Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: KY3 HomeCollectionsMissouri
IN THE NEWS

Missouri

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
by Ky3 News | July 23, 2011
MISSOURI -- The numbers are in, and Missouri's unemployment rate is down by a tenth of a percent. Missouri is at 8.8 percent unemployed. It's the lowest unemployment has been since March of 2009, and for the past few years Missouri has been lower than the national average for unemployment. The spokesman for the Department of Economic Development Spokesman said between natural disasters, college graduates and high schoolers entering the workforce looking for summer and fulltime employment, it's impressive that Missouri hasn't seen a rise in unemployment.
NEWS
by Ky3 News | May 22, 2011
HALFWAY, Mo., -- The Plunkett family from Halfway, Missouri, has been selected to play their song, "Dreams You Give," in space. After a nationwide vote, their song has been chosen to wake up the crew on the space shuttle Endeavour on May 30th. The family's youtube video is a tribute to the NASA astronauts and the shuttle program.
NEWS
by KY3 News | January 16, 2011
KANSAS CITY -- A Kansas City bridge was reduced to a pile of rubble this weekend. The George Brett Bridge, which ran near Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums, was blown to bits Friday night. MoDot officials said the worn-out structure will be replaced with a new bridge that will be able to withstand the heavy flow of traffic in the area.
NEWS
Steve Grant and sgrant@ky3.com | June 3, 2011
If you're heading out after this broadcast, think about this. Could you pass the driver's test if you had to take it tomorrow. A new study by G-M-A-C Insurance finds one out of five motorists would fail the written part.                                                        The company’s national drivers teste showed Missouri driver's are among the smartest in the U-S, with an average score...
NEWS
June 6, 2011
   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A month packed with tornadoes and flooding has caused billions of dollars of damage in Missouri, and the economic effects may be felt for years.     Experts say insurance premiums are likely to increase for home and vehicle owners in Missouri.    Restaurants and retail shops in flooded areas are likely to see lower sales. Utility rates are likely to rise following a deadly tornado in Joplin. And Missouri's budget now is tens of millions of dollars deeper in the hole, which could force cuts to government services and schools.
NEWS
Chris Replogle, KY3 News and creplogle@ky3.com | April 12, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. - New Missouri Head Coach Frank Haith's top recruiting target has committed elsewhere. Scout.com is reporting Scott County Central combo-forward Otto Porter has given a verbal commitment to attend Georgetown University.  His decision follows a visit to the school.  Porter can officially sign his letter-of-intent beginning Thursday. The 6'9" high school star led the Braves to a Missouri state championship, defeating Dadeville 69-54.  Porter averaged nearly 30 points on the season.  He's ranked a four-star forward by Scout, Rivals and ESPN.
NEWS
by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | December 4, 2011
Eolia, Mo -- A fire has destroyed a technical school in northeast Missouri on Friday night. The fire broke out at the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia, which is about 70 miles north of St. Louis. More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze. The building is a total loss, but there are no reports of injuries. Several hundred students are enrolled at the school; administrators are working to relocate classes to a nearby middle school.
NEWS
Chad Plein, KY3 News and cplein@ky3.com | April 28, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Smoking could get more expensive as those seeking to raise Missouri's cigarette tax are expected to submit signatures this week to put the issue before voters. The tax proposal would increase the tax by 73-cents per pack - putting the extra money toward education and smoking prevention. The current tax is 17-cents per pack, the lowest in the nation.  Opponents say there are already several taxes on cigarettes.
NEWS
by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | January 8, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Fatal car accidents are at an all-time low in the Show-Me state. The Missouri Department of Transportation says the preliminary totals released show 773 deadly crashes in 2011. That 's down by 48 fatal crashes in 2010. The report means 2011 had the lowest number of fatal accidents since the 1940's. The highway safety director says this is the sixth year in a row the crash fatality rate has dropped, and gives credit to safer driving habits and law enforcement.
NEWS
by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | February 5, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY -- If one representative gets his way, all Missouri lawmakers could be subjected to random drug testing.  Rick Brattin, a Republican from Harrisonville, believes lawmakers should abide by the same standard as welfare recipients. Missouri lawmakers last year overwhelmingly approved legislation that mandated drug testing for some federal welfare recipients. The proposed legislation would require any lawmaker who tested positive for illegal substances to be removed from office and prohibited from running for any elected office for two years.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
by meteorologist Sarah Jones, KY3 News | September 24, 2013
      TONIGHT Upper 50s Partly to mostly cloudy. WEDNES Near 80° Mainly sunny. THURSDAY Low 80s Continued sunshine, slightly warmer. 12-hour forecast 24-hour forecast Satellite & Radar Feels Like Allergy Index Almanac   CLOUDS STAY OVERNIGHT An area of low pressure is moving over Missouri this evening and has allowed for the development of low level, shallow cumulus clouds.
