callaway county

8:06 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Callaway County residents consider fighting hog CAFO proposal

Credit Frank Morris/Harvest Public Media

Some residents of central Missouri's Callaway County say they're exploring legal strategies to fight a proposed indoor hog farm near Kingdom City.

Eichelberger Farms of Iowa plans to buy 20 acres from a private owner just south of Interstate 70 for a 10,000-hog confined animal feeding operation.

Residents who oppose the project tell the Columbia Missourian they will "explore all legal options available to protect our health, lifestyles and property rights."

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8:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Callaway clerk employee charged with forgery

A former employee of the Callaway County Circuit Clerk's office has been charged with forgery.

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3:42 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Callaway County Circuit Court audit reveals misplaced funds

Photo by 401(K)2013 via Flickr.

A review of the Callaway County Circuit Court has revealed more than 11,000 dollars could be unaccounted for, with 60 questionable transactions beginning in Jan. 2011.

Callaway County circuit clerk Judy Gorner says the discovery of the questionable transactions occurred in a routine budget review by the Missouri Office of State Court Administrators (OSCA) in Jan. 2011.

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4:10 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Callaway County homeless shelter sees increase in overnight stays

Wiley House
Credit United Way of Callaway County

A record set at one Callaway County homeless shelter could reflect a bigger problem.

Wiley House, a shelter for homeless adult men and women, had a record number of individuals stay overnight in July and August. Executive Director Brad Sheppard said the shelter has seen an increase every year since it opened in 2009, but he still didn’t expect such high numbers.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:13 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Callaway nuclear plant reopens after 50 day closure

Credit File Photo / Ameren Missouri

The Callaway Energy Center just outside Fulton is back in service this week after a routine shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The plant was out of commission for 50 days while several new modifications were made in addition to normal inspections and tests.

Barry Cox, the senior director of nuclear operations for the plant, says the improvements mean it will take a few days for the plant to get back to full capacity.

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Arts and Culture
9:03 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Civil War dig planned in central Missouri

An archeological survey is planned for a Civil War battleground site in central Missouri.

A survey is planned next month at the site where the Battle of Moore's Mill occurred in July 1862 in Callaway County, near what is now known as Calwood.

The Fulton Sun reports that the excavation is being funded by a grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service.

8:31 am
Fri December 7, 2012

New Chamber of Commerce Director taking over in Callaway

On January 1st, Claudia Starr will take over as the new executive director of the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce.

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8:44 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Drought sways Callaway County tree farm to close after 23 years

Justin Lane Flickr

Christmas for some families in Callaway County won’t be the same this year. After 23 years, Coe’s Tree Farm in Callaway County is closing due to the recent drought and the owner’s age. Owner of Coe’s Tree Farm Jamie Coe said over the past three years many of his trees have died due to the drought. He said the hardest part is letting the customers down this year.

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PM Newscasts
6:10 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Newscast for November 13, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nonprofit group for family abuse children expanding services to Callaway County
  • St. Louis man convicted of 1983 rape and murder expecting prison release
  • Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits
  • Missouri unemployment rate remains below national average
  • UM Press receives anonymous $10K donation
  • Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition
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12:47 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Callaway County delays in mailing residents' tax bills

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The Callaway County collector’s office will not be mailing resident’s tax bills on time.

Computer glitches in the new taxpayer software that the collector’s office is using will delay the mailing of Callaway County’s real estate and property tax bills this year. The new PC based software was implemented in February.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:24 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Emergency homeless shelter remains open after scheduled close

Photo of Wiley House in Fulton
KOMUnews Flickr

The Wiley House in Fulton will remain open despite being scheduled to close its doors due to lack of funding. 

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Newscast for June 12, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Lincoln University sued over access to records
  • Cole County to install 15 new tornado sirens
  • Columbia 'Downtown District Board' to vote on 'Tiger Town' street closures
  • Report: Callaway County leads state in teen alcohol, drug abuse
Science, Health and Technology
5:42 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Report shows Callaway County teens lead Missouri in alcohol consumption and drug abuse

A report released by the Missouri Department of Mental Health shows teens in Callaway County report higher alcohol and drug use than teens anywhere else in Missouri.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:44 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Missouri energy companies to collaborate on developing nuclear reactors in Callaway County


Westinghouse and St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri will collaborate on developing small modular nuclear reactors, or SMR’s, and will seek to build them at Ameren’s Callaway County plant. 

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