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ODEQ Plans to Clean More Lead from Ottawa County Yards and Driveways Video included

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Jo and her son Tim have lived in Commerce for most lives. "Some kids suffer from having lead in their blood. So i think it's a good thing for people to be tested" says Jo. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality just submitted the contract for a contractor to test Ottawa County resident's yards for lead at the end of the month. "If you call and want your yard tested then we'll come out and test for lead. It's not all chemicals that we test for we on because th...

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Crowder & BEI Begin Electrical Apprenticeship Video included

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     Crowder College has teamed up with a local business to create an apprenticeship program that could be the first of many. Officials said it's a win-win for companies and students.  

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Police Union Says Joplin Police Department Has Safety Liability Video included

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"Serving with pride" is the Joplin Police Department's motto.  But a letter from Joplin's Fraternal Order of Police says there are sacrifices behind that service with pride.

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Cherokee County Budget Hearing Video included

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Residents from Cherokee County gather at the public budget hearing, hoping to know more about where their tax dollars are going. Potential tax increases have local farmers like Laura Atkinson cautious. "Hopefully the farmers will look into this a little more and realize how much their taxes are going to increase this year. I don't want them to get sticker shock when they get their statements. So i hope they get a little more involved in it" says Laura Atkinson, a local farme... More>>

New Dorms At Labette Community College

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    Students across the region are settling in to their dorm rooms for the fall semester.     But for students and faculty at Labette Community College in Parsons, this move-in day has special meaning. When Zachary Lintzen came to Labette Community College last year, living on campus, wasn't an option. Lintzen: "I lived in a small two bedroom apartment on the other side of town, it was kinda far from campus so it was difficult to travel back and forth to ... More>>

MSSU Holds Inaugural Green Coat Ceremony Video included

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You may have heard of a white coat ceremony. The signal of the start of medical school, but this is a bit different. Missouri Southern State University officials gave each student a green jacket as a symbol of the start of their undergrad career. "Students will enter into school this fall, they'll receive their bachelor's degree in biology in 3 years" says Dr.. Donna Johnson , the director of the Yours to Lose program. But their education doesn't end there. Their... More>>

Joplin Takes a Stand against Racism

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Community leaders held a rally against racism Friday night in response to the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Report: Missouri Has More 'Hate Groups' Than Kansas & Oklahoma Combined Video included

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     According to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center" the state of Missouri has more hate groups than Kansas and Oklahoma combined.      But local officials say *positive* groups are more common in the area. Charlottesville, Virginia.  these disturbing scenes painted an unpleasant picture of the racial divisions in our country. A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center outlines the number of hate groups in each state across t... More>>

Online Retailer Amazon Issues Safety Alert For Eclipse Glasses Video included

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"I was born and I had perfect eyesight.  I don't want to ruin it," says one understanding student from Baxter Springs, KS.

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Solar Eclipse Enthusiast

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    You're probably familiar with the phrase, 'What would you do for a Klondike Bar', but, for one Joplin woman and her family, it's 'What would you do for a solar eclipse?' Libby Burleson was first introduced to solar eclipse 'mania' in 2002.     Her mother saw the craze and started a business, specializing in 'eclipse cruises'.     That's when Libby and her family loaded up on a ten day journey to the middle of the ocean, just to see the ... More>>

Joplin New Superintendent Welcomes Students, Teachers Hint to Better Morale Video included

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It’s the first day of school in Joplin where the new superintendent was out welcoming back students and faculty At South Middle School Melinda Moss greeted sixth graders with high fives. 

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Search for Eclipse Viewing Glasses Becoming More Dim Video included

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If you haven't gotten your eclipse glasses yet, your options might be as low as the light will be during the eclipse. "Recently, they have just depleted. We do not have any more eclipse solar glasses" Phones have been ringing off the hook at Kirkland's home. "We've gotten 50 to 100 calls a day looking for these glasses and there's no place for us to send them because we just don't have anywhere to send them" says Chris Lathem from Kirkland's Home. Some stores have ... More>>

Keeping Kids Safe in Cherokee County Video included

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You can't be with your kid 24 hours a day but thanks to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, you can keep a digital eye on their surroundings. 

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Wyandotte Schools Starts School Year with New Food Menu Mobile App Video included

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        School districts using OPAA! food service will have access to the Nutrislice menu app that Wyandotte administrators believe will have a huge impact on the food program.          

