Jefferson City http://kbia.org en PM Newscast for June 30 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-june-30 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Newsroom, including:</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:51:16 +0000 Brandon Kiley 55421 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City fire station expected to open within weeks http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-fire-station-expected-open-within-weeks <p>The construction of a new fire station in Jefferson City is nearly complete and is expected to be in use within a matter of weeks.</p><p>The fire station on Industrial Drive that had stood for almost 50 years will soon make way for a new $2.2 million facility on Rock Hill Road.</p><p>It will be called fire station number three.</p><p>Jefferson City Fire Chief Jason Turner said there are several benefits the new facility will offer, including bunk rooms for female firefighters.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:25:39 +0000 Nick Hehemann 55377 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City fire station expected to open within weeks New Jefferson City fire station almost ready for use http://kbia.org/post/new-jefferson-city-fire-station-almost-ready-use <p>The construction of a new fire station in Jefferson City is nearly complete and is expected to be in use within a matter of weeks.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:58:51 +0000 Nick Heheman 55246 at http://kbia.org 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol http://kbia.org/post/right-farm-opponents-stage-rally-missouri-capitol <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Around 50 people took part Thursday in a rally opposing the &quot;Right to Farm&quot; constitutional amendment that&#039;s on Missouri&#039;s August 5th ballot." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:19:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 54879 at http://kbia.org 'Right To Farm' Opponents Stage Rally At Missouri Capitol Man found guilty for murder in 2013 "drug deal gone bad" in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/man-found-guilty-murder-2013-drug-deal-gone-bad-columbia <p></p><p>A Columbia man has been found guilty of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a Jefferson City man. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:35:51 +0000 Associated Press 54500 at http://kbia.org Man found guilty for murder in 2013 "drug deal gone bad" in Columbia Convention Center issue not dead in Jefferson City http://kbia.org/post/convention-center-issue-not-dead-jefferson-city <p>Although two proposals for a new Jefferson City convention center were voted down at the city council meeting in early April, the issue is not completely dead.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:07:10 +0000 Kyle Norris 52088 at http://kbia.org Convention Center issue not dead in Jefferson City Penitentiary tours re-open to public http://kbia.org/post/penitentiary-tours-re-open-public <p></p><p>The old Missouri State Penitentiary site in Jefferson City is back open for tours today after closing briefly to deal with a mold problem for tours. Environmental tests had shown unacceptable levels of mold inside buildings on the site, closing the site down in September. The State of Missouri and the City of Jefferson reached an agreement to return the buildings to an acceptable state for tours late last year.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:15:47 +0000 A.J. Feather 51952 at http://kbia.org Penitentiary tours re-open to public Missouri State Penitentiary to re-open http://kbia.org/post/missouri-state-penitentiary-re-open <p>The Jefferson City News-Tribune <a href="http://bit.ly/1r5HWSs">reports</a> that tours in limited areas of the Missouri State Penitentiary are scheduled to resume April 21.</p><p>Public tours were stopped last fall after high levels of mold were discovered. The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that full walkthroughs of the facility would begin July 1.</p><p>Last year, the city agreed to split with the state the estimated $2 million in repair costs and mold remediation at the former prison.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:04:30 +0000 Associated Press 50114 at http://kbia.org Missouri State Penitentiary to re-open Missouri youth push for State Capitol to go smoke-free http://kbia.org/post/missouri-youth-push-state-capitol-go-smoke-free <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of Missouri’s strongest anti-tobacco advocates just happen to be under 18 years old. More than one hundred students from across the state arrived in Jefferson City Thursday for an anti-tobacco advocacy and education event at the capitol organized by the </span><a href="http://www.tobaccofreemo.org/get-informed/youth-off/smokebusters-youth-advocates/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advocacy Board</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:07:15 +0000 Katie Hiler 48891 at http://kbia.org Missouri youth push for State Capitol to go smoke-free Speaker at Governor's Prayer Breakfast calls for year of kindness http://kbia.org/post/speaker-governors-prayer-breakfast-calls-year-kindness <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Hal Donaldson remembers the day well: It was August of 1969, and he was 12 years old. His parents were off to a business meeting, and Donaldson and his three siblings were home with a babysitter.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:32:27 +0000 Kellie Moore 46455 at http://kbia.org Speaker at Governor's Prayer Breakfast calls for year of kindness Authorities investigating Mo. murder-suicide after Amber Alert http://kbia.org/post/authorities-investigating-mo-murder-suicide-after-amber-alert <p></p><p>Federal and state authorities are investigating the abduction of a 6-year-old Jefferson City boy found shot to death Tuesday in Cape Girardeau in an apparent murder-suicide.</p><p>Police found 6-year-old Markell Beasley and 40-year-old Demetrius Beasley, of St. Louis, dead of gunshot wounds in a house after someone flagged down officers. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:12:56 +0000 Associated Press 45893 at http://kbia.org Authorities investigating Mo. murder-suicide after Amber Alert Jefferson City man gets death sentence for 2009 murder http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-man-gets-death-sentence-2009-murder <p>A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to die for the 2009 killing of a woman with whom he had a relationship while she was separated from her husband, who was also shot to death.