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Neosho Budget Looks Grim, But It's Not As Red As It Seems

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The City of Neosho met tonight to approve the 2018 fiscal year budget.     Budget issues are nothing new to the community -  and the upcoming budget looks as though there's a shortfall, of more than $1 million.     But city officials say that's not the case, and that there's more than meets the eye.   To the untrained eye, when looking at the city budget, you see a negative balance -- which looks like a loss of about $1.4 mil... More>>

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City of Pittsburg's Insurance Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Officer Video included

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The former police officer claims he was fired by Pittsburg's city manager and the City's police chief for being a whistle blower.

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NEO Seeks Applicants for Honors Program Launching in Spring Video included

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NEO A&M community college will launch an honors program in the spring of 2018 but the time for students to apply is now. 

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Council Hears Proposal For Downtown Parking

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    The City of Joplin hears a proposal to redesign a section of Main Street in downtown to enhance parking. Cunningham: "We've seen projects like this in other communities and we've seen them be successful, so, once the overlay was done, we kinda thought this is a temporary, quick, easy, cheap way to try something new."     Taylor Cunningham is the assistant to the city manager, she also works with the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization. ... More>>

Boy Scouts Turn Camp Crowder into 'Camp Swampy' For Special Weekend Video included

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    More than 800 Boy Scouts from across the region - converge on "camp crowder" in Neosho.

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Allen County Bike Share Video included

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Thrive Allen County is all about rural revitalization. For the last 3 months, their new bike share program has brought new life to the way people get around the towns of Iola, and Humboldt, free of charge. 

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Parent's of Child Almost Adopted Out By Daycare Provider Speaks Out

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The Still family is together, happy and healthy. But that almost wasn't the case  "Who knows what would have happened had I not been fired from work" says Chris Still.  That is when Lasonya Poindexter's plan to have her clients daughter adopted by another family fell apart.  Christian, the father stayed home to watch the two kids.   Poindexter allegedly had been planning to adopt their youngest child to a couple in Arkansas. The day after Christian l... More>>

Joplin Woman Charged with Attempted Kidnapping Video included

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A Joplin daycare operator found herself in federal court Thursday after being arrested by the FBI. Her arrest stems from a bizarre case of attempted kidnapping.

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Customer Questions Company's Oversight of Dealers

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"They're just letting anybody, who wants to stick their sign in the ground somewhere, sell their product."

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McDonald County Food Pantry and Thrift Store Fights Back Against Theft. Video included

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Angela and Lissa are boxing up food to give to those in need, food that is funded by the community and mostly their thrift store sales. Crosslines feeds around 700 McDonald County families every month.  But it is often stolen before it can be placed in the right hands. "They'll drop it off outside and we cant get in fast enough, people are taking it before we can get it in" says the Crosslines director, Angela Martin. But prosecuting someone for donation theft comes ... More>>

Hurricane Recovery Supply Demand Bring Business Boom for Trucking Industry Video included

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The destruction in Texas and Florida, after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, has resulted in a huge demand for goods. From bottled water and generators as well as wallboard and plywood. And area trucking companies are answering the call. 

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Ready to Rock in Bourbon County

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Bourbon County, KS and the city of Fort Scott have a gift for local businesses: 3000 tons of gravel! 

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Joplin High School Student Alleges Discrimination, Body Shaming From Teacher Video included

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"We've spoken with other students.  It's something that has been going on.  It needs to stop," says the student's attorney.

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Former Pittsburg Police Officer Charged with Sexual Battery and Misconduct Video included

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Charges are filed against a now, former Pittsburg police officer. The Crawford county sheriff’s office is now handling the investigation. Twenty-two year old Jessie Edward Loren Davis of Carthage is charged with aggravated sexual battery and official misconduct. 

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Former Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct Video included

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On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford County Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was obtained by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators through Crawford County District Court. Davis was arrested on two counts- Count 1- Aggravated Sexual Battery and Count 2- Official Misconduct. Count 1 alleges that on or about the 26th ... More>>

Pittsburg City Leaders Tour Block 22 Progress

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     City officials in Pittsburg got their first look at the progress being made on the Block 22 Project downtown.      They were given a tour of 2 of the buildings. Ahead of their regular commission meeting, Pittsburg city leaders got an up-close look at progress downtown.  They got a look at the National Bank building and the Crowell Drugs building. Gray: "We were able to tour them before the demolition started, so to see them now with al... More>>

Joplin Writer Assaulted After Publishing Federal Lawsuit Story Video included

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"In this case, we're talking about the possibility of someone who's being sought out because of who they are," says a Joplin police officer.

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Joplin Parent Looking Into Legal Options After Alleged "Body Shaming" Video included

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Statements have been issued by the parent's attorney and the Joplin School District.

