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9:09 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Air Force cuts hit home in Missouri

The Air Force is responding to the federal government’s 2013 budget changes by cutting Air Force personnel jobs throughout the U.S. KBIA looked into how these cuts will affect Missouri Air Force bases.

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Sports
9:04 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Missouri basketball wins two seed, to play Norfolk State

(From left to right) Kim English, Mike Dixon, Marcus Denmon, coach Haith and Matt Pressey are showered with confetti when it’s announced the Tigers will be a No. 2 seed in the West region.

Winning the Big 12 tournament was not quite enough to earn a Number One NCAA tournament seed for Missouri.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:00 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Scientists say pesticide not fending off corn rootworm

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Insect scientists say biotech corn is losing its ability to fend off a major insect pest known as the corn rootworm.  The scientists say continued widespread use of genetically-modified corn will only make the problem worse.

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Politics
7:39 am
Mon March 12, 2012

In runup to Republican caucus, Santorum tours southern Missouri

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum followed up his primary victory in Kansas with stops in Missouri, including a Saturday, March 10 visit to Cape Girardeau.
KRCU

With a victory in Kansas under his belt, Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is looking to the next round of primary states. As Isabel Hohl reports from Cape Girardeau, that includes the battleground state of Missouri, where Santorum toured over the weekend.

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CoMo Weekender
5:21 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

CoMo Weekender ft. Women, Plays and Bikes

COMOPOLO players Aaron Hand, Johnathon McDowell, Christian Losciale and Aimee Cunningham (clockwise from top-left) play a pick-up game at Cosmo Park in July 2011.
Nick Schnelle

IAT's 4th Annual Short Women's Play Festival (Fri-Sun, 7 p.m.)

Get ready for another festival, and this one won’t have you standing in the Q before the show. The Independent Actors Theatre is hosting the 4th Annual Short Women’s Play Festival at The Bridge. In conjunction with Woman’s History Month, the six featured plays are new works by female playwrights from around the country.

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Off the Clock
5:20 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Glory days for the Mafia in Kansas City

"Where two brothers where shot to death from ambush in Little Italy this morning."
Terence O'Malley

Kansas City may be famous for its jazz and barbeque, but it also has the dubious distinction of having had one of the best Mafias in the country.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon sees off MO National Guard team

Members of a Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team have received a sendoff from Gov. Jay Nixon as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

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Business
5:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia makes changes to its EEZ proposal

The ongoing debate over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia prompted a change today. The proposed blight zone for Columbia is now a little bit smaller.  The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board unanimously voted in favor of eliminating six portions of the original blight zone. 

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Politics
4:49 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

State lawmakers take spring break

Missouri lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break.  House leaders touted their first-half accomplishments while downplaying controversy over Speaker Steven Tilley’s decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Branson officials assess tornado damage

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Branson city officials said they were mostly happy with the emergency response to a tornado that hit the tourist city in February.

City officials met Thursday to assess the response and tally damage.

Police Chief Kent Crutcher said emergency response was mostly positive in the hours after the tornado hit Feb. 29. No one died and there was no looting.

Planning and Zoning Director Jim Lawson said 37 properties had major damage or were destroyed by the storm. Another 41 reported minor to major damage.

Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Stitching for a cause

Sewing club member Jeannie Sanchez, of Columbia, sews a velcro strip into a pair of athletic shorts at Zede's Sewing Shop on Friday, March 2, 2012. The shorts will be sent to wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Charles Minshew/KBIA

When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA’s Charles Minshew has this story on  a sewing group in Columbia is working to  make things a little easier.

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Politics
9:41 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia power plant undergoes testing, before new EPA rule

The Columbia Power Plant has been serving the energy needs of Columbia residents in some capacity since 1914. The EPA will soon enforce a rule that will require the plant to cut emission levels.
Matt Veto KBIA News

The Columbia power plant will soon get a check up ahead of an Environmental Protection Agency rule that will be enacted in the coming years.

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Education
8:51 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia school ballot measures focus on facilities, new hires

Residents of Columbia will be voting on ballot measures that will fund future projects for Columbia Public Schools. The measures would help fund projects that will begin in 2014, and some residents feel that it’s the right time to look towards the future of Columbia Public Schools. 

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Agriculture
6:08 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Columbia Public Works Department discusses condition of city roads

Columbia is considering fixing up some of the city’s major street problems. Due to this year’s mild winter, Columbia has 400 thousand dollars leftover from its snow-removal budget.

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Global Journalist
6:03 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Japan: One year after the devastation

 

Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit coastal Japan. 

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