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  • PSC Approves Agreement In Missouri Gas Energy Rate Case

    PSC Approves Agreement In Missouri Gas Energy Rate Case

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:48:17 GMT
    The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved an agreement among parties in a natural gas rate case filed last September by Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), a division of Laclede Gas Company. The agreement will take effect for service rendered on and after May 1, 2014.More >>
    The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved an agreement among parties in a natural gas rate case filed last September by Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), a division of Laclede Gas Company. The agreement will take effect for service rendered on and after May 1, 2014.More >>
  • Toy Story: PSU students learn art of toy design

    Toy Story: PSU students learn art of toy design

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:29:02 GMT
    A new Toy Design class in the Pittsburg State Department of Art gives students a hands-on lesson of the world of toy design.More >>
    A new Toy Design class in the Pittsburg State Department of Art gives students a hands-on lesson of the world of toy design.More >>
  • Galena woman arrested for meth sales

    Galena woman arrested for meth sales

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:46:15 GMT
    Dee Dee "Kay" PhillipsDee Dee "Kay" Phillips
    Just after 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at the home located at 217 Lily Place, in Galena. Dee Dee “Kay” Phillips, 48, of the home, was arrested at the scene.More >>
    Just after 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at the home located at 217 Lily Place, in Galena. Dee Dee “Kay” Phillips, 48, of the home, was arrested at the scene.More >>
  • Cherokee County Sheriff's Office represented at annual Kansas Safety Conference

    Cherokee County Sheriff's Office represented at annual Kansas Safety Conference

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:42:13 GMT
    At the 20th Annual Kansas Transportation Safety Conference in Topeka on Wednesday, Sheriff David Groves and Deputy Justin Noel were both honored by joining 4 other Kansas’ who received the 2014 Going Above and Beyond: People Saving People Award during a luncheon ceremony at the Topeka Capital Plaza.More >>
    At the 20th Annual Kansas Transportation Safety Conference in Topeka on Wednesday, Sheriff David Groves and Deputy Justin Noel were both honored by joining 4 other Kansas’ who received the 2014 Going Above and Beyond: People Saving People Award during a luncheon ceremony at the Topeka Capital Plaza.More >>
  • Krimson Kultuur moving to new location

    Krimson Kultuur moving to new location

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:38:56 GMT
    Big changes are coming for Krimson Kulturr, the student-run store that was created by Pittsburg State’s Enactus group. The most immediate difference will be the store’s location. After nearly six months at its original location at 111 W. 4th Street, the store will open at its new downtown home at 508 N. Broadway in early May.More >>
    Big changes are coming for Krimson Kulturr, the student-run store that was created by Pittsburg State’s Enactus group. The most immediate difference will be the store’s location. After nearly six months at its original location at 111 W. 4th Street, the store will open at its new downtown home at 508 N. Broadway in early May.More >>
  • Be on the lookout for Brown Recluse Spiders; 10 facts about this spider

    Be on the lookout for Brown Recluse Spiders; 10 facts about this spider

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:37:37 GMT
    ‘Tis the season – for creepy, crawly things that seemingly come from nowhere. And one to watch for is the brown recluse spider.
    Kansas State University researchers have provided tips on how to deal with the well-publicized spiders.
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    ‘Tis the season – for creepy, crawly things that seemingly come from nowhere. And one to watch for is the brown recluse spider.
    Kansas State University researchers have provided tips on how to deal with the well-publicized spiders.
    More >>
  • Groundbreaking set for MSSU residence hall complex

    Groundbreaking set for MSSU residence hall complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:28:22 GMT
    A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, for the new residence hall complex at Missouri Southern State University.More >>
    A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, for the new residence hall complex at Missouri Southern State University.More >>
  • 3M to expand and add jobs in Nevada, Mo.

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

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

    PSU Student Center groundbreaking set for April 30

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

    MSSU announces new scholarship plan

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:06:52 GMT
    A new scholarship plan is set to be implemented for the 2014-15 academic year at Missouri Southern State University, which will rearrange current funds in an effort to attract and reward incoming students who are academically prepared.More >>
    A new scholarship plan is set to be implemented for the 2014-15 academic year at Missouri Southern State University, which will rearrange current funds in an effort to attract and reward incoming students who are academically prepared.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs four bills into law

    Governor Sam Brownback signs four bills into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:03:05 GMT
    “The Health Care Compact will allow states to restore and protect Medicare for generations to come,” said Governor Brownback. “Obamacare is the most serious attack on Medicare and seniors since the program’s inception. By cutting $700 million out of Medicare, President Obama and his allies made a policy statement that ideology is more important than protecting seniors."More >>
    “The Health Care Compact will allow states to restore and protect Medicare for generations to come,” said Governor Brownback. “Obamacare is the most serious attack on Medicare and seniors since the program’s inception. By cutting $700 million out of Medicare, President Obama and his allies made a policy statement that ideology is more important than protecting seniors."More >>
  • Citizens’ newsletter provides info on recovery projects, various programs, and summer activities in Joplin

    Citizens’ newsletter provides info on recovery projects, various programs, and summer activities in Joplin

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:04:21 GMT
    City of Joplin residents recently received the April 2014 issue of “The Citizen”, the City’s quarterly newsletter in their mailboxes in the next few days.More >>
    City of Joplin residents recently received the April 2014 issue of “The Citizen”, the City’s quarterly newsletter in their mailboxes in the next few days.More >>
  • Sen. Jerry Moran Statement on Death of Barton County Commissioner Don Cates

    Sen. Jerry Moran Statement on Death of Barton County Commissioner Don Cates

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:35:48 GMT
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement today upon learning of the death of Barton County Commissioner Don Cates. Commissioner Cates, a decorated military hero, husband and father, died Tuesday when his aerial spraying plane crashed in Pawnee County.More >>
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement today upon learning of the death of Barton County Commissioner Don Cates. Commissioner Cates, a decorated military hero, husband and father, died Tuesday when his aerial spraying plane crashed in Pawnee County.More >>
  • Spring Planting Season is Underway on Missouri Farms

    Spring Planting Season is Underway on Missouri Farms

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:37:24 GMT
    With planting season in full swing, the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to remind motorists to pay extra attention for farm equipment using and crossing state roadways.More >>
    With planting season in full swing, the Missouri Department of Transportation wants to remind motorists to pay extra attention for farm equipment using and crossing state roadways.More >>
  • Owner of the Joplin Blasters searches for new developer for Joe Becker Stadium

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

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:31:39 GMT
    Joplin's new independent professional baseball team The Blasters will soon call Joe Becker Stadium home, but stadium developments might have hit a small road block. Property developer Michael Wray is no longer a partner with the team's owner, the Suarez Group. Wray was originally hired to construct parking lots and retail plaza in front of the stadium.More >>
    Joplin's new independent professional baseball team The Blasters will soon call Joe Becker Stadium home, but stadium developments might have hit a small road block. Property developer Michael Wray is no longer a partner with the team's owner, the Suarez Group. Wray was originally hired to construct parking lots and retail plaza in front of the stadium.More >>
  • Four State CleanAir Alliance offers tips for reducing ground-level ozone levels

    Four State CleanAir Alliance offers tips for reducing ground-level ozone levels

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:44:12 GMT
    At a press conference members of the Alliance introduced several methods that the public can easily complete to help alleviate increasing levels of this potentially harmful gas. It's all part of the "Clean Air Action Plan".More >>
    At a press conference members of the Alliance introduced several methods that the public can easily complete to help alleviate increasing levels of this potentially harmful gas. It's all part of the "Clean Air Action Plan".More >>
  • NEO announces Chairman Tucker Link of the Board of Regents as the 2014 commencement speaker

    NEO announces Chairman Tucker Link of the Board of Regents as the 2014 commencement speaker

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:38:21 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), has announced that Tucker Link, chairman of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents, will serve as the commencement speaker for the 2014 NEO graduation ceremony. Graduation will take place Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the Student Activity Center.More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), has announced that Tucker Link, chairman of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents, will serve as the commencement speaker for the 2014 NEO graduation ceremony. Graduation will take place Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8 p.m. in the Student Activity Center.More >>
  • Alliance members introduce Clean Air Action Plan to reduce ground level ozone levels

    Alliance members introduce Clean Air Action Plan to reduce ground level ozone levels

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:36:44 GMT
    Citizens in the area will soon be hearing more about reducing ground-level ozone levels, thanks to the efforts of the Four States Clean Air Alliance (FSCAA). Today at a press conference, members of the Alliance introduced several methods that the public can easily complete to help alleviate increasing levels of this potentially harmful gas that causes significant negative effects on human health and the environment.More >>
    Citizens in the area will soon be hearing more about reducing ground-level ozone levels, thanks to the efforts of the Four States Clean Air Alliance (FSCAA). Today at a press conference, members of the Alliance introduced several methods that the public can easily complete to help alleviate increasing levels of this potentially harmful gas that causes significant negative effects on human health and the environment.More >>
  • Surrogate gardeners in Joplin area asked to return flower bulbs for donation and planting in Oklahoma

    Surrogate gardeners in Joplin area asked to return flower bulbs for donation and planting in Oklahoma

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:27:46 GMT
    Last year, more than 150 Joplin-area residents agreed to serve as surrogate gardeners and “foster plant” 100,000 flower bulbs that would be eventually dug up and re-planted in the communities in central Oklahoma hit by tornadoes during early 2013.More >>
    Last year, more than 150 Joplin-area residents agreed to serve as surrogate gardeners and “foster plant” 100,000 flower bulbs that would be eventually dug up and re-planted in the communities in central Oklahoma hit by tornadoes during early 2013.More >>
  • Joplin Lane Closure: Schifferdecker Avenue between 27th and 22nd

    Joplin Lane Closure: Schifferdecker Avenue between 27th and 22nd

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:56:46 GMT
    The North bound lane shift will occur on Schifferdecker Avenue between 27th and 22nd on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lane closures in this area are due to the Schifferdecker Widening Project.More >>
    The North bound lane shift will occur on Schifferdecker Avenue between 27th and 22nd on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lane closures in this area are due to the Schifferdecker Widening Project.More >>
  • Spring brings bison babies at Prairie State Park - May 3 hike scheduled

    Spring brings bison babies at Prairie State Park - May 3 hike scheduled

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:51:49 GMT
    A sure sign of spring on the prairie is a baby bison sighting, and right now it’s calving season at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines. The park holds guided bison hikes on the first Saturday of each month, and the hike scheduled for Saturday, May 3 is a great opportunity for visitors to catch sight of a baby bison at one of the largest remaining tallgrass prairies in Missouri. Hike participants should meet at the park’s Nature Center at 10 a.m.More >>
    A sure sign of spring on the prairie is a baby bison sighting, and right now it’s calving season at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines. The park holds guided bison hikes on the first Saturday of each month, and the hike scheduled for Saturday, May 3 is a great opportunity for visitors to catch sight of a baby bison at one of the largest remaining tallgrass prairies in Missouri. Hike participants should meet at the park’s Nature Center at 10 a.m.More >>
  • Kansas Attorney General says new law will better protect Kansas senior citizens

    Kansas Attorney General says new law will better protect Kansas senior citizens

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:01:09 GMT
    A new law signed last week by Governor Brownback will better protect Kansas senior citizens against fraud and financial abuse, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Schmidt praised Brownback and legislators who have created the new crime of Mistreatment of an Elder Person.More >>
    A new law signed last week by Governor Brownback will better protect Kansas senior citizens against fraud and financial abuse, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Schmidt praised Brownback and legislators who have created the new crime of Mistreatment of an Elder Person.More >>
  • Nomination Deadline for Neosho Gold STAR Teacher Awards Next Tuesday, April 30th, 2014

    Nomination Deadline for Neosho Gold STAR Teacher Awards Next Tuesday, April 30th, 2014

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:53:46 GMT
    The Education Committee of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the nomination deadline for the 2014 Gold STAR Award for Superior Teaching Achievements and Recognition is Tuesday, April 30th, 2014.More >>
    The Education Committee of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the nomination deadline for the 2014 Gold STAR Award for Superior Teaching Achievements and Recognition is Tuesday, April 30th, 2014.More >>
  • Groundbreakings to be held at Chanute's newest assisted living residences

    Groundbreakings to be held at Chanute's newest assisted living residences

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:50:23 GMT
    Country Place Memory CareCountry Place Memory Care
    On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Chanute’s newest assisted living residences, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care, will celebrate their groundbreaking. The public is invited to attend the brief ceremony that will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the future site, 701 Osa Martin Boulevard. Comments will be made by Country Place Living Founder and CEO Jack West, Mayor Gregory Woodyard and Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center CEO Dennis Franks.More >>
    On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Chanute’s newest assisted living residences, Country Place Senior Living and Country Place Memory Care, will celebrate their groundbreaking. The public is invited to attend the brief ceremony that will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the future site, 701 Osa Martin Boulevard. Comments will be made by Country Place Living Founder and CEO Jack West, Mayor Gregory Woodyard and Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center CEO Dennis Franks.More >>
  • Donor gives Pittsburg State $30K for photography equipment

    Donor gives Pittsburg State $30K for photography equipment

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:45:17 GMT
    The educational experience of Pittsburg State students in the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies recently received a modern makeover thanks to an anonymous donor. More than $30,000 worth of new photography equipment was added this month to the classrooms and photography studio at the Kansas Technology Center. The donation includes new, state-of-the-art cameras, lenses, lighting and backdrops.More >>
    The educational experience of Pittsburg State students in the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies recently received a modern makeover thanks to an anonymous donor. More than $30,000 worth of new photography equipment was added this month to the classrooms and photography studio at the Kansas Technology Center. The donation includes new, state-of-the-art cameras, lenses, lighting and backdrops.More >>
  • MSSU Board authorizes $30 million bond sale for residence hall construction

