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The Joplin school district is beginning to seek building plans for a new nine-to 14-million dollar preschool and daycare center. The push for more early learning can create competition for those already in the preschool business. State law now only requires students to go to school at kindergarten age but many believe learning begins much earlier. And the Missouri house and senate are both considering bills to reimburse districts for some students taking pre-kindergarten classes. Preschool... More>>
Charges are filed today after a neighbor dispute sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Jennifer Crouch, 30, is facing three separate charges: assault in the second-degree, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. More>>
MODOT says when the project is completed in July, the future roundabout will filter the most traffic in Missouri. More>>
Thousands attend a play in Pittsburg centered around Autism and life with special needs. The play is called 'Snowflakes,' and put on by Pittsburg High School's Theater Department. This week students at Pittsburg High School are performing the play Snowflakes in an effort to shine light on autism and other special needs. And this year's Prom King Bryce Commons was there to lend a helping hand, by recording a video of himself to show students a little more about his life with autism. More>>
For years Kyle Rennie and his family have owned farm land in Cherokee County, Kansas. He says his taxes are getting out of hand.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says Carrie Njoroge turned herself into the Christian County Sheriff's then bonded out. According to the Probable Cause, the former Webb City High School choir teacher had a sexual relationship with a male student over a three month period. More>>
The accusations against a former Webb City teacher of having sex with a student triggered numerous Facebook posts on Wednesday. But the nature of the public's comments in cases like this, regardless of the victim's age, often hinge on whether the accused is male or female. More>>
The team owner says having the developer involved in the project didn't make sense. More>>
Three Joplin Police Officers put their bible trivia to the test to help Rebuild Joplin.The officers are set to compete on a bible-themed game show on the "Game Show Network".Brain Lewis, Shane Dotson and Matt Stewart are not only members of the Joplin Police Department. But thanks to the Game Show Network, you will soon see them representing "The Prayer Patrol" on the Third Season of the American Bible Challenge."We were excited about the possibility to go on a game show, and obviously being ... More>>
A celebration of life binds united two local families. The two families were brought together by the gift of an organ donation. More>>
Joplin's new independent professional baseball team The Blasters will soon call Joe Becker Stadium home, but stadium developments might have hit a small road block. Property developer Michael Wray is no longer a partner with the team's owner, the Suarez Group. Wray was originally hired to construct parking lots and retail plaza in front of the stadium. More>>
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in 2011, after receiving information that Melissa Coles, 37 of Weir, Kansas, had committed illegal sexual acts with a child under the age of 14. The offenses occurred between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. More>>
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