Drought conditions continue to improve in Missouri

Drought conditions continue to improve in Missouri

Drought conditions continue to retreat in Missouri due to continued rain. The latest drought monitor map shows a slight improvement from last week, as 88.2% of Missouri no longer has any type of drought, compared to last week’s 82.02%. Southeastern and south-central...

Tuition going up at UM System campuses this fall

Tuition going up at UM System campuses this fall

The cost of going to college will once again increase at the University of Missouri campuses. The UM System Board of Curators has announced that tuition will be going up at all four of its campuses – the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), the University of...

MOBUCK$ program funding increase signed into law

MOBUCK$ program funding increase signed into law

A bill that will expand the amount of funding in a popular low-interest loan program has recently been signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson. The new law will increase the annual cap on the MOBUCK$ program to $1.2 billion. “It’s a great program which has provided a lot...

Precious Moments founder Sam Butcher dies

Precious Moments founder Sam Butcher dies

An artist famous for creating a series of Christian-themed figurines and a scenic chapel in southwestern Missouri has died. Sam Butcher first unveiled his “Precious Moments” artwork in 1975 through posters and greeting cards, then in 1978 began making Precious Moments...

Tornado watch expanded for half of Missouri

Tornado watch expanded for half of Missouri

Severe weather is again threatening portions of Missouri. About half of the Show-Me State is under a Tornado Watch that is in effect until 10:00 p.m. Areas under the watch include St. Joseph, Kansas City, Joplin, Springfield, Branson, Lebanon, Sedalia, and...

A glance inside KC’s booming spirit company (LISTEN)

A glance inside KC’s booming spirit company (LISTEN)

A Kansas City distillery with a grand reputation was almost lost to the days of prohibition until the great-great-great-grandson of the original owner brought the name back with illustrious fashion. Cameron Conner talks to Andy Rieger, President and Co-Founder of J....

Gas prices down as record numbers hit the road this weekend (LISTEN)

Gas prices down as record numbers hit the road this weekend (LISTEN)

Many of us will be hitting the road this Memorial Day Weekend for the unofficial start to the summer. Nick Chabarria of AAA Missouri says they expect record numbers of people hitting the road and air this long weekend. Nick joins Show Me Today and tells us to fill our...

Missouri GOP candidate with alleged KKK ties can remain on ballot

Missouri GOP candidate with alleged KKK ties can remain on ballot

An outsider candidate running for Missouri governor can remain on the Republican primary ballot, after the party tried to have him removed. The Missouri Republican State Committee filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State’s office and against Darrell McClanahan...

Nelly worked with the Cardinals on their City Connect jerseys

Nelly worked with the Cardinals on their City Connect jerseys

The St. Louis Cardinals, with the help of Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and St. Louis native Nelly, unveiled the team’s highly anticipated Nike MLB City Connect Series uniform and merchandise line today. The new uniforms feature red jerseys paired with white...

Mizzou Softball pulls off rare feat to advance to Super Regionals

Madison Walker's single up the middle in the bottom of the ninth inning broke a scoreless tie and secured a 1-0 victory for the No. 7 University of Missouri softball team (47-16) over Omaha in the 2024 NCAA Columbia Regional. This win completed the Tigers' remarkable...

Child marriage will remain legal in Missouri – for now

Child marriage will remain legal in Missouri – for now

Close, but no cigar. A bill that was close to passing this legislative session would have raised the legal age to marry in Missouri. The bipartisan effort from Sens. Holly Thompson Rehder, R-Scott City, and Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, would have banned marriages for...

Build whatever your heart desires (LISTEN)

Build whatever your heart desires (LISTEN)

Kansas City Brick Lab has built a home for LEGO lovers across the region. Whether you follow the box's instructions or design original creations, the group has something for everyone. Joe Hammond, the President of KC Brick Lab, joins Cameron Conner.

Hawley and Schmitt oppose photo ID cards for illegal immigrants

Hawley and Schmitt oppose photo ID cards for illegal immigrants

The Biden Administration is set to start providing a limited number of photo ID’s to immigrants, including those in the U.S. illegally. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, is sponsoring legislation that would defund efforts by the Biden Administration to issue ID cards...

Missouri works on black vulture problem as they move north (LISTEN)

Missouri works on black vulture problem as they move north (LISTEN)

Black vultures in Missouri are expanding and are causing issues for Missouri’s farmers and ranchers. They are known to gang up on prey on newborn livestock, but they are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Travis Guerrant, the USDA APHIS...

Drought conditions gone across most of Missouri – for now

Drought conditions gone across most of Missouri – for now

Drought conditions are now gone across most of Missouri, with one notable exception. The latest drought monitor map shows the drought persisting in most of southeastern Missouri and small portions of south-central and southwestern Missouri. A tiny area of severe...

MDC gives an update on endangered species (LISTEN)

MDC gives an update on endangered species (LISTEN)

The third Friday in May is deemed “Endangered Species Day.” This gave us time to catch up with the Missouri Department of Conservation on some of Missouri’s animals in need. Wildlife Diversity Coordinator Kelly Rezac joins Cameron Conner.

Chiefs get creative with schedule release on social media (WATCH)

Chiefs get creative with schedule release on social media (WATCH)

The NFL has released its 2024 regular season schedule, and the Chiefs have five primetime games lined up. They’ll kick off the season at home against the Baltimore Ravens on September 5th. Their first road game is in Week Three against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday...

Missouri concert venue re-opens after troubled past (LISTEN)

Missouri concert venue re-opens after troubled past (LISTEN)

Two years after Garth Brooks concerts caused major traffic delays, the Thunder Ridge Nature Arena in Missouri will reopen on May 21 with the Concert for Conservation. Proceeds will support conservation efforts in the Ozark region, according to Bass Pro Shops. Tim...

Allergy season is in full swing in Missouri

Allergy season is in full swing in Missouri

Springtime is allergy season in Missouri. That means as things begin to bloom and release pollen, millions will suffer from sneezing and sniffling. Dr. Ravi Johar at United Healthcare said that pollen is the culprit. “Unfortunately, when you get outside, it can be a...

Missouri has attempted to serve subpoena to Kim Gardner 10 times

Missouri has attempted to serve subpoena to Kim Gardner 10 times

The lights were on, but no one answered at Kim Gardner’s address on record. State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick said Missouri has attempted to serve a subpoena to the former St. Louis Circuit Attorney to complete a state audit from 2021. “I think the first service attempt...

Missouri will cap and remove 238 abandoned oil wells

Missouri will cap and remove 238 abandoned oil wells

Missouri is preparing to cap and remove 238 abandoned oil wells, almost all of them in Vernon County. Chris Wood is the Oil and Gas Unit Chief with the Department of Natural Resources. “We'll go through, and we will plug those wells and we will remove all the...

Parson leaves Saturday for trade mission to Italy

Parson leaves Saturday for trade mission to Italy

Gov. Mike Parson is set to fly to Italy on Saturday for possibly his last trade mission as Missouri's CEO. The governor and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to the southern European country, along with a group of other state officials. They’ll meet in Rome and...

FAA reauthorization bill includes refunds for canceled flights

FAA reauthorization bill includes refunds for canceled flights

The U.S. Senate has passed a $105 billion FAA reauthorization bill with a requirement for airlines to offer full refunds for flight cancellations and significant delays. The addition to the bill was co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri. “If the airline...

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