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Crime
8:32 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Arson suspected cause of large Mark Twain fire

Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest.

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Weather
4:14 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores Mo. heat threat

Fire concerns are widening in southeast Missouri as crews battle a 550-acre blaze in the Mark Twain National Forest.

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday ordered the Missouri National Guard to get ready to assist with firefighting efforts. The fire broke out Thursday in a section of the 1.5-million-acre forest located in Iron County, and the governor's office says about 2,000 additional acres are at risk.

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Crime
5:25 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Three accused of setting NE Mo. fires

Three suspects are facing felony charges for a series of fires in northeast Missouri, including one that destroyed a small-town playground.

The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 17-year-old Jaston Boone of Edina, 20-year-old Shelby Snelling of Baring and 19-year-old Athena Wolter of Knox City each face three counts. They are being held at the Adair County jail on $10,000 bond.

Education
5:45 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Stephens College to house displaced Brookside residents

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Students planning on living at the Brookside on College apartments this fall might not find themselves too far away.

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Newscast for May 28, 2012

Lukas Udstuen KBIA

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Construction to resume on burned apartments
  • Parade draws patriotic crowds
  • Missouri veterans' cemeteries observe Memorial Day
Business
5:58 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Construction to resume on burned apartments

Mark Nanneman paints the rubble of the burned Brookside on College apartment complex on Monday. Nanneman says he paints “en plein air,” a French style where the artist paints outdoors.
Lukas Udstuen KBIA

Columbia Fire Department investigators are looking into the cause of a three-alarm fire at the Brookside on College apartment complex. Sunday’s fire caused millions of dollars in damage, destroying most of the still-under construction apartments, but the owners plan to rebuild.

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PM Newscasts
6:10 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Newscast for February 2, 2012

A Thursday morning fire in Boonville has destroyed two businesses operated by a program that helps people with disabilities
Matt Veto KBIA

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses
  • Food bank's Buddy Pack program faces cuts, elimination
  • Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes
Business
5:52 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses

An excavator cleans up the debris from a fire in Boonville. Two businesses run by Unlimited Opportunities were destroyed, but no one was hurt in the fire.
Matt Veto KBIA

A Thursday morning fire in Boonville has destroyed two businesses operated by a program that helps people with disabilities.

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