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  • Residents and city officials react to Walmart's plans for another neighborhood market in Joplin.

    Residents and city officials react to Walmart's plans for another neighborhood market in Joplin.

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:49:52 GMT
    Joplin could get another Walmart neighborhood market. The company is requesting a rezoning of property on Joplin's southwest side at 24th and Maiden Lane.More >>
    Joplin could get another Walmart neighborhood market. The company is requesting a rezoning of property on Joplin's southwest side at 24th and Maiden Lane. More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Students Get a Chance to Fly in Gliders

    Southeast Kansas Students Get a Chance to Fly in Gliders

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:01:01 GMT
    Nine southeast Kansas students learn about aviation in a unique way. The students got to go for a flight in a non-powered glider at "Sunflower Aerodrome Gliderport" near Hutchinson, Kansas. The site was once a naval air station that conducted military training operations during World War Two. Students experienced being pulled into the air by a tow-plane. And learned how heat rising from the earth's surface creates pockets of warm air called "thermals" that help generate lift. For many, it w...More >>
    Nine southeast Kansas students learn about aviation in a unique way. The students got to go for a flight in a non-powered glider at "Sunflower Aerodrome Gliderport" near Hutchinson, Kansas. The site was once a naval air station that conducted military training operations during World War Two. Students experienced being pulled into the air by a tow-plane. And learned how heat rising from the earth's surface creates pockets of warm air called "thermals" that help generate lift. For many, it w...More >>
  • A Joplin couple contends the house they received from Habitat for Humanity has landscaping problems causing leaks and cracks to the foundation.

    A Joplin couple contends the house they received from Habitat for Humanity has landscaping problems causing leaks and cracks to the foundation.

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:29:42 GMT
    A Joplin man says he and his wife were ecstatic when they moved into their "Habitat for Humanity" built home last year. Less than a year later, they're dealing with cracks from top to bottom.More >>
    A Joplin man says he and his wife were ecstatic when they moved into their "Habitat for Humanity" built home last year. Less than a year later, they're dealing with cracks from top to bottom. More >>
  • Tornado victims who need help with their credit rating can get help from local Catholic Charities chapter

    Tornado victims who need help with their credit rating can get help from local Catholic Charities chapter

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:54:47 GMT
    Rebuilding or surviving after the Joplin tornado cost some more than money. It cost some their credit rating. But Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has a new program to help.More >>
    Rebuilding or surviving after the Joplin tornado cost some more than money. It cost some their credit rating. But Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has a new program to help.More >>
  • BF Goodrich Plant Demolition Underway, Resident Questions Safety

    BF Goodrich Plant Demolition Underway, Resident Questions Safety

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:53:10 GMT
    The BF Goodrich plant in Miama, Oklahoma is finally coming down after closing back in 1986. Demolition work is underway, but with a history of hazardous chemicals at the site, it's bringing worry for a neighbor.More >>
    The BF Goodrich plant in Miama, Oklahoma is finally coming down after closing back in 1986. Demolition work is underway, but with a history of hazardous chemicals at the site, it's bringing worry for a neighbor.More >>
  • Fort Scott reopens Ellis Park to celebrate the 4th

    Fort Scott reopens Ellis Park to celebrate the 4th

    Friday, July 4 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-05 02:29:45 GMT
    In Fort Scott, Kansas, the city officially opened the newly revitalized Ellis park tonight with its "Independence Day" celebration. Everything from a five-k run this morning to inflatables for the kids. There also was live music all day Friday, not to mention a softball tournament, sand volleyball tournament, and a watermelon feed. City officials say the independence day event was a great way to welcome ellis park back into the community. Funds raised during the event will go towards ...More >>
    In Fort Scott, Kansas, the city officially opened the newly revitalized Ellis park tonight with its "Independence Day" celebration. Everything from a five-k run this morning to inflatables for the kids. There also was live music all day Friday, not to mention a softball tournament, sand volleyball tournament, and a watermelon feed. City officials say the independence day event was a great way to welcome ellis park back into the community. Funds raised during the event will go towards ...More >>
  • Governor signs bill into law allowing volunteers on public projects; Carl Junction pavilion prompted bill

    Governor signs bill into law allowing volunteers on public projects; Carl Junction pavilion prompted bill

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:31:15 GMT
    A new Missouri law allows volunteers to help in the construction of public works projects. The bill introduced by Representative Charlie Davis was prompted by a Department of Labor ruling over a simple pavilion in Carl Junction.More >>
    A new Missouri law allows volunteers to help in the construction of public works projects. The bill introduced by Representative Charlie Davis was prompted by a Department of Labor ruling over a simple pavilion in Carl Junction. More >>
  • Kidney Patient Faces Dietary Restrictions During Dialysis

    Kidney Patient Faces Dietary Restrictions During Dialysis

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-02 23:07:34 GMT
    In most people phosphorus is a good thing, helping turn glucose into energy. But for a four-state woman on dialysis in Joplin, phosphorus poses a big problem to solve.More >>
    In most people phosphorus is a good thing, helping turn glucose into energy. But for a four-state woman on dialysis in Joplin, phosphorus poses a big problem to solve. More >>
  • A Southwest Missouri man is taking on the environmental protection agency.

    A Southwest Missouri man is taking on the environmental protection agency.

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-06-25 22:51:32 GMT
    A Newton county property owner says he's battling to protect his property. But his battle to took a different turn today, with a visit from an EPA investigator.More >>
    A Newton county property owner says he's battling to protect his property. But his battle to took a different turn today, with a visit from an EPA investigator. More >>
  • Residents React to American Bar Association allowing Lawyers to Scan Social Media Sites of Jurors

    Residents React to American Bar Association allowing Lawyers to Scan Social Media Sites of Jurors

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:51:38 GMT
    Jury pools often number 50 to 100 people. So picking the right twelve to decide a case can be tough for lawyers. Now the American Bar Association has decided it is ethical for lawyers to check social media sites in their research of jurors. A glance at a public facebook page can show your likes and dislikes and possible bias when it comes to deciding a case in court. That’s why a lawyer says scanning social media helps in selecting an unbiased jury. Katrina Richards with the Hershewe La...More >>
    Jury pools often number 50 to 100 people. So picking the right twelve to decide a case can be tough for lawyers. Now the American Bar Association has decided it is ethical for lawyers to check social media sites in their research of jurors. A glance at a public facebook page can show your likes and dislikes and possible bias when it comes to deciding a case in court. That’s why a lawyer says scanning social media helps in selecting an unbiased jury. Katrina Richards with the Hershewe La...More >>
  • Joplin School District Could be Subject of Audit: Petition Drive Underway

    Joplin School District Could be Subject of Audit: Petition Drive Underway

    Thursday, June 12 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-06-12 22:42:46 GMT
    Petition Drive for School District AuditPetition Drive for School District Audit
    A petition drive is calling for an audit of the Joplin School District. And it's something that could cost the district anywhere from $70 to $100-thousand dollars. Construction crews continue work on the new Joplin High School. It’s among more than $200 million dollars worth of projects for the school district after the tornado. So an audit doesn't surprise district Chief Financial Officer Paul Barr. But he argues, they've been open about finances. Barr says, “I think we have been. We've rep...More >>
    A petition drive is calling for an audit of the Joplin School District. And it's something that could cost the district anywhere from $70 to $100-thousand dollars. Construction crews continue work on the new Joplin High School. It’s among more than $200 million dollars worth of projects for the school district after the tornado. So an audit doesn't surprise district Chief Financial Officer Paul Barr. But he argues, they've been open about finances. Barr says, “I think we have been. We've rep...More >>
  • Newton County Health Dept. Won't Test Waterways but Offers Advice for Swimmers about E-coli and Water Safety

    Newton County Health Dept. Won't Test Waterways but Offers Advice for Swimmers about E-coli and Water Safety

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-06-11 23:00:22 GMT
    Safety for Creek and River SwimmersSafety for Creek and River Swimmers
    Spring rains can make popular swimming holes a dangerous spot to play. And this year the Newton County Health Department will not be testing for e-coli and other contaminants. It’s not even officially summer and the Grand Falls area in Newton County is swimming with activity. Mitchell Ramsey and Chris Ball came up from Springdale Arkansas to join friends here. They say they enjoy, “Fishing, swimming, bluff jumping, stuff like that. Grilling and camping out.” The water here is part of Shoal ...More >>
    Spring rains can make popular swimming holes a dangerous spot to play. And this year the Newton County Health Department will not be testing for e-coli and other contaminants. It’s not even officially summer and the Grand Falls area in Newton County is swimming with activity. Mitchell Ramsey and Chris Ball came up from Springdale Arkansas to join friends here. They say they enjoy, “Fishing, swimming, bluff jumping, stuff like that. Grilling and camping out.” The water here is part of Shoal ...More >>
  • Independent Living Center delivers groceries to homebound from its own food pantry

    Independent Living Center delivers groceries to homebound from its own food pantry

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:40:00 GMT
    homebound get grocery helphomebound get grocery help
    Disabilities can limit a person’s movement and ability to make money. A program through the Independent Living Center in Joplin is designed to reach out to the disabled to help with groceries. A knock on the door at Patricia Spencer's apartment brings a regular visit from the Independent Living Center, this time with something extra, a box of groceries. Spencer has a myriad of health problems that keep her homebound including spending four hours a day getting an iv of potassium. She says, “...More >>
    Disabilities can limit a person’s movement and ability to make money. A program through the Independent Living Center in Joplin is designed to reach out to the disabled to help with groceries. A knock on the door at Patricia Spencer's apartment brings a regular visit from the Independent Living Center, this time with something extra, a box of groceries. Spencer has a myriad of health problems that keep her homebound including spending four hours a day getting an iv of potassium. She says, “...More >>
  • New Downtown Joplin Business to Offer Ice Cream & Coffee:Sweet Caroline's

    New Downtown Joplin Business to Offer Ice Cream & Coffee:Sweet Caroline's

    Sunday, June 8 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-06-09 01:42:56 GMT
    Sweet Caroline'sSweet Caroline's
    Joplin will soon have its first ice cream shop in the downtown district according to the Downtown Alliance. "Sweet Caroline's Cream and Coffee" is preparing for its grand opening on the first floor of the Gryphon building. Open seven days a week, 32 flavors of hard-scooped ice cream will be available at all times, along with coffee, cinnamon rolls, gourmet candy and other treats. The parlor has a vintage feel with an old-fashioned soda fountain. But is also modernized with free wi-fi. The own...More >>
    Joplin will soon have its first ice cream shop in the downtown district according to the Downtown Alliance. "Sweet Caroline's Cream and Coffee" is preparing for its grand opening on the first floor of the Gryphon building. Open seven days a week, 32 flavors of hard-scooped ice cream will be available at all times, along with coffee, cinnamon rolls, gourmet candy and other treats. The parlor has a vintage feel with an old-fashioned soda fountain. But is also modernized with free wi-fi. The own...More >>
  • Seneca begins search for new school superintendent

    Seneca begins search for new school superintendent

    Friday, June 6 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-06-06 21:37:17 GMT
    The Seneca, Missouri School District is now searching for a new superintendent. The school board president tells us on Thursday night the board accepted Dr. Steve Wilmoth's official resignation. Prior to his resignation, Dr. Wilmoth had been placed on suspension, for an ethics violation.More >>
    The Seneca, Missouri School District is now searching for a new superintendent. The school board president tells us on Thursday night the board accepted Dr. Steve Wilmoth's official resignation. Prior to his resignation, Dr. Wilmoth had been placed on suspension, for an ethics violation.More >>
  • Storm Brings Down Trees that Damage a Home and Block a street

    Storm Brings Down Trees that Damage a Home and Block a street

    Thursday, June 5 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-06-05 23:11:39 GMT
    Tree downed by stormTree downed by storm
    Storms with strong winds can put Joplin residents on edge especially children. Today in one neighborhood a boy witnessed the power of today's winds. On Finley Avenue near 32nd street in Joplin, winds brought down a giant tree to completely cover the street. That created a problem for drivers who take this street as a shortcut to Connecticut. And the force of the storm winds was unsettling for a boy with autism who watched it happen. Seven year old Lucas Waggoner says, “It was blowing in th...More >>
    Storms with strong winds can put Joplin residents on edge especially children. Today in one neighborhood a boy witnessed the power of today's winds. On Finley Avenue near 32nd street in Joplin, winds brought down a giant tree to completely cover the street. That created a problem for drivers who take this street as a shortcut to Connecticut. And the force of the storm winds was unsettling for a boy with autism who watched it happen. Seven year old Lucas Waggoner says, “It was blowing in th...More >>
  • Teachers Workshop Uses Chocolate to Demonstrate Economics

    Teachers Workshop Uses Chocolate to Demonstrate Economics

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:23:56 GMT
    Trading bars in Chocolate EconomicsTrading bars in Chocolate Economics
    Some area teachers are back in class for a summer workshop that uses a sweet treat as a tool in economics lessons. “There you go thank you.” Teachers swap snickers and milky ways for butterfingers. The class is called chocolate economics. Lessons all say are easier to teach kids with a tasty tools on hand. Kaye Hardy who teaches junior high students in Pleasanton says, “First of all having candy increases the interest in the kids. You've immediately gotten their attention.” Some teachers tr...More >>
    Some area teachers are back in class for a summer workshop that uses a sweet treat as a tool in economics lessons. “There you go thank you.” Teachers swap snickers and milky ways for butterfingers. The class is called chocolate economics. Lessons all say are easier to teach kids with a tasty tools on hand. Kaye Hardy who teaches junior high students in Pleasanton says, “First of all having candy increases the interest in the kids. You've immediately gotten their attention.” Some teachers tr...More >>
  • Miami Parents Pull All-nighter in Line to Register for Pre-Kindergarten

