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  • Early morning McDonald County crash injures pedestrian

    Early morning McDonald County crash injures pedestrian

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:12:46 GMT
    At approximately 5:20 am John F. Rose, 35 of Pineville, MO, was driving northbound on route W when his vehicle, a Chevy Silverado, struck 18-year-old Veston Martin of Rocky Comfort, MO.More >>
    At approximately 5:20 am John F. Rose, 35 of Pineville, MO, was driving northbound on route W when his vehicle, a Chevy Silverado, struck 18-year-old Veston Martin of Rocky Comfort, MO.More >>
  • Lower Gas Prices Draw More Boaters to Grand Lake

    Lower Gas Prices Draw More Boaters to Grand Lake

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:26:19 GMT
    An estimated 34 point 7 million people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, according to triple a. And gas prices are lower than average. Plenty here  will be heading down to grand lake for their last weekend of summer. But how much will it cost them ?More >>
    An estimated 34 point 7 million people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, according to triple a. And gas prices are lower than average. Plenty here  will be heading down to grand lake for their last weekend of summer. But how much will it cost them ?More >>
  • Empire Files for New Missouri Electric Rates

    Empire Files for New Missouri Electric Rates

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:34 GMT
    JOPLIN, MO – August 29, 2014 – The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) announced today it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) for changes in rates for its Missouri electric customers. The Company is seeking an annual increase in base rate revenues of approximately $24.3 million, or about 5.5 percent. If approved by the MPSC, a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours would see a monthly increase of about $9.87, which reflects the findings of a...More >>
    JOPLIN, MO – August 29, 2014 – The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) announced today it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) for changes in rates for its Missouri electric customers. The Company is seeking an annual increase in base rate revenues of approximately $24.3 million, or about 5.5 percent. If approved by the MPSC, a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours would see a monthly increase of about $9.87, which reflects the findings of a...More >>
  • Webb City School District scores 95% Annual Performance Review

    Webb City School District scores 95% Annual Performance Review

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:30:17 GMT
    Webb City, MO - August 29, 2014 - The Webb City School District is proud to announce their annual performance review grade of a 95%, full accreditation from the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 school accreditation program. The school district scored 133 of 140 points on the MSIP 5 Rubric. The performance standards include academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career readiness, attendence rate, and graduation rate.MSIP began in 1990 and entered its fifth version ...More >>
    Webb City, MO - August 29, 2014 - The Webb City School District is proud to announce their annual performance review grade of a 95%, full accreditation from the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5 school accreditation program. The school district scored 133 of 140 points on the MSIP 5 Rubric. The performance standards include academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career readiness, attendence rate, and graduation rate.MSIP began in 1990 and entered its fifth version ...More >>
  • Joplin wanting the public's input for annual festival

    Joplin wanting the public's input for annual festival

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:39:02 GMT
    Press Release city of Joplin: Public input is being sought regarding the potential for a new annual, signature festival for the Joplin region. Some areas of consideration include: themes or historical references for an event; the activities that could be included in such an event; as well as the logistics of a large community activity including time of year and location.More >>
    Press Release city of Joplin: Public input is being sought regarding the potential for a new annual, signature festival for the Joplin region. Some areas of consideration include: themes or historical references for an event; the activities that could be included in such an event; as well as the logistics of a large community activity including time of year and location.More >>
  • Local Gun Range Owners React to Arizona Accident

    Local Gun Range Owners React to Arizona Accident

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:25:43 GMT
    In our area shooting is a popular activity or sport for many. So we spoke with a local gun range owner and student who began his shooting career at a young age and about the ways they protect themselves More >>
    In our area shooting is a popular activity or sport for many. So we spoke with a local gun range owner and student who began his shooting career at a young age and about the ways they protect themselves More >>
  • City of Fort Scott is working to bring new life to the old Western Insurance Building

    City of Fort Scott is working to bring new life to the old Western Insurance Building

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:32:58 GMT
    In downtown Fort Scott, situated between restaurants and offices, is the old Western Insurance Building, a structure with deep roots in the city. Once the host of bustling activity, the building now sits idle..More >>
    In downtown Fort Scott, situated between restaurants and offices, is the old Western Insurance Building, a structure with deep roots in the city. Once the host of bustling activity, the building now sits idle..More >>
  • Update: Officials Believe Recent Crimes May Be Tied to Local Gang

    Update: Officials Believe Recent Crimes May Be Tied to Local Gang

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:46:51 GMT
    Newton County authorities connect a photo posted on social media to gang symbolism and arrest two people. The photo shows two people posing with a dead body, and now authorities say they are one step closer to finding the connection between 2 rural area crimes.More >>
    Newton County authorities connect a photo posted on social media to gang symbolism and arrest two people. The photo shows two people posing with a dead body, and now authorities say they are one step closer to finding the connection between 2 rural area crimes.More >>
  • Top ten worst states to call home?

    Top ten worst states to call home?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:10:29 GMT
    A study by CNBC reveals the top ten worst states to call home in America.More >>
    A study by CNBC reveals the top ten worst states to call home in America.More >>
  • Update:Joplin Coke Building transaction finalized

    Update:Joplin Coke Building transaction finalized

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-06-11 03:35:15 GMT
     Joplin, MO - After missing the last two deadlines, Wallace Bajjali now owns the Coca Cola Building in Joplin. Abbey Title assisted with the sale today. More >>
     Joplin, MO - After missing the last two deadlines, Wallace Bajjali now owns the Coca Cola Building in Joplin. Abbey Title assisted with the sale today. 
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  • $25,000 grant will help prevent student loan defaults at MSSU

    $25,000 grant will help prevent student loan defaults at MSSU

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:20:27 GMT
    A $25,000 grant from the Department of Higher Education will help to prevent student loan defaults at Missouri Southern State University.More >>
    A $25,000 grant from the Department of Higher Education will help to prevent student loan defaults at Missouri Southern State University.More >>
  • Downstream Casino hosting meeting about potential casino

    Downstream Casino hosting meeting about potential casino

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:12:39 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - In accordance with the Kansas Open Meetings Law, please accept this memorandum as notification that members of the Pittsburg City Commission will be attending a meeting hosted by Downstream Casino on Thursday, August 28th, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Balkans Room of the Overman Student Center, located on the Pittsburg State University Campus at 302 East Cleveland, to receive information from Downstream Casino regarding the proposed casino to be located in Crawford County, Kansa...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - In accordance with the Kansas Open Meetings Law, please accept this memorandum as notification that members of the Pittsburg City Commission will be attending a meeting hosted by Downstream Casino on Thursday, August 28th, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Balkans Room of the Overman Student Center, located on the Pittsburg State University Campus at 302 East Cleveland, to receive information from Downstream Casino regarding the proposed casino to be located in Crawford County, Kansa...More >>
  • Iola woman sentenced to 8 years for meth

    Iola woman sentenced to 8 years for meth

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:58:28 GMT
    Iola, KS - Stephanie Jo Troxel, 35, was sentenced yesterday to 8 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Daniel D. Creitz in Allen County District Court on methamphetamine charges. Troxel pled guilty in December 2013 to one count of distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of school property, two additional counts of distribution and one count of possession with intent to distribute.More >>
    Iola, KS - Stephanie Jo Troxel, 35, was sentenced yesterday to 8 years in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Daniel D. Creitz in Allen County District Court on methamphetamine charges. Troxel pled guilty in December 2013 to one count of distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of school property, two additional counts of distribution and one count of possession with intent to distribute.More >>
  • New Leads Into Newton County Death

    New Leads Into Newton County Death

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:55:16 GMT
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
    Joplin, MO - A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers repsponded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds. Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict....More >>
  • Pittsburg creates new advisory committee

    Pittsburg creates new advisory committee

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:20:54 GMT
    The city of Pittsburg created an Active Transportation Advisory Board (ATAB) to aid in future planning and growth of the city's active transportation network.More >>
    The city of Pittsburg created an Active Transportation Advisory Board (ATAB) to aid in future planning and growth of the city's active transportation network.More >>
  • Extreme temperatures leave some without relief

    Extreme temperatures leave some without relief

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:40:43 GMT
    Extreme temperatures leave some without relief. For the homeless in the Four States, hotter weather brings a greater struggle to survive.More >>
    Extreme temperatures leave some without relief. For the homeless in the Four States, hotter weather brings a greater struggle to survive.More >>
  • Former Miami police officer has pleaded no contest

    Former Miami police officer has pleaded no contest

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:30:20 GMT
    MIAMI, Okla. (AP) - A former Miami police officer has pleaded no contest to accusations that she lied to a state grand jury in connection with a man who was injured during an arrest.The Miami News-Record reports (http://bit.ly/VPOY1V ) 37-year-old Teresa Lashmet pleaded guilty to two counts of outraging public decency and engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses. More >>
    MIAMI, Okla. (AP) - A former Miami police officer has pleaded no contest to accusations that she lied to a state grand jury in connection with a man who was injured during an arrest.The Miami News-Record reports (http://bit.ly/VPOY1V ) 37-year-old Teresa Lashmet pleaded guilty to two counts of outraging public decency and engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses. More >>
  • Gas Main Update in Joplin

