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Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program Video included

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     Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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Noel Fire Department Reflects on Fallen Comrade Video included

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Garret Paiz, 38, sacrificed his life helping fight the massive wildfires raging throughout Northern California.

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Haggling Over Insurance Reimbursement Delays Goodman Elementary Rebuilding Effort Video included

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Rebuilding Goodman elementary could cost more than insurance will cover. On Monday,  the Neosho Board of Education saw preliminary plans for rebuilding with estimated cost at ten million dollars or more. Its insurance carrier offered nine point one million dollars. 

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Schuber-Mitchell's Preliminary Plat Receives Green Light from CJ Council Video included

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    Carl Junction city officials approve a preliminary plat for a new neighborhood in town, despite recent opposition.

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Columbus Residents Notified of Missing Mail Video included

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Some USPS customers take the news of the investigation with a grain of salt. "There's thousands and thousands and thousands of employees and every once in awhile you're going to get a bad one" says Jay Evans, a Columbus resident taking care of his mail. A former mail carrier in Columbus  is under investigation for failing to deliver the mail. "That is not indicative of the almost 500 thousand employees that we have that take the sanctity of the mail and protect th... More>>

Opioid Summit Shines Light on Deadly Addictions, Causes, & Possible Solutions

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More than four hundred turn out for summit on opioid abuse. 

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Packed City Council Agenda for Joplin, Including A Proposal for Joe Becker's Future

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    A packed agenda, tonight, for Joplin City Council members.     From more street projects, the latest involving the Hope Valley CID, even the possibility of Joplin having a new baseball team. The first major discussion on the list...Joe Becker Stadium and its possible future.  As the city is putting the finishing touches on new artificial turf at Joe Becker, Craig Puckett made a presentation to the council in partnership with a newly formed baseball l... More>>

Missouri Lawmakers Make Case to Bring New Amazon Headquarters to "Show Me State"

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St. Louis and Kansas are vying to be the home of Amazon HQ2, a more than $5 billion project from the online retailer.

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Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign for KS Governor Candidate

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Kris Kobach announced today that Donald Trump Jr. will be in Kansas on November 28th for a campaign fundraiser.

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Joplin Schools Wait for Response From FEMA Video included

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Less than 6 months after the Joplin tornado, the Joplin School District started rebuilding their schools. Now, the school district is still trying to come to a funding agreement with FEMA. "FEMA will only replace the value of what was lost, not the added value of the extra room and space that we rebuilt" says Joplin School Board President Jeff Koch. The Joplin School District has already paid for the rebuilding projects. But FEMA is a reimbursement agency that pays... More>>

Joplin Families Participate in Global Wave of Light Video included

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Jennifer Tharp lights a candle for  the 2 children she's lost, uniting with families across the globe on Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Remembrance Day. "At 7 p.m, in remembrance of those babies gone too soon and if you leave it lit for an hour in your time zone, it will be a continuous wave of light" says Tharp, who's the chapter coordinator of Joplin Area Share. The vigil started with encouraging words, then families could state their child's name and ... More>>

St. Bridget's Oktoberfest Video included

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Saint Bridget's church in Scammon celebrated its first ever Saint Boniface Oktoberfest. Saint Boniface is a German saint--so the parish celebrated the day with German foods like sauerkraut, cooked cabbage, bratwurst and bierocks. The church switched from its  traditional turkey dinner to an Oktoberfest celebration to try something new.

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Wines and Canines Combined for Halloween Fun in Fort Scott Video included

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It was an uncommon pairing in Fort Scott Sunday: wines and canines.  The Beaux Arts Centre Tasting Room hosted the event that included a howl-o-ween canine costume contest. 

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School Carnival Raises Funds for Wheelchair Ramp Video included

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Its carnival time in Pittsburg where the Meadowlark elementary parent/teachers organization is throwing the party. The PTO fall carnival offered an inflatable slide,bean bag and ring toss games and raffles. 

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Carthage Humane Society Sponsors Dog Show Video included

Dog show participant and owner await their turn. Dog show participant and owner await their turn.
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 Locals brought their four legged friends out to Central park to be judged in classes such as best costume and golden oldie. The event was sponsored by the Carthage Humane Society, which has been trying to turn things around since it came under fire in August for underweight animals.

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Porchfest Brings Music and Positive Vibe to North Heights Neighborhood Video included

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Local bands brought entertainment to a neighborhood with a goal of making it safer. Saturday night Porchfest featured eleven bands at homes in Joplin's North Heights neighborhood. 

