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  • At least 4 new businesses are heading to downtown Joplin

    At least 4 new businesses are heading to downtown Joplin

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:00:02 GMT
    Downtown Joplin has gained several new businesses in the past month and even more are coming.More >>
    Downtown Joplin has gained several new businesses in the past month and even more are coming.More >>
  • Carthage plant bringing 160 jobs to the area

    Carthage plant bringing 160 jobs to the area

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:20:41 GMT
    A Carthage, Missouri cheese plant has begun an expansion project that will bring jobs to the area. Schreiber Foods says the 29,000 foot expansion will add 160 jobs to the plant. The plant will also re-purpose 67,000 square feet to install material handling and storage capacity for cheese, ingredients and packaging materials.More >>
    A Carthage, Missouri cheese plant has begun an expansion project that will bring jobs to the area. Schreiber Foods says the 29,000 foot expansion will add 160 jobs to the plant. The plant will also re-purpose 67,000 square feet to install material handling and storage capacity for cheese, ingredients and packaging materials.More >>
  • New Joplin city manager may be at least another six months away

    New Joplin city manager may be at least another six months away

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:08:09 GMT
    Councilman Mike Woolston says former city manager Mark Rohr's salary, including compensation and benefits, was about $200,000 at the time city council fired him.  Joplin's new city manager may be paid the same.More >>
    Councilman Mike Woolston says former city manager Mark Rohr's salary, including compensation and benefits, was about $200,000 at the time city council fired him.  Joplin's new city manager may be paid the same.More >>
  • Carthage Dentist Uses Good Friday To Offer Free Services

    Carthage Dentist Uses Good Friday To Offer Free Services

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:06:56 GMT
    One Four State Dentist observes Good Friday as time to offer free dental services to patients. It's owner says it is aims to make Good Friday, Great for those in need."It's hurting me constantly," said patient Carrie Smith. Carrie is hoping to spend her Good Friday getting a tooth pulled. It's not how many would choose to kick off Easter weekend, but thanks to Herrington Dentistry in Carthage it won't cost Carrie a single penny. "We open up our office as a way of being missionaries in our own...More >>
    One Four State Dentist observes Good Friday as time to offer free dental services to patients. It's owner says it is aims to make Good Friday, Great for those in need."It's hurting me constantly," said patient Carrie Smith. Carrie is hoping to spend her Good Friday getting a tooth pulled. It's not how many would choose to kick off Easter weekend, but thanks to Herrington Dentistry in Carthage it won't cost Carrie a single penny. "We open up our office as a way of being missionaries in our own...More >>
  • Arma toddler burned after gas can explodes

    Arma toddler burned after gas can explodes

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:47:15 GMT
    A two year old and his step-father are being treated for burns after a gas container ignited Friday afternoon in Arma, Kansas. They were by an active fire pit when a nearby plastic gas container somehow ignited. The toddler's clothing caught fire. The step-father grabbed him and extinguished the child's clothing with help from a neighbor. The boy was taken by medical helicopter to a Kansas City hospital. The step-father was taken to a nearby hospital with burns on his arms and hands.More >>
    A two year old and his step-father are being treated for burns after a gas container ignited Friday afternoon in Arma, Kansas. They were by an active fire pit when a nearby plastic gas container somehow ignited. The toddler's clothing caught fire. The step-father grabbed him and extinguished the child's clothing with help from a neighbor. The boy was taken by medical helicopter to a Kansas City hospital. The step-father was taken to a nearby hospital with burns on his arms and hands.More >>
  • Man arrested the night his daughter committed suicide sues City of Joplin and Joplin Police

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

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

    More retail development will be coming to Webb City

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:11:48 GMT
    More retail development will be coming to Webb City, after a contract was approved by the council this week. It involves underdeveloped land south of Highway 171, across from the Price Cutter store.More >>
    More retail development will be coming to Webb City, after a contract was approved by the council this week. It involves underdeveloped land south of Highway 171, across from the Price Cutter store.More >>
  • Erie principal and her son among those injured in multi-vehicle crash north of Frontenac

    Erie principal and her son among those injured in multi-vehicle crash north of Frontenac

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:32:58 GMT
    The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light.More >>
    The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light.More >>
  • Pittsburg to Increase High Speed Internet Connectivity

    Pittsburg to Increase High Speed Internet Connectivity

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:25:53 GMT
    Faster internet service is a click away for the city of Pittsburg.More >>
    Faster internet service is a click away for the city of Pittsburg.More >>
  • 18-year-old hopes to share message of strength on "The Biggest Loser"

    18-year-old hopes to share message of strength on "The Biggest Loser"

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:36:04 GMT
    "...Not only am I going to help myself, but I'm going to inspire a community that after the tornado, did so much for me," says the young woman.More >>
    "...Not only am I going to help myself, but I'm going to inspire a community that after the tornado, did so much for me," says the young woman.More >>
  • Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

    Joplin woman who stole more than $100,000 to serve 13 months in prison

    A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin. Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.She also has to repay a little over $121,000.More >>
    A federal judge has sentenced Kathryn Stayton of Joplin for embezzling more than $88,000 from her employer, Frank Fletcher Ford, and another $13,000 from Credit Cars of Joplin. Stayton will serve 13 months in prison followed by three years supervised probation.She also has to repay a little over $121,000.More >>
  • Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Rebuild Joplin Brings Its 128th Family Home

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:42 GMT
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
    Rebuild Joplin celebrates its 128th housewarming since the Joplin tornado today.Theo and Opal Morrison were moving into their home on Illinois when the tornado struck. Without having time to buy insurance, according to Opal, the tornado winds shifted their home from its foundation, rendering it unlivable.More >>
  • Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Carl Junction FFA Teaches 3rd Graders Where Food Comes From

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:57:29 GMT
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
    Third graders in Carl Junction got a lesson in where their food comes from today from the Carl Junction High School's Future Farmers of Americas. Over 250 students visited 21 stations in the annual Food for America event.The event has taken place at the school since at least the 11970's and from animals to fashion to food kids learn most things in life start with agriculture. "The best part for me is that these kids have learned something and are going to go away from here knowing about our p...More >>
  • New Kansas law will expand coverage for some children with autism

    New Kansas law will expand coverage for some children with autism

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:12 GMT
    Pittsburg resident Lloyd Bandy is talking about his son Lance who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, a developmental disorder that falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorders.More >>
    Pittsburg resident Lloyd Bandy talks about his son Lance who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome, a developmental disorder that falls under the Autism Spectrum Disorders.More >>
  • Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:11:20 GMT
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
  • Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

    Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:28:58 GMT
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Boston Marathon runner returns a year later

    Explosions at Boston Marathon

    A Southeast Kansas man will return to Boston, and a scene he remembers vividly, as he prepares once again to run the Boston Marathon.More >>
    A Southeast Kansas man will return to Boston, and a scene he remembers vividly, as he prepares once again to run the Boston Marathon.More >>
  • Joplin celebrates 125th birthday of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton

    Joplin celebrates 125th birthday of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:38:17 GMT
    Joplin's rich display of art is now honoring the man who gave it a whole new meaning.More >>
    Joplin's rich display of art is now honoring the man who gave it a whole new meaning.More >>
  • Oklahoma Attorney General files anti-discrimination lawsuit against Miami restaurant

    Oklahoma Attorney General files anti-discrimination lawsuit against Miami restaurant

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:32:26 GMT
    Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Files Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit against Miami, Oklahoma Restaurant: Allegations include sexual harassment and discrimination of victims of sexual abuse, domestic violenceMore >>
    Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Files Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit against Miami, Oklahoma Restaurant: Allegations include sexual harassment and discrimination of victims of sexual abuse, domestic violenceMore >>
  • Joplin Police Department seeks third CALEA certification

    Joplin Police Department seeks third CALEA certification

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:30:13 GMT
    Tonight at 7, there will be a public input session in the Joplin Municipal Courtroom, where CALEA officials will hear feedback about the JPD.More >>
    Tonight at 7, there will be a public input session in the Joplin Municipal Courtroom, where CALEA officials will hear feedback about the JPD.More >>
  • Former Jasper High School employee charged, accused of having sexual contact with students

    Former Jasper High School employee charged, accused of having sexual contact with students

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:50:49 GMT
    Janice Lorene RuskJanice Lorene Rusk
    Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory sodomy in an ongoing investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.More >>
    Janice Lorene Rusk, 42, of Jasper, Missouri has been charged with one count each of statutory rape and statutory sodomy in an ongoing investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.More >>
  • Teen convicted in 2012 Joplin murder gets life in prison with possibility of parole

    Teen convicted in 2012 Joplin murder gets life in prison with possibility of parole

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:31:48 GMT
    The teenager convicted of killing a Joplin man in a July 2012 robbery has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Daniel Hartman and four other defendants were charged with robbing Jacob Wages, but a jury determined it was Hartman who pulled the trigger.More >>
    The teenager convicted of killing a Joplin man in a July 2012 robbery has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Daniel Hartman and four other defendants were charged with robbing Jacob Wages, but a jury determined it was Hartman who pulled the trigger.More >>
  • Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

    Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

    Neosho Ethics Board discusses complaint against two city councilmen

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:33:42 GMT

    Accusations of abuse of power and position within the City of Neosho Council has led to an investigation from the ethics board. Tonight that ethics board had a first hearing on the investigation involving two councilmen -- and many others were called to testify.
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    Accusations of abuse of power and position within the City of Neosho Council has led to an investigation from the ethics board. Tonight that ethics board had a first hearing on the investigation involving two councilmen -- and many others were called to testify.
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  • State prosecutors file murder charges against white supremacist accused in Kansas City shootings

    State prosecutors file murder charges against white supremacist accused in Kansas City shootings

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:17:14 GMT
    Frazier Glenn Cross is now charged with capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood (Losen) and his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who were shot outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.More >>
    Frazier Glenn Cross is now charged with capital murder for the deaths of 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood (Losen) and his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who were shot outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.More >>
  • Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

    Suspect who assaulted Seneca officer captured in Texas

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:00:33 GMT
    Suspect SearchSuspect Search
    A man suspected of injuring a Seneca, Missouri police officer was captured by U.S. Marshals in Collin County, Texas.  In addition to pending charges in Newton County, Missouri, Cory Rantz also has two holds out of Arkansas, and will be extradited there first.More >>
    A man suspected of injuring a Seneca, Missouri police officer was captured by U.S. Marshals in Collin County, Texas.  In addition to pending charges in Newton County, Missouri, Cory Rantz also has two holds out of Arkansas, and will be extradited there first.More >>
  • New mayor for the city of Joplin

    New mayor for the city of Joplin

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:49:57 GMT
    It was an evening of change in Joplin, as Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean exited from the mayorship and Michael Seibert took the chair. "I've done what I can do and now it's somebody else's turn to take us even further," said Colbert-Kean.The special city council meeting drew a large crowd. Residents witnessed as Seibert gained the only nomination for mayor and council members unanimously selected him. "He'll also bring a fresh energy, not necessarily because he's new to council, but because he's ...More >>
    It was an evening of change in Joplin, as Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean exited from the mayorship and Michael Seibert took the chair. "I've done what I can do and now it's somebody else's turn to take us even further," said Colbert-Kean.The special city council meeting drew a large crowd. Residents witnessed as Seibert gained the only nomination for mayor and council members unanimously selected him. "He'll also bring a fresh energy, not necessarily because he's new to council, but because he's ...More >>
  • Some candidates emerge for new Joplin mayor and mayor pro tem

    Some candidates emerge for new Joplin mayor and mayor pro tem

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:14:55 GMT
    We asked many of the council members, including the two new being sworn in tonight, if they would be willing to serve as mayor or mayor pro tem.  Based on their responses, it's clear many of them believe it's time for a change.More >>
    We asked many of the council members, including the two new being sworn in tonight, if they would be willing to serve as mayor or mayor pro tem.  Based on their responses, it's clear many of them believe it's time for a change.More >>
  • Mother with 12 pound 3 year old sentenced to 15 years

    Mother with 12 pound 3 year old sentenced to 15 years

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:11:30 GMT
    In July 2012, a three-year-old weighing only 12 pounds was taken to the hospital with barely a pulse. Two women were taken into custody - Beth Williams, the child's mother - and her roommate, Christina Haidle.Williams previously plead guilty to a charge of Class B, Abuse of a Child, and today was sentenced to serve 15 years and court costs.More >>
    In July 2012, a three-year-old weighing only 12 pounds was taken to the hospital with barely a pulse. Two women were taken into custody - Beth Williams, the child's mother - and her roommate, Christina Haidle.Williams previously plead guilty to a charge of Class B, Abuse of a Child, and today was sentenced to serve 15 years and court costs.More >>
  • Weekend DWI checkpoint in Joplin results in 15 arrests

    Weekend DWI checkpoint in Joplin results in 15 arrests

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:49:16 GMT
    A big reminder about driving responsibly, a checkpoint at 7th and Illinois Streets in Joplin Saturday evening resulted in 15 arrests. The number of DWI checkpoints in Joplin will be increasing over the next few months.More >>
    A big reminder about driving responsibly, a checkpoint at 7th and Illinois Streets in Joplin Saturday evening resulted in 15 arrests. The number of DWI checkpoints in Joplin will be increasing over the next few months.More >>
  • IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

