-foot-long Mobile Vet Center van was in Fulton Wednesday for an outreach event to help Missouri veterans get counselling.

The vehicle and its two staff members, Mark Johnson and Lloyd Adams, are in charge of serving 38 counties around Missouri. 

Adams said, "our goal is to be here for the veterans, to listen to what they have to say and support them." He continued by saying, "the van allows us to come to veterans who may live too far away from facilities to seek out help." 

The Mobile Vet Center offers several different types of counselling options from martial counselling to readjustment councelling. The center also provides referrals for jobs and benefit services.  

The vehicle is owned and opperated by the Columbia Vet Center and will be in Hannibal, Missouri on Friday. 


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I-70 Series themed corn maze draws national attention http://www.komu.com/news/i-70-series-themed-corn-maze-draws-national-attention/ http://www.komu.com/news/i-70-series-themed-corn-maze-draws-national-attention/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:41:20 PM Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter I-70 Series themed corn maze draws national attention

CALLAWAY COUNTY - The 2015 MLB postseason has many Missouri fans dreaming of a World Series rematch 30 years in the making.

The Cardinals hold the best record in the National League entering the postseason (100-62) and the Royals own the best record in the American League (95-67). 

And one mid-Missouri family has more invested in the potential matchup than most.

Shryock's Callaway Farms designed an "I-70 Series" themed corn maze as a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the 1985 World Series and as a prediction.

"I know about the Madden cover jinx and the SI cover jinx, I really hope we're not getting into anything like that," Shryock's Callaway Farms' Dustin Shryock said. "We have confidence in both teams. We think they're built for late October runs."

The post gained a lot of attention when the Shryock's posted the aerial photo to social media.

"When we're picking a theme for what the maze is going to be, we try to pick something that's going to create a little bit of a buzz," Shryock said. "Things are just really coming together really well this season."

Shryock said the picture got more than 100,000 views on Facebook over three days when the family first posted it.

"I think people just really enjoyed taking a look at that picture," Shryock said.

Royals fan Sherri Hanysz saw it on her Facebook feed and drove more than two hours from the Kansas City area to visit the maze on its opening weekend.

"They did a very good job with it," Hanysz said.

She also says she thinks the Royals will have no problem with the birds if both teams make it to the world series.

"It would definitely be fun to have these two teams playing against each other, because the Kansas City Royals would beat them," Hanysz said.

Shryock isn't afraid to tell people where his loyalties lie if the two Missouri teams square off in the fall classic.

"If we make it to the world series with both teams, if you're going to make me pick, I would tell you our barn is red for a reason," Shryock said.

The corn maze will be open until November 1, or the day game 5 of the world series is set to start.

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Police investigate Fulton Break Time break-in http://www.komu.com/news/police-investigate-fulton-break-time-break-in/ http://www.komu.com/news/police-investigate-fulton-break-time-break-in/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:11:32 PM Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Police investigate Fulton Break Time break-in

FULTON - The Fulton Police Department (FPD) is investigating a burglary at the Break Time convenience store on North Bluff Street. 

Officers arrived on the scene early Monday morning to find the store's front door glass shattered. Police did not locate anyone inside the store but did find a large amount of tobacco products missing from the business.

Police released a still from surveillance video taken inside the store that shows a person of interest. 

Police ask anyone with information to call FPD at 573-592-3100 or Crimestoppers at 573-592-2474.

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Fulton police investigate Family Dollar robbery, assault http://www.komu.com/news/fulton-police-investigate-family-dollar-robbery-assault/ http://www.komu.com/news/fulton-police-investigate-family-dollar-robbery-assault/ Coverage From Callaway Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:54:35 AM Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Fulton police investigate Family Dollar robbery, assault

FULTON - The Fulton Police Department (FPD) said it is investigating a Sunday night robbery at the Family Dollar store on East Third Street. 

Officers said they responded to the robbery at around 8:50 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a clerk who had been assaulted by at least one person. Police said the clerk suffered minor injuries. 

FPD said the suspects stole merchandise and money from the store. 

Police said at least three subjects left the scene in a red Dodge Charger or similar vehicle with larger aftermarket wheels. 

Police ask anyone with information to call FPD at 573-592-3100 or Crimestoppers at 573-592-2474.

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