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"It's an average of five seconds to look at a text. That's traveling a football field at 55 miles an hour."...
The Joplin Fire Department has been training in rescuingplane crashvictims all week during this months specialty training cou...
Still no answer. Carthage fire officials say they're still not sure how a fire at 500 South Garrison started last month. ...
A woman was killed early this morning when she tried to drive across a flooded roadway in McDonald County. 69-year-oldHelen P...
Students and staff in the Neosho school district will soon be learning how to handle an active shooter situation in the event...
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Ottawa, Craig, and Delaware Counties in northeast Oklahoma...
Drivers on Range Line may have to slow down. Not because of any accident or construction, but because of a lower speed limit....
A southeast Kansas school district has settled a lawsuit over the death of a motorist in a crash with a school bus last year....
Just as they did after the May 2011 Joplin tornado, the National Disaster Photo Rescue wants people in Quapaw and Baxter Spri...
It's bitterly cold out there, and the City of Joplin has made some spaces available if you need help keeping warm. City S...
An Iowa company has pleaded guilty to releasing thousands of gallons of water contaminated with gasoline into the Duenweg sew...
Four homes were heavily damaged along with several out buildings and other infrastructure during a powerful storm that moved ...
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Eastern Lawrence County and Eastern Barry County in the KZR...
A woman from Pittsburg has been sentenced to slightly more than five years in prison for the strangulation death of her toddl...
Joplin Fire Chief Jim Furgerson went before the Joplin City Council Monday night to get the contract with Emery Sapp and Sons...
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has signed an agreement with the state to clean up contaminated waste left over from decades of ...
Recent rains have improved southwest Missouri's drought conditions. The four to seven inches that covered the area means ...
Carl Junction intermediate students learned more about fire safety Wednesday. A smoke house prop was brought to campus and th...
Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after recent storms and tornadoes swept through Missouri.Nixon said in a...
The Joplin Fire Department has been training in rescuingplane crashvictims all week during this months specialty training cou...
A Joplin man is one of three people who were killed Friday (4/3) when two pickup trucks collided at an intersection south of ...
A woman from Wichita was killed and two other people were hurt shortly before noon Monday in a two vehicle crash ten miles no...
An eleven-year-old boy from Anderson was killed and three other people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Friday morning ...
A chemical discharge from a Tyson Foods plant in Monett disrupted a wastewater treatment plant and killed hundreds of fish, l...
Joplin will soon have a new fire chief. Mitch Randles is retiring as of August 1 and will take a job as fire chief in Temple,...
Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties because of the winter storm crossing the stat...
Four people from Pittsburg were injured Monday morning after a two-vehicle crash south of Pittsburg. The Cherokee County Sher...
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a quadruple fatality crash at Highway 43 near Seneca. Sgt Mike Watson says the crash happ...
Three people from an Indiana family were injured, two seriously, when their vehicle overturned Friday afternoon on I-44 near ...
On average, Jasper County experiences 25 severe weather watches each year, 17 of which are for severe thunderstorms and 8 are...
US Attorney's Office Press ReleaseTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced...
In the event of severe weather, Webb City's schools are prepared. Local districts are participating in tornado drills and...
An 82-year-old area man suffered minor injuries when his experimental aircraft crashed near Emporia, KS. The Kansas Highway P...
Seven people, including a family of four from Wichita, were injured Friday night (3/20) after a head-on crash near Avilla. Th...
Confirmed by the National Weather Service: a tornado did indeed touch down near Webb City Thursday (4/2/15). The EF-0 rated t...
The Storm Prediction Center has two new threat levels for its weather outlooks, but the weather is too nice for anyone to rea...
Local Missouri governments that built storm shelters or repaired critical facilities after disasters are closer to getting pa...
Two sisters from Bentonville, Arkansas were killedThursday afternoon in three car accident on Highway 49 in McDonald County. ...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for Ottawa County following a tornado that struck Quapaw and ...