    IRS Officials Offer Tips for Last Minute Tax Filers

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:48:18 GMT
    April 15th not far away and tax officials are urging you to send in those tax returns. Whether it be online or through paper returns, the IRS doesn't want you to pay that penalty fee for late returns.Officials recommend preparing beforehand. And to stay current and knowledgeable by conducting your own research, because choosing the wrong professional to file your taxes could cost you. Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says, "Returns that are filed in March and April, we don't s...More >>
    April 15th not far away and tax officials are urging you to send in those tax returns. Whether it be online or through paper returns, the IRS doesn't want you to pay that penalty fee for late returns.Officials recommend preparing beforehand. And to stay current and knowledgeable by conducting your own research, because choosing the wrong professional to file your taxes could cost you. Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says, "Returns that are filed in March and April, we don't s...More >>
  • PSU hosts Easter festivities and families

    PSU hosts Easter festivities and families

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:59:52 GMT
    The PSU Student Activities Council held its annual egg hunt for children. While the rain moved the hunt indoors, kids still received eggs filled with candy, along with other prizes. The easter bunny dried off to take pictures with the kids. More >>
    The PSU Student Activities Council held its annual egg hunt for children. While the rain moved the hunt indoors, kids still received eggs filled with candy, along with other prizes. The easter bunny dried off to take pictures with the kids. More >>
  • Missouri Conservation Department brings free trees to Neosho

    Missouri Conservation Department brings free trees to Neosho

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:39:58 GMT
    The Missouri Conservation Department was giving away nearly 3,000 free trees Sunday at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The 25 year tradition invites the public to receive free pine, dogwood, and cypress trees. Officials say with the cold weather approaching in the next 48 hours...it's important to protect your trees from frost and freeze because they are still developing, and need proper protection to grow. "These are all seedlings, keep in mind. Some of these are two and three year old seedlings s...More >>
    The Missouri Conservation Department was giving away nearly 3,000 free trees Sunday at the Neosho Fish Hatchery. The 25 year tradition invites the public to receive free pine, dogwood, and cypress trees. Officials say with the cold weather approaching in the next 48 hours...it's important to protect your trees from frost and freeze because they are still developing, and need proper protection to grow. "These are all seedlings, keep in mind. Some of these are two and three year old seedlings s...More >>
  • New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin

    New Justice Network to raise money for Lafayette House in Joplin

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:33:13 GMT
    One of the most difficult things a sexual assault victim can do is admit that it happened to them, but some local organizations are saying it's okay, and are offering support.For those who may not know...April is national sexual assault awareness month. Sunday in Neosho, officials with New Justice Network were raising money to support Lafayette house in Joplin, which provides free counseling for sexual and domestic abuse victims.While the rain delayed the 3-D archery shoot that was originally...More >>
    One of the most difficult things a sexual assault victim can do is admit that it happened to them, but some local organizations are saying it's okay, and are offering support.For those who may not know...April is national sexual assault awareness month. Sunday in Neosho, officials with New Justice Network were raising money to support Lafayette house in Joplin, which provides free counseling for sexual and domestic abuse victims.While the rain delayed the 3-D archery shoot that was originally...More >>
  • PSU ROTC Create Obstacle Course Showing Rigors of Training with Gorilla Dash

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

    Saturday, April 12 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-13 02:35:55 GMT
    Gorilla DashGorilla Dash
    Runners got a taste of the rigor faced by soldiers at the Pittsburg State University gorilla dash sponsored by the PSU ROTC program. Individually or in teams, participants completed ten different obstacles in the course. From jumping hay bales, to trenching through mud, the Pittsburg State gorilla dash is an intense version of a 5-k run. All proceeds benefit the SFC Robertson scholarship fund, which is in honor of a former student who was killed last November serving in Afghanistan. PSU Senio...More >>
    Runners got a taste of the rigor faced by soldiers at the Pittsburg State University gorilla dash sponsored by the PSU ROTC program. Individually or in teams, participants completed ten different obstacles in the course. From jumping hay bales, to trenching through mud, the Pittsburg State gorilla dash is an intense version of a 5-k run. All proceeds benefit the SFC Robertson scholarship fund, which is in honor of a former student who was killed last November serving in Afghanistan. PSU Senio...More >>
  • Pleasant Valley School in Carthage celebrates 145th birthday

    Pleasant Valley School in Carthage celebrates 145th birthday

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:45:42 GMT
    Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Carthage is celebrating its 145th birthday.More >>
    Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Carthage is celebrating its 145th birthday.More >>
  • Annual Easter egg hunt attracts many in Joplin

    Annual Easter egg hunt attracts many in Joplin

    Saturday, April 12 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-04-13 00:17:09 GMT
    Many 4-state kids got a jump start to Easter at an annual egg hunt in at Joplin Athletic Center.More >>
    Many 4-state kids got a jump start to Easter at an annual egg hunt in at Joplin Athletic Center.More >>
  • 6th annual Springtime on Broadway underway in downtown Webb City

    6th annual Springtime on Broadway underway in downtown Webb City

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:54:40 GMT
    Webb City is celebrating the warmer temperatures with 6th annual Springtime on Broadway event.More >>
    Webb City is celebrating the warmer temperatures with 6th annual Springtime on Broadway event.More >>
  • Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers

    Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:33:26 GMT
    Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers at a town hall meeting.More >>
    Carl Junction residents speak with state lawmakers at a town hall meeting.More >>
  • PSU's Big Event draws over 800 students to help 100+ homes

    PSU's Big Event draws over 800 students to help 100+ homes

    Saturday, April 12 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-12 21:36:57 GMT
    "No job is too small", that was the mindset of Pitt State students who spent their Saturday performing community service around the area.More >>
    "No job is too small", that was the mindset of Pitt State students who spent their Saturday performing community service around the area.More >>
  • Fort Scott prepares for annual Civil War Encampment

    Fort Scott prepares for annual Civil War Encampment

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:25:04 GMT
    It's history in the re-making. As many in Fort Scott prepped for the Civil War Encampment, an annual event that sheds lights on the sights and sounds of America's past, and the prominence of the 4-state city. More >>
    It's history in the re-making. As many in Fort Scott prepped for the Civil War Encampment, an annual event that sheds lights on the sights and sounds of America's past, and the prominence of the 4-state city. More >>
  • Change in state's self defense law passes Missouri House

    Change in state's self defense law passes Missouri House

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:34:23 GMT
    The Missouri House has passed a change in the state's self-defense law.More >>
    The Missouri House has passed a change in the state's self-defense law.More >>
  • Joplin police arrest a man they say is behind stealing two vehicles yesterday and today

    Joplin police arrest a man they say is behind stealing two vehicles yesterday and today

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:02:48 GMT
    Police say a Joplin Parks and Recreation pickup truck, with doors unlocked and keys inside the vehicle, was one vehicle stolen.More >>
    Police say a Joplin Parks and Recreation pickup truck, with doors unlocked and keys inside the vehicle, was one vehicle stolen.More >>
  • PSU students need the help of SEK residents

    PSU students need the help of SEK residents

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:45:11 GMT
    Communication students at Pittsburg State University are asking residents in Crawford and Cherokee counties to share their perceptions of homelessness and poverty in Southeast Kansas.More >>
    Communication students at Pittsburg State University are asking residents in Crawford and Cherokee counties to share their perceptions of homelessness and poverty in Southeast Kansas.More >>
  • Endangered Person Advisory - CANCELLED

    Endangered Person Advisory - CANCELLED

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:43:25 GMT
    The Branson Police Department has issued an Endangered Missing Person alert for two girls taken from their grandparent's residence by their father. The Division of Family Services is being awarded custody of the children, but authorities say 44-year-old John Russell Fant took his daughters, eight-year-old Farrah and six-year-old Dililah. Authorities say Fant also withdrew a large sum of money from a bank, then fled the area. If you have any information about their whereabouts please call 911.More >>
    The Branson Police Department has issued an Endangered Missing Person alert for two girls taken from their grandparent's residence by their father. The Division of Family Services is being awarded custody of the children, but authorities say 44-year-old John Russell Fant took his daughters, eight-year-old Farrah and six-year-old Dililah. Authorities say Fant also withdrew a large sum of money from a bank, then fled the area. If you have any information about their whereabouts please call 911.More >>
  • Suspect in multiple Joplin vehicle thefts is in custody

    Suspect in multiple Joplin vehicle thefts is in custody

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:51:54 GMT
    Joshua RandallJoshua Randall
    At approximately 7:35AM on April 11, 2014, officers with the Joplin Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle from the parking garage at Freeman West Hospital located at 1102 W. 32nd Street.More >>
    At approximately 7:35AM on April 11, 2014, officers with the Joplin Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle from the parking garage at Freeman West Hospital located at 1102 W. 32nd Street. More >>
  • Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Federal charges filed against man accused of murder and attempting to rob a Miami, Okla. bank

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:38:33 GMT
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
    Francis Dishmon is accused of trying to rob the IBC Bank in Miami, Oklahoma in August 2013, then fleeing north out of town, where he caused a semi-truck and another vehicle to run off the road.More >>
  • Fort Scott to no longer permit buying, selling and swapping on public lots

    Fort Scott to no longer permit buying, selling and swapping on public lots

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:31:50 GMT
    One parking lot in downtown Fort Scott has been the site of many transactions in the buy, sell, trade community.More >>
    One parking lot in downtown Fort Scott has been the site of many transactions in the buy, sell, trade community.More >>
  • KS State Highway Patrol Troopers involved in pilot program using Twitter

    KS State Highway Patrol Troopers involved in pilot program using Twitter

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:57:54 GMT
    They're known as the tweeting troopers.More >>
    They're known as the tweeting troopers.More >>
  • Vernon County Officials develop code system to assist local businesses

    Vernon County Officials develop code system to assist local businesses

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:54:34 GMT

    When a situation arrises and assistance is needed, calling 9-1-1 is the best option. But sometimes, that number can lead to more problems.
    Which is why businesses in nevada asked officials to develop a system that makes asking for help more discrete.
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    When a situation arrises and assistance is needed, calling 9-1-1 is the best option. But sometimes, that number can lead to more problems.
    Which is why businesses in nevada asked officials to develop a system that makes asking for help more discrete.
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  • Air assault training at Camp Crowder

    Air assault training at Camp Crowder

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:49:46 GMT
    A couple of military helicopters were brought in to allow students to rappel from the choppers. Instructors from a mobile training team are here from Fort Benning, Georgia to conduct the training exercises.More >>
    A couple of military helicopters were brought in to allow students to rappel from the choppers. Instructors from a mobile training team are here from Fort Benning, Georgia to conduct the training exercises.More >>
  • 100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    100 Year Old Building To Be Torn Down In Joplin

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:18:30 GMT
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
    After 100 years on Joplin's Main Street, the former City Market is set to come tumbling down. And if you've driven down Main Street sometime in that time, it's likely this blue-green structure has stood out. According to the Director of Joplin's Museum Complex, the former Market was a way to bring agriculture to the city center. And it's 1914 Grand Opening brought 5,000 people to the complex.More >>
  • 4-state organization for citizens against crime dissolves

    4-state organization for citizens against crime dissolves

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:09:20 GMT
    A decision has been made to disband Heartland Crime Stoppers.More >>
    A decision has been made to disband Heartland Crime Stoppers. More >>
  • Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

    Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:19:52 GMT
    Aegis announces jobs for one hundred and fifty people at its Joplin customer contact center. But the employment opportunities may not end there. Operations manager Mark Hefley oversees one hundred of the Aegis four hundred employees at the Joplin customer contact center. He says the company's plan to add one hundred and fifty more workers shows it’s growing in the right direction. Hefley says, “Absolutely, it’s really important to know these are full time jobs that are not going to go away...More >>
    Aegis announces jobs for one hundred and fifty people at its Joplin customer contact center. But the employment opportunities may not end there. Operations manager Mark Hefley oversees one hundred of the Aegis four hundred employees at the Joplin customer contact center. He says the company's plan to add one hundred and fifty more workers shows it’s growing in the right direction. Hefley says, “Absolutely, it’s really important to know these are full time jobs that are not going to go away...More >>
  • Joplin Police obtain military vehicle for crisis situations

    Joplin Police obtain military vehicle for crisis situations

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:05:08 GMT
    The Joplin Police Department has added a new vehicle to it's fleet, it's high tech military mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or a MRAP.More >>
    The Joplin Police Department has added a new vehicle to it's fleet, it's high tech military mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or a MRAP.More >>
  • Two new Joplin City Council members-elect say they'll work to regain public's trust

    Two new Joplin City Council members-elect say they'll work to regain public's trust

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:15:09 GMT
    "More than anything, the numbers told me that Joplin residents are ready for a change," says Councilwoman-elect Miranda Lewis.More >>
    "More than anything, the numbers told me that Joplin residents are ready for a change," says Councilwoman-elect Miranda Lewis.More >>
  • Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Carthage School Bond To Help With Expanding Student Population

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:35:45 GMT
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
    The Carthage School District has grown by 400 students since 2009. And thanks to the passage of an $18 million dollar school bond last night, the District will be under construction to make room for the expanding student population. If you ask 3rd grade teacher Brittany Thompson how full her school is, she'll tell you it's filled to the brim. According to the Carthage School District, each year about 90 students are joining it's schools, mostly in its lower grade levels. The District even had ..More >>
  • Why is Cherokee County losing nearly 1/3 of its voters?

    Why is Cherokee County losing nearly 1/3 of its voters?

