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The Joplin Habitat for Humanity broke ground on yet another home in the Joplin tornado zone this morning. Executive Director ...
Kansas park officials say a black bear has been seen recently in southeast Kansas.David Jenkins of the Kansas Department of W...
Do you need to get rid if your Christmas tree? Starting today through the end of January, you can drop off your tree at one o...
A task force appointed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to find out why the number of earthquakes in the state has been risin...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management are requesting federal aid for 14 additiona...
Watch out for bears. And if you see one, don't feed it. That reminder from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The D...
Supporters of a ban on texting while driving in Oklahoma are renewing their push for more restrictions ahead of the 2015 legi...
Some Missouri lawmakers are concerned the state isn't doing enough to prevent an Ebola outbreak.At a public forum with st...
Just as they did after the May 2011 Joplin tornado, the National Disaster Photo Rescue wants people in Quapaw and Baxter Spri...
Six companies have submitted bids for a $1.1 million wetlands restoration project in Webb City. Scott Hamilton with the U...
Joplin Police will be doing something different on Black Friday--they won't be blocking off traffic at 4th and Geneva and...
Farmers Insurance will continue to send volunteers and resources to Rebuild Joplin in 2014. Farmers sent more than 200 employ...
Monday night the Joplin City Council approved awarding $775,000 in Community Development Block Grants to three groups tha...
When you're driving on this Memorial Day weekend, you might see turtles on the road. Missouri Department of Conservation ...
A committee responsible for allocating money donated to Joplin after the May 2011 tornado has disbanded. Monday night (5/18),...
Spiva Center for the Arts made a donation to Rebuild Joplin today. Elissa Yonkers of Rebuild Joplin tells News Talk KZRG the ...
Four homes were heavily damaged along with several out buildings and other infrastructure during a powerful storm that moved ...
The City of Joplin is getting a big gift: 32 free storm shelters. The shelters had been used at temporary housing sites for t...
It was a bumpy Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Four States. A line of severe thunderstorms, at times producing possi...
Studentsat Royal Heights Elementary were in awe of the birds they got to see duringthe World Bird Sanctuary's Birds of Pr...
Empire District Electric customers who have solar panels installed can soon apply for a rebate from the utility. Empire's...
85 and counting. That's how many homes Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity has built since the May 2011 tornado. A home for ...
If you're a resident of Joplin or Duquesne who lost trees in the May 2011 tornado, you can get new ones. The City of Jopl...
A storm system packing strong winds and hail has hit parts of Missouri.The National Weather Service says lighting struck a tr...
A federal agency's final report about its technical investigation into the 2011 Joplin tornado calls for nationally accep...
Empire District Electric customers in Riverton and Crestline won't have power Saturday morning. Julie Maus of Empire tell...
After the May 2011 tornado, the Salvation Army was among many groups that collected money to help the people of Joplin and Du...
It was a year ago today (4/27) that a tornado went through Baxter Springs, injuring 34 people and destroying dozens of homes ...
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...
Over 500 trees were donated to the residents of Joplin Monday morning from people across the nation in an effort to replace t...
Home-grown buffalo will be served at the Quapaw Tribe's Elder Center and O-Gah-Pah Learning Center. 130 pounds of ground ...
A research group is warning the state's 10-year highway program could be threatened if the Kansas Legislature continues t...
There's a new face in MoDOT's Joplin office. Laurel McKean is the new assistant district engineer for MoDOT in southw...
Empire District Electric celebrated Arbor Day Thursday (4/16) by giving away a thousand trees at Joplin's Third Thursday ...
A milestone for Rebuild Joplin. The 100th home they have restored was dedicated Tuesday afternoon. Rebuild Joplin has used vo...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its Oklahoma counterparts say that since 1997, the blood lead levels of children...
The May 22, 2011 tornado is often referred to as the Joplin tornado. But it also did a great deal of damage in Duquesne, as w...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is criticizing the federal government's decision to place the lesser prairie chicken on a l...
Be on the lookout for lane closures along I-44 near Range Line today. MoDOT is hanging signs for the new intersection and par...
A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is asking Gov. Mary Fallin to declare a state of catas...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is making $15 million available to help people cope with rising propane prices. The funds wou...
The construction of a new Air Quality Control System at the Empire District Electric power plant in Asbury is now complete. T...
Work on a $5.8 million bridge project near Commerce has stopped after federal officials told Ottawa County that its const...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed two bills into law Friday (4/10) for the agriculture industry. And what better place to do...
The Joplin Tornado First Recovery Fund has donated almost $900,000 in its first two years of operation. Butno oneapplied ...
Confirmed by the National Weather Service: a tornado did indeed touch down near Webb City Thursday (4/2/15). The EF-0 rated t...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for Ottawa County following a tornado that struck Quapaw and ...
Blue Bell Ice Cream says it's suspending operations at an Oklahoma production facility that officials had previously conn...
The Small Business Administration is offering loan assistance to companies in southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and southw...
There's a Winter Storm Warning for the KZRG listening area starting at midnight tonight lasting through 6am Sunday. There...
Control Technology Solutions will be working with the Jasper County commission to price different heating and cooling systems...
