KBIA Newscast

Several times a day, during Morning Edition and All Things Considered

A short, local newscast from the KBIA newsroom in Columbia, Missouri

PM Newscast for September 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Sen. Roy Blunt toured the state yesterday asking law enforcement officials how the federal government can best help in major emergency situations.
  • City of Columbia employees received a two percent pay raise yesterday.
  • MU has been awarded two federal grants to implement programs on family farms.
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  US Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, met with local law enforcement in Jefferson City on Monday to discuss when police use military surplus equipment.

The meeting, which was closed to the media, comes almost two months after police responded to protests following the death of Michael Brown with tear gas, armored vehicles and other military equipment acquired through Department of Defense and Homeland Security programs.

Blunt said law enforcement officials he has talked to only use the equipment for defensive purposes and that programs like these are beneficial.

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  Missouri's assistant attorney general has argued that state law, backed by the vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.

Jeremiah Morgan defended Missouri's same-sex marriage ban Monday in a St. Louis courtroom. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison is deciding whether the ban is constitutional.

St. Louis City Counselor Winston Calvert argued the state has no business treating gay and lesbian couples as "second-class citizens."

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Afghanistan over the weekend.
  • Details on Missouri Rail Safety Week.
  • Missouri state employees can receive a discount for online education. 

PM Newscast September 24, 2014

Sep 24, 2014

  • Five arrested in Ferguson protests
  • Interstate 70 briefly shut down
  • Ashland YMCA looking to expand
  • ACLU challenges Missouri marriage amendment in KC
  • Columbia Public Schools increase security
  • SEMO student enrollment reaches all-time high

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Protests continued in Ferguson after a memorial for Michael Brown burned down.
  • Holt Summit is considering implementing a mandatory trash service.
  • Columbia Public Schools have increased security measures district wide. 

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Police are warning Missouri schools of a Scholastic imitator scam. 
  • More arrests in Ferguson as protests resume.
  • The Missouri Lottery hopes to see more money go towards education. 

PM Newscast for September 17, 2014

Sep 17, 2014


  • Former officials are pushing for high school citizenship test
  • Prosecutor threatens to release transcripts/audio recordings from Ferguson
  • City Council discusses indoor ban of e-cigs
  • Proposed transmission line to help with renewable energy

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon lays out what he would like to see in the new education commissioner.
  • There were protests over the Opus project in downtown Columbia last night.
  • Missouri lawmakers are reviewing the merger between state water and highway patrols.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The right to farm amendment will be added to the state constitution after a recount.
  • The Columbia City Council voted to approve the city managers budget for fiscal year 2015.
  • The override of Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a law banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors could set up a showdown with the federal government.

  Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Last weeks veto session could have a long-term impact for the Missouri legislature.
  • New research suggests that schizophrenia may be eight distinct disorders.
  • Columbia youth had a chance to discuss community violence at a forum with the Mayors Task Force on Community Violence on Friday.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Updates from the veto session in Jefferson City
  • A new program will have children walking to school.
  • A report on the controversial drug midazolam.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Ferguson City Council meets for the first time since the Michael Brown shooting.
  • Missouri has executed Earl Ringo Jr., the eighth execution this year.
  • The MU Children's Hospital has began screening patients for Enterovirus 68.

PM Newscast for September 9, 2014

Sep 9, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • State auditor Tom Schweich claims Gov. Nixon violated the state constitution when he withheld money from recent state budgets.
  • Columbia residents are meeting to discuss community violence.
  • The Columbia Board of Education approved plans to build the new Southwest Elementary School

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Details on the upcoming veto session.
  • A nurse is walking across Missouri to raise awareness about the infant mortality rate.
  • The St. Louis police chief has renewed his calls for tougher gun crime penalties.

PM Newscast for September 4, 2014

Sep 4, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Nixon lifted the state of emergency in Ferguson.
  • Missouri has been using a sedative that has been used in botched executions in other states.
  • Gov. Nixon discussed his decision to veto an important piece of anti-tobaco legislation.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Former Mamtek CEO has pleaded guilty to three felony charges .
  • Gov. Jay Nixon is hoping to persuade state legislators to support expansion of the state's Medicaid program.
  • Noranda Aluminum will begin laying off employees at its aluminum smelter in New Madrid.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Peace park held an Artists for Justice event in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
  • Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson bringing jobs to the town.
  • Missouri is offering grants to get local food into school meals.

Regional Coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Ferguson police began wearing body cameras this weekend.
  • Boone Country plans to budget more money to defend itself from a lawsuit filed by Ryan Ferguson.
  • Gov. Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injure disaster declaration in St. Louis County following the events in Ferguson.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Roy Blunt is asking for reimbursement of funds used for providing security in Ferguson.
  • Dairy farmers are hoping for a veto override of two agriculture bills.
  • The staging area for police agencies in Ferguson has been dismantled.

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri law enforcement officials are endorsing a proposed constitutional amendment that would make prosecuting sex crimes against children easier.
  • Attorneys are asking Ferguson to grant clemency to thousands of nonviolent offenders.
  • Farmers can anticipate a sharp drop in income this year according to a USDA report.