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One of the issues in next month's Missouri election would limit a governor's power to withhold items from the state b...
Missouri lawmakers are suing to challenge the authority of Governor Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current St. Louis...
Two southwest Missouri men have been indicted in seperate cases for making child pornography. 30-year-old Michael Shane Tyson...
Missouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber's top spot following the ...
Local Missouri governments that built storm shelters or repaired critical facilities after disasters are closer to getting pa...
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says a virus causing respiratory illness in children has been confirmed in Oklahoma.T...
After starting as a volunteer for the American Red Cross seven years ago, Nigel Holderby never could have imagined that she&#...
The Army plans to cut as many as 5,400 military and civilian jobs at Fort Leonard Wood by 2020. State Representative Charlie ...
A new state audit chides Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for continuing to use money budgeted for state agencies to cover some of...
While Monday (August 25) is the first day of school for many in the Joplin School District, September 2nd will be the first d...
Last year, Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendmentthat stated a right to farm. Oklahoma voters may get to vote on...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's supplemental spending request for the current fiscal year is moving forward in the Legislat...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the Missouri General Assembly to provide fun...
The Obama Administration is planning to spend $12 million to promote Obamacare in Missouri and a dozen other states. That...
A Missouri appeals court judge will be taking over the municipal court system in Ferguson following a highly critical report ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon came to Joplin Tuesday to sign legislation that will require health facilities that provide mammo...
Officials at Fort Leavenworth are reanaming the base's library after the late Missouri congressman Ike Skelton. A naming ...
Legislation aimed at spurring growth in Missouri's dairy industry is heading to the governor's desk.The Senate on Thu...
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is critical of the way Governor Jay Nixon has handled the situation in Ferguson. Sp...
The man who led Joplin's Police Department in the wake of the May 2011 tornado will now lead Missouri's Department of...
With the Labor Day weekend, that means lots of people travelling. Sergeant Mike Watson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol t...
A new report shows Missouri revenues are lagging behind growth projections as the state enters the final two months of its bu...
Joplin R-8 schools and Carl Junction schools will be closed Monday because of Sunday's snowfall. Also, Joplin Police have...
MoDOT is kicking off Pothole Patrol starting this Monday through the end of the month. Since this winter has been especially ...
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster came to Webb City Wednesday to voice his support of a "right to farm" amendm...
Finance reports show Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $3 million on hand to spend for his campaign ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has created a new government agency to help low-income and minority families. Nixon signed an exe...
Governor Jay Nixon visited with students at Webb City High School to discuss the importance of making public education the st...
The new owner of Missouri Gas Energy is asking for a rate increase that would cost the average residential customer $2.33...
Saying it would lower wages and subject businesses to civil and criminal liability, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Thursday (6/4...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls a state income tax cut plan a ``reckless experiment'' that would cause deep cutbacks in...
The Newton County Health Department is offering the vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella to the public due to what they cal...
As solar energy use is on the rise in Missouri, Empire District Electric doesn't seem to like the idea. In 2008, the supr...
Is Daylight Savings Time really necessary any more? Representative Mike Kelley of Lamar has a bill in the Missouri Legislatur...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is upset with a tax cut bill that passed out of the Legislature this week, calling it "reckl...
A Springfield law firm is suing the convenience store chain Kum & Go. Attorney Craig Heidemann tells News Talk KZRG the gasol...
Authorities say a Cedar County, Missouri deputy and a passenger in a fleeing car have been killed in a shootout. The chase st...
The lead sponsor of a Missouri income tax cut wants Gov. Jay Nixon to call a special session so lawmakers can address some of...
The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, the largest medical scho...
A Joplin business has made a donation to benefit senior meals programs in southwest Missouri. Con-way Truckload donated $...
Missouri House members have endorsed the first change in Missouri's income tax brackets since the Great Depression.A bill...
Missouri could carry out executions with firing squads under legislation proposed in the House. Webb City State Representativ...
Police say they have found child pornography at the southwest Missouri home of a middle-school football coach accused in the ...
The Missouri Senate has defeated an attempt to expand Medicaid eligibility to several hundred thousand lower-income adults.Th...
It was a deadly holiday weekend on the roads across the state of Missouri. The Highway Patrol is reporting eight people died ...
Two years ago, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was destroyed in a fire that was intentionally set. A new mosque is...
It's a holiday weekend in Missouri and Oklahoma--a sales tax holiday weekend. Friday through Sunday, you won't pay sa...
Missouri has hired Central Missouri's Kim Anderson, a former star player and longtime aide to Norm Stewart, as its men...
As Newton and Jasper County Republicans gathered Saturday night for the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Missouri Republican Nation...
A Missouri judge has denied a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit over Governor Jay Nixon's directive to allow legal...
A suburban St. Louis couple has come forward with the winning $96.5 million ticket in the March 22 drawing of the multist...
A Native American tribe in Oklahoma is poised to become the first tribe in the country to lead and manage the cleanup of a fe...
