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One of the talking points in this election year is that the US Senate hasn't passed a budget in over three years, yet Mis...
A Pittsburg couple is in custody after they were arrested on drug charges this morning. 41-year-old Arturo Archuleta and 44-y...
Women who have been abused, sexually assaulted or involved in prostitution are invited to attend a support group meeting toni...
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has told Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders that failing to agree on a congress...
The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas will receive 4-point-7 million dollars from the Department of Health and Huma...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon continues to campaign for expanding Medicaid coverage. At a rally at the State Capitol Tuesday, N...
Governor Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature's top GOP leaders are negotiating over additional cuts in income taxes ...
Researchers for the Kansas Legislature are projecting that Governor Sam Brownback's plan for more income tax cuts would c...
Authorities say at least 26 people, including 18 children, were killed Friday when a gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut ...
Governor Sam Brownback is meeting resistance to his tax plan because it promises to reduce individual income taxes in the fut...
Governor Jay Nixon says expanding Medicaid eligibility in Missouri is both ``the smart thing'' and ``the right thing ...
Kansas officials will hold two public hearings this month on the governor's plan to overhaul the state's $2.9 bil...
A $7.1 billion general appropriations bill to fund state government for the upcoming fiscal year has cleared its first hu...
A 17-year-old being charged with first degree murder for a Joplin man's death is being challenged. Attorneys for Daniel H...
Republican leaders in the Kansas House say there's very little support in their chamber for Governor Sam Brownback's ...
Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are back at work on a new state budget. Talks resumed today after the conferees ...
A Missouri House bill aims to restrict the use of cash welfare benefits at casinos and liquor stores. The bill's sponsor,...
A 52-year-old Barton County man is facing child pornography charges after being indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday. T...
A Joplin man has been charged with scond degree statutory rape and incest. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office received a ...
The Social Security Administration says one of its fraud investigators received a readable list of Missourians who have conce...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill into law to block tax breaks for abortion providers and ban abortions perform...
Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill received almost $40 million of federal subsidies...
Mercy Joplin held an open house and ribbon cutting for their newly-reopened Orthopedic Clinic Wednesday afternoon. Mercy Spok...
A group of abortion rights activists delivered about 1,600 signed petitions to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office urging ...
The Kansas Senate has approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that blocks tax breaks for providers and outlaws abortions solel...
The Kansas House has rejected a plan for cutting personal income taxes further and setting the state's sales tax at 6 per...
Missouri House Republicans have given a resounding `no' to Democratic plans to expand Medicaid.Two separate House committ...
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt was in Joplin this afternoon to meet with civic and business leaders to hear their concerns. One t...
Missouri Governor Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have allowed employers to decline to provide coverage for abortion,...
A 29-year-old former Carl Junction police officer is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing ch...
The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is urging a Delaware County judge to dismiss the latest appeal of a man sentenced ...
A Galena man has been sentenced to just over three and a half years in federal prison for possesison of child porn and traffi...
The Missouri House speaker says lawmakers will take action if Governor Nixon fails to order the release of records in recent ...
Border security and how to deal with people who come to the US illegally are hot topics in Washington. Missouri Senator Roy B...
The Missouri House has endorsed the creation of several new tax breaks intended to lure high-tech businesses and foreign trad...
The Joplin School Board spent Wednesday at a daylong retreat where they established priorities for the upcoming school year. ...
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a proposed $14 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts Ju...
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones was in Joplin this morning meeting with business leaders. One big topic was a bill passed in...
Missouri senators have passed legislation that would cut income taxes for residents and businesses but raise the state sales ...
You've heard of baby showers. Saturday, the Joplin Humane Society is having a shower for puppies and kittens. Tianna Fish...
$10,000 for the Community Clinic. The money was raised at the Joplin Rotary Club's 12th annual Charity Golf Tournamen...
Governor Nixon met with Missouri higher education leaders Tuesday to promote his veto of a bill that would cut the state inco...
Plans for Joplin's redevelopment after the May 2011 tornado continue moving along. David Wallace with the city's mast...
A Kansas Senate leader is preparing legislation to require drug testing for people who receive cash assistance from the state...
For the first time in over four years, both the US House and Senate have each presented a federal budget. Missouri Congressma...
Kansas legislators negotiating over tax issues are considering rival proposals to set the state's sales tax at 6.15 perce...
The Kansas Senate has given final approval to a $14 billion budget for the next fiscal year that starts July 1.Thursday&#...
A Joplin home for developmentally-disabled adults will start their physical rebuilding process tomorrow with a groundbreaking...
The Oklahoma House has approved a $7.1 billion bill to fund state government for the upcoming fiscal year, despite object...
The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is offering a new mobile app that victims of crime can use to track inmates.The Vi...
Newly released emails show that Gov. Jay Nixon's administration and legislative bill drafters each had a role in crafting...
You've heard of baby showers. Saturday, the Joplin Humane Society is having a shower for puppies and kittens. Tianna Fish...
Kansas legislators have finished their business for the year after stretching the 99th day of their annual session well past ...
