Events/Promotions

KAYLEE AT HY-FLO


KAYLEE will be broadcasting live at 210 N. Locust in Pittsburg on Friday at Hy-Flo from 3p - 4p. She will be drawing the first 3 winners of the VIP KIX PIT PASSES and getting those winners registered to win the ULTIMATE CONCERT EXPERIENCE!!

BRETT AT BUFFALO RUN CASINO


Join BRETT this Friday, July 25th, from 6pm - 8pm. He will be giving you all the details on how you could win a BRAND NEW Chevy Sonic Boom! And don't forget to get your tickets to ALL the upcoming shows!

Listen to Win Tickets to these Shows at Buffalo Run!


Listen & WIN during the BUFFALO RUN CASINO DRIVE AT 5:

July 31st - Gene Watson
August 16th - Four State Franchise: Trey Lippe-Morrison, Dillon Cook & Jesse Cook
August 28th - Merle Haggard
August 29th - Rascal Flatts
September 11th - Mickey Gilley
October 25th - Shooter Jennings & Waylon's Original Band
November 8th - Oakridge Boys
 

Local News

Koster Stumps for "Right to Farm" Amendment


Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster came to Webb City Wednesday to voice his support of a "right to farm" amendment that will be on the Missouri Ballot August 5th. Koster tells News Talk KZRG his support comes out of concerns he's developed after the passage of a 2010 "puppy mill" amendment.

"Proposition B limited any dog-breeding business in Missouri to a

Nixon Orders Review of MO Lottery System


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants a review of the state's lottery system. Nixon ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a review of the Missouri Lottery's operations Wednesday, saying he wants to make sure it actually is acting as a funding source for the state's schools. Only 23% of lottery revenues went to education during the last fiscal year, yet lottery ticket

Joplin Residents Indicted on Child Porn Charges


The wife of a Joplin man who was previously indicted on federal child porn charges has been indicted along with her husband on charges involving a second child victim. US Attorney Tammy Dickinson tells News Talk KZRG 49-year-old James Hajny and 39-year-old Gina Hajny were charged in a four-count indictment Wednesday that accuse them of using an underage girl to make child pornography. James Hajny

3rd Annual Pink Ribbon Gala this Friday


The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks is hosting their 3rd annual Pink Ribbon Gala this Friday at Downstream Casino. It's evening of live entertainment, dinner, and auctions. This year, they'll
be auctioning off local artwork, trips to Maui, and Vegas, as well as sporting packages. Outreach Director Kristi Seibert tells News Talk KZRG this is their biggest fund raiser of the

Nixon Signs Legislation Bringing Faster Help to MO Following Disasters


Governor Nixon signed the Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disasters Act into law. It'll now allow utility companies to come in and get to work right away after a state of emergency or major disaster is declared by the president or governor, instead of losing up to a day and half of work filing the proper paper work to work in Missouri. State Representative Bill

State Auditor's Office Begins Joplin Schools Audit


The Joplin School Board got to meet the face of the school district's state audit last night. Audit Manager Kelly Davis of the State Auditor's Office told the board how things would be going over the next 6 months or so:

"We have our fieldwork portion of the audit. During this stage we will be reviewing school records and procedures, and speaking with school officials as well as

Ronald McDonald House Thanks Local Media for Support


For the past 11 years, the Ronald McDonald House of the Four States has hosted a media information night to thank the local media for all of the coverage they've been given throughout the years. Executive Director, Annette Thurston tells News Talk KZRG, the support they've received is invaluable.

"The awareness that the media creates really helps us. There really is no

Joplin Police Seeking Info on Robbery Suspects


The Joplin Police Department is looking for information about what they call a "strong armed" robbery that happened recently at Northpark Mall. A post on the JPD's Facebook Page says they're looking for a man who attacked a J.C. Penney employee that had tried to stop him from stealing some shoes. He and two others fled the store in a silver Chevy pickup with Oklahoma plates. You

Sheriff Accused of Theft, Selling Stolen Gun


A former southwest Missouri sheriff has been indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing property recovered in criminal cases and also for selling a stolen firearm. US Attorney Tammy Dickinson tells News Talk KZRG former St. Clair County Sheriff Ronald Snodgrass is accused of stealing a John Deere zero turn mower in 2009, a Polaris Ranger UTV in 2012, and selling a .22-caliber rifle in 2012

Missouri Gov Candidate Sounds Off on Amendment 7


Missouri Gubernatorial Candidate Catherine Hanaway appeared on the KZRG Morning News Watch Tuesday morning, and sounded off on several ballot measures that Missouri voters will be deciding on August 5th. She tells News Talk KZRG she's not a fan of Amendment 7, which would institute a three-quarters-of-one-percent sales tax increase to fund future road and bridge projects.

"I certainly

Galena High School Adds Piece of History to New School


As Galena school officials were cleaning out the old high school's old bus barn in preparation to move it so construction could start at the new high school, they found something really special. Superintendent Dr. Brian Smith tells News Talk KZRG about it.

We found an old keystone that went on our original high school here, so we talked to our architect about maybe incorporating

Joplin Council Honors Fire Chief, OKs Review of TIF Proposal


The Joplin City Council Monday night approved an ordinance approving a funding agreement between the city and a developer looking to create a Tax Increment Financing District - better known as a TIF District - on South Main Street between 32nd and 44th streets. Rodney Spriggs of RKS Development explains why they need a TIF.

"We've already invested a large amount of money in this
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