A community pavilion project in Carl Junction that was threatened by state law will move forward. State Representative Charli...
Legislation making Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require women to wait at least 72 hours before receiving an abo...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a measure that sought to increase the tax credits available for donations to organizat...
A 45-year-old Kansas man has been charged withmore thana dozen sex crimes against a child. Larry Scott Madden was arrested ea...
Missouri's top public safety official, who was appointed amid the fallout from the Ferguson police shooting, says he'...
Last winter, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon toured Reynolds Hall at Missouri Southern State University and used it as an example...
A proposal to raise Missouri's fuel tax for the first time in two decades appears unlikely to move forward this session d...
The following is a list of some of the Independence Day firework displays you can see in the area:KANSASJuly 2 - Crawford Sta...
The Ambassador of Kazakhstan visited Joplin Friday to meet with area leaders to discuss future business ventures in the agric...
As southwest Missouri experiencesabnormal to moderatedrought conditions, recent rainfall is helping ease those conditions. Me...
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he won't appeal a ruling that Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages lega...
During National Pastoral Care Week, Hospice Compassus is recognizing Chaplain Danny Mullin for his exceptional spiritual care...
Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.Coach ...
Some Republicans in the Missouri Capitol are talking about impeaching Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. One resolution has been fi...
There's a report from the University of Missouri that finds more people are bitten by dogs during the summer. Lysa Boston...
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri voters should have another chance to vote on gay marriage and that he would vote to allow such u...
Missouri is moving forward with testing for the national Common Core educational standards for schoolchildren.The State Board...
Amendment 2 on the Missouri Ballot Tuesday (November 4) would make child sexual abuse the only crime in Missouri in which a p...
Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will be getting a pay raise.Legislative efforts to prevent the raise st...
Joplin Police with the assistance of the Southwest Missouri DWI task force are cracking down on drunk drivers this weekend. C...
Missouri's constitutional ban on gay marriage is being challenged by a lawsuit in Kansas City.The lawsuit was filed by at...
A former director of the Missouri Department of Revenue says the agency wasn't taking steps to comply with the federal Re...
Joplin School Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff is applying to be Missouri's next state commissioner of education. Huff tells Ne...
In one of the worst flu seasons on record, the country-wide epidemic is hitting close to home in the Four States. Doctors say...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have shortened the duration of unemployment benefits.The bill r...
Volunteers spent the day painting a mural inside Columbia Elementary in Joplin based on the ideas of the students. The kids d...
A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs.The st...
This weekend is Free Fishing weekend in Missouri. That means you don't need a license to try some fishing. But News Talk ...
A petition drive is underway in Missouri for a ballot initiative that would give a 50 percent tax credit if you donate to a s...
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...
Missouridrivers could soon see a six cent gastax increase over the next three years. MoDOT says they need the funds since a t...
A spokesman for Missouri's hospital industry saysthey're ready for whatever big emergency might happen. Vice-Presiden...
A Joplin man was arrested over the weekend for kidnapping, robbery and more. The Joplin Police Department tells News Talk KZR...
(From US Attorney's Office)Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today ...
The President and CEO of Tamko Building Products, based in Joplin, is one of thosewho calledfor an audit of both the City of ...
You've heard of group hugs. This afternoon in Joplin there was a group ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 31 employees and staff o...
City of Joplin Press ReleaseJoplin Mayor Mike Seibert and members of the City Council are pleased to announce that four candi...
Governor Nixon signed the Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disasters Act into law.It'll now allow u...
Missouri freshmen basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen have been suspended after getting arrested on suspi...
One of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's vetos that was overriden at this week's veto override session dealt with abortio...
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden say they followed protocol when former running back Derrick Washi...
Police chased a man wanted for violating his probation across the Missouri and Oklahoma State Lines Friday after he knocked o...
It's taken seven years, but a Carthage adoption is now out of the court system. Monday, the US Supreme Court refused to h...
The state of Oklahoma says a Delaware County man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person i...
The Small Business Administration is offering loan assistance to companies in southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and southw...
The National Rifle Association is asking Missouri state senators to vote ``no'' on a gun rights bill.The association ...
It was a pretty mild holiday as far as accidents go across the state of Missouri. 53 accidents and 18 injuries were reported ...
A Pineville man arrested for a robbery Tuesday in southwest McDonald County may be in even more trouble with the law. 46-year...
A Democratic lawmaker from suburban St. Louis has been removed from several Missouri House committees after he sided with Rep...
An independent auditor will perform random price checks at Walgreen stores around Missouri for the next three years. Missouri...
A U.S. army veteran from Grove whose family said he was otherwise healthy was identified as the first Oklahoma victim of the ...
A Missouri prosecutor who dropped charges in a sex assault case involving a 14-year-old girl says he's asking a court to ...
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled for Governor Jay Nixon in a budget battle with State Auditor Tom Schweich.The court rule...