Missouri's public colleges and universities will be taking a state budget cut for the third straight year. Governor Jay N...
Kansas House members are preparing to debate a proposed $14 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. ...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is acknowledging a deal to cut the state's income tax won't be reached before lawmakers...
Over 250 volunteers built a playground in Joplin Friday. KaBOOM!, the McDonald's Foundation and Community Support Service...
Republican Governor Sam Brownback's plan to cancel a scheduled decline in the state sales tax has survived a vote in the ...
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has repeatedly defeated a plan to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama'...
A coalition of Oklahoma chambers of commerce this week released an eleven point plan to create more jobs in the state. One pa...
Last week's news that Mars Incorporated would close its Joplin pet food plant worried some people at the Joplin Humane So...
The Joplin Humane Society is holding its first ever Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday. Lysa Buehler of the Humane Society te...
A Webb City woman is dead after an early-morning crash in Joplin. Lt. Matt Stewart of the Joplin Police Department tells News...
Attorney General Chris Koster says he won't appeal a federal court ruling striking down a Missouri law that exempted mora...
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to bill cutting sales and income taxes after rejecting a diversion of highway...
The Oklahoma House has given final approval to House Speaker Kris Steele's sweeping criminal justice overhaul bill.The Ho...
Racism. That's how Atlanta-based Urban Metropolitan Development explains the criminal charges against them for work done ...
Friday was the United Way's annual Day of Action. Kate Massey with the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kan...
Missouri lawmakers have overridden Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance cover...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin yesterday signed legislation that bans registered sex offenders from living with minor children...
The anesthetic that caused the overdose death of pop star Michael Jackson is now the drug for executions in Missouri. That...
Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are moving closer to a deal on canceling all or part of a scheduled drop in the ...
It won't be long before kids with disabilities will be playing baseball at Will Norton Miracle Field at the Joplin Athlet...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was a guest on the KZRG Morning News Watch this morning, talking about proposals made in his Stat...
Last month, bullying got in the face of Carl Junction residents. Luke Nugent, an 8th grader, took his own life after apparent...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is calling on lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults and authorize hundreds ...
The number of people who are homeless in Missouri is on the rise. Theresa Porter of the federal Housing agency tells News Tal...
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...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Carthage Wednesday to continue his push to expand Medicaid. Nixon wants to make another 30...
A New Mexico man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a developmentally disabled 8-year-old girl in Jopli...
Missouri first-graders would have to take a gun safety course under a bill being considered by a state Senate committee.Sen. ...
This is the time for small businesses in Missouri to create jobs and grow. That was Governor Jay Nixon's message Wednesda...
Joplin is getting its own Salvation Army emergency response vehicle. Callie Hudson with the Salvation Army tells News Talk KZ...
Neosho School District officials held an active school shooter safety drill last week. Staff participated in hands-on demonst...
Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal is retiring from office.The Hutchinson Republican announced his retirement Friday as leg...
How big ofa problem is teen suicide? Debbie Fitzgerald of the Ozark Center in Joplin tells News Talk KZRG it's bigger tha...
Two men from Joplin were chargd in separate cases in federal court for receiving kiddie porn on the internet. They were arres...
Missouri lawmakers have passed a nearly $25 billion budget that could force Gov. Jay Nixon to choose between aiding child...
A southwest Missouri man admits that he collected thousands of photos and videos of child pornography in the last 10 to 15 ye...
An animal rights group held a protest outside a Joplin Walmart this morning. Mercy For Animals doesn't like the way pork ...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is vowing to back a ballot initiative to restore limits on campaign contribution if lawmakers refuse ...
Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is gaining support from some women who think he's getting a bad deal. About 300 peo...
Missouri House Republicans plan to sponsor campaign finance legislation designed to make it easier to track political spendin...
The budget approved by Kansas lawmakers over the weekend includes funding for two priorities of the Kansas Bureau of Investig...
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for businesses and individuals that could reduce state reve...
Barton County has gotten a "poor" rating from Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich. He says there were inadequate an...
A Facebook page has been set up to remember Monica Webb, the Joplin woman who was killed by her estranged husband last Novemb...
There's going to be something unusual this morning at 7th and Main in Joplin. An animal rights group called Mercy For Ani...
Yet another organization is collecting donations for Moore, Oklahoma. Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is collecting p...
Three women have accused a Joplin man of sexually assaulting them. 21-year-old Jacob Blackburn will go on trial for two count...
A Texas woman whose cousin was fatally shot by a Kansas City Chiefs player who then killed himself has been given custody of ...
Kansas legislators are considering a proposal to lower the state sales tax on groceries as part of a larger plan that also cu...
The mother of a Kansas City Chiefs player who killed his baby's mother and then himself says she thinks family members on...
A press release issued by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office about the child sex predator program's compliance check ...
Governor Jay Nixon says tax credit reform will be a priority issue when the Missouri Legislature convenes next year. Nixon sp...
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law gives Kansas legislators a g...
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill continues to stick up for President Obama's health care law. During an appearance in Jo...
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...