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Brian Pepoon

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Brian Pepoon is a student newscaster for KBIA.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Deaf Association wins lawsuit against state of Missouri for failing ADA standards
  • Statewide meetings discussing future of Missouri's transit start next Monday
  • Columbia Public School students will pay more for lunch in 2012
  • Insurer's lawsuit against state of Missouri's new Medicaid program dismissed

Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • Flash floods hit Boone County, but with little impact
  • Missouri S&T backs same-sex partner benefits for faculty
  • Governor Nixon pushes lawmakers to pass budget
  • Missouri may get a new slogan

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A local Kirksville grocer shuts down for good
  • Missouri lawmakers considering allowing casinos to loan money to their patrons
  • Columbia residents unsure of future of neighborhood trees
  • Kirksville shows highest growth of any NE Missouri city
  • University of Missouri hosting Rwanda symposium for public

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Massive cleanup in Columbia by way of volunteers
  • Bill that planned to aid higher education may not be too helpful
  • St. Louis lawyer joins Fmr. Governor Roger Wilson in indictment
  • Supporters of USPS rally in Columbia
  • MU students lost over the past year are remembered
  • Army Corps of Engineers say bigger reservoirs would not have mattered

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Jerry Sandusky trial making waves in Missouri
  • MU School of Medicine expanding in southwest Missouri
  • More funding for Columbia Public School system
  • Lake of the Ozark police looking to add new officer
  • City of Columbia opening a hazardous waste facility
  • Missouri Senator Roy Blunt backing Romney

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • More proposed changes to Columbia's EEZ
  • Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment receives check
  • MU Professor Emeritus of Anthropology makes new discovery in Peru
  • Deadly bat disease white nose syndrome found north of St. Louis
  • FTC finalizes and approves merger of two pharmaceutical companies


This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board here in Columbia. In Tuesday’s election, voters will pick two of the four candidates, who will each serve three year terms.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A lawsuit between southeast Missouri farmers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • A battery acid leak affecting Columbia Police Department and Joint Operations
  • Missouri Gaming Commission new rule regarding casino exclusion list
  • More corn planted this year since end of Great Depression
  • State Auditor Schweich releases report about misuse of federal funds

KOMU News / flickr

A battery acid spill this morning resulted in fire crews being called to a generator room that provides power to Joint Communications and the Columbia Police Department.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A victory for Missouri voters
  • Zebra mussels found near Kansas City
  • St. Charles County reschedules their caucus
  • Senator Claire McCaskill will run for re-election
  • Jefferson City Memorial Airport gets federal funds for repairs
  • A Mexico ambulance service will be postponed due to infrastructure issues
  • A new bill proposes a tax hike in cigarette sales

Mexico ambulance service postponed

Mar 23, 2012
PMC1stPix / flickr

An ambulance service in Mexico has halted construction on a new building because of what it is calling unfit infrastructure.  

Newscast for March 16

Mar 16, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • More revisions to Columbia's EEZ proposal
  • Lawsuit filed against voter registration ID
  • Columbia Parks and Rec looking to residents for new ideas
  • Wal-mart paying for illegal dumping in southwest Missouri
  • Governor Nixon vetoes bills during legislative spring break

cindyt7070 / flickr

A research team at the University of Missouri recently released a study that can improve the quality of batteries for electric cars.

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A look back as state legislators take their spring break
  • Governor Nixon sends off a troop from the Missouri National Guard
  • Branson city officials assess the damage after February's tornado
  • Columbia officials revise their Enhanced Enterprise Zone plans
  • Columbia residents to vote on funding for Columbia Public Schools

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Columbia Regional Airport's expansion
  • Westminster College hires former MTV CEO on Board of Trustees
  • MU Police offering self defense classes
  • State of Missouri falls just short of expected revenues in February

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • State Senate map preliminarily approved
  • Fulton superintendent says no more budget cuts this year
  • Columbia educator honored in documentary
  • Protest against Tiger Town in downtown Columbia
  • Last year's drought impacting this year crops

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Fulton's possible biodiesel production plant
  • Columbia Regional Airport gets new leadership
  • Governor Nixon asks for ethics reform in state government
  • Help on the way for Missouri's homeless with disabilities

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Joplin looking for weather radios
  • New video camera for Columbia Police
  • True/False Film Festival chooses its lead documentary
  • Politicians to meet in Columbia to discuss flooding issues

Bill Bumgarner / flikr

Boone County and the City of Columbia are using a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study storm-water runoff into Bear Creek, north of I-70. A task force will focus on reducing pollutants, which flow directly into the creek, untreated.  

Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Regional News Coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Former Senator Santorum's Missouri campaign trail
  • Missouri's congressional map upheld
  • Columbia Housing Authority reform

Dave Schumaker / Flickr

The two-hundredth anniversary of the New Madrid earthquake was recently. The Great Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium is not waiting around for it to happen again. The group is helping set up region-wide readiness programs.