    Miami Parents Pull All-nighter in Line to Register for Pre-Kindergarten

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-06-03 22:14:22 GMT
    Parents line up for 20 pre-k slotsParents line up for 20 pre-k slots
    An early start to education is supposed to help put kids on the path to success. But in Miami, Oklahoma, the pre-kindergarten program in the public schools has room for just twenty kids. And some parents were willing to go to extremes to get one. In what looked like a line for tickets to a rock concert or an early Christmas sale, parents stood waiting to get their 4 year olds into a pre- kindergarten class. And some waited more than 12 hours arriving Monday around 4:30 in the afternoon until...More >>
    An early start to education is supposed to help put kids on the path to success. But in Miami, Oklahoma, the pre-kindergarten program in the public schools has room for just twenty kids. And some parents were willing to go to extremes to get one. In what looked like a line for tickets to a rock concert or an early Christmas sale, parents stood waiting to get their 4 year olds into a pre- kindergarten class. And some waited more than 12 hours arriving Monday around 4:30 in the afternoon until...More >>
  • Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Oklahoma Kills Seneca MO Man

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Oklahoma Kills Seneca MO Man

    Monday, June 2 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-06-02 04:23:36 GMT
    A Seneca Missouri man is dead after a crash on his motorcycle.The crash occurred at 4;47pm Sunday on state highway 125 in Delaware county Oklahoma near Bernice.Troopers say 51 year old Raymond Hilsabeck died at the scene from massive injuries. Hilsabeck failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. He was not wearing a helmet.More >>
    A Seneca Missouri man is dead after a crash on his motorcycle.The crash occurred at 4;47pm Sunday on state highway 125 in Delaware county Oklahoma near Bernice.Troopers say 51 year old Raymond Hilsabeck died at the scene from massive injuries. Hilsabeck failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. He was not wearing a helmet.More >>
  • Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life in Pittsburg

    Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life in Pittsburg

    Monday, June 2 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-06-02 04:20:51 GMT
    Lincoln park filled with grateful families, friends and loved ones all congratulating one another for beating cancer. Via Christi Hospital held it's cancer survivors picnic Sunday, as a reminder that there is hope fighting the disease. There was picnic food, live music, and survivors sharing their stories. Organizers say cancer can be one of the hardest things to cope with emotionally, physically and mentally, but a little positivism, makes challenges and struggles easier on patients. Lisa...More >>
    Lincoln park filled with grateful families, friends and loved ones all congratulating one another for beating cancer. Via Christi Hospital held it's cancer survivors picnic Sunday, as a reminder that there is hope fighting the disease. There was picnic food, live music, and survivors sharing their stories. Organizers say cancer can be one of the hardest things to cope with emotionally, physically and mentally, but a little positivism, makes challenges and struggles easier on patients. Lisa...More >>
  • Greenbush Offers Summer Camps Including Use of an Unmanned Flying Wing

    Greenbush Offers Summer Camps Including Use of an Unmanned Flying Wing

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-05-28 22:03:02 GMT
    Greenbush Summer Camp FlightGreenbush Summer Camp Flight
    School is out but that doesn't mean learning has to stop. Many organizations hold summer camps and at the Greenbush Education Service Center that includes explorations in flight. And students will get to use one of the newest tech tools available. An unmanned flying wing also known as a drone. “Welcome to ag eagle,” says the wing’s controller console. It's a remote controlled unmanned flying wing and the focus of a summer camp at Greenbush. Science instructor Josh Cochran says of student...More >>
    School is out but that doesn't mean learning has to stop. Many organizations hold summer camps and at the Greenbush Education Service Center that includes explorations in flight. And students will get to use one of the newest tech tools available. An unmanned flying wing also known as a drone. “Welcome to ag eagle,” says the wing’s controller console. It's a remote controlled unmanned flying wing and the focus of a summer camp at Greenbush. Science instructor Josh Cochran says of student...More >>
  • MSSU Buzzing with Construction:New Dorms, Renovating Dorms, Athletic Training Weight Room Facility

    MSSU Buzzing with Construction:New Dorms, Renovating Dorms, Athletic Training Weight Room Facility

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-05-27 20:33:02 GMT
    Dorms under constructionDorms under construction
    Missouri Southern State University is in construction mode. A fourteen million dollar residence hall complex is just one of several projects now underway. And officials hope is has an impact on student recruiting and retention. MSSU Director of Residence Life Josh Doak says, “O ur biggest one is a new residence hall complex we're building, 201 new beds, opening for fall in 2015. Of course, we'll have a FEMA shelter that's located right next to that complex.” The shelter will serve the com...More >>
    Missouri Southern State University is in construction mode. A fourteen million dollar residence hall complex is just one of several projects now underway. And officials hope is has an impact on student recruiting and retention. MSSU Director of Residence Life Josh Doak says, “O ur biggest one is a new residence hall complex we're building, 201 new beds, opening for fall in 2015. Of course, we'll have a FEMA shelter that's located right next to that complex.” The shelter will serve the com...More >>
  • Interstate 44 Crash Stalls Traffic

    Interstate 44 Crash Stalls Traffic

    Sunday, May 25 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-05-26 02:26:38 GMT
    This crash on Interstate 44 near the Downstream Casino exit occurred around four o'clock Sunday afternoon. Amazingly no one was killed. A car from the west bound side of the interstate traveled through or over guard cables and struck another vehicle head on in the east bound lanes. Joplin police are investigating what happened.More >>
    This crash on Interstate 44 near the Downstream Casino exit occurred around four o'clock Sunday afternoon. Amazingly no one was killed. A car from the west bound side of the interstate traveled through or over guard cables and struck another vehicle head on in the east bound lanes. Joplin police are investigating what happened.More >>
  • Volunteers Cancel on Rebuild Joplin But Charities say Need for Help Still Great

    Volunteers Cancel on Rebuild Joplin But Charities say Need for Help Still Great

    Thursday, May 22 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-05-22 21:20:04 GMT
    Volunteers Still NeededVolunteers Still Needed
    The third anniversary of the Joplin tornado is marked by a dedication as a community that experienced tragedy looks back and forward. This evening at Cunningham park, a dedication ceremony was held for the Butterfly Garden. It’s a collaborative work designed to help walk people through the grieving process. And 3 years later many have. But when it comes to recovery, those involved in rebuilding homes say the job is far from finished. Volunteers from Farmers Insurance come in teams of ten a...More >>
    The third anniversary of the Joplin tornado is marked by a dedication as a community that experienced tragedy looks back and forward. This evening at Cunningham park, a dedication ceremony was held for the Butterfly Garden. It’s a collaborative work designed to help walk people through the grieving process. And 3 years later many have. But when it comes to recovery, those involved in rebuilding homes say the job is far from finished. Volunteers from Farmers Insurance come in teams of ten a...More >>
  • Stained Glass Theatre Gets $75,000 Grant to Make Church Permanent Home for Productions

    Stained Glass Theatre Gets $75,000 Grant to Make Church Permanent Home for Productions

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:34:16 GMT
    Permanent Home for Stained Glass TheaterPermanent Home for Stained Glass Theater
    Joplin Stained Glass Theatre lands a 75-thousand dollar grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri and even more in matching money if it can raise 100-thousand dollars. Rebuilding after the tornado means letting go of one dream for another to let the theatre survive. Currently there are donated seats, lights, costumes and a stage all inside an old church at 21st and Annie Baxter Streets. But for stained glass theatre the church is becoming its permanent home. The president o...More >>
    Joplin Stained Glass Theatre lands a 75-thousand dollar grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri and even more in matching money if it can raise 100-thousand dollars. Rebuilding after the tornado means letting go of one dream for another to let the theatre survive. Currently there are donated seats, lights, costumes and a stage all inside an old church at 21st and Annie Baxter Streets. But for stained glass theatre the church is becoming its permanent home. The president o...More >>
  • Oklahoma House and Senate override governor's veto of reading bill

    Oklahoma House and Senate override governor's veto of reading bill

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:03:47 GMT
    Retention law put to the testRetention law put to the test

    On Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have modified a bill to allow teams of administrators, a reading specialist, teachers and parents to decide if a student could advance to the fourth grade. On Wednesday, both the Oklahoma House and Senate overrode the veto, making it easier for children to advance, even if they are not reading at grade level.

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    On Tuesday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have modified a bill to allow teams of administrators, a reading specialist, teachers and parents to decide if a student could advance to the fourth grade. On Wednesday, both the Oklahoma House and Senate overrode the veto, making it easier for children to advance, even if they are not reading at grade level.


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  • Five year old Honored as 911 Hero and Webb City Outstanding Citizen Award

    Five year old Honored as 911 Hero and Webb City Outstanding Citizen Award

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:42:07 GMT
    5 Year old 911 Hero5 Year old 911 Hero
    Jasper County Emergency Services has given its 911 hero award to a five year old girl. And Webb City police are applauding her efforts too. Five year old Ellie Miller races in the gym just like other pre-kindergarten students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary but to her family, paramedics and Webb City police Ellie is a hero The police gave her the Outstanding Citizen Award. On May 12th, 2014 Ellie called 911 essentially saving her mom's life. The 911 call was played today for her fellow school ...More >>
    Jasper County Emergency Services has given its 911 hero award to a five year old girl. And Webb City police are applauding her efforts too. Five year old Ellie Miller races in the gym just like other pre-kindergarten students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary but to her family, paramedics and Webb City police Ellie is a hero The police gave her the Outstanding Citizen Award. On May 12th, 2014 Ellie called 911 essentially saving her mom's life. The 911 call was played today for her fellow school ...More >>
  • Bill Goes to Governor Nixon to Give DFS Workers More Time to File Investigation Reports

    Bill Goes to Governor Nixon to Give DFS Workers More Time to File Investigation Reports

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-05-14 22:56:18 GMT
    DFS workers could get more time to investigate abuse/neglectDFS workers could get more time to investigate abuse/neglect
    Legislation to give child abuse investigators more time to complete cases and file reports is on its way to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. House Bill 1092, sponsored by Southwest Missouri Representative Bill Lant is getting applause from child advocates. Kathi Olson the executive director of the Children’s Center says, “The time issue is a huge factor cause these are very serious allegations.” The Children's Center is where victims of alleged abuse are interviewed by Division of Family Servic...More >>
    Legislation to give child abuse investigators more time to complete cases and file reports is on its way to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. House Bill 1092, sponsored by Southwest Missouri Representative Bill Lant is getting applause from child advocates. Kathi Olson the executive director of the Children’s Center says, “The time issue is a huge factor cause these are very serious allegations.” The Children's Center is where victims of alleged abuse are interviewed by Division of Family Servic...More >>
  • Neosho Works to Create Foreign Trade Zone to Lure Manufacturers

    Neosho Works to Create Foreign Trade Zone to Lure Manufacturers

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-05-13 22:33:19 GMT
    Proposed Foreign Trade ZoneProposed Foreign Trade Zone
    Applications are being filed to turn a big part of the neosho, missouri industrial park into a foreign trade zone. The goal is to lure companies and create jobs. Jarden Consumer Solutions has trucks rolling in and out with products it distributes. Some come from overseas. Jarden is a stand alone foreign trade zone. And now economic development officials hope to turn much of the industrial park into a foreign trade zone too. Neosho Economic Development Director Michael Franks says, “If ther...More >>
    Applications are being filed to turn a big part of the neosho, missouri industrial park into a foreign trade zone. The goal is to lure companies and create jobs. Jarden Consumer Solutions has trucks rolling in and out with products it distributes. Some come from overseas. Jarden is a stand alone foreign trade zone. And now economic development officials hope to turn much of the industrial park into a foreign trade zone too. Neosho Economic Development Director Michael Franks says, “If ther...More >>
  • Missouri Southern Holds Commencement: 600 graduate

    Missouri Southern Holds Commencement: 600 graduate

    Sunday, May 11 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-05-11 04:03:42 GMT
    Graduation DayGraduation Day
    600 Missouri Southern State University students are now officially alumni. The commencement ceremony held in Leggett and Platt athletic center on campus brings family, friends and the community to see students receive that coveted diploma. This year's keynote speaker Betsy Banks Saul was, a 19-89 graduate of Missouri sSsouthernand creator of the website Pet-finder. Many faced challenges this year, with the death of coach Derek Moore. University officials say graduation day can be bittersweet...More >>
    600 Missouri Southern State University students are now officially alumni. The commencement ceremony held in Leggett and Platt athletic center on campus brings family, friends and the community to see students receive that coveted diploma. This year's keynote speaker Betsy Banks Saul was, a 19-89 graduate of Missouri sSsouthernand creator of the website Pet-finder. Many faced challenges this year, with the death of coach Derek Moore. University officials say graduation day can be bittersweet...More >>
  • Joplin School district looking for funds to build a preschool center

    Joplin School district looking for funds to build a preschool center

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-05-08 02:41:58 GMT
    The Joplin school district is working to gather funds to build a preschool. Some question how much. And if it's the best use of funds. The Joplin school board plans to use the old south middle school property to build a preschool center that could cost between nine and fourteen million dollars.More >>
    The Joplin school district is working to gather funds to build a preschool. Some question how much. And if it's the best use of funds. The Joplin school board plans to use the old south middle school property to build a preschool center that could cost between nine and fourteen million dollars. More >>
  • McCune Residents Asked for Input on Future of School Building: District has Offer from Non-profit

    McCune Residents Asked for Input on Future of School Building: District has Offer from Non-profit

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-05-06 22:56:44 GMT
    The Southeast school district will soon have an empty building on its hands. And the city of McCune Kansas gets first right of refusal. Tonight residents in the city of McCune are encouraged to attend a community meeting and express their while a Neosho, Missouri man asks the district to give the building to him. Now kids eat lunch in the McCune attendance center cafeteria but when it closes at the end of the school year, it closes for good. The USD 247 superintendent says its fiber optic n...More >>
    The Southeast school district will soon have an empty building on its hands. And the city of McCune Kansas gets first right of refusal. Tonight residents in the city of McCune are encouraged to attend a community meeting and express their while a Neosho, Missouri man asks the district to give the building to him. Now kids eat lunch in the McCune attendance center cafeteria but when it closes at the end of the school year, it closes for good. The USD 247 superintendent says its fiber optic n...More >>
  • Man accused in murder of MSSU assistant coach is no longer behind bars; free on bond with conditions

    Man accused in murder of MSSU assistant coach is no longer behind bars; free on bond with conditions

