Kelly Gehringer

Student Newscaster

Kelly was raised in Milwaukee and loves storytelling in every shape and form. She is a student in the convergence journalism program and has worked with outlets like Global Journalist, Newsy and The Missourian. You can hear her every week on KCOU-FM playing independent music and when she's not busy reporting, chances are she's trying to promote environmental sustainability on campus. She has always been attracted to KBIA's newsroom because of its creative atmosphere.

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About halfway between Columbia and Booneville, the small town of Rocheport is more well known than many nearby towns similar in size. Kelly Gehringer visits with the Trailside Cafe and Bikeshop near the Katy Trail.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Blunt announces agricultural research to stay funded
  • MU receives $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation
  • Moberly is explaining how it got on the hook for $39 million in bonds for a failed proposal for an artificial-sweetener factory
    Photo courtesy of the Sweeney family.

    19-year-old Derrik Sweeney is relieved to be home in Jefferson City after being detained for a week in a Cairo holding cell. Sweeney, along with three other Americans, was arrested for allegedly throwing fire bombs at police during a protest in Tahrir Square. Sweeney said they were threatened violently and beaten by Egyptian authorities.

    However, Sweeney is now back safely in Jefferson City and spent Sunday night celebrating Thanksgiving with his family.

    "Just being at home and seeing familiar things – and of course my family – it’s an overwhelming peace," he said.

    Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

    Columbia Public Schools administrators will meet tonight to ask the Board of Education’s approval of an $11.8 million contract to build new gymnasiums at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools.

    Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

    The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

    A Missouri appeals court has upheld a 2009 decision by state utility regulators to approve a rate increase for Ameren Missouri.

    One of eight people charged in the shooting death of a Missouri football player's cousin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

    Regional News coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

    • Missouri authorities are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has led to nine hospitalizations and 33 confirmed ill.
    • MU School of Medicine Receives a Military Training Grant.

    Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

    • Missouri's legislative session comes to an end.
    • The Missouri Department of Agriculture awards a grant to local businesses.
    • A State representative pushes for MoDOT to complete a highway project.
    • Libyans in Columbia react to the death of Moammar Gadhafi.
    • Missouri farmers benefit from Free Trade Agreements.
    • University of Missouri Board of Curators approves a retirement plan for new employees.
    • The Missouri House tries to work out the differences over a wide-ranging tax credit bill.
    • Another case of Listeria tainted cantaloupe has been identified in northwest Missouri.
    • Boone County launches a new website, ShowmeBoone.com/Treasurer to help residents find out whether or not they have unclaime