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AM Newscasts
8:59 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Newscast for Friday, July 20, 2012

Doe Run Peru.
Tim Campion

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Engineers check on reconstruction following floods last year
  • McCaskill targets Republican opponents in TV ads
  • Sister company of Missouri lead producer criticized for pollution in Peru
Agriculture
8:55 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Engineers check on reconstruction following floods last year

USACE Public Affairs Flickr

The Army Corps of Engineers visited Cairo, Illinois on yesterday to check on reconstruction projects following last year’s devastating floods. The Corps will invest more than $100 million toward flood protection systems at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:32 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Corps: States can help improve flood forecasting

Missouri river flooding in Sioux City, Iowa, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, on June 8, 2011. Levees were built near homes to prevent the Missouri river from flooding properties.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez US Department of Agriculture

The top military officer in charge of managing the Missouri River system says the agency needs help from states to improve its ability to predict water runoff.

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Business Beat
5:18 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Flooding from last year still has farmers playing catch-up

Iowa farmer Brent Hayes looks out over 1,700 acres of winter wheat he planted last October on flood-damaged land near the Missouri River. The foot-high crop was used to help replenish the soil for corn.
Rick Fredericksen Iowa Public Radio

A Columbia lawyer is utilizing a federal program to try to bring so-called, “immigrant investors” to Mid Missouri. Plus, Harvest Public Media reports on the lasting effects of last year’s flooding.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:52 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Report: frequency of severe storms in Midwest doubled over past 50 years

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 4:45 pm

A new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the frequency of severe storms across the Midwest has doubled over the past 50 years.

The report analyzed precipitation data from more than 200 weather stations in eight Midwestern states.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Bigger reservoirs would not have prevented river flooding

paukrus flickr

 A report released today by the Army Corps of Engineers says that having more free space in reservoirs along the Missouri River would not have eliminated last year’s record floods.

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Politics
9:21 am
Mon April 2, 2012

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks to avoid lawsuit

Farmers in southeast Missouri are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over flooding in 2011.
File KBIA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year's intentional breach of the Birds Point levee at the height of spring flooding.

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AM Newscasts
9:06 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Newscast for April 2, 2012

A bill in the Missouri general assembly seeks to lower taxes for businesses.
File KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A potential tax break for business and business owners in Missouri.
  • A look at how this year's early warm weather affects insects.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to avoid a lawsuit from southeast Missouri farmers.
Agriculture
3:24 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Farmers lawsuit against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in limbo

Kansas City District flickr

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year's intentional breach of a levee at the height of spring flooding.

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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.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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
Environment
8:55 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Repeat of last year's flooding unlikely

Flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Missouri experienced record flooding last year along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. But this year, experts say water levels are likely to return to normal.                

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Politics
4:24 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Northwest Mo. levee districts get grants

Missouri levee
flickr USACE Public Affairs

Six levee, drainage and road districts in northwest Missouri will receive a total of about $1.2 million in community development block grants to help repair damage from flooding along the Missouri River. Gov. Jay Nixon's office said in a release that the six districts are located in Atchison and Holt counties.

Levee districts applied for the grants to cover either the 20 percent local cost share required under the Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance program, or for the entire cost if the levee district is not part of the Corps' system.

Politics
10:12 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Nixon answers questions on flood protection

Gov. Nixon assured farmers that levees would be rebuilt quickly.
File KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon met with Missouri Levee and Drainage District members in Columbia this weekend. He and other state and federal officials responded to over eight months of questions from farmers and others on how Missouri’s waterways will be protected from future massive flooding. This is the first time a Missouri governor attended an annual levee district association meeting in over 15 years, and with good reason, as Governor Nixon addressed the standing room only crowd, he branded 2011: “the year of natural disasters.”

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AM Newscasts
9:57 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Newscast for February 13, 2012

Snow in Columbia caused schools throughout the city to close, but the University of Missouri remained open Monday.
File KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • School closures in Columbia on a snowy morning.
  • Governor Nixon heads to Columbia to discuss flood protection.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court plans to look again at congressional districts.
PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Newscast for February 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Joplin looking for weather radios
  • New video camera for Columbia Police
  • True/False Film Festival chooses its lead documentary
  • Politicians to meet in Columbia to discuss flooding issues

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