    Monday, May 5 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-05-05 17:12:42 GMT
    The man charged with shooting and killing a Missouri Southern Assistant Football coach is no longer behind bars. Jeffrey Bruner is now free on bond, with conditions. Bruner is charged in the November 1, 2013 shooting death of Derek Moore.More >>
    The man charged with shooting and killing a Missouri Southern Assistant Football coach is no longer behind bars. Jeffrey Bruner is now free on bond, with conditions. Bruner is charged in the November 1, 2013 shooting death of Derek Moore.More >>
  • Principal of St. Mary's Retires:New Leadership when New School Opens this Fall

    Principal of St. Mary's Retires:New Leadership when New School Opens this Fall

    Sunday, May 4 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-05-05 02:50:14 GMT
    This fall St. Mary's elementary students move to a new school, rebuilt in a new site, after the May 22, 2011 tornado. And they'll have a new principal as Stephen Jones is retiring. On Sunday a reception was held for Jones who spent eight years as principal of St. Mary's.Teachers, parents and students wrote messages that will go with him, as many viewed photo boards showing his willingness to have a little fun at school. Jones was at the helm when the school was destroyed by the 2011 tornad...More >>
    This fall St. Mary's elementary students move to a new school, rebuilt in a new site, after the May 22, 2011 tornado. And they'll have a new principal as Stephen Jones is retiring. On Sunday a reception was held for Jones who spent eight years as principal of St. Mary's.Teachers, parents and students wrote messages that will go with him, as many viewed photo boards showing his willingness to have a little fun at school. Jones was at the helm when the school was destroyed by the 2011 tornad...More >>
  • Quapaw Senior Class of 2014 donates funds from senior trip; Community responds with a surprise for the seniors

    Quapaw Senior Class of 2014 donates funds from senior trip; Community responds with a surprise for the seniors

    Friday, May 2 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-05-02 18:07:49 GMT
    Yesterday we reported that Quapaw High School seniors voted to give up its senior trip to Dallas, Texas in order to donate the funds to their community, still recovering from Sunday's tornado that killed one person.  But at noon today the Senior Class of 2014 was surprised with a gift. The school announced that various tribes, businesses and individuals in the community decided to fund their senior trip after all.More >>
    Yesterday we reported that Quapaw High School seniors voted to give up its senior trip to Dallas, Texas in order to donate the funds to their community, still recovering from Sunday's tornado that killed one person.  But at noon today the Senior Class of 2014 was surprised with a gift. The school announced that various tribes, businesses and individuals in the community decided to fund their senior trip after all.More >>
  • Joplin City Council will Ask Voter's to Renew Capital Improvement Sale Tax;14 Projects on List

    Joplin City Council will Ask Voter's to Renew Capital Improvement Sale Tax;14 Projects on List

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-30 22:57:44 GMT
    In a unanimous vote, Joplin's city council said yes to recommendations from a citizens committee prioritizing capital improvements. Those projects won't happen unless a capital improvement sales tax is renewed at the end of the year. Widening a stretch of 32nd street from Schifferdecker to Country Club road then on to Central City road near the new fire station and St. Mary’s Catholic church are the top two priorities for a citizens task force. It’s honing down the list of more than forty ...More >>
    In a unanimous vote, Joplin's city council said yes to recommendations from a citizens committee prioritizing capital improvements. Those projects won't happen unless a capital improvement sales tax is renewed at the end of the year. Widening a stretch of 32nd street from Schifferdecker to Country Club road then on to Central City road near the new fire station and St. Mary’s Catholic church are the top two priorities for a citizens task force. It’s honing down the list of more than forty ...More >>
  • Volunteer Groups Come to Quapaw to Help Victims of the Tornado

    Volunteer Groups Come to Quapaw to Help Victims of the Tornado

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-29 22:20:24 GMT
    Day two after the tornado is all about clearing debris. And total strangers are in town volunteering to help. With chainsaws roaring, Rhema Bible church volunteers worked to clear a massive tree now entangled with two boats belonging to Jack Wilkerson. The Quapaw resident is grateful for the help. “This really helps. I’ve had friends down working but we couldn’t accomplish what they’ve done,” says Wilkerson. It was covered with tree limbs, shingles and siding before the crews came to help....More >>
    Day two after the tornado is all about clearing debris. And total strangers are in town volunteering to help. With chainsaws roaring, Rhema Bible church volunteers worked to clear a massive tree now entangled with two boats belonging to Jack Wilkerson. The Quapaw resident is grateful for the help. “This really helps. I’ve had friends down working but we couldn’t accomplish what they’ve done,” says Wilkerson. It was covered with tree limbs, shingles and siding before the crews came to help....More >>
  • Community shelters to get more signs to ease confusion says Joplin Schools superintendent

    Community shelters to get more signs to ease confusion says Joplin Schools superintendent

    Monday, April 28 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-04-28 23:17:48 GMT
    The Joplin School District says when a tornado watch is issued the doors to its community shelters will be unlocked until severe weather moves out of the area. However, on Sunday afternoon the doors at Soaring Heights Elementary School remained locked until 4:30 p.m., more than four hours after the initial watch was issued.More >>
    The Joplin School District says when a tornado watch is issued the doors to its community shelters will be unlocked until severe weather moves out of the area. However, on Sunday afternoon the doors at Soaring Heights Elementary School remained locked until 4:30 p.m., more than four hours after the initial watch was issued.More >>
  • The 1717 Marketplace Development goes on the Auction Block

    The 1717 Marketplace Development goes on the Auction Block

    Saturday, April 26 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-26 22:38:47 GMT
    A shopping center with thriving businesses is going on the auction block. The developer of 1717 marketplace, Richard Thomas Gregg, has been named in a 17 count federal indictment that includes charges of defrauding bankruptcy courts, bank fraud and money laundering. Marketplace includes Academy Sports, a Wendy's restaurant and Macadoodles. The shopping center is to be auctioned May 19th. Potential buyers need to place bids by April 30th through two St. Louis law firms.More >>
    A shopping center with thriving businesses is going on the auction block. The developer of 1717 marketplace, Richard Thomas Gregg, has been named in a 17 count federal indictment that includes charges of defrauding bankruptcy courts, bank fraud and money laundering. Marketplace includes Academy Sports, a Wendy's restaurant and Macadoodles. The shopping center is to be auctioned May 19th. Potential buyers need to place bids by April 30th through two St. Louis law firms.More >>
  • Columbus Schools Seek $30.6 Million for Construction/Renovation

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:53:31 GMT
     For years Kyle Rennie and his family have owned farm land in Cherokee County, Kansas. He says his taxes are getting out of hand.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.

     
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  • Reactions to former Webb City teacher charged for having sex with a student show gender judging

    Reactions to former Webb City teacher charged for having sex with a student show gender judging

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:52:15 GMT
    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 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 >>
  • Man arrested the night his daughter committed suicide sues City of Joplin and Joplin Police

    Man arrested the night his daughter committed suicide sues City of Joplin and Joplin Police

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:09:38 GMT
    In March 2013, 16-year-old Brooke Russell committed suicide by shooting herself in Joplin's Roanoke Park.   Before the teenager died, Russell's father and brother, who found the wounded teen in the park, were arrested for assault, accused of assaulting emergency workers sent to save his daughter's life.More >>
    In March 2013, 16-year-old Brooke Russell committed suicide by shooting herself in Joplin's Roanoke Park.   Before the teenager died, Russell's father and brother, who found the wounded teen in the park, were arrested for assault, accused of assaulting emergency workers sent to save his daughter's life.More >>
  • Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

    Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:00:33 GMT
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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 >>
    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 >>
  • IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

    IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:48:18 GMT
    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 >>
    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 ROTC Create Obstacle Course Showing Rigors of Training with Gorilla Dash

    PSU ROTC Create Obstacle Course Showing Rigors of Training with Gorilla Dash

    Saturday, April 12 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-13 02:35:55 GMT
    Gorilla DashGorilla Dash
    Runners got a taste of the rigor faced by soldiers at the Pittsburg State University gorilla dash sponsored by the PSU ROTC program. Individually or in teams, participants completed ten different obstacles in the course. From jumping hay bales, to trenching through mud, the Pittsburg State gorilla dash is an intense version of a 5-k run. All proceeds benefit the SFC Robertson scholarship fund, which is in honor of a former student who was killed last November serving in Afghanistan. PSU Senio...More >>
    Runners got a taste of the rigor faced by soldiers at the Pittsburg State University gorilla dash sponsored by the PSU ROTC program. Individually or in teams, participants completed ten different obstacles in the course. From jumping hay bales, to trenching through mud, the Pittsburg State gorilla dash is an intense version of a 5-k run. All proceeds benefit the SFC Robertson scholarship fund, which is in honor of a former student who was killed last November serving in Afghanistan. PSU Senio...More >>
  • Joplin Police say Crash Numbers down for Beginning of 2014

    Joplin Police say Crash Numbers down for Beginning of 2014

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:54:23 GMT
    Joplin police say it's a sign of safer driving. The number of vehicle crashes for January and February is at its lowest in decades. Crashes are down at even some of Joplin’s busiest intersections like 7th and Main and also along Range Line. Police say a big difference is how people are reacting to enforcement and education. Corporal Dan Haskins with the JPD Traffic Division says, “We're aware, when we see an officer having a vehicle stop, we pay more attention to our driving. And we think th...More >>
    Joplin police say it's a sign of safer driving. The number of vehicle crashes for January and February is at its lowest in decades. Crashes are down at even some of Joplin’s busiest intersections like 7th and Main and also along Range Line. Police say a big difference is how people are reacting to enforcement and education. Corporal Dan Haskins with the JPD Traffic Division says, “We're aware, when we see an officer having a vehicle stop, we pay more attention to our driving. And we think th...More >>
  • PSU Teacher Interview Day Welcomes 69 School Districts

    PSU Teacher Interview Day Welcomes 69 School Districts

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-03-13 23:00:56 GMT
    Its launch day for teacher candidates at Pittsburg State University,  as they market themselves to representatives from  sixty-nine school districts. But interview day isn't just about students sellingMore >>
    Its launch day for teacher candidates at Pittsburg State University,  as they market themselves to representatives from  sixty-nine school districts.

    But interview day isn't just about students selling themselves to employers. School district's try to sell themselves to needed candidates.
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  • Jefferson Elementary Gets Safe Room Loses Playground Space

    Jefferson Elementary Gets Safe Room Loses Playground Space

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-03-12 22:07:06 GMT
    A Joplin school loses green space to create safe room space.  The Jefferson elementary playground area is getting cut in half during construction  and created a need for some play options for kids.More >>
      A Joplin school loses green space to create safe room space. The Jefferson elementary playground area is getting cut in half during construction  and created a need for some play options for kids.  So the school is turning to donors choose.More >>
  • Able Manufacturing Seeks $1.2 Million Loan from City

    Able Manufacturing Seeks $1.2 Million Loan from City

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:57:54 GMT
    The Joplin city council votes unanimously for a letter of intent to support a loan request from Able  Manufacturing.      The Joplin industry is seeking one point two million dollars from the city.More >>
    The Joplin city council votes unanimously for a letter of intent to support a loan request from Able  Manufacturing. The company has a $2.5 million dollar improvement plan and seeks $1.2 million from the city.More >>
  • Galena Police Arrest Five after Narcotics Search

    Galena Police Arrest Five after Narcotics Search

    Saturday, March 8 2014 10:12 PM EST2014-03-09 03:12:06 GMT
    Galena police have five people in custody after officers executed a warrant to search a home Thursday night. Charges include possession of  a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia andMore >>
    Galena police have five people in custody after officers executed a warrant to search a home Thursday night.More >>
  • Labette County Students Inspired to Stop Bullying with Rachel's Challenge

    Labette County Students Inspired to Stop Bullying with Rachel's Challenge

    Thursday, March 6 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-03-06 23:55:49 GMT
    Every school has to deal with bullying.       At Labette County high school, students are  hearing about  Rachel's challenge, presented by the father of the first Columbine school shooting victim.   TheMore >>
    At Labette County high school, students are  hearing about  Rachel's challenge, presented by the father of the first Columbine school shooting victim. And they're encouraged to combat bullying.More >>
  • Curbside Recycling on April Ballot But Not All Are Fans

    Curbside Recycling on April Ballot But Not All Are Fans

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:38 PM EST2014-03-05 23:38:45 GMT
    An ordinance for curbside recycling goes on the ballot for Joplin voters April eighth.        It's a measure backed by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network but some residentsMore >>
     
    An ordinance for curbside recycling goes on the ballot for Joplin voters April eighth.  
         It's a measure backed by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network. 
      while some residents are  questioning the cost.  



     
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  • Students Learn How to Have a Clean Social Media Identity

    Students Learn How to Have a Clean Social Media Identity

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:20 PM EST2014-03-04 23:20:43 GMT
    Social media can be both a tool and  danger at the same time.    That was the lesson for some young people today in southeast Kansas.      Greenbush Education Service Center partnered with school districtsMore >>
    Greenbush Education Service Center partnered with southeast Kansas  school districts to bring in Josh Ochs, author of  "Light, Bright and Polite", to teach students how to have a clean social media identity.More >>
  • Comptroller of Frontier Leasing Embezzles $4.9 Million

    Comptroller of Frontier Leasing Embezzles $4.9 Million

    Saturday, March 1 2014 10:46 PM EST2014-03-02 03:46:34 GMT
    A Neosho man faces up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading  guilty to embezzling $4.9 million dollars from a Joplin trucking firm.  60 year old David Van Winkle was the comptroller for  FrontierMore >>
     
    A Neosho man faces up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading  guilty to embezzling $4.9 million dollars from a Joplin trucking firm.



     
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  • K-9 Officer Axo Retires from Jasper Co. Sheriff's Office

    Friday, February 28 2014 4:46 PM EST2014-02-28 21:46:07 GMT
    A member of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office is retiring.  Deputies and staff are saying so long to K9 officer "Axo"  who's almost 9 years old.  The department purchased Axo, a Belgian malinois fromMore >>
     
    A member of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office is retiring. 
    Deputies and staff are saying so long to K9 officer "Axo"  who's almost 9 years old.


