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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>>

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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

Kris Kobach Kris Kobach
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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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Make-up Artist Teaches Kids How to Turn Themselves into Zombies Video included

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The Joplin public library offered much more than books to youth ready for Halloween. Something creepy was being created there Saturday afternoon.. 

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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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Latino Festival Raises Money For Hurricane Disaster Relief Video included

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Proceeds are going to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries organization.

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Barbeque Benefit Held For Law Enforcement Burn Survivor Video included

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All funds will go directly to help Officer Hamilton's family and pay for his medical expenses.

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Carthage Substitute Teacher Removed From Carthage Schools Video included

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Sarah Cardwell got a shocking message from the school informing her that her daughter and one other student's mouths had been taped shut with scotch tape during class. "I was livid and I was scared. my daughter is almost 9 and she is the sweetest kindest little soul you could come across" says Cardwell. Although she was upset, she was impressed at how the school staff handled the situation. Cardwell says when the children were sent to art class with their mout... More>>

New Duplexes, Strip Malls, Restaurants, Atwoods Store, Motel Heading to Webb City Retail District Video included

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"It was brought to our attention, a couple of months ago, that Atwoods was looking for a new location, outside the city limits of Webb City."

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Baxter Springs Man Charged With Murder Video included

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COLUMBUS—Murder charges have been filed against Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 49, of Baxter Springs, following the September 30th, 2017 incident which resulted in the death of Sharon Horn, 65, and injured three Baxter Springs Police Officers. In a complaint filed in Cherokee County District Court, County Attorney Jake Conard charged Ortberg with eight felony offenses, including premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burg...

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  • Independence man charged with stabbing father near Sheldon, MO

    Independence man charged with stabbing father near Sheldon, MO

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-10-17 18:18:59 GMT
    Richard KirkhamRichard Kirkham
    An Independence man is in custody after deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the early morning hours of Monday, October 16th. According to Sheriff’s Office Officials, the incident took place on 1725 Road near Sheldon Mo where the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Richard A Kirkham, was arrested at the scene of the incident. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher says Kirkham was the son of the victim and believes the stabbing took place after Kirkham broke int...More >>
    An Independence man is in custody after deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the early morning hours of Monday, October 16th. According to Sheriff’s Office Officials, the incident took place on 1725 Road near Sheldon Mo where the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Richard A Kirkham, was arrested at the scene of the incident. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher says Kirkham was the son of the victim and believes the stabbing took place after Kirkham broke int...More >>
  • KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:36:25 GMT

    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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  • Red Cross Training

    Red Cross Training

    Red Cross Training

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:24:49 GMT
    The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri has announced dates and locations for disaster training.  Volunteers interested in becoming a part of the chapter's Disaster Action Team or Client Casework Team must be over 18-years-old, registered through the Red Cross website, and passed a criminal background check. Disaster training sessions include an overview of disaster services and lessons on how to respond to disasters and events within their community such as a home fire...More >>
    The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri has announced dates and locations for disaster training.  Volunteers interested in becoming a part of the chapter's Disaster Action Team or Client Casework Team must be over 18-years-old, registered through the Red Cross website, and passed a criminal background check. Disaster training sessions include an overview of disaster services and lessons on how to respond to disasters and events within their community such as a home fire...More >>
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  • Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign for KS Governor Candidate

    Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign for KS Governor Candidate

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:17:29 GMT
    Kris KobachKris Kobach

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

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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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  • New Documentary of Southeast Kansas Serial Killer Family

    New Documentary of Southeast Kansas Serial Killer Family

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 1:42 AM EDT2017-08-02 05:42:02 GMT
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    It's called "Bender."  The new film is available on DVD, cable on demand, and online through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

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    It's called "Bender."  The new film is available on DVD, cable on demand, and online through iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

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  • KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    KanCare Extension

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:36:25 GMT

    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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    The Kansas Medicaid program has received permission to operate for another 12 months.  It was set to expire at the end of 2017.

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  • NEO Women's Soccer Falls to Redland College

    NEO Women's Soccer Falls to Redland College

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:11:42 GMT

    After suffering a 5-1 Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference loss last Thursday at No. 11 ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa, the Lady Norse dropped a 4-1 conference decision on Sunday at Redland College in Midwest City.

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    After suffering a 5-1 Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference loss last Thursday at No. 11 ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa, the Lady Norse dropped a 4-1 conference decision on Sunday at Redland College in Midwest City.

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  • NEO Men's Soccer Gets Shut Out by East Central

    NEO Men's Soccer Gets Shut Out by East Central

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:12:41 GMT

    After dropping a 3-1 decision at Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa last Thursday, the Norsemen earned a 3-0 shutout over St. Charles Community College in Cottelville, Missouri on Saturday. Traveling to Union, Missouri on Sunday, the Golden Norsemen suffered a 3-0 loss to East Central College.

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    After dropping a 3-1 decision at Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa last Thursday, the Norsemen earned a 3-0 shutout over St. Charles Community College in Cottelville, Missouri on Saturday. Traveling to Union, Missouri on Sunday, the Golden Norsemen suffered a 3-0 loss to East Central College.

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  • Southern Golf in 13th After Day One at Washburn

    Southern Golf in 13th After Day One at Washburn

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-10-17 17:14:17 GMT

    The Missouri Southern golf team sits in a tie for 13th place after day one of the 2017 Washburn Fall Invitational from Topeka Country Club.

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    The Missouri Southern golf team sits in a tie for 13th place after day one of the 2017 Washburn Fall Invitational from Topeka Country Club.

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