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Thursday night's PSU event for the victims of domestic violence was all about making voices heard. 

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MoDOT Challenge: Buckle Up, Phone Down Day Oct. 20th Video included

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The state of Missouri has a no-texting law for drivers twenty-one and under. But the Missouri Department of Transportation is challenging all drivers to honor the ban tomorrow. Friday, October 20th is Buckle Up, Phone Down Day.

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Joplin Police Investigating Unusual Case of Stolen Bicycles Video included

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"Anytime you victimize a child, it kind of puts a different perspective on things."

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Joplin Chosen To Pilot New Anti DWI Program Video included

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     Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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Noel Fire Department Reflects on Fallen Comrade Video included

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Garret Paiz, 38, sacrificed his life helping fight the massive wildfires raging throughout Northern California.

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Haggling Over Insurance Reimbursement Delays Goodman Elementary Rebuilding Effort Video included

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Rebuilding Goodman elementary could cost more than insurance will cover. On Monday,  the Neosho Board of Education saw preliminary plans for rebuilding with estimated cost at ten million dollars or more. Its insurance carrier offered nine point one million dollars. 

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Schuber-Mitchell's Preliminary Plat Receives Green Light from CJ Council Video included

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    Carl Junction city officials approve a preliminary plat for a new neighborhood in town, despite recent opposition.

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Columbus Residents Notified of Missing Mail Video included

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Some USPS customers take the news of the investigation with a grain of salt. "There's thousands and thousands and thousands of employees and every once in awhile you're going to get a bad one" says Jay Evans, a Columbus resident taking care of his mail. A former mail carrier in Columbus  is under investigation for failing to deliver the mail. "That is not indicative of the almost 500 thousand employees that we have that take the sanctity of the mail and protect th... More>>

Opioid Summit Shines Light on Deadly Addictions, Causes, & Possible Solutions

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More than four hundred turn out for summit on opioid abuse. 

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Packed City Council Agenda for Joplin, Including A Proposal for Joe Becker's Future

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    A packed agenda, tonight, for Joplin City Council members.     From more street projects, the latest involving the Hope Valley CID, even the possibility of Joplin having a new baseball team. The first major discussion on the list...Joe Becker Stadium and its possible future.  As the city is putting the finishing touches on new artificial turf at Joe Becker, Craig Puckett made a presentation to the council in partnership with a newly formed baseball l... More>>

Missouri Lawmakers Make Case to Bring New Amazon Headquarters to "Show Me State"

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St. Louis and Kansas are vying to be the home of Amazon HQ2, a more than $5 billion project from the online retailer.

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Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign for KS Governor Candidate

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Kris Kobach announced today that Donald Trump Jr. will be in Kansas on November 28th for a campaign fundraiser.

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Joplin Schools Wait for Response From FEMA Video included

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Less than 6 months after the Joplin tornado, the Joplin School District started rebuilding their schools. Now, the school district is still trying to come to a funding agreement with FEMA. "FEMA will only replace the value of what was lost, not the added value of the extra room and space that we rebuilt" says Joplin School Board President Jeff Koch. The Joplin School District has already paid for the rebuilding projects. But FEMA is a reimbursement agency that pays... More>>

Joplin Families Participate in Global Wave of Light Video included

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Jennifer Tharp lights a candle for  the 2 children she's lost, uniting with families across the globe on Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Remembrance Day. "At 7 p.m, in remembrance of those babies gone too soon and if you leave it lit for an hour in your time zone, it will be a continuous wave of light" says Tharp, who's the chapter coordinator of Joplin Area Share. The vigil started with encouraging words, then families could state their child's name and ... More>>

St. Bridget's Oktoberfest Video included

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Saint Bridget's church in Scammon celebrated its first ever Saint Boniface Oktoberfest. Saint Boniface is a German saint--so the parish celebrated the day with German foods like sauerkraut, cooked cabbage, bratwurst and bierocks. The church switched from its  traditional turkey dinner to an Oktoberfest celebration to try something new.

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Wines and Canines Combined for Halloween Fun in Fort Scott Video included

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It was an uncommon pairing in Fort Scott Sunday: wines and canines.  The Beaux Arts Centre Tasting Room hosted the event that included a howl-o-ween canine costume contest. 

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School Carnival Raises Funds for Wheelchair Ramp Video included

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Its carnival time in Pittsburg where the Meadowlark elementary parent/teachers organization is throwing the party. The PTO fall carnival offered an inflatable slide,bean bag and ring toss games and raffles. 