    MSSU Board authorizes $30 million bond sale for residence hall construction

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:51:28 GMT
    A bond-issue signing, authorizing the sale of nearly $30 million in bonds for the construction of a new residence hall complex, was held Friday, April 18, during the Board of Governors meeting at Missouri Southern State University. Representatives from Edward Jones and Armstrong Teasdale were on hand for the signing, which directed the issuance of $15,030,000 auxiliary enterprise system refunding revenue bonds and $14,320,000 auxiliary enterprise system improvement revenue bonds.More >>
    A bond-issue signing, authorizing the sale of nearly $30 million in bonds for the construction of a new residence hall complex, was held Friday, April 18, during the Board of Governors meeting at Missouri Southern State University. Representatives from Edward Jones and Armstrong Teasdale were on hand for the signing, which directed the issuance of $15,030,000 auxiliary enterprise system refunding revenue bonds and $14,320,000 auxiliary enterprise system improvement revenue bonds.More >>
  • KDHE, KDA warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry

    KDHE, KDA warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:50:04 GMT
    Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.More >>
    Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) warn of the risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

    Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:16:13 GMT
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law today. He allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 76. One bill has been vetoed and one passed into law without signature.More >>
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law today. He allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 76. One bill has been vetoed and one passed into law without signature.More >>
  • Gov. Brownback signs SB 265; good news for Kansas agriculture

    Gov. Brownback signs SB 265; good news for Kansas agriculture

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:05:04 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback signed into law yesterday a bill containing two measures important to Kansas agriculture. Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey applauded the Kansas Legislature for the passage of Senate Bill 265.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback signed into law yesterday a bill containing two measures important to Kansas agriculture. Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey applauded the Kansas Legislature for the passage of Senate Bill 265.More >>
  • AG Schmidt: Kansas receives $62.2 million payment from tobacco settlement

    AG Schmidt: Kansas receives $62.2 million payment from tobacco settlement

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:01:18 GMT
    The final installment of the state’s annual payment was verified today. The $62.2 million total is within the range of payments received by Kansas in recent years. Schmidt said that was the intended result of a legal settlement term sheet Kansas entered into in 2012 with several tobacco companies to resolve a long-running dispute that had put future years’ payments at risk.More >>
    The final installment of the state’s annual payment was verified today. The $62.2 million total is within the range of payments received by Kansas in recent years. Schmidt said that was the intended result of a legal settlement term sheet Kansas entered into in 2012 with several tobacco companies to resolve a long-running dispute that had put future years’ payments at risk. More >>
  • Girard man charged with attempted first degree murder

    Girard man charged with attempted first degree murder

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:36:47 GMT
    Brian L. Taylor has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed Jeff Terwilliger. Girard Police and Crawford County Sheriff's Office took Taylor into custody on Thursday.More >>
    Brian L. Taylor has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed Jeff Terwilliger. Girard Police and Crawford County Sheriff's Office took Taylor into custody on Thursday.More >>
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - May 10 in Pittsburg

    Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - May 10 in Pittsburg

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:20:54 GMT
    Saturday May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America's great days of giving - the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect from our customers non-perishable food donations. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in need, and there are many in Pittsburg, KS that need our help.More >>
    Saturday May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America's great days of giving - the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect from our customers non-perishable food donations. These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in need, and there are many in Pittsburg, KS that need our help.More >>
  • New TIF district proposed along south Range Line

    New TIF district proposed along south Range Line

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:22:18 GMT
    A meeting was held in Joplin today to discuss a developer's proposal to establish a TIF district along Range Line at 44th Street. The developer wants to use taxes generated by development at the location to repay costs of managing a wetland area in order to make a a portion of the property useable. The developer wants to build a hospitality district that would include both retail and offices.More >>
    A meeting was held in Joplin today to discuss a developer's proposal to establish a TIF district along Range Line at 44th Street. The developer wants to use taxes generated by development at the location to repay costs of managing a wetland area in order to make a a portion of the property useable. The developer wants to build a hospitality district that would include both retail and offices.More >>
  • Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee awarded NEO Staff of the Month for March and April

    Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee awarded NEO Staff of the Month for March and April

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:53:04 GMT
    Elaine LoveseeElaine Lovesee
    The Staff Association at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), announced Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee as the Staff Members of the Month for March and April for their excellent work ethic and compassion toward NEO.More >>
    The Staff Association at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), announced Kyle Kennon and Elaine Lovesee as the Staff Members of the Month for March and April for their excellent work ethic and compassion toward NEO.More >>
  • BBB Alert: Scammers use BBB's Name in Fake Loan Scheme

    BBB Alert: Scammers use BBB's Name in Fake Loan Scheme

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:29:54 GMT
    Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning cash-strapped consumers to beware of online lenders that require advance fees.More >>
    Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning cash-strapped consumers to beware of online lenders that require advance fees.More >>
  • Joplin street closure: Cleveland closed at 24th Street

    Joplin street closure: Cleveland closed at 24th Street

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:25:48 GMT
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Friday , April 18, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday , April 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Friday , April 18, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday , April 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
  • Able Manufacturing appoints new President

    Able Manufacturing appoints new President

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:23:45 GMT
    Able Manufacturing & Assembly, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Courtade to the role of President. Prior to becoming President, Steve served as the company’s CFO. He has over 30 years of hands on experience with manufacturing companies, in multiple senior roles.More >>
    Able Manufacturing & Assembly, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Courtade to the role of President. Prior to becoming President, Steve served as the company’s CFO. He has over 30 years of hands on experience with manufacturing companies, in multiple senior roles.More >>
  • Wait 3 to 5 Days Before Assessing Freeze Damage in Wheat

    Wait 3 to 5 Days Before Assessing Freeze Damage in Wheat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:05:28 GMT
    Wheat in the jointing stage becomes sensitive to freeze damage at 26 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit. However, wheat prior to jointing is not likely to be affected by frost or freeze according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.More >>
    Wheat in the jointing stage becomes sensitive to freeze damage at 26 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit. However, wheat prior to jointing is not likely to be affected by frost or freeze according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.More >>
  • Joplin Demize: Website provides team info, tickets, merchandise, etc.

    Joplin Demize: Website provides team info, tickets, merchandise, etc.

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:14:34 GMT
    The Joplin Demize NPSL team has expanded its presence from on the field to online as the team gears up for its inaugural season. Through a partnership with Demosphere, the country’s top soccer-specific international website provider, soccer enthusiasts can now go to www.joplindemize.com to keep up with team news, find Joplin Demize game highlights, and purchase tickets and merchandise.More >>
    The Joplin Demize NPSL team has expanded its presence from on the field to online as the team gears up for its inaugural season. Through a partnership with Demosphere, the country’s top soccer-specific international website provider, soccer enthusiasts can now go to www.joplindemize.com to keep up with team news, find Joplin Demize game highlights, and purchase tickets and merchandise.More >>
  • New voice mail system for Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    New voice mail system for Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:26:11 GMT
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has implemented a new voice mail system. Upon dialing 620-330-1000, our non-emergency telephone number, the system will greet you and provide telephone number for the Montgomery County Jail and Montgomery County District Court for those callers needing those offices rather than the Sheriff's Office.More >>
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has implemented a new voice mail system. Upon dialing 620-330-1000, our non-emergency telephone number, the system will greet you and provide telephone number for the Montgomery County Jail and Montgomery County District Court for those callers needing those offices rather than the Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • Gun, drugs recovered during early morning arrest in Parsons

    Gun, drugs recovered during early morning arrest in Parsons

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:22:01 GMT
    The Parsons Police Department made an arrest around 1 a.m. on a Labette County warrant. Xavier Porter, 21, of Parsons was taken into custody.During the arrest, officers retrieved a stolen gun registered in Arkansas, crack cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash.More >>
    The Parsons Police Department made an arrest around 1 a.m. on a Labette County warrant. Xavier Porter, 21, of Parsons was taken into custody.During the arrest, officers retrieved a stolen gun registered in Arkansas, crack cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback statement: Jewish Community Campus memorial service

    Governor Sam Brownback statement: Jewish Community Campus memorial service

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:29:33 GMT
    “Today we take the first steps toward healing as we celebrate the lives of Reat Griffin Underwood, William Corporon and Terri LaManno. An act of violence based on hatred cut those lives short, but today we choose to remember their joy, their commitment to their families, to their communities and to their faith.More >>
    “Today we take the first steps toward healing as we celebrate the lives of Reat Griffin Underwood, William Corporon and Terri LaManno. An act of violence based on hatred cut those lives short, but today we choose to remember their joy, their commitment to their families, to their communities and to their faith.More >>
  • PSU Theatre production examines our technology ties

    PSU Theatre production examines our technology ties

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:28:04 GMT
    The Pittsburg State University Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by Sarah Ruhl, is a surreal and wryly funny examination of our fascination with technology.More >>
    The Pittsburg State University Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by Sarah Ruhl, is a surreal and wryly funny examination of our fascination with technology.More >>
  • MSSU officer candidates to attend Show Me Gold’s Dining Out event

    MSSU officer candidates to attend Show Me Gold’s Dining Out event

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:27:09 GMT
    Officer candidates in the Show Me Gold military science program at Missouri Southern State University will gather for Dining Out at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.More >>
    Officer candidates in the Show Me Gold military science program at Missouri Southern State University will gather for Dining Out at 6 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.More >>
  • Joplin elementary students help build rain gardens

    Joplin elementary students help build rain gardens

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:26:00 GMT
    Students at Eastmoreland Elementary in Joplin, got their hands a little dirty on Wednesday. A group of 2nd and 3rd graders planted a variety of flowers inside a rain garden.More >>
    Students at Eastmoreland Elementary in Joplin, got their hands a little dirty on Wednesday. A group of 2nd and 3rd graders planted a variety of flowers inside a rain garden. More >>
  • SEK Art Fest searching for local artist

    SEK Art Fest searching for local artist

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:14:37 GMT
    24 giant fiberglass footballs touched downed Wednesday in Pittsburg. The footballs will be featured in the Annual SEK Art Fest.  More >>
    24 giant fiberglass footballs touched downed Wednesday in Pittsburg. The footballs will be featured in the Annual SEK Art Fest.   More >>
  • Volunteers and donations sought to help pack food for Victory 4 Haiti

    Volunteers and donations sought to help pack food for Victory 4 Haiti

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:41:32 GMT
    On Saturday, April 26th, 1,600 volunteers will come together to package 280,000 nutritious meals that will provide approximately 2,500 students in Fonds Parisien, Haiti a meal for nearly 90 days.More >>
    On Saturday, April 26th, 1,600 volunteers will come together to package 280,000 nutritious meals that will provide approximately 2,500 students in Fonds Parisien, Haiti a meal for nearly 90 days.More >>
  • Joplin High School Constitution team raising funds for national competition

    Joplin High School Constitution team raising funds for national competition

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:18:06 GMT
    To help raise funds, the team is looking for opportunities to share information about their organization and their work preparing for the national competition.More >>
    To help raise funds, the team is looking for opportunities to share information about their organization and their work preparing for the national competition.More >>
  • Joplin's City Attorney resigns

    Joplin's City Attorney resigns

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:09:51 GMT
    The City of Joplin says city attorney Brian Head is resigning from his position and will be taking a job in Lee's Summit, Missouri.More >>
    The City of Joplin says city attorney Brian Head is resigning from his position and will be taking a job in Lee's Summit, Missouri.More >>
  • The Empire District Electric Company Files Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan

    The Empire District Electric Company Files Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:57:04 GMT
    Pursuant to Public Service Commission rule, The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed its 2014 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan and 2013 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report with the Missouri Public Service Commission.More >>
    Pursuant to Public Service Commission rule, The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed its 2014 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan and 2013 Annual Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Report with the Missouri Public Service Commission.More >>
  • Pittsburg Chamber announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Pittsburg Chamber announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:39:43 GMT
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD, LLP have announced the finalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. Based upon evidence of successful operations, as well as significant contributions to the community, the following businesses have been recognized as finalists for the award: Jim Radell Construction, Kannarr Eye Care and The Finishing Touch.More >>
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD, LLP have announced the finalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. Based upon evidence of successful operations, as well as significant contributions to the community, the following businesses have been recognized as finalists for the award: Jim Radell Construction, Kannarr Eye Care and The Finishing Touch.More >>
  • NEO student Charlie McQuigg receives the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award

    NEO student Charlie McQuigg receives the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:47:43 GMT
    Charlie McQuiggCharlie McQuigg
    Charlie McQuigg, a student at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), and intern for the digital communication department was recently announced as one of the nationwide winners for the Newman Civic Fellows Award.More >>
    Charlie McQuigg, a student at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), and intern for the digital communication department was recently announced as one of the nationwide winners for the Newman Civic Fellows Award. More >>
  • K-Loan program offered at Assistive Technology in Parsons

    K-Loan program offered at Assistive Technology in Parsons

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:42:29 GMT
    K-Loan is a new Alternative Finance program offered through Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), the statewide assistive technology program, coordinated by the University of Kansas. K-Loan was established and is directed by persons with disabilities.More >>
    K-Loan is a new Alternative Finance program offered through Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), the statewide assistive technology program, coordinated by the University of Kansas. K-Loan was established and is directed by persons with disabilities.More >>
  • Pittsburg State names outstanding seniors

    Pittsburg State names outstanding seniors

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:37:19 GMT
    Pittsburg State University has selected Kaitlyn Herder and Nicholas Popejoy as its outstanding senior woman and outstanding senior man for 2014. The university’s highest student honors were announced at the annual student leadership and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 15.More >>
    Pittsburg State University has selected Kaitlyn Herder and Nicholas Popejoy as its outstanding senior woman and outstanding senior man for 2014. The university’s highest student honors were announced at the annual student leadership and awards banquet on Tuesday, April 15.More >>
  • Sen. Moran Receives Champion of Science Award, Hosts NIH Director in Kansas

    Sen. Moran Receives Champion of Science Award, Hosts NIH Director in Kansas

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:33:46 GMT
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, this week received The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award for his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Kansas at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.More >>
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, this week received The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award for his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Kansas at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback orders flag lowered in honor of victims of April 13 shootings

    Governor Sam Brownback orders flag lowered in honor of victims of April 13 shootings

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:02:25 GMT
    In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 in honor of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri Lamanno.More >>
    In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 in honor of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri Lamanno.More >>
  • The Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

    The Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force Cracks Down on Impaired Drivers

