KSMU http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Do Missouri Tickets Have A Better Shot At Winning The Powerball? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/do-missouri-tickets-have-better-shot-winning-powerball <p>Yes, the Powerball is getting high - <a href="http://www.powerball.com/pb_home.asp">very high</a> - $550 million. And <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/11/28/166061960/winning-powerball-its-more-likely-a-vending-machine-will-kill-you">NPR says</a> your chances of being killed by a vending machine are higher than your chances of winning.</p><p>But could buying a ticket in the "Show-Me" state give you a leg up?&nbsp;</p><p>If you believe that a state's track record of winning tickets has something to do with it, then maybe - though the odds, in fact, favor no one.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:14:43 +0000 Kelsey Proud & KSMU 6863 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Do Missouri Tickets Have A Better Shot At Winning The Powerball? Only Joplin, Mo. mosque burns to the ground, cause of fire unknown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/only-joplin-mo-mosque-burns-ground-cause-fire-unknown <p></p><p><em>KSMU&#39;s Jennifer Davidson reported for this story.</em></p><p>The only mosque in Joplin, Mo. has burned to the ground.&nbsp; The cause of the fire is still unknown. &nbsp;The loss of property leaves the Islamic community there without a place of worship in its most sacred time of the year, Ramadan.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:23:04 +0000 KSMU 4263 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Only Joplin, Mo. mosque burns to the ground, cause of fire unknown Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-july-25-2012 <p><strong>Nixon announces emergency assistance for farmers</strong></p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Springfield Tuesday to announce emergency assistance to farmers who need access to water. At the Springfield Livestock Market, Nixon outlined a plan to make more state dollars available faster to farmers. An existing cost-share program is expanding. The state will pay 90 percent of the cost of deepening or drilling wells; previously, the state had covered 75 percent of the cost.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:32:50 +0000 Julie Bierach, KSMU, The Associated Press & Maria Altman 4178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 In Joplin, President Obama urges students to 'pay it forward' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-president-obama-urges-students-pay-it-forward <p><em>KSMU&#39;s Missy Shelton contributed reporting for this story.</em></p><p>A commencement address from President Barack Obama capped a difficult year for the Joplin High School class of 2012.</p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/joplin-tornado">An EF-5 tornado</a> struck the southwestern Missouri town a year ago today, killing 161 people and injuring hundreds more. The storm destroyed five school buildings, including the high school. Students attended their senior year classes in a converted big box store.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 11:41:35 +0000 KSMU 3757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Joplin, President Obama urges students to 'pay it forward' Trade with Brazil in focus for both Nixon, Quinn this month http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trade-brazil-focus-both-nixon-quinn-month <p><em>Reporting from KSMU&#39;s Jennifer Moore used in this report.</em></p><p>As we <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-april-3-2012">mentioned this morning</a>, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will travel to Brazil this month on a trade mission. The trip comes on the heels of the news that Missouri saw its strongest year ever for exports in 2011.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:12:15 +0000 KSMU & The Associated Press 3423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trade with Brazil in focus for both Nixon, Quinn this month Danforth to lead fundraising effort for Joplin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/danforth-lead-fundraising-effort-joplin <p>A former Republican Senator from Missouri is leading a new non-profit organization that will offer business loans to businesses who want to build or expand in Joplin.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:17:19 +0000 KSMU 1463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Danforth to lead fundraising effort for Joplin ‘Angels of Mercy’: Scenes of heroism, lessons learned emerge from hospital destroyed by tornado http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/%E2%80%98angels-mercy%E2%80%99-scenes-heroism-lessons-learned-emerge-hospital-destroyed-tornado <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-970685.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-970685.mp3</a></p><p><em>A feature from KSMU&#39;s Jennifer Moore</em></p><p>Scenes of heroism during and after Joplin&rsquo;s Sunday tornado are beginning to trickle out &ndash;and no scene is more gripping than what happened inside the nine-story St. John&rsquo;s Regional Medical Center when the EF5 tornado began to wreak havoc on the roof, windows, and electricity of the hospital.&nbsp;</p><p>As KSMU&rsquo;s Jennifer Moore reports, a mostly female staff managed to evacuate the entire hospital within 90 minutes of the tornado.</p><p><strong> Thu, 26 May 2011 18:26:35 +0000 KSMU 1309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘Angels of Mercy’: Scenes of heroism, lessons learned emerge from hospital destroyed by tornado