</p><p>Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce agreed with a jury's recommendation in imposing the sentence Tuesday on 58-year-old David Hosier. KRCG-TV reports Hosier addressed the court for about 10 minutes, denying he shot Angela Gilpin and claiming the real killer remains at large. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:53:03 +0000 Associated Press 44407 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City man gets death sentence for 2009 murder New YMCA may develop in Ashland http://kbia.org/post/new-ymca-may-develop-ashland <p>Ashland residents may see a new YMCA -- that's because a committee said it wants to raise $500,000 in the next 5 years to jump start a new branch of the Jefferson City Area YMCA.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spokesperson, George </span>Hartsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, of the Jefferson City Area YMCA, is overseeing the committee’s proposal. He said he wants the public to know the $500,000 isn’t necessarily going to build a new gym just yet.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:21:02 +0000 Andrew Kauffman 43381 at http://kbia.org New YMCA may develop in Ashland Waste container costs increase for Jefferson City residents http://kbia.org/post/waste-container-costs-increase-jefferson-city-residents <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jefferson City residents using Allied Waste services will see an increase in their monthly bill. City officials met with Allied Waste Management on Monday, October 7 and approved a 3% increase to the city&rsquo;s residential service costs.</span></p><p>The new agreement will affect all residents using Allied Waste services.&nbsp; Costs will vary depending on what container the residents use. For example, people with a 64-gallon waste container will see a projected cost increase of $6.23 per year.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:24:49 +0000 Ian Arnold 41934 at http://kbia.org Waste container costs increase for Jefferson City residents SSM Health Care can't confirm or deny layoffs http://kbia.org/post/ssm-health-care-cant-confirm-or-deny-layoffs <p>The parent company of St. Mary&rsquo;s Health Center (SMHC) in Jefferson City,&nbsp;SSM&nbsp;Health Care, said it cannot confirm or deny a St. Louis Post Dispatch report that it will be downsizing jobs in its network of hospitals and clinics.</p><p>A spokesperson for a St. Louis subsidiary of&nbsp;SSM&nbsp;Health Care told the Post-Dispatch the company would make announcements to employees later this week, but did not state the number of jobs that might be cut or which areas the layoffs would affect.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:26:36 +0000 Colin Hope 41899 at http://kbia.org SSM Health Care can't confirm or deny layoffs Historic Jefferson City penitentiary temporarily cancels tours http://kbia.org/post/historic-jefferson-city-penitentiary-temporarily-cancels-tours <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri State Penitentiary has </span>cancelled<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> its tours for the rest of the 2013 season, a move that could hinder potential tourism in Jefferson City.</span></p><p>The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that state testing found a mold problem at the penitentiary. The state prohibits anyone from entering the building until it&rsquo;s cleared up. Convention and Visitors Bureau spokesperson Ryan Burns said she hopes the closing will not keep future visitors away.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:46:43 +0000 Maddison Hill 41554 at http://kbia.org Historic Jefferson City penitentiary temporarily cancels tours Mo. transition team helps RR Donnelley’s newly unemployed http://kbia.org/post/mo-transition-team-helps-rr-donnelley-s-newly-unemployed <p>Jefferson City based company RR Donnelley laid off close to 500 employees Tuesday after <a href="http://kbia.org/post/rr-donnelley-jefferson-city-close-470-jobs-gone">announcing the layoff in August.</a></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:48:13 +0000 Abigail Keel 41518 at http://kbia.org Mo. transition team helps RR Donnelley’s newly unemployed Jefferson City convention center opposition group disbands http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-convention-center-opposition-group-disbands <p>A local resident&rsquo;s group has decided to disband after the Jefferson City County Clerk&rsquo;s Office struck down two petition proposals.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:24:17 +0000 Kendresa Cockrell 41310 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City convention center opposition group disbands Jefferson City convention center plans spark disagreement http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-convention-center-plans-spark-disagreement <p>The issue of whether or not to build a convention center in Jefferson City with taxpayer funds has been a contentious one.&nbsp; At a public forum Monday hosted by the Jefferson City council, there was debate over proposed locations and whether or not the city should fund the project.&nbsp; The expected cost of over $9 million dollars is to come from existing lodging tax revenue.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:41:19 +0000 Ben Turner 41071 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City convention center plans spark disagreement Jefferson City Council gets feedback on conference center plans http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-council-gets-feedback-conference-center-plans <p>Residents of Jefferson City continue to voice their concerns with the City Council’s proposal for a new conference center.</p><p>The Council held its second public hearing on Thursday, to listen to comments on two existing proposals.</p><p>The proposals came from two different local companies, the Farmers Holding Company and the Erdhardt Hotels Group. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:03:50 +0000 Hope Kirwan 40850 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City fires city administrator http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-fires-city-administrator <p>Jefferson City is looking for a new city administrator after firing its current one. The City Council voted in a closed session Monday to immediately terminate Nathan Nickolaus’ contract.</p><p>Mayor Eric Struemph requested the motion to terminate, and it passed by an 8-2 vote. Nickolaus had been city administrator for 2 years and says the news was unexpected.