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:51:51 GMT
    Authorities are investigating why the voting status of nearly 4,500 Cherokee County voters has been cancelled.At a news conference county clerk Rodney Edmondson made his first comment on the investigation."More >>
    Authorities are investigating why the voting status of nearly 4,500 Cherokee County voters has been cancelled.At a news conference county clerk Rodney Edmondson made his first comment on the investigation."More >>
  • Doctors say there is such a thing as Broken Heart Syndrome

    Doctors say there is such a thing as Broken Heart Syndrome

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:18:29 GMT
    A new report that cites the Joplin tornado shows traumatic events can physically break the heart.More >>
    A new report that cites the Joplin tornado shows traumatic events can physically break the heart.More >>
  • Reports Of Cyber Crimes Against Children Is On The Rise In Southwest Missouri

    Reports Of Cyber Crimes Against Children Is On The Rise In Southwest Missouri

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:48:04 GMT
    Reports of cyber crimes involving children are on the rise in Southwest Missouri. Statistics released by the Joplin Police Department of 2013 crime rates show the reports increased almost 20 percent over the previous year. More >>
    Reports of cyber crimes involving children are on the rise in Southwest Missouri. Statistics released by the Joplin Police Department of 2013 crime rates show the reports increased almost 20 percent over the previous year. More >>
  • Former Baxter Springs councilman and school crossing guard pleads guilty to child sex crimes

    Former Baxter Springs councilman and school crossing guard pleads guilty to child sex crimes

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:42:27 GMT
    Stanley W. Pickering, 79, Baxter Springs, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sodomy, four counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent solicitation of a child. Two of the counts were charged under provisions of Jessica’s Law, carrying a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.More >>
    Stanley W. Pickering, 79, Baxter Springs, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sodomy, four counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent solicitation of a child. Two of the counts were charged under provisions of Jessica’s Law, carrying a potential sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.More >>
  • Joplin City Council approves resolution to bring more funding for financial assistance

    Joplin City Council approves resolution to bring more funding for financial assistance

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:17:12 GMT
    Joplin City Council has approved a resolution that creates more funding to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado. An amendment to the $45 million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery action plan has been approved by the council unanimously. The resolution will shift $500,000 from land acquisition efforts to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado and further repairs.More >>
    Joplin City Council has approved a resolution that creates more funding to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado. An amendment to the $45 million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery action plan has been approved by the council unanimously. The resolution will shift $500,000 from land acquisition efforts to provide financial assistance for low-income renters affected by the tornado and further repairs.More >>
  • Pittsburg Educator spends weekend protesting in Topeka

    Pittsburg Educator spends weekend protesting in Topeka

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:49:51 GMT
    The Kansas Governor says he will sign a bill backing a plan boosting funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.More >>
    The Kansas Governor says he will sign a bill backing a plan boosting funding to poor school districts while eliminating tenure for teachers.More >>
  • Judge considering change of venue for man accused of murdering MSSU assistant coach

    Judge considering change of venue for man accused of murdering MSSU assistant coach

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:19:35 GMT
    A judge is now considering a change of venue request for the trial of a Joplin man accused in the shooting death of a Missouri Southern assistant football coach. Jeffrey Bruner is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. On Monday his defense lawyers asked for the case to be moved outside Jasper County.More >>
    A judge is now considering a change of venue request for the trial of a Joplin man accused in the shooting death of a Missouri Southern assistant football coach. Jeffrey Bruner is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. On Monday his defense lawyers asked for the case to be moved outside Jasper County. More >>
  • Bond reduced for man linked to Mexican drug cartel, arrested in Joplin

    Bond reduced for man linked to Mexican drug cartel, arrested in Joplin

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:13:29 GMT
    A man arrested in Joplin this past December for an alleged kidnapping that drew national attention appeared in court on Monday for a pre-trial conference. Bond for Guillermo Ramirez-Peyro has now been set at $125,000.More >>
    A man arrested in Joplin this past December for an alleged kidnapping that drew national attention appeared in court on Monday for a pre-trial conference. Bond for Guillermo Ramirez-Peyro has now been set at $125,000.More >>
  • Home Demolition Marks Phase One Of Joe Becker Stadium's Renovation

    Home Demolition Marks Phase One Of Joe Becker Stadium's Renovation

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:25:18 GMT
    Demolition crews work on clearing the way for parking at Joe Becker Stadium. It's the first step in preparations of getting the space ready for Joplin's professional team. This crane symbolizes the next step for Joe Becker Stadium. Once this house on High and Fourth is gone, one of the owners of Joplin's new professional baseball team says more parking can be added. The team, yet to be renamed, comes from El Paso and will begin playing here at Joe Becker Stadium in its 2015 season. And Becker...More >>
    Demolition crews work on clearing the way for parking at Joe Becker Stadium. It's the first step in preparations of getting the space ready for Joplin's professional team. This crane symbolizes the next step for Joe Becker Stadium. Once this house on High and Fourth is gone, one of the owners of Joplin's new professional baseball team says more parking can be added. The team, yet to be renamed, comes from El Paso and will begin playing here at Joe Becker Stadium in its 2015 season. And Becker...More >>
  • Parsons Historical Society Museum receives new historic railcars

    Parsons Historical Society Museum receives new historic railcars

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:18:26 GMT
    The newest additions to the Parsons Historical Society Museum once traveled the Union Pacific Railroad.More >>
    The newest additions to the Parsons Historical Society Museum once traveled the Union Pacific Railroad.More >>
  • Nearly 180 kids participate in Pittsburg's Mini Warrior Dash

    Nearly 180 kids participate in Pittsburg's Mini Warrior Dash

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:06:59 GMT
    Today in Pittsburg, Schlanger Park got a little closer to funding their new "Everybody Plays" handicap accessible playground. Nearly 180 kids participated in the 2nd annual Mini Warrior Dash, with all registration fees benefiting the new playground. The dash was nearly a mile long and included 12 different obstacles, including a great deal of water and mud.More >>
    Today in Pittsburg, Schlanger Park got a little closer to funding their new "Everybody Plays" handicap accessible playground. Nearly 180 kids participated in the 2nd annual Mini Warrior Dash, with all registration fees benefiting the new playground. The dash was nearly a mile long and included 12 different obstacles, including a great deal of water and mud.More >>
  • New enrollment schedule aims to make process smoother for students

    New enrollment schedule aims to make process smoother for students

    Sunday, April 6 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-04-07 00:37:11 GMT
    Students at Pittsburg State follow a new process for enrollment.More >>
    Students at Pittsburg State follow a new process for enrollment.More >>
  • Quapaw Oklahoma man killed, woman seriously injured in Newton county motorcycle accident

    Quapaw Oklahoma man killed, woman seriously injured in Newton county motorcycle accident

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:00:28 GMT
    A Saturday evening accident in Newton County has killed a 52-year old man from Quapaw, Oklahoma.More >>
    A Saturday evening accident in Newton County has killed a 52-year old man from Quapaw, Oklahoma.More >>
  • Released missing pages leave some Joplin residents with mixed reactions

    Released missing pages leave some Joplin residents with mixed reactions

    Saturday, April 5 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-06 02:48:46 GMT
    The City of Joplin released 9 missing pages yesterday of the report from an investigation at City Hall. After reading the released pages, some Joplin residents are left with mixed reactions regarding the firing of City Manager Mark Rohr.More >>
    The City of Joplin released 9 missing pages yesterday of the report from an investigation at City Hall. After reading the released pages, some Joplin residents are left with mixed reactions regarding the firing of City Manager Mark Rohr.More >>
  • Joplin hosts live cooking show for locals

    Joplin hosts live cooking show for locals

    Saturday, April 5 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-06 02:47:29 GMT
    Joplin hosted about 40 vendors in the food business today at the Taste of Home Cooking Show.More >>
    Joplin hosted about 40 vendors in the food business today at the Taste of Home Cooking Show. More >>
  • Delaware County women charged with child abuse

    Delaware County women charged with child abuse

    Saturday, April 5 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-06 02:36:44 GMT
    Deidre Anne Matthews of Jay, Oklahomawascharged in Delaware County District Court on Friday with three counts of child abuse by injury, child endangerment and child neglect. According to a court affidavit, Matthews' home was covered in filth and she was overly medicated. Matthews is being held on a $100,000 bail.More >>
    Deidre Anne Matthews of Jay, Oklahomawascharged in Delaware County District Court on Friday with three counts of child abuse by injury, child endangerment and child neglect. According to a court affidavit, Matthews' home was covered in filth and she was overly medicated. Matthews is being held on a $100,000 bail.More >>
  • Pitt State Alumni Office Holds Fishing Derby

    Pitt State Alumni Office Holds Fishing Derby

    Saturday, April 5 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-04-06 01:49:04 GMT
    The Alumni Department at Pittsburg State University wanted to kick off spring the right way, with a Fishing Derby. Kids and their families gathered this morning at University Lake for a kids fishing derby. No license was required to fish, and kids could catch a variety of different fish ranging from catfish to perch. Although the event was catch and release, no fisher went away empty handed.. Prizes were given away for the longest and most fish caught. Organizers say the event is aimed at bri...More >>
    The Alumni Department at Pittsburg State University wanted to kick off spring the right way, with a Fishing Derby. Kids and their families gathered this morning at University Lake for a kids fishing derby. No license was required to fish, and kids could catch a variety of different fish ranging from catfish to perch. Although the event was catch and release, no fisher went away empty handed.. Prizes were given away for the longest and most fish caught. Organizers say the event is aimed at bri...More >>
  • Volunteers Add To Joplin's Butterfly Park

    Volunteers Add To Joplin's Butterfly Park

    Saturday, April 5 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-04-06 01:43:18 GMT
    Cunningham Park will soon be filled with greenery, along with butterflies thanks to generous volunteers. Over 100 volunteers gathered at the park's overlook to plant additional trees, shrubs, and flowers for the "Overlook Butterfly Garden."The garden was designed by Drury University students after the tornado to help bring a sense of calm to the citizens affected by the 2011 tornado. "This garden is really our way of helping provide a space for them to continue healing from that tragedy," sai...More >>
    Cunningham Park will soon be filled with greenery, along with butterflies thanks to generous volunteers. Over 100 volunteers gathered at the park's overlook to plant additional trees, shrubs, and flowers for the "Overlook Butterfly Garden."The garden was designed by Drury University students after the tornado to help bring a sense of calm to the citizens affected by the 2011 tornado. "This garden is really our way of helping provide a space for them to continue healing from that tragedy," sai...More >>
  • Baxter Springs Economic Development raises funds for proposed walking/biking trail

    Baxter Springs Economic Development raises funds for proposed walking/biking trail

    Saturday, April 5 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-04-05 18:23:11 GMT
    It's already a tourist attraction for motorists, but one town along Route 66 is looking to make the destination a stop for bicyclists and pedestrians.More >>
    It's already a tourist attraction for motorists, but one town along Route 66 is looking to make the destination a stop for bicyclists and pedestrians.More >>
  • Missing pages from Joplin City Council investigation released

    Missing pages from Joplin City Council investigation released

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:11:03 GMT
    Missing pages from an investigation report surrounding Joplin City officials released to the public.More >>
    Missing pages from an investigation report surrounding Joplin City officials released to the public.More >>
  • Kansas bill aims to relax DUI charges

    Kansas bill aims to relax DUI charges

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:10:33 GMT
    A Kansas bill aims to relax DUI penalties in the state by cutting down the wait time to appeal a charge. More >>
    A Kansas bill aims to relax DUI penalties in the state by cutting down the wait time to appeal a charge. More >>
  • MSSU students study abroad in Paris

    MSSU students study abroad in Paris

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:44:24 GMT
    A group of students from Missouri Southern State University spent all last week studying abroad in Paris, France to attend the International Media Seminar.
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    A group of students from Missouri Southern State University spent all last week studying abroad in Paris, France to attend the International Media Seminar.