     
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  • Political Action Committee Supporting Candidates, Swaying Voters?

    Political Action Committee Supporting Candidates, Swaying Voters?

    Thursday, February 27 2014 7:17 PM EST2014-02-28 00:17:54 GMT
    A political action committee is backing candidates in what it calls the most important election in Joplin.      The "Joplin Progress Committee" has about 50 members. And so far it's collected 21-thousandMore >>
     
     A political action committee is backing candidates in what it calls the most important election in Joplin.
         The "Joplin Progress Committee" has about 50 members. And so far it's collected 21-thousand dollars.
         14-thousand of which has been distributed to select candidates.


     
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  • Former Crawford County 911 director sentenced to probation

    Former Crawford County 911 director sentenced to probation

    The former Crawford County 911 director and a Pittsburg business owner have each been sentenced to two years of probation for alleged mail and wire fraud. John Gagliardo and George Washington, of Washington Electronics, had been indicted in a bid scheme for municipal contracts.More >>
    The former Crawford County 911 director and a Pittsburg business owner have each been sentenced to two years of probation for alleged mail and wire fraud. John Gagliardo and George Washington, of Washington Electronics, had been indicted in a bid scheme for municipal contracts.More >>
  • Pittsburg Police Investigate Car Fires

    Pittsburg Police Investigate Car Fires

    Sunday, February 23 2014 10:37 PM EST2014-02-24 03:37:10 GMT
    Two car fires in Pittsburg are under investigation by police.  Both occurred in the downtown area between the 400 and 500 blocks of Broadway around one am Saturday morning. Officers received a callMore >>
     
      Two car fires in Pittsburg are under investigation by police. 
    Both occurred in the downtown area between the 400 and 500 blocks of Broadway around one am Saturday morning.


     
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  • MSSU Tuition Stays Same for 2014-2015

    MSSU Tuition Stays Same for 2014-2015

    Saturday, February 22 2014 10:46 PM EST2014-02-23 03:46:59 GMT
    Most Missouri Southern State University  students will pay the same tuition rates next year.  On Friday the board approved a hold on current rates for instate and lion pride tuition.  Only out of stateMore >>
    Most Missouri Southern State University  students will pay the same tuition rates next year.More >>
  • City Ends Contract for School Resource Officer with Neosho District

    City Ends Contract for School Resource Officer with Neosho District

    Thursday, February 20 2014 6:43 PM EST2014-02-20 23:43:15 GMT
    The city of Neosho has ended its contract with the school district for a school resource officer.   The contract  dispute has been ongoing for several years and officials say its time to step backMore >>
     
     The city of Neosho has ended its contract with the school district for a school resource officer.
      The contract  dispute has been ongoing for several years and officials say its time to step back and reevaluate the program. 



     
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  • Carthage FFA Sponsor Fundraisers for DC Trip & Conventions

    Carthage FFA Sponsor Fundraisers for DC Trip & Conventions

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-02-19 23:55:55 GMT
    Carthage Future Farmers of America members use food to fund raise for trips that teach.   Carthage FFA crews served  up a little  barbecue for  lunch today at the technical center. The money helps payMore >>
     
    Carthage Future Farmers of America members use food to fund raise for trips that teach. 



     
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  • Carthage to Build Early Childhood Center

    Carthage to Build Early Childhood Center

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 6:47 PM EST2014-02-19 23:47:21 GMT
    The Carthage School district expects to break ground next month on a new early childhood center.       The three-point-five million dollar project includes nearly three-million in federal grant dollars.More >>
     
    The Carthage School district expects to break ground next month on a new early childhood center. 
         The three-point-five million dollar project includes nearly three-million in federal grant dollars. 


     
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  • Neosho Schools to Have Half-Day Fridays Next Year

    Neosho Schools to Have Half-Day Fridays Next Year

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-02-18 23:36:12 GMT
    Neosho students will have a half day of school, every Friday, beginning next school year.      It's a change some teachers and even principals questioned at first.  But now many believe the trainingMore >>
     Neosho students will have a half day of school, every Friday, beginning next school year.
         It's a change some teachers and even principals questioned at first.  But now many believe the training time will be put to good use. 


     
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  • Joplin School Board Member Arrested for DUI

    Joplin School Board Member Arrested for DUI

    Sunday, February 16 2014 11:48 PM EST2014-02-17 04:48:24 GMT
    A Joplin school board member was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Phil Willcoxon who serves on the school board was pulled over by the Missouri Highway Patrol Friday night in Newton  County forMore >>
    A Joplin school board member was arrested for driving while intoxicated.More >>
  • Governor Nixon to Attend Pierce City Deployment Ceremony

    Governor Nixon to Attend Pierce City Deployment Ceremony

    Sunday, February 16 2014 3:35 PM EST2014-02-16 20:35:13 GMT
    Governor Jay Nixon will come to Southwest Missouri to help send off soldiers deploying for Afghanistan.  On Monday, February 17th,  a deployment ceremony will honor members of the 276th National GuardMore >>
     
    Governor Jay Nixon will come to Southwest Missouri to help send off soldiers deploying for Afghanistan. 
    On Monday, February 17th,  a deployment ceremony will honor members of the 276th National Guard Engineer Company.


     
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  • Riverton Students Create Greeting Cards from Recycled Paper

    Riverton Students Create Greeting Cards from Recycled Paper

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:01 PM EST2014-02-13 22:01:08 GMT
    There's a manufacturing company operating out of a classroom at Riverton high school. 323 manufacturing creates greeting cards using recycled paper to start. Its a  unique approach to learning for anMore >>
    There's a manufacturing company operating out of a classroom at Riverton high school. 323 Manufacturing creates greeting cards using recycled paper to start. Its a  unique approach to learning for an exceptional group of students.More >>
  • Local Pharmacist and Doctor Like Proposal for Pharmacy Database

    Local Pharmacist and Doctor Like Proposal for Pharmacy Database

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 5:59 PM EST2014-02-12 22:59:25 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers once again take up the issue of a pharmacy database.  It could be accessed by doctors prescribing information for patients and would give pharmacists a red flag if there are multipleMore >>
     
    Missouri lawmakers once again take up the issue of a pharmacy database.
     It could be accessed by doctors prescribing information for patients and would give pharmacists a red flag if there are multiple purchases or  dangerous interactions.  
    The bill's sponsor says a goal is to avoid overdoses and a local pharmacist and doctor  say it can help.


     
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  • Farm Bill Benefits Farmers and Potential Hemp Production

    Farm Bill Benefits Farmers and Potential Hemp Production

    Monday, February 10 2014 12:27 AM EST2014-02-10 05:27:09 GMT
    The farm bill is now law signed Friday by President Obama.  The sweeping $956 billion dollar federal  farm bill includes  cuts to food stamps programs and changes how farmers get subsidies. The bill willMore >>
    The farm bill is now law offering  subsidies to more farmers, crop insurance and gives legal ground to growing hemp. More >>
  • Kitchen Fire Closes Jim Bob's Restaurant

    Kitchen Fire Closes Jim Bob's Restaurant

    Saturday, February 8 2014 10:41 PM EST2014-02-09 03:41:20 GMT
    A Joplin restaurant closes after its kitchen is damaged by  fire. Crews doused  flames and smoke Friday night at the rear of  Jim Bob's Steak and Rib's on Hammon's boulevard. Crews arrived shortly afterMore >>
     
    A Joplin restaurant closes after its kitchen is damaged by  fire.
    Crews doused  flames and smoke Friday night at the rear of  Jim Bob's Steak and Rib's on Hammon's boulevard.


     
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  • Undocumented Students Face Closed Doors to some Colleges

    Undocumented Students Face Closed Doors to some Colleges

    Thursday, February 6 2014 6:22 PM EST2014-02-06 23:22:25 GMT
    Going to college is part of the American dream.  But for those whose parents brought them into the United States illegally, college could be off limits. For undocumented immigrant teens there isn't completeMore >>
    going to college is part of the American dream.  But for those whose parents brought them into the United States illegally, college could be off limits.
    For undocumented immigrant teens there isn't complete access to education. 


     
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  • Snow Day Puts Mom in a Creative State of MInd

    Snow Day Puts Mom in a Creative State of MInd

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 7:13 PM EST2014-02-05 00:13:04 GMT
    With most area schools canceling classes that means plenty of kids are at home  wondering what to do besides play in the snow.  Mom Kristen Stremel and  her  son Alex pulled out the crafts and decidedMore >>
    With most area schools canceling classes that means plenty of kids are at home  wondering what to do besides play in the snow.More >>
  • Drivers Going too Fast for Weather Conditions, What to Do in a Crash

    Drivers Going too Fast for Weather Conditions, What to Do in a Crash

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 7:08 PM EST2014-02-05 00:08:20 GMT
    Dozens of accidents can occur when roads are wet and slushy and police can't always respond to those without injuries.    What police recommend you do if you're in a minor crash is to get the followingMore >>
     
    Police say most crashes today were slide offs from highways with cars going into ditches. While crashes came, when were people following too closely.  So many crashes  happen police institute emergency road conditions and ask drivers to exchange information.





     

     
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  • Lawmakers Deal with Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Lifers

    Lawmakers Deal with Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Lifers

    Sunday, February 2 2014 10:29 PM EST2014-02-03 03:29:27 GMT
    The United States  Supreme court calls  more than eighty sentences of life without parole in Missouri, unconstitutional.  That's because the inmates  were juveniles at the time of their crime.   In 2012More >>
    The United States  Supreme court calls  more than eighty sentences of life without parole in Missouri, unconstitutional. A Missouri lawmaker is proposing new sentencing hearings to solve the problem.More >>
  • PSU Students Get Leadership Lessons

    PSU Students Get Leadership Lessons

    Saturday, February 1 2014 11:55 PM EST2014-02-02 04:55:40 GMT
    Students at Pittsburg  State University are taking steps to improve their leadership skills. Juniors in the Presidential Emerging Leadership program hosted a free leadership conference today. About 150More >>
    Students at Pittsburg State University are taking steps to improve their leadership skills.More >>
  • Republican Leaders Strategize in Joplin React to Nixon Budget

    Republican Leaders Strategize in Joplin React to Nixon Budget

    Saturday, February 1 2014 11:50 PM EST2014-02-02 04:50:07 GMT
    Republicans  rally in Joplin and  strategize for the next legislative year.  The annual Lincoln Days dinner of Newton and Jasper counties draws in state and local leaders. Missouri State Auditor TomMore >>
     
    Republicans  rally in Joplin and  strategize for the next legislative year.
     The annual Lincoln Days dinner of Newton and Jasper counties draws in state and local leaders.



     
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  • Webb City Middle School Students Take on the Great Kindness Challenge

    Webb City Middle School Students Take on the Great Kindness Challenge

    Thursday, January 30 2014 6:11 PM EST2014-01-30 23:11:31 GMT
    Counselors want students to *want* to go to school, but it can be a place where kids feel self conscious.       This week at Webb City Middle School students are trying to change that by participatingMore >>
     
       This week at Webb City Middle School students are trying to combat bullying  by participating in the "great kindness challenge". 
     


     
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  • Career Day Gives Students Education and Training Advice

    Career Day Gives Students Education and Training Advice

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:39 PM EST2014-01-29 22:39:51 GMT
    Career days can be a time for colleges to try and recruit students.      But in Pittsburg Wednesday, business and industry professionals are using one such event to ensure they're getting  future employeesMore >>
    Four hundred southeast Kansas students check out career opportunities and learn what kind of education they need to be good candidates for jobs. More >>
  • Winds Whip Brush Fires, Extend House Fire to Neighbors

    Winds Whip Brush Fires, Extend House Fire to Neighbors

    Monday, January 27 2014 12:39 AM EST2014-01-27 05:39:43 GMT
    Wind advisories had been issued  for parts of the region. With gusts from twenty to thirty miles an hour, brush fires spread quickly Sunday evening in Redings Mill and in Carl Junction. Both communitiesMore >>
    Brush fires keep crews running in Carl Junction and Redings Mill Sunday evening. Winds contributed to the spread of brush fires and also damaging flames to homes in Webb City earlier in the weekend. More >>
  • Webb City Proposes Pool, Seeks Designers

    Webb City Proposes Pool, Seeks Designers

    Thursday, January 23 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-01-23 23:36:57 GMT
    Even in freezing cold temperatures the hot topic in Webb City is a proposed aquatic center. A $2.5 million dollar property tax question goes before voters in April. And now city officials are asking designersMore >>
      Even in freezing cold temperatures the hot topic in Webb City is a proposed aquatic center. A $2.5 million dollar property tax question goes before voters in April. And now city officials are asking designers and engineers to offer ideas. More >>
  • MSSU Students React to Tuition Freeze Idea in State of State Address

    MSSU Students React to Tuition Freeze Idea in State of State Address

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 6:32 PM EST2014-01-22 23:32:23 GMT
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon makes a case for more education money during his state of the state address.      His proposed budget includes nearly 25 million dollars for Missouri Southern State UniversityMore >>
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon makes a case for more education money during his state of the state address and challenges state colleges and universities to freeze tuition rates.More >>
  • Galena School Construction Adds Safe Rooms for Storm Season

    Galena School Construction Adds Safe Rooms for Storm Season

    Friday, January 17 2014 3:33 PM EST2014-01-17 20:33:17 GMT
    Construction of safe rooms at a Galena school should be complete before storm season.  The addition at Spring Grove elementary creates two classrooms that will serve as storm shelters for both studentsMore >>
    Construction of safe rooms at a Galena school should be complete before storm season.More >>
  • Lawmakers Look at Co pay Difference in Chemotherapy IV vs Pills

    Lawmakers Look at Co pay Difference in Chemotherapy IV vs Pills

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-01-16 00:20:48 GMT
    Missouri lawmakers hear a proposal to lower the cost of chemotherapy in pill form.    Today a coalition of cancer support groups and some legislators proposed a bill in the Missouri house to force insuranceMore >>
     
       Today a coalition of cancer support groups and some legislators proposed a bill in the Missouri house to force insurance companies to offer the same coverage for chemotherapy pills 
    as the drugs that are administered intravenously.


