Audio: Missouri’s Governor discusses social distancing, utility shutoffs and daycare Impacts from Coronavirus

Missouri’s governor continues to urge you to practice social distancing and to wash your hands with soap regularly, due to coronavirus concerns.  Parson spoke to Capitol reporters Wednesday night after he announced there are now 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.     He says all of the major utility companies that operate […]

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COVID-19: Virus claims the life of first individual in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has announced Missouri’s first death from the coronavirus. During a press conference outside his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Parson says the casualty involves someone from the Columbia area in mid-Missouri. The governor was joined at the press conference by Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and by MU Health Care chief clinical officer […]

Dicamba

Audio: Bayer/Monsanto to appeal $265 million Dicamba verdict won by Missouri peach grower

A federal jury has awarded a southeast Missouri peach grower 15 million dollars in compensatory damages and 250 Million in punitive damages in its dicamba drift case against Monsanto and BASF. The trial concluded Saturday which meant the gag-order was lifted. Monsanto Attorney Chris Hohn said after the trial, “I think it goes without saying […]

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Audio: Missouri medical marijuana director to testify at Missouri Capitol again next week

The state’s medical marijuana director will be back to testify at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City next Wednesday. Director Lyndall Fraker delivered a presentation to the House Special Committee on Government Oversight yesterday. House Speaker Elijah Haahr tells Capitol reporters that lawmakers are trying to learn more about how the program works.     […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House Speaker prioritizes eminent domain legislation

Legislation aimed at preventing private entities like the Grain Belt Express from using eminent domain could hit the Missouri Senate floor soon. Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s bill was the first bill sent by the House to the Senate earlier this year.     Hansen and House Speaker Elijah Haahr briefed Capitol reporters on Thursday, […]

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Chillicothe students attend Career Awareness Day

Students from Chillicothe were among the more than 250 high school students and teachers from around the state who attended a career awareness day on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center in Chillicothe. The conference, “Communicating News About Science and Agriculture,” focused on storytelling in science, agriculture, journalism, and communication-related areas. The […]

Animal Cruelty

Audio: Reward Increased to $8,000 for horrific southwest Missouri animal abuse case

Police in the community of Neosho have made little progress in their investigation of the suspected live-skinning of a pet beagle who had to be euthanized a week ago because of her suffering. Authorities hope an increased reward will lead to an arrest in a gruesome animal abuse case. Reporter Ty Albright at our Joplin […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Speaker says Medicaid expansion would “Blow Hole” in state budget

The Missouri House Speaker and House Democrats view the issue of Medicaid expansion differently. GOP Speaker Elijah Haahr of Springfield says Medicaid expansion would hurt education, by taking dollars out of the classroom.     Statistics provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) show the number of Missourians on Medicaid has dropped from […]

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Audio: Missouri woman sentenced to 20-years in prison for her role in death of Clinton police officer

A west-central Missouri woman who was inside a home where a Clinton police officer was shot and killed last March will spend the next 20 years in prison. Reporter Jenifer Abreu from our Springfield television partner KOLR-10 has details.     Widger pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and drug possession.

Communicating News About Science and Agriculture

Career awareness day to be held at Litton Agri-Science Center in Chillicothe

A career awareness day for high school students will be held at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center of Chillicothe focusing on the importance of storytelling in sharing news and information. The Missouri School of Journalism and the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri will hold “Communicating News About Science […]