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Court records show murder suspect used stolen handgun

The man who admitted to the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old Fulton boy used a stolen handgun, according to court records.

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Fulton's new assistant director of administration takes over position

Jerry Sorte begins day two of his role as Fulton’s assistant director of administration today. He and his family — a wife and two young children — traveled more than 2,000 miles from Salem, Oregon to Fulton so Sorte could take over the position.

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Law enforcement gives information on death of young boy, murder suspect

A man living with a mother and son in Fulton admitted to authorities that he shot the son, 6-year-old Dayne Hathman, multiple times early Thursday morning.

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Callaway County Sheriff's Office releases details on death of 6-year-old Fulton boy

Fulton schools confirm child was a student

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a suspect is in custody for the death of 6-year-old in Callaway County.

‘Farris Wheels of Hope’ group holds mutton barbecue to raise money for Alzheimer’s Foundation

The Farris Wheels of Hope is hosting a mutton barbecue, fish fry and silent auction. All of the event’s proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Farris family formed the Farris Wheels of Hope two years ago. Their mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about eight years ago.

National Churchill Museum offers free admission to postal workers, active military personnel, veterans on Labor Day

The National Churchill Museum is letting postal workers, active military personnel and veterans in for free on Labor Day.

Westminster student raises money for relief in Iraq

Abdullah Al-Hadeethi hasn’t been home to Iraq since the summer after his freshman year at Westminster College.

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Testing the waters

Contractor works on 'fine tuning' splash pad, city releases rules

Fulton's splash pad may open this weekend, but before the kids put on their swim suits check out the rules and regulations for the city's latest attraction.

Federal grand jury indicts man arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, a federal grand jury indicted Jeremy Traxler — a man who was arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges on Aug. 11 — for possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

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Lulu´s Frozen Yogurt to hold free chess classes next week

Lulu’s Frozen Yogurt and Coffee Shop will host free beginner-level chess classes starting next Wednesday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 5. Read more about why they are holding the classes.

Auxvasse water project could receive funding boost from DNR

Just three weeks after bids on the city’s water system improvement project came in much higher than expected, the board of aldermen received much better news during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

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Splash pad could open this weekend

The pieces are in and the water is flowing at the splash pad site in Memorial Park. After delays throughout the summer, the local attraction will soon open.

Phones down at court house Tuesday, should be up Wednesday

A miscommunication led to no communication at the Callaway County Courthouse on Tuesday.

New Bloomfield R-III School District considers bond issue for spring ballot

District forms committee to examine potential facility repairs

The New Bloomfield R-III School District has formed a committee to prioritize a list of potential facility repairs in the district. The New Bloomfield Board of Education will then decide if it wants to bundle those repairs and put a no-tax-increase bond issue on the spring ballot.

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New Bloomfield police officer Michael Tufts dies

New Bloomfield police officer Micheal Tufts, 25, died about 11 p.m. Saturday after being in a coma as the result of a 2012 drunk driving accident.

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