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:57:19 GMT
    The Carthage Police Department received a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to stop people from driving while intoxicated. A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted within the City of Carthage during the third week of April, and will focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.More >>
    The Carthage Police Department received a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to stop people from driving while intoxicated. A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted within the City of Carthage during the third week of April, and will focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.More >>
  • McDonald County Sheriffs office asks for help in search for stolen property

    McDonald County Sheriffs office asks for help in search for stolen property

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:53:51 GMT
    20 foot flat bed trailer was missing. It was black with angle iron rails on front and sides, with multi-colored wheels and treated wood bed. The driver's side fender is bent under (curled) quite bad from prior impact on the back side. At the time of the theft one of the tires on the tandem axle trailer was flat; video shows one white and one black wheel on the passenger side.More >>
    20 foot flat bed trailer was missing. It was black with angle iron rails on front and sides, with multi-colored wheels and treated wood bed. The driver's side fender is bent under (curled) quite bad from prior impact on the back side. At the time of the theft one of the tires on the tandem axle trailer was flat; video shows one white and one black wheel on the passenger side.More >>
  • NEO’s small business team wins third at Governor’s Cup competition two years in a row

    NEO’s small business team wins third at Governor’s Cup competition two years in a row

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:34:03 GMT
    The small business division team known as "Dairy Ranch 66" from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), received third place at the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition in Oklahoma City on April 12th and 13th.More >>
    The small business division team known as "Dairy Ranch 66" from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), received third place at the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition in Oklahoma City on April 12th and 13th.More >>
  • Joplin Street Closure - Cleveland Avenue at 24th Street

    Joplin Street Closure - Cleveland Avenue at 24th Street

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:22:03 GMT
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
    Cleveland Avenue will be closed at 24th Street starting Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic as Kenny Singer Construction will have the area closed while they make utility cut repairs. Residents in the area will be allowed access to their property but there will be no through traffic.More >>
  • PSU student publications haul in awards at state conference

    PSU student publications haul in awards at state conference

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:18:24 GMT
    For the fourth consecutive year, the Kanza, Pittsburg State University’s student yearbook, earned a gold medal and the All-Kansas Award at the Kansas Collegiate Media annual state conference. PSU’s student newspaper, the Collegio, earned a silver medal. This year’s All-Kansas award for student newspapers went to the Collegian at Kansas State.More >>
    For the fourth consecutive year, the Kanza, Pittsburg State University’s student yearbook, earned a gold medal and the All-Kansas Award at the Kansas Collegiate Media annual state conference. PSU’s student newspaper, the Collegio, earned a silver medal. This year’s All-Kansas award for student newspapers went to the Collegian at Kansas State.More >>
  • Motorcyclists Urged to Drive With Caution This Spring: Harsh winter shows wear and tear on Missouri roadways

    Motorcyclists Urged to Drive With Caution This Spring: Harsh winter shows wear and tear on Missouri roadways

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:46:04 GMT
    No one appreciates a warm spring day more than a motorcyclist who’s had a bike sitting in the garage all winter. As engines rev in anticipation of a beautiful Missouri scenic ride, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to encourage riders to keep an eye out for debris, gravel, and rough road conditions that often result after a hard winter.More >>
    No one appreciates a warm spring day more than a motorcyclist who’s had a bike sitting in the garage all winter. As engines rev in anticipation of a beautiful Missouri scenic ride, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to encourage riders to keep an eye out for debris, gravel, and rough road conditions that often result after a hard winter.More >>
  • Leggett & Platt, Inc. Sponsors Trading Cards for Carthage Police

    Leggett & Platt, Inc. Sponsors Trading Cards for Carthage Police

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:39:34 GMT
    The Carthage Police Department is proud to announce an agreement with Leggett & Platt Incorporated’s Creative Services Division to sponsor the department with free trading cards for each of our officers.More >>
    The Carthage Police Department is proud to announce an agreement with Leggett & Platt Incorporated’s Creative Services Division to sponsor the department with free trading cards for each of our officers.More >>
  • Thunderstorm and lightning safety information

    Thunderstorm and lightning safety information

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:17:55 GMT
    All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.More >>
    All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.More >>
  • Governor uses PSU stop to highlight support for technical education teacher development center

    Governor uses PSU stop to highlight support for technical education teacher development center

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:15:36 GMT
    In a brief stop at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback praised the higher education funding bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature, including $1 million targeted at creating the Career and Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation Center (CTE-TDI) at PSU.More >>
    In a brief stop at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback praised the higher education funding bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature, including $1 million targeted at creating the Career and Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation Center (CTE-TDI) at PSU.More >>
  • The Salvation Army Preps for 2nd Annual T-Shirt Day

    The Salvation Army Preps for 2nd Annual T-Shirt Day

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:25:06 GMT
    Local area businesses, schools, organizations, and more are invited to celebrate The Salvation Army’s 2nd Annual T-shirt Day! Wear your ‘OTHERS’ shirt on Friday, May 9th 2014 to support the mission of The Salvation Army. We will be selling shirt through the end of the month of April. The T-shirt Day event will take place at Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. This event will be family friendly and great for all age groups.More >>
    Local area businesses, schools, organizations, and more are invited to celebrate The Salvation Army’s 2nd Annual T-shirt Day! Wear your ‘OTHERS’ shirt on Friday, May 9th 2014 to support the mission of The Salvation Army. We will be selling shirt through the end of the month of April. The T-shirt Day event will take place at Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. This event will be family friendly and great for all age groups.More >>
  • First Street/I-49 Overpass Project In Lamar Begins Week of April 21

    First Street/I-49 Overpass Project In Lamar Begins Week of April 21

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:23:19 GMT
    Work to build a new First Street bridge over I-49 in Lamar is scheduled to begin the week of April 21, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.Drivers can expect lane closings at times on I-49 as crews build a bridge to carry First Street traffic over the interstate.More >>
    Work to build a new First Street bridge over I-49 in Lamar is scheduled to begin the week of April 21, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.Drivers can expect lane closings at times on I-49 as crews build a bridge to carry First Street traffic over the interstate.More >>
  • Sexual assault awareness is everyone’s responsibility: 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime

    Sexual assault awareness is everyone’s responsibility: 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:18:27 GMT
    . In Missouri, estimates indicate 413,000 women have been sexually assaulted. Bringing awareness to this issue, and in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Freeman SANE team encourages victims of sexual assault to report their attack to law enforcement, seek medical attention following an attack and to never forget that sexual assault is not the victim’s fault.More >>
    . In Missouri, estimates indicate 413,000 women have been sexually assaulted. Bringing awareness to this issue, and in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Freeman SANE team encourages victims of sexual assault to report their attack to law enforcement, seek medical attention following an attack and to never forget that sexual assault is not the victim’s fault.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Post DWI checkpoint results

    Joplin Police Department Post DWI checkpoint results

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:56:29 GMT
    On Saturday April 13th, 2014 the Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce and the support of MADD hosted a DWI checkpoint at 7th and Illinois.More >>
    On Saturday April 13th, 2014 the Joplin Police Department along with members of the Southwest Missouri DWI Taskforce and the support of MADD hosted a DWI checkpoint at 7th and Illinois.More >>
  • Sen. Moran Statement on Tragic Violence in Johnson County

    Sen. Moran Statement on Tragic Violence in Johnson County

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:53:04 GMT
    "I am shocked and sickened by the violence that occurred in Overland Park and Leawood today. Kansas is a place where every person of every kind should be safe from violence or persecution."More >>
    "I am shocked and sickened by the violence that occurred in Overland Park and Leawood today. Kansas is a place where every person of every kind should be safe from violence or persecution."More >>
  • Rotary Fundraiser to Benefit New-Mac CASA Children - April 19 in Neosho

    Rotary Fundraiser to Benefit New-Mac CASA Children - April 19 in Neosho

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:29:15 GMT
    The Neosho Rotary Club presents Garry Carson’s Magical Mystery Show! Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the Chamber office (Additional ticket locations include: Community Bank & Trust, Country Care Pharmacy, Family Pharmacy, Hometown Bank, Mitchell’s Downtown Drugstore & Silhouette Images)...More >>
    The Neosho Rotary Club presents Garry Carson’s Magical Mystery Show! Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the Chamber office (Additional ticket locations include: Community Bank & Trust, Country Care Pharmacy, Family Pharmacy, Hometown Bank, Mitchell’s Downtown Drugstore & Silhouette Images)... More >>
  • Interchange Ramp Rebuild Begins at Route 171/Route HH near Carterville

    Interchange Ramp Rebuild Begins at Route 171/Route HH near Carterville

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:05:47 GMT
    Drivers can expect ramp closings and occasional lane closings at the Route 171/Route HH interchange near Carterville as a project to rebuild the eastbound ramps begins this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.More >>
    Drivers can expect ramp closings and occasional lane closings at the Route 171/Route HH interchange near Carterville as a project to rebuild the eastbound ramps begins this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.More >>
  • Senator Blunt on KC Suspect: "Hateful Intolerance Shows How Disturbed This Person Must Be"

    Senator Blunt on KC Suspect: "Hateful Intolerance Shows How Disturbed This Person Must Be"

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:04:29 GMT
    "This kind of senseless attack on our community is repugnant any day, but choosing Passover as a time to demonstrate this hateful intolerance shows how disturbed this person must be..."More >>
    "This kind of senseless attack on our community is repugnant any day, but choosing Passover as a time to demonstrate this hateful intolerance shows how disturbed this person must be..."More >>
  • Senator McCaskill Calls for Explicit Timeline for Keystone Pipeline Approval

    Senator McCaskill Calls for Explicit Timeline for Keystone Pipeline Approval

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:01:04 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has joined an effort by 11 Senators calling on President Obama to implement an explicit timeline for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.Highlighting the repeated delays in the approval process over the last several years, the Senators urged the President to make a final decision no later than May 31, 2014.More >>
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has joined an effort by 11 Senators calling on President Obama to implement an explicit timeline for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.Highlighting the repeated delays in the approval process over the last several years, the Senators urged the President to make a final decision no later than May 31, 2014.More >>
  • Five arrested in meth raid near Galena

    Five arrested in meth raid near Galena

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:22:52 GMT
    Danny O Banion JrDanny O Banion Jr
    After a nearly four month investigation, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force raided a home located at 8518 Southeast 90th Street outside of Galena on Friday morning.More >>
    After a nearly four month investigation, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force raided a home located at 8518 Southeast 90th Street outside of Galena on Friday morning.More >>
  • New bridge on U.S.166 east of Chetopa opens to traffic

    New bridge on U.S.166 east of Chetopa opens to traffic

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:07:12 GMT
    As of 5:00 p.m. today (Friday, April 11), the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to open the new Four Mile Creek Bridge on U.S.166 to through traffic.More >>
    As of 5:00 p.m. today (Friday, April 11), the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to open the new Four Mile Creek Bridge on U.S.166 to through traffic.More >>
  • Joplin Street Closure: Meadow Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Joplin Street Closure: Meadow Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:59:55 GMT
    Beginning Monday, April 14, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 18, 2014, at 7 pm, Meadow Ave. between 23rd St. and 24th will be closed. Crews will be working on utility cut repairs.More >>
    Beginning Monday, April 14, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 18, 2014, at 7 pm, Meadow Ave. between 23rd St. and 24th will be closed. Crews will be working on utility cut repairs.More >>
  • Drug busts in Vernon County

    Drug busts in Vernon County

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:37:38 GMT
    Brenden MorelandBrenden Moreland
    Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office and members of the CNET Drug task force conducted multiple investigations on drug activity and recovered illegal drugs from three towns in Vernon County on Thursday. The Sheriff said Brenden Moreland, 26 of Nevada was arrested in the North part of Nevada while deputies and agents with the CNET drug task force were conducting surveillance.More >>
    Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office and members of the CNET Drug task force conducted multiple investigations on drug activity and recovered illegal drugs from three towns in Vernon County on Thursday. The Sheriff said Brenden Moreland, 26 of Nevada was arrested in the North part of Nevada while deputies and agents with the CNET drug task force were conducting surveillance.More >>
  • Neosho High School holds Talent Showcase

    Neosho High School holds Talent Showcase

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:31:10 GMT
    Jaclyn Kidd, vocalist,  Isamo Manuel and Elizabeth Armstrong, duet, and Natalie Kidd, dancer.Jaclyn Kidd, vocalist, Isamo Manuel and Elizabeth Armstrong, duet, and Natalie Kidd, dancer.
    The 2014 Neosho Talent Showcase was held yesterday April 10, 6 pm, in the cafeteria. It included dance, vocals, instrumental talent, and lots of laughs and smiles. The People's Choice Award went to Jordan Bellairs, for "We're all in This Together" from High School Musical. The audience and other contestants joined in clapping along, singing, and dancing in support of Jordan. There was definite Wildcat Pride at the school last night!More >>
    The 2014 Neosho Talent Showcase was held yesterday April 10, 6 pm, in the cafeteria. It included dance, vocals, instrumental talent, and lots of laughs and smiles. The People's Choice Award went to Jordan Bellairs, for "We're all in This Together" from High School Musical. The audience and other contestants joined in clapping along, singing, and dancing in support of Jordan. There was definite Wildcat Pride at the school last night!More >>
  • Freeman provides free physicals to 2,000 area athletes - April 16, 23, 30 and May 7

    Freeman provides free physicals to 2,000 area athletes - April 16, 23, 30 and May 7

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:31:08 GMT
    Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes. Offered to nearly 20 local schools, the first round of free physicals will begin this month. Physicals will be offered to additional schools in July.More >>
    Freeman Rehabilitation and Sports Center will provide free annual preparticipation physical exams to an estimated 2,000 middle school, high school and college athletes. Offered to nearly 20 local schools, the first round of free physicals will begin this month. Physicals will be offered to additional schools in July.More >>
  • Arbor Day Celebration and tree giveaway set for Friday, April 25 in Joplin

    Arbor Day Celebration and tree giveaway set for Friday, April 25 in Joplin

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:28:34 GMT
    Officials from the City of Joplin, Empire District Electric Company and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invite the public to join them in recognizing Friday, April 25 as Arbor Day in Joplin. A short program to recognize the benefits trees provide our community will be held at 11 a.m. at Parr Hill Park, located at 18th Street and Kansas.More >>
    Officials from the City of Joplin, Empire District Electric Company and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invite the public to join them in recognizing Friday, April 25 as Arbor Day in Joplin. A short program to recognize the benefits trees provide our community will be held at 11 a.m. at Parr Hill Park, located at 18th Street and Kansas.More >>
  • Security Clearance Background Checks—Senators Press for Committee Action

