A court petition to force approval of an appointment to the Joplin School Board has failed. Jasper County Judge Joe Hensley ruled today (6/22/15) that he couldn't reverse the Joplin School Board's mistake made at their May 26th meeting when they t
She's not exploring any more. Bev Randles announced Wednesday (7/1) that she's ending her exploratory committee and is officially running for Missouri Lieutenant Governor in 2016 as a Republican. In a statement, Randles says her goal i
On June 30, 2015 at 11:36 PM, the Joplin Police Department responded to 1501 S. Range Line in reference to a vehicular assault. Officers determined that there had been a verbal disturbance between the occupants of a vehicle and a small, but of indetermina
Downtown Joplin will now be home to another major monthly event beginning tomorrow. From the organizer of Third Thursday comes a spin-off the street festival; First Thursday. Organizer Linda Teeter tells News Talk KZRG this festival will focus specif
Dr. Alan Marble announced Wednesday that he'll be staying with Missouri Southern State University as the university's president until 2017. Marble tells News Talk KZRG where he see's the school excelling over the next few years.
The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors has extended University President Dr. Alan Marble's contract through 2017. The University made the announcement today, saying his compensation package reflects a 1 percent salary increase: that's the same across-the-board increase the Board of Governors approved for all university employees during its June 4th meeting.
Missouri Southern State University's Police department took a test Tuesday (6/30). Police Chief Ken Kennedy tells News Talk KZRG about it. "We were going to test our emergency plan, which we're required to do once a year. So we s
Fire damaged a Goodman business Tuesday (6/30). Around 9:30am, fire crews were called to the Goodman Locker at 125 North Roy Hill Boulevard. Goodman Fire Chief Keith Estes tells News Talk KZRG the fire started in a smoker unit and spread from
The Cherokee County Commission wants the Kansas Racing and Gaming Comission to award a casino license for southeast Kansas to a bid that wasn't endorsed. Last week, the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board recommended the Kansas Crossing ca
Missouri's Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms. The judges on Tuesday (6/30) issued an opinion saying that summaries of the proposals on ballots last year were fair. Critic
The Kansas Supreme Court has put on hold a lower court's order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million. The high court issued a one-page order Tuesday (6/30), a day after a request from Attorney General Dere
Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins met with supporters in Columbus Tuesday morning to talk about their biggest concerns in the nation. Issues addressed by local Kansans included national security, Obamacare, and governmental over-regula