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New Dorms At Labette Community College

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    Students across the region are settling in to their dorm rooms for the fall semester.     But for students and faculty at Labette Community College in Parsons, this move-in day has special meaning. When Zachary Lintzen came to Labette Community College last year, living on campus, wasn't an option. Lintzen: "I lived in a small two bedroom apartment on the other side of town, it was kinda far from campus so it was difficult to travel back and forth to ... More>>

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MSSU Holds Inaugural Green Coat Ceremony Video included

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You may have heard of a white coat ceremony. The signal of the start of medical school, but this is a bit different. Missouri Southern State University officials gave each student a green jacket as a symbol of the start of their undergrad career. "Students will enter into school this fall, they'll receive their bachelor's degree in biology in 3 years" says Dr.. Donna Johnson , the director of the Yours to Lose program. But their education doesn't end there. Their... More>>

Joplin Takes a Stand against Racism

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Community leaders held a rally against racism Friday night in response to the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Report: Missouri Has More 'Hate Groups' Than Kansas & Oklahoma Combined Video included

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     According to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center" the state of Missouri has more hate groups than Kansas and Oklahoma combined.      But local officials say *positive* groups are more common in the area. Charlottesville, Virginia.  these disturbing scenes painted an unpleasant picture of the racial divisions in our country. A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center outlines the number of hate groups in each state across t... More>>

Online Retailer Amazon Issues Safety Alert For Eclipse Glasses Video included

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"I was born and I had perfect eyesight.  I don't want to ruin it," says one understanding student from Baxter Springs, KS.

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Solar Eclipse Enthusiast

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    You're probably familiar with the phrase, 'What would you do for a Klondike Bar', but, for one Joplin woman and her family, it's 'What would you do for a solar eclipse?' Libby Burleson was first introduced to solar eclipse 'mania' in 2002.     Her mother saw the craze and started a business, specializing in 'eclipse cruises'.     That's when Libby and her family loaded up on a ten day journey to the middle of the ocean, just to see the ... More>>

Joplin New Superintendent Welcomes Students, Teachers Hint to Better Morale Video included

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It’s the first day of school in Joplin where the new superintendent was out welcoming back students and faculty At South Middle School Melinda Moss greeted sixth graders with high fives. 

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Search for Eclipse Viewing Glasses Becoming More Dim Video included

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If you haven't gotten your eclipse glasses yet, your options might be as low as the light will be during the eclipse. "Recently, they have just depleted. We do not have any more eclipse solar glasses" Phones have been ringing off the hook at Kirkland's home. "We've gotten 50 to 100 calls a day looking for these glasses and there's no place for us to send them because we just don't have anywhere to send them" says Chris Lathem from Kirkland's Home. Some stores have ... More>>

Keeping Kids Safe in Cherokee County Video included

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You can't be with your kid 24 hours a day but thanks to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, you can keep a digital eye on their surroundings. 

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Wyandotte Schools Starts School Year with New Food Menu Mobile App Video included

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        School districts using OPAA! food service will have access to the Nutrislice menu app that Wyandotte administrators believe will have a huge impact on the food program.          

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INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield Negotiations Video included

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It's an agreement that needs to be made by August 31st. A contract is in a stalemate between INTEGRIS Health" and "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma". If INTEGRIS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma do not come to an agreement on a contract soon, it means the two companies will become out of network with each other. INTEGRIS requested a 3 percent rate increase from Blue Cross, but the insurance company denied it. In a statement from &quo... More>>

Red Carpet Welcomes Miami Teachers As Community Rallies Support Video included

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  Miami Oklahoma teachers get a big show of support from students and the community after being let down by lawmakers who cut education Teachers walked the red carpet in Miami this morning go cheers from students and citizens.  

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Missouri Rx Program Cut Effect Video included

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The new "Missouri Rx Plan" went into effect on July 1st, cutting aid for people who only use Medicare. Just part of the 15-million dollars in state budget cuts. So how has it impacted local seniors? Carrie Homer is the president and CEO of the assisted living facility.. Autumn place, I visited the Joplin location. She works with senior citizens with prescription needs. "If they have received a bill from a pharmacy company showing that a medication has gone up. Yes... More>>

Eclipse Eye-wear & Safety

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In just one week.. The moon will come between the Earth and the sun.      It's a good thing, though.. The earth and the sun have been fighting, now, for weeks.      The "solar eclipse" will have millions of people looking up at the sky.      And if you don't take the proper precautions there could be serious consequences.   When many of us head to work or school Monday morning, the day will look like any other. But just befor... More>>

New Mulberry Council Convenes

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    The new city council in mulberry held their first meeting, as a special session today - at the Mulberry Municipal Building.     The session was supposed to outline the next step for selecting a police chief for the community, after the previous chief was laid off last Tuesday.     The meeting Sunday night started off with another resignation.     Mulberry Police Sergeant Barlow, the only police officer on the force, resigned a... More>>

Dog Days at the City of Miami Municipal Pool Video included

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It is literally the dog days of summer at the City of Miami Municipal Pool. "This is our last day open so we've invited pet owners with their dogs to come in and swim with their pets before we drain the pool" says pool manager Lee Ann Coyne. A couple safety precautions owners had to follow was all dogs had to have their rabies vaccines up to date, be on a leash and one owner even suited her dog with a life jacket. Although the sun was hidden behind clouds, pups ... More>>

Wedding Woes in Joplin

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Davida Ralston thought she'd be having the wedding of her dreams at Joplin's Springhouse Gardens, but that was back when she could still get in touch with the venue's owner. 