    Security Clearance Background Checks—Senators Press for Committee Action

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:27:28 GMT
    A bipartisan group of Senators is urging the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee to take action on their legislation that would better protect the country’s secure installations and sensitive information by strengthening security clearance background checks.More >>
    A bipartisan group of Senators is urging the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee to take action on their legislation that would better protect the country’s secure installations and sensitive information by strengthening security clearance background checks.More >>
  • NEO’s freshmen livestock team sweeps Marion County, Ill. contest by 14 points

    NEO’s freshmen livestock team sweeps Marion County, Ill. contest by 14 points

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:25:35 GMT
    The livestock judging team from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), traveled to Marion County, Ill. for a competition at the Marion County Livestock Judging Contest.More >>
    The livestock judging team from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), traveled to Marion County, Ill. for a competition at the Marion County Livestock Judging Contest.More >>
  • Carthage Police warns residents of utility scam

    Carthage Police warns residents of utility scam

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-11 16:55:54 GMT
    Scammers increasingly pose as utility company employees and other "energy savers" to try to get your money or valuables or sensitive information for identity theft.More >>
    Scammers increasingly pose as utility company employees and other "energy savers" to try to get your money or valuables or sensitive information for identity theft.More >>
  • Pittsburg State construction students, faculty earn regional honors

    Pittsburg State construction students, faculty earn regional honors

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:41:21 GMT
    Last year, around this time, students in Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction teamed with the local Hearts and Hammers group to perform maintenance and repair work on a family’s home in Pittsburg.More >>
    Last year, around this time, students in Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction teamed with the local Hearts and Hammers group to perform maintenance and repair work on a family’s home in Pittsburg.More >>
  • Carterville, Mo. making repairs to rotting manholes in sewer system

    Carterville, Mo. making repairs to rotting manholes in sewer system

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:00:10 GMT
    Crews are using a new sort of sealing method that allows them to repair manholes instead of having to dig them up and replace them. They say this system minimizes disruption to the street and neighborhood and is simpler for workers.More >>
    Crews are using a new sort of sealing method that allows them to repair manholes instead of having to dig them up and replace them. They say this system minimizes disruption to the street and neighborhood and is simpler for workers.More >>
  • 950 officers to take part in Torch Run for Special Olympics Kansas

    950 officers to take part in Torch Run for Special Olympics Kansas

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:19:13 GMT
    It is expected that 950 officers from over 95 agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout 30 counties in Kansas as they travel to the annual Special Olympics Summer Games held in Wichita. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is a series of statewide runs which will travel approximately 1500 miles throughout the state.More >>
    It is expected that 950 officers from over 95 agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout 30 counties in Kansas as they travel to the annual Special Olympics Summer Games held in Wichita. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is a series of statewide runs which will travel approximately 1500 miles throughout the state.More >>
  • PSU's Arcuino selected for Fulbright program in Japan

    PSU's Arcuino selected for Fulbright program in Japan

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:50 GMT
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of Pittsburg State University’s Office of International Programs, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Scholar Program International Education Administrators seminar in Japan in June. Arcuino will join a select group of administrators from U.S. universities for the intensive, two-week program.More >>
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of Pittsburg State University’s Office of International Programs, has been selected to participate in a Fulbright Scholar Program International Education Administrators seminar in Japan in June. Arcuino will join a select group of administrators from U.S. universities for the intensive, two-week program.More >>
  • NEO student Kelsey Williams named 2014 New Century Scholar

    NEO student Kelsey Williams named 2014 New Century Scholar

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:41:04 GMT
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), has gained its first-ever, New Century Scholar. Kelsey Williams was nominated and recognized with this selective scholarship based on her membership with Phi Theta Kappa, academic achievement, leadership, service, and response to significant endeavors.More >>
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), has gained its first-ever, New Century Scholar. Kelsey Williams was nominated and recognized with this selective scholarship based on her membership with Phi Theta Kappa, academic achievement, leadership, service, and response to significant endeavors.More >>
  • Senators Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Promote International Travel To U.S., Boost American Jobs

    Senators Blunt, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Promote International Travel To U.S., Boost American Jobs

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:38:24 GMT
    The “Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act” would reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that promotes international travel to the United States, through 2020. In FY2013, Brand USA generated 1.1 million additional international visitors who spent an estimated $32 million, strengthening local businesses and boosting economic growth.More >>
    The “Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act” would reauthorize Brand USA, a public-private partnership that promotes international travel to the United States, through 2020. In FY2013, Brand USA generated 1.1 million additional international visitors who spent an estimated $32 million, strengthening local businesses and boosting economic growth.More >>
  • MSSU signs agreement with St. Charles Community College for Environmental Health and Safety program

    MSSU signs agreement with St. Charles Community College for Environmental Health and Safety program

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:24:50 GMT
    Officials from Missouri Southern State University and St. Charles Community College near St. Louis signed a new articulation agreement on Wednesday, April 9, designed to promote the growing Environmental Health & Safety program.More >>
    Officials from Missouri Southern State University and St. Charles Community College near St. Louis signed a new articulation agreement on Wednesday, April 9, designed to promote the growing Environmental Health & Safety program.More >>
  • Gov. Nixon calls on General Assembly to restore $22 million cut from K-12 and higher education

    Gov. Nixon calls on General Assembly to restore $22 million cut from K-12 and higher education

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:23:41 GMT
    After the General Assembly failed to heed the administration’s repeated warnings about the need to make up for shortfalls in lottery and gaming revenues, Gov. Jay Nixon today called on legislators to restore $22 million for K-12 and higher education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The Governor also questioned the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to zero out funding to help prevent child abuse and neglect during consideration of the budget earlier this week.More >>
    After the General Assembly failed to heed the administration’s repeated warnings about the need to make up for shortfalls in lottery and gaming revenues, Gov. Jay Nixon today called on legislators to restore $22 million for K-12 and higher education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The Governor also questioned the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to zero out funding to help prevent child abuse and neglect during consideration of the budget earlier this week.More >>
  • NEO announces contest results from Aggie Days 2014

    NEO announces contest results from Aggie Days 2014

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:22:04 GMT
    The 63rd annual event known as ‘Aggie Days’ took place April 1, 4-5 for the agriculture department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO).Aggie Days has been a tradition here at NEO for decades, and it’s one that isn’t worth missing, because it hosts thousands of students during the Agriculture Interscholastic Contest. Students all across the four states come to NEO to compete in this sweepstake-style contest.More >>
    The 63rd annual event known as ‘Aggie Days’ took place April 1, 4-5 for the agriculture department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO).Aggie Days has been a tradition here at NEO for decades, and it’s one that isn’t worth missing, because it hosts thousands of students during the Agriculture Interscholastic Contest. Students all across the four states come to NEO to compete in this sweepstake-style contest.More >>
  • Newton County Commission releases State of the County

    Newton County Commission releases State of the County

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:14:57 GMT
    Among our unsung heroes of Newton County is our 911/Central Dispatch Center. They are always on duty 24/7 and are really our first line of defense. Our director, Vickie Bayless, brings 19 years of experience and knowledge. This month we want to say “thank you” and tell you a little about them.More >>
    Among our unsung heroes of Newton County is our 911/Central Dispatch Center. They are always on duty 24/7 and are really our first line of defense. Our director, Vickie Bayless, brings 19 years of experience and knowledge. This month we want to say “thank you” and tell you a little about them.More >>
  • McCaskill Calls For Independent Watchdogs for Small Federal Agencies

    McCaskill Calls For Independent Watchdogs for Small Federal Agencies

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:13:27 GMT
    Small federal agencies—which often lack oversight from a dedicated, Presidentially-appointed watchdog—got a review today by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill as she prepares legislation to further bolster accountability across the federal government.More >>
    Small federal agencies—which often lack oversight from a dedicated, Presidentially-appointed watchdog—got a review today by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill as she prepares legislation to further bolster accountability across the federal government.More >>
  • Careless mowing and weed trimming can cause trees to die a slow death

    Careless mowing and weed trimming can cause trees to die a slow death

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:36:20 GMT
    Homeowners might be their trees’ worst enemy if they don’t take care when using mowers and weed eaters around them. Many older trees have succumbed to internal rot that originated with damage caused years earlier.More >>
    Homeowners might be their trees’ worst enemy if they don’t take care when using mowers and weed eaters around them. Many older trees have succumbed to internal rot that originated with damage caused years earlier.More >>
  • Pittsburg High Drivers-Ed Students Learn Semi-Truck Safety

    Pittsburg High Drivers-Ed Students Learn Semi-Truck Safety

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:30:11 GMT
    Driving near a semi-truck can be daunting for motorists, especially if you are new to driving. According to a January 2014 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 11 percent (59 of 534) of fatality crashes in Kansas involved large trucks. That was 1.6 percent of the total fatalities in the US.More >>
    Driving near a semi-truck can be daunting for motorists, especially if you are new to driving. According to a January 2014 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 11 percent (59 of 534) of fatality crashes in Kansas involved large trucks. That was 1.6 percent of the total fatalities in the US.More >>
  • Gonzalez joins PSU International Programs and Services Office

    Gonzalez joins PSU International Programs and Services Office

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:28:34 GMT
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of the Office of International Programs and Services at Pittsburg State University, has announced the recent appointment of Stephanie Gonzalez as the new programming coordinator in the International Programs and Services Office.More >>
    Cathy Lee Arcuino, director of the Office of International Programs and Services at Pittsburg State University, has announced the recent appointment of Stephanie Gonzalez as the new programming coordinator in the International Programs and Services Office.More >>
  • Long Supports FY 2015 Budget Resolution, Balances Budget in 10 Years

    Long Supports FY 2015 Budget Resolution, Balances Budget in 10 Years

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:24:42 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Billy Long today voted in favor of the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Resolution, which balances the budget in 10 years.More >>
    U.S. Rep. Billy Long today voted in favor of the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Resolution, which balances the budget in 10 years.More >>
  • Garave fire under investigation in Joplin

    Garave fire under investigation in Joplin

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:17:44 GMT
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported Structure Fire at 823 S Murphy at 9:05 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 9:11 PM to find a detached garage fully involved. The garage was a total loss due to the fire.More >>
    The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported Structure Fire at 823 S Murphy at 9:05 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 9:11 PM to find a detached garage fully involved. The garage was a total loss due to the fire.More >>
  • Expect to see spring pests despite extreme cold winter

    Expect to see spring pests despite extreme cold winter

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:03:25 GMT
    We are finally catching a break from the long, cold winter, but if you're hoping that the extreme cold has killed off spring pests, you're out of luck, according to Jeff Whitworth, associate professor of entomology at Kansas State University.More >>
    We are finally catching a break from the long, cold winter, but if you're hoping that the extreme cold has killed off spring pests, you're out of luck, according to Jeff Whitworth, associate professor of entomology at Kansas State University.More >>
  • Neosho Chamber: Nomination Deadline for Gold STAR Teacher Awards Is Tuesday, April 30

    Neosho Chamber: Nomination Deadline for Gold STAR Teacher Awards Is Tuesday, April 30

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:56:50 GMT
    The Education Committee of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that nominations are still being accepted for the 2014 Gold STAR Award for Superior Teaching Achievements and Recognition until Tuesday, April 30, 2014.More >>
    The Education Committee of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that nominations are still being accepted for the 2014 Gold STAR Award for Superior Teaching Achievements and Recognition until Tuesday, April 30, 2014.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs Senate Bill 372

    Governor Sam Brownback signs Senate Bill 372

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:53:21 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback has signed Senate Bill 372, providing employers the flexibility to retain employees during fluctuations in demand for products or services.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback has signed Senate Bill 372, providing employers the flexibility to retain employees during fluctuations in demand for products or services.More >>
  • Show Me State Games torch passes through Joplin

    Show Me State Games torch passes through Joplin

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:08:40 GMT
    The 30th annual Show Me State Games are approaching and the Show Me torch is traveling across Missouri. On Wednesday Joplin residents carried it from from Spiva Park to Cunningham Park.More >>
    The 30th annual Show Me State Games are approaching and the Show Me torch is traveling across Missouri. On Wednesday Joplin residents carried it from from Spiva Park to Cunningham Park.More >>
  • Safe Day at Riverton High School

    Safe Day at Riverton High School

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:02:58 GMT
    Since prom season is here the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is educating area students on the dangers of drunk driving.Wednesday was "Safe Day" at Riverton High School. Students participated in an interactive exercise, learning about the risks involved with drinking and driving from those who see it first hand."It lets them see a little more hands on and hear from emergency service provider who are out there working those types of car crashes," says Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.Col...More >>
    Since prom season is here the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is educating area students on the dangers of drunk driving.Wednesday was "Safe Day" at Riverton High School. Students participated in an interactive exercise, learning about the risks involved with drinking and driving from those who see it first hand."It lets them see a little more hands on and hear from emergency service provider who are out there working those types of car crashes," says Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.Col...More >>
  • Multiple break-ins under investigation in Columbus, Kan.

    Multiple break-ins under investigation in Columbus, Kan.

