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6 injured during crash north of Frontenac Video included

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Officials tell us Dianna Garrett, Avery Semrad and April Semrad are in critical condition; Trudy Richwine is in serious condition; Kevin Graham is listed in fair condition; and Douglas Simpson was treated and released.
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New Kansas law will expand coverage for some children with autism

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Pittsburg resident Lloyd Bandy talks about his son Lance who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, a developmental disorder that falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorders. More>>

Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses Video included

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A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.   More>>

Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

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The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react. More>>

Southeast Kansas Boston Marathon runner returns a year later Video included

A Southeast Kansas man will return to Boston, and a scene he remembers vividly, as he prepares once again to run the Boston Marathon. More>>

Joplin celebrates 125th birthday of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton Video included

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Joplin's rich display of art is now honoring the man who gave it a whole new meaning. More>>

Oklahoma Attorney General files anti-discrimination lawsuit against Miami restaurant

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Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Files Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit against Miami, Oklahoma Restaurant: Allegations include sexual harassment and discrimination of victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence More>>

Joplin Police Department seeks third CALEA certification Video included

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Tonight at 7, there will be a public input session in the Joplin Municipal Courtroom, where CALEA officials will hear feedback about the JPD. More>>

Former Jasper High School employee charged, accused of having sexual contact with students

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Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory sodomy in an ongoing investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. More>>

Teen convicted in 2012 Joplin murder gets life in prison with possibility of parole

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The teenager convicted of killing a Joplin man in a July 2012 robbery has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Daniel Hartman and four other defendants were charged with robbing Jacob Wages, but a jury determined it was Hartman who pulled the trigger. More>>

Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen Video included

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Accusations of abuse of power and position within the City of Neosho Council has led to an investigation from the ethics board. Tonight that ethics board had a first hearing on the investigation involving two councilmen -- and many others were called to testify.
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State prosecutors file murder charges against white supremacist accused in Kansas City shootings Video included

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Frazier Glenn Cross is now charged with capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood (Losen) and his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who were shot outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. More>>

Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

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A man suspected of injuring a Seneca, Missouri police officer was captured by U.S. Marshals in Collin County, Texas.  In addition to pending charges in Newton County, Missouri, Cory Rantz also has two holds out of Arkansas, and will be extradited there first. More>>

New mayor for the city of Joplin Video included

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It was an evening of change in Joplin, as Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean exited from the mayorship and Michael Seibert took the chair. "I've done what I can do and now it's somebody else's turn to take us even further," said Colbert-Kean.The special city council meeting drew a large crowd. Residents witnessed as Seibert gained the only nomination for mayor and council members unanimously selected him. "He'll also bring a fresh energy, not necessarily because he's new to council, but because he's ... More>>

Some candidates emerge for new Joplin mayor and mayor pro tem Video included

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We asked many of the council members, including the two new being sworn in tonight, if they would be willing to serve as mayor or mayor pro tem.  Based on their responses, it's clear many of them believe it's time for a change. More>>

Mother with 12 pound 3 year old sentenced to 15 years

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In July 2012, a three-year-old weighing only 12 pounds was taken to the hospital with barely a pulse. Two women were taken into custody - Beth Williams, the child's mother - and her roommate, Christina Haidle.Williams previously plead guilty to a charge of Class B, Abuse of a Child, and today was sentenced to serve 15 years and court costs. More>>

Weekend DWI checkpoint in Joplin results in 15 arrests Video included

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A big reminder about driving responsibly, a checkpoint at 7th and Illinois Streets in Joplin Saturday evening resulted in 15 arrests. The number of DWI checkpoints in Joplin will be increasing over the next few months. More>>

IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

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April 15th not far away and tax officials are urging you to send in those tax returns. Whether it be online or through paper returns, the IRS doesn't want you to pay that penalty fee for late returns.Officials recommend preparing beforehand. And to stay current and knowledgeable by conducting your own research, because choosing the wrong professional to file your taxes could cost you. Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says, "Returns that are filed in March and April, we don't s... More>>

PSU hosts Easter festivities and families Video included

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The PSU Student Activities Council held its annual egg hunt for children. While the rain moved the hunt indoors, kids still received eggs filled with candy, along with other prizes. The easter bunny dried off to take pictures with the kids. More>>

Missouri Conservation Department brings free trees to Neosho Video included

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The Missouri Conservation Department was giving away nearly 3,000 free trees Sunday at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The 25 year tradition invites the public to receive free pine, dogwood, and cypress trees. Officials say with the cold weather approaching in the next 48 hours...it's important to protect your trees from frost and freeze because they are still developing, and need proper protection to grow. "These are all seedlings, keep in mind. Some of these are two and three year old seedlings s... More>>

New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin Video included

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One of the most difficult things a sexual assault victim can do is admit that it happened to them, but some local organizations are saying it's okay, and are offering support.For those who may not know...April is national sexual assault awareness month. Sunday in Neosho, officials with New Justice Network were raising money to support Lafayette house in Joplin, which provides free counseling for sexual and domestic abuse victims.While the rain delayed the 3-D archery shoot that was originally... More>>

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  • 6 injured during crash north of Frontenac

    6 injured during crash north of Frontenac

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:41:25 GMT
    Officials tell us Dianna Garrett, Avery Semrad and April Semrad are in critical condition; Trudy Richwine is in serious condition; Kevin Graham is listed in fair condition; and Douglas Simpson was treated and released.More >>
    Officials tell us Dianna Garrett, Avery Semrad and April Semrad are in critical condition; Trudy Richwine is in serious condition; Kevin Graham is listed in fair condition; and Douglas Simpson was treated and released.
    More >>
  • Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

    Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:28:58 GMT
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
  • Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

    Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:19:52 GMT
    Aegis announces jobs for one hundred and fifty people at its Joplin customer contact center. But the employment opportunities may not end there. Operations manager Mark Hefley oversees one hundred of the Aegis four hundred employees at the Joplin customer contact center. He says the company's plan to add one hundred and fifty more workers shows it’s growing in the right direction. Hefley says, “Absolutely, it’s really important to know these are full time jobs that are not going to go away...More >>
    Aegis announces jobs for one hundred and fifty people at its Joplin customer contact center. But the employment opportunities may not end there. Operations manager Mark Hefley oversees one hundred of the Aegis four hundred employees at the Joplin customer contact center. He says the company's plan to add one hundred and fifty more workers shows it’s growing in the right direction. Hefley says, “Absolutely, it’s really important to know these are full time jobs that are not going to go away...More >>
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