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Joplin High School to celebrate opening with record-long ribbon Video included

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The doors to the new Joplin High School will open for students on August 25, making the once far away finish line for the rebuilding work very close.
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Local food pantries struggle to meet increased demands Video included

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With the ending of free summer lunch programs, local food pantries are seeing an increase in demand. More>>

Man and his rescued dog stop in Joplin along cross-country trip Video included

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Missouri is the 24th state he's crossed. More>>

Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage Video included

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According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year. More>>

Postal Railcar Moves to Redings Mill to Become Ice Cream Shop Video included

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From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town. More>>

MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

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Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert.  More>>

Nearly 500 Cherokee County residents turn out to another public meeting on proposed landfill Video included

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Cherokee County residents concerned about a proposed landfill hold another public meeting. Around 500 people turned out tonight to Riverton High School. The audience was encouraged to sign two petitions. More>>

Visually impaired kids aim for the bull's-eye at Trek Tech Camp Video included

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Some say it takes perfect vision to hit the bull's-eye in archery, but that was not the case for the visually impaired and blind children at Trek Tech Camp this week at the Greenbush Retreat Center outside Girard, Kansas. More>>

Legal Ruling Victory for Former Picher, OK Residents Wanting Class Action Lawsuit Against Appraisal co.

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A Court victory for former Picher, Oklahoma residents. A federal court rules that a class action lawsuit by the former Picher residents against the company that did appraisals in the town buyout can move forward. The ruling Thursday affirms a lower courts decision. The more than two hundred-fifty residents can sue collectively. The voluntary buyout involved nearly nine hundred properties and cost nearly $45 million dollars. Residents contend the appraisal company undervalued properties prior ... More>>

Cassville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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A Cassville, Missouri man is dead after losing control of his motorcycle while passing another vehicle. The bike left the road and overturned ejecting him. 60 year old Mickey Austin was killed around Noon Saturday in the crash about three miles south of Cassville on Highway 112. More>>

Dance enthusiasts gather in Pittsburg for National Dance Day event

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Hosted by the the Y Academy of Dance at the Pittsburg Family YMCA, the half-day event attracted participants of all ages to move to the music.National Dance Day was founded in 2010 by the founder of the show "So You Think You Can Dance. More>>

Four State kids make peanut milk while learning about George Washington Carver's influence today Video included

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Some kids in the Four States now know how to make their own peanut milk, a firsthand learning experience of George Washington Carver's laboratory experiments. More>>

Carthage Crisis Center serves both victims of violence and heat

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The Carthage Crisis Center is serving both victims of violence and heat. The center relies completely on contributions, such as the $835 donation given this morning by the Southwest Missouri Stang Gang. More>>

Screening clinic held to determine whether children are eligible for treatment at Shriner's Hospital

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In conjunction with today's Kansas Shrine Bowl, some children in the Four States got screened to see if they are eligible for treatment at a Shriner's hospital. Each child who attended the screening clinic this morning at Mirza Shrine Temple in Pittsburg had an exam with a doctor at no cost. More>>

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  • Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage

    Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:26:17 GMT
    According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year.More >>
    According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year.More >>
  • Postal Railcar Moves to Redings Mill to Become Ice Cream Shop

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:05:55 GMT
    From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town.More >>
    From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town.More >>
  • Names released from Joplin prostitution sting; 11 arrested

    Names released from Joplin prostitution sting; 11 arrested

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-06-04 15:26:53 GMT
    Wednesday, June 4 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-06-04 23:41:01 GMT
    JPD: "During this operation the Investigations Bureau arrested two females for prostitution and also arrested nine males for soliciting prostitution. One of the males was also arrested for resisting arrest."More >>
    JPD: "During this operation the Investigations Bureau arrested two females for prostitution and also arrested nine males for soliciting prostitution. One of the males was also arrested for resisting arrest."More >>
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  • MIAA announces partnership with Stretch Internet(R) for web streaming

    MIAA announces partnership with Stretch Internet(R) for web streaming

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:07:27 GMT

    The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association has announced a partnership with Stretch Internet® to provide streaming of conference events. Stretch will partner with the league and members institutions to broadcast all conference football and men’s and women’s basketball games as well as selected other conference events. .
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    The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association has announced a partnership with Stretch Internet® to provide streaming of conference events. Stretch will partner with the league and members institutions to broadcast all conference football and men’s and women’s basketball games as well as selected other conference events. .
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  • Pitt State Football to Host Fifth Annual Ladies Night at the Pitt

    Pitt State Football to Host Fifth Annual Ladies Night at the Pitt

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:06:11 GMT
     Pittsburg State football will host its Fifth Annual Ladies Night at the Pitt on Saturday, August 16 beginning at 5 p.m.More >>
     Pittsburg State football will host its Fifth Annual Ladies Night at the Pitt on Saturday, August 16 beginning at 5 p.m.More >>
  • Sam Bradford: Yet another make or break season

    Sam Bradford: Yet another make or break season

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:28:28 GMT
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads.Bradford can't remember when that wasn't perceived to be the case, and he tries to ignore low outside expectations that include a fantasy rating in the bottom half of NFL quarterbacks and other assorted doubts. He's as e...More >>
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads.Bradford can't remember when that wasn't perceived to be the case, and he tries to ignore low outside expectations that include a fantasy rating in the bottom half of NFL quarterbacks and other assorted doubts. He's as e...More >>
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