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5:10 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Legislation aims to prevent another Mamtek fiasco

Governor Nixon was part of the ceremony announcing Mamtek's plans in July 2010.
Rebecca Wolfson KBIA News

A Republican state Representative from southwest Missouri has introduced legislation he says will help prevent another Mamtek from happening in the state.

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Sports
11:03 am
Wed December 28, 2011

2012 SEC football schedule announced

Karen Mitchell KBIA

The schedule for the University of Missouri's first season with the South Eastern Conference was announced Wednesday morning.  The first official SEC game begins Sept. 8 with Mizzou hosting the Georgia Bulldogs.  The last time Missouri met Georgia was in the 1960 Orange Bowl, where Georgia won 14-0.  SEC play wraps up on Nov. 24, when Missouri plays at Texas A&M.  Missouri was previously contracted to play its rivals at Kansas City that day.  But Kansas officials have indicated no interest in playing Missouri in a non conference game.

AM Newscasts
10:10 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Newscast for December 28, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • New safety rules regulate commercial truck driving
  • Missouri Senate attempts to ban driving while texting
  • UMKC gets grant to expand urban education studies

 

 

 

Health & Wealth Update
7:05 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Missouri's health slips to 40th in the nation

Missouri's health ranking dropped from 24th in 1990 to 40th in 2011.
americashealthrankings.org

Each year, the United Health Foundation ranks states' health. And almost every year, Missouri drops in the rankings. This year, the Show Me State fell from the 39th spot, to 40th. In this week's Health & Wealth update, why we're getting less healthy and what we can do about it. I speak with Thomas McAuliffe, policy analyst with the Missouri Foundation for Health.

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Business
5:49 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Commercial truck drivers face new limits

Marcin Wichary Flickr

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road.

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Politics
8:48 am
Tue December 27, 2011

New-year legislative proposal would do away with state income tax

Chuck Purgason, a Republican state senator from Caulfield, proposes eliminating the state's sales tax. Critics say that would be hard on lower- and middle-income Missouri families.
KBIA

Among the many ideas being floated in Jefferson City for next year is a proposal to do away with the state’s income tax.  State Senator Chuck Purgason is sponsoring the legislation.

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Exam
4:00 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Macon high schooler leads thousands

Blodgett laughs along with her classmates as they play a mock-interview game in her Business Technology class.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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Agriculture
12:40 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

River flooding planned topic for state Governor's Conference on Agriculture

File Photo

River flooding is expected to be a major topic at the upcoming Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture. (AP)

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Business
9:12 am
Mon December 26, 2011

Fayette's auto plaza gains spotlight, patrons from 'Truck Stop Missouri'

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The Travel Channel show “Truck Stop Missouri” takes place at the Midway Auto Truck Plaza in Fayette, Missouri.  The show’s gathered a lot of attention here in mid-Missouri – but how helpful is all the attention? KBIA’s Ryan Schmidt visited Fayette, and asked local proprietors there about the show’s impact on business. 

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Science, Health and Technology
9:00 am
Mon December 26, 2011

Deadline nears for Express Scripts and Walgreens agreement on pharmacy rates

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This Saturday is the deadline for St. Louis-based Express Scripts and Walgreens to reach a deal on pharmacy drug rates. As Maria Altman reports from St. Louis,… if no agreement is reached… those who use Express Scripts will not be able to fill prescriptions at Walgreens in the New Year.

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Politics
3:11 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

City settles with man over holding cell incident

The city of Columbia has reached a settlement with an inmate that was shoved in a police department holding cell last August. Kenneth Baker filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against the city and three police officers.

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Business
12:59 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Kirksville REDI hires middle school teacher as new director

Carolyn Chrisman
Photo from the Kirksville City Council website

Kirksville Regional economic development, Inc has announced its new Director of Job Creation.

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Off the Clock
11:30 am
Fri December 23, 2011

The holiday show

Laura Padgett Flickr

Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus…whichever winter holiday you celebrate, it’s hard to miss the fact that the season is upon us. This week's show is no different.

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AM Newscasts
9:37 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Newscast for December 23, 2011

KBIA file photo

Regional news from the KBIA Newscast, including:

  • Kirksville's Regional Economic Development, Inc. appoints a new Director of Job Creation
  • The University of Missouri system announces a new class recording policy
  • An update on infants being impacted by baby formula, after a Lebanon 10-day-old boy died this week
Science, Health and Technology
6:01 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Under budget crunch nationwide, river monitoring equipment safe in MO

Fox River at Montgomery, IL streamflow gaging station and control
USGS photo

While hundreds of “streamflow gauges” used nationally to monitor rising water levels are in danger of being shut down – the state of Missouri’s gauge stations may avoid that fate.

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