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Carthage Humane Society Sponsors Dog Show Video included

Dog show participant and owner await their turn. Dog show participant and owner await their turn.
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 Locals brought their four legged friends out to Central park to be judged in classes such as best costume and golden oldie. The event was sponsored by the Carthage Humane Society, which has been trying to turn things around since it came under fire in August for underweight animals.

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Make-up Artist Teaches Kids How to Turn Themselves into Zombies Video included

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The Joplin public library offered much more than books to youth ready for Halloween. Something creepy was being created there Saturday afternoon.. 

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Porchfest Brings Music and Positive Vibe to North Heights Neighborhood Video included

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Local bands brought entertainment to a neighborhood with a goal of making it safer. Saturday night Porchfest featured eleven bands at homes in Joplin's North Heights neighborhood. 

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Latino Festival Raises Money For Hurricane Disaster Relief Video included

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Proceeds are going to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries organization.

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Barbeque Benefit Held For Law Enforcement Burn Survivor Video included

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All funds will go directly to help Officer Hamilton's family and pay for his medical expenses.

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Carthage Substitute Teacher Removed From Carthage Schools Video included

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Sarah Cardwell got a shocking message from the school informing her that her daughter and one other student's mouths had been taped shut with scotch tape during class. "I was livid and I was scared. my daughter is almost 9 and she is the sweetest kindest little soul you could come across" says Cardwell. Although she was upset, she was impressed at how the school staff handled the situation. Cardwell says when the children were sent to art class with their mout... More>>

New Duplexes, Strip Malls, Restaurants, Atwoods Store, Motel Heading to Webb City Retail District Video included

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"It was brought to our attention, a couple of months ago, that Atwoods was looking for a new location, outside the city limits of Webb City."

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Baxter Springs Man Charged With Murder Video included

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COLUMBUS—Murder charges have been filed against Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 49, of Baxter Springs, following the September 30th, 2017 incident which resulted in the death of Sharon Horn, 65, and injured three Baxter Springs Police Officers. In a complaint filed in Cherokee County District Court, County Attorney Jake Conard charged Ortberg with eight felony offenses, including premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted capital murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burg...

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Twin Bridges Project Cut From ODOT's 8 Year Plan Video included

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As motorists make their way across the Twin Bridges, they are driving over what could of been a 32 million dollar project. But due to an 840 million dollar budget cut, the Twin Bridges project is joining 40 others removed from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's 8 year construction plan. The bridges intersect with state Highway 137 and 60..which is a major vessel for the trucking industry. "There's a hill called Farley Hill and it's real steep..coming down off 137..w... More>>

Regional Opioid Crisis Summit Coming Tuesday, Public Encouraged to Attend Video included

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    The Opioid Crisis Summit  will be held on the campus of Missouri Southern and organizers want area residents to know that they are encouraged to come and learn how to combat the problem.     

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Galena Hospital Applies to Become Tax Exempt Video included

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As the sign reads the Premier Surgical institute is proudly owned by the city of Galena. But with the hospital applying to go tax exempt and non profit it could mean a pinch for Galena and Cherokee County. "The hospital's evaluation makes up 38 percent of the tax base of the city of Galena..now any time you exempt 38 percent of your tax base the rest of the property owners who do pay taxes will just have to make up the difference" says the Cherokee County Appraiser, Mar... More>>

Joplin Economist Expects Employers to Get More Competitive Over Employees Video included

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"We have more jobs and more opportunity now."

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Housing Connect Successfully Helping the Homeless Video included

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 Housing Connect has been successful in speeding up the process of placing the homeless in permanent housing.

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The Sewer Line Replacement You Never Saw Video included

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     Now to Pittsburg where city commissioners, tonight, approved a change order to wrap up a $300,000 sewer project near the Countryside subdivision.

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Animal Cruelty Investigation in Chanute

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About a week ago, a man turned this unnamed puppy into Neosho County's Deer Creek Animal Hospital. He said he found it in its severely injured condition. 

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Telemarketing Company Prepares New Carthage Location, Bringing Close to 200 Jobs

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The company will handle calls for a cable TV company.

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Joplin Tries, Tries Again

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     Last month, Joplin City Officials made a presentation to council members about some possible changes for downtown parking.      It met with resistance and was tabled for later discussion.      That discussion came tonight.

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Joplin Police Look for Solutions to Rising Sexual Assault Numbers Video included

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The Joplin Police Department's latest impact report shows that overall crime is down, but there are concerns. Specifically, sexual assault cases have risen sharply.

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New Humane Society Director Promises Change After Animal Hygiene Concerns Video included

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"When I (first) visited, I heard dogs and cats that weren't meowing and barking.  They were screaming."