    Gas Main Update in Joplin

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:11:21 GMT
    Release from JPD: Gas Main Break UpdateOn August 26, 2014 just after 11:15AM, the Joplin Emergency Communications Center received a call that a gas main located near the intersection of Junge and Maiden Lane had been ruptured and was leaking. The intersection was closed while emergency crews worked to resolve the issue.As of 3:20PM, Maiden Lane is open for traffic. The outside southbound lane at Junge and Maiden Lane continues to be closed meaning there will be one lane of traffic open for so...More >>
    Release from JPD: Gas Main Break UpdateOn August 26, 2014 just after 11:15AM, the Joplin Emergency Communications Center received a call that a gas main located near the intersection of Junge and Maiden Lane had been ruptured and was leaking. The intersection was closed while emergency crews worked to resolve the issue.As of 3:20PM, Maiden Lane is open for traffic. The outside southbound lane at Junge and Maiden Lane continues to be closed meaning there will be one lane of traffic open for so...More >>
  • Goode Sentenced in Newton County

    Goode Sentenced in Newton County

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:05:19 GMT
    Newton County (MO) - Dennis Goode is Sentenced today in Newton County for resisting arrest by fleeing a law enforcement. He entered a guilty plea and then was sentenced. TWELVE MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED, TIME WILL BE COMPLETED ON OCTOBER 25, 2014. More >>
    Newton County (MO) - Dennis Goode is Sentenced today in Newton County for resisting arrest by fleeing a law enforcement. He entered a guilty plea and then was sentenced. TWELVE MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED, TIME WILL BE COMPLETED ON OCTOBER 25, 2014. More >>
  • Kander Announces Recount on Statewide Ballot Measure

    Kander Announces Recount on Statewide Ballot Measure

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:04:29 GMT
    Jefferson City, Mo.—Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced a statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on Missouri's August 5th primary election ballot, has been requested. Kander's office has created a webpage (www.sos.mo.gov/elections/Amendment1) to make the recount process more transparent and accessible to Missourians. The page will be updated daily at 3 p.m. to show the recount schedule established by the local election authorities, each local election auth...More >>
    Jefferson City, Mo.—Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced a statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on Missouri's August 5th primary election ballot, has been requested. Kander's office has created a webpage (www.sos.mo.gov/elections/Amendment1) to make the recount process more transparent and accessible to Missourians. The page will be updated daily at 3 p.m. to show the recount schedule established by the local election authorities, each local election auth...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 >>
  • The city of Neodesha loses bid to retry lawsuit against BP

    The city of Neodesha loses bid to retry lawsuit against BP

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:14:35 GMT
    More than 10 years ago, the city of Neodesha filed a lawsuit against BP claiming the company should provide more industrial cleanup from a closed oil refinery. A county jury returned a verdict in favor of BP. Now, city has lost its bid to retry the lawsuit.More >>
    More than 10 years ago, the city of Neodesha filed a lawsuit against BP claiming the company should provide more industrial cleanup from a closed oil refinery. A county jury returned a verdict in favor of BP. Now, city has lost its bid to retry the lawsuit.More >>
  • Dying fish at construction site in Webb City raise concern

    Dying fish at construction site in Webb City raise concern

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:57:35 GMT
    Dying fish at a construction project underway at King Jack Park in Webb City raise some environmental concerns.More >>
    Dying fish at a construction project underway at King Jack Park in Webb City raise some environmental concerns.More >>
  • AT&T hiring nearly 30 employees in Joplin

    AT&T hiring nearly 30 employees in Joplin

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:06:19 GMT
    Joplin, MO - ATT is hiring nearly 30 employees in Joplin. Jobs are now available in the following areas:Call Center Representatives: ATT is hiring 24 employees at its call center in Joplin. These positions are for Business Customer Service Specialists in ATT's small business segment. Our Business Customer Service Specialists answer customer/client requests or inquiries concerning service, products, billing, equipment and claims with the highest degree of courtesy and professionalism.Retail Sa...More >>
    Joplin, MO - ATT is hiring nearly 30 employees in Joplin. Jobs are now available in the following areas:Call Center Representatives: ATT is hiring 24 employees at its call center in Joplin. These positions are for Business Customer Service Specialists in ATT's small business segment. Our Business Customer Service Specialists answer customer/client requests or inquiries concerning service, products, billing, equipment and claims with the highest degree of courtesy and professionalism.Retail Sa...More >>
  • Joplin Elementary & Middle School open today

    Joplin Elementary & Middle School open today

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:23:21 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Youngsters arrived early at Cecil Flood Elementary this morning, and eager to start the school year on a good note. Superintendent CJ Huff joined the kids. He took a photo with each incoming kindergarten student. The finished photos will include a "Class of 2027" logo and will be given to the families in an effort to instill the idea of graduation at an early age.More >>
    Joplin, MO - Youngsters arrived early at Cecil Flood Elementary this morning, and eager to start the school year on a good note. Superintendent CJ Huff joined the kids. He took a photo with each incoming kindergarten student. The finished photos will include a "Class of 2027" logo and will be given to the families in an effort to instill the idea of graduation at an early age.More >>
  • Iola Man Killed in ATV Crash

    Iola Man Killed in ATV Crash

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:22:57 GMT
    According to Allen County Sheriff's Office a 23-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in an ATV crash.More >>
    According to Allen County Sheriff's Office a 23-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in an ATV crash.More >>
  • History enthusiasts gather in Carthage to look at women's suffrage in Jasper County

    History enthusiasts gather in Carthage to look at women's suffrage in Jasper County

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-25 03:09:34 GMT
    The Powers Museum hosted a talk on Women's History In Jasper County historical accounts trace many influencers in the women's suffrage movement back to the area. Mark Van Es spoke on the ideology of the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. According to Van Es, Jasper County was quite progressive in the ideas of women and the right to vote. "Something else that's really fascinating about the area is how many important and significant women that were part of the national stage for su...More >>
    The Powers Museum hosted a talk on Women's History In Jasper County historical accounts trace many influencers in the women's suffrage movement back to the area. Mark Van Es spoke on the ideology of the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. According to Van Es, Jasper County was quite progressive in the ideas of women and the right to vote. "Something else that's really fascinating about the area is how many important and significant women that were part of the national stage for su...More >>
  • Car raffle to benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church construction costs

    Car raffle to benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church construction costs

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:21:56 GMT
    A raffle giveaway of a 2013 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus will go towards covering construction costs at St. Mary's Catholic Church.More >>
    A raffle giveaway of a 2013 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus will go towards covering construction costs at St. Mary's Catholic Church.More >>
  • New kiosk at Riverton roundabout pays tribute to historic Route 66 attractions

    New kiosk at Riverton roundabout pays tribute to historic Route 66 attractions

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:17:04 GMT
    A newly constructed kiosk and rest area near the Riverton roundabout pays tribute to the conjunction of two historic highways, Route 66 and the US 400.More >>
    A newly constructed kiosk and rest area near the Riverton roundabout pays tribute to the conjunction of two historic highways, Route 66 and the US 400.More >>
  • Joplin Trails Coalition receives $64,000 grant

    Joplin Trails Coalition receives $64,000 grant

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:12:22 GMT
    A $64,000 grant has been given to the Joplin Trails Coalition for construction on the Ruby Jack Trail.More >>
    A $64,000 grant has been given to the Joplin Trails Coalition for construction on the Ruby Jack Trail.More >>
  • Interstate 44 construction begins tomorrow

    Interstate 44 construction begins tomorrow

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:09:19 GMT
    Construction begins tomorrow on a 8.5 mile stretch of Interstate 44 between Range Line Road and the Oklahoma state line.More >>
    Construction begins tomorrow on a 8.5 mile stretch of Interstate 44 between Range Line Road and the Oklahoma state line.More >>
  • Miami holds events to remember Fern Holland, international women's rights advocate killed in Iraq

    Miami holds events to remember Fern Holland, international women's rights advocate killed in Iraq

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:48:29 GMT
    A week long remembrance for a local human rights advocate from Miami draws a crowd to remember the legacy she brought to the community. Fern Holland, a former Miami resident was known for her work overseas in protecting women's rights and preventing domestic violence in centers in Iraq. She was killed there in 2004. To honor her legacy, the community crisis center held Fern Holland remembrance week, featuring displays of Holland's personal work, photos and writings, along with presentati...More >>
    A week long remembrance for a local human rights advocate from Miami draws a crowd to remember the legacy she brought to the community. Fern Holland, a former Miami resident was known for her work overseas in protecting women's rights and preventing domestic violence in centers in Iraq. She was killed there in 2004. To honor her legacy, the community crisis center held Fern Holland remembrance week, featuring displays of Holland's personal work, photos and writings, along with presentati...More >>
  • Outdoor enthusiasts in southeast Kansas raise money for Down Syndrome

    Outdoor enthusiasts in southeast Kansas raise money for Down Syndrome

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:49:05 GMT
    The Kansas Rocks Recreation Park hosted a "Rock Crawl at its 220-acre outdoor space. More >>
    The Kansas Rocks Recreation Park hosted a "Rock Crawl at its 220-acre outdoor space. More >>
  • GOP lawmakers prep for September override session

    GOP lawmakers prep for September override session

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-23 23:24:31 GMT
    GOP lawmakers are preparing for the September veto override session. Governor Jay Nixon withheld or vetoed more than $1 billion from the legislature's 2015 budget. There are 90 line item vetoes in the budget, many of which lawmakers hope to override.More >>
    GOP lawmakers are preparing for the September veto override session. Governor Jay Nixon withheld or vetoed more than $1 billion from the legislature's 2015 budget. There are 90 line item vetoes in the budget, many of which lawmakers hope to override.More >>
  • $43 million overhaul coming to Highway 7 between Columbus and Cherokee

