Jefferson City http://kbia.org en 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