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A New Old House

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An iconic piece of 4-State history is getting a major update, over at the Little House on the Prairie Museum in Montgomery County, Kansas.  

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McCune School Closed in 2014 Gets New Purpose: Project Alternative 3 Year Lease Video included

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A vacant school building in McCune will be getting students again this fall.  Greenbush will lease the building for  Project Alternative.

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Lawsuit Over Tornado Cleanup Video included

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A local attorney and a Joplin resident have filed a lawsuit claiming they lost money in a deal to remove debris after the Joplin tornado. Court documents show DRC Emergency Services asked Edward Hershewe and Jackie McClendon to provide debris cleanup services after the Joplin tornado. Te contract said that the DRC Emergency Services would pay Hershewe 34 percent of the profits and McClendon would receive 6 percent. Federal regulations required the clean up work be done by a dis...

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Migrant Students Take Part in STEM Lab Creating Robots Video included

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Lisa Blair worked with  Yesenia  Rueda and Isabel Calderon for a little rewiring to get their robot to roll.  They're among twenty-nine migrant students getting a hands-on course in computer science this week. They’re coding and programming their own  robots.

 

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Pittsburg Casino Revenue Video included

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Income is beginning to roll in -- and it's already got a specific place to go. Clarkson: "Where I'm putting it, it's going straight to our general fund reserves." Jamie Clarkson is the director of finance for the city -- and he says the reason the casino revenue is being stored -- Clarkson: "The state has put us under a property tax lid law, beginning with 2018, so going forward, we won't ever be able to raise property taxes above the consumer price index without having

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Eagle Picher Demolition Cleanup Continues after Brief Halt Video included

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Contractors are out and about, removing material from the site of the old eagle picher building, the future home of what could be Oklahoma's biggest splash pad. Miami local, Patricia Peterson sees this as a new opportunity for her younger siblings and business around Miami. "I think it will be really good for business, i also think it'll be really good for the kids. They need more stuff to do around here. The only thing they have is the pool. and they have a skate park...but you ... More>>

4 State Heat Puts People At Risk

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Savannah and her friends are enjoying the day at Cunningham Park in Joplin, but she has to be more careful than the rest of her peers "It's been crazy hot, I've had to stay inside and I've gotten heat sick a couple of times. it makes me really nauseous and it triggers migraines that I get says Savannah. But how far should you let these symptoms go before you get medical attention? "Anytime that you're having symptoms that are concerning, light headedness especially a... More>>

Nation of Patriots Flag Tour Video included

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Veterans and their loved ones gather at the Hideout Harley Davidson in Joplin to support bikers riding across the country carrying an American flag. It's all to raise money for a non profit veteran's organization called the Nation of Patriots. Bikers have a bond that unites them. And many share something else, a patriotic spirit. Making Joplin a perfect place to welcome the Nation of Patriots Flag Tour. Despite the heat, riders are carrying it across the nation to honor veterans. &.

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Empire Outage Video included

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    An equipment failure at an electrical substation in south Joplin leaves  nearly 6,000 people in the dark Friday night.       Officials with Empire District tell us a cross-arm failed on a transmission line heading into the substation you see here.     The failure caused damage to equipment at the station which then led to the initial outage around midnight.     Crews made temporary repairs  and restored power around 1:30 this ... More>>

Standoff with Alleged Gunman in Joplin

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A Kansas City man is now in police custody following a Friday afternoon standoff in Joplin. 

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Oklahoma Department of Human Services Cuts Budget by 30 Million Dollars Video included

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It's playtime at Jelly Bean Kids Childcare in Commerce, Oklahoma. As the kids are digging in the dirt and flying on the swings, it becomes harder and harder for their parents to send them to a licensed daycare like this one. "It's a trickle down really. Whenever you've got cuts a state funded department, you've got families who can't afford to pay daycare and work at the same time" says director, Jennifer Trease. The alternative options to a licensed daycare might not be a... More>>

Five Workers Walk Out on the Southeast Kansas Humane Society Video included

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Four employees and one volunteer at the Southeast Kansas Humane Society have resigned over alleged poor working conditions.

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Miami Searches For Bridge Approach Flooding Solutions

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John Mitchell owns Big Daddy's Barbeque, less than a mile off of the Highway 125 bridge over the Neosho River. Its repeatedly flooded bridge approach puts a damper on his business. "It puts us back, and we have to start all over again from scratch" says owner, John Mitchell. 3/4th of the town is on the other side of the bridge, so when the approach floods, the bridge closes and it's john's restaurant that gets rained on. "The bridge being closed, yes it does hurt my... More>>

Neosho Officer Shoots & Kills Armed Suspect; Missouri Highway Patrol Investigating Video included

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The Missouri Highway Patrol investigates a fatal shooting involving a Neosho police officer. A preliminary autopsy is complete on the man shot and killed this morning.  The coroner and highway patrol  identify  the man as 52 year old Joshua D. Daniels from Tulsa, Oklahoma.        