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INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield Negotiations Video included

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It's an agreement that needs to be made by August 31st. A contract is in a stalemate between INTEGRIS Health" and "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma". If INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma do not come to an agreement on a contract soon, it means the two companies will become out of network with each other. INTEGRIS requested a 3 percent rate increase from Blue Cross, but the insurance company denied it. In a statement from &quo... More>>

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  • Titanic Event @ Joplin Public Library - September 15th

    Titanic Event @ Joplin Public Library - September 15th

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:47:47 GMT
    Joplin Public Library is pleased to announce a Titanic Event!  will be held on Friday, September 15. Characters from the Branson Titanic Museum will walk the halls of Joplin Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m., educating children in 1st through 5th grade about their adventures on the fated voyage. A brief story will proceed an opportunity for participants to make their own headline, build an acrostic poem, sink their own boat, and more. A family admission to the museu...More >>
    Joplin Public Library is pleased to announce a Titanic Event!  will be held on Friday, September 15. Characters from the Branson Titanic Museum will walk the halls of Joplin Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m., educating children in 1st through 5th grade about their adventures on the fated voyage. A brief story will proceed an opportunity for participants to make their own headline, build an acrostic poem, sink their own boat, and more. A family admission to the museu...More >>
  • Governor Greitens issues stay of execution, appoints Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry in Marcellus Williams Case

    Governor Greitens issues stay of execution, appoints Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry in Marcellus Williams Case

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-08-22 19:26:32 GMT

    In 2001, a jury convicted Marcellus Williams of the first-degree murder of Felicia Gayle. Williams was sentenced to death. DNA testing of the murder weapon, conducted in 2016, was inconclusive. In furtherance of the Governor’s constitutional power to grant pardons and executive clemency, state law gives the Governor exclusive discretion to appoint a Board of Inquiry to gather information and make a report to the Governor as to whether or not a person condemned to death should b...

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    In 2001, a jury convicted Marcellus Williams of the first-degree murder of Felicia Gayle. Williams was sentenced to death. DNA testing of the murder weapon, conducted in 2016, was inconclusive. In furtherance of the Governor’s constitutional power to grant pardons and executive clemency, state law gives the Governor exclusive discretion to appoint a Board of Inquiry to gather information and make a report to the Governor as to whether or not a person condemned to death should b...

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  • GPDA Boil Order Does Not Include City of Parsons

    GPDA Boil Order Does Not Include City of Parsons

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-22 18:00:54 GMT

    The City of Parsons is clarifying a release issued August 21, 2017 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in which a boil order was issued for the Great Plains Development Authority (GPDA). The release was incorrect in stating that the GPDA was within the City limits of Parsons. Subsequently, this report has led residents to believe the boil order extended to the City. The City of Parsons is not under a boil order as the GPDA lies outside the City limits and has its own...

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    The City of Parsons is clarifying a release issued August 21, 2017 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in which a boil order was issued for the Great Plains Development Authority (GPDA). The release was incorrect in stating that the GPDA was within the City limits of Parsons. Subsequently, this report has led residents to believe the boil order extended to the City. The City of Parsons is not under a boil order as the GPDA lies outside the City limits and has its own...

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  • Police Union Says Joplin Police Department Has Safety Liability

    Police Union Says Joplin Police Department Has Safety Liability

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:29:34 GMT

    "Serving with pride" is the Joplin Police Department's motto.  But a letter from Joplin's Fraternal Order of Police says there are sacrifices behind that service with pride.

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    "Serving with pride" is the Joplin Police Department's motto.  But a letter from Joplin's Fraternal Order of Police says there are sacrifices behind that service with pride.

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  • Governor Greitens issues stay of execution, appoints Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry in Marcellus Williams Case

    Governor Greitens issues stay of execution, appoints Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry in Marcellus Williams Case

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-08-22 19:26:32 GMT

    In 2001, a jury convicted Marcellus Williams of the first-degree murder of Felicia Gayle. Williams was sentenced to death. DNA testing of the murder weapon, conducted in 2016, was inconclusive. In furtherance of the Governor’s constitutional power to grant pardons and executive clemency, state law gives the Governor exclusive discretion to appoint a Board of Inquiry to gather information and make a report to the Governor as to whether or not a person condemned to death should b...

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    In 2001, a jury convicted Marcellus Williams of the first-degree murder of Felicia Gayle. Williams was sentenced to death. DNA testing of the murder weapon, conducted in 2016, was inconclusive. In furtherance of the Governor’s constitutional power to grant pardons and executive clemency, state law gives the Governor exclusive discretion to appoint a Board of Inquiry to gather information and make a report to the Governor as to whether or not a person condemned to death should b...

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