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Fire Ops 101

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We all know the extremely important role our firefighters play in the community, but there's nothing like some hands-on training to drive that lesson home. The Joplin Fire Department did just that for Joplin's city leaders with it's Fire Ops 101 event. 

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Columbus Days Capped with Hot Air Balloon Regatta Video included

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    The Columbus Days Festival wound down  after a weekend of fun events.     Sunday morning the Chamber  of Commerce held the most recognized  feature  of the festival , the hot air balloon regatta.  

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Carl Junction Rallies to Support Breast Cancer Research and Patients Video included

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The community of Carl Junction comes out in a big way to raise money to fight breast cancer and honor those lost to the disease.   Hundreds of  balloons took flight. They were released with notes tied to them written in remembrance or support of breast cancer patients and survivors. The event included the annual walk for breast cancer around  Carl Junction High School bulldog stadium. 

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Family Resource Center in Pittsburg Celebrates A Milestone Video included

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    Twenty years -- that's how long the Family Resource Center in Pittsburg has been serving kids...and not just a few kids, thousands. The celebration is  big -- bounce houses, food, games, toys for the little ones...but for the former executive director, and one of the founding members, there was something else special about the family resource center playground party... Murnan: "As I'm walking through here, I'm having people tell me who they are and I'm realizin... More>>

Joplin Auctions Surplus Property Video included

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The city of Joplin sold off surplus property Saturday, minus antique cemetery fencing. Bidders turned out early Saturday morning at  the public works center maintenance barn. Dozens of unclaimed bicycles were on the auction block along with several vehicles and even heavy duty dump trucks and snow plows..  

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Bikers Ride for Pink Video included

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Motorcyclists line up for a parade, but not just a local one, they set off on a 130 mile ride today..  The mission of the pink ride.  To support breast cancer awareness month. They started in Carterville and rode most of the day traveling to Greenfield , Jasper and back to Carterville. The riders raise money for the Hope 4 You breast cancer foundation and  coordinator has a personal connection to disease that touches so many.  More>>

Pittsburg Fire Demonstration Video included

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The Pittsburg Fire Department is turning up the heat educating the community on fire safety.     As a part of Fire Prevention Week the department held several live demonstrations in Pittsburg's Meadowbrook mall parking lot.     The fire department also held a smoking with oxygen demonstration and let kids spray water from a fire hose.     Event is designed to educate the community on how best to prevent and extinguish fires. More>>

How Fire Department Numbers Affect Your Home Insurance Premiums

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The Joplin Fire Department releases it's latest performance numbers -- and they indicate calls are up,  and response times are down...

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Heart Walk 2017 Expected to Raise $60,000 Video included

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Five hundred  people walk to raise dollars to fight heart disease and stroke at the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2017.

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Legal Options Pursued After Fake Racist Advertisement From Landlord

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A downtown Pittsburg business owner says she found the printed flyer on her door this morning.  She says she took a picture of it, then shared it through Facebook.

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New Battery Production Plant Brings Jobs to Joplin Video included

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ZAF Energy Systems, a battery production plant expects to bring more than one hundred jobs to Joplin.               

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Federal Grant Money Earmarked for Kansas Literacy Programs

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The grant will also pay for a program consultant, an administrative assistant and an evaluation team.

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New Analysis Points to Record-Setting Hurricanes and "Overall Energy"

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No 30-year period in history has seen this many major hurricanes or overall energy generated by those powerful storms.

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Odor Complaints in Joplin Leads to Action from the City Video included

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"We'd come outside at night time and just kinda have to 'ugh! what'ss that smell?' ya know? I've lived in quite a few cities and been all over the country and I've never really had an issue like this before" says Aaron Hill. Aaron and his father have lived about two miles from Jasper Products for almost 3 years now and say they like living in the area, but.. "I'm not a complainer or a 'caller inner' but I have been wondering what's going on and why basically... More>>

Planned Parenthood Pursuing License to Offer Medical Abortion in Joplin Video included

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On Monday the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a ruling that allowed Missouri abortion laws to be enforced.   That now means Planned Parenthood can and does intend pursue a license to perform abortions in Joplin. 

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Northeast Oklahoma Mother Wants "More Accountability" Into Son's Disappearance and Death Video included

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Last week, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office told Tammy Moss that a skull and some bones recovered earlier this year belong to her son.

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Planned Parenthood Pursues License to Perform Abortions in Joplin After Court Lifts Stay Video included

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. With  a court stay lifted,  Planned Parenthood will continue pursuing a license to perform medically induced abortions at its Joplin clinic.  We will have reactions from the community and Planned Parenthood officials on tonight's news. 