    $43 million overhaul coming to Highway 7 between Columbus and Cherokee

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:29:38 GMT
    In Southeast Kansas, officials will soon overhaul 11 miles of Highway 7.More >>
    In Southeast Kansas, officials will soon overhaul 11 miles of Highway 7.More >>
  • Local ALS Families Appreciate Support from Viral Bucket Challenge

    Local ALS Families Appreciate Support from Viral Bucket Challenge

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:13:32 GMT
    Millions of dollars have been raised for ALS research...and those who suffer the burden of the painful disease are thankful for the viral awareness.More >>
    Millions of dollars have been raised for ALS research...and those who suffer the burden of the painful disease are thankful for the viral awareness.
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  • Parsons city officials discuss plans for Prairie West Pond

    Parsons city officials discuss plans for Prairie West Pond

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:32:01 GMT
    Residents of Parsons, Kansas use Prairie West Pond as a recreational area for fishing and picnics. But some say it is losing its appeal. More >>
    Residents of Parsons, Kansas use Prairie West Pond as a recreational area for fishing and picnics. But some say it is losing its appeal. More >>
  • Lawmakers push to keep MO Rehabilitation Center & VA Clinic open

    Lawmakers push to keep MO Rehabilitation Center & VA Clinic open

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:23:43 GMT
    Southwest Missouri lawmakers have met with officials in an attempt to delay or prevent the closing of the Missouri rehabilitation center and VA clinic. Citizens are hoping for a solution. "We're gonna be praying for our community." Members of the Lifebridge Assembly church hold a prayer walk around the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and VA clinic. They're concerned about the impact of centers closing and the loss of three hundred plus jobs. Pastor John McHaffie says, "It effects people in ...More >>
    Southwest Missouri lawmakers have met with officials in an attempt to delay or prevent the closing of the Missouri rehabilitation center and VA clinic. Citizens are hoping for a solution. "We're gonna be praying for our community." Members of the Lifebridge Assembly church hold a prayer walk around the Missouri Rehabilitation Center and VA clinic. They're concerned about the impact of centers closing and the loss of three hundred plus jobs. Pastor John McHaffie says, "It effects people in ...More >>
  • Neosho School District, Crowder College Partner on Autism Program in New Location

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:54:46 GMT
    Thanks to a program in Neosho, children with autism can now learn about independence, and develop valuable skills in a unique type of school.More >>
    Thanks to a program in Neosho, children with autism can now learn about independence, and develop valuable skills in a unique type of school.More >>
  • Chanute Police and KBI Investigate Infant Death

    Chanute Police and KBI Investigate Infant Death

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:32:07 GMT
    The Chanute Kansas Police Department along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the death of 3 month old infant, Rylan Gurney, Chanute. At approximately 1946 hours on 8/16/14 ambulance services were dispatched to North Steuben, Chanute for a child with respiratory problems. More >>
    The Chanute Kansas Police Department along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the death of 3 month old infant, Rylan Gurney, Chanute. At approximately 1946 hours on 8/16/14 ambulance services were dispatched to North Steuben, Chanute for a child with respiratory problems. More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Roofers react to Kansas Roofing Act

    Southeast Kansas Roofers react to Kansas Roofing Act

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:56:28 GMT
    An act passed by Kansas leaders was to ensure homeowners in the state would avoid doing business with unethical or "fly-by-night" roofing contractors.More >>
    An act passed by Kansas leaders was to ensure homeowners in the state would avoid doing business with unethical or "fly-by-night" roofing contractors.More >>
  • Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:31:44 GMT
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
  • Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:34:15 GMT
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
  • City Assisting Landlords With Utility Billing Notification

    City Assisting Landlords With Utility Billing Notification

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:55:03 GMT
    Joplin, MO - To help property owners of rental property, the City of Joplin's Utility Billing division has created a registration form that will allow them to be notified of tenants' delinquencies in payment of their monthly waste, water and trash billing. The City is offering this to landlords on a voluntary basis. By completing the form and agreement with their tenants, landlords/property owners will receive third-party duplicate copies of delinquent and termination notices sent to tenants....More >>
    Joplin, MO - To help property owners of rental property, the City of Joplin's Utility Billing division has created a registration form that will allow them to be notified of tenants' delinquencies in payment of their monthly waste, water and trash billing. The City is offering this to landlords on a voluntary basis. By completing the form and agreement with their tenants, landlords/property owners will receive third-party duplicate copies of delinquent and termination notices sent to tenants....More >>
  • Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Sunday, August 25 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-08-26 01:28:12 GMT
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. More >>
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. More >>
  • City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:19:43 GMT
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
  • Joplin School Board holds public hearing on proposed tax levy changes

    Joplin School Board holds public hearing on proposed tax levy changes

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:48:51 GMT
    Tonight the Joplin school board will conduct a public hearing on the districts tax levy. Officials say it will stay the same at three-dollars and 66 cents for every one-hundred dollars in property assessment.But money is moving from one fund to another.The Joplin school board's levy resolution simply calls for eliminating a voluntary rollback. But the proposal from Chief Financial Officer Paul Barr, includes shifting...More >>
    Tonight the Joplin school board will conduct a public hearing on the districts tax levy. Officials say it will stay the same at three-dollars and 66 cents for every one-hundred dollars in property assessment.But money is moving from one fund to another.The Joplin school board's levy resolution simply calls for eliminating a voluntary rollback. But the proposal from Chief Financial Officer Paul Barr, includes shifting...More >>
  • USD 247 offers building for $1 per year lease to City of McCune

    USD 247 offers building for $1 per year lease to City of McCune

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:24:39 GMT
    Cherokee, KS -One dollar each year for 25 years. A one-time offer is being made by the USD 247 Board of Education to the City of McCune for use of the former McCune Elementary School building. On Thursday August 14 the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution proposing a negotiation with the City of McCune to work out the details."The city already has permission to use the building for their homecoming activities, their annual Fall Festival and, while the building is not FEMA appr...More >>
    Cherokee, KS -One dollar each year for 25 years. A one-time offer is being made by the USD 247 Board of Education to the City of McCune for use of the former McCune Elementary School building. On Thursday August 14 the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution proposing a negotiation with the City of McCune to work out the details."The city already has permission to use the building for their homecoming activities, their annual Fall Festival and, while the building is not FEMA appr...More >>
  • Joplin hires project manager for new library

    Joplin hires project manager for new library

    Saturday, January 5 2013 9:02 PM EST2013-01-06 02:02:03 GMT
     The city of Joplin has hired a project manager to complete a library at 20th and Connecticut streets.
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    The city of Joplin has hired a project manager to complete a library at 20th and Connecticut streets.
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  • Volunteers begin move to new Joplin High School

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:58:10 GMT
    Monday was Moving day for the Joplin School District, as trucks began loading up with supplies and heading for the new home of JHS."We had to pack up the 9 and 10 campus, then come here. And we've been taking these up here and down and trying to load them up on the elevator" says Joplin Junior Student, Desiree Hawkins.Box after box make their way onto trucks as the former homes for Joplin School campuses prepare to close one door and open another."We've done three middle schools, and then ano...More >>
    Monday was Moving day for the Joplin School District, as trucks began loading up with supplies and heading for the new home of JHS."We had to pack up the 9 and 10 campus, then come here. And we've been taking these up here and down and trying to load them up on the elevator" says Joplin Junior Student, Desiree Hawkins.Box after box make their way onto trucks as the former homes for Joplin School campuses prepare to close one door and open another."We've done three middle schools, and then ano...More >>
  • *Update* Search for shooting suspect continues in Newton County

    *Update* Search for shooting suspect continues in Newton County

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:36:27 GMT
    The search for a shooting suspect continues in Newton County. The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the shooting, after a victim was found around 5 a.m. this morning in a rural area outside the southwest side of Joplin. The victim, 44-year-old Tommy Webb, was found in a vehicle with two gun shot wounds. Webb is currently in stable condition at Freeman Health System.More >>
    The search for a shooting suspect continues in Newton County. The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the shooting, after a victim was found around 5 a.m. this morning in a rural area outside the southwest side of Joplin. The victim, 44-year-old Tommy Webb, was found in a vehicle with two gun shot wounds. Webb is currently in stable condition at Freeman Health System.More >>
  • Art Feeds expands to more communities

    Art Feeds expands to more communities

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:50:18 GMT
    The program works to feed creative development in children. The Joplin chapter is currently in 16 schools, affecting 5500 children. Meg Bourne, the non-profit's founder, will becomeCEO of Art Feeds National, as it has created chapters in Carthage and Moore, Oklahoma.Additional staff will manage the Joplin chapter. Saturday night, Art Feeds raised $55,000 with its first ever gala.More >>
    The program works to feed creative development in children. The Joplin chapter is currently in 16 schools, affecting 5500 children. Meg Bourne, the non-profit's founder, will becomeCEO of Art Feeds National, as it has created chapters in Carthage and Moore, Oklahoma.Additional staff will manage the Joplin chapter. Saturday night, Art Feeds raised $55,000 with its first ever gala.More >>
  • Convocation ceremony at MSSU encourages students to focus on end goal

    Convocation ceremony at MSSU encourages students to focus on end goal

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:07:41 GMT
    Around 800 freshmen are beginning their journey at Missouri Southern State University this year. Many kicked off the semester at convocation this afternoon.More >>
    Around 800 freshmen are beginning their journey at Missouri Southern State University this year. Many kicked off the semester at convocation this afternoon.More >>
  • Residents encouraged to take action in response to $6.6 million in library funding cuts