A plea hearing has been scheduled for next month in connection with a fatal boating collision on Grand Lake. 22-year-old John...
The recent typhoon in the Philippines has Red Cross workers around the world busy. Nigel Holderby with the American Red Cross...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the Missouri General Assembly to provide fun...
We could see some severe weather tonight. News Talk KZRG's Chief Meteorologist, John Wetherbee, says we'll need to ke...
Authorities say a bus taking the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel was involved in an accident.The Outagamie County...
A 25-year-old Granby man was killed in a two vehicle crash on Highway 59 four miles east of Neosho just before 10 p.m. Thursd...
A bizarre accident on southbound I-49 just south of Lamar late Tuesday (1/6) night has left two people dead and another injur...
Joplin R-8 schools and Carl Junction schools will be closed Monday because of Sunday's snowfall. Also, Joplin Police have...
A 60-year-old man was found dead just before noon today (5/8) in Joplin. Captain Bob Higginbotham with Joplin Police tells Ne...
It's been a hectic Tuesday morning for Joplin drivers as three accidents have been reported across town. Joplin Police ar...
The City of Joplin's new weather radio transmitter is on the air. Joplin Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer tell...
A tornado briefly touched down in Lawrence County Monday morning. National Weather Service Meteorologist Andy Foster tells Ne...
Police have identified 30-year-old Trevor Scott Webb as the victim of Sunday's fatal stabbing at the Bykota Trailer Park....
A Joplin woman led Police on a not-so-merry chase Wednesday night. Joplin Police Lieutenant Matt Stewart tells News Talk KZRG...
Three people from Girard were injured Sunday afternoon when they swerved to avoid hitting a deer and their car ended up hitti...
From Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves:Curfew remains in effect for the impacted area until further notice. Curfew begins ...
The parents of a teenager killed in a drunken driving accident after he left an Ottawa County high school campus have settled...
A man from Lamar is dead and two other people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Barton County....
Joplin Fire House 4 is all done and today was move-in day at the station. The new two-story, red brick firehouse located on H...
Authorities say a Cedar County, Missouri deputy and a passenger in a fleeing car have been killed in a shootout. The chase st...
The Kansas state fire marshal says an explosion that killed a worker at a Pittsburg fireworks company has been ruled accident...
It was a deadly holiday weekend on the roads across the state of Missouri. The Highway Patrol is reporting eight people died ...
A Joplin man is doing okay after jumping from the balcony of his home. Christopher Patton was trapped upstairs after somethin...
Arraignment has been delayed for a University of Arkansas student charged with two counts of manslaughter over a boating acci...
Two people are now deadafter a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon west of Columbus. 31-year-old Elizabeth Ryan of Columbus di...
An Oklahoma House committee has passed a bill that would prohibit texting, emailing and instant messaging while driving a veh...
There's a Winter Storm Warning for the KZRG listening area starting at midnight tonight lasting through 6am Sunday. There...
Neosho is getting a new fire truck. They'll retire their oldest truck, a 1979 model. Fire Chief Mike Eads says the new fi...
An Arkansas realtor's recent kidnapping and death is causing more of a focus on the safety of real estate agents. Joplin ...
Two young people were hospitalized after a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning (2/11) north of Girard. The Crawford County Sh...
A former Wichita police officer died after an accident at Table Rock Lake.Southern Stone County fire officials say 36-year-ol...
Pittsburg State University students on their way to the annual Fraternal Leadership Summit in Overland Park got a surprise at...
A woman from Granby was killed this morning when she was struck by a car. Granby Police Chief Jacob Kelley gives News Talk KZ...
7th street in Joplin was shut down from High to Indiana streets this morning (3/12/15) while emergency crews dealt with a res...
Emergency road conditions have been enacted in Joplin today. That means, if you get into a non-injury accident, don't cal...
Traffic was tied up on I-44 near Joplin Thursday morning after a multi-car pileup. Joplin Police Lieutenant Matt Stewart tell...
Joplin Police with the assistance of the Southwest Missouri DWI task force are cracking down on drunk drivers this weekend. C...
