adam thomas en Newscast for September 4, 2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newsroom, including</span></p><ul><li><a href="">Kirksville hires a new airport director</a>,</li><li><a href="">La Plata commemorates a fallen soldier</a>, and</li><li><a href="">Pests threaten Midwest crops</a>. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:03:14 +0000 Casey Morell 39987 at La Plata commemorates memorial for fallen soldier <p>A native of a small northeast Missouri town who died in Afghanistan will be forever remembered in his hometown.</p><p>The town of La Plata unveiled a warrior's cross memorial at a city park during the weekend to honor Pvt. 1st Class Adam Thomas.</p><p>Thomas joined the Army after graduating from La Plata High in 2000. He was on his second tour of duty with the 10th Mountain Division when he was killed during an ambush a decade ago.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:59:42 +0000 Associated Press 39977 at La Plata commemorates memorial for fallen soldier