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  • Southeast Kansas Gaming Bill passes House, now heads to Governor

    Southeast Kansas Gaming Bill passes House, now heads to Governor

    Thursday, April 3 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-04-04 00:50:22 GMT

    Southeast Kansas is once again, opening up the door to bringing a casino into Cherokee or Crawford counties. Recently passed legislation is now giving investors a new reason to build here.
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    Southeast Kansas is once again, opening up the door to bringing a casino into Cherokee or Crawford counties. Recently passed legislation is now giving investors a new reason to build here.
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  • Annie's Officials Cut Ribbon on New Manufacturing Plant-Safeway Bakery

    Annie's Officials Cut Ribbon on New Manufacturing Plant-Safeway Bakery

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:56:01 GMT
    Annie's Homegrown, a nationally known organic food company has taken over the Safeway baking plant in Joplin to make it its own. Bernie the bunny joined officials in cutting the ribbon to mark a new future for the Safeway baking plant in Joplin. Built 67 years ago, its now home to manufacturing for Annie's Homegrown products. Workers have baked Annie’s cheddar cracker bunnies since 2002 but were initially apprehensive about Safeway being sold. Break supervisor Tonia Biggs says, “Everybody wa...More >>
    Annie's Homegrown, a nationally known organic food company has taken over the Safeway baking plant in Joplin to make it its own. Bernie the bunny joined officials in cutting the ribbon to mark a new future for the Safeway baking plant in Joplin. Built 67 years ago, its now home to manufacturing for Annie's Homegrown products. Workers have baked Annie’s cheddar cracker bunnies since 2002 but were initially apprehensive about Safeway being sold. Break supervisor Tonia Biggs says, “Everybody wa...More >>
  • Student claims he was assaulted by another student at bus stop

    Student claims he was assaulted by another student at bus stop

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:53:31 GMT
    The student says it happened at a bus stop in Carterville for Webb City Junior High.  There had been a 13-year-old who had been verbally assaulting him for about three months.  More >>
    The student says it happened at a bus stop in Carterville for Webb City Junior High.  There had been a 13-year-old who had been verbally assaulting him for about three months.  More >>
  • Storm Siren Policies May Vary Between Cities

    Storm Siren Policies May Vary Between Cities

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:28:24 GMT
    Now that we're in Spring storm season -- we want to remind you, that you need to know your community's storm siren policy. Most municipalities are responsible for its own policy, so it's important to stay informed, that information could be a life-saver. More >>
    Now that we're in Spring storm season -- we want to remind you, that you need to know your community's storm siren policy. Most municipalities are responsible for its own policy, so it's important to stay informed, that information could be a life-saver. More >>
  • PSU's Art Department responds to bad ranking

    PSU's Art Department responds to bad ranking

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:32:20 GMT
    Creativity takes courage and passion according to Pittsburg State students Gretchen Burns and Robert Raio.Both Burns and Rio are pursuing an art degree at the university .More >>
    Creativity takes courage and passion according to Pittsburg State students Gretchen Burns and Robert Raio.Both Burns and Rio are pursuing an art degree at the university .More >>
  • Local schools work to accommodate more students with autism

    Local schools work to accommodate more students with autism

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-03 02:27:37 GMT
    While searching for answers, two mothers in Pittsburg found support just steps away.More >>
    While searching for answers, two mothers in Pittsburg found support just steps away.More >>
  • Kansas Statewide Assessments On-line Shutdown by Cyber Attack

    Kansas Statewide Assessments On-line Shutdown by Cyber Attack

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:41:51 GMT
    A new kind of hacking has brought Kansas statewide testing to a halt. Officials say the Kansas Interactive Testing Engine (KITE) was the target of a cyber attack that shut down computer servers by bombarding them with extreme volumes of data. Pittsburg students are among those impacted by the problem. 4th graders at Westside elementary are back in class getting language arts lessons. They're supposed to be taking state interactive assessments with drop and drag questions and answers, somethi...More >>
    A new kind of hacking has brought Kansas statewide testing to a halt. Officials say the Kansas Interactive Testing Engine (KITE) was the target of a cyber attack that shut down computer servers by bombarding them with extreme volumes of data. Pittsburg students are among those impacted by the problem. 4th graders at Westside elementary are back in class getting language arts lessons. They're supposed to be taking state interactive assessments with drop and drag questions and answers, somethi...More >>
  • SE Kansas attorney and government worker submits resignation after DWI

    SE Kansas attorney and government worker submits resignation after DWI

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:24:43 GMT
    Many government officials are hesitant to accept the resignation.  More >>
    Many government officials are hesitant to accept the resignation.  More >>
  • Father blames potholes in Miami, Oklahoma For Daughter's Broken Arm

    Father blames potholes in Miami, Oklahoma For Daughter's Broken Arm

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:29:02 GMT
    A father in Miami, Oklahoma blames city pot holes for his daughter's broken arm. He alleges his daughter hit a pothole and fell off her bike two weeks ago and that despite a report to the city, the problem has still not fixed the problem. More >>
    A father in Miami, Oklahoma blames city pot holes for his daughter's broken arm. He alleges his daughter hit a pothole and fell off her bike two weeks ago and that despite a report to the city, the problem has still not fixed the problem. More >>
  • Nevada, Mo. man sentenced to 37 months for $2 million fraud scheme; $1M restitution

    Nevada, Mo. man sentenced to 37 months for $2 million fraud scheme; $1M restitution

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-04-02 17:31:21 GMT
    Lyle E. Tourtillott, 68, of Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, to three years and one month in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Tourtillott to pay $1,012,000 in restitution.More >>
    Lyle E. Tourtillott, 68, of Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, to three years and one month in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Tourtillott to pay $1,012,000 in restitution.More >>
  • Election Results - April 1, 2014

    Election Results - April 1, 2014

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:22:14 GMT
    Election results from April 1, 2014More >>
    Election results from April 1, 2014
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  • Cable ONE will replace all of its Viacom channels

    Cable ONE will replace all of its Viacom channels

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:21:49 GMT
    Cable ONE has announced it will replace all of its Viacom channels.More >>
    Cable ONE has announced it will replace all of its Viacom channels.More >>
  • Historic building in Pittsburg joins Crime Watch Program

    Historic building in Pittsburg joins Crime Watch Program

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-02 01:02:05 GMT
    Hotel Stilwell has seen a lot of changes since 1889. More >>
    Hotel Stilwell has seen a lot of changes since 1889. More >>
  • Crawford County Government Students Tour City & County Operations

    Crawford County Government Students Tour City & County Operations

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:25:26 GMT
    Government is a required class in most high schools. But today more than one-hundred students from all six Crawford County high schools learned about government by seeing it in action. Government class goes on the road for one group to the Pittsburg water treatment plant. The tour took students inside and out to learn how water is pumped from wells, treated and then filtered. Tabitha Harris, a Girard High School senior says, “Its nice, seeing how the water plants work and how well the filter...More >>
    Government is a required class in most high schools. But today more than one-hundred students from all six Crawford County high schools learned about government by seeing it in action. Government class goes on the road for one group to the Pittsburg water treatment plant. The tour took students inside and out to learn how water is pumped from wells, treated and then filtered. Tabitha Harris, a Girard High School senior says, “Its nice, seeing how the water plants work and how well the filter...More >>
  • Carl Junction, MO officials meet to discuss new emergency plan for the safety of residents

    Carl Junction, MO officials meet to discuss new emergency plan for the safety of residents

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:00:37 GMT
    The city has no emergency plan right now.More >>
    The city has no emergency plan right now.More >>
  • Joplin man indicted for child porn

    Joplin man indicted for child porn

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:50:20 GMT
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.More >>
    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.More >>
  • Joplin Students Pay It Forward To Moore

    Joplin Students Pay It Forward To Moore

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:06:01 GMT
    Joplin students prepare to "pay it forward" in Moore, Oklahoma. The students from Stapleton Elementary will visit an elementary school in Moore this Friday to give books and donations.More >>
    Joplin students prepare to "pay it forward" in Moore, Oklahoma. The students from Stapleton Elementary will visit an elementary school in Moore this Friday to give books and donations.More >>
  • Nevada, Mo. man pleads guilty to child porn, faces at least 15 years in prison

    Nevada, Mo. man pleads guilty to child porn, faces at least 15 years in prison

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-04-01 19:48:18 GMT
    David Lee Knowles, 55, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in an April 2, 2013, federal indictment. Knowles is a registered sex offender as a result of his 1997 conviction for sexual assault.More >>
    David Lee Knowles, 55, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in an April 2, 2013, federal indictment. Knowles is a registered sex offender as a result of his 1997 conviction for sexual assault.More >>
  • Girard residents gather to learn about proposed plans for schools

    Girard residents gather to learn about proposed plans for schools

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-04-01 03:16:06 GMT
    The USD 248 Board of Education hosted a meeting for residents to discuss the upcoming school bond election on May 6th, a proposal to upgrade the city's school buildings.More >>
    The USD 248 Board of Education hosted a meeting for residents to discuss the upcoming school bond election on May 6th, a proposal to upgrade the city's school buildings.More >>
  • Airport Drive roundabout drives discussion

    Airport Drive roundabout drives discussion

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-01 02:53:51 GMT
    A construction plan to build a two-lane roundabout on Airport Drive is driving some discussion. In fact, there was not a spare seat in the house during a public meeting tonight with MoDOT.More >>
    A construction plan to build a two-lane roundabout on Airport Drive is driving some discussion. In fact, there was not a spare seat in the house during a public meeting tonight with MoDOT.More >>
  • Oklahoma officials credit pseudoephedrine monitoring program for fewer meth labs

    Oklahoma officials credit pseudoephedrine monitoring program for fewer meth labs

    Monday, March 31 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-03-31 22:04:53 GMT
    90,000 sales of pseudoephedrine, a decongestant, have been blocked at store registers in Oklahoma within the past year.More >>
    90,000 sales of pseudoephedrine, a decongestant, have been blocked at store registers in Oklahoma within the past year.More >>
  • Local Health Care Providers see plenty of health insurance applicants before deadline

    Local Health Care Providers see plenty of health insurance applicants before deadline

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:33:05 GMT
    If you're uninsured you have only until midnight tonight to at least begin the process of enrolling in the new federal healthcare plan. Enrollment was a challenge today for many four-staters seeking help because of another glitch in the website.More >>
    If you're uninsured you have only until midnight tonight to at least begin the process of enrolling in the new federal healthcare plan. Enrollment was a challenge today for many four-staters seeking help because of another glitch in the website.More >>
  • Four injured in morning crash south of Pittsburg

    Four injured in morning crash south of Pittsburg

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:42:34 GMT
    The Cherokee County sheriff says at 6:10 a.m. a vehicle that was northbound on Highway 69 crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. The collision occurred 1/4 mile north of Coal Valley Road on U.S. 69. Four people were injured, including a six-year-old girl.More >>
    The Cherokee County sheriff says at 6:10 a.m. a vehicle that was northbound on Highway 69 crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. The collision occurred 1/4 mile north of Coal Valley Road on U.S. 69. Four people were injured, including a six-year-old girl.More >>
  • Joplin attorney pleads guilty to stealing $586,000 from clients

    Joplin attorney pleads guilty to stealing $586,000 from clients

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:20:14 GMT
    Daniel D. Whitworth, 58, of Joplin, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to a three-count federal information that charges him with wire fraud, money laundering and false statements on tax returns.More >>
    Daniel D. Whitworth, 58, of Joplin, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to a three-count federal information that charges him with wire fraud, money laundering and false statements on tax returns.More >>
  • Ford Drive 4 UR School Program draws in donations for Joplin High School

    Ford Drive 4 UR School Program draws in donations for Joplin High School

    Sunday, March 30 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-03-31 00:33:05 GMT
    Joplin High School students are gearing up for graduation behind the wheel as part of the Ford Drive 4 UR School Program. Today seven different Ford models were available for free test drives.More >>
    Joplin High School students are gearing up for graduation behind the wheel as part of the Ford Drive 4 UR School Program. Today seven different Ford models were available for free test drives.More >>
  • Local Stores Offer Do It Yourself App's

    Local Stores Offer Do It Yourself App's

    Sunday, March 30 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-03-30 23:46:00 GMT
    In this day and age, the saying "there's an app for that" is common lingo. Smartphone app's seem to offer help in all areas of life, even when it comes to redesigning your living space. With just a quick swipe of your finger on your smartphone, iPad or tablet, your home could have a new look....And you don't even have to step foot in a store."In our photo gallery, users can go in there and click a region to see which colors of shingles are available in their specific area." says Michelle Mart...More >>
    In this day and age, the saying "there's an app for that" is common lingo. Smartphone app's seem to offer help in all areas of life, even when it comes to redesigning your living space. With just a quick swipe of your finger on your smartphone, iPad or tablet, your home could have a new look....And you don't even have to step foot in a store."In our photo gallery, users can go in there and click a region to see which colors of shingles are available in their specific area." says Michelle Mart...More >>
  • Some Four Staters are taking extra measures to prepare for severe weather

    Some Four Staters are taking extra measures to prepare for severe weather

    Sunday, March 30 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-03-30 23:31:06 GMT
    Some residents in the Four States are taking extra measures to be prepared for severe weather. Chief Justin Weston with Newton County Rescue Recovery offered advice this afternoon on how to pack a survival kit in the instance of a disaster.More >>
    Some residents in the Four States are taking extra measures to be prepared for severe weather. Chief Justin Weston with Newton County Rescue Recovery offered advice this afternoon on how to pack a survival kit in the instance of a disaster.More >>
  • Kansas Legislators discuss topics with Cherokee County residents

    Kansas Legislators discuss topics with Cherokee County residents

    Saturday, March 29 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-03-30 01:47:22 GMT
    Kansas legislators gather in columbus to discuss some of the hot topics surrounding the capital and how it will impact local counties.Senator Jacob LaTurner and representative Mike Houser gave an overview of their current projects in the senate and house, and also took questions from community members. The legislative coffee, held by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau was done in a question and answer style.Several topics were brought up by community members - including the state's plans for edu...More >>
    Kansas legislators gather in columbus to discuss some of the hot topics surrounding the capital and how it will impact local counties.Senator Jacob LaTurner and representative Mike Houser gave an overview of their current projects in the senate and house, and also took questions from community members. The legislative coffee, held by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau was done in a question and answer style.Several topics were brought up by community members - including the state's plans for edu...More >>
  • 4-staters browse handmade goods in Webb City

    4-staters browse handmade goods in Webb City

    Saturday, March 29 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-03-30 00:16:24 GMT
    Twenty one vendors from across the 4-states come together for the first Hip Handmade Market in Webb City, MO.More >>
    Twenty one vendors from across the 4-states come together for the first Hip Handmade Market in Webb City, MO. More >>
  • Pittsburg Farmers Market vendors learn best practices

    Pittsburg Farmers Market vendors learn best practices

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:45:07 GMT
    The local food movement got an educational boost at the first annual Southeast Kansas Regional Farmers Market Vendor Workshop.More >>
    The local food movement got an educational boost at the first annual Southeast Kansas Regional Farmers Market Vendor Workshop. More >>
  • Pitt State G3 Expo gives attendees in-depth look at graphics, gadgets and games