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will chair a consumer protection subcommittee hearing next month about the responses of Gen...
A 90-year-old Columbus man was hit and killedby a car while inspecting a deer his vehicle had hit moments earlier. The Cherok...
A lot of ground is being broken in Webb City these days. The Webb City School District has begun work on three FEMA storm she...
A spokesman for Missouri's hospital industry saysthey're ready for whatever big emergency might happen. Vice-Presiden...
A former museum that was one of the last remnants of an abandoned mining community in Ottawa County has been destroyed by a f...
A man and a woman were seriously hurt after a two-car collision six miles north of Joplin Friday night (1/9/15). According to...
A former nursing student has filed a federal lawsuit against two community colleges in Kansas over an adverse and secret clin...
Six people were taken to hospitals after a six vehicle crash Wednesday morning north of Frontenac. The Kansas State Highway P...
The Small Business Administration is offering loan assistance to companies in southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and southw...
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a car Monday afternoon near Nevada. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a car dr...
It was a pretty mild holiday as far as accidents go across the state of Missouri. 53 accidents and 18 injuries were reported ...
A fire in Miami early Wednesday morning (1/7) has killed one man. Miami Communications Director Monica Bagwell tells News Tal...
An early morning accident on Rangeline has left one woman in critical condition. 46-year-old Julie Lybarger-Johnson of Webb C...
Residents in McDonald County are bracing themselves for more flooding this week. The county accumulated more than five inches...
The summer travel season starts Friday (5/22). Memorial Day weekend means plenty of vehicles on the road and with that, the p...
The old Joplin airport terminal building is now the temporary home to a police and fire training facility. The Public Safety ...
Webb City Officials are now alerting residents via social media when the public storm shelters are open. Police Chief Carl Fr...
Nationally, the American Red Cross helps more than 190 families a day who've been affected by some sort of disaster. Most...
A storm system packing strong winds and hail has hit parts of Missouri.The National Weather Service says lighting struck a tr...
Sunday's strong winds didn't do firefighters in Carl Junction any favors. Fire Chief Bill Dunn tells News Talk KZRG o...
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the name of the trooper who shot and killed a Miami man after the man allegedly thre...
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 65-year-old man from Nevada died when the ambulance taking him to a hospital crashed...
Get ready, get set, go! was the theme of the night at Jasper County's weather spotting training seminar. It's all abo...
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing plans to bring 700 new jobs to St. Louis to produce parts for its new 777X passenger plane.Misso...
A man changing a tire along the Will Rogers Turnpike was killed when he was struck by a wheel that came off a passing tractor...
By now you should know to keep chocolate away from your pet, but that's not the only Halloween treat you'll want to k...
A 15-year-old boy from Seneca was killed and two other teens had moderate injuries after their car hit a tree early Saturday ...
A man from Pineville is dead aftera two vehicle crash Saturday night (5/23) north of Jane. The Missouri State Highway Patrol ...
A Fort Scott manufacturer of water tanks and other products is facing proposed fines of $60,200 for allegedly exposing we...
A man from Pineville is dead and two other people were injured in a two vehicle crash Monday night (6/8) in Jane. The Missour...
Former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts was sworn in Wednesday (4/22) as Missouri Director of Public Safety. He says his expe...
It was four years ago today (5/22/15) that an EF-5 tornado tore through Joplin, destroying hundreds of buildings and killing ...
Once again, the people who deliver your mail will be collecting food for local food shelves on Saturday (5/9). The National A...
The Kansas Fire Marshal's office is trying to learn the cause of a fire Saturday (5/9) at a Baxter Springs factory. Fire ...
A police officer who died while assisting the May 2011 Joplin tornado is being honored. Officer Jeff Taylor was struck by lig...
Neosho firefighters raised more than $8700 last weekend for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. From May 15th throu...
Fire broke out at a home in rural Seneca early Wednesday..and the people inside are safe, thanks to a smoke detector. Redings...