Advertisement
NEWS
by Linda Russell, KY3 Reporter and Tom Schultheis, KY3 Photojournalist and Gene Hartley and lrussell@ky3.com | September 23, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City Utilities of Springfield said Monday that it is close to signing a contract to buy electricity from the state's largest solar energy farm after it's built in eastern Greene County.   The five-megawatt project could open late next spring on 40 acres that CU owns near its McCartney natural gas turbine between Springfield and Strafford. Strata Solar will own, operate and maintain the Solar Photovoltaic Energy System.  CU will buy all the available energy from it. "I think this is exciting for us.  This is exciting for all of our customers too, to be part of this ground-breaking initiative where we're going to have the largest solar power system in the state of Missouri," says Cara Shaefer, Director of Energey Management and Conservation at City Utilities.
NEWS
By: Shayla Patrick and spatrick@ky3.com | September 21, 2013
NIXA, Mo --  September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proves kids in the 'Show Me State' are making healthy improvements that are paying off. A new study finds childhood obesity rates have gone down one percentage point or more in about 19 states across the nation, including Missouri. The study looked closely at preschool age kids in low income families, and found the rates of obesity among kids in that demographic to be 12.9 percent state-wide.
NEWS
By Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | September 19, 2013
JEROME, Mo. - A man from Doolittle who served as a firefighter with Rolla Fire and Rescue died in a single-vehicle crash near Jerome early Thursday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Clarence S. Huffman, 42, died after his 2004 Chevrolet pickup traveled off the left side of eastbound Interstate 44, overcorrected and ran off the south side of the freeway, rolling the pickup several times down an embankment. Huffman was ejected from the pickup, according to a crash report.
NEWS
by Staff | September 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Fire crews extinguished a house fire in north Springfield this morning. Dispatchers received a call from the 800 block of West Poplar Street. We're told the home was vacant and no one was hurt in the fire. The home was in the process of calling down. Springfield fire marshal Randy Villines says the blaze was arson and is still under investigation. (This version of the story corrects the address that previously stated the call came from the 700 block of North Missouri Avenue.)
NEWS
edited news release | September 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Official enrollment for the Missouri State University system in the fall 2013 semester is a record 23,838 students.  The previous record was 23,092 in fall 2010. A total of 21,798 students are enrolled on the Springfield campus, up 739 students from 21,059 last fall.  Springfield students represent every Missouri county, every other state and the District of Columbia, and 85 other countries.  On the  West Plains campus , 2,123 students are enrolled, an increase of 21 students over last fall's total of 2,102.  Some 83 students are enrolled on both campuses; these students were only counted once in the system total.
NEWS
by Chris Brewer, web editor | September 18, 2013
BLUE EYE, Mo. -- A 22-year-old middle school teacher from Blue Eye died in a single-vehicle crash along Missouri 86 early Wednesday.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jordynn Brown was driving a 2004 Ford Focus when she took a curve too fast as she drove west on Missouri 86 just outside Blue Eye.  The patrol says she ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Southern Stone County Fire Protection District public information officer Eric Nielsen said a sheriff's deputy arrived at the wreck at roughly 6:15 a.m. near Honeydo Lane.  A passerby says she saw the crash about 6 a.m. and called 9-1-1.
NEWS
Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | September 16, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A motorcyclist died Sunday, a day after the driver of a pickup failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled in front of him, causing the two to collide. James S. Davis, 44, of Strafford, was traveling north on Highway 125 six miles east of Springfield on a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a 2008 Dodge pickup driven by a 24-year-old Walnut Grove man failed to stop and pulled into the path of Davis. A passenger on the motorcycle, Roberta A. Elliott, 45, of Mountain Grove, sustained serious injuries in the crash.
NEWS
by Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | September 16, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The search continues for vehicle titles and answers from a used car dealer who's locked up his shop.  It's a continuing frustration for people who never received titles to cars for which they paid months ago. Brandon Grimm, the general manager and owner of KB Motorsports, said on Sept. 5 that his customers would have those titles by now.  As of Monday, they still didn't. It all started with a disconnected telephone line and fed-up customers of KB Motorsports hoping to get answers.  Grimm showed up at his business and explained to a reporter on Sept.
NEWS
by meteorologist Sarah Jones, KY3 News | September 15, 2013
      TODAY Mid 80s Partly cloudy. Might see a few showers in central MO late today. TONIGHT Mid 60s Chance for rain in MO. MONDAY Upper 70s north, mid 80s south Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers and storms. 12-hour forecast 24-hour forecast Satellite & Radar Feels Like Allergy Index Almanac   WARMER THAN YESTERDAY Good Sunday morning.
KY3 Articles
|