    Pitt State G3 Expo gives attendees in-depth look at graphics, gadgets and games

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:17:02 GMT
    Some residents in Pittsburg are taking extra steps to stay current with technology. The Pitt State G3 Expo gives attendees an in-depth look at graphics, gadgets and games. From 3D animation to photography and video editing, the expo covers the spectrum in the vast world of technology.More >>
    Some residents in Pittsburg are taking extra steps to stay current with technology. The Pitt State G3 Expo gives attendees an in-depth look at graphics, gadgets and games. From 3D animation to photography and video editing, the expo covers the spectrum in the vast world of technology.More >>
  • Joplin Adds Sixty More Trees To Tornado Zone

    Joplin Adds Sixty More Trees To Tornado Zone

    Saturday, March 29 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-03-29 21:21:45 GMT
    Local volunteers spend the day planting 60 trees across the tornado zone with the Missouri Department of Conversation. According to the Department, there have been more than 12,000 trees planted since the 2011 tornado. There are still 700 left to give away this Spring to residents in Joplin and Duquesne who experienced tornado damage. Each resident receives 3 free trees, according to the coordinator, who says now is the perfect time to start planting. "It's people, then rebuild your homes, ...More >>
    Local volunteers spend the day planting 60 trees across the tornado zone with the Missouri Department of Conversation. According to the Department, there have been more than 12,000 trees planted since the 2011 tornado. There are still 700 left to give away this Spring to residents in Joplin and Duquesne who experienced tornado damage. Each resident receives 3 free trees, according to the coordinator, who says now is the perfect time to start planting. "It's people, then rebuild your homes, ...More >>
  • Trevor Project Workshop Teaches How To Prevent LGBTQ Suicide

    Trevor Project Workshop Teaches How To Prevent LGBTQ Suicide

    Saturday, March 29 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-03-29 21:05:24 GMT
    Jasper County is in the top 10 counties for suicide in the state of Missouri, according to the Ozark Center. And today around 75 people attended a training workshop to learn how to help those in the LGBTQ youth community who are feeling suicidal.The workshop was hosted by the MSSU Equality Alliance and Ozark Center, the behavioral heath services branch of Freeman Health System. Attendees learned how to be a gate keeping in the community to recognize those in trouble and how to help. The 2-hou...More >>
    Jasper County is in the top 10 counties for suicide in the state of Missouri, according to the Ozark Center. And today around 75 people attended a training workshop to learn how to help those in the LGBTQ youth community who are feeling suicidal.The workshop was hosted by the MSSU Equality Alliance and Ozark Center, the behavioral heath services branch of Freeman Health System. Attendees learned how to be a gate keeping in the community to recognize those in trouble and how to help. The 2-hou...More >>
  • Kansas Cold Weather Ends Monday

    Kansas Cold Weather Ends Monday

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-03-29 01:15:54 GMT
    Kansas State officials are reminding residents who fall behind on electric and natural gas bills that they'll lose some protection against shutoffs next week. More >>
    Kansas State officials are reminding residents who fall behind on electric and natural gas bills that they'll lose some protection against shutoffs next week. More >>
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon makes stop in Vernon County to promote 'Good Schools, Good Jobs'

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon makes stop in Vernon County to promote 'Good Schools, Good Jobs'

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:12:28 GMT
    Missouri governor, Jay Nixon made a stop at Nevada High School Friday to discuss his 'Good Schools, Good Jobs' program with students and staff.Nixon's visit began with a meeting with administrators, followed by a tour of the High School.Nixon visited several classrooms and took questions from students concerning higher education, and the costs of college.The Governor said he hopes to increase funding for a program allowing students to get more college credit while they're still in high school...More >>
    Missouri governor, Jay Nixon made a stop at Nevada High School Friday to discuss his 'Good Schools, Good Jobs' program with students and staff.Nixon's visit began with a meeting with administrators, followed by a tour of the High School.Nixon visited several classrooms and took questions from students concerning higher education, and the costs of college.The Governor said he hopes to increase funding for a program allowing students to get more college credit while they're still in high school...More >>
  • Four State Man Scammed Out Of $40,000 Dollars

    Four State Man Scammed Out Of $40,000 Dollars

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:11:51 GMT
    A Four State man is scammed out of $40,000 dollars. The scammers claimed to be from the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, and the Crawford County Sheriff says his Department has been receiving calls on area scams."Mr. Brink, what could you come up with?""Nothing, I will not pay you another cent."This is the transcript of a phone conversation between Roger Brink of Mulberry, Kansas and a woman claiming to be an agent for the Publishers Clearing House. She promised in exchange for money he...More >>
    A Four State man is scammed out of $40,000 dollars. The scammers claimed to be from the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, and the Crawford County Sheriff says his Department has been receiving calls on area scams."Mr. Brink, what could you come up with?""Nothing, I will not pay you another cent."This is the transcript of a phone conversation between Roger Brink of Mulberry, Kansas and a woman claiming to be an agent for the Publishers Clearing House. She promised in exchange for money he...More >>
  • NIST issues final report of safety recommendations following Joplin tornado

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:59:34 GMT
    One Joplin building code inspector says several of the NIST's recommendations have already been put to standardized use in the city.More >>
    One Joplin building code inspector says several of the NIST's recommendations have already been put to standardized use in the city.More >>
  • Joplin Everyday Heroes honored by American Red Cross

    Joplin Everyday Heroes honored by American Red Cross

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:32:57 GMT
    A number of heroes were recognized Friday in Joplin. The Red Cross held a luncheon at the Holiday Inn to honor "Joplin Everyday Heroes". Those honored included neighbors, co-workers and other everyday people who went above and beyond the call of duty in a time of need.More >>
    A number of heroes were recognized Friday in Joplin. The Red Cross held a luncheon at the Holiday Inn to honor "Joplin Everyday Heroes". Those honored included neighbors, co-workers and other everyday people who went above and beyond the call of duty in a time of need.More >>
  • Pittsburg Business Expo underway through Saturday

    Pittsburg Business Expo underway through Saturday

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:17:56 GMT
    It's an annual event put on by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. This year's theme -- "Roundin' Up New Business". KOAM and Fox 14 and 48 other businesses and organizations represent Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.More >>
    It's an annual event put on by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. This year's theme -- "Roundin' Up New Business". KOAM and Fox 14 and 48 other businesses and organizations represent Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.More >>
  • Missouri Senate bill aims to eliminate sales tax on used vehicles 10 years or older

    Missouri Senate bill aims to eliminate sales tax on used vehicles 10 years or older

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:01:18 GMT
    A Missouri Senate bill aims to eliminate sales tax on vehicles ten years or older that cost under $15,000.More >>
    A Missouri Senate bill aims to eliminate sales tax on vehicles ten years or older that cost under $15,000.More >>
  • Cherokee County encourages opening storm shelters to spotters and responders through registration

    Cherokee County encourages opening storm shelters to spotters and responders through registration

    Thursday, March 27 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-03-28 00:56:17 GMT
    One thing we always learn with weather...expect the unexpected. And for spotters and responders, those sudden changes can become dangerous. But in Cherokee County, registering your storm shelter and allowing spotters and responders to take shelter with you could make the difference between life and death."We bought one when we bought a double wide house trailer back in 04, is when we purchased our storm shelter for fear that if something happened we couldn't protect our family." says RebeccaB...More >>
    One thing we always learn with weather...expect the unexpected. And for spotters and responders, those sudden changes can become dangerous. But in Cherokee County, registering your storm shelter and allowing spotters and responders to take shelter with you could make the difference between life and death."We bought one when we bought a double wide house trailer back in 04, is when we purchased our storm shelter for fear that if something happened we couldn't protect our family." says RebeccaB...More >>
  • MSSU Gets 14 Applications for President Job

    MSSU Gets 14 Applications for President Job

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:18:46 GMT
    Ads are posted and applications are arriving at Missouri Southern for the position of President. Dr Sherry Buchanan looks at the latest ad posted in the Chronicle in the search for a permanent Missouri Southern State University president. The ad has generated fourteen applications. Buchanan says, "It seems very good to us, in the first couples of weeks that we would have that many showing interest."Students agree with the board backing a national level search. And that projects like adding ...More >>
    Ads are posted and applications are arriving at Missouri Southern for the position of President. Dr Sherry Buchanan looks at the latest ad posted in the Chronicle in the search for a permanent Missouri Southern State University president. The ad has generated fourteen applications. Buchanan says, "It seems very good to us, in the first couples of weeks that we would have that many showing interest."Students agree with the board backing a national level search. And that projects like adding ...More >>
  • School bus versus car crash north of Carthage

    School bus versus car crash north of Carthage

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-03-27 22:13:04 GMT
    MHP PIO Sergent Mike Watson says at around 3:50 p.m. the school bus was traveling north on County Road 138 (the west side road of I-49) and attempted to turn west onto Kafir Road.  The bus turned into the path of the southbound vehicle.More >>
    MHP PIO Sergent Mike Watson says at around 3:50 p.m. the school bus was traveling north on County Road 138 (the west side road of I-49) and attempted to turn west onto Kafir Road.  The bus turned into the path of the southbound vehicle.More >>
  • Man charged in 1984 death of a Joplin woman to stand trial

    Man charged in 1984 death of a Joplin woman to stand trial

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:58:31 GMT
    Paul Moses has been bound over for trial for the 1984 death of Frances Ramsey. The 62-year-old woman was found dead the morning after she was seen leaving a bar with Moses.More >>
    Paul Moses has been bound over for trial for the 1984 death of Frances Ramsey. The 62-year-old woman was found dead the morning after she was seen leaving a bar with Moses.More >>
  • Proposal for new Joplin sports complex may have to be eliminated

    Proposal for new Joplin sports complex may have to be eliminated

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:18:53 GMT
    A presentation was made to Joplin's city council some time ago about the commons area that would include a swimming pool, arena, and other venues for athletic activities.More >>
    A presentation was made to Joplin's city council some time ago about the commons area that would include a swimming pool, arena, and other venues for athletic activities.More >>
  • Leawood Village considers Sales Tax Before Mercy Finishes Completion

    Leawood Village considers Sales Tax Before Mercy Finishes Completion

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:10:00 GMT
    While crews continue to make progress on the new Mercy Hospital, leaders of neighboring Leawood Village worry about the future of their community. The community has proposed sales tax to help with the future expansion.More >>
    While crews continue to make progress on the new Mercy Hospital, leaders of neighboring Leawood Village worry about the future of their community. The community has proposed sales tax to help with the future expansion.More >>
  • Old Rockin' K Restaurant to hold huge antique auction

    Old Rockin' K Restaurant to hold huge antique auction

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:37:18 GMT
    In 1976 the Rockin' K in Mulbery, KS was rocking with business.Fast forward to 2013, the restaurant and museum known for it's steak and ribs closes to the public.More >>
    In 1976 the Rockin' K in Mulbery, KS was rocking with business.Fast forward to 2013, the restaurant and museum known for it's steak and ribs closes to the public.More >>
  • Some Frontenac residents take extra measures to create safer community

    Some Frontenac residents take extra measures to create safer community

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:10:31 GMT
    Some residents in Frontenac, Kansas are taking extra measures to create a safer community.  A public meeting tonight provided information on setting up Neighborhood Watch programs, personal defense and home security methods.More >>
    Some residents in Frontenac, Kansas are taking extra measures to create a safer community.  A public meeting tonight provided information on setting up Neighborhood Watch programs, personal defense and home security methods.More >>
  • Three suspects arrested in connection to Labette County burglary

    Three suspects arrested in connection to Labette County burglary

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:09:37 GMT
    On March 26th, 911 Dispatch received a report of a residential burglary in progress, located at 562 2000 Road in Labette County. As deputies responded to the residence, two men were reported to have fled the residence on foot into surrounding acreage. A woman in a pickup truck was also reported to have driven away from the area.More >>
    On March 26th, 911 Dispatch received a report of a residential burglary in progress, located at 562 2000 Road in Labette County. As deputies responded to the residence, two men were reported to have fled the residence on foot into surrounding acreage. A woman in a pickup truck was also reported to have driven away from the area.More >>
  • Parsons teen is dead following a one car crash

    Parsons teen is dead following a one car crash

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:47:14 GMT
    A Parsons teen is dead following a one car crash on Tuesday night. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Henry Bussinger, 15, was eastbound on Southern Boulevard just west of Rooks Road when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.More >>
    A Parsons teen is dead following a one car crash on Tuesday night. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Henry Bussinger, 15, was eastbound on Southern Boulevard just west of Rooks Road when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.More >>
  • To boldly go where not too many other high school students have gone before

    To boldly go where not too many other high school students have gone before

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:20:55 GMT
    Four high school students from Erie, Kansas learned today from NASA they are among 13 top finalists who are designing a cosmic radiation detector for a new spacecraft called Orion.More >>
    Four high school students from Erie, Kansas learned today from NASA they are among 13 top finalists who are designing a cosmic radiation detector for a new spacecraft called Orion.More >>
  • Mistrial in case of former Joplin Boys and Girls Club employee accused of having sexual contact with a boy

    Mistrial in case of former Joplin Boys and Girls Club employee accused of having sexual contact with a boy

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-03-26 20:53:49 GMT
    After several votes the jury was unable to make a decision. Now, a judge has declared a mistrial in case against Christopher Foley.More >>
    After several votes the jury was unable to make a decision. Now, a judge has declared a mistrial in case against Christopher Foley.More >>
  • Flood insurance rates cause some area residents concern

    Flood insurance rates cause some area residents concern

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:49:46 GMT
    President Obama has signed a bill into law that will delay rate increases for flood insurance.
    But some area residents believe costs could still become too high.

