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Business
4:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Columbia's airport tower gets an extra month (but still slated to close)

Credit File Photo / KBIA

The Federal Aviation Administration announced today in a press release that it is going to delay the closures of 149 air traffic control towers across the country by about a month, including the one at Columbia Regional Airport.

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Politics
5:16 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

FAA notifies Columbia of Air Traffic Control Tower closure

Despite the control tower closure, Columbia Regional Airport will maintain operations
File Photo KBIA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday notified airport manager Don Elliott that the Air Traffic Control Tower at Columbia Regional Airport would be unfunded as of May 5.

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Politics
9:47 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Hartzler, McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open

Credit File Photo / KBIA

A U.S. Congress member was not an airplane passenger at the Columbia Regional Airport on Tuesday. Instead, she visited to draw attention to an important safety issue.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri’s Fourth District said she does not agree with the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the air traffic control tower at the airport.

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PM Newscasts
4:53 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Newscast for March 26, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House rejects Democratic effort to expand Medicaid
  • Mamtek CEO makes bail
  • Rep. Hartzler and Mayor McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open
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PM Newscast
6:10 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Newscast for March 22, 2013

Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Federal sequestration cuts will close Columbia's airport control tower
  • MoDOT issues travel advisory ahead of winter storm
  • 'Earth Hour' organizers say it's more than electricity
Business
4:50 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Study could reroute mail processing out of Columbia

KBIA

The U.S. Postal service is considering a plan that would send all of the first class mail sent from Mid-Missouri through Kansas City or St. Louis, instead of Columbia.

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Business
8:11 am
Tue March 5, 2013

CoMo officials consider airport changes, improvements

Columbia city officials are considering upcoming improvements and funding for the Columbia Regional Airport.  The airport was a focal point for discussion at last night's (Monday) city council meeting in Columbia. Council members heard from Mayor Bob McDavid on proposed improvements to the airport and what those changes might mean for the city.  A possible new terminal and funding for the air traffic control tower are under consideration. 

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Business
3:08 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Sequestration may close Columbia airport control tower

File Photo KBIA

Listen to KBIA's Sydney Miller report on the possible closure of Columbia Regional Airport's control tower.

The F-A-A says that if budget talks in Washington fail, 168 air traffic control towers across the country could be forced to close.

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Business
9:15 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations

St. Louis' Lambert Airport is open for business with several flight cancellations.
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Airports in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis reopened but passengers were told to expect several cancellations, particularly in the morning.

American Airlines flight 3215 from Columbia to Dallas was canceled this morning, but the remaining flights are scheduled to take off and arrive as planned.

Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Kansas City International Airport both closed Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit Missouri.

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Business
8:46 am
Mon February 18, 2013

UPDATE: Columbia airport says Frontier flights will end in May

Columbia's Mayor Bob McDavid announcing new flight options for Columbia travelers, last March.
Matt Veto KBIA News

The Columbia Regional Airport announced Frontier Airlines will stop services to and from Orlando, Fla. effective May 13, leaving passengers who had already booked flights for the summer out of luck. The carrier began flying to and from Orlando last November.

In a statement, airport officials said they are still trying to find out why Frontier is stopping its services. What’s more, officials said they only found out about the discontinued flights from passengers – not the airline.  

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PM Newscasts
6:19 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Delta service ends, American begins at Columbia Regional Airport

Delta Airlines has discontinued its service at Columbia Regional Airport.
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Delta Airlines discontinued its service at Columbia Regional Airport today, while American Airlines will launch its daily non-stop flights to Chicago and Dallas tomorrow.

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Weather
11:37 am
Thu December 20, 2012

High winds main culprit in power outages at homes, businesses, airport

Boone County Electrict

There have been numerous power outages in Mid-Missouri today as the area is experiencing a winter storm with high winds.

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Business Beat
4:34 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Big business for beef and (hopefully) for Columbia

University researchers now often team up with big beef businesses.
Credit Hilary Stohs-Krause / NET

Over the next four weeks, Business Beat will be airing the remaining pieces of the Harvest Public Media series called America’s Big Beef: An Industry In Transition.

To kick off the series, we have to go back 150 years when Abraham Lincoln established the land-grant colleges where research could be done to help the common man. But Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports that today public colleges in the top five beef-producing states are now often working for big business.

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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.
Credit Matt Veto / KBIA

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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Business
8:29 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Frontier Airlines and Columbia officials celebrate first Orlando flight

Columbia's Mayor Bob McDavid announcing new flight options for Columbia travelers, last March.
Credit Matt Veto / KBIA

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid ushered in the start of flight service between Columbia and Orlando at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday (Tuesday). The addition could eventually pave the way to additional Frontier Airlines offerings in the years to come.

According to Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, the regional airport is well on its way of achieving his goal of 40 percent market share of mid-Missouri travelers, despite the recent announcement that Delta Air Lines would be ending service out of Columbia.

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