    Residents encouraged to take action in response to $6.6 million in library funding cuts

    Sunday, August 17 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:04:53 GMT
    Staff members at the Joplin Public Library are encouraging residents to take action in response to $6.6 million in funding cuts.More >>
    Staff members at the Joplin Public Library are encouraging residents to take action in response to $6.6 million in funding cuts.More >>
  • Joplin Humane Society receives renovations today thanks to a $10,000 grant

    Joplin Humane Society receives renovations today thanks to a $10,000 grant

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:26:54 GMT
    The Joplin Humane Society is receiving several new renovations today, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Pedigree. $5,000 from the grant will go towards purchasing dog food, while the remaining $5,000 covers the cost of renovations to the outdoor play yards, intake area and cat cages.More >>
    The Joplin Humane Society is receiving several new renovations today, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Pedigree. $5,000 from the grant will go towards purchasing dog food, while the remaining $5,000 covers the cost of renovations to the outdoor play yards, intake area and cat cages.More >>
  • PSU Dorm Residents Use the Weekend to Move In to Some Newly Renovated Rooms

    PSU Dorm Residents Use the Weekend to Move In to Some Newly Renovated Rooms

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-17 03:44:39 GMT
    It's move -in day at local universities. That's ringing thousands of new bodies into the communityTwelve hundred students will be living away from home in the dorms at Pittsburg State University. Students moving into Dillinger hall are finding a renovated space. Nation hall also got a makeover this summer. Students get a 230 square foot room. But more importantly had friendly helpers to ease their transition. Some who've had the help themselves.Move-in crew member Laura Kitch remembers her ar...More >>
    It's move -in day at local universities. That's ringing thousands of new bodies into the communityTwelve hundred students will be living away from home in the dorms at Pittsburg State University. Students moving into Dillinger hall are finding a renovated space. Nation hall also got a makeover this summer. Students get a 230 square foot room. But more importantly had friendly helpers to ease their transition. Some who've had the help themselves.Move-in crew member Laura Kitch remembers her ar...More >>
  • Joplin hosts the first day of the second annual Hot Bike Tour

    Joplin hosts the first day of the second annual Hot Bike Tour

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:54:41 GMT
    Motorcycle enthusiasts from across the four-states and beyond gathered to celebrate custom bikes and the open road. More >>
    Motorcycle enthusiasts from across the four-states and beyond gathered to celebrate custom bikes and the open road. More >>
  • Higher enrollment at MSSU has economic impact on Joplin

    Higher enrollment at MSSU has economic impact on Joplin

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:26:50 GMT
    Students are moving in this week at Missouri Southern State University. All residence halls and apartment buildings on campus received $2 million worth of renovations this summer, including new carpet, paint, counter tops and furniture.More >>
    Students are moving in this week at Missouri Southern State University. All residence halls and apartment buildings on campus received $2 million worth of renovations this summer, including new carpet, paint, counter tops and furniture.More >>
  • Proceeds from 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride go towards bicycles for children in military families

    Proceeds from 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride go towards bicycles for children in military families

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-16 14:12:00 GMT
    Some children in military families will be receiving a new bicycle this Christmas, thanks to proceeds from the 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride in Joplin today. 340 bikers gathered at Missouri Southern State University at 7 a.m. this morning to begin routes ranging anywhere from 10 to 100 miles.More >>
    Some children in military families will be receiving a new bicycle this Christmas, thanks to proceeds from the 13th annual Svitak Freedom Ride in Joplin today. 340 bikers gathered at Missouri Southern State University at 7 a.m. this morning to begin routes ranging anywhere from 10 to 100 miles.More >>
  • Joplin resident voices concern over high electricity deposit

    Joplin resident voices concern over high electricity deposit

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:09:31 GMT
    Ben Sargeant and his family relocated back to Joplin this summer. The move was going well until he learned the cost of his electricity deposit would be $520. "That just doesn't seem fair if you're trying to rent a place," he said.The deposit was in addition to a bill of $81.92 from when he previously lived in Joplin with his former wife. For Sargeant, it was too costly and he begged with the provider. "I went back and forth explaining I won't have enough money for groceries or anything if I p...More >>
    Ben Sargeant and his family relocated back to Joplin this summer. The move was going well until he learned the cost of his electricity deposit would be $520. "That just doesn't seem fair if you're trying to rent a place," he said.The deposit was in addition to a bill of $81.92 from when he previously lived in Joplin with his former wife. For Sargeant, it was too costly and he begged with the provider. "I went back and forth explaining I won't have enough money for groceries or anything if I p...More >>
  • Local law enforcement officials discuss policy when it comes to protecting officers

    Local law enforcement officials discuss policy when it comes to protecting officers

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:38:36 GMT
    In light of Ferguson Police releasing the name today of the officer who shot Michael Brown, local law enforcement officials discuss their policy when it comes to protecting officers.More >>
    In light of Ferguson Police releasing the name today of the officer who shot Michael Brown, local law enforcement officials discuss their policy when it comes to protecting officers.More >>
  • Neosho authorities continue search for leads into high school vandalism

    Neosho authorities continue search for leads into high school vandalism

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 02:20:26 GMT
    The Neosho High School is once-again full of bustling teens. But just days prior to the start of classes, it was the site of vandalism. "Quite a bit of property destruction occurred in all these locations," said Neosho Police Chief Dave McCracken.The locations include the agricultural building, a classroom trailer, and the concessions stand. Authorities found broken windows and skylights, damaged computers and hallway destruction. They also discovered damage from discharged fire extinguishers...More >>
    The Neosho High School is once-again full of bustling teens. But just days prior to the start of classes, it was the site of vandalism. "Quite a bit of property destruction occurred in all these locations," said Neosho Police Chief Dave McCracken.The locations include the agricultural building, a classroom trailer, and the concessions stand. Authorities found broken windows and skylights, damaged computers and hallway destruction. They also discovered damage from discharged fire extinguishers...More >>
  • State Auditor Announces Audit of the City of Joplin

    State Auditor Announces Audit of the City of Joplin

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:10:10 GMT
    State Auditor Tom Schweich announced today that supporters of a petition audit of the City of Joplin turned in 5,079 signatures to obtain the audit. After 2,000 signatures were verified by the Jasper County Clerk, the counting process stopped since supporters obtained more than the required 1,776. More >>
    State Auditor Tom Schweich announced today that supporters of a petition audit of the City of Joplin turned in 5,079 signatures to obtain the audit. After 2,000 signatures were verified by the Jasper County Clerk, the counting process stopped since supporters obtained more than the required 1,776. More >>
  • A Bar Association Study of MO Public Defenders Stirs Talk of Privatizing the system;Local Representative Comments

    A Bar Association Study of MO Public Defenders Stirs Talk of Privatizing the system;Local Representative Comments

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:07:02 GMT
    An American Bar Association report called "The Missouri Project" confirms what many people in the court system have known for years, that the state's public defenders have crushing caseloads and can't dedicate the expected hours to some cases."Just out of Jasper County, ten to twenty cases in a day, not everyday," says District Public Defender Darren Wallace as he goes through applications from people needing attorney...More >>
    An American Bar Association report called "The Missouri Project" confirms what many people in the court system have known for years, that the state's public defenders have crushing caseloads and can't dedicate the expected hours to some cases."Just out of Jasper County, ten to twenty cases in a day, not everyday," says District Public Defender Darren Wallace as he goes through applications from people needing attorney...More >>
  • Jasper County Sheriff looking for Assault Suspect of a Law Enforcement Agency

    Jasper County Sheriff looking for Assault Suspect of a Law Enforcement Agency

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:42:36 GMT
    On August 13th at approximately 10:30 AM, Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies got into a pursuit with a stolen black Chevy Tahoe. More >>
    On August 13th at approximately 10:30 AM, Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies got into a pursuit with a stolen black Chevy Tahoe. More >>
  • Webb City Police Warns Business About Scam

    Webb City Police Warns Business About Scam

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:31:44 GMT
    A scam is hitting business in Webb City. The suspect is asking businesses for money needed on softball uniforms. More >>
    A scam is hitting business in Webb City. The suspect is asking businesses for money needed on softball uniforms. More >>
  • 8th Annual Dog Swim

    8th Annual Dog Swim

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:09:48 GMT
    Dogs and their owners are invited to take a dip before the pool is drained for the summer. The Dog Swim is a great way for your pup to get relief from the summer heat.


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    Dogs and their owners are invited to take a dip before the pool is drained for the summer. The Dog Swim is a great way for your pup to get relief from the summer heat.