    More >>
    President Obama has signed a bill into law that will delay rate increases for flood insurance.
    But some area residents believe costs could still become too high.

    More >>
  • Carthage School District seeks $18 million bond

    Carthage School District seeks $18 million bond

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:59:45 GMT
    The Carthage School District is seeking an $18 million bond issue to help expand classroom space. A public forum was held earlier tonight at Carthage High School.More >>
    The Carthage School District is seeking an $18 million bond issue to help expand classroom space. A public forum was held earlier tonight at Carthage High School.More >>
  • Healthcare Officials, "Allergies are Back and More Potent."

    Healthcare Officials, "Allergies are Back and More Potent."

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:16:13 GMT
    Allergy sufferers in the 4-states could be facing a bad allergy season.More >>
    Allergy sufferers in the 4-states could be facing a bad allergy season.More >>
  • Webb City Strip Mall Fire Deemed Suspicious

    Webb City Strip Mall Fire Deemed Suspicious

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-03-25 22:46:02 GMT
    The Missouri state fire marshall and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agents are helping to investigate a fire at the Madison Square strip mall in Webb City. The fire chief is also asking for help from the public to report suspicious activity in the area last night between 8:00pm and 9:00pm. Fire officials ruled out natural and electrical causes early. And with all the businesses damaged in some way and utilities cut, the impact is great. Ten of the eleven business spaces were occupied.. Five h...More >>
    The Missouri state fire marshall and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agents are helping to investigate a fire at the Madison Square strip mall in Webb City. The fire chief is also asking for help from the public to report suspicious activity in the area last night between 8:00pm and 9:00pm. Fire officials ruled out natural and electrical causes early. And with all the businesses damaged in some way and utilities cut, the impact is great. Ten of the eleven business spaces were occupied.. Five h...More >>
  • Crews battle fire at a Webb City Shopping Center

    Crews battle fire at a Webb City Shopping Center

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-03-25 04:02:21 GMT
    Webb City fire crews were dispatched shortly after 9 PM Monday night to the Madison Shopping Center on South Madison after reports of a fire at the Papa Murphy's restaurant at that location. Upon arrival, they discovered the fire spreading through the shopping center. Joplin and Carterville Fire Departments also responded to the scene.More >>
    Webb City fire crews were dispatched shortly after 9 PM Monday night to the Madison Shopping Center on South Madison after reports of a fire at the Papa Murphy's restaurant at that location. Upon arrival, they discovered the fire spreading through the shopping center. Joplin and Carterville Fire Departments also responded to the scene.More >>
  • Joplin Schools Board of Education candidates focus of media panel

    Joplin Schools Board of Education candidates focus of media panel

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-03-25 02:37:15 GMT
    Eight candidates are seeking three seats up for election in the Joplin Schools Board of Education. With the April 8th election nearing, it is essential for residents to have a thorough understanding of the positions of each candidate. This was the reason behind the forum Candidate Connection.Held at Missouri Southern, the program presented a way for media professionals to engage in the race; to ask questions and learn more about each candidate. Topics discussed ranged from common care stand...More >>
    Eight candidates are seeking three seats up for election in the Joplin Schools Board of Education. With the April 8th election nearing, it is essential for residents to have a thorough understanding of the positions of each candidate. This was the reason behind the forum Candidate Connection.Held at Missouri Southern, the program presented a way for media professionals to engage in the race; to ask questions and learn more about each candidate. Topics discussed ranged from common care stand...More >>
  • One week until Health Insurance Deadline

    One week until Health Insurance Deadline

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-03-25 02:29:24 GMT
    The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is just seven days away.More >>
    The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is just seven days away.More >>
  • Gov. Nixon signs legislation regulating city authority on cell towers

    Gov. Nixon signs legislation regulating city authority on cell towers

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-03-25 02:19:06 GMT
    Missouri communities are losing some control over the placement of cell phone towers. Governor Nixon has signed legislation that imposes 19 new restrictions on the way local governments may regulate cell-phone towers.More >>
    Missouri communities are losing some control over the placement of cell phone towers. Governor Nixon has signed legislation that imposes 19 new restrictions on the way local governments may regulate cell-phone towers. More >>
  • Happy Birthday, Joplin!

    Happy Birthday, Joplin!

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:26:52 GMT
    The city is celebrating its 141st birthday.  Some of the city's younger residents helped with some festivities at city hall. More >>
    The city is celebrating its 141st birthday.  Some of the city's younger residents helped with some festivities at city hall. More >>
  • Transportation projects presented to SW Missouri officials

    Transportation projects presented to SW Missouri officials

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:15:27 GMT
    Members of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization met inside Joplin's city hall to look over about 145 projects.  More >>
    Members of the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization met inside Joplin's city hall to look over about 145 projects.  More >>
  • Suspect arrested in connection to break-ins, damage, thefts at Camptown Greyhound Park

    Suspect arrested in connection to break-ins, damage, thefts at Camptown Greyhound Park

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:49:03 GMT
    An ongoing investigation by the Frontenac Police Department into multiple break-ins, damage, and thefts at the closed-down Camp-town Greyhound Park in Frontenac, KS has led to the arrest of one suspect. In all, over $30,000 in damage and theft of copper and scrap materials was reported.More >>
    An ongoing investigation by the Frontenac Police Department into multiple break-ins, damage, and thefts at the closed-down Camp-town Greyhound Park in Frontenac, KS has led to the arrest of one suspect. In all, over $30,000 in damage and theft of copper and scrap materials was reported.More >>
  • Police looking for inmate mistakenly released

    Police looking for inmate mistakenly released

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:25:10 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Corrections is looking for an inmate who was mistakenly released from a Southwest Missouri jail.

    Apparently the KDOC handed 35-year-old Sean McKenzie over late last year to authorities in Vernon County, Missouri -- so he could stand trial on theft charges there. When those charges were dropped Feb. 25th -- Vernon County officials ran a check to see if there was any reason to hold McKenzie.
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    The Kansas Department of Corrections is looking for an inmate who was mistakenly released from a Southwest Missouri jail.

    Apparently the KDOC handed 35-year-old Sean McKenzie over late last year to authorities in Vernon County, Missouri -- so he could stand trial on theft charges there. When those charges were dropped Feb. 25th -- Vernon County officials ran a check to see if there was any reason to hold McKenzie.
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  • Kansas no-call list will include cell phones if signed by governor

    Kansas no-call list will include cell phones if signed by governor

    Sunday, March 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-03-24 02:46:36 GMT
    The Kansas no-call list could be expanded to include cell phones, which some hope would put an end to unwanted callers. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously and now goes to the governor for approval.More >>
    The Kansas no-call list could be expanded to include cell phones, which some hope would put an end to unwanted callers. The bill passed the House and Senate unanimously and now goes to the governor for approval.More >>
  • Photo Spiva 2014 displays images from across the nation

    Photo Spiva 2014 displays images from across the nation

    Sunday, March 23 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-03-24 02:45:39 GMT
    The longest-running photo competition in the US brings art from across the country to downtown Joplin. Photo Spive 2014, the annual competition held at the Spiva Center for the Arts, attracts professional and amateur photography entrants from a variety of backgrounds and photography mediums. This year, more than 1,000 photos were entered, of which 80 were chosen to be put on display. According to local artist Oliver Zerkel, the exhibit is a way to stimulate local business. The exhibit will ru...More >>
    The longest-running photo competition in the US brings art from across the country to downtown Joplin. Photo Spive 2014, the annual competition held at the Spiva Center for the Arts, attracts professional and amateur photography entrants from a variety of backgrounds and photography mediums. This year, more than 1,000 photos were entered, of which 80 were chosen to be put on display. According to local artist Oliver Zerkel, the exhibit is a way to stimulate local business. The exhibit will ru...More >>
  • Cherokee Bowhunters practice archery in 3D

    Cherokee Bowhunters practice archery in 3D

    Sunday, March 23 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-03-23 23:36:03 GMT
    'The Hunger Games' movie created a craze for archery. And today in Neosho, that combined with another movie craze, 3D.The Cherokee Bowhunters Archery Club headed to Fort Crowder archery range for simulated target shooting. Participants experience different scenarios from distance practice, to shooting from a tree stand.Each shot is marked on the target for points. The club president says with help of the hunger games movie...archery is becoming a lifetime sport."You can be proficient, but y...More >>
    'The Hunger Games' movie created a craze for archery. And today in Neosho, that combined with another movie craze, 3D.The Cherokee Bowhunters Archery Club headed to Fort Crowder archery range for simulated target shooting. Participants experience different scenarios from distance practice, to shooting from a tree stand.Each shot is marked on the target for points. The club president says with help of the hunger games movie...archery is becoming a lifetime sport."You can be proficient, but y...More >>
  • Musicians for Miracles raises money for Pittsburg Hypothermia Victim

    Musicians for Miracles raises money for Pittsburg Hypothermia Victim

    Sunday, March 23 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-23 22:59:28 GMT
    Family and friends of a hypothermia victim gather to raise funds with live music. In Pittsburg, Musicians for Miracles held their first fundraiser of 2014 to help off set expenses for 26 year old Colter Steffens.Folks enjoyed live music along with a silent auction, with all proceeds go toward Steffen's medical expenses. In January, Steffens was found on the back porch of a pittsburg home in sub-zero temperatures. He lost his lower legs and right hand and remains in a wheelchair. But that isn'...More >>
    Family and friends of a hypothermia victim gather to raise funds with live music. In Pittsburg, Musicians for Miracles held their first fundraiser of 2014 to help off set expenses for 26 year old Colter Steffens.Folks enjoyed live music along with a silent auction, with all proceeds go toward Steffen's medical expenses. In January, Steffens was found on the back porch of a pittsburg home in sub-zero temperatures. He lost his lower legs and right hand and remains in a wheelchair. But that isn'...More >>
  • Five dead in Lawrence County crash

    Five dead in Lawrence County crash

    Sunday, March 23 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-03-23 22:31:09 GMT
    A family of fives dies in a head-on, two-vehicle accident in Lawrence County, Missouri, just before 4 am Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the driver, 30-year old John Stephens of Van Buren, MO, crossed the center line on Missouri Highway H, hitting a Ford pickup driven by 75-year-old Mason Colley of La Russell, Missouri/. Stephens died instantly, as did his 27-year-old wife Lori. Also killed were Lori stephen's three sons: 4-year-old Tyler Pappan, 5-year-old David Pappa...More >>
    A family of fives dies in a head-on, two-vehicle accident in Lawrence County, Missouri, just before 4 am Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the driver, 30-year old John Stephens of Van Buren, MO, crossed the center line on Missouri Highway H, hitting a Ford pickup driven by 75-year-old Mason Colley of La Russell, Missouri/. Stephens died instantly, as did his 27-year-old wife Lori. Also killed were Lori stephen's three sons: 4-year-old Tyler Pappan, 5-year-old David Pappa...More >>
  • Crowder College nursing students support Souls Harbor

    Crowder College nursing students support Souls Harbor

    Saturday, March 22 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-03-23 00:11:07 GMT
    Crowder College nursing students gathered in Webb Cityto sell their homemade baked goods, donating all proceedsto Souls Harbor in Joplin.According to onestudent, thehigh demand to feed those in need makes often makes it hard for the shelter to keep provisions stocked, leaving itsshelves sparse."They cook food and feed them every single day and so they have to have food to prepare and feed hundreds of people every day and so they're just empty," said Crowder College student Cassandra Mueller. ...More >>
    Crowder College nursing students gathered in Webb Cityto sell their homemade baked goods, donating all proceedsto Souls Harbor in Joplin.According to onestudent, thehigh demand to feed those in need makes often makes it hard for the shelter to keep provisions stocked, leaving itsshelves sparse."They cook food and feed them every single day and so they have to have food to prepare and feed hundreds of people every day and so they're just empty," said Crowder College student Cassandra Mueller. ...More >>
  • Some Joplin residents want to audit the City Council

    Some Joplin residents want to audit the City Council

    Saturday, March 22 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-03-22 23:35:13 GMT
    Some Joplin residents want to audit the City Council. The group called Justice 4 Joplin is gathering petition signatures for a state audit of the Joplin City Council. The official copy of the petition was received late Thursday and by this afternoon, the group already had gathered 300 of the 1,776 signatures required for the audit.More >>
    Some Joplin residents want to audit the City Council. The group called Justice 4 Joplin is gathering petition signatures for a state audit of the Joplin City Council. The official copy of the petition was received late Thursday and by this afternoon, the group already had gathered 300 of the 1,776 signatures required for the audit.More >>
  • Young students spend their Spring Break raising money for those in need

    Young students spend their Spring Break raising money for those in need

    Saturday, March 22 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-03-22 23:21:55 GMT
    While most kids spend Spring Break lounging on the couch, others are raising money for those in need. Eight students, ages 7 through 12 years old, spent their Spring Break collecting door to door donations for the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.More >>
    While most kids spend Spring Break lounging on the couch, others are raising money for those in need. Eight students, ages 7 through 12 years old, spent their Spring Break collecting door to door donations for the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.More >>
  • Some sign up for concealed carry courses at Four-State Women's Fare

    Some sign up for concealed carry courses at Four-State Women's Fare

    Saturday, March 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-03-22 23:08:57 GMT
    Some women in the Four States are taking extra measures to protect themselves. A concealed carry company was just one of nearly 50 booths at this year's Four-State Women's Fare, held at the Joplin Holiday Inn. A wide variety of topics was covered including hospice care, tanning, army recruitment and natural disaster preparation.More >>
    Some women in the Four States are taking extra measures to protect themselves. A concealed carry company was just one of nearly 50 booths at this year's Four-State Women's Fare, held at the Joplin Holiday Inn. A wide variety of topics was covered including hospice care, tanning, army recruitment and natural disaster preparation.More >>
  • Horse Ranch raises money for Baxter Springs Girl shot in eye with arrow

