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  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list 04/20/2018
    by Jim Salter, AP ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the first-term governor’s legal woes. The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge […]
    The Associated Press
  • Missouri legislature approves several election changes 04/20/2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Legislature has approved a bill that makes several changes to local elections. The proposal approved Thursday would allow voters to request absentee ballots by email, removes a barrier to run as an independent candidate and changes the amount of time candidates would have to get their names on […]
    The Associated Press
  • Missouri designates $3M for sexual assault evidence testing 04/20/2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are dedicating $3 million to help address the state’s backlog of sexual assault evidence kits. The Columbia Missourian reports that the Senate Appropriations Committee designated the federal funds to the Attorney General’s Office Wednesday. Republican Sen. Caleb Rowden of Columbia proposed the budget amendment. The budget will now […]
    The Associated Press
  • Tuition, fees increase at MSU-West Plains for 2018-19 04/20/2018
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — University officials say tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year will increase for students at Missouri State University-West Plains, but the amount of the increase will depend on whether the state appropriation for the Missouri State University System’s operating budget remains the same as this year. At the most recent executive committee […]
  • Two charged after burglaries in Licking 04/20/2018
    LICKING, Mo. — Two Licking residents are being accused of burglarizing two businesses in the city. Officers were dispatched to PJ’s Cafe and Triplett’s General Merchandise on Highway 32 in Licking on Wednesday, April 18. Both locations reported cash and merchandise stolen. Police chief Scott Lindsey says two suspects, identified as 18-year-old Brandon Tharp and […]
    Ed Button


  • Thomas Rhett: A Sucker for a Good, Sad Song 04/20/2018
    “Marry Me” is sad enough as a song. But then the video? I can barely get one minute in — when Thomas Rhett reveals that she wants to get married, but just not to him — before the tears kick in. Embedded from So when I talked to Thomas Rhett about the video after... […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • Kelly Clarkson Doesn’t Seek Validation Through Likes 04/20/2018
    As if we all needed another reason to absolutely adore Kelly Clarkson — now the singer and superstar mom is getting brutally honest about life lived through apps and social networks. In People’s “Most Beautiful” issue, Clarkson just laid it all out there, her feelings on a world obsessed with posting online. “I am one... […]
    Samantha Stephens
  • Hot 20: Rodney Atkins Details First New Album in Seven Years 04/20/2018
    When Rodney Atkins sat down with CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s Katie Cook, it had been a while since the two had talked about new music. “Caught Up in the Country” is the lead single from what will be Atkins’ first collection of new music in seven years. The project started in 2014, and he says... […] Staff
  • Carrie Underwood Isn’t Immune to Life’s Ugly Moments 04/20/2018
    She sings about it in her new song “Cry Pretty,” but now Carrie Underwood is also explaining what the emotions behind the song mean for her. “As humans, we’re expected to have our crap together all the time. And being a mom and a wife and trying to navigate all that we do, every once... […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • PHOTOS: Shooting Pool with John Prine 04/20/2018
    Only a legend like John Prine could bring Chris Isaak, Shooter Jennings, Dan Auerbach and Nashville’s former mayor Megan Barry together for an evening of shooting pool. On Wednesday (April 18), Prine, 71, and his label Oh Boy Records took over the city’s Melrose Billiard Parlor for a private party to celebrate the April 13... […]
    Lauren Tingle