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winter snow 2013

Business
5:39 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Moberly City Council approves rennovation plan

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The revamped Moberly City Council didn’t wait long to begin making changes to their city.

The council recently approved an ordinance to put close to thirty thousand dollars toward repairs to city hall. The damages to the building occurred when mid-Missouri was hit by large amounts of snow back in February.

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Politics
9:37 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Columbia airline guarantee fund makes first payout

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The city of Columbia paid more than $22,000 to American Airlines after the airline's first two weeks at the city's airport.

The city guaranteed revenue to the airline when it began service at the Columbia Regional Airport Feb. 14.

City officials say they were pleased with American's numbers during the first two weeks but the payout was necessary partly because the city was hit by two heavy snowstorms in February.

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Weather
5:58 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Central Missouri hit by third winter storm

Wind and snow obscure Mizzou's Columnis and Jesse Hall
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A third winter storm hit the Columbia area with more than seven inches of snow.  Check this space for updates on closing, weather and road safety.  Follow us  on twitter  and the hashtag #CoMosnow to stay in the loop.

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Agriculture
5:01 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Snowfall and rain reduce drought's impact

New UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with reporters on his first official day in charge.
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Climatologists say recent rain and snowstorms are slowly easing the grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades. But the wet weather also is creating some potential headaches.

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Weather
5:12 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Snowstorm leaves Missourians seeking help for cost of heating

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The recent snowstorm has left thousands throughout the state needing assistance with their heating bills.

The Missouri Association for Community Action runs a government-funded institution called The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps people pay their utilities.

The program has seen budget cuts in recent years and the recent weather has meant an increased demand for services. Executive Director Elaine West says this combination has put huge pressure on local programs.

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Business
8:53 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Columbia homes regain power

The power has come back on for thousands of people in Columbia, allowing many happy residents to return to their warmer homes.

Joe Statts lives on Bearfield Road. He said after riding around in his truck just to keep warm on Tuesday night, he and his family decided to spend the night at a hotel.

“We didn’t know when it was going to come back on,” Statts said. “We didn’t want to be spending the night here.”

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Weather
5:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Here's a picture of an actual zebra hanging out in the snow in Columbia

A zebra and a horse at the property on Rock Quarry Road
Credit Megan Schultz / KBIA

Drive down Rock Quarry road in South Columbia and you might catch a glimpse of a camel or even a zebra.  The animals belong to Lisa Barnes, widow of the late John Patrick Barnes who worked in Columbia real estate and sat on the city council.  We wondered if the Barnes' exotic animals were having a tough time in the bad weather, but this little guy seems to be doing fine.

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