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Seneca Prepares to Lose Second Largest Employer

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"The paint is not even dry on this deal yet, and we're all standing around shaking our heads."

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Mid City Renaissance Project Ready to Go in Pittsburg

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After 16 months of planning, the city of Pittsburg has a final version of its proposed Mid City Renaissance Project.

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School Bus Stop Removed Near Sex Offenders' Home Video included

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The Neosho School District promises change after questions about children's safety at a bus stop.

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Miami Road Construction is Right Around the Corner Video included

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The Ottawa county roads are continuing their journey to better driving, starting this June. "As far as the school roads and some of these back streets..we live over there by the college and it needs really bad repair." says Miami local Stephen Smith. The days of using the bond money from 2011 are over and the county is on to using the money awarded for the 2016 & 17 fiscal budget. Miami Public Works director Alicia Hogan says, "There was an ordinance that city co...

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President's Budget Proposal Includes Cuts for Food Stamps

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The President's proposed budget was unveiled yesterday.      In it: 150-billion dollars in proposed cuts to the "food stamp program" over the next 10 years. Hoover: "If they cut it down, I will probably lose my benefits altogether." Stachia Hoover is worried that the new proposed government budget includes a major slash to the food stamp program. Hoover: "I don't even have enough food stamps to completely supply my house, i know that's not... More>>

Joplin Fire Department Grant

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The Joplin Fire Department receives a grant for nearly $300,000.                 It came from state grants that are now extended to last through 2023. Furgerson: "There's nobody else in the city that does what we do, so anytime that we can get those grants to support those efforts, it's huge." Those efforts include being on the front line of, everything. Furgerson: "We are truly an all-hazards d...

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New Joplin Budget Method Identifies $6 Million With No or Little Direct Impact to Community Video included

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Better use of the money will be discussed among City officials and perhaps during open meetings with residents.

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Carthage Schools Renovates Medical Building to Become Autism Center Video included

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Multiple school districts will get services needed for students with autism closer to home. This as an old medical building in Carthage is renovated into an autism center for the next school year.

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Mom's FB Post Prompts JPD Investigation Video included

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 A social media post prompts a police investigation in Joplin.
      The police investigation did not find an abduction attempt but officials say they take all social media tips seriously.

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Animal Issue in Yates Center

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A Yates Center, Kansas woman says the goats in the yard next to the house she rents have been dying due to negligence. The owner of the goats says the situation isn't that simple. 

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Sixth Anniversary of Joplin Tornado Comes with Changes Video included

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Once a year, it seems, on May 22nd, even the little things you can experience at Cunningham Park mean so much more to enjoy while you have the opportunity.

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MO Governor Plans Capitol Rally; Pushing Steel Mill Bill

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Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City next week and the Governor is  promoting a bill they'll address. It's called the steel mill bill.  T

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Joplin Memorial Run 2017

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Monday marks the six year anniversary of the Joplin tornado. The Joplin Memorial Run kicked off early this morning on Joplin Avenue as part of a weekend of remembrance. It started with 161 seconds of silence -- and 161 balloons entering the grey sky, a tribute to the 161 lives lost -- and an important reminder for the reason behind the run. Barnes: "Just that it touches them, that they feel it, and, they always remember those lives that were lost." Brendon Barnes is part o...

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Quapaw Tribe receives EPA Grant

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            The EPA grants four million dollars to the Quapaw tribe to help with mine waste cleanup. The four million dollars will help the tribe with cleanup west of Picher. A small step compared to the last 5 years of work. Kent: "We've cleaned up over a million tons of chat, we've remediated several hundred acres of land and put it back into use by the tribe." It’s an incredible amount of work -- requiring help... More>>

Valedictorian Questions in Carl Junction Video included

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Commencement for Carl Junction High School will take place on Saturday. But one graduating senior feels the school's policy for determining the valedictorian needs a major overhaul. 

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Two Students Seriously Injured After Inflatable Play Area Blows Away Video included

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One student hit a tree limb.

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More Details Emerge Behind $151 Million Lawsuit Against Jail; Sheriff's Office; County Commissioners Video included

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"We think that (lawsuit) will wake people up."

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Joplin Seeks More TIF Money: Recovery TIF Under Fire Video included

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     The city of Joplin will seek to add about a million dollars to the 1717 Marketplace TIF (tax increment financing) District for improvements to the intersection at 15th and Rangeline. 

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Doctors And Families Learn More About Caffeine Dangers

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"As parents, you definitely get worried, because you hear of stories of just tragic stories, the stuff that's in energy drinks affecting young people and even taking their lives." Matt Miller plays with his sixteen month old daughter, Dani, in Pittsburg. He says he's doing what he can to make sure his kids understand that too much of a seemingly good thing, like energy drinks, can be deadly. "I think it's definitely moderation, what helps, but we just don't allow the ...

