5:21 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting

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The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. The city hosted an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.

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5:48 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Grants for innovation awarded to Columbia teachers

3-D printer photo from Keith Kissel via Flickr.

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation awarded more than 61 thousand dollars in grants for the 2013-2014 school year at a reception at Hickman High School Wednesday evening. Community Relations Director for Columbia Public Schools Michelle Baumstark says the grants provide opportunities for education that the district could not afford in the regular budget.

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7:56 am
Mon June 10, 2013

MoDOT receives grant for new road treatment

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  Missouri has received a federal grant to test a new type of road treatment intended to keep cars from slipping off highways when it rains or snows.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will apply the "high friction surface treatment" to a pair of curves on U.S. 54 and Missouri 179 in Jefferson City.

If the agency has enough money, it may also apply the treatment at two sites on Interstate 44 near Rolla.

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8:23 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Columbia PD to conduct sobriety checkpoints around St. Patrick's Day

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The Columbia Police Department received multiple grants to help better patrol roads for drunk drivers and youths not wearing seat belts. The grants, provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traffic & Highway Safety Division, will go towards enforcing youth seat belt use and sobriety checkpoints.

Columbia Police Traffic Unit Supervisor Sergeant Curtis Perkins said the goal of the grant provided for the youth seat belt enforcement is to have a visible presence.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:24 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Nonprofit group for family-abuse children expanding services to Callaway County

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Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates, otherwise known as CASA, is expanding its services to Callaway County.  A $22,500 grant from the national CASA group made the expansion possible.

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3:40 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

MU School of Nursing receives $15M grant

Darren Hellwege KBIA

The MU Sinclair School of Nursing is receiving the largest research grant in MU history. The 14.8 million dollar grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is aimed at reducing avoidable hospitalizations in nursing home patients.

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4:49 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Missouri gets $1.2 million in federal food safety grants

Egg producers will gain a portion of the new Missouri grant to increase safety efforts.
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Missouri has received more than $1.2 million in federal grants for its food safety efforts.

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5:26 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

MU School of Nursing receives a grant and a visit from Governor Jay Nixon

Governor Jay Nixon
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MU’s School of Nursing will receive a $150,000 grant to educate additional nurses.

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9:36 am
Wed February 15, 2012

MU receives multi-million dollar grant for alternative energy research

The donation to MU from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation amounts to $5.5 million.

MU Scientists have received a 5.5 million dollars donation from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation. The money will go toward efforts in the search for new forms of alternative energy.

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10:22 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Boone Co. court applies for sentencing grant

Boone County’s 13th judicial circuit court is seeking funding for the possible addition of a veterans alternative sentencing program.

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PM Newscasts
6:54 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Newscast for November 29, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Blunt announces agricultural research to stay funded
  • MU receives $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation
  • Moberly is explaining how it got on the hook for $39 million in bonds for a failed proposal for an artificial-sweetener factory
    5:17 pm
    Tue November 29, 2011

    MU to recieve research grant

    An example of neutron scattering technology. This instrument is called DANCE (Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments) and is housed at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Robb Kramer Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Graduate students at the University of Missouri will have the chance to learn more about neutron scattering, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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