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  • Vernon County Fugitive Task Force Arrest Eleven Fugitives

    Vernon County Fugitive Task Force Arrest Eleven Fugitives

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:48:16 GMT
    Eleven more people are behind bars ranging from probation violations, false imprisonment, and assault to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with a motor vehicle, and failure to register as a sex offender were served by the Task Force last week. More >>
    Eleven more people are behind bars ranging from probation violations, false imprisonment, and assault to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with a motor vehicle, and failure to register as a sex offender were served by the Task Force last week. More >>
  • Children's Haven Receives $18,000 Grant From General Mills

    Children's Haven Receives $18,000 Grant From General Mills

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:03:51 GMT
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLS TO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDRENMore >>
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLS TO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN
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  • Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

    Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:53:18 GMT
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLSTO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN Joplin, MO –Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri. “We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” sai...More >>
    CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLSTO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN Joplin, MO –Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri. “We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” sai...More >>
  • Carl Junction School District officials say early dismissal on Fridays will allow teachers to better collaborate

    Carl Junction School District officials say early dismissal on Fridays will allow teachers to better collaborate

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:11:02 GMT
    Getting out of school early is not something you will generally hear kids complain about and this year, Carl Junction Schools will dismiss early on every Friday.More >>
    Getting out of school early is not something you will generally hear kids complain about and this year, Carl Junction Schools will dismiss early on every Friday.More >>
  • Hospital property donation to city of Joplin will extend Cunningham Park

    Hospital property donation to city of Joplin will extend Cunningham Park

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:06:13 GMT
    Joplin's Irving elementary sits on the south end of property that was once the Saint John's hospital campus. Now the north end is getting a purpose. Mercy hospital donated land to the city of Joplin so Cunningham park can be extended.Cunningham park is a place where children play but also one with memorials to those killed in the Joplin tornado. Now the land across the street where St. John's hospital once stood will ...More >>
    Joplin's Irving elementary sits on the south end of property that was once the Saint John's hospital campus. Now the north end is getting a purpose. Mercy hospital donated land to the city of Joplin so Cunningham park can be extended.Cunningham park is a place where children play but also one with memorials to those killed in the Joplin tornado. Now the land across the street where St. John's hospital once stood will ...More >>
  • ***Update*** Jake's Fireworks

    ***Update*** Jake's Fireworks

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:56:07 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - Update from Sheriff Dan Peak, Statement from Owner/CEO of Jake's Fireworks Jake MariettaMore >>
    Pittsburg, KS - Update from Sheriff Dan Peak, Statement from Owner/CEO of Jake's Fireworks Jake Marietta
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  • TBRA Applications Halted - Demand Exceeds Availability

    TBRA Applications Halted - Demand Exceeds Availability

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:43:09 GMT
    GIRARD, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), one of the recipients of Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) grant, announced that they will no longer accept applications for the TBRA program, effective at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 18th, 2014. SEK-CAP has received enough eligible applications to meet the funding capacity for this grant year. No applications will be accepted after 4:30pm on Monday, August 18th. SEK-CAP will issue another press release to notify the publi...More >>
    GIRARD, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), one of the recipients of Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) grant, announced that they will no longer accept applications for the TBRA program, effective at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 18th, 2014. SEK-CAP has received enough eligible applications to meet the funding capacity for this grant year. No applications will be accepted after 4:30pm on Monday, August 18th. SEK-CAP will issue another press release to notify the publi...More >>
  • The Benders: A Two Part Report

    The Benders: A Two Part Report

    Monday, August 11 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 00:35:56 GMT
    In the early 1870's, four German immigrants settled on the prairie of Labette County, Kansas. They built a house with a general store, and kept the doors open for travelers. From afar, they might have seemed ordinary. Up close, they were anything but. "One of them would go around the back of the blanket and conk them on the back of the head with the hammer," said Jim Hogben. "They were serial killers," said Michelle Martin. "There was as many as 11 or 12 people buried in their backyard," sai...More >>
    In the early 1870's, four German immigrants settled on the prairie of Labette County, Kansas. They built a house with a general store, and kept the doors open for travelers. From afar, they might have seemed ordinary. Up close, they were anything but. "One of them would go around the back of the blanket and conk them on the back of the head with the hammer," said Jim Hogben. "They were serial killers," said Michelle Martin. "There was as many as 11 or 12 people buried in their backyard," sai...More >>
  • Law enforcement officials offer tips for parents reviewing back to school safety with their kids

    Law enforcement officials offer tips for parents reviewing back to school safety with their kids

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:16:58 GMT
    Local law enforcement officials remind parents of the importance of reviewing back to school safety with their children.More >>
    Local law enforcement officials remind parents of the importance of reviewing back to school safety with their children.More >>
  • Carl Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Failed Attempt to Receive Tornado Benefits

    Carl Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Failed Attempt to Receive Tornado Benefits

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:00:43 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carl Junction, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a failed attempt to fraudulently receive federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Gary L. Mitchell, Jr., 35, of Carl...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carl Junction, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a failed attempt to fraudulently receive federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.9 billion in damage.Gary L. Mitchell, Jr., 35, of Carl...More >>
  • Joplin High School delays grand opening

    Joplin High School Delays Grand opening

    Monday, August 11 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-11 04:10:15 GMT
    School is delayed for students of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center.More >>
    School is delayed for students of the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center.More >>
  • Phone call scam using local area codes

    Phone call scam using local area codes

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-11 00:10:33 GMT
    While most scam phone calls come from an unrecognized number, some residents in the Four States are seeing a recent trend in scam artists using local area codes.More >>
    While most scam phone calls come from an unrecognized number, some residents in the Four States are seeing a recent trend in scam artists using local area codes.More >>
  • More than 400 pieces of ancient African art see the light at Missouri Southern State University

    More than 400 pieces of ancient African art see the light at Missouri Southern State University

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-11 00:08:38 GMT
    More than 400 pieces of ancient African art are now seeing the light at Missouri Southern State University, after being hidden a way in storage for nearly 15 years. Most of the pieces are ritualistic, religious items from the Congo, dating back to the 19th century. Some pieces even date back to the mid 1500's.More >>
    More than 400 pieces of ancient African art are now seeing the light at Missouri Southern State University, after being hidden a way in storage for nearly 15 years. Most of the pieces are ritualistic, religious items from the Congo, dating back to the 19th century. Some pieces even date back to the mid 1500's.More >>
  • Joplin is home to another ice cream shop

    Joplin is home to another ice cream shop

    Sunday, August 10 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:27:38 GMT
    Baskin Robbins planned a soft opening, but customers keep coming in droves to the store between 30th and 31st Streets on Main Street.More >>
    Baskin Robbins planned a soft opening, but customers keep coming in droves to the store between 30th and 31st Streets on Main Street.More >>
  • Local law enforcement officials work together to keep Marian Days safe

    Local law enforcement officials work together to keep Marian Days safe

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:08:53 GMT
    The nearly 70,000 people who are attending the 37th annual Marian Days festival in Carthage are not letting a little rain bring down their tents.More >>
    The nearly 70,000 people who are attending the 37th annual Marian Days festival in Carthage are not letting a little rain bring down their tents.More >>
  • Miners Hall Museum works to preserve local history by investing in next generation

    Miners Hall Museum works to preserve local history by investing in next generation

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:06:11 GMT
    The Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is working to preserve local history by investing in the next generation.More >>
    The Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is working to preserve local history by investing in the next generation.More >>
  • Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in $12,000 for Special Olympics

    Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in $12,000 for Special Olympics

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:04:37 GMT
    This year's Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in an estimated $12,000 to benefit Special Olympics.More >>
    This year's Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash draws in an estimated $12,000 to benefit Special Olympics.More >>
  • Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival offers boat races, kids games and conservation lessons

    Annual Shoal Creek Water Festival offers boat races, kids games and conservation lessons

    Saturday, August 9 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-09 20:23:44 GMT
    Four-staters gathered along Shoal Creek in Joplin to visit the educational booths, see the kids' shoe box boat race and partake in the duck race.More >>
    Four-staters gathered along Shoal Creek in Joplin to visit the educational booths, see the kids' shoe box boat race and partake in the duck race.More >>
  • Jasper County family displaced after house fire

    Jasper County family displaced after house fire

    Friday, August 8 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-09 01:53:38 GMT
    Officials with the Carthage Fire Department say they were called shortly after 7 PM to a home on Country Drive 191, just outside of Oronogo. Multiple fire crews from Jasper County reported to the scene.More >>
    Officials with the Carthage Fire Department say they were called shortly after 7 PM to a home on Country Drive 191, just outside of Oronogo. Multiple fire crews from Jasper County reported to the scene. More >>
  • "Into the Storm" hits too close to home for some Four States residents

    "Into the Storm" hits too close to home for some Four States residents

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:44:03 GMT
    "Into the Storm" released in theaters nationwide today and features realistic effects depicting the path of a deadly tornado. Local psychiatrists warn that scenes in the movie could have a negative impact on viewers who have experienced a tornado firsthand.More >>
    "Into the Storm" released in theaters nationwide today and features realistic effects depicting the path of a deadly tornado. Local psychiatrists warn that scenes in the movie could have a negative impact on viewers who have experienced a tornado firsthand.More >>
  • Texas Man Arrested Inside of Sheriff's Vehicle

    Texas Man Arrested Inside of Sheriff's Vehicle

    Friday, August 8 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-08-08 18:39:04 GMT
    Carthage, MO - On 8-8-2014, at approximately 5:30 am, Jasper County Deputies along with Carthage Police Dept. and Joplin Police Dept. , arrested a 17-Year old male for 1st degree Burglary and Tampering with a motor vehicle.While working at the Marion Days celebration in Carthage, Mo., Officers from Joplin and Carthage were alerted to a Jasper County Sheriff's K-9 vehicle when they heard the K-9 barking.The Officers along with a Jasper County Deputy arrested the teenager inside of the Sheriff'...More >>
    Carthage, MO - On 8-8-2014, at approximately 5:30 am, Jasper County Deputies along with Carthage Police Dept. and Joplin Police Dept. , arrested a 17-Year old male for 1st degree Burglary and Tampering with a motor vehicle.While working at the Marion Days celebration in Carthage, Mo., Officers from Joplin and Carthage were alerted to a Jasper County Sheriff's K-9 vehicle when they heard the K-9 barking.The Officers along with a Jasper County Deputy arrested the teenager inside of the Sheriff'...More >>
  • Neosho Transportation Development District Forced to Delay Opening Project Bids

