Flood alert

Updated 8:15 am: Continuing rain causing area rivers and creeks to flood

Continuing rain has caused creek and river levels to rise, also likely spilling over onto roads that are prone to flooding. As of 8:15 am Monday morning, a Grundy County Emergency alert has been issued advising several roads are flooded with motorists advised to use caution when driving. In the Trenton area, a caller told KTTN […]


Audio: Missouri’s oversight to be examined after $1 billion lawsuit alleges sexual assault at nursing home

A Missouri lawmaker wants answers after the family of an 84-year-old woman filed a billion-dollar lawsuit, claiming she was sexually assaulted repeatedly at a nursing home. Democratic Representative Courtney Curtis of Ferguson suspects the state’s Facilities Review Committee could be exercising lax oversight because he was once asked to be a member.     Democratic […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Audio: Senator Blunt says handling of Kavanaugh allegations has “hurt the Senate”

The U.S. Senate could vote today on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt says he took the sexual assault allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford seriously.     Blunt says it’s been a rough month for everyone involved in the process surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. […]

Audio: Hartzler on committee negotiating Farm Bill differences, says SNAP worker requirements main roadblock

West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says there are still issues standing in the way of the farm bill reaching committee agreement. Hartzler, a Republican serving as a farm bill conference committee member, says the primary disagreement is the food stamp benefit work requirements favored by House Republicans.     The Farm Bill has expired, however, […]

University Mo Extension

MU Extension receives grant to improve water and nutrient recycling

University of Missouri Extension researchers are among the recipients of a new five-year, $4.34 million grant from USDA to study water and nutrient recycling, says MU Extension agricultural engineer Teng Lim. The grant, “Water and Nutrient Recycling: A Decision Tool and Synergistic Innovative Technology,” includes five universities: MU, University of Arkansas, Colorado School of Mines, […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Test cornstalks for nitrates before feeding

Test baled cornstalks for nitrate levels and feed them to cattle with caution, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz. MU Extension agronomists across the state report high nitrate levels caused by this summer’s drought. County MU Extension centers offer nitrate testing. Before feeding cornstalk bales, it is important to know nitrate levels […]