     
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  • Pediatric Clinic Opens Offering Specialists Closer to Home

    Pediatric Clinic Opens Offering Specialists Closer to Home

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 7:11 PM EST2014-01-15 00:11:20 GMT
    Care from medical specialists is coming closer to home for area children. Children's Mercy Hospital  in Kansas City has teamed up with Freeman Health System to open a pediatric clinic in Joplin.More >>
    Care from medical specialists is coming closer to home for area children.
    Children's Mercy Hospital  in Kansas City has teamed up with Freeman Health System to open a pediatric clinic in Joplin. 


     
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  • Amber Alert Canceled Kidnapped Baby Found in Florida

    Amber Alert Canceled Kidnapped Baby Found in Florida

    Sunday, January 12 2014 11:41 PM EST2014-01-13 04:41:46 GMT
    A kidnapped baby is found and the amber alert issued after his kidnapping has been canceled.  Baby Mitchell Farris is  healthy and safe.  The Anderson Missouri  police chief says the baby was located  inMore >>
    A kidnapped baby is found and the amber alert issued after his kidnapping has been canceled. 
    Baby Mitchell Farris is  healthy and safe. 




     
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  • Flu season ramping up and deadly in St. Louis

    Flu season ramping up and deadly in St. Louis

    Saturday, January 11 2014 11:18 PM EST2014-01-12 04:18:51 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control says the United States is "in the thick" of flu season.  The illness is widespread in at least 35 states.  In St. Louis, Missouri at least nine patients died from flu complications.More >>
    It's flu season and cases are turning deadly in Missouri.  Nine patients have died from flu complications in St. Louis. More >>
  • Students Back Home in New Joplin Schools

    Students Back Home in New Joplin Schools

    Thursday, January 9 2014 4:37 PM EST2014-01-09 21:37:04 GMT
    It took two and half years and three snow days  but Joplin students displaced by the May 2011 tornado are back in new schools today.    Irving elementary, Soaring Heights elementary, and East Middle SchoolMore >>
    It took two and half years and three snow days  but Joplin students displaced by the May 2011 tornado are back in new schools today.More >>
  • Agencies See Increase in Demand for Heating Bill Assistance

    Agencies See Increase in Demand for Heating Bill Assistance

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-01-08 23:35:17 GMT
    People are already feeling the pinch of our cold winter weather and  one agency is already seeing some funds depleted that help with heating bills.     For Kenith  Faulkner, a broken hip led to a shortageMore >>
    Cold weather has people seeking help with heating bills.  Agencies say some funds are running out but advise people to weatherize homes and get on average pay plans. More >>
  • Pittsburg High School Adds more Career Pathways Programs

    Pittsburg High School Adds more Career Pathways Programs

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 6:51 PM EST2014-01-07 23:51:09 GMT
    Preparing students to join the workforce. Pittsburg Community Schools adds three more career pathways programs to five already successful ones connecting kids to future jobs.       Cynthia Hernandez,More >>
    Pittsburg Community Schools adds three more career pathways programs to five already successful ones connecting kids to future jobs.      



     
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  • Bitter Cold Can be Health Hazard

    Bitter Cold Can be Health Hazard

    Sunday, January 5 2014 10:29 PM EST2014-01-06 03:29:40 GMT
    Exposure to the cold can be deadly and  should be limited to fifteen minutes at most.  That's when skin exposed to cold air can get frost nipped or frostbitten according to emergency room physicians.More >>
     
    Exposure to the cold can be deadly and  should be limited to fifteen minutes at most. 
    That's when skin exposed to cold air can get frost nipped or frostbitten according to Mercy Hospital emergency room physicians.


     
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  • Fire Dangers as some Try to Keep Warm

    Fire Dangers as some Try to Keep Warm

    Sunday, January 5 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-01-06 03:19:33 GMT
    Trying to keep cold in sub zero weather can lead to fires. The U.S. Fire Administration says more than fifty  thousand residential fires are caused by heating,  resulting in about one hundred fifty deaths.More >>
    People who can't afford to heat their homes or homeless people often take desperate measures to survive which can lead to fires.  Candles, kerosene heaters, space heaters and open stoves can be dangerous.More >>
  • Dangerous Weather Hits Four States

    Dangerous Weather Hits Four States

    Sunday, January 5 2014 2:08 PM EST2014-01-05 19:08:56 GMT
    Dangerously cold temperatures are taking hold of the four state area.  Emergency management officials say police did a sweep of homeless camps to alert those without shelter that they can go to WateredMore >>
    Dangerously cold temperatures are taking hold of the four state area. Emergency management officials say the homeless are a top priority.More >>
  • Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Sales with Eating Competition

    Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Sales with Eating Competition

    Saturday, January 4 2014 10:47 PM EST2014-01-05 03:47:10 GMT
    The annual Girl Scout  Cookie Crunch-Off gets things going for area girl scouts cookie sales.  Held at MSSU Saturday afternoon, the crunch-off is a relay race cookie eating contest. Scouts had their ownMore >>
     
    The annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch-Off gets things going for area girl scouts cookie sales.
     Held at MSSU Saturday afternoon, the crunch-off is a relay race cookie eating contest.


     
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  • City Warns Residents to Prep for Winter Storm and Freezing Temps

    City Warns Residents to Prep for Winter Storm and Freezing Temps

    Saturday, January 4 2014 3:29 PM EST2014-01-04 20:29:57 GMT
    Joplin City officials warn of dangerous weather Press Release With the forecast listing frigid temperatures, below zero wind chill effects and winter precipitation for the upcoming week, there are severalMore >>
    Joplin City officials warn of dangerous weather Press Release With the forecast listing frigid temperatures, below zero wind chill effects and winter precipitation for the upcoming week, there are severalMore >>
  • Kansas Counties Hope to Curb Population Decline with ROZ Tax Breaks

    Kansas Counties Hope to Curb Population Decline with ROZ Tax Breaks

    Thursday, January 2 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-01-02 23:28:13 GMT
    A group of Kansas House members has filed legislation for the 2014 session that would add three southeastern counties to the state's rural opportunity zone program. The new legislation would add Cherokee,More >>
     
       Cherokee, Labette and Montgomery counties are behind legislation in the 2014 session,  to become Rural Opportunity Zones. People who move to the participating counties are eligible for income tax waivers.



     
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  • Deadline Looms for Paying Property Taxes

    Deadline Looms for Paying Property Taxes

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 6:39 PM EST2013-12-31 23:39:43 GMT
    As the clock winds down on 20-13, it moves closer to a deadline for paying property taxes.    Your property tax payment is due today and for some that meant a visit to the courthouse to stand in line.  TheMore >>
    Your property tax payment is due today and for some that meant a visit to the courthouse to stand in line.More >>
  • Search for New Tenant begins for East Middle school Warehouse Building

    Search for New Tenant begins for East Middle school Warehouse Building

    Sunday, December 22 2013 11:15 PM EST2013-12-23 04:15:53 GMT
    Back to business could take a few months for the soon to be vacant building that now holds East Middle school in Joplin.  Chamber of Commerce President Rob O'Brian recently  helped box books as the schoolMore >>
    The Joplin Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new tenant for the speck building in the industrial park that has been used to house East Middle School since the tornado.  The school moves over the holidays to its permanent space. More >>
  • Pittsburg House Fire Challenge for Crews

    Pittsburg House Fire Challenge for Crews

    Sunday, December 22 2013 11:03 PM EST2013-12-23 04:03:43 GMT
    A fire destroys a Pittsburg home while freighters were forced to  maneuver around storm debris on streets. Crews with the Pittsburg fire department rush to a home on the six hundred block of OakviewMore >>
    A fire destroys a Pittsburg home while freighters were forced to  maneuver around storm debris on streets.More >>
  • Westar Energy Calls in Extra Crews to Restore Power

    Westar Energy Calls in Extra Crews to Restore Power

    Sunday, December 22 2013 10:50 PM EST2013-12-23 03:50:57 GMT
    Westar Energy brought  in more than seventy  extra crews Saturday night from out of town to help restore  electricity to thousands left without power due to the ice storm.  Crews from Wichita - TopekaMore >>
    Westar Energy brought  in more than seventy  extra crews Saturday night from out of town to help restore  electricity to thousands left without power due to the ice storm.More >>
  • Newton County Basket Brigade Supplies Food to Thousands

    Newton County Basket Brigade Supplies Food to Thousands

    Saturday, December 21 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-22 04:54:41 GMT
    Thanks to generous donations from the community - thousands of Newton County residents will not be hungry this  holiday season.   The Newton County food basket brigade held its  distribution day inMore >>
     
    Thanks to generous donations from the community - thousands of Newton County residents will not be hungry this  holiday season.
     The Newton County food basket brigade held its  distribution day in Neosho for families. 


     
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  • Joplin Police conclude investigation into Public Works

    Joplin Police conclude investigation into Public Works

    The investigation concludes that there is no evidence to suggest any criminal activity took place in the public works department.More >>
    The investigation concludes that there is no evidence to suggest any criminal activity took place in the public works department. According to the report, there is no evidence of theft or missing money, and it reaffirms the initial findings from the City of uncollected and undeposited fees are accurate.More >>
  • Joplin seeks volunteers to help move three schools during holiday break

    Joplin seeks volunteers to help move three schools during holiday break

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-17 22:29:45 GMT
    If you've ever moved you know it's a big job -- now just imagine packing up an entire school.       That's happening at three schools in the Joplin district and the big move will happen over the holidayMore >>
     
    Three schools in the Joplin district are relocating  and the big move will happen over the holiday break.      
       The district is hoping volunteers make a difference on moving days. 


     
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  • Joplin Church Gives to Children and Parents for a Community Blessing

    Joplin Church Gives to Children and Parents for a Community Blessing

    Saturday, December 14 2013 9:00 PM EST2013-12-15 02:00:02 GMT
    Christpoint Church in Joplin gives away five hundred gifts to kids and their parents in the community.    The giveaway held on Saturday  at the church at 23rd and Annie Baxter, had no requirements.  EveryMore >>
    Christ point Church in Joplin gives away five hundred gifts to kids and their parents in the community.More >>
  • Honoring Veterans Sacrifice with Wreaths Across America

    Honoring Veterans Sacrifice with Wreaths Across America

    Saturday, December 14 2013 8:52 PM EST2013-12-15 01:52:27 GMT
    A salute with wreaths honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Webb City's civil air patrol unit holds the event each year at Mount Hope Cemetery Veteran's Memorial.  Organizers from a local CivilMore >>
    Organizers from a local Civil Air Patrol work with Wreaths Across America around the holidays to pay tribute for the sacrifices made by men and women in the armed forces.More >>
  • Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 44 Claims Life of Joplin Man

    Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 44 Claims Life of Joplin Man

    Saturday, December 14 2013 8:42 PM EST2013-12-15 01:42:04 GMT
    A Joplin man is dead after a multi-vehicle pile up on Interstate 44 Friday near Halltown. 44 year old Matt Cozad died when his Chevy corvette was hit from behind by a tractor trailer truck which pushedMore >>
     
    A Joplin man is dead after a multi-vehicle pile up on Interstate 44 Friday near Halltown.
    44 year old Matt Cozad died when his Chevy corvette was hit from behind by a tractor trailer truck which pushed his vehicle into a Toyota Camry.  


     
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  • Math class is made fun with Elf on the Shelf

    Math class is made fun with Elf on the Shelf

    Dec 12, 2013 04:40 PM 2013-12-12 23:30:51 GMT
    Even before the bell rings 7th graders in Ms. Kelsey Buffo's math class are busy. They find the Elf on the Shelf along with a math problem to solve.More >>
    Even before the bell rings 7th graders in Ms. Kelsey Buffo's math class in Parsons are busy. They find the Elf on the Shelf along with a math problem to solve.  On Thursday the Elf is in a cube and the students have to find its volume.More >>
  • Kansas School Board mandates teaching cursive writing

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:31 PM EST2013-12-11 23:31:22 GMT
    The Kansas State Board of Education votes unanimously to mandate the teaching of cursive writing in schools.       But even teachers say it could be only a matter of time before cursive becomes obsolete. PuttingMore >>
     The Kansas State Board of Education votes unanimously to mandate the teaching of cursive writing in schools. 
         But even teachers who use ipad apps to teach cursive,  say it could be only a matter of time before cursive becomes obsolete.



     
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  • Erie family says Toybox helped after child had surgeries

    Erie family says Toybox helped after child had surgeries

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:23 AM EST2013-12-11 15:23:47 GMT
    Families have all kinds of challenges during the holidays and some need help.  The Rinehart's in Erie, Kansas are one such family that turned to the KOAM Toybox...More >>
    Families have all kinds of challenges during the holidays and some need help.  The Rinehart's in Erie, Kansas are one such family that turned to the KOAM Toybox...More >>
  • Thomas Jefferson holds geography bee

    Thomas Jefferson holds geography bee

    Thursday, December 5 2013 4:56 PM EST2013-12-05 21:56:46 GMT
    Knowledge of our nation and the world is abysmal in adults  according to a geography teacher at Thomas Jefferson Day School where students competed in a geography bee.  In a world where adults and studentsMore >>
    Knowledge of our nation and the world is abysmal in adults  according to a geography teacher at Thomas Jefferson Day School where students competed in a geography bee.  In a world where adults and studentsMore >>
  • Webb City Schools break ground on safe room expansions

    Webb City Schools break ground on safe room expansions

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:13 PM EST2013-12-04 22:13:42 GMT
    Webb City breaks ground on the first two of seven-safe room projects for the school district  adding safety now and space for later.  With shovels taller than themselves, Madge T. James kindergartenMore >>
    Webb City breaks ground on the first two of seven-safe room projects for the school district  adding safety now and space for later.  Groundbreakings were held today at Madge T. James Kindergarten center and the Webb city middle school.More >>
  • Former Picher residents reminisce about town now dissolved

    Former Picher residents reminisce about town now dissolved

    Monday, December 2 2013 12:39 AM EST2013-12-02 05:39:44 GMT
    Many come home for the holidays but for those who once lived in Picher and Cardin Oklahoma, the towns are officially no more.   Reports say a final order of involuntary dissolution has been signed byMore >>
     
    Many come home for the holidays but for those who once lived in Picher and Cardin Oklahoma, the towns are officially no more.  