    Horse Ranch raises money for Baxter Springs Girl shot in eye with arrow

    Saturday, March 22 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-03-22 22:54:20 GMT
    7 year old Jayce Cunningham is all smiles and full of laughter. She loves horses, and dreams of being a barrel racer one day."You have a horse that goes fast and it goes around barrels." Jayce says.But over the last 6 months, those dreams were put on hold. Back in September Jayce was accidentally shot in the eye by her neighbor, with a homemade arrow. She's had multiple surgeries in kansas city to try to save her vision. But her mother says the pain of the surgeries doesn't compare to the emo...More >>
    7 year old Jayce Cunningham is all smiles and full of laughter. She loves horses, and dreams of being a barrel racer one day."You have a horse that goes fast and it goes around barrels." Jayce says.But over the last 6 months, those dreams were put on hold. Back in September Jayce was accidentally shot in the eye by her neighbor, with a homemade arrow. She's had multiple surgeries in kansas city to try to save her vision. But her mother says the pain of the surgeries doesn't compare to the emo...More >>
  • Joplin Police Respond to Armed Robbery

    Joplin Police Respond to Armed Robbery

    Saturday, March 22 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-03-22 18:55:35 GMT
    From Joplin Police Department:Around 11:06 am on Saturday March 22nd, Joplin Police were dispatched to an armed robbery that had just occurred at 3202 S Indiana, Family Pharmacy. Upon arriving on scene witnesses stated that a white male possibly in his 20’s, approximately five feet ten inches, one hundred and fifty pounds, wearing a black sweat shirt, dark pants and a ski mask entered the store. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded prescription medications. The suspect fled on foot west...More >>
    From Joplin Police Department:Around 11:06 am on Saturday March 22nd, Joplin Police were dispatched to an armed robbery that had just occurred at 3202 S Indiana, Family Pharmacy. Upon arriving on scene witnesses stated that a white male possibly in his 20’s, approximately five feet ten inches, one hundred and fifty pounds, wearing a black sweat shirt, dark pants and a ski mask entered the store. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded prescription medications. The suspect fled on foot west...More >>
  • Online prom dress shopping can lead to disappointment rather than a discount

    Online prom dress shopping can lead to disappointment rather than a discount

    Friday, March 21 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-03-22 02:55:54 GMT
    With high school prom approaching, some are turning to online shopping.  However, sometimes what you see online is not always what you actually get.More >>
    With high school prom approaching, some are turning to online shopping.  However, sometimes what you see online is not always what you actually get.More >>
  • Missouri no longer number one for meth incidents

    Missouri no longer number one for meth incidents

    Friday, March 21 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-03-21 23:07:16 GMT
    Missouri no longer tops the list for the most methamphetamine incidents in the country.More >>
    Missouri no longer tops the list for the most methamphetamine incidents in the country.More >>
  • Crawford County Judicial Center seeks to improve alarm system

    Crawford County Judicial Center seeks to improve alarm system

    Friday, March 21 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-03-21 21:48:27 GMT
    The Crawford County Judicial Center in Pittsburg has seen an influx of people since renovations began at the Girard center...which could mean some problems if aging security systems begin to fail. "If you're looking at 2 or 3 different whether it's a panic alarm or one of our antenna's that we need to transmit that signal, that could be down for several days, if not months." says Crawford County Sheriff, Dan Peak.Which is why they approached county commissioners about upgrading the panic syst...More >>
    The Crawford County Judicial Center in Pittsburg has seen an influx of people since renovations began at the Girard center...which could mean some problems if aging security systems begin to fail. "If you're looking at 2 or 3 different whether it's a panic alarm or one of our antenna's that we need to transmit that signal, that could be down for several days, if not months." says Crawford County Sheriff, Dan Peak.Which is why they approached county commissioners about upgrading the panic syst...More >>
  • March Madness means more business

    March Madness means more business

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-03-21 02:56:21 GMT
    Pitchers a sports bar in Joplin says customers were waiting outside the door Thursday before it opened.More >>
    Pitchers a sports bar in Joplin says customers were waiting outside the door Thursday before it opened.More >>
  • Third Thursday Returns to Joplin

    Third Thursday Returns to Joplin

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-03-21 02:46:04 GMT
    Spring fever takes over downtown Joplin, as hundreds flock to main street for Third Thursday."This year we've expanded to 17 art galleries, 4 live stages and a lot of other bands, thousands of people. We're really excited." says Downtown Alliance of Joplin Executive Director, Trisha Patton.More >>
    Spring fever takes over downtown Joplin, as hundreds flock to main street for Third Thursday."This year we've expanded to 17 art galleries, 4 live stages and a lot of other bands, thousands of people. We're really excited." says Downtown Alliance of Joplin Executive Director, Trisha Patton.More >>
  • Verdict reached in McDonald County murder trial

    Verdict reached in McDonald County murder trial

    Thursday, March 20 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-03-20 23:03:34 GMT
    After 6 hours of deliberation on Thursday, jurors found Boyd Marcum not guilty of second degree murder.
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     After 6 hours of deliberation on Thursday, jurors found Boyd Marcum not guilty of second degree murder.
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  • Some Pittsburg residents upset over tree trimming service by Westar Energy

    Some Pittsburg residents upset over tree trimming service by Westar Energy

    Thursday, March 20 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-03-20 21:37:20 GMT
    People in Pittsburg might have noticed some tree trimmers near power lines today.  It's a contractor hired by Westar Energy, and part of a continuing effort to reduce power outages.  But some residents say the service is doing more harm than good.More >>
    People in Pittsburg might have noticed some tree trimmers near power lines today.  It's a contractor hired by Westar Energy, and part of a continuing effort to reduce power outages.  But some residents say the service is doing more harm than good.More >>
  • Fairland High School Marching Band raising funds for trip to Sugar Bowl

    Fairland High School Marching Band raising funds for trip to Sugar Bowl

    Thursday, March 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-03-20 21:33:15 GMT
    Thursday was a good day for a car wash. Students in the Fairland High School Marching Band held one today to help raise money for an upcoming trip. They've been invited to perform in next year's Sugar Bowl in New OrleansMore >>
    Thursday was a good day for a car wash. Students in the Fairland High School Marching Band held one today to help raise money for an upcoming trip. They've been invited to perform in next year's Sugar Bowl in New OrleansMore >>
  • Southwest Missouri men sentenced for $2 million fraud scheme

    Southwest Missouri men sentenced for $2 million fraud scheme

    Thursday, March 20 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-03-20 20:02:41 GMT
    Two Southwest Missouri men were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a $2 million scheme to defraud Cargill, Inc. by creating fictitious scale tickets for loads of corn that were paid for but never actually delivered to the company’s Butterfield, Mo., feed mill.More >>
    Two Southwest Missouri men were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a $2 million scheme to defraud Cargill, Inc. by creating fictitious scale tickets for loads of corn that were paid for but never actually delivered to the company’s Butterfield, Mo., feed mill.More >>
  • Tanning Indoors for Kansas Minors could end

    Tanning Indoors for Kansas Minors could end

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-03-20 03:30:36 GMT
    The Kansas Legislature could turn out the lights on tanning beds for minors.More >>
    The Kansas Legislature could turn out the lights on tanning beds for minors.More >>
  • Joplin business owner voices concern over the Affordable Care Act

    Joplin business owner voices concern over the Affordable Care Act

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-03-20 02:35:24 GMT
    Guy Voltz and his wife opened Cell Phone Medics four years ago. They have five full-time employees. Voltz says his desire is to provide health insurance to each of them."All small business owners want to take care of our team members," said Voltz. "That's part of being a small business owner." Since last fall, Americans have been enrolling in new health plans under the Affordable Care Act. According to Voltz, the new program will make it too costly to cover his employees.More >>
    Guy Voltz and his wife opened Cell Phone Medics four years ago. They have five full-time employees. Voltz says his desire is to provide health insurance to each of them."All small business owners want to take care of our team members," said Voltz. "That's part of being a small business owner." Since last fall, Americans have been enrolling in new health plans under the Affordable Care Act. According to Voltz, the new program will make it too costly to cover his employees. More >>
  • Joplin Police say Crash Numbers down for Beginning of 2014

    Joplin Police say Crash Numbers down for Beginning of 2014

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:54:23 GMT
    Joplin police say it's a sign of safer driving. The number of vehicle crashes for January and February is at its lowest in decades. Crashes are down at even some of Joplin’s busiest intersections like 7th and Main and also along Range Line. Police say a big difference is how people are reacting to enforcement and education. Corporal Dan Haskins with the JPD Traffic Division says, “We're aware, when we see an officer having a vehicle stop, we pay more attention to our driving. And we think th...More >>
    Joplin police say it's a sign of safer driving. The number of vehicle crashes for January and February is at its lowest in decades. Crashes are down at even some of Joplin’s busiest intersections like 7th and Main and also along Range Line. Police say a big difference is how people are reacting to enforcement and education. Corporal Dan Haskins with the JPD Traffic Division says, “We're aware, when we see an officer having a vehicle stop, we pay more attention to our driving. And we think th...More >>
  • Rebuild Joplin receives $150,000 donation

    Rebuild Joplin receives $150,000 donation

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:38:14 GMT
    Rebuild Joplin received $150,000 from the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday.  The money will be used as a challenge grant. RebMore >>
    Rebuild Joplin received $150,000 from the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday.  The money will be used as a challenge grant. RebMore >>
  • Jay, Ok man accused of targeting Arizona sheriff pleads not guilty

    Jay, Ok man accused of targeting Arizona sheriff pleads not guilty

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:10:49 GMT
    A Jay, Oklahoma man has plead not guilty to charges that he mailed a homemade bomb to a sheriff in Arizona. 55-year-old Gregory Shrader of Jay is accused of sending hte package addressed to Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year.More >>
    A Jay, Oklahoma man has plead not guilty to charges that he mailed a homemade bomb to a sheriff in Arizona. 55-year-old Gregory Shrader of Jay is accused of sending hte package addressed to Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year.More >>
  • SEK Homeland Security Trains Area Responders On Structural Collapse and Rescue in Parsons

    SEK Homeland Security Trains Area Responders On Structural Collapse and Rescue in Parsons

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-03-19 21:18:25 GMT
    Those in Parsons Kansas might have noticed a large amount of First Responders rolling into town this week. Not to worry, 12-different Fire Response agencies from across the state are in town to participate in training from the Regional Homeland Security. These 28 First Responders from across the state of Kansas are gathered in an abandoned nursing home in Parsons to learn a thing or two about securing a building during a collapse. It's all apart of a week-long training by the Southeast Kansas...More >>
    Those in Parsons Kansas might have noticed a large amount of First Responders rolling into town this week. Not to worry, 12-different Fire Response agencies from across the state are in town to participate in training from the Regional Homeland Security. These 28 First Responders from across the state of Kansas are gathered in an abandoned nursing home in Parsons to learn a thing or two about securing a building during a collapse. It's all apart of a week-long training by the Southeast Kansas...More >>
  • Half-cent sales tax on ballot in Seneca could resolve delayed emergency response times

    Half-cent sales tax on ballot in Seneca could resolve delayed emergency response times

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-03-19 02:28:05 GMT
    A half-cent sales tax on the April 8th ballot in Seneca aims to resolve an issue the town has faced for years, delayed emergency response times. The tax would also help fund the police and fire departments, which have seen drastic cuts in funding in recent years.More >>
    A half-cent sales tax on the April 8th ballot in Seneca aims to resolve an issue the town has faced for years, delayed emergency response times. The tax would also help fund the police and fire departments, which have seen drastic cuts in funding in recent years.More >>
  • Allocation of Joplin Tornado First Response Funds

    Allocation of Joplin Tornado First Response Funds

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-03-19 02:13:23 GMT
    The Joplin City Council votes to pass an ordinance for infrastructure repairs. More >>
  • Medal of Honor recipient born in Lamar, Missouri

    Medal of Honor recipient born in Lamar, Missouri

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-03-19 01:43:14 GMT
    On the front lines in Korea, Sergeant Jack Weinstein put his men's lives before his own. "They were being overtaken by the enemy because they were running low on ammunition so he sent his men back toMore >>
    In Washington, Sergeant Jack Weinstein received the Medal of Honor posthumously. More >>
  • Suspect pleads not guilty in Joplin shooting

    Suspect pleads not guilty in Joplin shooting

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:26:35 GMT
    Benjamin Baker, 31, of Joplin, Missouri has plead not guilty to a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.  Baker is charged with felony 1st degree assault following a shooting the evening of March 14.
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    Benjamin Baker, 31, of Joplin, Missouri has plead not guilty to a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.  Baker is charged with felony 1st degree assault following a shooting the evening of March 14.

