Branson Duck Boat

Missouri AG Hawley: There are multiple investigations into Table Rock Lake incident

Missouri’s Attorney General says “multiple investigations” are underway into Thursday evening’s boating incident on Table Rock Lake near Branson, an incident which killed 17 people. Brian Hauswirth with the Missourinet files this report:     Attorney General Josh Hawley traveled to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Command Center in Branson this weekend, where he briefed […]

Health News

Department of Health and Senior Services working to to ensure continuation of the Time Critical Diagnosis System

The Department of Health and Senior Services is working with partners, including hospitals, providers, and emergency medical service professionals to ensure funding for the Time Critical Diagnosis System will remain steady moving forward. The TCD System is a statewide system that brings together the 911 response system, ambulance services, and hospitals in a coordinated way […]

U.S. Postal Mail Trucks

Audio: McCaskill says rural America would be hurt by U.S. Postal Service privatization

(Missurinet) – Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill opposes the privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. During a committee hearing this week in Washington on the proposed plan, she says rural America would experience a decline in service.     The Postal Service has been asking for flexibility to increase prices and ease some of the […]

Medicaid Missouri

Missouri hospitals sounding the alarm about new Medicaid reimbursement policy

A new state policy in the Medicaid managed care system could threaten hospitals. It allows insurance companies to reimburse providers at 90% of the Medicaid managed care rate if the provider is not “in network” with the insurer. Tim Wolters with Citizens Memorial Hospital in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar says the insurance companies now have an […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Mike Parson responds to budget veto involving stroke and heart attack victims

Missouri’s governor is responding to his budget veto of a program that gets patients suffering from a stroke, heart attack or other trauma to a hospital that can treat them effectively. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet reports from the state Capitol.     The House budget committee is meeting Tuesday morning to discuss Parson’s budget vetoes […]

Rick McCartney

Audio: Clinton Missouri man facing numerous felony charges after shooting at police during stand-off

A Clinton man in western Missouri faces multiple felony charges after shooting at police in a stand-off at a residence Saturday.     Police responded to a domestic disturbance Saturday and found McCartney’s wife outside the residence, who told them he was inside destroying things. When officers yelled in through the front door for McCartney […]

Extreme Drought header 2018

Audio: Climatologist says Missouri is the “bullseye” of the drought

University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan says Missouri is the “bullseye” of the drought.     Missourians can share drought conditions directly to the National Drought Monitor to improve reporting on-the-ground. University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan says information can be uploaded to the newly-created Missouri Extension Drought Impact Reporter website which includes […]

Deer

Missouri Supreme Court allows strict regulations on private deer hunting businesses

The Missouri Supreme Court has determined the state Conservation department has the authority to regulate private deer hunting ranches and Breeders.     The decision could have a major bearing on the private land hunting of highly coveted big antlered deer, for which some customers pay $40,000 to pursue.  After detecting dozens of deer in or […]

Audio: Operator and residents shaken by massive explosions at Missouri pyrotechnic company

Area residents and the operator of a fireworks manufacturer are still shaken after the facility burned to the ground when stock inside ignited Tuesday night. Neighbor Ashlee Tennis told KOLR-TV she was at home getting ready for dinner when she heard the explosion at AM Pyrotechnics in southwest Missouri’s Polk County.     Tennis said […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

State patrol reports 3 fatalities over July 4th holiday

The Highway Patrol has released the statistics from the July Fourth Holiday counting period.  Statistics statewide included 114 crashes, 59 injuries, and three fatalities. The fatalities included two in the Kansas City area investigated by the Kansas City Police Department and one in Reynolds County investigated by the Patrol. Statewide troopers made 40 arrests for […]

Flood of 1993

Audio: Missourians impacted by the Great Flood of 1993 remember the experience 25 years later

(Missourinet) – For a six-month period 25 years ago, extremely high waters devastated areas in Missouri as well as eight other states. The late Mel Carnahan was the governor during the disaster known as the Great Flood of 1993. Missourinet affiliate KWIX spoke to Carnahan when he visited northwest Missouri’s Brunswick and urged for public […]

Budget

Audio: New state budget includes jump in public school safety funding

Governor Parson has signed into law a new state budget which includes 300,000-dollars in school safety funding to Missouri’s K through 12 public districts. Melissa Randol with the Missouri School Boards’ Association says addressing school safety involves a multi-faceted approach.     The funding could be used to address threats involving weapons and digital platforms, […]