</p><p>“It was very much out of the blue," Nickolaus said. "I think that things actually had been going very well recently, and I think we’ve been making a lot of progress in the city. So I was surprised, you know.”</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:54:51 +0000 Amanda LaBrot 40672 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City fires city administrator Jefferson City to examine low enrollment rates in ACT prep courses http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-examine-low-enrollment-rates-act-prep-courses <p>Another year of college applications has begun, but some Jefferson City school board members are less concerned with the applications than test preparation.</p><p>The board met Monday night to discuss the low, nine-student enrollment in an ACT prep class this past summer, exploring reasons for why the program is struggling. Members discussed higher tuition costs as a possible result of lower interest in preparing for the ACT test. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:46:31 +0000 Josh Sultan 40636 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City to examine low enrollment rates in ACT prep courses How The Flood Of 1993 Impacted And Changed North Jefferson City, Rhineland http://kbia.org/post/how-flood-1993-impacted-and-changed-north-jefferson-city-rhineland It's been twenty years since the Great Flood of '93 swelled the Missouri River to record-high crests.&#160; Since then, levees have been upgraded, flood preparations improved, and in a few places, communities bought out and relocated.&#160; St. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:28:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39185 at http://kbia.org How The Flood Of 1993 Impacted And Changed North Jefferson City, Rhineland RR Donnelley in Jefferson City to close, 470+ jobs gone http://kbia.org/post/rr-donnelley-jefferson-city-close-470-jobs-gone <p>The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce says employees at <a href="http://www.rrdonnelley.com/">RR Donnelley</a> in Jefferson City received notice at 7:30 Thursday morning that the plant will be closing as of October 1st.</p><p>Missy Bonnot is the Director of Economic Development with the Chamber. Bonnot says the plant, which prints textbooks and other products, had 473 full time employees as of May of this year. She says there are likely additional part time staff employed at the plant as well. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:47:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 38090 at http://kbia.org Brandon Chase sentenced in Mosely murder http://kbia.org/post/brandon-chase-sentenced-mosely-murder <p>A Jefferson City man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the death of another man during a drug deal. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Brandon Chase was sentenced yesterday for second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the April 2012 death of 34-year-old Keith Mosely of Columbia. Prosecutors said Chase brought two other men to Mosely's apartment to steal marijuana, and Mosely was shot during the confrontation.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:56:13 +0000 Associated Press 37686 at http://kbia.org Brandon Chase sentenced in Mosely murder What's with those "Mackerel Snappers"? Jefferson City author explains difficult Catholic teachings http://kbia.org/post/whats-those-mackerel-snappers-jefferson-city-author-explains-difficult-catholic-teachings <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">When Catholics used to abstain from eating meat every Friday, often eating fish instead, they earned a nickname: "mackerel snappers."</span></p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:26:13 +0000 Kellie Moore 37434 at http://kbia.org What's with those "Mackerel Snappers"? Jefferson City author explains difficult Catholic teachings AgriMissouri conference comes to Jefferson City next month http://kbia.org/post/agrimissouri-conference-comes-jefferson-city-next-month <p>An agriculture conference in Jefferson City next month will include sessions about marketing, organizing a business and hiring employees.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Agriculture says the 2013 AgriMissouri Conference is scheduled for July 21-23. The event will feature panel discussions, speakers and workshops for individuals and businesses operating at farmers' markets, on the farm and through storefronts.</p><p>Attendees also will get the chance to visit several agritourism operations, including bed-and-breakfasts and wineries.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:50:58 +0000 Associated Press 35941 at http://kbia.org AgriMissouri conference comes to Jefferson City next month Familes, friends gather to commemorate Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Day http://kbia.org/post/familes-friends-gather-commemorate-missing-and-unidentified-persons-awareness-day <p>About 20 people gathered at the State Capitol on Saturday to remember their loved ones who are missing. These family members and friends of missing people came from all over the state to share stories to mark the annual Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Day. Marianne Asher-Chapman is the mother of Angie Yarnell, who went missing 10 years ago. She said her daughter’s husband eventually claimed he killed her, but he never told where her body is.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:30:52 +0000 Joyu Wang 35587 at http://kbia.org Familes, friends gather to commemorate Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Day Developers propose conference center and hotel in Jefferson City http://kbia.org/post/developers-propose-conference-center-and-hotel-jefferson-city <p>The Jefferson City Council held a meeting Thursday to discuss the construction of a conference center and hotel. City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus said the city has been considering such a project for 80 years. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:30:05 +0000 Alyssa Strickland 35096 at http://kbia.org Developers propose conference center and hotel in Jefferson City Jeff City residents say facilities, student safety are top priorities http://kbia.org/post/jeff-city-residents-say-facilities-student-safety-are-top-priorities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the upcoming school year, Jefferson City residents are most concerned with facility improvements and student safety according to a survey released by the leaders of Jefferson City public schools.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:01:10 +0000 John O'Connor 34760 at http://kbia.org Jeff City residents say facilities, student safety are top priorities