    Neosho Transportation Development District Forced to Delay Opening Project Bids

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:24:36 GMT
    The Neosho Transportation Development District sees another delay in road improvement projects.More >>
    The Neosho Transportation Development District sees another delay in road improvement projects.More >>
  • Southeast Kansas homeowner forced to change address

    Southeast Kansas homeowner forced to change address

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:06:22 GMT
    For the past 15 years Jodi Rae and her family have lived in their home on Harper Road in Parsons, Kansas.More >>
    For the past 15 years Jodi Rae and her family have lived in their home on Harper Road in Parsons, Kansas.More >>
  • Carl Junction church destroyed by fire faces second rebuild after destruction in 2003 tornado

    Carl Junction church destroyed by fire faces second rebuild after destruction in 2003 tornado

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:19:19 GMT
    The United Methodist church in Carl Junction faces rebuilding again. It’s been more than a decade since the same church was hit by a tornado. Now it’s fire. A fire believed to be caused by lightning and the National Weather Service confirms five to six hundred lightning strikes between 3:00 amand 4:00 amthis morning. And that's when crews got the fire call. Church members are saddened because they say new things ...More >>
    The United Methodist church in Carl Junction faces rebuilding again. It’s been more than a decade since the same church was hit by a tornado. Now it’s fire. A fire believed to be caused by lightning and the National Weather Service confirms five to six hundred lightning strikes between 3:00 amand 4:00 amthis morning. And that's when crews got the fire call. Church members are saddened because they say new things ...More >>
  • Joplin Man Charged with Attempting to Entice a Minor for Sex

    Joplin Man Charged with Attempting to Entice a Minor for Sex

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:54:19 GMT
    OFFICIAL REPORT FROM OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with attempting to entice a minor for illicit sexual activity. Erik Leroy Clark, 35, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Clark remains in federal custody pending a detention heari...More >>
    OFFICIAL REPORT FROM OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with attempting to entice a minor for illicit sexual activity. Erik Leroy Clark, 35, of Joplin, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Clark remains in federal custody pending a detention heari...More >>
  • Pittsburg Parks & Rec to Open Burn Site

    Pittsburg Parks & Rec to Open Burn Site

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:48:17 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be opening the burn site this Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon.The burn site is located 1 ½ miles east of Rouse on Quincy Street. This site is for tree limbs and brush; please no household trash, landscape timbers, etc.In the event of inclement weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 620-232-PARK (7275) for the current status of the burn site or possible closing.Contact the Pittsburg Parks Recreation office a...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be opening the burn site this Saturday, August 9th from 8:00am to Noon.The burn site is located 1 ½ miles east of Rouse on Quincy Street. This site is for tree limbs and brush; please no household trash, landscape timbers, etc.In the event of inclement weather, please call our cancellation hotline at 620-232-PARK (7275) for the current status of the burn site or possible closing.Contact the Pittsburg Parks Recreation office a...More >>
  • Issues Continue Over McCune Schools

    Issues Continue Over McCune Schools

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:16:41 GMT
    STATEMENT FROM USD 247 SUPERINTENDENT DR. GLENN FORTMAYER REGARDING MCCUNE SCHOOL BUILDING BEING USED FOR COMMUNITY USECherokee, KS - The USD 247 Board of Education would like to see the former McCune school building in productive use, and being used by the city is a great use. It helps the community, but does not injure the district fiscally or create another district school within USD 247.A recent press release from the City of McCune ignores and does not share the USD 247 Board of Educatio...More >>
    STATEMENT FROM USD 247 SUPERINTENDENT DR. GLENN FORTMAYER REGARDING MCCUNE SCHOOL BUILDING BEING USED FOR COMMUNITY USECherokee, KS - The USD 247 Board of Education would like to see the former McCune school building in productive use, and being used by the city is a great use. It helps the community, but does not injure the district fiscally or create another district school within USD 247.A recent press release from the City of McCune ignores and does not share the USD 247 Board of Educatio...More >>
  • Ambulance Crash Takes Nevada Man's Life

    Ambulance Crash Takes Nevada Man's Life

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:58:03 GMT
    Cass County (MO) - Missouri State Highway Patrol reported at 11:27PM, August 7, 2014, Shelby Brandt of Nevada, MO has passed away. An emergency vehicle driven by Gavin Crocker, 25, slid on wet pavement and traveled of the roadway. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top. The accident occurred on I-49 at mile marker 162.4. The emergency vehicle was heading northbound.Brandt, 65, was being transported to the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Brandt's body was released to Jackson County ...More >>
    Cass County (MO) - Missouri State Highway Patrol reported at 11:27PM, August 7, 2014, Shelby Brandt of Nevada, MO has passed away. An emergency vehicle driven by Gavin Crocker, 25, slid on wet pavement and traveled of the roadway. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top. The accident occurred on I-49 at mile marker 162.4. The emergency vehicle was heading northbound.Brandt, 65, was being transported to the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Brandt's body was released to Jackson County ...More >>
  • Ottawa County Officials Issue Random Jury Summons for Upcoming Trial Tuesday

    Ottawa County Officials Issue Random Jury Summons for Upcoming Trial Tuesday

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:48:37 GMT
    Several Ottawa County residents out running errands at Walmart were greeted with an unexpected surprise yesterday...a summons for jury duty. More >>
    Several Ottawa County residents out running errands at Walmart were greeted with an unexpected surprise yesterday...a summons for jury duty. More >>
  • The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy.

    The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy.

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:35:19 GMT
    The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy. A walkway that was to be enclosed is a capital outlay project that will be put on hold as the Southeast school district deals with a loss of $130 thousand dollars in tax money. All because a resolution to renew a 4 mill levy in 2012 was never published in the paper as req...More >>
    The Southeast School District puts spending on hold, after a petition and clerical error on a tax levy put nearly $430 thousand dollars in jeopardy. A walkway that was to be enclosed is a capital outlay project that will be put on hold as the Southeast school district deals with a loss of $130 thousand dollars in tax money. All because a resolution to renew a 4 mill levy in 2012 was never published in the paper as req...More >>
  • Pittsburg hit-and-run leaves one man injured

    Pittsburg hit-and-run leaves one man injured

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-06 22:06:37 GMT
    On Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 12:22 pm, officers responded to Quincy and Homer for an injury crash involving a moped.More >>
    On Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 12:22 pm, officers responded to Quincy and Homer for an injury crash involving a moped. More >>
  • Two teens arrested in Pittsburg burglary

    Two teens arrested in Pittsburg burglary

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:58:06 GMT
    On Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014, officers responded to Broadway Productions, 216 S. Broadway, for a report of a break-in. The burglary occurred the night before, where numerous smoking devices were stolen.More >>
    On Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014, officers responded to Broadway Productions, 216 S. Broadway, for a report of a break-in. The burglary occurred the night before, where numerous smoking devices were stolen.More >>
  • Fatal Pursuit in Erie

    Fatal Pursuit in Erie

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:49:39 GMT
    Erie, KS - The Kansas Highway Patrol reported last night, August 5, around 8PM a 2008 Chevy Truck failed to yield to Erie Police Department southbound on Pryor Road (mile south of Erie). According to the report, the truck left the roadway to the right and broke through a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and entered the Neosho River where it came to rest on its top.The driver, Timothy Charboneau, did pass away. Next of kin was notified by Erie Chief of Police Dean Cain. Charboneau, 23, w...More >>
    Erie, KS - The Kansas Highway Patrol reported last night, August 5, around 8PM a 2008 Chevy Truck failed to yield to Erie Police Department southbound on Pryor Road (mile south of Erie). According to the report, the truck left the roadway to the right and broke through a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and entered the Neosho River where it came to rest on its top.The driver, Timothy Charboneau, did pass away. Next of kin was notified by Erie Chief of Police Dean Cain. Charboneau, 23, w...More >>
  • Labette Community College hosts educational response training

    Labette Community College hosts educational response training

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-08-06 02:01:22 GMT
    At first glance, it may look like an ordinary summer class. But a closer look will show these police officers, hospital officials and educators are learning something intense; they're learning about survival. More >>
    At first glance, it may look like an ordinary summer class. But a closer look will show these police officers, hospital officials and educators are learning something intense; they're learning about survival. More >>
  • Final clue given in Hidden Cash scavenger hunts in Joplin

    Final clue given in Hidden Cash scavenger hunts in Joplin

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-06 00:19:02 GMT
    The eighth and final clue in the Hidden Cash scavenger hunt in Joplin has now been given. A finale was held at the Gryphon Building tonight with a variety of drawings for gift cards and cash prizes from the six businesses that sponsored the scavenger hunts.More >>
    The eighth and final clue in the Hidden Cash scavenger hunt in Joplin has now been given. A finale was held at the Gryphon Building tonight with a variety of drawings for gift cards and cash prizes from the six businesses that sponsored the scavenger hunts.More >>
  • School District says Cherokee taxpayers overpaid due to Capital Outlay error

    School District says Cherokee taxpayers overpaid due to Capital Outlay error

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-06 00:16:24 GMT
    The U.S.D. 247 Board Office has learned that the Capital Outlay taxes for the 2013-2014 school year were accidentally not certified, and therefore should not have been collected.More >>
    The U.S.D. 247 Board Office has learned that the Capital Outlay taxes for the 2013-2014 school year were accidentally not certified, and therefore should not have been collected. More >>
  • Groundbreaking Held for New Autism Center

