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CoMo Explained
1:28 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Everything you wanted to know about roadkill

Too bad it's closed.
Credit Atelier Teee / Flickr

  This week we answer all your burning questions about roadkill.


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Sports
9:14 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Stephens soccer program celebrates historic goal - its first

The Stephens College women's soccer program is celebrating its historic first goal scored.
Credit Danny Jones / KBIA

Last Friday, the Stephens Stars soccer team returned to its home field at Cosmo Park after its first away game of the season in Jacksonville, Ill. – a lopsided 9-1 defeat at the hands of MacMurray College, dropping Stephens to 0-3 on the season and 0-13 in the program’s history.

But it did return with something it didn’t have before: the program's first goal, ever.

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Sports
8:28 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Are the Hearnes Center's days numbered?

Fans cheer for the Missouri Volleyball team at the Hearnes Center in Columbia
Credit Wunderlich Photography / Flickr

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is considering the "future and the viability" of the 41-year-old Hearnes Center now that the school's men's and women's basketball teams call Mizzou Arena home.

Alden says the field house named for former Governor Warren Hearnes is expensive to maintain and has high energy costs. He acknowledged the real estate next to Memorial Stadium may have more value as the university modernizes its athletic facilities. Mizzou Arena opened in 2004.

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Sports
4:00 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Missouri Department of Conservation postpones start of elk hunting

Credit Sarah Ashworth.

 

The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to allow Elk hunting starting in 2016.

The Columbia Missourian reports the plan is contingent on the Elk population growing to at least 200. The conservation department has been working on growing the Elk population since 2010. The Department been bringing elk into Missouri from Kentucky in an effort to reintroduce the population into the state.

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Sports
9:02 am
Fri June 28, 2013

One former MU player picked in NBA Draft, teams pass on Pressey

Alex Oriakhi
Credit Matthew Fairburn / KBIA Sports Extra

Former University of Missouri basketball player Alex Oriakhi was taken in the second round of last night’s NBA draft. The Phoenix Suns took Oriakhi with the 57th pick. There are only two rounds in the draft, and only 60 players selected overall.

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PM Newscasts
5:35 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Newscast for June 21, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Former insurance executive speaks out for Medicaid expansion
  • Lee's Summit getting Google high speed Fiber
  • Ash borer found in 2 more Missouri counties
Intersection
5:51 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Why Missouri's infrastructure gets poor grades

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Sports
8:19 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Race Across America travels through Missouri

Cyclists race through Iowa City, Iowa, in an unrelated race.
Credit Alan Light / Flickr

Bicyclists taking part in a cross-country race will be zooming across Missouri this week, and transportation officials hope motorists along the route will be extra cautious.

The annual Race Across America covers a 3,000-mile route from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md.

Riders were expected to begin entering western Missouri this past Sunday, traveling via U.S. 54 to the Lake of the Ozarks area and Jefferson City.

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Sports
8:07 am
Thu May 30, 2013

As Special Olympics kicks off, community invited to cheer

Credit Lovin' Scoopful / Flickr

The Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games kick off today in Columbia.

The four-day event gathers more than 2500 athletes and coaches from around the state annually.

Special Olympics organizers say there are many ways for the community to get involved with the events. Trish Wallace is a parent and coach for the Special Olympics. She says even cheering from the stands can make a huge impact in a Special Olympics athlete’s experience.

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Sports
8:07 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Sporty striped bass to be introduced into Bull Shoals Reservoir

Credit Virginia Sea Grant / Flickr

The Missouri Department of Conservation is preparing to introduce popular sport fish into southwest Missouri's Bull Shoals Reservoir.

Striped bass were stocked on the Arkansas side of the sprawling lake in 1998. Now, MDC plans to do the same in the lake's northern reaches.

The agency says it will produce 16,000 striped bass fingerlings and stock the Missouri side of Bull Shoals with the fish every other year.

Striped bass are primarily an ocean fish native to the Atlantic coastal region and do not spawn naturally in Bull Shoals.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

How you too can live like 'Stan The Man' Musial

(file photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 4:07 pm

Cardinals fans know that there was only one "Stan The Man" Musial. But, an opportunity to get close to living like the legendary baseball player has come on the market.

The Ladue home of Stan Musial is up for sale, Realtor.com says. Musial died in January and his wife, Lil, died in May 2012

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Sports
12:19 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Boston strong: 5K race shows support for bombing victims, families

Brittany Crocker KBIA

This weekend, Columbia hosted the 118th Boston Strong 5K race. The event was part of a global effort by pavementrunner.com to raise awareness and support for Boston marathon bombing victims.

About 35 runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters gathered in the rain at Stephens Lake Park Saturday morning for the 118th Boston Strong 5K run. The race began at 9:30 a.m. with a moment of silence, where participants raised their hands in a number-one sign to signify their support for Boston.

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Sports
8:57 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Mizzou's Sheldon Richardson picked in 1st round of NFL draft

Sheldon Richardson
Credit Mizzou Athletics

The New York Jets picked Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

The Jets and coach Rex Ryan loaded up on defense in the first round after also taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the No. 9 pick. New York acquired the 13th pick from Tampa Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

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Sports
11:58 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Mizzou's Phil Pressey to leave early, declare for 2013 NBA draft

Phil Pressey in 2009
Credit Wikimedia Commons

  Mizzou's Phil Pressey is leaving college one year early to enter the NBA draft, according to a press release from the school

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Sports
9:16 am
Fri February 22, 2013

LSU-Missouri game postponed by snow

A massive snow storm barrels through mid-Missouri Thursday morning, dumping 10 inches of snow in some spots.
Britt Crocker KBIA

The women's basketball teams from LSU and Missouri will have to wait at least one more day for their first meeting since the 1989-90 season because of a major snow storm in the Midwest.