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  • Southeast Kansas man receives Medal of Honor on father's behalf

    Southeast Kansas man receives Medal of Honor on father's behalf

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:20:46 GMT
    Terry Schwab of Fort Scott, Kansas was in Washington D.C. today to receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of his late father, Lt. Donald Schwab.More >>
    Terry Schwab of Fort Scott, Kansas was in Washington D.C. today to receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of his late father, Lt. Donald Schwab.More >>
  • PSU Uses Spring Break As Opportunity To Make Improvements

    PSU Uses Spring Break As Opportunity To Make Improvements

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:17:19 GMT
    While students across the Four States are happily leaving work behind for Spring Break this week, maintenance crews at Pittsburg State say they are staying busy with campus updates.More >>
    While students across the Four States are happily leaving work behind for Spring Break this week, maintenance crews at Pittsburg State say they are staying busy with campus updates.More >>
  • Kansas Special Olympics selects KOAM and Fox 14 as Outstanding Business of the Year

    Kansas Special Olympics selects KOAM and Fox 14 as Outstanding Business of the Year

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-03-18 19:45:13 GMT
    Whether it's a story about a flag football team or helping to promote fundraisers, the President of Kansas Special Olympics says "There is no doubt that KOAM TV and Fox 14 news have helped changed peoples' views on individuals with intellectual disabilities."More >>
    Whether it's a story about a flag football team or helping to promote fundraisers, the President of Kansas Special Olympics says "There is no doubt that KOAM TV and Fox 14 news have helped changed peoples' views on individuals with intellectual disabilities."More >>
  • Joplin designated a Purple Heart City

    Joplin designated a Purple Heart City

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-03-18 02:12:47 GMT
    The Joplin City Council passed a resolution Monday night, designating Joplin as a Purple Heart City.More >>
    The Joplin City Council passed a resolution Monday night, designating Joplin as a Purple Heart City.More >>
  • Joplin City Council approves contract to help with widening of Maiden Lane

    Joplin City Council approves contract to help with widening of Maiden Lane

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-03-18 02:09:38 GMT
    Joplin City Council has approved a contract that will help in the widening of Maiden Lane. The council approved the contract of $294,959.20 with Olsonn and Associates to help finish all final steps prior to beginning construction. Due to increased traffic flow, the construction project will widen Maiden Lane to five lanes of traffic between 9th Street and 32nd Street.More >>
    Joplin City Council has approved a contract that will help in the widening of Maiden Lane. The council approved the contract of $294,959.20 with Olsonn and Associates to help finish all final steps prior to beginning construction. Due to increased traffic flow, the construction project will widen Maiden Lane to five lanes of traffic between 9th Street and 32nd Street.More >>
  • Surveillance images released from Joplin bank robbery

    Surveillance images released from Joplin bank robbery

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:45:54 GMT
    Law enforcement is working a robbery at the Arvest Bank at 3201 McClelland Park Blvd in Joplin. Authorities have released surveillance images of the suspect.More >>
    Law enforcement is working a robbery at the Arvest Bank at 3201 McClelland Park Blvd in Joplin. Authorities have released surveillance images of the suspect.More >>
  • Infant death investigation underway in McDonald County

    Infant death investigation underway in McDonald County

    Monday, March 17 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 18:52:34 GMT
    The death of a two month old female is under investigation in Lanagan, Missouri.  During the initial investigation authorities learned the mother had a previous infant who passed away under suspicious manner...More >>
    The death of a two month old female is under investigation in Lanagan, Missouri.  During the initial investigation authorities learned the mother had a previous infant who passed away under suspicious manner...
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  • One weekend remains for Joplin residents to drop-off tree limbs

    One weekend remains for Joplin residents to drop-off tree limbs

    Sunday, March 16 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-03-17 01:55:17 GMT
    There is only one more weekend left for Joplin residents to drop off tree limbs damaged by this years winter storms. The drop-off site is located at 1702 North Schifferdecker avenue. It will be openMore >>
    There is only one more weekend left for Joplin residents to drop off tree limbs damaged by this years winter storms.More >>
  • Senate bill drives discussion on increasing minimum wage in Missouri

    Senate bill drives discussion on increasing minimum wage in Missouri

    Sunday, March 16 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-03-17 00:48:56 GMT
    A bill that would raise minimum wage in Missouri to $10 an hour has cleared a Senate committee. While the bill may not be heard on the floor, it has driven discussion on the potential impact it could have.More >>
    A bill that would raise minimum wage in Missouri to $10 an hour has cleared a Senate committee. While the bill may not be heard on the floor, it has driven discussion on the potential impact it could have.More >>
  • Veterans Auxiliary Group honors women in the service

    Veterans Auxiliary Group honors women in the service

    Sunday, March 16 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-03-17 00:03:57 GMT
    In Neosho, fellow American Legion members came together to honor four-state women for their service. Army vet and current nurse case manager, Rhonda Philliber understands that times have changed, andMore >>
    In Neosho, fellow American Legion members came together to honor four-state women for their service. Army vet and current nurse case manager, Rhonda Philliber understands that times have changed, andMore >>
  • Stark City Fire Department hosts its biggest fundraiser

    Stark City Fire Department hosts its biggest fundraiser

    Saturday, March 15 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-03-16 01:36:36 GMT
    Stark City saw one of its biggest fundraisers of the year today, all for the volunteer fire department.  The Stark City Fire Department runs primarily on donations to fund its everyday operations, insurance, equipment and fuel.More >>
    Stark City saw one of its biggest fundraisers of the year today, all for the volunteer fire department.  The Stark City Fire Department runs primarily on donations to fund its everyday operations, insurance, equipment and fuel.More >>
  • Smoke-free trend among Joplin businesses

    Smoke-free trend among Joplin businesses

    Saturday, March 15 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-03-16 01:25:51 GMT
    Some Joplin businesses have started a trend of going smoke-free. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri has the ninth highest smoking rate in the country and the State Capitol currently still has a smoking section. The Kitchen Pass Restaurant Bar in Joplin has been entirely smoke-free since Feb. 1 of this year. Other businesses such as Granny Shaffer's Restaurant and Club 609 have extended their smoke-free hours.More >>
    Some Joplin businesses have started a trend of going smoke-free. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri has the ninth highest smoking rate in the country and the State Capitol currently still has a smoking section. The Kitchen Pass Restaurant Bar in Joplin has been entirely smoke-free since Feb. 1 of this year. Other businesses such as Granny Shaffer's Restaurant and Club 609 have extended their smoke-free hours.More >>
  • Crawford County Fairgrounds to demolish grandstand

    Crawford County Fairgrounds to demolish grandstand

    Saturday, March 15 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-03-15 22:07:26 GMT
    Changes will be coming to the Crawford County Fairgrounds...this year for the fair, there will be no grandstand. The fairgrounds have been a family entertainment venue, rich in history for decades. "YouMore >>
    Changes will be coming to the Crawford County Fairgrounds...this year for the fair, there will be no grandstand. The fairgrounds have been a family entertainment venue, rich in history for decades. "YouMore >>
  • 22nd annual Neosho Business & Industry Review held this afternoon

    22nd annual Neosho Business & Industry Review held this afternoon

    Saturday, March 15 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-03-15 20:11:43 GMT
    Business leaders at Neosho's 22nd annual Business Industry Review say the community of Neosho is growing. 80 different businesses and industries set up booths in the Neosho High School cafeteria this afternoon and yesterday, including everything from banking, real estate, home improvements, retail and healthcare.More >>
    Business leaders at Neosho's 22nd annual Business Industry Review say the community of Neosho is growing. 80 different businesses and industries set up booths in the Neosho High School cafeteria this afternoon and yesterday, including everything from banking, real estate, home improvements, retail and healthcare.More >>
  • Local bars and Police prepare for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

    Local bars and Police prepare for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:40:32 GMT
    McCarthy Pub in Pittsburg has held a St. Patrick's Day celebration for 30 years.More >>
    McCarthy Pub in Pittsburg has held a St. Patrick's Day celebration for 30 years.More >>
  • Aggressive panhandlers in Joplin

    Aggressive panhandlers in Joplin

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:11:12 GMT
    Whether it is a crowded intersection or an isolated parking lot, getting approached by panhandlers can turn dangerous if they are being too aggressive in asking for money.More >>
    Whether it is a crowded intersection or an isolated parking lot, getting approached by panhandlers can turn dangerous if they are being too aggressive in asking for money.More >>
  • Travel Companies see increase in business during Spring Break

    Travel Companies see increase in business during Spring Break

    Friday, March 14 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-03-15 00:57:21 GMT
    With months of freezing temps, and lots of snow, Spring Break was starting to feel more like an "idea", than a reality. So many four-staters booked vacations, for warmer climates and now, area travel businessesMore >>
    With months of freezing temps, and lots of snow, Spring Break was starting to feel more like an "idea", than a reality. So many four-staters booked vacations, for warmer climates and now, area travel businessesMore >>
  • A Letter Creates More Controversy Surrounding A Joplin City Council Special Investigation

    A Letter Creates More Controversy Surrounding A Joplin City Council Special Investigation

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-03-14 22:55:18 GMT
    A letter creates more controversy surrounding a Joplin City Council Special Investigation. The letter was sent by Special Investigator Thomas Loraine to the City Attorney last month, and obtained by KOAM and FOX 14 through an open records request.In the letter to City Attorney Brian Head, dated February 20th, Loraine says he "was saddened to hear that (his) my outstanding balance was not fully endorsed by at least 7 members of your council."Loraine alleges he made head aware that his investig...More >>
    A letter creates more controversy surrounding a Joplin City Council Special Investigation. The letter was sent by Special Investigator Thomas Loraine to the City Attorney last month, and obtained by KOAM and FOX 14 through an open records request.In the letter to City Attorney Brian Head, dated February 20th, Loraine says he "was saddened to hear that (his) my outstanding balance was not fully endorsed by at least 7 members of your council."Loraine alleges he made head aware that his investig...More >>
  • Bridges projects to reroute traffic in Crawford County

    Friday, March 14 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-03-14 20:36:06 GMT
    Press Release from the Kansas Dept. of Transportation:On Monday, March 17, weather permitting, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a project to replace two bridges on K-126 in Crawford County. The bridges are located approximately one mile and six miles west of the K-126/K-7 junction, respectively. The contractor plans to begin working first to demolish the bridge six miles west of the K-7 junction, leaving the bridge one mile west open to local traffic until a later da...More >>
    Press Release from the Kansas Dept. of Transportation:On Monday, March 17, weather permitting, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a project to replace two bridges on K-126 in Crawford County. The bridges are located approximately one mile and six miles west of the K-126/K-7 junction, respectively. The contractor plans to begin working first to demolish the bridge six miles west of the K-7 junction, leaving the bridge one mile west open to local traffic until a later da...More >>
  • Rollover accident near Riverton sends one person to the hospital

    Rollover accident near Riverton sends one person to the hospital

    Thursday, March 13 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-03-14 03:40:06 GMT
    One person was injured Thursday night in a rollover accident near Riverton, KS It happened shortly after 8:30 PM on the roundabout at the old 66 HWY, and HWY 69. Both lanes of the highway were closed to clear the accident Authorities say one person was taken to the hospital, no word yet on his condition.More >>
    One person was injured Thursday night in a rollover accident near Riverton, KS It happened shortly after 8:30 PM on the roundabout at the old 66 HWY, and HWY 69. Both lanes of the highway were closed to clear the accident Authorities say one person was taken to the hospital, no word yet on his condition.More >>
  • Webb City School Dist. Make up day Saturday April 26th

    Webb City School Dist. Make up day Saturday April 26th

    Thursday, March 13 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-03-14 01:52:31 GMT
    The five-day school week is about to change for one school district, at least for one week for one district.More >>
    The five-day school week is about to change for one school district, at least for one week. Due to the numerous snow days, Webb City R-7 School District has to make some changes, like hitting the booksMore >>
  • PSU Teacher Interview Day Welcomes 69 School Districts

    PSU Teacher Interview Day Welcomes 69 School Districts

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

    But interview day isn't just about students selling themselves to employers. School district's try to sell themselves to needed candidates.
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  • Joplin police release name of homicide victim

    Joplin police release name of homicide victim

    Thursday, March 13 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:12:43 GMT
    Joplin Police have released the name of the victim in a homicide investigation. JPD says an autopsy is scheduled for Jerry D. Loflin, age 65.More >>
    Joplin Police have released the name of the victim in a homicide investigation. JPD says an autopsy is scheduled for Jerry D. Loflin, age 65.More >>
  • Four Staters React To A New Blood Test May Predict Early Alzheimer's Disease

    Four Staters React To A New Blood Test May Predict Early Alzheimer's Disease

    Thursday, March 13 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-03-13 20:55:15 GMT
    As news spreads of a blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease in patients three-years before symptoms occur -- more families are asking where and how they can be tested. The study was published in the March issue of "Nature Medicine," and ever since Four State doctor's offices say they have been getting a lot of calls asking for more information.More >>
    As news spreads of a blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease in patients three-years before symptoms occur -- more families are asking where and how they can be tested. The study was published in the March issue of "Nature Medicine," and ever since Four State doctor's offices say they have been getting a lot of calls asking for more information.More >>
  • Trade Review Board returns in Pittsburg

    Trade Review Board returns in Pittsburg

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-03-13 03:29:24 GMT
    For more than 25 years the city of Pittsburg has forgone a Trade Review Board - instead relying on the city's building official to approve applicants wanting to obtain a trade license.More >>
    For more than 25 years the city of Pittsburg has forgone a Trade Review Board - instead relying on the city's building official to approve applicants wanting to obtain a trade license.More >>
  • Columbus residents discuss restructuring the city's government

    Columbus residents discuss restructuring the city's government

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-03-13 02:06:34 GMT
    Columbus, KS residents met on Wednesdayto hear a proposal on changing the government within their city.More >>
    Columbus, KS residents met on Wednesdayto hear a proposal on changing the government within their city.More >>
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