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George Varney

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George Varney is a student newscaster.


PM Newscast
5:52 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

PM Newscast forApril 9, 2014

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PM Newscast
5:43 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

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PM Newscast
5:46 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

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5:47 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

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PM Newscast
12:13 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

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Science, Health and Technology
11:10 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Columbia public schools use new technology in classrooms

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Grants for laptops and iPads in recent years have put more technology in the hands of Columbia Public Schools students .

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5:22 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Boeing to add more St.Louis county jobs

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Governor Jay Nixon announced in a press release Thursday that aerospace manufacturing company Boeing will add up to an additional 400 research and technology jobs at its St.Louis County campus.

The new jobs will be part of Boeing's plan to restructure its Research and Technology organization. The company, which employees approximately fifteen thousand workers in Missouri, is being helped in the St. Louis county expansion by the state of Missouri through a package of economic incentives.  

Boeing can earn these incentives by meeting job creation and investment criteria.

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PM Newscast
11:03 am
Fri December 6, 2013

PM Newscast for December 5, 2013

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8:15 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Candidates prepare for 2016 statewide elections

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While statewide elections are still three years away, with the exception of auditor whose term ends in 2014, many candidates have already announced their intention to run.

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PM Newscasts
1:43 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

PM Newscast for November 21, 2013

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10:45 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Columbia Board of Education tours schools with new technology in classrooms

The Columbia Board of Education virtually tours Battle High School from a classroom at Smithton Middle School in Columbia on November 21, 2013.
Credit George Varney / KBIA

The Columbia Board of Education visited three schools Thursday, two physically and a third virtually, to see how new technology is being used throughout the district.

       At Midway Heights Elementary it's the first year where there are classrooms have provided one mini iPad for each student.  Midway is part of an elementary school iPad pilot program along with Shepard, Grant, and Russell Elementary. 

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Arts and Culture
8:08 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Military Voices: "I saw Sterling re-emerge in his compassion for people.”

Sherry Wyatt
Credit StoryCorps

Sterling Wyatt, 21, was a soldier who lost his life in 2012 in an IED explosion while serving the US Army in Afghanistan. His mother, Sherry Wyatt, 55, came to StoryCorps to share the story of how she learned of her son’s character through his journals and stories from his brothers-in-arms.

Sterling Wyatt’s death while serving the US Army in Afghanistan in 2012 lead to the funeral that brought out thousands of Columbians dressed in red to show their support of the Wyatt family.  

The story was produced by George Varney for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.

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1:29 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Ryan Ferguson is free

Ryan Ferguson talks to the crowd at the Tiger Hotel on Nov. 12, 2013 in Columbia, Mo.
Bridgit Bowden KBIA

After almost 10 years of high-profile court battles and an international media campaign led by his family and friends, Ryan Ferguson is free.  The Ferguson family members and supporters greeted him at Columbia’s Tiger Hotel Tuesday night, following his release.

The Missouri Court of Appeals issued a bond order Tuesday releasing Ryan Ferguson from his near decade-long imprisonment at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.

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PM Newscast
10:53 am
Mon November 11, 2013

PM Newscast for November 7, 2013

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