5:22 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Missouri home to the cheapest gas in the country

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Missouri drivers are paying less at the pump than drivers in any other state right now. Missouri is currently home to the cheapest gas in the nation with the average gas price in the state at $3.05 per gallon.

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Arts and Culture
5:06 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

See what it's like to ride Outlaw Run in Branson [video]

Riders on Outlaw Run, Branson's brand new wooden roller coaster.

  Earlier this week people were all aflutter with the introduction of Outlaw Run, a new roller coaster in Silver Dollar City. 

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Arts and Culture
5:46 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Branson mourns loss of singer Andy Williams

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Performers and officials in Branson are mourning the loss of singer Andy Williams, who has died at age 84.

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AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Newscast for March 14, 2012

House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey responds to Gov. Jay Nixon's criticism over a proposed cut in state aid for the blind.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: 

  • MU’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute will cease to exist. The nuclear engineering department has been split in two, with the transition expected to be finalized by July 1. KBIA’s Nick Gass gauged the reaction among student and faculty researchers.

  • Three Missouri communities will share more than $62,000 in federal grants for historic preservation projects.

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PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Newscast for March 9, 2012

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A look back as state legislators take their spring break
  • Governor Nixon sends off a troop from the Missouri National Guard
  • Branson city officials assess the damage after February's tornado
  • Columbia officials revise their Enhanced Enterprise Zone plans
  • Columbia residents to vote on funding for Columbia Public Schools
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.

9:20 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri insurance group foresees premium increases

Recent natural disasters will affect more than just those Missourians living in disaster areas.

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10:40 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Meterorologists determine size of southern Missouri storms

Storm teams with the National Weather Service spent much of Wednesday studying storm damage in Southern Missouri.

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AM Newscasts
9:19 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Newscast for March 1, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon's has pumped millions into higher education.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • More coverage of storms in southern Missouri.
  • Missouri unemployment rate falls.
  • Gov. Jay Nixon releases millions for K-12 budget.
9:25 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Branson hospital treats over 30 after tornado

A hospital in Branson treated 32 people in the hours after a tornado hit the tourist destination.

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1:27 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Republican Senate hopefuls square off in Branson

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Two of Missouri's three Republican senatorial candidates are expected to meet in a debate in Branson.

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman both have committed to participate in Monday night's debate. The third candidate — St. Louis businessman John Brunner — is not planning to attend.

All three Republicans are seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November elections.

Monday's debate is to be held at the Branson High School Auditorium, which has room for several hundred people.