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Man Speaks About Hurt, Need for Prayers After Mom was Burned to Death Video included

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"You know eventually your parents are going to pass away.  But you can't be prepared for anything like this."

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Joplin Family Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturing and Architecture Companies

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A local family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit after a basketball goal fell and killed their son. Spencer Nicodemus was a senior at Joplin High School. He was mentoring students at Irving Elementary School when the basketball goal fell. The lawsuit is filed against the architects, installers and contractors involved in building the goal. The family's attorney says that Spencer's parents are filing the lawsuit in hopes of preventing this from happening to somebody else.&nbs... More>>

Butterbiker on Mission to Save Monarch Migration Teaches Students How to Help

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Sara Dykman is cycling ten thousand miles from Mexico to Canada through the United States with the monarch butterfly  migration and teaching students how they can help create an nurturing environment for the ailing species. 

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Proposed New Joplin Arts & Entertainment Passes City Council Vote Video included

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The multi-million dollar facility will be built on Memorial Hall's parking lot, pending drill samples.

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Human Skull and Remains found in Northeast Oklahoma Identified Video included

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25-year old Clifford Eli Moss was last seen leaving his family home to go for a walk and never returned. Less than a  month later his skull was found. Moss'ss skull was found by a resident off of highway 10.  However, due to elements and neighborhood dogs, not all of the bones were found in the same place but within a mile radius.    "We submitted those bones to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office for examination and as of this Friday, through DNA records ... More>>

Anti-Abortion Protesters Take to Joplin Roads Weeks Before the SB5 Bill Takes Effect

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"We are the only voice that the unborn have. the baby inside the womb..we can not hear his voice as he cries in anguish. we have to be his voice" says Life chain coordinator, Carleen Herbert. Protesters gather in Joplin, holding signs and praying for abortion to come to an end. But that may not be the case in Joplin . Planned Parenthood has filed to get a license to perform abortions here in the Joplin clinic. And the lower court ordered the state to grant licenses for her... More>>

Mother Road Marathon Returns for 2017

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    Nearly 1,000 people from across the globe converged on Route 66 right here, in our own back yard.it's been four years since these runners, hit this road, to celebrate, it's legacy. But now, thanks to the efforts of TwelveOne marketing, communities along historic route 66 are alive again, with the sound of tennis shoes from as far as Austria, hitting the pavement. Rogers: "We've got an obligation with the history of Route 66 and all that it, the economic drivers... More>>

Murder Charges Filed: Baxter Springs Homicide Video included

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"I heard a lot shouting..some thrashing and then a woman's voice, frantic..help help help" says Eric Kress, who was about to go to bed when he heard his neighbor yelling.  Baxter Springs Police officers got a call just before 1:30 on Saturday morning. But when they arrived like the woman in the mobile home ...they were attacked.. "The suspect poured gasoline on miss horn as well as threw it on 2 officers" says Cherokee County Sheriff, David Groves. The s...

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Baxter Springs Burn Victim Dies in Hospital and Injures 3 Officers Video included

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Baxter Springs Police responded to a call right before 1:30 on Saturday morning. When the first two officers arrived at the scene, the suspect had already assaulted and threw fuel on Sharon Horn and proceeded to throw fuel on the 2 officers as well, setting them all on fire.  A third officer arrived and sustained injuries from trying to put out the fire. Emergency personnel transported Officer Jimmy Hamilton and Sharon Horn to a Springfield Missouri Hospital, where Sharon ... More>>

Mercy Cancer Center Utilizes Cutting Edge Technology Video included

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The Mercy Cancer Center is home to some of the latest, cutting edge technology in the battle to prevent breast cancer.

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Fort Scott Naturalizes 99 New American Citizens Video included

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The Ngatia family emigrated from Kenya back in 2010. Now, in 2017, September 29th will be a day they'll never forget. They're celebrating because they along with 95 other individuals have become American citizens. "I can't even say how excited i am because I'm just so overjoyed" says Joyce Ngatia. "You come from a place where you maybe don't have a lot of job opportunities a lot of education opportunities. and here you are getting your certificate&nb... More>>

Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Could Impact The Four-States Video included

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    Proposed budget cuts at the EPA could have an impact, right here in the four-states.

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Helping Addicts in Carthage

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Jennifer Cartright knows all too well, the devastation addiction can bring upon an individual, and a family.

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         Out of all the communities across the country...Joplin has been selected to pilot a new Anti DWI program.      Part of that initiative includes getting members of the community to provide input. 

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