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Joplin Arts and Economic Study

Joplin Arts and Economic Study Video included

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Connect2Culture announces the results of a study showing the 2015 financial impact of Joplin's non-profit arts and culture organizations.  The comprehensive impact study, called "Arts & Economic Prosperity 5" found those organizations generate $5.4 million dollars annually to the local economy and almost 200 jobs. For more information on the study: http://connect2culture.com/aep5/

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Fort Scott Animal to Enforce Dog Registration Ordinance in September

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Nicolette Carpenter has lived in Fort Scott her entire life and has been taking care of her 2 dogs for the past 7 years. "Each have been picked up by the pound at least once or twice. Even whenever I go and get them at the pound, the dog catchers never said anything about needing to be registered with the city or anything like that. So it's weird to hear about it just now" she says. The Fort Scott Animal Control is planning to enforce the town's dog regi...

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Carthage Parking Fines

Carthage Parking Fines Video included

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The next time you park longer than a few hours on the Historic Carthage Square, you'll pay more.  The parking fine used to be $1.  It's now $5 as a result of a new ordinance approved by city council members this week.  Repeat offenders will be fined $25.  The increase applies to the 2-hour parking areas and comes after some business owners complained that too many people were abusing the rules.   Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan says, "This is the first... More>>

Development in Parsons

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By the end of July 2015, the city of Parsons, Kansas had issued out building permits for around 5 million dollars worth of construction. By the end of July 2016, the city had issued out building permits for more than 7 million dollars of new development.

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Local Veterans Give Input on Recent Tensions With North Korea Video included

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It was about as close to hell as you'll ever get" says veteran Curtis Lee Weber on parts of his experience during World War II. With high tensions between North Korea and the United States, the veteran fears it will spark a war and cause history to repeat itself. "My father in law was in World War I, I was in World War II, I ain't got any kids. But they'd be in the next one" he explains. But another veteran has the attitude that we just need to do what it... More>>

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  • AP Sources: Strategist Steve Bannon Leaving White House

    AP Sources: Strategist Steve Bannon Leaving White House

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:14:31 GMT
    (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House. The former leader of conservative Breitbart News pushed Trump to follow through with his campaign prom...More >>
    (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House. The former leader of conservative Breitbart News pushed Trump to follow through with his campaign prom...More >>
  • Michigan Man Charged For Casey's Robbery; Fires Gun Multiple Times

    Michigan Man Charged For Casey's Robbery; Fires Gun Multiple Times

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:14:56 GMT
    Jordan A. LoganJordan A. Logan
    On August 17, 2017 at 3:34 AM Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to Casey’s General Store, 403 North Main, for a panic alarm. While officers were on the way, a witness called 911 to report the store was being robbed. Officers arrived and set up a perimeter on the store. As officers approached, one of the female employees then exited the store with a rifle that they had fought away from the suspect. The suspect then exited the store and failed to comply with of...More >>
    On August 17, 2017 at 3:34 AM Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to Casey’s General Store, 403 North Main, for a panic alarm. While officers were on the way, a witness called 911 to report the store was being robbed. Officers arrived and set up a perimeter on the store. As officers approached, one of the female employees then exited the store with a rifle that they had fought away from the suspect. The suspect then exited the store and failed to comply with of...More >>
  • City’s monthly tree limb drop off site open on Saturday, August 19

    City’s monthly tree limb drop off site open on Saturday, August 19

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:58:48 GMT
    The growing season is still with us in Joplin, and as residents trim their trees and bushes, the City will again open the tree limb and brush drop-off processing site on Saturday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The drop-off site is located at 1702 North Schifferdecker Avenue, six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker.  This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.  Leaves, grass...More >>
    The growing season is still with us in Joplin, and as residents trim their trees and bushes, the City will again open the tree limb and brush drop-off processing site on Saturday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The drop-off site is located at 1702 North Schifferdecker Avenue, six tenths of a mile north of Belle Center Road on the west side of Schifferdecker.  This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits.  Leaves, grass...More >>
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  • Report: Missouri Has More 'Hate Groups' Than Kansas & Oklahoma Combined

    Report: Missouri Has More 'Hate Groups' Than Kansas & Oklahoma Combined

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:51:58 GMT
         According to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center" the state of Missouri has more hate groups than Kansas and Oklahoma combined.      But local officials say *positive* groups are more common in the area. Charlottesville, Virginia.  these disturbing scenes painted an unpleasant picture of the racial divisions in our country. A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center outlines the number of hate groups in each state across t...More >>
         According to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center" the state of Missouri has more hate groups than Kansas and Oklahoma combined.      But local officials say *positive* groups are more common in the area. Charlottesville, Virginia.  these disturbing scenes painted an unpleasant picture of the racial divisions in our country. A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center outlines the number of hate groups in each state across t...More >>
  • Joplin Takes a Stand against Racism

    Joplin Takes a Stand against Racism

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:31:15 GMT

    Community leaders held a rally against racism Friday night in response to the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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    Community leaders held a rally against racism Friday night in response to the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • MSSU Holds Inaugural Green Coat Ceremony

    MSSU Holds Inaugural Green Coat Ceremony

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:59:55 GMT
    You may have heard of a white coat ceremony. The signal of the start of medical school, but this is a bit different. Missouri Southern State University officials gave each student a green jacket as a symbol of the start of their undergrad career. "Students will enter into school this fall, they'll receive their bachelor's degree in biology in 3 years" says Dr.. Donna Johnson , the director of the Yours to Lose program. But their education doesn't end there. Their...More >>
    You may have heard of a white coat ceremony. The signal of the start of medical school, but this is a bit different. Missouri Southern State University officials gave each student a green jacket as a symbol of the start of their undergrad career. "Students will enter into school this fall, they'll receive their bachelor's degree in biology in 3 years" says Dr.. Donna Johnson , the director of the Yours to Lose program. But their education doesn't end there. Their...More >>

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