The Travel Channel show “Truck Stop Missouri” takes place at the Midway Auto Truck Plaza in Fayette, Missouri. The show’s gathered a lot of attention here in mid-Missouri – but how helpful is all the attention? KBIA’s Ryan Schmidt visited Fayette, and asked local proprietors there about the show’s impact on business.
This Saturday is the deadline for St. Louis-based Express Scripts and Walgreens to reach a deal on pharmacy drug rates. As Maria Altman reports from St. Louis,… if no agreement is reached… those who use Express Scripts will not be able to fill prescriptions at Walgreens in the New Year.
The city of Columbia has reached a settlement with an inmate that was shoved in a police department holding cell last August. Kenneth Baker filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against the city and three police officers.
This week in Under the Microscope, a special report: KBIA's JESSICA PUPOVAC goes looking for the doctors and the dollars – for information on local doctors who receive payments from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for promoting their products.
Reports that Governor Jay Nixon was considering trying to balance the state budget by tapping state universities for about 107 million dollars, including 63 million from the University of Missouri, haven’t been well received. KBIA’s Scarlett Robertson reports the idea appears to be dying down.
By Scarlett Robertson, Columbia MO.
State representative Chris Kelly, a Democrat, says he thinks the plan is inappropriate.