What can be done about the problem known as child abuse? A couple of Missouri lawmakers will be holding a public meeting in J...
Veterinarians are saying a new strain of the canine flu is making dogs sick, especially in the Chicago area. The sick pups ar...
It's now possible to get a Missouri license plate with a Pittsburg State University logo. In July, Missouri Governor Jay ...
Six people died in traffic crashes in Missouri over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. From Friday night until Monday night, the ...
"Anyone who is going to wear a badge and a gun is going to have to be properly trained. For someone to thinkthey're ...
Missouri legislators are back at work today for a special session to try and woo Boeing into building a facility to produce t...
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...
These athletes from Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State will compete in the NCAA Division II track meet this weekend in All...
Nationally, the American Red Cross helps more than 190 families a day who've been affected by some sort of disaster. Most...
Five out of eight McDonald County businesses tested in an alcohol compliance check over the weekend passed the test."Of ...
A storm system packing strong winds and hail has hit parts of Missouri.The National Weather Service says lighting struck a tr...
Missouri junior guard Jabari Brown, an all-SEC pick who led the conference in scoring, announced he will enter his name in th...
It's back to work for Congress. Missouri 4th District Republican Vicky Hartzler tells News Talk KZRG she met with constit...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation allowing specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns in public scho...
A Neosho girlhas been namedMissouri's Child Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Freeman Health Syste...
Now that the 2015 Missouri Legislative session is over, State Representative Charlie Davis has had a chance to look back on w...
Missouri's director of transportation Dave Nichols will step down at the beginning of May.The Missouri Department of Tran...
The search continues for whoever shot two policemen in Ferguson late Wednesday night (3/11). The unrest that has existed in t...
A Missouri state senator is calling for Governor Jay Nixon to resign for ``failed leadership'' during the protests in...
Texas Governor Rick Perry is in Missouri helping unveil a new nonprofit group focusing on job creation through low-tax state ...
Missouri's oldest death row inmate is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor spares him from being executed as sch...
The following is a list of fall events and activities in the SE Kansas/SW Missouri/NE Oklahoma area that we are aware of. If ...
Missouri's legislative leaders say 2015 is the year they'll rein in lavish gifts from lobbyists and unchecked campaig...
Firefighters in Crawford County were ecstatic to find out they'd been awarded $683,400 in FEMA grant money to purchas...
There will be four statewide issues on the Missouri Ballot next month for voters to decide on: Amendment 2, which would rende...
Empire District Electric has asked the Missouri Public Service Commission to raise its rates for MIssouri electric customers....
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing plans to bring 700 new jobs to St. Louis to produce parts for its new 777X passenger plane.Misso...
13 local senior citizens were honored Thursday for their dedication to serve in the community. RSVP; The Retired & Senior Vol...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon spent Wednesday celebrating the state's auto industry. In the morning, he was at the General ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—House Republican leaders wasted no time pursuing their agenda Monday, using the first legislative h...
A southwest Missouri man was killed by an elephant ataSpringfield Zoo today. According to the Associated Press, Senior Zookee...
It's not true reform, so he's vetoing it. That's Governor Jay Nixon's attitude as he vetoed legislation that ...
Missouri lawmakers say standards for State Highway Patrol swimming training are necessary after a handcuffed man drowned whil...
"Free Shep." That's the social mediahashtag started by supporters of Sawyer Shepherd, a Carthage High School se...
The Missouri Legislature has ordered the State Department of Elementary andSecondary Education to end its ties with a company...
It's happened again. US News and World Report ranked Webb City High School the 23rd best school in Missouri in its yearly...
Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt toured the Ducommun plant in Joplin this afternoon (5/15). Almost 400 employees make products f...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be in Joplin Wednesday afternoon (5/6). He'll be at Missouri Southern State University t...
Missouri Southern State University's Board of Governors voted Friday to hold current in-state and Lion Pride tuition rate...
Removing debris from the May 22, 2011 tornado took a toll on roads in Duquesne. This afternoon (5/22), Missouri Governor Jay ...
Former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts was sworn in Wednesday (4/22) as Missouri Director of Public Safety. He says his expe...
The resignations of three Joplin School Board members has been finalized without the approval of the school board. According ...
Missouri has extended football coach Gary Pinkel's contract through the 2019 season and upped his yearly salary to $4...
A southwest Missouri man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for keeping a young woman as a sex slave for six years.4...
A southwest Missouri man is dead after being bitten by a venomous snake after he waded into the James River. 37-year-old Gilb...
The trial for a Springfield man accused of kidnapping, rapingand killing a ten-year-old girl is on its third judge--and the t...
A police officer who died while assisting the May 2011 Joplin tornado is being honored. Officer Jeff Taylor was struck by lig...
A Joplin woman is among 13 defendants in a federal indictment handed down for false tax claims. According to US Attorney Tamm...
Get your fishing gear ready for a free weekend of fishing next weekend, June 6th and 7th. The Missouri Department of Conserva...