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:41:46 GMT
    Columbus, Kansas police are following up on leads today after responding to seven break-ins overnight. The burglaries happened at businesses, including the Coop, Farm Bureau Store, Nappa Auto Parts and the VFW bar.The Columbus police chief says the telephone lines were cut at each business before the break-ins occurred. Authorities say cash was stolen at most locations and they do believe the crimes are connected.More >>
    Columbus, Kansas police are following up on leads today after responding to seven break-ins overnight. The burglaries happened at businesses, including the Coop, Farm Bureau Store, Nappa Auto Parts and the VFW bar.The Columbus police chief says the telephone lines were cut at each business before the break-ins occurred. Authorities say cash was stolen at most locations and they do believe the crimes are connected.More >>
  • Crawford County deputies involved in chase with speeding motorcycles

    Crawford County deputies involved in chase with speeding motorcycles

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:15:44 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn April 7, 2014 at 7:34 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the Girard area on two speeding motorcycles. The operators attempted to elude the deputy traveling southbound out of Girard. The pursuit continued to 570 Ave and 190 St, where the operators separated with one going west and the other going south. The deputy continued the pursuit of the southbound motorcycle.Near the intersection of 560 Ave and 190 St...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn April 7, 2014 at 7:34 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the Girard area on two speeding motorcycles. The operators attempted to elude the deputy traveling southbound out of Girard. The pursuit continued to 570 Ave and 190 St, where the operators separated with one going west and the other going south. The deputy continued the pursuit of the southbound motorcycle.Near the intersection of 560 Ave and 190 St...More >>
  • Cherokee County Sheriff's Office adds new features to website

    Cherokee County Sheriff's Office adds new features to website

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:42:13 GMT
    One of the new features is the ability to actually communicate with those wishing to submit crime tips anonymously. Often times in the past, the sheriff’s office would receive a tip, but have no way to contact the tipster for additional information.More >>
    One of the new features is the ability to actually communicate with those wishing to submit crime tips anonymously. Often times in the past, the sheriff’s office would receive a tip, but have no way to contact the tipster for additional information.More >>
  • KDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho County

    KDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho County

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:28:14 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONKDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho CountyMonday, April 21, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to start a field survey for a proposed pavement reconstruction project on U.S.169 in Neosho County. The survey is based on the existing U.S.169 alignment. The survey begins 2.8 miles north of K-47 and continues north for approximately 12 miles, ending at the Neosho-Allen county line.This survey is estimated to l...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONKDOT to begin field survey on U.S.169 in Neosho CountyMonday, April 21, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to start a field survey for a proposed pavement reconstruction project on U.S.169 in Neosho County. The survey is based on the existing U.S.169 alignment. The survey begins 2.8 miles north of K-47 and continues north for approximately 12 miles, ending at the Neosho-Allen county line.This survey is estimated to l...More >>
  • SMB to visit schools for Teach Children to Save Day

    SMB to visit schools for Teach Children to Save Day

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:19:11 GMT
    Friendly bankers from Southwest Missouri Bank, SMB, will be visiting Carl Junction and Joplin schools to celebrate Teach Children To Save Day. The bankers and students will explore the difference between needs and wants, learn how to identify expenses, trade-offs and ways to cut spending.More >>
    Friendly bankers from Southwest Missouri Bank, SMB, will be visiting Carl Junction and Joplin schools to celebrate Teach Children To Save Day. The bankers and students will explore the difference between needs and wants, learn how to identify expenses, trade-offs and ways to cut spending.More >>
  • PSU students qualify for national design competition

    PSU students qualify for national design competition

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:58:54 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYStudents qualify for national design competitionTwo Pittsburg State graphic design majors are about to have their creativity tested against some of the top design students in the country.Seniors Matthew Heflin, of Oswego, and Kenzi Jordan, from Lee's Summit, Mo., have qualified for national competition in the American Advertising Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Both qualified for nationals after p...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYStudents qualify for national design competitionTwo Pittsburg State graphic design majors are about to have their creativity tested against some of the top design students in the country.Seniors Matthew Heflin, of Oswego, and Kenzi Jordan, from Lee's Summit, Mo., have qualified for national competition in the American Advertising Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Both qualified for nationals after p...More >>
  • NEO livestock judging has two members named to the 2014 JUCO All-American Team

    NEO livestock judging has two members named to the 2014 JUCO All-American Team

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:37:29 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA AM COLLEGE (CORRECTED)Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Two students from the livestock judging team at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), were recently named All-Americans for the junior college All-American team on March 18, 2014 at the team’s last competition in Houston, Texas.The two team members who received this honorary title are Morgan Marley and Ethan Propp, both sophomores at NEO.Marley is a general agriculture major student from ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA AM COLLEGE (CORRECTED)Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – Two students from the livestock judging team at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), were recently named All-Americans for the junior college All-American team on March 18, 2014 at the team’s last competition in Houston, Texas.The two team members who received this honorary title are Morgan Marley and Ethan Propp, both sophomores at NEO.Marley is a general agriculture major student from ...More >>
  • Street Closure: Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Street Closure: Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St.

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:56:53 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLINBeginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7 pm, Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St. will be closed. Crews will be working on utility repairs.Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and will need to utilize alternate routes during this period if possible.If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.**NOTE: Closures and/or mergers are contingent upon weath...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CITY OF JOPLINBeginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 7:00 am until Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7 pm, Grand Ave. from 23rd St. to 24th St. will be closed. Crews will be working on utility repairs.Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and will need to utilize alternate routes during this period if possible.If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Department at 624-0820, ext. 530.**NOTE: Closures and/or mergers are contingent upon weath...More >>
  • Kansas governor signs House Bill 2576 providing relief on unemployment tax rates

    Kansas governor signs House Bill 2576 providing relief on unemployment tax rates

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:55:52 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback today signed House Bill 2576, providing approximately 44,000 Kansas businesses with tax relief in the current tax year.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback today signed House Bill 2576, providing approximately 44,000 Kansas businesses with tax relief in the current tax year.More >>
  • PSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bank

    PSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bank

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:53:38 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYPSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bankThe Pittsburg State University Alumni Association has announced the completion of an agreement giving INTRUST Bank exclusive rights to market a Pitt-State-branded Visa® credit card to its alumni and friends. The structure of the contract provides the Alumni Association with a steady revenue source that will assist with the cost of alumni programs and events.“I am excited that this card ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYPSU Alumni Association establishes partnership with INTRUST bankThe Pittsburg State University Alumni Association has announced the completion of an agreement giving INTRUST Bank exclusive rights to market a Pitt-State-branded Visa® credit card to its alumni and friends. The structure of the contract provides the Alumni Association with a steady revenue source that will assist with the cost of alumni programs and events.“I am excited that this card ...More >>
  • PSU College of Education honors educators

    PSU College of Education honors educators

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:51:55 GMT
    The Pittsburg State University College of Education will honor three teachers and an administrator for their distinguished service, excellence, and outstanding efforts at the annual Clyde U. Phillips Awards Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Student scholarships will also be awarded as part of the ceremony. A reception will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Kansas East and West rooms.More >>
    The Pittsburg State University College of Education will honor three teachers and an administrator for their distinguished service, excellence, and outstanding efforts at the annual Clyde U. Phillips Awards Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Student scholarships will also be awarded as part of the ceremony. A reception will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Kansas East and West rooms.More >>
  • Children's art quilts to be donated to nonprofits - April 10 in Joplin

    Children's art quilts to be donated to nonprofits - April 10 in Joplin

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:50:48 GMT
    A third grade art project through Spiva Center for the Arts will result in the donation of quilts to youngsters at Children's Haven and Ronald McDonald House on Thursday.More >>
    A third grade art project through Spiva Center for the Arts will result in the donation of quilts to youngsters at Children's Haven and Ronald McDonald House on Thursday.More >>
  • East bridge closing Thursday on K-39 project in Bourbon County

    East bridge closing Thursday on K-39 project in Bourbon County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:49:22 GMT
    On Thursday, April 10, the contractor plans to close the east bridge on the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) project to replace two bridges on K-39 in Bourbon County.More >>
    On Thursday, April 10, the contractor plans to close the east bridge on the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) project to replace two bridges on K-39 in Bourbon County. More >>
  • PSU honors three alumni for career achievements

    PSU honors three alumni for career achievements

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:22:32 GMT
    Pittsburg State University’s Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2014 have distinguished themselves in education, business and military service. The university will honor these successful alumni on Friday, April 11.More >>
    Pittsburg State University’s Meritorious Achievement Award recipients for 2014 have distinguished themselves in education, business and military service. The university will honor these successful alumni on Friday, April 11.More >>
  • Motorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted drivers

    Motorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted drivers

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:17:32 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONMotorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted driversJEFFERSON CITY – Warm April days find more motorists on Missouri’s roadways. Some are on a mission, while others are just out on a leisurely drive to see the sights of spring.The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists that law enforcement will be out in full force on April 14, cracking down on u...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONMotorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention: Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted driversJEFFERSON CITY – Warm April days find more motorists on Missouri’s roadways. Some are on a mission, while others are just out on a leisurely drive to see the sights of spring.The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists that law enforcement will be out in full force on April 14, cracking down on u...More >>
  • During address to renewable energy conference, Missouri governor announces launch of comprehensive energy plan

    During address to renewable energy conference, Missouri governor announces launch of comprehensive energy plan

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:15:42 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONDuring address to renewable energy conference, Gov. Nixon announces launch of comprehensive energy planInitiative will engage stakeholders across Missouri to develop a comprehensive energy plan for the stateCOLUMBIA, Mo. – During an address to an annual renewable energy conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy will lea...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONDuring address to renewable energy conference, Gov. Nixon announces launch of comprehensive energy planInitiative will engage stakeholders across Missouri to develop a comprehensive energy plan for the stateCOLUMBIA, Mo. – During an address to an annual renewable energy conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy will lea...More >>
  • Marijuana bust in McDonald County

    Marijuana bust in McDonald County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:10:06 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MCDONALD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn 04-04-2014 the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office and the SW Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant on Rains Road just outside of Jane, MO. During the search warrant approximately 1 ½ pounds of Marijuana was located and was out and packaged and ready for distribution. The information that was obtained was that the person was distributing marijuana to teens and young adults. While executing the search warrant approximately 7 vehi...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE MCDONALD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEOn 04-04-2014 the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office and the SW Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant on Rains Road just outside of Jane, MO. During the search warrant approximately 1 ½ pounds of Marijuana was located and was out and packaged and ready for distribution. The information that was obtained was that the person was distributing marijuana to teens and young adults. While executing the search warrant approximately 7 vehi...More >>
  • MSSU student receives $10,000 scholarship for study in China

    MSSU student receives $10,000 scholarship for study in China

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:08:31 GMT
    Matthew Roy, a junior international studies major from Carthage, has been awarded a $10,000 Study in China Scholarship by the Chinese Ministry of Education in Beijing.More >>
    Matthew Roy, a junior international studies major from Carthage, has been awarded a $10,000 Study in China Scholarship by the Chinese Ministry of Education in Beijing.More >>
  • Storage facility burglary near Sarcoxie under investigation

    Storage facility burglary near Sarcoxie under investigation

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:59:36 GMT
    The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary of a storage facility near Sarcoxie, MO, which occurred in the early morning hours of March 30th, 2014. Multiple units were broken in to and miscellaneous items stolen, including a large collection of Precious Moments figurines, a large collection of Hot Wheels cars and other collectible toy cars.More >>
    The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary of a storage facility near Sarcoxie, MO, which occurred in the early morning hours of March 30th, 2014. Multiple units were broken in to and miscellaneous items stolen, including a large collection of Precious Moments figurines, a large collection of Hot Wheels cars and other collectible toy cars.More >>
  • Joplin lane closure - April 9 through April 11

    Joplin lane closure - April 9 through April 11

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:45:15 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF JOPLINThere will be lane closures on Illinois Street between 7th to 9th from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.There will be lane closures on Murphy Blvd between Illinois to Campbell Parkway from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.The lane closure will be due to working on the Murphy Shared Trail, Emery Sapp Construction will be doing the work.Detour routes will be in place. Driver...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF JOPLINThere will be lane closures on Illinois Street between 7th to 9th from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.There will be lane closures on Murphy Blvd between Illinois to Campbell Parkway from Wednesday, April 9 thru Friday, April 11, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.The lane closure will be due to working on the Murphy Shared Trail, Emery Sapp Construction will be doing the work.Detour routes will be in place. Driver...More >>
  • Joplin art contest

    Joplin art contest

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:07:23 GMT
    Students in Joplin were honored Monday afternoon for their community pride. An assembly was held to announce the winners of a recent contest.First and second graders were asked to draw pictures and students in third-through-eighth grades were asked to compose essays on the following topic "What I see for Joplin's future in the year 2034".600 entries were submitted.One student in each category from each school won the "Best in School" award.First through third paces in each category were award...More >>
    Students in Joplin were honored Monday afternoon for their community pride. An assembly was held to announce the winners of a recent contest.First and second graders were asked to draw pictures and students in third-through-eighth grades were asked to compose essays on the following topic "What I see for Joplin's future in the year 2034".600 entries were submitted.One student in each category from each school won the "Best in School" award.First through third paces in each category were award...More >>
  • Kansas Board of Regents visits Pittsburg State

    Kansas Board of Regents visits Pittsburg State

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:55:12 GMT
    Every two-years the board visits universities across the state meeting with all of the stakeholder groups, including community members,students, and university officials.More >>
    Every two-years the board visits universities across the state meeting with all of the stakeholder groups, including community members,students, and university officials.More >>
  • Freeman chief medical information officer blends expertise as physician and software developer

    Freeman chief medical information officer blends expertise as physician and software developer

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:31:04 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM FREEMAN HEALTHJOPLIN, Mo.—The combination of his 13-year career as an OBGYN in Chicago and his role in establishing a healthcare technology software development company equip Dr. Thomas Glodek with the ideal skillset to serve as Freeman Health System’s new chief medical information officer. Dr. Glodek comes to Freeman with a 20 year career in healthcare. In his new role, Dr. Glodek will blend his clinical experience and technical background, interfacing with Freeman’s inform...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM FREEMAN HEALTHJOPLIN, Mo.—The combination of his 13-year career as an OBGYN in Chicago and his role in establishing a healthcare technology software development company equip Dr. Thomas Glodek with the ideal skillset to serve as Freeman Health System’s new chief medical information officer. Dr. Glodek comes to Freeman with a 20 year career in healthcare. In his new role, Dr. Glodek will blend his clinical experience and technical background, interfacing with Freeman’s inform...More >>
  • Joplin teen wins Youth of the Year honor for Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