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  • Former Tulsa Police Officer Convicted in Death of his Daughter's Boyfriend

    Former Tulsa Police Officer Convicted in Death of his Daughter's Boyfriend

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-10-19 05:14:47 GMT
          A former Tulsa Oklahoma police officer is convicted of first-degree manslaughter for the shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend.     Jurors reached a verdict for a lesser charge late Wednesday in ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's first-degree murder trial. The jury recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison.   Three previous trials had ended with hung juries.     Kepler was off-duty when he shot 19-...More >>
          A former Tulsa Oklahoma police officer is convicted of first-degree manslaughter for the shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend.     Jurors reached a verdict for a lesser charge late Wednesday in ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler's first-degree murder trial. The jury recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison.   Three previous trials had ended with hung juries.     Kepler was off-duty when he shot 19-...More >>
  • MSSU Fraternity Living in Boxes to Raise Funds for the Homeless

    MSSU Fraternity Living in Boxes to Raise Funds for the Homeless

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-10-19 04:35:23 GMT
    According to the most recent study by the National Association to End Homelessness more than 72-hundred Missourians are considered homeless.     That's a number the members of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Missouri Southern State University would like to see decrease dramatically.     So, over the course of 48 hours, they'll live in cardboard boxes.  The "Great Box Build-off" aims to raise awareness, and food donations for the four-state's home...More >>
    According to the most recent study by the National Association to End Homelessness more than 72-hundred Missourians are considered homeless.     That's a number the members of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Missouri Southern State University would like to see decrease dramatically.     So, over the course of 48 hours, they'll live in cardboard boxes.  The "Great Box Build-off" aims to raise awareness, and food donations for the four-state's home...More >>
  • Oklahoma Mental Health Agency to Cut Budget

    Oklahoma Mental Health Agency to Cut Budget

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-10-19 04:17:06 GMT
    The director of the agency that provides mental health and substance abuse services says outpatient programs provided to 189,000 Oklahomans will be eliminated and other services will be cut on Nov. 1 due to a state budget gap that's forcing a $75 million cut to the agency's budget.      Commissioner Terri White of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services said Wednesday the agency will have to cut its budget if state lawmakers don't fill a $2...More >>
    The director of the agency that provides mental health and substance abuse services says outpatient programs provided to 189,000 Oklahomans will be eliminated and other services will be cut on Nov. 1 due to a state budget gap that's forcing a $75 million cut to the agency's budget.      Commissioner Terri White of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services said Wednesday the agency will have to cut its budget if state lawmakers don't fill a $2...More >>
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  • Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program

    Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:03:59 GMT

         Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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         Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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  • Trumpet festival brings notable musicians to Pittsburg

    Trumpet festival brings notable musicians to Pittsburg

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-10-10 14:53:47 GMT

    Students, public to benefit through personal interaction and free concerts Ten years ago, trumpet professor Todd Hastings had a vision: To bring the world's leading trumpet artists and performers to the Pittsburg State University campus. His vision wasn't that far-fetched. Hastings, a musician who has played with the likes of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Aretha Franklin, Henry Mancini, and the Kansas City Symphony, has rubbed elbows with some of them at performances and conferences ac...

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    Students, public to benefit through personal interaction and free concerts Ten years ago, trumpet professor Todd Hastings had a vision: To bring the world's leading trumpet artists and performers to the Pittsburg State University campus. His vision wasn't that far-fetched. Hastings, a musician who has played with the likes of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Aretha Franklin, Henry Mancini, and the Kansas City Symphony, has rubbed elbows with some of them at performances and conferences ac...

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  • Haggling Over Insurance Reimbursement Delays Goodman Elementary Rebuilding Effort

    Haggling Over Insurance Reimbursement Delays Goodman Elementary Rebuilding Effort

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:07:13 GMT

    Rebuilding Goodman elementary could cost more than insurance will cover. On Monday,  the Neosho Board of Education saw preliminary plans for rebuilding with estimated cost at ten million dollars or more. Its insurance carrier offered nine point one million dollars. 

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    Rebuilding Goodman elementary could cost more than insurance will cover. On Monday,  the Neosho Board of Education saw preliminary plans for rebuilding with estimated cost at ten million dollars or more. Its insurance carrier offered nine point one million dollars. 

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