Jefferson City

AM Newscasts
8:51 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Newscast for March 21, 2012

Legislation in Jefferson City calls for increased security at the Capitol.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, I'm Scott Kanowsky:

  • Missouri legislators wrangle with state budget.
  • Columbia Police will step up security during spring break.
  • Missouri Senate considers a bill putting more security cameras in the state capitol.
AM Newscasts
9:08 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Newscast for February 29, 2012

Plans for more housing for local university students are underway in Columbia.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
8:59 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Redistricting affects current Mo. senators

Redistricting of state Senate seats eliminates the posts of current senators.
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A bipartisan redistricting commission reached an agreement over Missouri's 34 state Senate districts.

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord

A ten-member commission chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to draw a new map for Missouri’s State Senate districts has reached a tentative agreement.

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Talking Politics
8:49 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Talking Politics for February 21, 2012

This week on Talking Politics, we delve the controversy and complexity surrounding the debate over the redrawing of both state and federal representative districts.

Politics
8:58 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Cole Co. Judge declares MOSIRA unconstitutional

The judge said failure by lawmakers to pass wide-ranging tax credit legislation in the fall special session renders the bill unconstitutional.
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The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA, has been ruled unconstitutional by a Cole County judge.

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AM Newscasts
8:50 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Newscast for February 22, 2012

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A Cole County judge rules Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional
  • A potentially threatening letter is sent to some state lawmakers
  • Plans for a new football tailgate zone in Columbia have some business crying foul
Alyssa Bustamante case
9:28 am
Wed February 15, 2012

More details from Bustamante investigation released

Alyssa Bustamante

Authorities investigating the October 2009 disappearance of a Missouri girl had seized muddy clothes and shovels from the home of a neighboring teenager who later confessed to killing and burying the girl, according to secretly filed court documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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AM Newscasts
8:53 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Newscast for February 15, 2012

A bill now before the Missouri Senate lets employers block coverage for birth control products.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Talking Politics
1:10 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Talking Politics for February 14, 2012

Gov. Nixon has been notoriously closed off from both reporters and lawmakers in Jefferson City during his time in office.
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This week on Talking Politics, a voter ID bill passes through the Missouri House of Representatives and we discuss Gov. Jay Nixon's curious relationship with both the press and legislators.

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Politics
9:17 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Cell phones added to no call list

New legislation would bar telemarketers from calling cell phones.
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Legislation adding cell phones to Missouri's no call list faced no objection in the Senate Monday.

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Politics
10:16 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Nixon and lawmakers at odds over legislation

Legislators and Gov. Nixon are sparing over bills reforming voter identification and workplace discrimination.
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Missouri Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appear headed for a debate over workplace discrimination laws and a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls.

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Weather
10:06 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Snow closes Columbia schools

Officials from the Columbia Public School District say all schools in the distract are closed Monday due to early morning snow fall which covered the city's roads.

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Crime
9:20 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Bustamante apologizes; receives life in prison for Olten murder

A Missouri teenager who had described the slaying of a young neighbor girl as an "ahmazing" thrill made an emotional apology Wednesday to the girl's family and was sentenced to a potential lifetime in prison.

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Talking Politics
9:11 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Talking Politics for February 7, 2012

This week on Talking Politics we take a look back at the week that was in Jefferson City, where education policy and funding dominated much of the debate.

Crime
8:46 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Bustamante sentenced to life in prison

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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Politics
9:10 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Voter ID bill raises ire between House members

A bill requiring voter ID at the polls caused heated debate at the Missouri House of Representatives Monday.
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Debate began Monday in the Missouri House on legislation to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the back-and-forth got pretty heated at times.

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Crime
9:05 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Drugs may have been involved in Olten slaying

Attorneys for a Missouri teenager who admitted killing a young neighbor girl are contending that a troubled childhood and an antidepressant drug may have contributed to the murder.

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AM Newscasts
9:18 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Newscast for February 6, 2012

St. John's Mercy Hospital was all but destroyed by the May 22 Joplin tornado, which ravaged the city's school houses as well.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • A Democratic Springfield lawmaker will run for Lieutenant Governor.
  • U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is in Missouri to discuss restructuring the postal service.
  • Joplin Board of Education to vote on bond measure to help rebuild destroyed schools.
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The 40/40 Project
12:08 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

KBIA visits Jefferson City, MO.

Jefferson City can sometimes be thought as the smaller town next to Columbia, but it has it's own rich history even beyond being the state capital. Nobody knows the history, and tells its stories better than Bob Priddy, whose "Across Our Wide Missouri" series of books are full of the narrative of our state's past.

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AM Newscasts
8:54 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Newscast for January 31, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon speaking at an event. His proposed 2013 budget includes deep cuts to higher education.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Black caucus members in Jefferson City fight bill redefining workplace discrimination.
  • MU Chancellor Brady Deaton rails against Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed cuts to higher education.
  • Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swings by Missouri before next month's GOP primary.
Politics
1:15 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Fresh debate over "right-to-work" legislation arises

Legislation to make Missouri a "right-to-work" state is again coming up in state Senate.

A senate panel last week endorsed two bills that would make it a misdemeanor to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.

One of the two proposals, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, would go before voters if it passes the Legislature. The other would go to the governor's desk.

Politics
11:56 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Threatening stickers found outside Mo. congressional offices

They were discovered Tuesday outside the offices of five Democratic State Senators and one Republican House Member.  Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal of St. Louis County says someone planted two stickers outside her office:

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PM Newscasts
5:53 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Newscast for December 16, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newroom, including:

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Fill your stockings restorative justice program continues its donations

Working on stockings to donate to food banks across mid-Missouri.

The Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections joined forces for the second year of the “Fill Your Stockings” Restorative Justice program.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:32 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Cole County sees increase in heroin use

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The Cole County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson City Police are working on a heroin awareness campaign.

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Education
10:18 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Release anticipated today for Derrik Sweeney and two other students

AP: The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday.

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Politics
6:21 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Jefferson City Council Approves Tax Ballot Measure

Jefferson City residents could see a half-cent sales tax increase as early as February of next year.

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