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Callaway County officials assess jail overcrowding

A steady increase in the Callaway County jail population has caused officials to address the situation in a County Commission meeting earlier this week.

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Hillers Creek Bridge up for grabs

Scheduled for replacement, interested parties have until Jan. 15 to submit plan for relocation, repurpose

There’s a bridge just northeast of New Bloomfield available to the highest bidder — or at least to the one with the best proposal for its relocation and re-use.

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National Churchill Museum hosts Victorian tea time

The National Churchill Museum served PG Tips English tea at its Victorian Christmas Holiday Shopping and Tea event Thursday afternoon. Click to see photos from the event.

New Bloomfield to vote on 2015 budget next month

The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen discussed the city’s preliminary 2015 budget at its regular meeting Thursday night. The board will vote on the budget at its December meeting.

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Rotary, Fulton Sun to collect gloves, coats for SERVE

Donations of items such as hats, blankets, scarves accepted through Dec. 12

As temperatures take a nosedive, the Fulton Rotary and the Fulton Sun are hoping Callaway County residents will help make sure all of their neighbors have the ability to bundle up against the cold this winter.

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Soup Kitchen to host Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 29

You’re invited, to Thanksgiving dinner. Organizers of the Fulton Soup Kitchen are once again hosting their annual free community holiday meal from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the John C. Harris Community Center in Fulton.

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27 indicted for drug trafficking, prostitution conspiracy, illegal firearms

Callaway County residents among those indicted

Authorities arrested 17 people Thursday who are among 27 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly participating in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute drugs and promote prostitution in the Boone County area. Read more about the charges and an information leak that was discovered during the investigation.

Fulton man among 27 allegedly involved in large-scale drug and prostitution conspiracy

Authorities arrested 17 people today who are among 27 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly participating in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute drugs and promote prostitution in the Boone County area, said U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickinson at a press conference Thursday.

2 Kansas City men charged in drive-by shooting of 6-year-old girl

The Kansas City Star reports Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced charges Wednesday afternoon against 19-year-old Howard Chase and 21-year-old Leandre Smith.

Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.

South Callaway School Board discusses instructional coaches, athletic facility rental agreement

The South Callaway R-II School District’s instructional coaches presented to the Board of Education Wednesday night. The board also discussed possible changes to the district’s facility rental/use agreement and received updates from each school in the district.

Death sentences affirmed in 2006 New Bloomfield murders

Missouri’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences Brian Dorsey received

For the second time in five years, Missouri’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences Brian Joseph Dorsey received for the 2006 murders of his cousin and her husband. The court’s Wednesday ruling on Dorsey’s second appeal rejected several complaints for ineffective counsel during the original case.

Missouri court rejects appeal in 2006 killings

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Jefferson City man for the 2006 slayings of his cousin and her husband.

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Veteran’s Day Banquet honoree pays tribute to those before him

World War II veteran Dale Vaughn shook the hand of Maj. Jeff Klosterman Tuesday night at the conclusion of the 95th annual Veteran’s Day Banquet. Vaughn thanked Klosterman — who was the guest speaker for the event — for his words and, as Vaughn said, “spreading the light and refreshing the memories” of those in attendance. Vaughn was one of many at the banquet who’ve made sacrifices protecting U.S. freedoms and connected with Klosterman for the shared experience.

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South Callaway Schools salute veterans

South Callaway Schools held a district-wide Veterans Day Assembly Tuesday to honor those who have served. See photos from the celebration.