Posted: Jul 1, 2014 5:15 PM by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Jul 22, 2014 9:47 AM
CALLAWAY COUNTY - The group of neighbors against a proposed three-building hog facility in Callaway County, now called "Friends of Responsible Agriculture", named a lawyer Tuesday as they prepare to take action against the development.
Eichelberger Farms notified residents earlier this year they planned to build a 10,000 hog facility off County Road 227, less than two miles from an existing hog facility in the area.
When that facility was built in 1994, neighbors resisted but allowed it given that no more hogs would ever be brought in within 5 miles of it. Jeff Jones, organizer of "Friends of Responsible Agriculture" said that agreement is being violated.
"We'd like them to go to a less populated area," Jones said.
The group named Ann Hagan, out of Mexico, as their lawyer moving forward in their resistance of the facility.
"She has an interest in helping the community and we need some guidance to be able to work through this process and she wants to be a part of that," Jones said.
The group is preparing to hand out a petition Wednesday to have those against the facility voice their opposition.
"This is a good way to respectfully voice their concerns," Jones said.
The group plans to meet Wednesday morning to start signing the petition, they will send it to Eichelberger Farms once it has been signed.
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producers
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department released new details Tuesday regarding a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Detective Dal Hedges said 33-year-old Markus Berry was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple injuries. Police said Tuesday Berry was in stable (More)
Posted 8:06 AM 12/1/2015 by Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY – Pre-filing began Tuesday for the 2016 legislative session and state representatives already have a plan in mind for the new year.
Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Fulton said lawmakers will be focusing bills on infrastructure, ethics reform and school funding.(More)
Posted 5:44 AM 12/1/2015 by Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
PHELPS COUNTY - A woman was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Monday night near I-44 in Phelps County.
Miya Goetz, 21, was a passenger in a stopped vehicle on the westbound side of the highway, according to an (More)
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Posted 4:36 AM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021.
A key component of Monsanto's plan calls for working with the thousands of farmers who use its seeds, herbicides and pesticides. The company is developing an incentives program to encourage (More)
Posted 11:05 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a woman on several charges after she hit multiple vehicles, sending two people to the hospital.
The department arrested Deborah Barr, 51, from Columbia on two counts of assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer, leaving (More)
Posted 1:08 PM 11/30/2015 by Derek Brizendine, KOMU 8 Reporter
CENTRALIA - The City of Centralia hopes expanding its electrical system will help bring growth to more parts of town.
Boring for the first of three new underground electrical conduits began Monday. The conduits will run under the two rail lines in the city and widen (More)
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Posted 5:36 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press and Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.
The temporary restraining order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey is set to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri higher education leaders have dropped plans for a potential 2016 ballot measure that would have raised taxes on cigarettes to fund college scholarships.
Supporters of the "Missouri Promise" initiative announced their decision (More)