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

Newscast for April 18, 2012

Apr 18, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson hearing continues in Jefferson City.
  • More on confirmed e. coli. cases in Missouri.
  • Missouri House endorses law making undercover filming of agriculture facilities a crime.

Talking Politics for April 17, 2012

Apr 17, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics, we look into the indictment of former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson--a man many long-time statehouse figures held in high esteem.

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Republican leaders in the Missouri House say they’ve been negotiating with Democratic Governor Jay Nixon over the two bills he vetoed in March.

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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.

Newscast for April 17, 2012

Apr 17, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Day one of a hearing reexamining Kent Heitholt murder evidence
  • Columbia ranked as hardest working city in U.S.
  • Missouri public office candidates file quarterly finance reports.
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Less than one-half of 1 percent of Missouri's registered voters participated in the Republican caucuses that served as the first step in the presidential selection process.

Storms caused multiple outbreaks of severe weather most of Sunday from Kansas to Minnesota.

A Columbia man convicted nearly seven years ago for killing a newspaper sports editor in 2001 returns to court Monday in his latest bid for a new trial.

Newscast for April 16, 2012

Apr 16, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A hearing reviewing new evidence from the Kent Heitholt murder trial starts Monday.
  • Severe weekend storms batter Oklahoma and other plains states.
  • Less than one-half of one percent of Missouri voters showed up for the last GOP caucuses.

Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cellphone numbers on the state's telemarketing No Call List is moving forward.

Newscast for April 13, 2012

Apr 13, 2012
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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.

The Missouri House has passed its version of a workers’ compensation bill that also proposes to fix the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.  The vote again fell mostly along party lines.

Missouri House members have rewritten the ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for someday requiring voters to show photo identification.

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Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

Newscast for April 12, 2012

Apr 12, 2012
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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 

State House members have approved a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution guaranteeing the right to own and manufacture ammunition.

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Budget writers in the Missouri Senate have crafted a proposal designed to preserve funding for blind pensions.

Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek

Apr 11, 2012
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Thousands of fish from several different species were found dead in Flat Branch Creek on Monday.

A State House committee began a hearing Tuesday into a stripped-down version of the workplace discrimination bill. 

Newscast for April 11, 2012

Apr 11, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Thousands of fish die in Columbia creek
  • The Missouri House begins looking at new version of workplace discrimination bill.
  • Ron Paul takes reconvened St. Charles Co. caucus.

MU professors discuss Martin killing

Apr 10, 2012
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University of Missouri professors from four different academic fields hosted a public discussion Monday about the February shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

McCaskill stumps in Kansas City as elections near

Apr 10, 2012
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Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill began the week traveling the state, touting remedies for high gasoline prices and changes to the tax code.

MU Law welcomes new dean

Apr 10, 2012
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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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A decrease in the percent of Missourians who are unemployed has led to the cancellation of the extended benefits unemployment program.

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

Apr 9, 2012
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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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Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue.

Columbia opens household waste facility

Apr 9, 2012

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

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Missouri voters could get a say on several big issues this fall, including measures to replace the state income tax, hike the tobacco tax, raise the minimum wage and restrict payday loans.

Porta-King Building Systems, a manufacturing company, announced an expansion in Montgomery City.