    Groundbreaking Held for New Autism Center

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-05 22:32:04 GMT
    A major donation puts construction in motion on the "Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism" in Joplin. Officials turned the dirt on the bigger and better clinic for kids with autism. Kids like Regan Dillard who did some digging too. She's been at the center since its start in 2007. The original autism center was destroyed by the 20-11 tornado. The new one will be twenty-thousand square feet, with movable walls and "mock" rooms to simulate places like stores, and theatres. Regan's dad ...More >>
    A major donation puts construction in motion on the "Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism" in Joplin. Officials turned the dirt on the bigger and better clinic for kids with autism. Kids like Regan Dillard who did some digging too. She's been at the center since its start in 2007. The original autism center was destroyed by the 20-11 tornado. The new one will be twenty-thousand square feet, with movable walls and "mock" rooms to simulate places like stores, and theatres. Regan's dad ...More >>
  • County Clerk Says Voter Turnout Typically Low; Election Could Be Jasper county's Costliest

    County Clerk Says Voter Turnout Typically Low; Election Could Be Jasper county's Costliest

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-05 22:23:41 GMT
    Today's primary election could be the most costly one yet for Jasper County. On this election day Missouri voters are deciding constitutional amendments, judgeships and spending on capitol improvements in Joplin.But no surprise to County Clerk Bonnie Earl, turnout is light. Typically in August the percentage of voters at the polls is about twenty percent. She says voter turnout is on track to top that, possibly reachingtwenty-threepercent. Something Earl calls pathetic. There are no long line...More >>
    Today's primary election could be the most costly one yet for Jasper County. On this election day Missouri voters are deciding constitutional amendments, judgeships and spending on capitol improvements in Joplin.But no surprise to County Clerk Bonnie Earl, turnout is light. Typically in August the percentage of voters at the polls is about twenty percent. She says voter turnout is on track to top that, possibly reachingtwenty-threepercent. Something Earl calls pathetic. There are no long line...More >>
  • Mt. Carmel Foundation Receives Rita J. Bicknell Women's Health Grant

    Mt. Carmel Foundation Receives Rita J. Bicknell Women's Health Grant

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-05 15:20:04 GMT
    PITTSBURG, Kan. (August 3, 2014) –The Mount Carmel Foundation announced that it is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. The grant will benefit the Mount Carmel Foundation’s new initiative called “Confidence and Comfort: Empowering Women After Treatment.”The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund presentation takes place Tuesday, August 5 at 10 a.m. in the Via Christi Cancer Center. Representatives from t...More >>
    PITTSBURG, Kan. (August 3, 2014) –The Mount Carmel Foundation announced that it is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. The grant will benefit the Mount Carmel Foundation’s new initiative called “Confidence and Comfort: Empowering Women After Treatment.”The Rita J. Bicknell Women’s Health Fund presentation takes place Tuesday, August 5 at 10 a.m. in the Via Christi Cancer Center. Representatives from t...More >>
  • Joplin City Council approves four contracts for tornado zone infrastructure work

    Joplin City Council approves four contracts for tornado zone infrastructure work

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:15:42 GMT
    There is approximately $113 million in the second round of US Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for Joplin tornado recovery. Now, a portion of those dollars has been assigned to specific jobs. "This is what the community needs," said Nick Heatherly, Joplin Public Works Director. "This is what we've been working for for several years now is to actually get some of these measured infrastructure repair dollars coming into the community and making the need repairs."The repairs h...More >>
    There is approximately $113 million in the second round of US Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for Joplin tornado recovery. Now, a portion of those dollars has been assigned to specific jobs. "This is what the community needs," said Nick Heatherly, Joplin Public Works Director. "This is what we've been working for for several years now is to actually get some of these measured infrastructure repair dollars coming into the community and making the need repairs."The repairs h...More >>
  • Amendment 5 on Missouri ballot focuses on gun rights in the state

    Amendment 5 on Missouri ballot focuses on gun rights in the state

    Monday, August 4 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-04 23:20:22 GMT
    One of the questions Missouri voters will see on tomorrow's ballot focuses on gun rights in the state. Lawmakers say the measure would declare the right to bear arms inalienable in Missouri and would subject gun-control measures to strict legal scrutiny.More >>
    One of the questions Missouri voters will see on tomorrow's ballot focuses on gun rights in the state. Lawmakers say the measure would declare the right to bear arms inalienable in Missouri and would subject gun-control measures to strict legal scrutiny.More >>
  • JPD Makes Arrests for Vehicle Tampering

    JPD Makes Arrests for Vehicle Tampering

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:00:22 GMT
    Joplin, MO - On Sunday August 3, 2014 officers with the Joplin Police Department arrested two suspects at 101 N. Range Line Road, Joplin, MO for driving a stolen Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Springfield, MO on July 28, 2014. Arrested were Adrian Hudson age 34 of Springfield, MO and Emmanuel Flores age 17 of Springfield, MO. Both suspects were charged with 1st Degree Vehicle Tampering and are currently being held on $15,000.00 surety and $10,000.00 cash bonds.With t...More >>
    Joplin, MO - On Sunday August 3, 2014 officers with the Joplin Police Department arrested two suspects at 101 N. Range Line Road, Joplin, MO for driving a stolen Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Springfield, MO on July 28, 2014. Arrested were Adrian Hudson age 34 of Springfield, MO and Emmanuel Flores age 17 of Springfield, MO. Both suspects were charged with 1st Degree Vehicle Tampering and are currently being held on $15,000.00 surety and $10,000.00 cash bonds.With t...More >>
  • Hallowell Homicide

    Hallowell Homicide

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:57:18 GMT
    Hallowell, KS - A 20 year old is found dead in his Hallowell, Kansas home. According to the Cherokee County found William Stevens dead from an apparent gunshot wound shortly after midnight.....More >>
    Hallowell, KS - A 20 year old is found dead in his Hallowell, Kansas home. According to the Cherokee County found William Stevens dead from an apparent gunshot wound shortly after midnight.....
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  • Cherokee Murder Attempt

    Cherokee Murder Attempt

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:50:16 GMT
    Cherokee, KS - The situation as domestic violence incident between a father (61) and son (23) on the 500 block of East Pine Street. Deputies say the father had fired three shots before they arrived around 12 AM Saturday night. Authorities utilizied a taser on the father, and took him into custody.The father is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail on Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Threat, Interference with a Law Enfor...More >>
    Cherokee, KS - The situation as domestic violence incident between a father (61) and son (23) on the 500 block of East Pine Street. Deputies say the father had fired three shots before they arrived around 12 AM Saturday night. Authorities utilizied a taser on the father, and took him into custody.The father is currently being held in the Crawford County Jail on Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Threat, Interference with a Law Enfor...More >>
  • Vegas Casino Owner Ruffin, Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort Join Forces to Solve SE Kansas Question

    Vegas Casino Owner Ruffin, Tribe's Downstream Casino Resort Join Forces to Solve SE Kansas Question

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-08-04 16:58:55 GMT
    Las Vegas Treasure Island Hotel Casino and Camptown Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin has joined forces with the Downstream Casino Resort to reopen the long-vacant track in Southeast Kansas as a state-owned, privately managed upscale casino, and the partnership says the facility could be ready to open on a fast track if approved by the state Lottery Commission."I have long admired Quapaw Chairman John Berrey and the Tribe for their remarkable success in our region with their Downstream Casino...More >>
    Las Vegas Treasure Island Hotel Casino and Camptown Greyhound Park owner Phil Ruffin has joined forces with the Downstream Casino Resort to reopen the long-vacant track in Southeast Kansas as a state-owned, privately managed upscale casino, and the partnership says the facility could be ready to open on a fast track if approved by the state Lottery Commission."I have long admired Quapaw Chairman John Berrey and the Tribe for their remarkable success in our region with their Downstream Casino...More >>
  • **Update** Retail Sales Tax Renewal on Ballot for Oswego Residents

    **Update** Retail Sales Tax Renewal on Ballot for Oswego Residents

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-04 15:34:34 GMT
    Residents in Oswego, Kansas will be heading to the polls this coming week to cast their vote on a sales tax measure.  The continuance of a one-percent retail sales tax won't be an increase for the city, but some residents question whether the way the tax is phrased on this years ballot will sway some voters opinions.More >>
    Residents in Oswego, Kansas will be heading to the polls this coming week to cast their vote on a sales tax measure.  The continuance of a one-percent retail sales tax won't be an increase for the city, but some residents question whether the way the tax is phrased on this years ballot will sway some voters opinions.
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  • St. Louis Avenue in Joplin to close between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    St. Louis Avenue in Joplin to close between 8th Street and Campbell Parkway

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-03 22:54:05 GMT
    Drivers in Joplin may want to leave some extra time while traveling St. Louis Avenue tomorrow.More >>
    Drivers in Joplin may want to leave some extra time while traveling St. Louis Avenue tomorrow.More >>
  • Shoppers in the Four States take advantage of Sales Tax Free Weekend

    Shoppers in the Four States take advantage of Sales Tax Free Weekend

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-03 22:48:29 GMT
    As the Sales Tax Free Weekend comes to an end in Missouri, many residents in the Four States spent the day out shopping for as many items on their back to school list as possible while the savings were in place.More >>
    As the Sales Tax Free Weekend comes to an end in Missouri, many residents in the Four States spent the day out shopping for as many items on their back to school list as possible while the savings were in place.More >>
  • Woman Pronounced Dead after One Vehicle Crash in McDonald County

