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Three women have accused a Joplin man of sexually assaulting them. 21-year-old Jacob Blackburn will go on trial for two count...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is vowing to back a ballot initiative to restore limits on campaign contribution if lawmakers refuse ...
More Missourians die by suicide than by DWI or homicide. A statewide coalition of universities is now making a suicide preven...
The Missouri Supreme Court has declined to set execution dates for six condemned killers, saying doing so is "premature&...
Yet another organization is collecting donations for Moore, Oklahoma. Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is collecting p...
Executions will continue in Oklahoma. Attorney General Scott Pruitt tells News Talk KZRG the Sooner state has secured 20 new ...
The Kansas Senate has given final approval to a $14 billion budget for the next fiscal year that starts July 1.Thursday&#...
A rally at the Missouri Capitol has drawn about 200 people opposing a federal mandate requiring employers to provide health i...
Newly released emails show that Gov. Jay Nixon's administration and legislative bill drafters each had a role in crafting...
A New Mexico man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a developmentally disabled 8-year-old girl in Jopli...
Last week's news that Mars Incorporated would close its Joplin pet food plant worried some people at the Joplin Humane So...
An Oklahoma Senate committee has approved a bill calling for an investigation into the state's care of people who are eli...
President Obama's suggestion to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour isn't supported by Missouri Senator Roy Blun...
Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan is telling legislators that Kansas must further reduce individual income tax rates to re...
Missouri House Republicans plan to sponsor campaign finance legislation designed to make it easier to track political spendin...
They'd been told all their lives they couldn't play, but last night, 47 people from the ages of 5 to 20 did just that...
Joplin police are investigating a possible child abuse case that has an 18-month-old child hospitalized. Corporal Chuck Niess...
Last month, bullying got in the face of Carl Junction residents. Luke Nugent, an 8th grader, took his own life after apparent...
Governor Jay Nixon says expanding Medicaid eligibility in Missouri is both ``the smart thing'' and ``the right thing ...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was a guest on the KZRG Morning News Watch this morning, talking about proposals made in his Stat...
The company that owns May's Drug and Drug Warehouse is being purchased by Walgreen's. USA Drug, which has 144 stores ...
There's been a great deal of talk about requiring states to collect sales taxes when you buy something online. Missouri S...
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's lawsuit challenging the federal heal...
People fired for missing work and not following company rules could have a harder time claiming unemployment benefits in Miss...
A group of abortion rights activists delivered about 1,600 signed petitions to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office urging ...
The Joplin Humane Society's holding an "offsite" adoption event today. Outreach Coordinator Tianna Fisher tells...
The Joplin School Board spent Wednesday at a daylong retreat where they established priorities for the upcoming school year. ...
Missouri Congressman Todd Akin says Monday's US Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law is "a mixed ba...
Three men are in custody after a reported kidnapping and robbery in Reeds Monday night. Captain Derek Walrod of the Jasper Co...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says federal officials have granted the state permission to overhaul its Medicaid program.The d...
A contractor who was hired to demolish three tornado-damaged schools in Joplin is now accusing the school district of racial ...
Missouri's public colleges and universities will be taking a state budget cut for the third straight year. Governor Jay N...
A 52-year-old Barton County man is facing child pornography charges after being indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday. T...
The Kansas Senate has approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that blocks tax breaks for providers and outlaws abortions solel...
How big ofa problem is teen suicide? Debbie Fitzgerald of the Ozark Center in Joplin tells News Talk KZRG it's bigger tha...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have repealed a tax break for low-income seniors and disabled r...
Governor Sam Brownback has scheduled two ceremonies to sign a tax bill that makes additional cuts to the Kansas income tax ra...
It won't be long before kids with disabilities will be playing baseball at Will Norton Miracle Field at the Joplin Athlet...
A Cole County judge has revised the wording that Missouri voters will see in November on a health care ballot measure. Judge ...
Kansas legislators negotiating over tax issues are considering rival proposals to set the state's sales tax at 6.15 perce...
The 2013 session of the Kansas Legislature began today with a protest. About 100 people protested outside theStatehouseagains...
A Missouri sheriff says his department responded to its first "domestic texting'' call after two people carried ...
Border security and how to deal with people who come to the US illegally are hot topics in Washington. Missouri Senator Roy B...
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law gives Kansas legislators a g...
Republican leaders in the Kansas House say there's very little support in their chamber for Governor Sam Brownback's ...
The Missouri House has endorsed the creation of several new tax breaks intended to lure high-tech businesses and foreign trad...
Five people are in custody after law enforcement searched a Galena home Friday and found signs of a meth lab. Cherokee County...
Over 250 volunteers built a playground in Joplin Friday. KaBOOM!, the McDonald's Foundation and Community Support Service...
A press release issued by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office about the child sex predator program's compliance check ...
Joplin is getting its own Salvation Army emergency response vehicle. Callie Hudson with the Salvation Army tells News Talk KZ...
For the first time in over four years, both the US House and Senate have each presented a federal budget. Missouri Congressma...
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a proposed $14 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts Ju...
It's not a vote of support, it's a vote to get the talking started. That's how Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt char...
Friday was the United Way's annual Day of Action. Kate Massey with the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kan...
A Texas woman whose cousin was fatally shot by a Kansas City Chiefs player who then killed himself has been given custody of ...