disaster http://kbia.org en Newscast for July 19, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-19-2013 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Emerald ash borer found in Perry County</li><li>President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration</li><li>University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:42:56 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 37411 at http://kbia.org President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration http://kbia.org/post/president-obama-signs-mo-disaster-declaration <p>President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster declaration after severe storms struck Missouri from May 29 to June 10. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:32:52 +0000 Associated Press 37409 at http://kbia.org President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration 12 Mo. counties eligible for disaster assistance http://kbia.org/post/12-mo-counties-eligible-disaster-assistance <p>Farmers in a dozen Missouri counties could be eligible for emergency loans through the U.S. Agriculture Department for damage from severe spring weather.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:19:39 +0000 Associated Press 34870 at http://kbia.org 12 Mo. counties eligible for disaster assistance MU disaster center to boost mental health training http://kbia.org/post/mu-disaster-center-boost-mental-health-training <p>The University of Missouri has started a research center on disaster and terrorism in hopes of boosting training for mental health workers.</p><p>Assistant communications professor J. Brian Houston recently received a $2.4 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He wants to study the long-term emotional turmoil faced by disaster and terror victims.</p><p>The center will employ a university social worker to train school teachers and counselors in Joplin, Kansas City, St. Louis and New Orleans in crisis intervention.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:05:35 +0000 Associated Press 29048 at http://kbia.org MU disaster center to boost mental health training Drought conditions prompt disaster declaration request http://kbia.org/post/drought-conditions-prompt-disaster-declaration-request Gov. Jay Nixon has asked the federal government to declare 114 Missouri counties agriculture disaster areas because of drought conditions.<p>Nixon&#39;s office says in a release that if the counties are designated as agriculture disasters, farmers in those counties would be able to receive assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture&#39;s Farm Service Agency. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:25:06 +0000 The Associated Press 17335 at http://kbia.org Drought conditions prompt disaster declaration request