    Reports say a final order of involuntary dissolution has been signed by the District Judge Robert Reavis.


     
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  • House Fire Scorches Neighbors Home

    House Fire Scorches Neighbors Home

    Saturday, November 30 2013 11:58 PM EST2013-12-01 04:58:18 GMT
    A Joplin woman is without her home after a fire Friday. Rebecca Newton's house  at 529 North Sergeant  burned Friday afternoon becoming uninhabitable. She wasn't injured but smoke and fire damage wasMore >>
    A Joplin woman's home becomes uninhabitable after a fire.More >>
  • Holiday Homes Tour in Galena features event center

    Holiday Homes Tour in Galena features event center

    Saturday, November 30 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-01 04:54:38 GMT
    Galena residents welcome the public into their homes for a  holiday homes tour. Six homes are featured in the tour showing off holiday decorations. The tour is put together by  the Galena Economic DevelopmentMore >>
     
    Galena residents welcome the public into their homes for a  holiday homes tour.
    Six homes are featured in the tour showing off holiday decorations and history at the same time.


     
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  • MSSU and Crowder partnership makes it easier for Honors students to transfer

    MSSU and Crowder partnership makes it easier for Honors students to transfer

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 7:42 PM EST2013-11-27 00:42:05 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University and Crowder College officials sign what they deem the first of many partnership agreements.More >>
    Missouri Southern State University and Crowder College officials sign what they deem the first of many partnership agreements.  Honors Department leaders at the two schools along with administrators signed documents creating  the partnership designed to make the transition from a two year program to four years easier for students.More >>
  • Carthage Salvation Army seeks help for 300 kids this Christmas

    Carthage Salvation Army seeks help for 300 kids this Christmas

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 2:40 PM EST2013-11-26 19:40:50 GMT
    New families are among those needing help this Christmas.  At  the salvation army in Carthage, lunch is prepared and served Monday through Friday. But the agency knows with demand for its meals andMore >>
    Carthage Salvation Army has 300 kids signed up in need of Christmas help and it hopes to provide at least two toys for each child. Families had to meet income guidelines to get on the list.More >>
  • Sen. Moran speaks out against nuclear deal with Iran

    Sen. Moran speaks out against nuclear deal with Iran

    Sunday, November 24 2013 11:57 PM EST2013-11-25 04:57:02 GMT
    United State  Senator Jerry Moran from Kansas objects to the President's  deal with Iran to stall progress of its nuclear weapons program.    Sen. Moran says quote,  "Iran's track record of deceptionMore >>
    United State  Senator Jerry Moran from Kansas objects to the President's  deal with Iran to stall progress of its nuclear weapons program.More >>
  • Deputies set to begin holiday patrol campaign seeking drunk drivers

    Deputies set to begin holiday patrol campaign seeking drunk drivers

    Sunday, November 24 2013 11:49 PM EST2013-11-25 04:49:54 GMT
    Law enforcement officers issue a warning in advance of the upcoming holiday weekend. They will be watching. Traditionally the Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the holiday travel season and is a time whenMore >>
     
    The Cherokee County sheriff says the department's annual holiday traffic enforcement campaign will kick off Monday.
    More deputies will be on the road  looking out for drivers under the influence. 


     
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  • Carl Junction Schools seek input from all for long range building plans

    Carl Junction Schools seek input from all for long range building plans

    Thursday, November 21 2013 6:56 PM EST2013-11-21 23:56:52 GMT
    Carl Junction school district officials say in the past,  building efforts have come as a reaction to surges in enrollment because of population growth. Now officials want to be proactive.  So they'reMore >>
    Carl Junction school officials want to be proactive in planning for future school buildings.  So they're getting ideas from a variety of groups about how the district should build  and what needs to happen first.More >>
  • Holocaust Survivor Shares Concentration Camp Story with Thomas Jefferson Students

    Holocaust Survivor Shares Concentration Camp Story with Thomas Jefferson Students

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 6:16 PM EST2013-11-19 23:16:32 GMT
    Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan speaks to Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School students about her six and a half years in a concentration camp until she was ten years old. Students read theMore >>
    Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan speaks to Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School students about her six and a half years in a concentration camp until she was ten years old. Students read the book about her life, "Four Perfect Pebbles."More >>
  • Governor Donates Venison to Food Bank

    Governor Donates Venison to Food Bank

    Sunday, November 17 2013 9:20 PM EST2013-11-18 02:20:43 GMT
    Gov.. Jay  Nixon harvests an 11-point buck in Clark County and is  donating the  venison to Share the Harvest. Now he's urging  others to do the same.      Gov.. Nixon was  deer hunting in Clark CountyMore >>
    Gov. Jay  Nixon harvests an 11-point buck in Clark County and is  donating the  venison to Share the Harvest. Now he's urging  others to do the same.More >>
  • Police investigate hit and run crash

    Police investigate hit and run crash

    Sunday, November 17 2013 12:12 AM EST2013-11-17 05:12:20 GMT
    Pittsburg police are investigating a hit and run crash.  18 year old Cameron Bryles- Ford struck Henry Bell while driving northbound on Broadway around two am Saturday  morning  and then left the scene.More >>
     
    Pittsburg police are investigating a hit and run crash. 
    18 year old Cameron Bryles- Ford struck Henry Bell while driving northbound on Broadway around two am Saturday  morning  and then left the scene.


     
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  • Wind conditions elevate fire risk and danger to fire crews

    Wind conditions elevate fire risk and danger to fire crews

    Thursday, November 14 2013 6:25 PM EST2013-11-14 23:25:25 GMT
    The risk for fires is at an elevated level across the four state viewing area -- due to low humidity and gusty winds. That can create serious hazards for fire crews. Firefighters worked a fire on HighwayMore >>
     
     
    The risk for fires is at an elevated level across the four state viewing area -- due to low humidity and gusty winds. That creates a danger to firefighters is winds turn the direction of flames.



     
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  • Band from Moore, Oklahoma practices in Joplin, shares advice with JHS band

    Band from Moore, Oklahoma practices in Joplin, shares advice with JHS band

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 6:27 PM EST2013-11-13 23:27:00 GMT
    Band students in Joplin and Moore, Oklahoma  have both survived deadly tornadoes.  And that resolve brings even more significance to one band's success in competition.  Joplin welcomed the SouthmooreMore >>
    Joplin welcomed the Southmoore high school  band to Junge field where the JHS band usually practices.  Southmoore stopped in Joplin for a practice as it heads  to Indianapolis for the grand national championships.More >>
  • Students use real robots to learn computer programming at Southeast H. S.

    Students use real robots to learn computer programming at Southeast H. S.

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 6:49 PM EST2013-11-12 23:49:09 GMT
    High school students in Cherokee, Kansas find out  first hand why they take math, particularly trigonometry, as they make robots move.       Southeast High School robotics students program their robotsMore >>
    High school students in Cherokee, Kansas find out  first hand why they take math, particularly trigonometry, as they make robots move.       Southeast High School robotics students program their robotsMore >>
  • Felon arrested after high speed chase in two states

    Felon arrested after high speed chase in two states

    Sunday, November 10 2013 11:29 PM EST2013-11-11 04:29:46 GMT
    A wanted felon is behind bars in Bourbon County, Kansas  but is  also sought by  Missouri deputies as well.  A high speed chase led to the arrest of 32 year old Raymond Younce Junior. The pursuit startedMore >>
     
    A wanted felon is behind bars in Bourbon County, Kansas  but is  also sought by  Missouri deputies as well. 

    A high speed chase led to the arrest of 32 year old Raymond Younce Junior.






     
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  • Crash halts traffic on US69

    Crash halts traffic on US69

    Saturday, November 9 2013 11:32 PM EST2013-11-10 04:32:38 GMT
    A  crash on Highway 69 south of Pittsburg sends two people to the hospital Saturday night. The  crash  closed the highway around eight o"clock Saturday as emergency crews responded to the two vehicleMore >>
    A  crash on Highway 69 south of Pittsburg sends two people to the hospital Saturday night.More >>
  • Non-profits new mission to house young women in need with Loving Grace

    Non-profits new mission to house young women in need with Loving Grace

    Thursday, November 7 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-11-07 23:35:49 GMT
    The non profit organization that operated HUD housing known has the Hampshire Terrace apartments is moving on to a new mission.  The Hampshire terrace board sold the apartment property after the tornadoMore >>
    A non-profit group renovates a home to help young women homeless or forced out of foster care to have shelter while working or going to school. It's called Lovin-grace. Renovations of the home are underway now. More >>
  • Joplin high school gives students college/career readiness tests

    Joplin high school gives students college/career readiness tests

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 6:33 PM EST2013-11-06 23:33:30 GMT
    College and career readiness is a new standard for school districts being measured by the State of Missouri. On Tuesday and Wednesday,  juniors at Joplin high school  took one assessment called the ASVAB.More >>
    School districts must assess college and career readiness before students graduate.  The ASVAB, ACT and compass tests are ways to measure that. Joplin juniors have been taking the ASVAB this week.More >>
  • Kansas Supreme Court holds session at PSU

    Kansas Supreme Court holds session at PSU

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 7:01 PM EST2013-11-06 00:01:04 GMT
    The Kansas Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on the Pittsburg  State University campus.     It was a chance for students and the public  to see the legal system in action.  Students first got  backpacksMore >>
     
    The Kansas Supreme Court today heard oral arguments on the Pittsburg  State University campus. 
       It was a chance for students and the public  to see the legal system in action. 




     
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  • Animal shelters give hay to keep pets warm this winter

    Animal shelters give hay to keep pets warm this winter

    Saturday, November 2 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-11-03 03:48:05 GMT
    Animal shelters are helping animal owners keep their pets warm.  The Southeast Kansas Humane Society held its annual straw day in Pittsburg Saturday.   Patrons could  pull up  and volunteers wouldMore >>
     
    Animal shelters are helping animal owners keep their pets warm. 
    The Southeast Kansas Humane Society held its annual straw day in Pittsburg Saturday.  



     
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  • School districts face own report cards from state

    School districts face own report cards from state

    Nov 1, 2013 12:30 PM 2013-11-01 17:39:49 GMT
    School districts are being asked to measure up to new standards and while they're graded on  things like attendance and college career readiness,  academic achievement is scored by tests. And comingMore >>
     
    School districts are being asked to measure up to new standards and while they're graded on 
    things like attendance and college career readiness,  academic achievement is scored by tests. And coming soon those will be based on the common core standards.






     
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  • Joplin fire and police pension board considers disability insurance & debates partial years

    Joplin fire and police pension board considers disability insurance & debates partial years

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-10-30 23:24:26 GMT
    The Joplin Police and Fire Pension Board is weighing the idea of disability insurance after a court ruling in favor of an injured firefighter.      The board is also facing another issue, whether to payMore >>
     
    The Joplin Police and Fire Pension Board is weighing the idea of disability insurance after a court ruling in favor of an injured firefighter.
         The board is also facing another issue, whether to pay benefits for partial years served.
      That  topic sparked a debate at a recent meeting.




     
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  • Area leaders learn a "regional" approach to economic development

    Area leaders learn a "regional" approach to economic development

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 6:36 PM EDT2013-10-29 22:36:24 GMT
    The Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative might seem to defy logic with  three states and seven counties working together to grow business and industry.          Today leaders from Missouri Kansas andMore >>
    Leaders from Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma came together in Miami for a lesson in landing new companies or expansions of current ones by working as a region from Dean Barber, with Barber Business Advisors out of Texas.More >>
  • Joplin Police DWI checkpoint nets 13 arrests

    Joplin Police DWI checkpoint nets 13 arrests

    Sunday, October 27 2013 10:13 PM EDT2013-10-28 02:13:03 GMT
    Joplin police team up with other groups to take drunk drivers off the streets. A DWI  checkpoint conducted Saturday night into Sunday morning netted 13 arrests. Officers sets up a stop at the intersectionMore >>
     
    Joplin police team up with other groups to take drunk drivers off the streets. A DWI  checkpoint conducted Saturday night into Sunday morning netted 13 arrests.



     
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  • Sheriff urges parents to plan "safe route" for trick or treaters

    Sheriff urges parents to plan "safe route" for trick or treaters

    Sunday, October 27 2013 10:01 PM EDT2013-10-28 02:01:25 GMT
    Local sheriff's departments want kids safe on the roads this Halloween. And parents can help by doing a little homework about where they go looking for candy treats.     While the holiday is fun forMore >>
    Local sheriff's departments want kids safe on the roads this Halloween. And parents can help by doing a little homework about where they go looking for candy treats to avoid sex offenders.More >>
  • Joplin 16 year old dies in crash

    Joplin 16 year old dies in crash

    Saturday, October 26 2013 10:41 PM EDT2013-10-27 02:41:53 GMT
    A Joplin teen is dead after his car left fir road a mile west of Carl Junction.  16 year old Kolbin Evans was killed when the car hit a concrete culvert and overturned. He was pronounced dead at FreemanMore >>
    A Joplin teen is dead after his car left fir road a mile west of Carl Junction.More >>
  • Common Core education standards at center of public meeting

    Common Core education standards at center of public meeting

    Monday, October 21 2013 10:03 AM EDT2013-10-21 14:03:09 GMT
    New standards coming in education spur a public meeting by opponents in Joplin.  New common core standards in education have many parents asking questions and urging More >>
     
    New standards coming in education spur a public meeting by opponents in Joplin. 
    New common core standards in education have many parents asking questions and urging lawmakers to stop funding State Education until the core can be reviewed.




     
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  • Neighbors say assault in Sergeant St. apartment sign of dangerous activity

    Neighbors say assault in Sergeant St. apartment sign of dangerous activity

    Monday, October 21 2013 12:44 AM EDT2013-10-21 04:44:49 GMT
    Sergeant street residents say apartment dwellers make their neighborhood dangerous. Joplin Police are  investigating  an assault that occurred Saturday night at 602 South Sergeant.  The captain of theMore >>
     
    Sergeant street residents say apartment dwellers make their neighborhood dangerous.
    Joplin Police are  investigating  an assault that occurred Saturday night at 602 South Sergeant.


