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8:28 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Army Corps adding water to Mississippi River to aid barge traffic

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Amid strong concerns about the declining level of the already low Mississippi River, the Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from an Illinois lake to add to the flow of the Mississippi.

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Politics
8:25 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Emerson considers retiring from U.S. House sooner than planned

Jo Ann Emerson
United States Congress

Missouri congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson may end up resigning her U.S. House seat earlier than originally planned.

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Crime
2:23 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Hackers may have stolen personal information of 92K Missourians

State officials say the personal information of more than 92,000 Missourians was accessed by potential identity thieves who hacked the computer systems of Nationwide Insurance, which also does business as Allied Insurance.

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Politics
8:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Eminent domain petitions cleared for signature gathering

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Jacob Fenston KBIA

Supporters of Missouri proposals to reform laws on the use eminent domain can begin working to get their measures on the 2014 state ballot.

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Business
8:13 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Judge denies Mamktek CEO lower bond

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A Randolph County judge has refused to lower the $500,000 cash bond for the former CEO of a failed factory project in Moberly who is facing felony fraud charges.

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Politics
5:12 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Auditor reviews Mo. Conservation Department

State Auditor Tom Schweich filed paperwork on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to explore a political campaign for U.S. Senate.
State of Missouri

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says his office is starting a new review of the state Department of Conservation.

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Agriculture
5:10 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Mo. wineries bloom over past decade

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A University of Missouri researcher says the number of wineries in the state more than tripled over the past decade.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:07 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care

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Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011.

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Politics
4:23 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Mo. Gov. Nixon announces position changes

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is shuffling some positions within his administration.

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Education
5:39 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

New dorm going up at the University of Missouri

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
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A new five-story residential hall at the University of Missouri is scheduled to open in 2015.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the new dorm will help the university keep up with record-setting freshman classes.

Construction of the 92,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in September 2013. Current designs call for single and double rooms as well as study areas and common spaces.

Freshmen have to live on campus and are given higher priority for housing. The Columbia campus has experienced record numbers of freshmen for several years.

Business
5:30 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Regulators approve $260M rate increase for Ameren

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Missouri utility regulators have approved a $260 million rate increase for electric customers of Ameren Missouri.

The rate increase approved Wednesday could mean an extra $10 a month on an average residential bill when it takes effect in January.

It's intended to cover such things as the utility's rising fuel costs, infrastructure improvements, vegetation trimming and storm repairs.

About $90 million of the rate increase will go toward energy efficiency programs that could ultimately save money for residents and businesses.

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Politics
3:07 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Mo. unlikely to follow Michigan lead on union law

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Missouri Republican leaders say it would be difficult to follow Michigan's lead in passing a "right-to-work" law that prohibits union dues as a condition for employment.

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Politics
4:17 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate

Three US Senate spots filled by MU grads
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The University of Missouri will have three graduates in the U.S. Senate for at least the next six years.

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Politics
4:10 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones touring the state

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Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is hitting the road, planning to visit 20 cities this week to speak with voters and community leaders about the upcoming legislative session.

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Politics
8:33 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announces run for second term

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he wants to continue the work he's begun on projects such as the Columbia Regional Airport's expansion. Pictured, McDavid makes an announcement about the airport, last March.
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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he plans to seek re-election for a second term.

McDavid told The Columbia Daily-Tribune that he wants see through some initiatives started during his watch, including efforts to improve air service and public transit.

McDavid was elected in 2010, becoming Columbia's first new mayor since 1995, when Darwin Hindman's 15-year tenure as mayor began. McDavid was elected with 54 percent of the vote.

The deadline for candidates to file for the April elections is Jan. 8th. So far, no challengers have filed to seek the mayor's seat.

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