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Neosho Holds A Meeting About The Big Spring Cross Video included

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The city decided to hold this meeting to help explain to the citizens why they made the choice that they did.

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Cherryvale Fire Department Holds Piece of 9-11 History Video included

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 The flags outside the Cherryvale Fire department are at half staff...but that isn't the only way the department still honors 9-11. 6 years ago, the Cherryvale Fire Department applied to get a piece of history from the port authority of New York and they got it. "In a fire station, the significance of the world trade center steel..it's pretty significant everyday" says Cherryvale fire chief, Jesse Reed.  Standing at 4 feet and weighing 450 pounds, a piece of the... More>>

Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Against Joplin Sonic Video included

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The lawsuit is now a federal court case because a teenage former worker says her civil rights were violated.

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Empire Electric Crews Hit the Road to Florida to Help Restore Power after Irma

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Local lineman will join the restoration effort in the wake of hurricane Irma. Around six o'clock Sunday morning,  Empire district crews loaded gear onto their trucks  to  roll out  destined for Florida. Eight teams assembled  at the companies Kodiak location.  The nearly forty Empire employees include thirty-two linemen and safety, mechanical and telecommunications support personnel.  

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3 Southeast Kansas Churches Band Together to Clean Yards Video included

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These parishioners are skipping the usual Sunday service to head out on the town, "Instead, we get together and we go out and we serve our community..we clean up houses, we mow..cut down and trim trees..cut up stuff...haul stuff away, do whatever we can." says First Christian Church pastor, Cody Graves. "I just think we want to help others, ya know. We get so caught up in school work and sports and we just need to take a couple days off and go help the community"... More>>

Pittsburg Residents Organize DACA Rally, March Video included

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    Residents in Pittsburg, Kansas came together to rally against President Trump's order rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program. Cynthia Hernandez organized the rally and march, to unite residents in support of DACA recipients in the community.     Hernandez herself is a DACA recipient, and she knows the benefits of the program first hand.     She says DACA recipients could be closer than ... More>>

Jay, Oklahoma Files Lawsuit Against District Attorney for Slander and Libel

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The Ottawa County District Attorney says 33-year-old Slint Tate organized the regular trafficking of at least five pounds of meth a week, valued at 250-thousand to one million dollars. Law enforcement say Tate conducted business through a contraband cellphone inside his jail cell at the sTate penitentiary in Mcalester. Slint Tate is serving a life sentence for the 1999 shooting death of Vernie Milford Roberts, a Delaware County reserve deputy. Tate's lawyer, Winston Conner is the on... More>>

Veterans Health Fair in Joplin Reminds About Care and Understanding Video included

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Forty-seven booths were set up, providing our military men and women information about various services.

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Pittsburg Firefighter Helps Harvey Victims Video included

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Firefighters in the 4 states are no strangers to the extreme dangers of flooding, but nothing compared to what Pittsburg firefighter Tyler Drew Johnson saw during his time helping Harvey victims in Houston.

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Used Car Prices Expected to Increase From Hurricanes Video included

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"If there are three million less used cars, prices will go up nationally."

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Dr. Sheena Greitens Gives Lecture to Public and Students at MSSU Video included

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Dr. Sheena Greitens packed Corley Auditorium, teaching both students and members of the public a more clear understanding of North Korea. "What I wanted to do today is provide a little bit of background what i think the North Korea regime's goals are and the logic behind the behavior that can sometimes look irrational." says Greitens. Missouri Southern State University has almost 200 international students currently attending, with 20 of them being from South Korea. &qu... More>>

Faster Pharmacy Lines in Kansas

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Kansas pharmacists, hospitals, doctors, and nurses use a system called K-TRACS to monitor patients and their prescriptions.The system has been in place since 2011, and helps communities cut down on prescription drug abuse. 

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Residents Frustrated By Treated Human Waste Fertilizer Video included

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"You would roll your windows up and hold your breath."

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MSSU Students Check Out Sound Grenade Personal Alarms; Local Woman Says Valuable Tool Video included

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 College students are back on campus and companies are marketing personal alarms to keep females, in particular, safe.              A local woman bought one for her own personal safety.  

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Narcan Training Brings Diverse Group Video included

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     Law enforcement officials, first responders...and even concerned parents and grandparents packed the conference room at the Alliance of Southwest Missouri in Joplin today for Narcan training. The Alliance of Southwest Missouri hosted something unique, a Narcan training session.

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Carthage Couple Talks About Immigration "Misconceptions" and DACA Termination Video included

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Several local immigrants have contacted us, saying they've been part of the DACA program and are devastated by today's announcement.

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    Monday, September 18 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:22:16 GMT

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