airplane http://kbia.org en Small plane makes emergency landing near Ashland http://kbia.org/post/small-plane-makes-emergency-landing-near-ashland <p>Authorities say a twin-engine prop plane has made an emergency landing in a field in central Missouri.</p><p>Southern Boone County Fire Protection District Lieutenant Corey Sapp says no one was injured when the plane landed in a soybean field near Ashland on Thursday afternoon.</p><p>The Columbia Tribune reports that Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane is registered to Alelco Incorporated of New Bloomfield. The company's website says it designs, installs and maintains "Electrical, Cathodic Protection and Instrumentation systems" for the water tank industry.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:06:23 +0000 Associated Press 47090 at http://kbia.org New Mo. law to limit patrol vehicle purchases http://kbia.org/post/new-mo-law-limit-patrol-vehicle-purchases <p>State lawmakers have curtailed the spending authority of the Missouri State Highway Patrol because of frustration over the purchase of a new airplane frequently used by the governor.</p><p>A new law that will take effect Aug. 28 will require the patrol to get legislative approval before spending more than $100,000 from a special state fund on any vehicle.</p><p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon announced this past week that he will allow the measure passed by the Republican-led Legislature to take effect without his signature.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:00:59 +0000 Associated Press 37122 at http://kbia.org New Mo. law to limit patrol vehicle purchases Lawmakers limit State Highway Patrol's spending power http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-limit-state-highway-patrols-spending-power <p>State lawmakers have limited the spending authority of the Missouri State Highway Patrol over frustration concerning the purchase of a new airplane frequently used by the governor.</p><p>A new law taking effect Aug. 28 will require the patrol to get legislative approval before spending more than $100,000 from a special state fund on any vehicle.</p><p>The new restrictions come after lawmakers complained that they were not told in advance about the patrol's purchase last December of a new $5.6 million airplane. Records show that Nixon has flown on the plane frequently.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:27:46 +0000 Associated Press 37076 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers limit State Highway Patrol's spending power Mo. bill would limit Highway Patrol purchases http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-would-limit-highway-patrol-purchases <p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol would need to ask lawmakers for permission to purchase vehicles that cost more than $100,000 under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:21:02 +0000 Associated Press 33745 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill would limit Highway Patrol purchases McCaskill Crafting Legislation To Allow Electronics On Flights http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-crafting-legislation-allow-electronics-flights After receiving a tepid response from the FAA on the prospect of changing rules to allow electronic devices like&#160;iPads&#160;and Kindles to be used throughout a flight, Senator Claire&#160;McCaskill&#160;(D-Mo.) announced that she is beginning to craft legislation instead.<p>McCaskill&#160;wrote FAA Administrator Michael&#160;Huerta&#160;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-wants-electronics-flights" target="_blank">in December</a>, asking him to reconsider the restrictions and telling him that she would look into "legislative solutions" if changes were too slow.&#160 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:02:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Chris McDaniel 30205 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Crafting Legislation To Allow Electronics On Flights Senate confirms cabinet appointment held up by $5.6M airplane questions http://kbia.org/post/senate-confirms-cabinet-appointment-held-56m-airplane-questions <p>Missouri senators have confirmed Gov. Jay Nixon's appointee to a key administrative post, despite concerns about his role in approving the purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:51:08 +0000 Associated Press 28341 at http://kbia.org Senate confirms cabinet appointment held up by $5.6M airplane questions Newscast for January 30, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-30-2013-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:07:22 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 28095 at http://kbia.org Mo. Highway Patrol head answers questions about $5.6M state airplane http://kbia.org/post/mo-highway-patrol-head-answers-questions-about-56m-state-airplane The superintendent of the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State Highway Patrol </a>is defending the agency’s purchase of a new airplane.<p>Colonel Ron Replogle told House budget writers that it was&#160;his idea to buy the $5.6 million aircraft.&#160; More than one committee member asked&#160;him about the quick timetable on the plane’s purchase, as the bid went out around December 6th and was awarded on the 17th.&#160; Replogle says <a href="http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/">Beechcraft</a> was offering a discount on that particular <a href="http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/beechcraft/king_air_250/">King Air 250</a> because it was a year-old model. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:42:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28092 at http://kbia.org Mo. Highway Patrol head answers questions about $5.6M state airplane Newscast for January 24, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-24-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, incuding:</p><ul><li>Blunt calls lifting of combat ban 'inevitable'</li><li>Nixon pledges to boost funding for all levels of education</li><li>Airplane concerns stalls Mo. cabinet nomination</li></ul> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:05:06 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 27800 at http://kbia.org Airplane concerns stalls Mo. cabinet nomination http://kbia.org/post/airplane-concerns-stalls-mo-cabinet-nomination <p>Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee for a top administration post is stalled in Missouri's Senate over the purchase of a $5.6 million state plane. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:14:56 +0000 Associated Press 27797 at http://kbia.org Airplane concerns stalls Mo. cabinet nomination Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane http://kbia.org/post/legislators-question-states-purchase-56m-airplane <p>Some Republicans in the State Senate are expressing outrage that the Missouri Highway Patrol spent more than $5.5 million on a new airplane that could be used by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and other elected state officials.&nbsp; Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:48:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27734 at http://kbia.org Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane