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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Missouri GOP senators filibustered the passage of the proposed 2013 state budget late into the evening Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate Republicans block passage of state budget.
  • Charter Communications expands coverage in Columbia.
  • One Columbia bus route experiences rider shortage.
Business
5:18 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Columbia Farmers Market bus route has yet to gain popularity

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The new bus route that goes from the M-U student center to the Columbia Farmers Market has yet to attract many passengers.

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AM Newscasts
8:57 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Newscast for April 19, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Continuing updates on a new hearing for Ryan Ferguson.
  • Columbia schools placed on lockdown.
  • MoDOT wants input on a billion dollar plan for state-wide rail service.
Business
9:13 am
Wed April 18, 2012

March Missouri unemployment numbers steady

Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady.

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Politics
8:52 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Boone Co. officials discuss renaming government center

Officials are mulling over whether to change the name of the Boone Co. Gov. Center.
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Boone County officials have yet to decide whether to remove the name of former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson from the county government center.

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Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Mon April 16, 2012

High school artists star in Perlow-Stevens exhibit

Generation Next is an unusual exhibit at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in downtown Columbia.  All pieces are coming from local high school artists.

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Politics
9:02 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Police Review Board backs new policy for off-duty cops

The new policy would require police officers to wear their uniforms when performing off-duty security work.
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The Columbia Citizens Police Review Board has unanimously voted to back a city policy requiring police officers to wear their uniforms while performing off-duty security work. 

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AM Newscasts
8:52 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Newscast for April 13, 2012

Fmr. Mo. Gov. Roger Wilson was indicted in federal court on Thursday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A former Missouri governor is indicted on money laundering charges
  • A state Senate committee endorses its own version of the 2013 budget
  • Controversy surrounds a policy requiring  Columbia police officers to wear their uniforms while performing off-duty security work.
Science
8:57 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Reasons behind deaths of thousands of fish remain elusive

Thousands of fish were found dead in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
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Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

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AM Newscasts
8:49 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Missouri House members approved a measure rewriting a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson to appear in court next week
  • Reasons behind the deaths of thousands of fish in Columbia remain elusive
  • A Missouri woman wins thousands from lottery 
Science, Health and Technology
8:50 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek

Scientists are still unsure what exactly caused the death of nearly 14,000 fish in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
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Thousands of fish from several different species were found dead in Flat Branch Creek on Monday.

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Education
11:20 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MU Law welcomes new dean

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

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Business
5:52 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia says no to multi-space parking meters

The City of Columbia Public Works Department recently decided to end the trial period for multi-space parking meters on Ninth Street from between Broadway and Locust.

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Education
8:53 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

A new tax levy passed by Columbia voters helps fund school programs.
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Columbia public schools are $7.5 million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:30 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia opens household waste facility

April means spring cleaning for many Columbia residents. To the city of Columbia, that means lots of hazardous waste.

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Politics
8:53 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Blind program cuts still cause for debate

The fate of a program for blind Missourians still hangs in the balance.
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A State Senate panel spent several hours Wednesday putting together their version of Missouri’s state budget for next year.  But the fate of a program for blind residents is still up in the air.

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Education
9:32 am
Wed April 4, 2012

King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats

Paul Cushing celebrated his victory at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing with friends and family. He picked up 21 percent of the vote, finishing second to Christine King, who led with 42 percent. Cushing said any of the candidates would have been worthy.

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Politics
9:23 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Voters approve bond measures for school improvements

Columbia voters passed the school bond issue by a margin of 23 percent. This means a twelve cent increase on every 100 dollars a Columbia resident pays in property taxes. School board member Jonathan Sessions says this bond will go towards building a new elementary school and eliminating trailers at the elementary level. School board members attribute the success of the bond issue to the board’s communication with voters.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Trapp takes 2nd ward race

Michael Trapp celebrates victory in 2nd ward race.
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Columbians elected Michael Trapp as the next Second Ward Councilman. Trapp led with 44 percent of the votes against candidates Bill Pauls and Mike Atkinson who came in second and third respectively.

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Elections
8:55 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Hoppe dominates Sixth Ward race

Supporters of Barbara Hoppe congratulated her for her victory in the 6th ward council race at her watch party in downtown Columbia. After hearing the final results, Hoppe said her victory shows what kind of campaign the citizens want.

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AM Newscasts
8:25 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Newscast for April 4, 2012

A bill in the general assembly would deny access to tanning beds for 18-year olds.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Results from Tuesday's municipal elections.
  • Gov. Nixon touts merits of Brazil trip
  • Access to tanning beds can be denied to kids under 18 in Missouri.
AM Newscasts
9:11 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Newscast for April 3, 2012

The Missouri legislature will start looking into budget bills later this week.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A look at how Missouri fared in the recent Mega Millions drawing.
  • The state general assembly starts looking at budget bills
  • Bats with white nose syndrome come to Missouri.
Talking Politics
9:17 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious

The race for a seat on the city council from Columbia's sixth ward has become surprisingly heated.
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This week on Talking Politics we investigate the claims and accusations made during a surprisingly contentious race for Columbia's sixth ward city council seat.

Crime
9:06 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Columbia Police to beef up security during spring break

Columbia PD is urging people to take caution before leaving the city before spring break.
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The Columbia Police Department is stepping up security during spring break and asking residents to do the same with their homes.

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AM Newscasts
9:40 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Newscast for March 16, 2012

Flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Repeat of last year's flooding unlikely
  • Military Academy names new president
  • City of Columbia implements new parking meters
Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Stitching for a cause

Sewing club member Jeannie Sanchez, of Columbia, sews a velcro strip into a pair of athletic shorts at Zede's Sewing Shop on Friday, March 2, 2012. The shorts will be sent to wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
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When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA’s Charles Minshew has this story on  a sewing group in Columbia is working to  make things a little easier.

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Environment
9:11 am
Thu March 8, 2012

City takes aim at energy efficiency in rental units

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The City of Columbia wants rental property owners to make their units more energy efficient. The city's first step is to find out just how efficient – or inefficient – those houses and apartments are.

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Regency Mobile Home Evictions
9:16 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Regency tenants face lawsuit over rent

The Columbia City Council approved a measure leading to the eviction of Regency residents.
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Regency of Columbia is suing several tenants of Regency Mobile Home Park for unpaid rent. The company has filed 22 rent and possession lawsuits and intends on evicting the tenants.

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Crime
9:09 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting

Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon.

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AM Newscasts
9:01 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Newscast for March 6, 2012

Columbia Police plan to increase patrols in the city following recent shootings.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A man is arrested for Sunday's Columbia shooting.
  • Missouri Republicans stand up for under-fire conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.
  • Washington University researchers make new discovery regarding Alzheimer's disease.

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