    Joplin teen wins Youth of the Year honor for Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:48:46 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURIApril 7, 2014 Joplin, MO – Selected among several local outstanding youth, Lane Galbraith will compete against other Boys Girls Club members for the Missouri Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. As the new Youth of the Year for the Boys Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, 14-year old Lane is a true example of an extraordinary young man recognized by Boys Girls Clubs of America ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURIApril 7, 2014 Joplin, MO – Selected among several local outstanding youth, Lane Galbraith will compete against other Boys Girls Club members for the Missouri Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. As the new Youth of the Year for the Boys Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, 14-year old Lane is a true example of an extraordinary young man recognized by Boys Girls Clubs of America ...More >>
  • Parsons Historical Museum seeks donations for Restoration Project

    Parsons Historical Museum seeks donations for Restoration Project

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:30:42 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF PARSONSPARSONS, KS —Chances are over the past few weeks, you have seen information about the Parsons Historical Museum’s efforts to move railcars to the museum located at 18th Corning. Well, the cars are moved and the fundraising has started.According to Ken Ervin, Parsons Historical Museum board member, with lots of help from the Union Pacific Railroad, especially Matt Krause, former Parsons Operations Manager, and Scott Dolton from the corporate office in Omah...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF PARSONSPARSONS, KS —Chances are over the past few weeks, you have seen information about the Parsons Historical Museum’s efforts to move railcars to the museum located at 18th Corning. Well, the cars are moved and the fundraising has started.According to Ken Ervin, Parsons Historical Museum board member, with lots of help from the Union Pacific Railroad, especially Matt Krause, former Parsons Operations Manager, and Scott Dolton from the corporate office in Omah...More >>
  • Iola man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for manufacturing meth

    Iola man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for manufacturing meth

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:14:14 GMT
    Christopher Lee Trautloff, 30, was sentenced to 90 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Allen County District Judge Daniel Dale Creitz. Trautloff pleaded no contest to the charge in February.More >>
    Christopher Lee Trautloff, 30, was sentenced to 90 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Allen County District Judge Daniel Dale Creitz. Trautloff pleaded no contest to the charge in February.More >>
  • Kansas Attorney General praises legislature for strengthening Medicaid anti-fraud law

    Kansas Attorney General praises legislature for strengthening Medicaid anti-fraud law

    Monday, April 7 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-07 18:16:56 GMT
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today praised the Legislature for unanimously approving legislation to strengthen the Medicaid Fraud Control Act.More >>
    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today praised the Legislature for unanimously approving legislation to strengthen the Medicaid Fraud Control Act.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law Friday

    Governor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law Friday

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:21:31 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACKGovernor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law FridayTopeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed ten bills into law Friday. Friday’s signings bring the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 24.HB 2422 – Changes the definition of “watercraft” for taxation purposes.HB 2440 – Allows the Kansas Bioscience Authority and the Secretary of Revenue to determine that a business classified as a ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACKGovernor Sam Brownback signs ten bills into law FridayTopeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed ten bills into law Friday. Friday’s signings bring the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 24.HB 2422 – Changes the definition of “watercraft” for taxation purposes.HB 2440 – Allows the Kansas Bioscience Authority and the Secretary of Revenue to determine that a business classified as a ...More >>
  • Joplin's Lt. Matt Stewart Graduates from FBI National Academy

    Joplin's Lt. Matt Stewart Graduates from FBI National Academy

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:44:58 GMT
    Two Hundred twenty-one law enforcement officers including Lt. Matt Stewart with the Joplin Police Department graduated on March 28, 2014 from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.More >>
    Two Hundred twenty-one law enforcement officers including Lt. Matt Stewart with the Joplin Police Department graduated on March 28, 2014 from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. More >>
  • Pork at the Park benefit for Levi Woods - April 26 in Pittsburg

    Pork at the Park benefit for Levi Woods - April 26 in Pittsburg

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:08:31 GMT
    9-year-old Levi Woods of Girard has Hirschprung Disease. Woods is the son of Mike and Laura Woods and is scheduled to have a surgery in Cincinnati this May. To help his family with medical bills and travel expenses...More >>
    9-year-old Levi Woods of Girard has Hirschprung Disease. Woods is the son of Mike and Laura Woods and is scheduled to have a surgery in Cincinnati this May. To help his family with medical bills and travel expenses...More >>
  • Master Gardener Helpline

    Master Gardener Helpline

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:02:37 GMT
    Do you have a problem with your lawn or garden and don't know where to turn for help? Then contact the Master Gardener Helpline. A Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Helpline will begin April 14 and run through August 8.More >>
    Do you have a problem with your lawn or garden and don't know where to turn for help? Then contact the Master Gardener Helpline. A Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Helpline will begin April 14 and run through August 8.More >>
  • Labette Community College holding food drive

    Labette Community College holding food drive

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:20:49 GMT
    The Labette Community College students in the Cherokee Center Basic Nutrition course has been actively learning and discussion undernutritioin througout the world this semester.More >>
    The Labette Community College students in the Cherokee Center Basic Nutrition course has been actively learning and discussion undernutritioin througout the world this semester. More >>
  • McCaskill Calls EU Trade Rules ‘Complete Bologna’ Senator urges top US trade agencies to protect US meat industry

    McCaskill Calls EU Trade Rules ‘Complete Bologna’ Senator urges top US trade agencies to protect US meat industry

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:13:48 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is joining a bipartisan group of colleagues to urge the Department of Agriculture and the United States Trade Representative to reject recent efforts by the European Union to restrict the export of commonly named meats.More >>
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is joining a bipartisan group of colleagues to urge the Department of Agriculture and the United States Trade Representative to reject recent efforts by the European Union to restrict the export of commonly named meats.More >>
  • McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New

    McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New McCaskill, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Letter for New

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:11:18 GMT
    U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today released a bipartisan letter signed by 10 of their colleagues to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, & Education leaders calling for new federal funding to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws at colleges and universities.More >>
    U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today released a bipartisan letter signed by 10 of their colleagues to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, & Education leaders calling for new federal funding to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws at colleges and universities.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback statement on school finance

    Governor Sam Brownback statement on school finance

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:06:49 GMT
    Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas House of Representatives.More >>
    Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas House of Representatives.More >>
  • PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the Year

    PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the Year

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:03:44 GMT
    PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the YearAshley Stein and Tyler Dietzschold haven’t even graduated from college, but already they have distinguished themselves as the kind of employees every employer would love to have. On Friday, Pittsburg State University recognized Stein and Dietzschold as the off-campus and on-campus Student Employees of the Year, respectively.“The quality of the nominees was exceptional,” said Mindy Cloninger, director ...More >>
    PSU names 2014 Student Employees of the YearAshley Stein and Tyler Dietzschold haven’t even graduated from college, but already they have distinguished themselves as the kind of employees every employer would love to have. On Friday, Pittsburg State University recognized Stein and Dietzschold as the off-campus and on-campus Student Employees of the Year, respectively.“The quality of the nominees was exceptional,” said Mindy Cloninger, director ...More >>
  • Neosho man sentenced for burglary in Cherokee County

    Neosho man sentenced for burglary in Cherokee County

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:01:18 GMT
    Cole Michael Chew, 30, of Neosho, Missouri was sentenced in Cherokee County District Court on Monday to 32 months in prison for residential burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.More >>
    Cole Michael Chew, 30, of Neosho, Missouri was sentenced in Cherokee County District Court on Monday to 32 months in prison for residential burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.More >>
  • Senator Blunt Continues Bipartisan Efforts To Boost U.S. Innovation, Create Jobs

    Senator Blunt Continues Bipartisan Efforts To Boost U.S. Innovation, Create Jobs

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:01:01 GMT
    As part of his ongoing efforts to promote American innovation and boost U.S. manufacturing in an increasingly global economy, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded the Senate Finance Committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation that would allow startup companies and small businesses to access the successful Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.More >>
    As part of his ongoing efforts to promote American innovation and boost U.S. manufacturing in an increasingly global economy, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded the Senate Finance Committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation that would allow startup companies and small businesses to access the successful Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.
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  • Congresswoman Jenkins Discusses Trade Barriers Harming Kansas Producers

    Congresswoman Jenkins Discusses Trade Barriers Harming Kansas Producers

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:59:45 GMT
    During a Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Obama’s trade policy agenda, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman about existing trade barriers with China...More >>
    During a Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Obama’s trade policy agenda, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman about existing trade barriers with China...More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback statement on the passage of House Bill 2506 - April 6th

    Governor Sam Brownback statement on the passage of House Bill 2506 - April 6th

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:43:41 GMT
    Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas legislature.More >>
    Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the school finance bill passed by the Kansas legislature.More >>
  • Charter Amendments to be decided during General Municipal Election

    Charter Amendments to be decided during General Municipal Election

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:43:36 GMT
    Joplin’s General Municipal Election is being held on April 8, 2014, and the ballot has several issues that will be decided by voters. This includes three City Charter amendments, an advisory vote on a citywide residential curbside recycling program, and the City Council election of five seats.More >>
    Joplin’s General Municipal Election is being held on April 8, 2014, and the ballot has several issues that will be decided by voters. This includes three City Charter amendments, an advisory vote on a citywide residential curbside recycling program, and the City Council election of five seats.More >>
  • Secret Service agent visits NEO-Grove class

    Secret Service agent visits NEO-Grove class

    Friday, April 4 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-04-04 16:57:53 GMT
    "Protecting the most powerful people in the world is a harder job to get into than being a first-round draft pick in the National Football League. The application, interview, and training are extensive and exhaustive," says a Secret Service agent who visited a NEO forensic psychology class.More >>
    "Protecting the most powerful people in the world is a harder job to get into than being a first-round draft pick in the National Football League. The application, interview, and training are extensive and exhaustive," says a Secret Service agent who visited a NEO forensic psychology class.More >>
  • PSC Sets Intervention Deadline In Empire District Electric Fuel Adjustment Charge Case

    PSC Sets Intervention Deadline In Empire District Electric Fuel Adjustment Charge Case

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:39:19 GMT
    The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to adjust the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the bills of its electric customers.More >>
    The Empire District Electric Company (Empire) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to adjust the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the bills of its electric customers.More >>
  • Onlookers impede traffic for emergency responders

    Onlookers impede traffic for emergency responders

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:33:11 GMT
    The Parsons Fire Department and Police Departments are reminding residents to avoid areas during emergency events. In the past few weeks, curious motorists and onlookers have created street congestion and excess traffic on the streets.More >>
    The Parsons Fire Department and Police Departments are reminding residents to avoid areas during emergency events. In the past few weeks, curious motorists and onlookers have created street congestion and excess traffic on the streets.More >>
  • Flashing Yellow Left-Turn Arrows Being Installed along Route 66 in Joplin/Duquesne

    Flashing Yellow Left-Turn Arrows Being Installed along Route 66 in Joplin/Duquesne

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:24:21 GMT
    Southwest Missouri drivers soon will encounter a new type of traffic signal indication - flashing yellow left-turn arrows -- with the first installation in Joplin along Route 66 (7th Street) between Range Line and Route 249, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.More >>
    Southwest Missouri drivers soon will encounter a new type of traffic signal indication - flashing yellow left-turn arrows -- with the first installation in Joplin along Route 66 (7th Street) between Range Line and Route 249, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.More >>
  • Jasper County 4-H members take part in state conference

    Jasper County 4-H members take part in state conference

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:20:25 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE MISSOURI EXTENSION OFFICECOLUMBIA, Mo. – Hannah Andrews and Lydia Rockers, members of Jasper County 4H clus, were among the 350 people attending the 2014 state 4-H Teen Conference, March 22-23, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center and the University of Missouri campus. The delegates, ages 11-13, attended workshops to develop belonging, generosity and mastery of new skills, three of the 4-H program’s four “essential elements.” The fourth is independence, and for many ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE MISSOURI EXTENSION OFFICECOLUMBIA, Mo. – Hannah Andrews and Lydia Rockers, members of Jasper County 4H clus, were among the 350 people attending the 2014 state 4-H Teen Conference, March 22-23, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center and the University of Missouri campus. The delegates, ages 11-13, attended workshops to develop belonging, generosity and mastery of new skills, three of the 4-H program’s four “essential elements.” The fourth is independence, and for many ...More >>
  • Prescribed burns to take place at George Washington Carver National Monument throughout April

    Prescribed burns to take place at George Washington Carver National Monument throughout April

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:17:41 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NATIONAL MONUMENTDiamond, Missouri – Superintendent James Heaney announced today that George Washington Carver National Monument will be conducting a prescribed burn in the park sometime during the month of April. Because prescribed burns are so dependent on weather conditions, a 26-day block of time has been identified.Approximately 100 acres of forest and grassland will be burned at the park. The burn will be conducted under the guidance of Nationa...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NATIONAL MONUMENTDiamond, Missouri – Superintendent James Heaney announced today that George Washington Carver National Monument will be conducting a prescribed burn in the park sometime during the month of April. Because prescribed burns are so dependent on weather conditions, a 26-day block of time has been identified.Approximately 100 acres of forest and grassland will be burned at the park. The burn will be conducted under the guidance of Nationa...More >>
  • Carl Junction FFA receives $2,500

    Carl Junction FFA receives $2,500

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-04-03 16:58:23 GMT
    A Four State farmer gives back to an organization he says helped boost his career decades ago. Mike Garrett presented a $2,500 check to the Carl Junction FFA this morning.More >>
    A Four State farmer gives back to an organization he says helped boost his career decades ago. Mike Garrett presented a $2,500 check to the Carl Junction FFA this morning.More >>
  • Pitt State honors student employees

    Pitt State honors student employees

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-04-03 16:11:48 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYEvery day, hundreds of student workers answer phones, process paperwork and provide an array of important services that keep Pittsburg State University humming. Campus officials say it’s hard to imagine how the university would operate without the student help. A lot of businesses off campus feel the same way.Pittsburg State will honor students for their on-campus and off-campus work at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom whe...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYEvery day, hundreds of student workers answer phones, process paperwork and provide an array of important services that keep Pittsburg State University humming. Campus officials say it’s hard to imagine how the university would operate without the student help. A lot of businesses off campus feel the same way.Pittsburg State will honor students for their on-campus and off-campus work at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom whe...More >>
  • Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weather

    Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weather

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-03 16:08:23 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONGov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weatherGovernor urges Missourians to follow weather reports and be prepared for severe weatherJEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and flash flooding, and at least one reported tornado. The heavy ra...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONGov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weatherGovernor urges Missourians to follow weather reports and be prepared for severe weatherJEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and flash flooding, and at least one reported tornado. The heavy ra...More >>
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri to provide free shoes to children in need

    Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri to provide free shoes to children in need

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-03 16:05:57 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI[Joplin, Missouri, April, 3rd, 2014] — Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri is pleased to announce that we have been selected as an official partner of Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource. We are among 100 charitable agencies representing all 50 states in the United States, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries. Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri will be ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOYS GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI[Joplin, Missouri, April, 3rd, 2014] — Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri is pleased to announce that we have been selected as an official partner of Payless GivesTM Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource. We are among 100 charitable agencies representing all 50 states in the United States, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries. Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri will be ...More >>
  • City of Parsons Tree Dump schedule for spring and summer

    City of Parsons Tree Dump schedule for spring and summer

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:43:38 GMT
    The City of Parsons Tree Dump will be open during spring and summer. NO commercial tree waste is accepted. Also, no trash or debris should be mixed with limbs.Days Hours:Monday - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday - 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.Bring:Show proof of current utility bill with sanitation charges a valid photo ID.Location:US 59 South of Parsons, turn East at the Transfer StationFor more information call 421-7000More >>
    The City of Parsons Tree Dump will be open during spring and summer. NO commercial tree waste is accepted. Also, no trash or debris should be mixed with limbs.Days Hours:Monday - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday - 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.Bring:Show proof of current utility bill with sanitation charges a valid photo ID.Location:US 59 South of Parsons, turn East at the Transfer StationFor more information call 421-7000More >>
  • Art Feeds and Color Estes to visit Estes Park, Colorado

    Art Feeds and Color Estes to visit Estes Park, Colorado

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:41:06 GMT
    In Fall of 2013, Art Feeds staff and Joplin High School students watched as the Estes Park community was impacted by the floods. Having been through a natural disaster as a community, Art Feeds and JHS students paired together to pay the kindness we once received forward.More >>
    In Fall of 2013, Art Feeds staff and Joplin High School students watched as the Estes Park community was impacted by the floods. Having been through a natural disaster as a community, Art Feeds and JHS students paired together to pay the kindness we once received forward.More >>
  • Sens. Moran and Roberts Respond to FAA Proposal to Support Small Aircraft Pilots

    Sens. Moran and Roberts Respond to FAA Proposal to Support Small Aircraft Pilots

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:01:41 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATORS JERRY MORAN AND PAT ROBERTS (KANSAS)Today, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) reacted to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement that they will commence a rulemaking process that could expand the number of pilots allowed to fly without obtaining a third-class medical certificate.“Today’s announcement that the FAA is considering a commonsense rule change is good news for general aviation pilots in Kansas an...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATORS JERRY MORAN AND PAT ROBERTS (KANSAS)Today, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) reacted to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement that they will commence a rulemaking process that could expand the number of pilots allowed to fly without obtaining a third-class medical certificate.“Today’s announcement that the FAA is considering a commonsense rule change is good news for general aviation pilots in Kansas an...More >>
  • Bright Futures Welcomes Grain Valley as 22nd Affiliate Community

    Bright Futures Welcomes Grain Valley as 22nd Affiliate Community

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:47:22 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM BRIGHT FUTURES USAJoplin, Mo. – Bright Futures USA is excited to welcome Grain Valley, Mo. as the 22nd Bright Futures affiliate community.The Bright Futures initiative began in Joplin in 2010 and expanded throughout the region as a means of helping schools and communities connect to meet student needs. Bright Futures now serves over 90,000 children in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Virginia.“Grain Valley is one of several communities in the Kansas Cit...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM BRIGHT FUTURES USAJoplin, Mo. – Bright Futures USA is excited to welcome Grain Valley, Mo. as the 22nd Bright Futures affiliate community.The Bright Futures initiative began in Joplin in 2010 and expanded throughout the region as a means of helping schools and communities connect to meet student needs. Bright Futures now serves over 90,000 children in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Virginia.“Grain Valley is one of several communities in the Kansas Cit...More >>
  • Rep. Long questions EPA administrator on Wood Stoves Proposal

    Rep. Long questions EPA administrator on Wood Stoves Proposal

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:43:41 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN BILLY LONG (MO.)Long Questions EPA Administrator on Wood Stoves ProposalWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Billy Long issued the following statement after questioning Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s New Source Performance Standards proposal affecting wood stoves:“The EPA has a record of increasingly attempting to impose harsh new rules with dubious or non-existent environmental benefits. I have heard ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN BILLY LONG (MO.)Long Questions EPA Administrator on Wood Stoves ProposalWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Billy Long issued the following statement after questioning Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s New Source Performance Standards proposal affecting wood stoves:“The EPA has a record of increasingly attempting to impose harsh new rules with dubious or non-existent environmental benefits. I have heard ...More >>
  • State of Missouri Releases March 2014 General Revenue Report

    State of Missouri Releases March 2014 General Revenue Report

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:41:22 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE STATE OF MISSOURI OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION State Releases March 2014 General Revenue Report JEFFERSON CITY -- State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2014 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 1.7 percent compared to 2013, from $5.48 billion last year to $5.57 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for March 2014 decreased by 0.7 percent compared to those for March 2013, from $536.1 million to $532.6 million. G...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE STATE OF MISSOURI OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION State Releases March 2014 General Revenue Report JEFFERSON CITY -- State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2014 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 1.7 percent compared to 2013, from $5.48 billion last year to $5.57 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for March 2014 decreased by 0.7 percent compared to those for March 2013, from $536.1 million to $532.6 million. G...More >>
  • NEO’s Phi Beta Lambda excels at state competition

    NEO’s Phi Beta Lambda excels at state competition

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:38:59 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA AM COLLEGENEO’s PBL excels at state competitionMiami, Okla. – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), recently exceled in the state competition. This year’s competition was held in Stillwater, Okla. PBL members earned their winnings based on excellent business knowledge, ideas, professionalism, and leadership skills.PBL is a national business fraternity which strives to promote business and the free e...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA AM COLLEGENEO’s PBL excels at state competitionMiami, Okla. – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), at Northeastern Oklahoma AM College (NEO), recently exceled in the state competition. This year’s competition was held in Stillwater, Okla. PBL members earned their winnings based on excellent business knowledge, ideas, professionalism, and leadership skills.PBL is a national business fraternity which strives to promote business and the free e...More >>
  • Parsons Kiwanis Honors Middle School BUG Students for April

    Parsons Kiwanis Honors Middle School BUG Students for April

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:29:58 GMT
    FROM THE CITY OF PARSONSParsons Kiwanis Honors Middle School BUG Students for AprilPARSONS, KS — The Parsons Kiwanis Club honored Parsons area middle school students during its monthly Bringing Up Grades (B.U.G.) celebration. The BUG students were treated to lunch, received school supplies, a certificate of achievement and a t-shirt. The April honorees are from left: Dante Sexton, Rudra Dixit, Kelton Gile, Amaya Nixon, Eric Thomas, Bailey Weaver, Kayla Myers, Shelby Oshel, and Fisher Woodman....More >>
    FROM THE CITY OF PARSONSParsons Kiwanis Honors Middle School BUG Students for AprilPARSONS, KS — The Parsons Kiwanis Club honored Parsons area middle school students during its monthly Bringing Up Grades (B.U.G.) celebration. The BUG students were treated to lunch, received school supplies, a certificate of achievement and a t-shirt. The April honorees are from left: Dante Sexton, Rudra Dixit, Kelton Gile, Amaya Nixon, Eric Thomas, Bailey Weaver, Kayla Myers, Shelby Oshel, and Fisher Woodman....More >>
  • Center hubcap thefts in Pittsburg

    Center hubcap thefts in Pittsburg

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:07:32 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg has been experiencing a series of thefts of center hubcaps over the course of the past month and a half. Four cases have been filed with the Pittsburg Police Department since February 15th. However, we are aware that many other incidents have not been reported to the Department. Investigators have contacted local dealerships regarding this trend, and were informed that there has been an increase in customers ordering replacement center caps.More >>
    The City of Pittsburg has been experiencing a series of thefts of center hubcaps over the course of the past month and a half. Four cases have been filed with the Pittsburg Police Department since February 15th. However, we are aware that many other incidents have not been reported to the Department. Investigators have contacted local dealerships regarding this trend, and were informed that there has been an increase in customers ordering replacement center caps.More >>
  • Parsons police respond to possible shots fired at apartment complex

    Parsons police respond to possible shots fired at apartment complex

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:58:25 GMT
    At around 9:56 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, Parsons Police received a call from a resident at 1100 S. 13th Street, with a report of possible shots fired near the Rainbow Village Apartments.More >>
    At around 9:56 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, Parsons Police received a call from a resident at 1100 S. 13th Street, with a report of possible shots fired near the Rainbow Village Apartments.More >>
  • Kansas formally joins lawsuit challenging endangered species listing

    Kansas formally joins lawsuit challenging endangered species listing

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:11:10 GMT
    Kansas yesterday formally joined an Oklahoma-led lawsuit challenging the process by which a federal agency decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Governor Sam Brownback had announced last Friday that Kansas would be joining the suit.More >>
    Kansas yesterday formally joined an Oklahoma-led lawsuit challenging the process by which a federal agency decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Governor Sam Brownback had announced last Friday that Kansas would be joining the suit.More >>
  • Sen. Moran Statement on 50th Anniversary of Senate Consideration of the Civil Rights Act

    Sen. Moran Statement on 50th Anniversary of Senate Consideration of the Civil Rights Act

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:05:21 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR JERRY MORAN (KANSAS)Sen. Moran Statement on 50th Anniversary of Senate Consideration of the Civil Rights ActWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which came before the full Senate for debate this week 50 years ago:“Fifty years ago, the Senate began consideration of what became the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The path to enactment proved difficult, overcoming nearly...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR JERRY MORAN (KANSAS)Sen. Moran Statement on 50th Anniversary of Senate Consideration of the Civil Rights ActWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which came before the full Senate for debate this week 50 years ago:“Fifty years ago, the Senate began consideration of what became the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The path to enactment proved difficult, overcoming nearly...More >>
  • NEO’s English dept. releases first volume of Portmanteau, a literature and art journal

    NEO’s English dept. releases first volume of Portmanteau, a literature and art journal

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:01:35 GMT
    The cover of Portmanteau, a literature and art journal from NEO’s English departmentThe cover of Portmanteau, a literature and art journal from NEO’s English department
    Faculty members from the English department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), are pleased to announce the official release of a print edition of the department’s literature and art journal Portmanteau.More >>
    Faculty members from the English department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), are pleased to announce the official release of a print edition of the department’s literature and art journal Portmanteau.More >>
  • Reminder: it is a criminal offense to tamper with political signage

    Reminder: it is a criminal offense to tamper with political signage

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:08:27 GMT
    The Neosho Police Department has taken several reports for Property Crimes during the past few weeks. These include such things as stealing from vehicles to stealing of Political Signs for the upcoming election.More >>
    The Neosho Police Department has taken several reports for Property Crimes during the past few weeks. These include such things as stealing from vehicles to stealing of Political Signs for the upcoming election.More >>
  • Arbor Day, the Holiday That Proposes To the Future

    Arbor Day, the Holiday That Proposes To the Future

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:04:25 GMT
    Friday, April 4, 2014 is Arbor Day in Missouri. On March 7, 2014 Governor Nixon signed his annual proclamation declaring such and by state statute.More >>
    Friday, April 4, 2014 is Arbor Day in Missouri. On March 7, 2014 Governor Nixon signed his annual proclamation declaring such and by state statute. More >>
  • Arkansas Autism Connection supplies ABA therapy to children of northwest Arkansas

    Arkansas Autism Connection supplies ABA therapy to children of northwest Arkansas

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:54:33 GMT
    At age 13, Ethan Koeneman was still unable to fully communicate with those around him. Diagnosed with autism, Ethan was not able to convey his thoughts or emotions through verbal expression. For years, his mother, Shannon Edwards, struggled to connect with her only child.More >>
    At age 13, Ethan Koeneman was still unable to fully communicate with those around him. Diagnosed with autism, Ethan was not able to convey his thoughts or emotions through verbal expression. For years, his mother, Shannon Edwards, struggled to connect with her only child.More >>
  • Construction update at Broadway and Centennial intersection in south Pittsburg

    Construction update at Broadway and Centennial intersection in south Pittsburg

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:48:35 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg says on April 14 traffic control devices will be set up to direct traffic through the Broadway and Centennial intersection. Initially, the right turn lane on the west side of Centennial Drive will be closed. Also, Broadway Street from Centennial Drive to a point north of the entrance into the Meadowbrook Mall will be closed.More >>
    The City of Pittsburg says on April 14 traffic control devices will be set up to direct traffic through the Broadway and Centennial intersection. Initially, the right turn lane on the west side of Centennial Drive will be closed. Also, Broadway Street from Centennial Drive to a point north of the entrance into the Meadowbrook Mall will be closed.More >>
  • NEO Art Dept. attends Tulsa Glassblowing School

    NEO Art Dept. attends Tulsa Glassblowing School

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:33:46 GMT
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), Art Department recently sponsored a trip to the Tulsa Glassblowing School in the Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. Art instructor Jessica Stout and 11 students had a hands-on experience shaping molten glass under the direction of the school’s teaching artists.More >>
    The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), Art Department recently sponsored a trip to the Tulsa Glassblowing School in the Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. Art instructor Jessica Stout and 11 students had a hands-on experience shaping molten glass under the direction of the school’s teaching artists.More >>
  • Frontenac High School receives $147,000 grant for track surfacing

    Frontenac High School receives $147,000 grant for track surfacing

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-04-01 19:56:23 GMT
    USD 249 Frontenac will receive a $147,000 grant to purchase track surfacing for a track at the Frontenac High School.The funding is part of $484,000 in Waste Tire Recycling Grants awarded across the state of Kansas by the Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management.The grants are funded through a 25-cent tax paid on the purchase of new tires.More >>
    USD 249 Frontenac will receive a $147,000 grant to purchase track surfacing for a track at the Frontenac High School.The funding is part of $484,000 in Waste Tire Recycling Grants awarded across the state of Kansas by the Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management.The grants are funded through a 25-cent tax paid on the purchase of new tires.More >>
  • Senator Blunt Introduces Amendment To Protect Americans From A Carbon Tax