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  • PSO Announces Groundbreaking Investment To Provide Savings For Customers

    PSO Announces Groundbreaking Investment To Provide Savings For Customers

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:31:24 GMT

    Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today announced an unprecedented project that will provide significant cost savings to customers and further diversify the Company’s energy supply. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection (Wind Catcher) project includes the nation’s largest wind energy facility and a dedicated generation tie-line to efficiently deliver the wind energy to PSO’s customers. PSO and its sister company, Southwestern ...

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    Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) today announced an unprecedented project that will provide significant cost savings to customers and further diversify the Company’s energy supply. The Wind Catcher Energy Connection (Wind Catcher) project includes the nation’s largest wind energy facility and a dedicated generation tie-line to efficiently deliver the wind energy to PSO’s customers. PSO and its sister company, Southwestern ...

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  • El Dorado Springs Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $380K From Employer

    El Dorado Springs Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $380K From Employer

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:23:58 GMT
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Dorado Springs, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a mail fraud scheme by which she stole more than $380,000 from her employer and to filing a false tax return. Regina Allison, 47, of El Dorado Springs, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 30 months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Allison to pay $460,404 in restitution, includ...More >>
    Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Dorado Springs, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a mail fraud scheme by which she stole more than $380,000 from her employer and to filing a false tax return. Regina Allison, 47, of El Dorado Springs, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 30 months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Allison to pay $460,404 in restitution, includ...More >>
  • Joplin Humane Society "Bark To School" Adoption Special

    Joplin Humane Society "Bark To School" Adoption Special

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:07:24 GMT
    Joplin Humane Society will be offering $10 adoption on all cat and kittens and any dog over 30lbs as part of their “Bark to School” special. Shelter staff say they are overflowing with dogs and cats and are hoping that the special will help find some of their adoptable amazing homes as well as open up space for pets in need waiting to come in. “We are completely full with big dogs, cats and kittens,” said Lysa Boston, Shelter Manager. “We are so full we ...More >>
    Joplin Humane Society will be offering $10 adoption on all cat and kittens and any dog over 30lbs as part of their “Bark to School” special. Shelter staff say they are overflowing with dogs and cats and are hoping that the special will help find some of their adoptable amazing homes as well as open up space for pets in need waiting to come in. “We are completely full with big dogs, cats and kittens,” said Lysa Boston, Shelter Manager. “We are so full we ...More >>
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  • Lawsuit Over Tornado Cleanup

    Lawsuit Over Tornado Cleanup

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 6:45 PM EDT2017-07-25 22:45:40 GMT

    A local attorney and a Joplin resident have filed a lawsuit claiming they lost money in a deal to remove debris after the Joplin tornado. Court documents show DRC Emergency Services asked Edward Hershewe and Jackie McClendon to provide debris cleanup services after the Joplin tornado. Te contract said that the DRC Emergency Services would pay Hershewe 34 percent of the profits and McClendon would receive 6 percent. Federal regulations required the clean up work be done by a dis...

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    A local attorney and a Joplin resident have filed a lawsuit claiming they lost money in a deal to remove debris after the Joplin tornado. Court documents show DRC Emergency Services asked Edward Hershewe and Jackie McClendon to provide debris cleanup services after the Joplin tornado. Te contract said that the DRC Emergency Services would pay Hershewe 34 percent of the profits and McClendon would receive 6 percent. Federal regulations required the clean up work be done by a dis...

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  • Pittsburg Casino Revenue

    Pittsburg Casino Revenue

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:40:42 GMT

    Income is beginning to roll in -- and it's already got a specific place to go. Clarkson: "Where I'm putting it, it's going straight to our general fund reserves." Jamie Clarkson is the director of finance for the city -- and he says the reason the casino revenue is being stored -- Clarkson: "The state has put us under a property tax lid law, beginning with 2018, so going forward, we won't ever be able to raise property taxes above the consumer price index without having

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    Income is beginning to roll in -- and it's already got a specific place to go. Clarkson: "Where I'm putting it, it's going straight to our general fund reserves." Jamie Clarkson is the director of finance for the city -- and he says the reason the casino revenue is being stored -- Clarkson: "The state has put us under a property tax lid law, beginning with 2018, so going forward, we won't ever be able to raise property taxes above the consumer price index without having

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  • McCune School Closed in 2014 Gets New Purpose: Project Alternative 3 Year Lease

    McCune School Closed in 2014 Gets New Purpose: Project Alternative 3 Year Lease

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-07-26 21:36:44 GMT

    A vacant school building in McCune will be getting students again this fall.  Greenbush will lease the building for  Project Alternative.

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    A vacant school building in McCune will be getting students again this fall.  Greenbush will lease the building for  Project Alternative.

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