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Defense rests in Sandra Plunkett trial, closing arguments begin tomorrow

Callaway County Court resumes Friday in murder case against Holts Summit woman

Defense called Sandra Plunkett, the 40-year-old Holts Summit woman accused of killing her husband, today in court. She told her side of the story from the day of her husband's death and what led up to it.

Callaway County closings for Tuesday, Jan. 7

Fulton Public Schools has canceled classes for Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Fulton opens fire station as warming station amid frigid temperatures

With temperatures plummeting Sunday, the city of Fulton has opened its south fire station as an emergency warming center for residents.

Callaway County cancellations

Snow-packed roads and anticipated dangerously cold temperatures anticipated Monday morning have prompted school cancellations and other closings.

Main break puts two Fulton streets on boil advisory

A water main break Tuesday night has put about a dozen homes in Fulton on a precautionary boil order until 2 a.m. Friday.

Holts Summit cancels Christmas parade, snow halts other Callaway events

The Holt Summit Christmas parade, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, has been canceled due to the weather.

Callaway County cancelations, closures, early releases and postponements for Friday

North Callaway, Fulton basketball games for Friday night postponed

With a wintry mix precipitation in the forecast, including several inches of snow expected by the National Weather Service, South Callaway School District has canceled all sports teams practices for Friday, Dec. 13.

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Authorities search river for missing man

Authorities responded around 4:43 p.m. Thursday to a report that a man may have jumped off the Missouri River bridge in Jefferson City. The investigation continues.

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Missouri executes man for 1994 good Samaritan death

Missouri executed Allen Nicklasson on Wednesday night for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car stalled on I-70 near Kingdom City in 1994.

Mid-Missouri legislator: Nixon’s plan may be unconstitutional

Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposal to issue state bonds to fund a new $211 million psychiatric facility may be unconstitutional because it avoids a public vote, according to an area legislator.

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California contractor flown to University Hospital after Fulton ditch caves in

A California man was buried up to his waist when a ditch he was contracted to excavate caved in off of County Club Drive in Fulton Monday, sending him to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Emmons retires as North Callaway football coach

KINGDOM CITY — Mike Emmons announced in an email late this morning that he is retiring as head football coach at North Callaway. Emmons said in the email he will continue to teach at North Callaway and will add a few more administrative responsibilities, but that he decided to give up his coaching duties to spend more time with his family.

Callaway clerk supervisor turns self in

State audit alleges involvement in embezzlement, fraud

A former clerk supervisor in the Callaway County Court has turned herself in to the county sheriff following a warrant for her arrest on three felony charges of forgery Friday.

UPDATE: Police ID suspect in Fulton schools lockdown

The Fulton Police Department has identified Ryan Scott Bazer, 38, as a suspect who made a bomb threat against the bus barn for Fulton Public Schools today, Oct. 30.

State auditor gives Callaway courts ‘poor’ rating

Based on missing funds, lack of oversight

Citing missing funds, questionable transactions, failure to comply with legal provisions and problems with accounting controls and procedures, the state auditor’s office has cited the overall performance in these areas of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Callaway County as poor — the lowest of four possible ratings.