A state audit shows Missouri has spent $376,000 flying commissioners to meetings across the state.A report released Monda...
The Joplin Habitat for Humanity received a $60,000 donation today from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The Founda...
The baseball field at the new Joplin High School has a sinkhole. It was discovered this week..and crews grouted the hole Thur...
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says a virus causing respiratory illness in children has been confirmed in Oklahoma.T...
More trees that were lost in the May 2011 tornado were replaced today. Volunteers from Ameriprise and Forest ReLeaf came to J...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oklahoma officials will commemorate the end of major cleanup efforts of some 3,0...
A national financial organization is partnering with Joplin Area Habitat For Humanity to build homes. Thrivent Builds Worldwi...
The Kansas Department of Agriculture says samples collected from a commercial turkey flock in Crawford County tested positive...
Be sure to bring in your plants and garden vegetables inside Thursday night. We could see freezing temperatures and possibly ...
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is urging Oklahomans to be cautious at the state's water bodies during t...
Federal investigators who visited a Mars pet food plant near Joplin found potential dangers to employees' health, but the...
Carthage firefighters saved a woman from her burning home. Crews were called to 1047 Forest Street at 3:17am Wednesday. When ...
A public service campaign is underway to reduce ground level ozone emissions. Ozone is a positive in the atmosphere, where it...
Tyson Foods will pay $539,000 for a chemical spill that killed more than 100,000 fish and caused Monett's wastewater ...
Storm shelters are all well and good, but they can't help you if you're out and about when a tornado strikes. That...
Still no answer. Carthage fire officials say they're still not sure how a fire at 500 South Garrison started last month. ...
After nearly seven months of debate, a major obstacle has emerged to a proposed landfill in Galena.Cherokee County commission...
As solar energy use is on the rise in Missouri, Empire District Electric doesn't seem to like the idea. In 2008, the supr...
Three faculty in the economics department at Pittburg State University earned some national recognition for their research in...
People who use propane to heat their homes are getting a case of sticker shock. Prices have soared to over three dollars a ga...
This is Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters across the area are reminding you that home smoke detectors can make the differenc...
Missouri American Water has presented a $3000 environmental grant to the Alliance of Southwest Missouri. Christie Barnhar...
A popular Joplin restaurant was damaged in a fire late Friday night. According to the Joplin Fire Department, the fire was fi...
One of the new buildings on the Pittsburg State campus will be using solar power. Through a grant from Westar Energy, the new...
Governor Sam Brownback says Kansas will join Oklahoma in suing the federal government over the addition of the lesser prairie...
A National Weather Service meteorologist says the tornado that destroyed more than 100 homes and businesses and hurt 25 peopl...
A tornado fraud trial is under way in Jasper County Circuit Court. 66-year-old Jeffrey Wolfson of Osage Beach is accused of t...
Missouri dairy farmers are urging lawmakers to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of legislation authorizing financial in...
Over 40 volunteers from Farmers Insurance are in Joplin this week to help Rebuild Joplin check out the part of town damaged b...
Officials say the Baxter Springs and its residents affected by a recent tornado won't get financial assistance from the F...
Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after recent storms and tornadoes swept through Missouri.Nixon said in a...
Some people who live on 15th Street in Joplin aren't happy with a plan to build new sidewalks in their neighborhood and t...
A tornado briefly touched down in Lawrence County Monday morning. National Weather Service Meteorologist Andy Foster tells Ne...
Whilehomes were being rebuilt after the May 2011 tornado, the groundwas being tested for lead. 426 out nearly 1,100 yards wer...
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has shaken parts of Kansas and Oklahoma.The U.S. Geological Survey says the...
On average, Jasper County experiences 25 severe weather watches each year, 17 of which are for severe thunderstorms and 8 are...
A new Missouri House committee will look into allegations of a hostile work environment in the Agriculture Department.House S...
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been studying the impact of the May 2011 tornado for the past two year...
A lot of people in the Joplin area will be making home repairs Saturday--on homes that aren't theirs. Through Joplin Area...
How will the new EPA regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants affect Empire District Electric? Empire sp...
"We have about 1,700 customers without service. Approximately 400 of them are in the Baxter Springs area, and 1300 are i...
Missouri voters will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment next month that guarantees the "right to farm."...
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency insists efforts to clarify her agency's jurisdiction under the Clean Wate...
Empire District Electric broke ground on a new, more energy efficient power plant at their Riverton facility Wednesday mornin...
The Missouri Dairy Association's Director says his industry is going to lose producers now that a bill that would have he...
Local Missouri governments that built storm shelters or repaired critical facilities after disasters are closer to getting pa...
In the event of severe weather, Webb City's schools are prepared. Local districts are participating in tornado drills and...
There's not enough money. That's what MoDOT says about repairing hundreds of bridges throughout the state that are in...
The Oklahoma Tax Commission says some state tax returns are being delayed while the commission conducts fraud protection revi...
The Kansas Department of Agriculture says it is monitoring a control zone in southeast Kansas for signs of avian influenza. T...
Legislation that makes it illegal to text while driving in Oklahoma has been approved by the state Senate.Senate members vote...
The full House will consider giving Missouri's emergency agency additional spending authority this year to use federal mo...
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