     
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  • Maple Leaf Parade highlight of annual festival

    Maple Leaf Parade highlight of annual festival

    Saturday, October 19 2013 10:47 PM EDT2013-10-20 02:47:15 GMT
    Every year on the third Saturday in October, Carthage, Missouri holds a grand event. This year marks the 47th Annual Maple Leaf Festival. On Saturday the festivities began with a giant parade. The CarthageMore >>
    This year marks the 47th Annual Maple Leaf Festival. On Saturday the festivities began with a giant parade.More >>
  • Joplin teacher wins Milken Educator Award "Oscar of Teaching" & $25,000.00

    Joplin teacher wins Milken Educator Award "Oscar of Teaching" & $25,000.00

    Thursday, October 17 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-10-17 23:05:52 GMT
    Teachers often sacrifice for their profession, but one is going home with a $25-thousand dollar check today.             A Joplin High School teacher is the winner of the Milken  Family FoundationMore >>
      A Joplin High School teacher is the winner of the Milken  Family Foundation Educator Award. Tobin Schultz who teaches social studies and coaches football wins a no strings attached cash prize of $25 thousand dollars. 



     
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  • Wal Mart ramps up hiring of veterans, one 20 years on the job, shares his story

    Wal Mart ramps up hiring of veterans, one 20 years on the job, shares his story

    Thursday, October 17 2013 11:34 AM EDT2013-10-17 15:34:47 GMT
    Wal Mart is putting more veterans to work with a goal of giving 100-thousand vets jobs in the next five years.   The company is now offering any honorably discharged veteran a job within 12 months ofMore >>
     
     Wal Mart is putting more veterans to work with a goal of giving 100-thousand vets jobs in the next five years.   The company is now offering any honorably discharged veteran a job within 12 months of leaving active duty.





     
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  • Bright Futures USA shares strategies for helping kids in need at conference

    Bright Futures USA shares strategies for helping kids in need at conference

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-10-15 22:38:54 GMT
    The Bright Futures program that began in Joplin is now operating in four states and seventeen school districts.      The non-profit organization held a community engagement conference at Missouri SouthernMore >>
     
    The Bright Futures program that began in Joplin is now operating in four states and seventeen school districts. 
      The non-profit organization held a community engagement conference at Missouri Southern State University.


     
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  • Joplin man gets life in prison for the death of his estranged wife

    Joplin man gets life in prison for the death of his estranged wife

    A Joplin woman dies today after suffering from a gunshot wound. 36 year old Monica Webb was at 1314 East 15th Street and was transported to Freeman Hospital where she died. Joplin police say 35 yearMore >>
    Rondias Webb was sentenced to second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Monica Webb.More >>
  • Enrollment down at Kansas Community Colleges

    Enrollment down at Kansas Community Colleges

    Sunday, October 6 2013 10:52 PM EDT2013-10-07 02:52:55 GMT
    A new report says enrollment is down this fall at the 19 community colleges in Kansas. The report for the Kansas Board of Regents says statewide community college enrollments are down 3.82 percent, whichMore >>
    A new report says enrollment is down this fall at the 19 community colleges in Kansas.More >>
  • UPDATED: Second victim dies from injuries in crash near Columbus

    one dead in two car collision west of Columbus

    Sunday, October 6 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-10-07 02:08:38 GMT

    A medical helicopter and multiple ambulances are on the scene of a head on collision five miles west of Columbus, Kansas.  The area is blocked off.More >>

    Hospital officials say woman succumbs to injuries in crash near Columbus Friday night.More >>

  • Joplin man drives car into church, cited by MO Highway Patrol

    Joplin man drives car into church, cited by MO Highway Patrol

    Saturday, October 5 2013 8:50 PM EDT2013-10-06 00:50:17 GMT
    A Joplin man faces charges of driving while intoxicated after his Dodge Caravan crashed into a church.  30 year old Eric Manning was cited by the Missouri Highway Patrol  after his vehicle left the road,More >>
    A Joplin man faces charges of driving while intoxicated after his Dodge Caravan crashed into a church.More >>
  • Cable One responds to complaints Turner Channels going black

    Cable One responds to complaints Turner Channels going black

    Thursday, October 3 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-10-03 22:30:59 GMT
    Cable One customers are among those finding the Cardinals playoff  game  at restaurants, bars and friends homes  because TBS is off cable in Joplin.  Cable One  says it's Turner Broadcasting  retaliatingMore >>
    Cable One  says it's Turner Broadcasting  retaliating for Cable One cutting other  low rated Turner network channels and now customers aren't getting any Turner channels in Joplin.More >>
  • Community clinic targets poor and homeless with free flu shots

    Community clinic targets poor and homeless with free flu shots

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-10-02 23:09:02 GMT
    Kim Roark sat down for her first ever flu shot today at Soul's Harbor. She's only been a resident at there since April but thinks she needs the  flu shot this year. Kim says,"When you're around a groupMore >>
     
    The community clinic has a grant to deliver twelve-hundred flu shots to poor, mid-income and homeless residents. The clinic is taking the shots to various shelters to reach those who often have weakened immune system because of how they live. 





     
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  • East Newton School Board members explain resolution against Common Core standards

    East Newton School Board members explain resolution against Common Core standards

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 7:35 PM EDT2013-10-01 23:35:33 GMT
    A Southwest Missouri School Board is concerned about the cost of implementing new common core standards for education and has drafted a resolution to state officials.       The East Newton School BoardMore >>
     
       The East Newton School Board is asking state lawmakers to re-evaluate the adoption of the Common Core State Standards or CCSS.
          The board contends state lawmakers didn't get an opportunity to discuss or vote on the standards.




     
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  • JLT opens seasons with musical "Gypsy"

    JLT opens seasons with musical "Gypsy"

    Monday, September 23 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-09-23 04:14:57 GMT
    Joplin Little Theatre kicks off its season with the broadway musical Gypsy. The musical tells the story of Louise and June as they are pushed into performing in vaudeville shows by their stage mother,More >>
    Joplin Little Theatre kicks off its season with the broadway musical Gypsy.

    The musical tells the story of Louise (future gypsy rose lee) and June as they are pushed into performing in vaudeville shows by their stage mother, Momma Rose.
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  • Thousands go without power Sunday evening

    Thousands go without power Sunday evening

    Sunday, September 22 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-09-23 02:55:48 GMT
    Thousands of people deal with a power outage Sunday evening.  Empire District Electric is restoring power to thousands of homes in the Webb City and Carterville area Sunday evening.   Power went outMore >>
    Empire District Electric is restoring power to thousands of homes in the Webb City and Carterville area Sunday evening.  
    Power went out around


     
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  • Pittsburg residents raise funds for 4 year old with cancer

    Pittsburg residents raise funds for 4 year old with cancer

    Sunday, September 22 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-09-23 02:50:24 GMT
    Pittsburg holds a benefit to support a 4 year old during  his battle with cancer.   Aiden Long was diagnosed in July after doctors found a wilms tumor in his stomach. The tumor was the size of a smallMore >>
    A Pittsburg restaurant hosts a fundraiser for a four year old fighting cancer after having a tumor the size of a small watermelon removed. More >>
  • Speed limit on Range Line Rd. now 40 miles per hour

    Speed limit on Range Line Rd. now 40 miles per hour

    Sep 19, 2013 03:34 PM 2013-09-19 22:47:30 GMT
    The speed limit on Joplin's busiest and sometimes most dangerous road is officially lower.       The speed limit on Range Line Road in Joplin is now forty miles an hour.  That's down from forty-five milesMore >>
     
     The speed limit on Joplin's busiest and sometimes most dangerous road is officially lower.  
        The speed limit on Range Line Road in Joplin is now forty miles an hour.  That's down from forty-five miles per hour.  





     
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  • MSSU enrollment up for first time since 2010

    MSSU enrollment up for first time since 2010

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-09-18 21:43:43 GMT
    The tide is turning for Missouri Southern State University when it comes to enrollment.  This fall numbers are up three-point seven percent.      More than 56-hundred students are  enrolled. That'sMore >>
     

    Missouri Southern State University's enrollment jumps 3.7 percent for the fall of 2013. Officials give some credit to the Lion Pride Tuition program offering out of state students in Kansas, Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas in state rates. 



     
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  • Frisco apartment fire forces evacuations of some residents

    Frisco apartment fire forces evacuations of some residents

    Sunday, September 15 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-09-16 03:25:13 GMT
    Joplin's Main street filled with fire trucks battling an apartment fire at the Frisco building Sunday evening.   Residents at the Frisco Apartment building got a scare when fire broke out in an  upperMore >>
    Joplin's Main street filled with fire trucks battling an apartment fire at the Frisco building Sunday evening.More >>
  • Hundreds of bridges deemed fracture critical & structurally deficient

    Hundreds of bridges deemed fracture critical & structurally deficient

    Sunday, September 15 2013 8:12 PM EDT2013-09-16 00:12:29 GMT
    A review of the National Bridge Inventory shows Missouri with the highest number in the Four States that are fracture critical and structurally deficient. Federal figures show Missouri  with 687 bridgesMore >>
    A review of the National Bridge Inventory shows Missouri with the highest number in the Four States that are fracture critical and structurally deficient.More >>
  • MODOT prepares to lower speed limit on Range Line Road

    MODOT prepares to lower speed limit on Range Line Road

    Sunday, September 15 2013 6:13 PM EDT2013-09-15 22:13:27 GMT
    The speed limit on a 4-mile long segment of Range Line Road (Bus. Loop 49) in Joplin will be reduced to 40 mph starting Wednesday night, Sept. 18, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. TheMore >>
    The speed limit on a 4-mile long segment of Range Line Road (Bus. Loop 49) in Joplin will be reduced to 40 mph starting Wednesday night, Sept. 18, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.More >>
  • New playgrounds for Parr HIl Park dedicated Saturday

    New playgrounds for Parr HIl Park dedicated Saturday

    Sunday, September 15 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-09-15 22:05:49 GMT
    Another Joplin park is restored and ready for play with some improvements to boot.  Parr Hill Park has a new playground, swing set and picnic shelter thanks to  a forty-five  thousand dollar donation fromMore >>
    Parr Hill Park has a new playground, swing set and picnic shelter thanks to  a forty-five  thousand dollar donation from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Missouri.More >>
  • A Carthage man is sentenced for his role in a robbery

    A Carthage man is sentenced for his role in a robbery

    Saturday, September 14 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-09-15 02:57:32 GMT
    A  Carthage, Missouri  man is sentenced for his role in a robbery. Terrell Eugene Prine will spend thirteen years in the Department of Corrections. Prine was arrested in Joplin for first degree  robberyMore >>
     
    A  Carthage, Missouri  man is sentenced for his role in a robbery.
    Terrell Eugene Prine will spend thirteen years in the Department of Corrections.


     
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  • Carl Junction H. S. offer opportunity to earn college associates degree

    Carl Junction H. S. offer opportunity to earn college associates degree

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-09-11 19:39:26 GMT
    Carl Junction High School  students have the opportunity to get a jump start on college. In fact they'll be able to earn an associates degree  while in high school. The district is teaming up with CrowderMore >>
    Carl Junction High School  students have the opportunity to get a jump start on college. In fact they'll be able to earn an associates degree  while in high school. The district is teaming up with Crowder college for the program.More >>
  • Pittsburg middle school approved for student council

    Pittsburg middle school approved for student council

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-09-10 22:30:02 GMT
    8th graders at Pittsburg Middle School  learn the beginnings of American Government in class, but now they'll have the opportunity to be part of student government at school.  The Pittsburg School BoardMore >>
    Pittsburg Middle School gets approval to add student government and pay an adult sponsor to guide student leaders. More >>
  • A PSU fraternity hosts a week long fundraiser for local Special Olympics.

    A PSU fraternity hosts a week long fundraiser for local Special Olympics.

    Sunday, September 8 2013 10:41 PM EDT2013-09-09 02:41:02 GMT
    A Pittsburg State University fraternity is hosting a weeklong fundraiser for local Special Olympics. Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity hosted  a  kickoff party  at the  Fraternity directly south of the  PSUMore >>
    A Pittsburg State University fraternity is hosting a weeklong fundraiser for local Special Olympics.More >>
  • Wyandotte couple killed in crash

    Wyandotte couple killed in crash

    Sunday, September 8 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-09-08 20:44:35 GMT
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    Two Wyandotte women are dead after a crash in Creek County Oklahoma. The highway patrol says sixty-four year old Monte Matherly and fifty-nine year old Julee Matherly were killed when their car was struckMore >>
    A Wyandotte couple is dead after a crash in Creek County Oklahoma.More >>
  • Barry & McDonald county get disaster declaration for flooding

    Barry & McDonald county get disaster declaration for flooding

    Saturday, September 7 2013 10:35 PM EDT2013-09-08 02:35:50 GMT
    President Barack Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for 18 Missouri counties hit hard by last month's floods. The floods that resulted from nearly two weeks of heavy rain caused widespreadMore >>
    President Barack Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for 18 Missouri counties hit hard by last month's floods.More >>
  • Politicians tour state like Governor debating HB 253 and a possible override vote

    Politicians tour state like Governor debating HB 253 and a possible override vote

    Thursday, September 5 2013 7:17 PM EDT2013-09-05 23:17:09 GMT
    The tax cut bill  vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon brought  lawmakers stumping for support of an override to Joplin.   Representatives Bill Reiboldt and Bill White spoke to a group of retired teachers onMore >>
    The tax cut bill  vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon brought  lawmakers stumping for support of an override to Joplin.More >>
  • Joplin's city manager gets a list of job improvement recommendations-officials mum on specifics

    Joplin's city manager gets a list of job improvement recommendations-officials mum on specifics

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 3:55 PM EDT2013-09-04 19:55:07 GMT
    Joplin's city manager gets a list of job improvement recommendations from the city council but officials are mum on specifics.  The  Joplin city council went into closed session last night to discussMore >>
    Joplin's city manager gets a list of job improvement recommendations from the city council but officials are mum on specifics.More >>
  • Back to school means back to studying for students of all ages and time to combat bad study habits.