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Flood Survivors Want More Help from Emergency Management Video included

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"There should be a store front, in the center of Neosho, set up especially for emergency services."

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Don's Cold Storage to Double in Size: Expansion to Add Jobs Video included

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A fifteen million dollar expansion is underway at a local warehousing company. Adding more than one hundred thousand square feet to Don's cold storage will also mean adding jobs.  

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New Kansas Laws Protect Abuse and Assault Victims Video included

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt congratulated state lawmakers Monday for making the state a better place for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Joplin Police Department Welcomes New Officers

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The Joplin Police Department is getting closer to becoming fully staffed. A class of 13 new officers was sworn-in last week. All of them, obviously, are hoping to make a difference. It's been four years since the Joplin Police Department has seen a class with this many new officers, and that has their instructors excited. Henderson: "I've been at Joplin for 15 years and it's nice to see this many people wanting to come and be police officers, and help us get back up to full ... More>>

Missouri Governor Weighing Benefits of Uniform Minimum Wage Bill Video included

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State legislators voted to ban political subdivisions from increasing minimum wage, or employee benefits, beyond state rules and regulations.

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Local Church and Mattress Company Assist Flood Victims

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Flood victims in Neosho are getting another wave of assistance thanks to a local church and mattress company.  Juan Carlos Estrada and his family were told their Neosho home is not suitable to live in and they'll need to relocate.  "The first step is going to be to look for a house," Estrada said. "I don't want them, they're been thinking about it, and I don't want the trauma of what happened bothering their minds." Now, the family is assembl... More>>

KCU Medical School's First Class

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The Kansas City university of medicine and bio sciences accepts their (its) first group of med students for the Joplin campus. Officials say despite the smaller size of the Joplin campus, it still offers the same learning opportunities. Gregory: "That's the beauty of the campus, is that they'll be able to learn at a very large scale, macro level, the importance of medicine." Not just anybody can put on one of these white coats, it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of pract

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Future of At-Home Care in Missouri Uncertain Video included

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This year's revenues have been growing at barely half the pace on which this year's budget was based.

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New SE Kansas Casino Revenues Nearly On Par with Expectations Video included

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Kansas Crossing earned $3,100,225 in April.

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  • Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon Co.

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon Co.

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:52:39 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Fort Scott in Bourbon County.  The advisory affects the area north of 21st Street.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effec...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Fort Scott in Bourbon County.  The advisory affects the area north of 21st Street.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effec...More >>
  • State Treasurer Eric Schmitt encourages military families to search for unclaimed medals over Memorial Day weekend

    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt encourages military families to search for unclaimed medals over Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:16:18 GMT
    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is encouraging Missouri military families to search his office’s website for unclaimed medals that may belong to them. This latest initiative is part of an ongoing effort to return the state’s Unclaimed Property to its rightful owners. Pictures of military medals and insignia that have been turned over to Schmitt’s Unclaimed Property Division are paired with the names and addresses of the last known owners on www.ShowMeMoney.com. Th...More >>
    State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is encouraging Missouri military families to search his office’s website for unclaimed medals that may belong to them. This latest initiative is part of an ongoing effort to return the state’s Unclaimed Property to its rightful owners. Pictures of military medals and insignia that have been turned over to Schmitt’s Unclaimed Property Division are paired with the names and addresses of the last known owners on www.ShowMeMoney.com. Th...More >>
  • PSU Alum Named ACDelco GM

    PSU Alum Named ACDelco GM

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:02:46 GMT
    Mark DrennanMark Drennan
    Hard work and dedication to his craft has led a Pittsburg State alumnus to the top of his field. Mark Drennan, who graduated from Pitt State in 1988 with a degree in automotive technology, is now the general manager of ACDelco, the General Motors Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Before joining ACDelco, Drennan was director of GM Accessories, responsible for integrating sales and distribution with the design, production and marketing of...More >>
    Hard work and dedication to his craft has led a Pittsburg State alumnus to the top of his field. Mark Drennan, who graduated from Pitt State in 1988 with a degree in automotive technology, is now the general manager of ACDelco, the General Motors Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Before joining ACDelco, Drennan was director of GM Accessories, responsible for integrating sales and distribution with the design, production and marketing of...More >>
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  • School Bus Stop Removed Near Sex Offenders' Home

    School Bus Stop Removed Near Sex Offenders' Home

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:40:14 GMT

    The Neosho School District promises change after questions about children's safety at a bus stop.

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    The Neosho School District promises change after questions about children's safety at a bus stop.

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  • Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon Co.

    Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon Co.

    Friday, May 26 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-05-26 18:52:39 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Fort Scott in Bourbon County.  The advisory affects the area north of 21st Street.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effec...More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Fort Scott in Bourbon County.  The advisory affects the area north of 21st Street.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effec...More >>

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