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Owner of Joplin "Blasters" baseball team says renovations at stadium will continue despite developer leaving Video included

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The team owner says having the developer involved in the project didn't make sense. More>>

Officers investigating shooting west of Joplin; suspect taken into custody Video included

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Multiple law enforcement agencies from two states respond to a shooting between Joplin and Galena this morning. Authorities are on the scene of a shooting on the Missouri side of the stateline just east of Galena, Kansas. More>>

Joplin Police Officers Compete For Rebuild Joplin In American Bible Challenge Video included

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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>>

Warrant issued for former Webb City teacher accused of having sexual relationship with a student

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says a warrant has been issued for a now former Webb City teacher who had a sexual relationship with a student. The sheriff's office says, as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, they were not showing that she had been arrested. According to the Probable Cause, Webb City High School choir teacher Carrie Njoroge had a sexual relationship with a male student over a three month period. More>>

Two local families connected through organ donation Video included

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A celebration of life binds united two local families. The two families were brought together by the gift of an organ donation. More>>

Students at Erie Elementary learn lessons in sustainable gardening Video included

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Little hands making a big impact. Fourth and fifth grade students at Erie Elementary are working to get their plants prepped for their big produce sale. More>>

Owner of the Joplin Blasters searches for new developer for Joe Becker Stadium

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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>>

Newton County Extension Center seeks donations to cover cost of moving locations Video included

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The Missouri University Extension Service has been serving Newton County for that past 100 years.The center is now asking for financial support to help cover the cost of moving locations this summer. More>>

Tree planting at MSSU Video included

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Earth Day was celebrated Tuesday on the Missouri Southern campus. The university's Biology Club hosted a tree planting event. More>>

Former Weir woman sentenced to 11 years for illegal sex acts with a child

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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>>

Joplin Blasters official team name for Independent baseball team Video included

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Joplin's professional baseball team is one-step closer to stepping on the mound. Today the team announced the winner of it's "name the team" contest, and revealed the organization's logo. More>>

Joplin will soon see more safe rooms for students and general public Video included

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Construction is nearing completion for buildings that will soon provide the city of Joplin with more coverage during severe weather. More>>

Local Business Reopens After Owner Returns from Afghanistan Video included

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A Four-State business reopens after almost a year, while it's owner was working in Afghanistan. Zelton Tedder is an Army Veteran who served in Korea. Tedder continues to work overseas as an Independent Contractor. After leaving Iraq in 2011 the Florida native settled in Pittsburg, where he opened up Sgt. Vacuum. "I decided to stop getting shot at and open a store. So here I am," Tedder said.But after only four months of business the military called once again, this time for a job in Afghanist... More>>

Local church offers free Easter meal for community Video included

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The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even be The Easter holiday is a time when churches celebrate Jesus's resurrection with morning services and dinners. But one local church is hoping to spread Jesus's message even beyond this day.yond this day. More>>

Study on sleep aid Ambien has doctors and patients weighing options

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The popular sleep aid medication Ambien can be raising the risk of heart attack by 50 % for some who take it, that's according to a recent study presented to the American Heart Association. More>>

50 thousand eggs at hunt in Miami

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Great weather today for kids to grab up some of 50 thousand eggs during a tremendous Easter event. The Miami high school soccer fields were covered with spring colored eggs for the Miami first assembly e-14 egg hunt. Kids as young as toddlers up to those age twelve were able to get their hands on the eggs filled with toys and chocolate. While the event is fun for the whole family, organizers from The Miami First Assembly Church,want kids to take away more than just a few treats but a remin... More>>

Carthage couple celebrates marriage and fulfills bucket list wish Video included

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A Carthage couple celebrates their marriage and fulfills a bucket list wish. Thanks to donations from the community, their wedding was planned in one week. More>>

Producers gather at new Pittsburg Farmers' Market location Video included

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Housed in a new location this year, this year's market offers goods and wares from local artists, bakers and organic farmers. More>>

Vibrant colors light up the afternoon at PSU Video included

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It was a rainbow in a different form at the Pittsburg State Indian Student Association's Festival of Colors. More>>

Local author publishes fiction book based on real life experiences Video included

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A new book written by a local woman targets issues that many are afraid to discuss. More>>

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    3M to expand and add jobs in Nevada, Mo.

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:29:35 GMT
    The $18.7 million expansion project includes purchasing a new state of the art coder machine. 22 new jobs will be created from the expansion, most of which will be hourly operator positions for the new technology. Hiring won't begin until the end of this year.More >>
    The $18.7 million expansion project includes purchasing a new state of the art coder machine. 22 new jobs will be created from the expansion, most of which will be hourly operator positions for the new technology. Hiring won't begin until the end of this year.More >>
  • PSU Student Center groundbreaking set for April 30

    PSU Student Center groundbreaking set for April 30

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:22:22 GMT
    In 2039, Pittsburg State Students will open a time capsule and get a picture of what life was like on campus today. Filling that time capsule will be one of the tasks at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, to kick off a major expansion and renovation of the Overman Student Center at PSU. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on the east side of the student center.More >>
    In 2039, Pittsburg State Students will open a time capsule and get a picture of what life was like on campus today. Filling that time capsule will be one of the tasks at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, to kick off a major expansion and renovation of the Overman Student Center at PSU. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on the east side of the student center.More >>
  • MSSU announces new scholarship plan

    MSSU announces new scholarship plan

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:06:52 GMT
    A new scholarship plan is set to be implemented for the 2014-15 academic year at Missouri Southern State University, which will rearrange current funds in an effort to attract and reward incoming students who are academically prepared.More >>
    A new scholarship plan is set to be implemented for the 2014-15 academic year at Missouri Southern State University, which will rearrange current funds in an effort to attract and reward incoming students who are academically prepared.More >>
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  • Warrant issued for former Webb City teacher accused of having sexual relationship with a student

    Warrant issued for former Webb City teacher accused of having sexual relationship with a student

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:53:32 GMT
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says a warrant has been issued for a now former Webb City teacher who had a sexual relationship with a student. The sheriff's office says, as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, they were not showing that she had been arrested. According to the Probable Cause, Webb City High School choir teacher Carrie Njoroge had a sexual relationship with a male student over a three month period.More >>
    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says a warrant has been issued for a now former Webb City teacher who had a sexual relationship with a student. The sheriff's office says, as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, they were not showing that she had been arrested. According to the Probable Cause, Webb City High School choir teacher Carrie Njoroge had a sexual relationship with a male student over a three month period.More >>
  • Officers investigating shooting west of Joplin; suspect taken into custody

    Officers investigating shooting west of Joplin; suspect taken into custody

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:02:12 GMT
    Multiple law enforcement agencies from two states respond to a shooting between Joplin and Galena this morning. Authorities are on the scene of a shooting on the Missouri side of the stateline just east of Galena, Kansas.More >>
    Multiple law enforcement agencies from two states respond to a shooting between Joplin and Galena this morning. Authorities are on the scene of a shooting on the Missouri side of the stateline just east of Galena, Kansas.More >>
  • Former Weir woman sentenced to 11 years for illegal sex acts with a child

    Former Weir woman sentenced to 11 years for illegal sex acts with a child

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:46:02 GMT
    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 >>
    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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