Michele Skalicky

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says drought conditions exist throughout much of the state.  Because of that, it’s decided to offer a special overwidth hauling permit to help farmers and ranchers move hay. Loads must be of legal height, length and weight. According to MODOT, permits can be requested via phone and will, in most cases, be issued within minutes via fax or email. The $32 permit fee will be waived through Oct. 31.

A 12-year study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that bug-borne diseases more than tripled across the U.S. from 2004 to 2016.  During that time, nine new bug-borne diseases were introduced.

In advance of President Donald Trump's visit to Springfield,the Missouri Democratic Party is calling on the country's leader to not make cuts to healthcare.

Parker Atchley is your typical four-year-old in many ways.  He’s shy at first but usually opens up after he gets to know you, he loves anything with wheels, baseball and splashing in water, and he sticks pretty close to his mom, but a grandma will do if mom’s not available. 

He’s an adorable, blonde boy with dark-rimmed glasses and a stare that makes you feel like he’s thoroughly assessing you but that also melts your heart.

He also is suffering from a rare disease—or at least a disease that only a few have been diagnosed with so far. 

Veterans’ homes in Missouri will receive more than $33 million for repairs and renovations under legislation signed by Governor Jay Nixon today in Springfield.  House Bills 17, 18 and 19 will provide bonding funding for capital improvement projects at Missouri’s eight veterans’