KJAB Christian Radio believes in keeping its listeners up to date on local Missouri news. We air a Missouri news segment twice a day Monday through Friday, in the Sunrise Show, at the noon hour. KJAB does not have its own local Missouri news desk but gathers its news primarily from Missouri newspapers and Central Missouri news stations. We cover Missouri state news as well as news in Columbia, Fulton, Mexico, Moberly, and Jefferson City. To hear the news in Missouri, tune in and give us a listen.
Mowers along highways in Missouri are now out in full force. And with grass along thousands of miles of roadways in the state, the Missouri Department of Transportation is always looking for new and easier ways to mow. This year, the department is unveiled a new remote-controlled mower. The four-bladed robotic mower can be operated [...] Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:36:24 +0000
National Beef Packing Co., based in a Liberal, Kan., is recalling approximately 22,737 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.” 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.” 10 lb. packages of [...] Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:52:47 +0000
A University of Missouri researcher says a significant number of women who are in or have been in abusive relationships are not getting mental health care. The study involved 50 women who had been the victims of violence brought by intimate partners. It found that more than 70 percent of them did not receive mental [...] Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:59:33 +0000
The St. Louis Cardinals signed nine players including seven draft picks and two non-drafted free agents, which included the inking of one of their first round draft picks. 28th overall selection from St. Joseph’s Regional High School in New Jersey, left-handed pitcher Rob Kaminsky was at Busch Stadium. Also signed by the Cardinals was free [...] Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:40:25 +0000
I’m glad to be back after a few days off. Not really a restful, extended weekend, but I think I’m refreshed and ready to get back into the swing of things. Speaking of swings, how about Yadier Molina? He has a chance to be the first catcher in the NL to win a batting title [...] Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:22:43 +0000
COLUMBIA - The sergeant of the Columbia Police Department said Wednesday that the downtown surveillance camera did not capture the shooting over the weekend on video because of an officer was manipulating the camera.
The police say the camera is set up directly above where the shooting took place and pans the area most of the time.
Sgt. Candy Corman said the the cameras can be manipulated by an authorized officer if it is not panning. Saturday morning, an officer at the station was using the camera to view a different area of the street.
But Corman did add that if the officer had not been using the camera, there is no way to tell if the shooting would have been caught on camera. She said the angle of the shooting to the camera might not have been visible.
Corman also said the downtown unit was off duty that night, but officers assigned to different areas of Columbia were patrolling the area.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:15:05 CST
COLUMBIA - Columbia residents were heavily in favor of the parking by permit only pilot project. People voiced their opinions at a meeting Wednesday night at city hall for the project. Overall, residents want to move forward with the pilot program.
Nina Wilson-Keenan said, "I love the North Village parking program, it's honestly, everything that's happened in our neighborhood the last two years has been the brightest spot and I think it definitely helps stabilization of the neighborhood. I think it makes it liveable for the home owners, renters and the small homes around our neighborhood."
One business owner is in favor of the program but wants to see improvements for local businesses.
Anne Churchill, owner of Annabelle Events in Columbia said, "The program seems like it's working out great for the residents, my only concern is as a business owner. There's a lot of open spots when those residents are at work and now we're there working 8-5 and we'd like to see something that benefits us."
If the pilot is a success and other residents are interested in the program, Columbia City Council should move forward with the program.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:42:14 CST
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts is planning a $50 million expansion of its corporate headquarters in the St. Louis area.
KSDK-TV reports company officials said Wednesday the St. Louis beat out several other states for the expansion, which is expected to create 1,500 new jobs by 2018.
A formal announcement was expected Thursday. KSDK reports construction could begin later this year if the state and St. Louis County approve tax incentives.
Express Scripts is headquartered in northern St. Louis County, near the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The company has 30,000 employees nationwide, including 4,500 in the St. Louis area.
Last year's acquisition of Medco Health Solutions made Express Scripts Holding Co. the largest pharmacy benefits manager, handling more than a billion prescriptions annually.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:24:25 CST
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released a set of guidelines designed to help students who want to transfer from schools in unaccredited districts to schools in accredited districts.
These guidelines come on the heels of the Missouri Supreme Court upholding the 1993 statute that required schools from unaccredited districts to pay tuition for students transferring to nearby accredited districts. Some school districts have argued that the 1993 law violated the Missouri Constitution by imposing an unfunded state mandate. St. Louis County Circuit Judge David Lee Vincent III agreed in a May 2012 ruling in which he said the some schools would not be able to comply with the law due to budgetary issues. The Missouri Supreme Court overruled that verdict on June 11.
Transferring students can be a challenging prospect, both for families and schools, so the DESE decided to share some guidelines for making the process as simple as possible, especially considering the legal aspect as well.
"We need to provide guidance for districts in implementing the law," said Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro. "It's critical that policy be in place to ensure a smooth transition for new students transferring into accredited districts from unaccredited districts."
There are currently three unaccredited districts in Missouri: Kansas City and the suburban St. Louis school systems of Normandy and Riverview Gardens.
If students apply to a school in a district that has higher demand than availability, the students will be entered into a lottery for the limited available seats. Some preference may be given to students who have already have siblings enrolled in the district.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:24:09 CST
CAMDENTON - It might be summer, but Camdenton R-III School district is still talking about the Missouri Assesment Program, otherwise known as the MAP test.
Two Camdenton Middle School employees are under investigation for allegations they broke rules during MAP testing.
Camdenton R-III School District Superintendent, Tim Hadfield said, "We received a report from a district parent concerning some protocol violations that possibly we had, an employee that was signaling answers."
Hadfield also said the school district is looking into the allegations employees were not proparly trained to proctor the tests, and employees giving the students more time to take their tests.
Hadfield said the test in question is last springs MAP test.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:29:14 CST
Columbia Daily Tribune - news/local
JEFFERSON CITY — A special committee of the State Convention denied relief from a law requiring new loyalty oaths to the trustees and faculty of Westminster College in Fulton, but it formed a new comm Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:00:00 -0500
If crossing the state on the Katy Trail 25 times sounds impressive, consider that 84-year-old Ed Bielik once decided to take a canoe trip — and floated from St. Louis to New Orleans on the Mississippi Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:00:00 -0500
WAYNESVILLE — A Pulaski County family fighting to retain custody of a boy fathered by a man acquitted of raping their daughter won a victory in court Tuesday, but it might be short-lived. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:00:00 -0500
A former health insurance executive will be in Columbia on Thursday night to warn consumers about ways he says insurance companies are trying to weaken the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:00:00 -0500
With three years as Columbia mayor already behind him, Bob McDavid's unpaid work shaping city policy probably was already enough to earn him the Columbia Chamber of Commerce's highest honor. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:00:00 -0500