Fire Warnings Issued For Six States In Nation’s Midsection

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings for six states in the nation’s midsection. The Red Flag warnings issued Friday include most of Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, southern Kansas, northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado and southeastern Missouri. Oklahoma Forestry Services has already requested and received firefighters and equipment from Alabama,…

Missouri Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Ethics Commission

By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri lawmakers on Thursday raised concerns that Republican Gov. Eric Greitens now has the power to appoint new members to a state ethics panel that’s currently reviewing a complaint against him. The six-member Missouri Ethics Commission will lack a quorum after Thursday, when three members’…

Josh Hawley Kicks Off Campaign For His U.S. Senate Bid

Chesterfield, MO  (KTRS)  Josh Hawley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate is officially underway. The Missouri Republican launched his run with a three stop tour in the state on Tuesday. The Missouri Attorney General’s last stop was in Chesterfield. Speaking to over 100 supporters, Hawley attacked incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. “I know that Missouri is…

Wild Weather, In Varying Forms, Across Missouri & Kansas

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents throughout much of Missouri and Kansas will be dealing with potentially dangerous weather conditions on Tuesday, but in wildly varying forms. Freezing rain was falling in parts of Kansas Tuesday morning, with several accidents reported. Schools in some parts of Kansas and western Missouri extended the President’s Day weekend to…

Missouri Bill To Allow Faculty To Carry Guns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities designate full-time faculty as “campus protection officers” who can carry concealed weapons. Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday with hopes of college campus safety in an age of increasingly frequent mass shootings,…