University officials say the game, originally scheduled Thursday night in Columbia, has been postponed until Friday at 1 p.m.

A state of emergency has been declared in the Columbia area, where about 10 inches of snow has made travel hazardous Thursday and blocked some roadways near the Mizzou Arena.

Sports
11:17 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Mizzou coach Haith included in allegations against Miami

KBIA Sports Extra Karen Mitchell

Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document accuses the Hurricanes of a “lack of institutional control” within its athletic department.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11.

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Sports
5:35 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

SEC entry yields another hefty gift for Mizzou

Credit Andrew Magill

The University of Missouri's first year in the Southeastern Conference continues to pay dividends away from the field.

School officials on Tuesday announced an $8.3 million gift from Don and Audrey Walsworth of Marceline. The donation follows a $30 million gift from the Kansas City Sports Trust in June and a $6.4 million anonymous contribution in December.

The Walsworth gift will go toward previously announced Memorial Stadium improvements. The school plans to add 6,000 seats to the stadium, which now holds 71,004 fans.

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Sports
11:38 am
Tue January 29, 2013

MU athletics will use $8.3M donation for facility upgrades

The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will get a $8.3 million donation from the family of a former chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

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Sports
11:38 am
Tue January 29, 2013

MU athletics gets $8.3M donation

The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will get a $8.3 million donation from the family of a former chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

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Sports
12:58 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

NCAA won't detail Haith/Miami investigation until it investigates its own process

MU basketball Coach Frank Haith
KBIA Sports Extra

There’s going to be a delay before University of Missouri basketball fans find out whether the team’s head coach, Frank Haith, will face charges from the NCAA related to his time at the University of Miami.

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12:38 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Columbia Tribune: Chaos erupts after cross-town game

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From the Columbia Daily Tribune: "Based on videos posted online, it’s hard to tell exactly what went on, but a few things are clear. After the victory, Hickman students rushed the court. A few Rock Bridge players got swept into the crowd, and at some point, Rock Bridge students were on the court, too. Chaos followed, and it’s hard to differentiate whether students are celebrating, fighting or trying to make their way out of the mob. In one video, a woman is seen aggressively approaching a Rock Bridge player and then being restrained. Police officers, coaches and teachers helped control the situation."
After the Hickman boys basketball team edged out Rock Bridge 78-74 in triple overtime Tuesday night, chaos erupted on the court, but it's hard to tell from video footage whether people were celebrating, fighting or trying to make their way out of the mob.
Sports
10:12 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Report: MU's Haith expected to face NCAA charges for time in Miami

MU basketball Coach Frank Haith
KBIA Sports Extra Karen Mitchell

Two people familiar with the situation say two Miami assistant coaches have been told they will be charged with "unethical conduct" when the NCAA presents the Hurricanes' athletic department with its notice of allegations.

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Sports
5:28 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Musial visitation Thursday, funeral Saturday

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A public visitation for baseball great Stan Musial will be Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.

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Sports
7:49 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Fans Remember Stan The Man

Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 5:25 pm

On Sunday morning fans gathered at Busch Stadium to remember St. Louis Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Stan Musial, who died at the age of 92 last night.  

Below is audio of what some of them had to say. 

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Sports
11:25 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Anonymous donors pledge $6.4 million to MU athletics scholarship fund

File Photo KBIA

In a press release Friday, the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced it’s secured a pledge of $6.4 million over the next ten years toward its Tiger Scholarship fund. The donors asked to remain anonymous.

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AM Newscasts
9:33 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Newscast for December 14, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • An immigration panel meets in Jefferson City
  • A state leader talks about the possibility of a Medicaid expansion
  • Eminent domain petitions are cleared for signature gathering
  • Mamtek's CEO is denied a lower bond
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Sports
12:03 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Former Rock Bridge soccer player drowns during college practice

Arianna Alioto
Northern Michigan University

An investigation is looking at the drowning of an 18-year-old freshman on Northern Michigan University's varsity women's soccer team during a team workout in a school swimming pool.

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Sports
11:24 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Amid accusations, MU basketball player Michael Dixon transferring

Michael Dixon (11) with teammate Phil Pressey in a game last season.
KBIA Sports Extra

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Suspended Missouri guard Michael Dixon has left the team after two sexual assault claims by a female student and a Mizzou graduate who said he threatened to “kick her in the stomach and push her down the stairs” if she became pregnant.

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Sports
4:42 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Improper purchases found in Missouri Athletics Department

images_of_money Flickr

The Missouri Athletics Department is tightening employee use of school-issued credit cards after an audit found a series of improper purchases.

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Sports
11:03 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Early game means early parade at MU

Adam Procter Flickr

Missouri fans planning to attend the school's homecoming parade next weekend might want to bring some coffee.

The Southeastern Conference set an 11 a.m. kickoff for Missouri's Oct. 27 homecoming game against Kentucky. That means a 7 a.m. start for the annual downtown parade. The match of two teams winless in conference play will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

Missouri (3-4, 0-4 SEC) has a bye this week after a 42-10 loss to No. 1 Alabama. Kentucky (1-6, 0-4) hosts No. 13 Georgia on Saturday.

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