    Senator Blunt Introduces Amendment To Protect Americans From A Carbon Tax

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-04-01 19:50:37 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR ROY BLUNTWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) introduced an amendment today to protect American families from the skyrocketing energy costs and devastating job losses resulting from a burdensome carbon tax. To read the text of the amendment, click here.U.S. Senators John Cornyn (Texas), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and John Thune (S.D.) co-sponsored Blunt’s amendment, which was filed to the unemployment insurance legislation...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR ROY BLUNTWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) introduced an amendment today to protect American families from the skyrocketing energy costs and devastating job losses resulting from a burdensome carbon tax. To read the text of the amendment, click here.U.S. Senators John Cornyn (Texas), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and John Thune (S.D.) co-sponsored Blunt’s amendment, which was filed to the unemployment insurance legislation...More >>
  • Gov. Brownback signs bill merging the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners into the Kansas Department of Agriculture

    Gov. Brownback signs bill merging the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners into the Kansas Department of Agriculture

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-01 19:46:21 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREGov. Brownback signs bill merging the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners into the Kansas Department of Agriculture Topeka, Kan. – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law today SB 278 which will establish a two-year trial merger of the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners (KBVE) into the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA). The move will allow greater efficiency within the animal health industry to be better stewards of available res...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREGov. Brownback signs bill merging the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners into the Kansas Department of Agriculture Topeka, Kan. – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law today SB 278 which will establish a two-year trial merger of the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners (KBVE) into the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA). The move will allow greater efficiency within the animal health industry to be better stewards of available res...More >>
  • Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce announces 2014 Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce announces 2014 Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-04-01 18:51:43 GMT
    The 2014 BKD, LLP Small Business of the Year finalists were announced at the Small Business of the Year Nominee Luncheon today. The winners will be announced at the 97th Annual Chamber Banquet May 1.More >>
    The 2014 BKD, LLP Small Business of the Year finalists were announced at the Small Business of the Year Nominee Luncheon today. The winners will be announced at the 97th Annual Chamber Banquet May 1.More >>
  • Labette County sheriff's office investigating shooting that injured a 4-year-old; believed to be accidental

    Labette County sheriff's office investigating shooting that injured a 4-year-old; believed to be accidental

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-01 18:01:59 GMT
    On March 31, 2014 at 22:26 hrs, 911 Dispatch received a report of an adult and a a child arriving at Labette Health Hospital, both with gunshot wounds to their hands.More >>
    On March 31, 2014 at 22:26 hrs, 911 Dispatch received a report of an adult and a a child arriving at Labette Health Hospital, both with gunshot wounds to their hands.More >>
  • SEK Art Fest to host walking tour of giant footballs decorated by local artists; underwriters sought

    SEK Art Fest to host walking tour of giant footballs decorated by local artists; underwriters sought

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:13:53 GMT
    The SEK Art Fest will soon be hosting "SEK Loves Football", a walking art tour of giant footballs decorated by local artists. The are currently looking for artists and underwriters...More >>
    The SEK Art Fest will soon be hosting "SEK Loves Football", a walking art tour of giant footballs decorated by local artists. The are currently looking for artists and underwriters...More >>
  • Nevada Regional Medical Center Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

    Nevada Regional Medical Center Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-01 15:14:14 GMT
    The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Nevada Regional Medical Center’s Laboratory, Nevada, Missouri based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.More >>
    The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Nevada Regional Medical Center’s Laboratory, Nevada, Missouri based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.More >>
  • Joplin transportation public meeting - April 8

    Joplin transportation public meeting - April 8

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:43:13 GMT
    There will be a special public meeting of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) Policy Board on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the Joplin City Hall Basement Conference Room, 602 South Main Street, Joplin, Missouri. Items that will be discussed include the review and prioritization of future transportation projects in the JATSO area.More >>
    There will be a special public meeting of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) Policy Board on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the Joplin City Hall Basement Conference Room, 602 South Main Street, Joplin, Missouri. Items that will be discussed include the review and prioritization of future transportation projects in the JATSO area.More >>
  • Kansas Attorney General: 700 roofers registered, check directory before having work done

    Kansas Attorney General: 700 roofers registered, check directory before having work done

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:56:28 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDTAG Schmidt: 700 roofers registered, check the directory before having work doneTOPEKA – (March 31, 2014) – As the spring storm season approaches, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today reminded Kansans to make sure roofers are complying with a new Kansas law requiring them to register with the Attorney General’s Office.“As of today, 700 roofers have registered with our office and may lawfully provide roofing servic...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDTAG Schmidt: 700 roofers registered, check the directory before having work doneTOPEKA – (March 31, 2014) – As the spring storm season approaches, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today reminded Kansans to make sure roofers are complying with a new Kansas law requiring them to register with the Attorney General’s Office.“As of today, 700 roofers have registered with our office and may lawfully provide roofing servic...More >>
  • Construction Rodeo puts Pittsburg State students in control of heavy equipment

    Construction Rodeo puts Pittsburg State students in control of heavy equipment

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:53:02 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYConstruction Rodeo puts students in control of heavy equipmentStudents in Pittsburg State’s School of Construction will get their hands dirty this week during the annual Construction Rodeo on the north side of the Kansas Technology Center.From 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, students in assistant professor Seth O'Brien's methods courses will have the opportunity to operate various pieces of construction-related heavy equipment, including si...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITYConstruction Rodeo puts students in control of heavy equipmentStudents in Pittsburg State’s School of Construction will get their hands dirty this week during the annual Construction Rodeo on the north side of the Kansas Technology Center.From 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, students in assistant professor Seth O'Brien's methods courses will have the opportunity to operate various pieces of construction-related heavy equipment, including si...More >>
  • KDOT begins field survey on U.S.169 in Allen County

    KDOT begins field survey on U.S.169 in Allen County

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:46:26 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONKDOT begins field survey on U.S.169 in Allen CountyThe Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has begun a field survey for a proposed pavement reconstruction project on U.S.169 in Allen County. The survey area is on the existing U.S.169 alignment. The survey starts at the Neosho-Allen county line and continues north for approximately 15 miles, ending just south of the U.S.169/U.S.54 junction.This survey started in late March and is ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONKDOT begins field survey on U.S.169 in Allen CountyThe Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has begun a field survey for a proposed pavement reconstruction project on U.S.169 in Allen County. The survey area is on the existing U.S.169 alignment. The survey starts at the Neosho-Allen county line and continues north for approximately 15 miles, ending just south of the U.S.169/U.S.54 junction.This survey started in late March and is ...More >>
  • Student sports show airs on KGCS-TV

    Student sports show airs on KGCS-TV

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:22:51 GMT
    “The Huddle” – which airs at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings – is a sports-talk show discussing major sports news. Topics covered include the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, as well as college football and college basketball.More >>
    “The Huddle” – which airs at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings – is a sports-talk show discussing major sports news. Topics covered include the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, as well as college football and college basketball.More >>
  • Gov. Nixon issues statement on $620 million fiscal experiment under consideration in Missouri Senate

    Gov. Nixon issues statement on $620 million fiscal experiment under consideration in Missouri Senate

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:59:05 GMT
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONGov. Nixon issues statement on $620 million fiscal experiment under consideration in Missouri SenateJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on Senate Bill 509, which received first-round approval in the Missouri Senate last week. A revised fiscal note prepared by the legislature projects that the legislation would cost the state budget more than $620 million annually when fully implemented.“At a time when publ...More >>
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXONGov. Nixon issues statement on $620 million fiscal experiment under consideration in Missouri SenateJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on Senate Bill 509, which received first-round approval in the Missouri Senate last week. A revised fiscal note prepared by the legislature projects that the legislation would cost the state budget more than $620 million annually when fully implemented.“At a time when publ...More >>
  • Via Christi Hospital Receives National Accreditation

    Via Christi Hospital Receives National Accreditation

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:40:46 GMT
    Committed to the highest quality patient care and safety, Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg displayed those characteristics during a rigorous and unannounced survey by The Joint Commission (TJC). At the end of the visit that involved six surveyors over the course of three days, Via Christi Hospital was recognized with delivering excellent patient care and earned accreditation from The Joint Commission for the hospital.More >>
    Committed to the highest quality patient care and safety, Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg displayed those characteristics during a rigorous and unannounced survey by The Joint Commission (TJC). At the end of the visit that involved six surveyors over the course of three days, Via Christi Hospital was recognized with delivering excellent patient care and earned accreditation from The Joint Commission for the hospital.More >>
  • First Lady Mary Brownback Announces Winners of 2014 Kansas Book Festival Grants

    First Lady Mary Brownback Announces Winners of 2014 Kansas Book Festival Grants

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:37:34 GMT
    “The Kansas Book Festival works year round to promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading,” First Lady Brownback said. “These grants will help libraries to purchase new technology and a wide range of reading materials for many reading levels.”More >>
    “The Kansas Book Festival works year round to promote literacy and encourage a life-long love of reading,” First Lady Brownback said. “These grants will help libraries to purchase new technology and a wide range of reading materials for many reading levels.”More >>
  • Kelce College of Business maintains AACSB accreditation

    Kelce College of Business maintains AACSB accreditation

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-03-31 14:43:18 GMT
    Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business has once again secured the backing of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.More >>
    Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business has once again secured the backing of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.More >>
  • Sen. Moran Expresses Concern with New EPA Water Rules

    Sen. Moran Expresses Concern with New EPA Water Rules

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-03-28 20:32:11 GMT
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – today expressed concern with a proposed Clean Water Act rule released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).More >>
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – today expressed concern with a proposed Clean Water Act rule released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).More >>
  • Gov. Nixon discusses “Good Schools, Good Jobs” during visit to Nevada High School

    Gov. Nixon discusses “Good Schools, Good Jobs” during visit to Nevada High School

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-03-28 20:28:03 GMT
    Investments in education will expand access to technology in classrooms, and help build on Missouri’s economic momentum as the number-one state for high-tech job growthMore >>
    Investments in education will expand access to technology in classrooms, and help build on Missouri’s economic momentum as the number-one state for high-tech job growthMore >>
  • First United Methodist Youth Rummage Sale raises $12,500

    First United Methodist Youth Rummage Sale raises $12,500

    Friday, March 28 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-03-28 17:07:59 GMT
    The First United Methodist Youth in Joplin recently held a large rummage sale as a fundraiser for youth missions.  With thousands of items for sale, they tell us they raised more than $12,500.More >>
    The First United Methodist Youth in Joplin recently held a large rummage sale as a fundraiser for youth missions.  With thousands of items for sale, they tell us they raised more than $12,500.More >>
  • High winds cause power outages throughout Four State area

    High winds cause power outages throughout Four State area

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:53:14 GMT
    Empire District Electric Company says the high winds cause parallel lines to swing so violently they sometimes touch each other, causing power outages.More >>
    Empire District Electric Company says the high winds cause parallel lines to swing so violently they sometimes touch each other, causing power outages.More >>
  • MSSU student wins grand prize in annual photo contest

    MSSU student wins grand prize in annual photo contest

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-03-27 16:44:20 GMT
    Grand Prize photo by Kaylan JonesGrand Prize photo by Kaylan Jones
    For the second year in a row, a student from Missouri Southern State University has won the grand prize in the Study Missouri Photo Contest.More >>
    For the second year in a row, a student from Missouri Southern State University has won the grand prize in the Study Missouri Photo Contest.More >>
  • NEO and the Miami CVB partnership recognized by State Regents

    NEO and the Miami CVB partnership recognized by State Regents

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-03-27 16:29:26 GMT
    Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Chad Davis, Amanda Davis, executive director of the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and director of tourism for the City of Miami, Dr. Jeff Hale, NEO president, and Chancellor Glen D. JohnsonLt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Chad Davis, Amanda Davis, executive director of the Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and director of tourism for the City of Miami, Dr. Jeff Hale, NEO president, and Chancellor Glen D. Johnson
    Twenty-seven business and higher education partnerships throughout the state were recently recognized as innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce...More >>
    Twenty-seven business and higher education partnerships throughout the state were recently recognized as innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce...More >>
  • PSU concrete bowling ball team finishes third at international competition

    PSU concrete bowling ball team finishes third at international competition

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-03-26 20:14:02 GMT
    A team of Pittsburg State University students finished in the top three in the American Concrete Institute’s Concrete Bowling Ball international competition. After six months of planning, experimenting and competing, the students said they were excited to perform well at the main event.More >>
    A team of Pittsburg State University students finished in the top three in the American Concrete Institute’s Concrete Bowling Ball international competition. After six months of planning, experimenting and competing, the students said they were excited to perform well at the main event.More >>
  • General Motors Recall: McCaskill Senate Hearing set for April 2

    General Motors Recall: McCaskill Senate Hearing set for April 2

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-03-26 17:28:49 GMT
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will chair a Consumer Protection subcommittee hearing at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 2 examining the responses of General Motors (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to the discovery of faulty ignition switches potentially affecting millions of vehicles and the timing of the related recall.More >>
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will chair a Consumer Protection subcommittee hearing at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 2 examining the responses of General Motors (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to the discovery of faulty ignition switches potentially affecting millions of vehicles and the timing of the related recall.More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Several lane closures scheduled in Joplin for March 27 through April 3

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Several lane closures scheduled in Joplin for March 27 through April 3

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-03-26 17:24:48 GMT
    Crews will be working on the City’s Overlay Project. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and will need to utilize alternate routes during this period if possible.More >>
    Crews will be working on the City’s Overlay Project. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and will need to utilize alternate routes during this period if possible.More >>
  • McCaskill Backs Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Missouri Manufacturing, Innovation

    McCaskill Backs Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Missouri Manufacturing, Innovation

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-03-26 17:13:26 GMT
    The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act would establish a manufacturing hub network to improve American manufacturing competitiveness and domestic production.More >>
    The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act would establish a manufacturing hub network to improve American manufacturing competitiveness and domestic production.More >>
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