    Back to school means back to studying for students of all ages and time to combat bad study habits.

    Sep 3, 2013 04:20 PM 2013-09-04 16:30:11 GMT
    Back to school means back to studying for students of all ages  and time to combat bad study habits.  Anxiety and worry can block learning and students performance on tests.   That's one reason why crammingMore >>
    Back to school means back to studying for students of all ages  and time to combat bad study habits.  Anxiety and worry can block learning and students performance on tests.   That's one reason why cramming and procrastinating are considered bad study habits.More >>
  • Businesses have October 1st deadline to inform workers about health care exchanges

    Businesses have October 1st deadline to inform workers about health care exchanges

    Aug 29, 2013 03:24 PM 2013-08-29 21:32:47 GMT
    For most  workers like those at Able Manufacturing and Assembly, LLC, word of the Affordable Care Act has come from the news.  But now it will come from their employer.   By October first a notice mustMore >>
     
    By October first a notice must go to workers explaining that the government's health insurance marketplace is open for enrollment. But  some industry human resource directors   fear the notice alone could panic employees.







     
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  • Jasper Co. Health Department grants help clean, repair or replace septic tanks

    Jasper Co. Health Department grants help clean, repair or replace septic tanks

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 4:59 PM EDT2013-08-27 20:59:45 GMT
    Jasper County has grant money to offer those needing septic tanks cleaned out or repaired. And some will even be replaced. The grant  pays up to $3 thousand dollars of the cost of a replacement and halfMore >>
    Jasper County has grant money to offer those needing septic tanks cleaned out or repaired. And some will even be replaced. The goal of the grant is to keep E-coli out of Spring River and leaking septic tanks can be a source of contamination. The $127, 000  dollar grant still has funds available.More >>
  • Neosho business donates to Ronald McDonald House

    Neosho business donates to Ronald McDonald House

    Saturday, August 24 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-08-24 23:45:55 GMT
    A Neosho business is supporting the Ronald McDonald house physically and financially. Members of the Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Committee presented a check to the Ronald McDonald houseMore >>
    Members of the Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Committee in Neosho presented a check to the Ronald McDonald house in Joplin for six thousand dollars this morning. More >>
  • Joplin schools opt for word study over spelling tests & get new reading program

    Joplin schools opt for word study over spelling tests & get new reading program

    Thursday, August 22 2013 7:13 PM EDT2013-08-22 23:13:28 GMT
    Spelling tests are no longer part of the regimen at Joplin schools which are  now using a different approach to vocabulary building.   But other private schools still take the testing approach. JoplinMore >>
    Spelling tests are no longer part of the regimen at Joplin schools which are  now using a different approach to vocabulary building.   But other private schools still take the testing approach.More >>
  • Pittsburg High School attacks dropout issue with two programs

    Pittsburg High School attacks dropout issue with two programs

    Wednesday, August 21 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-08-21 22:44:07 GMT
    Keeping at risk kids in school and getting them into the work force is a goal Pittsburg High School has  a grant to help accomplish.    J.A.G. or Jobs for America's Graduates classes have been added.More >>
    A grant brings two national programs to Pittsburg High School to reduce the drop out rate.  JAG or Jobs for America's Graduates and Communities in Schools. Both will work with at risk students on job readiness through classes and job shadowing while connecting them to social resources and supports. More >>
  • Text service helps students and now adults reach crisis counselors

    Text service helps students and now adults reach crisis counselors

    Tuesday, August 20 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-08-20 22:54:09 GMT
    It used to be, call a hotline for help, but now free crisis counseling comes via text message and its helping local students. Kids are back to school where some will have to deal with bullying. The answer,More >>
    Kids are back to school where some will have to deal with bullying. The answer, the"Talk About It" counselors.  Ozark Center has them available 24/7.More >>
  • Catholic youth group does odd jobs to raise convention funds

    Catholic youth group does odd jobs to raise convention funds

    Sunday, August 18 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-08-19 02:29:58 GMT
    St. Mary's Catholic Church High School Youth are taking advantage of recent rains and the trimmings left after mowing by offering raking services. The group is also doing landscaping jobs, car washesMore >>
    Catholic youth group teens turn into handymen and handy women doing yard work and landscaping to raise funds for a national convention.More >>
  • Rebuild Joplin receive $1,700 from Rock a Joplin BowTie effort

    Rebuild Joplin receive $1,700 from Rock a Joplin BowTie effort

    Rebuild Joplin received a check on Thursday for a little more than $1,700. The funds came from Spiva Center's "Rock a Joplin BowTie" effort.More >>
    Rebuild Joplin received a check on Thursday for a little more than $1,700. The funds came from Spiva Center's "Rock a Joplin BowTie" effort. The local fundraiser was part of former NFL player Dhani Jones' National BowTie Cause, which serves as a platform for creating awareness and raising funds for particular causes. Officials say it's not too late to get a Joplin Bowtie.  They are $57 each.More >>
  • Fort Scott Community College needs $3.6 million in maintenance work

    Fort Scott Community College needs $3.6 million in maintenance work

    Thursday, August 15 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-08-15 22:19:28 GMT
    The mill levy is going up in Bourbon County, Kansas  to help fund maintenance needs at Fort Scott Community College.   Windows fog over at the college's Burke Street nursing campus.  The 54-year-oldMore >>
    The mill levy is going up in Bourbon County, Kansas  to help fund maintenance needs at Fort Scott Community College.  $3.6 million dollars worth of deferred maintenance and capitol improvement projects have been identified.More >>
  • Neosho starts school overcrowded but with plans to add space

    Neosho starts school overcrowded but with plans to add space

    Wednesday, August 14 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-08-14 19:34:43 GMT
    It's the first day of school for students in the  Neosho School district where overcrowding is still an issue.  But the district has a plan to solve it. Three FEMA safe room grant projects have been approvedMore >>
    Neosho schools are back in session but students are in even more mobile classrooms. The district is using 20 this year.  But its been approved for three FEMA safe room grant projects including one that adds 18 classrooms to the high school. More >>
  • Schermerhorn Park picked as possible bike trail site

    Schermerhorn Park picked as possible bike trail site

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 6:50 PM EDT2013-08-13 22:50:13 GMT
    Schermerhorn Park could someday be home to a bicycle trail.  A group of citizens and civic leaders is forming to work on creating a trail from the park to the Missouri/Kansas state line.    LindaMore >>
    A new group looks into creating a bike trail beginning at Schermerhorn Park and ending at Stateline Road.  The scenic trail between the bluffs and Shoal Creek is believed to be a possible draw for visitors and help to the Galena economy.More >>
  • St. Mary's church destroyed by the Joplin tornado gets $30,000 to boost to its rebuilding fund.

    St. Mary's church destroyed by the Joplin tornado gets $30,000 to boost to its rebuilding fund.

    Sunday, August 11 2013 9:30 PM EDT2013-08-12 01:30:48 GMT
    A church destroyed by the Joplin tornado gets a big boost to its rebuilding fund. The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus presented a check for 30 thousand dollars to pastor Justin Monaghan. The KnightsMore >>
    A church destroyed by the Joplin tornado gets a big boost to its rebuilding fund. The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus presented a check for 30 thousand dollars to pastor Justin Monaghan.More >>
  • NAMI moves its offices to downtown Joplin

    NAMI moves its offices to downtown Joplin

    Wednesday, August 7 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-08-07 22:48:52 GMT
    Mental health supports are now centered in downtown Joplin as NAMI moves its offices. NAMI's home is on 2nd Street next to the Greyhound bus station. Board members say the old location on Davis BoulevardMore >>
    Mental health supports are now centered in downtown Joplin as NAMI moves its offices. NAMI's home is on 2nd Street next to the Greyhound bus station. More >>
  • Joplin High Schooler Publishes Book

    Joplin High School Student Publishes Book

    Joplin High School Student Publishes Book

    Sunday, August 4 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-08-05 02:50:03 GMT
    Graduating high school is a big accomplishment but one joplin high student, can also add "Published autho" to her resume. A writer since 3rd grade, Makenzie Mccroskey Jones works on her next book inMore >>
    Graduating high school is a big accomplishment but one joplin high student, can also add "Published autho" to her resume. A writer since 3rd grade, Makenzie Mccroskey Jones works on her next book inMore >>
  • Homeless count held in southwest Missouri

    Homeless count held in southwest Missouri

    Wednesday, July 31 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-07-31 21:20:41 GMT
    Across the state of Missouri agencies are hoping to get a head count of those without shelter. The count is conducted twice a year and the effort shows help agency representatives the real circumstancesMore >>
    Across the state of Missouri agencies are hoping to get a head count of those without shelter. The count is conducted twice a year and the effort shows help agency representatives the real circumstances of homeless people.More >>
  • Missouri Southern sees explosion in social media use

    Missouri Southern sees explosion in social media use

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 5:41 PM EDT2013-07-30 21:41:21 GMT
    Missouri Southern State University says they are seeing an explosion in their social media followers. The university's marketing department says MSSU's Facebook page has doubled the number of its friendsMore >>
    The university's marketing department says MSSU's Facebook page has doubled the number of its friends and the MSSU Twitter account shows a 500% increase in followers.  They say the key has more posting, and a part-time intern is getting the credit.More >>
  • Main Street reopens in Joplin

    Main Street reopens in Joplin

    At around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday police and fire were called to a building collapse in the 900 block of South Main.  City officials say the three story building was vacant and there are no injuries. AMore >>
    Demolition began Monday on what was left of the Carl Adams building in Joplin.  It collapsed Wednesday morning. The nearly 100 year old structure was vacant and had been previously damaged by fire and the separate collapse of an adjoining building had left it weak.More >>
  • New Missouri law gives counties authority to enact burn bans

    New Missouri law gives counties authority to enact burn bans

    Thursday, July 18 2013 4:41 PM EDT2013-07-18 20:41:55 GMT
    A new Missouri law gives counties the authority to enact burn bans.  The measure was part of an omnibus bill signed by the Governor. Last year brush fires charred a thousand acres in Newton County.  OfficialsMore >>
    A new Missouri law gives counties the authority to enact burn bans.  The measure was part of an omnibus bill signed by the Governor.   Last year Newton County commissioners tried to ban burning through an emergency declaration but it had no enforcement power. The new law does.More >>
  • Joplin creating new position to oversee $31 million funding allotted for low income housing

    Joplin creating new position to oversee $31 million funding allotted for low income housing

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-07-17 22:22:10 GMT
    The Joplin city council has approved a new city position but not all members are happy about it.  The position is for a person to oversee projects funded through HUD Community Development Block GrantsMore >>
    The Joplin city council has approved a new city position but not all members are happy about it.  The position is for a person to oversee projects funded through HUD Community Development Block Grants that total $160 million. The first grant of about $45 million has nearly $31 million allotted for low income housing, but nothing's been built and renters are still turning to the Salvation Army for assistance, saying what is available is too high priced.More >>
  • Area Agency on Aging turns to fundraising to help keep food programs going

    Area Agency on Aging turns to fundraising to help keep food programs going

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-07-16 23:10:53 GMT
    Budget cuts have forced the Area Agency on Aging to try fundraising to keep its food programs going. Homebound meal deliveries in Joplin took a blow from the federal government sequestration, cuttingMore >>
    Budget cuts have forced the Area Agency on Aging to try fundraising to keep its food programs going. Homebound meal deliveries in Joplin took a blow from the federal government sequestration, cutting funds for 7,000 meals a year.  There's now a waiting list.More >>
  • The upcoming production the Wizard of Oz is taking actors off the stage and into the air. The play will performed soon at the Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg

    Flying experts rig Pittsburg stage for Wizard of Oz upcoming show.

    Sunday, July 14 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-07-15 01:40:37 GMT
    The upcoming production the Wizard of Oz is taking actors off the stage and into the air. The play will performed soon at the Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg. A crew from Louisville, Kentucky startedMore >>
    A crew from Louisville, Kentucky started early Sunday morning preparing special rigging and apparatus so some characters can fly in an upcoming performance of the Wizard of Oz at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium. More >>
  • A new seat is available on the Kansas Court of Appeals but Governor Sam Brownback doesn't plan to release the names of applicants.

    Governor Sam Brownback won't release names of applicants for appeals court post.

    Sunday, July 14 2013 9:36 PM EDT2013-07-15 01:36:30 GMT
    A new seat is available on the Kansas Court of Appeals but Governor Sam Brownback doesn't plan to release the names of applicants. That's riling his centrist and liberal critics. Under a law that tookMore >>
    A new seat is available on the Kansas Court of Appeals but Governor Sam Brownback doesn't plan to release the names of applicants. Under a law that took effect this month Brownback will appoint Court of Appeals judges subject to senate confirmation. Thus involving the legislature.More >>
  • During summer months Humane Society staff take extra steps to cool down animals.

    During summer months Humane Society staff take extra steps to cool down animals.

    Sunday, July 14 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-07-15 01:25:10 GMT
    Veterinarians say heat related deaths with pets happen easier than you think. The Southeast Kansas Humane Society is at full capacity with cats and dogs. During summer months the staff has to take extraMore >>
    Veterinarians say heat related deaths with pets happen easier than you think.

    The Southeast Kansas Humane Society staff  during summer months  has to take extra steps to cool down animals.

    Swimming pools - plenty of water - regulated time in the heat and fans are added. Experts say to tell if your animal is dehydrated you can simply grab the top of their skin.
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  • More than 60 vendors offer rare collectibles and antique items at the John Hammons convention center.

    More than 60 vendors offer rare collectibles and antique items at the John Hammons convention center.

    Saturday, July 13 2013 8:50 PM EDT2013-07-14 00:50:20 GMT
    Collectors from across the region are selling some of their most prized possessions this weekend-- at the Joplin vintage market. More than 60 vendors offer rare collectibles and antique items at theMore >>
    Collectors from across the region are selling some of their most prized possessions this weekend-- at the Joplin vintage market.

    More than 60 vendors offer rare collectibles and antique items at the John Hammons convention center.
    More >>
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