    Woman Pronounced Dead after One Vehicle Crash in McDonald County

    Sunday, August 3 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-03 21:29:05 GMT
    A 30 year old woman out of Noel, Missouri is dead after a one vehicle crash in McDonald county. More >>
    A 30 year old woman out of Noel, Missouri is dead after a one vehicle crash in McDonald county. More >>
  • Motorcyclist taken to hospital after colliding with car

    Motorcyclist taken to hospital after colliding with car

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-03 01:31:42 GMT
    The accident happened near the intersection of Highways 166 and 26, near Downstream Casino.More >>
    The accident happened near the intersection of Highways 166 and 26, near Downstream Casino.More >>
  • Granby Police Department collects supplies for school children in need

    Granby Police Department collects supplies for school children in need

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:30:47 GMT
    Some school children in the East Newton R6 School District now have their school supply needs met, thanks to efforts by the Granby Police Department. Granby Police partnered with the East Newton Bright Futures program to collect items such as notebooks, backpacks and pens for area school children in need.More >>
    Some school children in the East Newton R6 School District now have their school supply needs met, thanks to efforts by the Granby Police Department. Granby Police partnered with the East Newton Bright Futures program to collect items such as notebooks, backpacks and pens for area school children in need.More >>
  • Classic car owners and Mother Road fans celebrate Route 66 festival

    Classic car owners and Mother Road fans celebrate Route 66 festival

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:28:51 GMT
    Classic car owners and Mother Road fans paid tribute to the pre-interstate days at today's Route 66 Festival. In a proclamation this morning, the City of Baxter Springs formally changed the town's name to Radiator Springs for the day, in honor of the festival and the area's influence on the "Cars" movie.More >>
    Classic car owners and Mother Road fans paid tribute to the pre-interstate days at today's Route 66 Festival. In a proclamation this morning, the City of Baxter Springs formally changed the town's name to Radiator Springs for the day, in honor of the festival and the area's influence on the "Cars" movie.More >>
  • Big Spring Bluegrass & BBQ Festival draws large crowd in Neosho

    Big Spring Bluegrass & BBQ Festival draws large crowd in Neosho

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:24:24 GMT
    The Big Spring Bluegrass BBQ Festival in Neosho drew in more than 600 people this afternoon to enjoy a day of live music in the park.More >>
    The Big Spring Bluegrass BBQ Festival in Neosho drew in more than 600 people this afternoon to enjoy a day of live music in the park.More >>
  • Man dies after trying to cross Range Line Road

    Man dies after trying to cross Range Line Road

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:48:43 GMT
    Michael Hewitt was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital where he later died.More >>
    Michael Hewitt was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital where he later died.More >>
  • Faculty and staff add final touches to new facility at Crowder College Webb City campus

    Faculty and staff add final touches to new facility at Crowder College Webb City campus

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:09:05 GMT
    Now that construction is complete, faculty members at the Crowder College Webb City campus are making finishing touches to their new classrooms before the fall semester begins.More >>
    Now that construction is complete, faculty members at the Crowder College Webb City campus are making finishing touches to their new classrooms before the fall semester begins.More >>
  • Emancipation Park Day at Ewert Park

    Emancipation Park Day at Ewert Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:43:14 GMT
    Joplin, MO - 2014 Joplin Emancipation Park DaysAugust 1, 2, and 3Friday night -6:00 OpeningBuffalo Soldiers reenactment by authentic SoldierFree horse rides for kidsOld School Jam in the park starting around 8:30Saturday -Car show 10-2$10 entry fee - can register day of eventincludes lunch of hot dog, chips, and drinkJudging at noonfor more info call Jim West at 782-0055 orTeddy Johnson at 437-1228Kids games under the pavillionSunday -Free Swim 1-3hot dogs, chips, drinks, and goody bags for t...More >>
    Joplin, MO - 2014 Joplin Emancipation Park DaysAugust 1, 2, and 3Friday night -6:00 OpeningBuffalo Soldiers reenactment by authentic SoldierFree horse rides for kidsOld School Jam in the park starting around 8:30Saturday -Car show 10-2$10 entry fee - can register day of eventincludes lunch of hot dog, chips, and drinkJudging at noonfor more info call Jim West at 782-0055 orTeddy Johnson at 437-1228Kids games under the pavillionSunday -Free Swim 1-3hot dogs, chips, drinks, and goody bags for t...More >>
  • Pittburg theft leads to search

    Pittburg theft leads to search

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:56:26 GMT
    Pittsburg, KS - On Monday morning, July 28, 2014, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department responded to Home Center Construction, in Pittsburg, regarding the reported theft of a pickup, a trailer and several central air conditioning units. The pickup and trailer, both belonging to Home Center Construction, were used to remove the air conditioning units from the property. Continued follow up investigation into this incident led to two suspects being identified. Clifton Jay...More >>
    Pittsburg, KS - On Monday morning, July 28, 2014, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department responded to Home Center Construction, in Pittsburg, regarding the reported theft of a pickup, a trailer and several central air conditioning units. The pickup and trailer, both belonging to Home Center Construction, were used to remove the air conditioning units from the property. Continued follow up investigation into this incident led to two suspects being identified. Clifton Jay...More >>
  • Vaccination Clinic in Joplin for ages 11 to 26 scheduled for August

    Vaccination Clinic in Joplin for ages 11 to 26 scheduled for August

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:32:05 GMT
    Select vaccines are being made available at scheduled clinics in the month of August.More >>
    Select vaccines are being made available at scheduled clinics in the month of August.
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  • Southeast Kansas couple explain responsibilities of Committeeman and woman

    Southeast Kansas couple explain responsibilities of Committeeman and woman

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:23:29 GMT
    For the past 14 years Rob and Betty Lessen have served as committeeman and woman for the Republican Party in North Arma, KS.More >>
    For the past 14 years Rob and Betty Lessen have served as committeeman and woman for the Republican Party in North Arma, KS.More >>
  • Carthage Church Looks to Change National Guard Policy Stemming from Bible School Incident

    Carthage Church Looks to Change National Guard Policy Stemming from Bible School Incident

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:31:54 GMT
    A local church is questioning a federal policy on what guidelines separate church and military.More >>
    A local church is questioning a federal policy on what guidelines separate church and military.
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  • Joplin city officials hope sewer project improves nearby river quality

    Joplin city officials hope sewer project improves nearby river quality

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:43:09 GMT
    ...the EPA has set an advisory against eating shell fish from Spring River because of a high heavy metal count.More >>
    ...the EPA has set an advisory against eating shell fish from Spring River because of a high heavy metal count.More >>
  • Joplin Parks & Recreation releases survey results

    Joplin Parks & Recreation releases survey results

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:20:39 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Earlier in the year, Joplin Parks and Recreation launched two surveys to ascertain the public’s thoughts of the department’s services. The first survey was a Community Attitude and Interest Survey, and the second survey was for users of Schifferdecker Golf Course. The Community Attitude and Interest Survey ran through May, June and July of 2014. The survey’s objective was to establish priorities for future improvements to our parks and recreation facilities, programs and servic...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Earlier in the year, Joplin Parks and Recreation launched two surveys to ascertain the public’s thoughts of the department’s services. The first survey was a Community Attitude and Interest Survey, and the second survey was for users of Schifferdecker Golf Course. The Community Attitude and Interest Survey ran through May, June and July of 2014. The survey’s objective was to establish priorities for future improvements to our parks and recreation facilities, programs and servic...More >>
  • Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:02:45 GMT
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.More >>
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.
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  • CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:54:20 GMT
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.
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    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.

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  • Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:14:24 GMT
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...More >>
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...More >>
  • **Update*** 2nd of Route 171/43 (Airport Drive, MO) Roundabout to Open Friday

    **Update*** 2nd of Route 171/43 (Airport Drive, MO) Roundabout to Open Friday

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:35:29 GMT
    Airport Drive, MO - Contractor crews expect to OPEN the second lane of the new Route 171/43 roundabout on Thursday, July 31. Today, crews are applying permanent lane striping on the roundabout.Traffic Impacts:Narrowed driving lanes Use caution when traveling through the roundabout Project Background:Build two-lane roundabout at Route 171/Route 43 intersection in Airport Drive Widen Route 171 to five-lanes (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) between Route 43 to just east of F...More >>
    Airport Drive, MO - Contractor crews expect to OPEN the second lane of the new Route 171/43 roundabout on Thursday, July 31. Today, crews are applying permanent lane striping on the roundabout.Traffic Impacts:Narrowed driving lanes Use caution when traveling through the roundabout Project Background:Build two-lane roundabout at Route 171/Route 43 intersection in Airport Drive Widen Route 171 to five-lanes (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) between Route 43 to just east of F...More >>
  • Shots fired evacuates Crawford County neighborhood

    Shots fired evacuates Crawford County neighborhood

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:28:54 GMT
    Crawford County (KS) - On July 29, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an incident at 1180 S. 220 Street. Heidi Thomas, 57 of that address and Jamie Doughty, 31 of St. Louis reported that David Doughty, 32 of 1180 S. 220 Street had fired either a handgun or rifle several times from a room on the second floor of the house while they were downstairs. Jamie Doughty attempted to make contact with David Doughty but he had barricaded himself in on the second floor. Th...More >>
    Crawford County (KS) - On July 29, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an incident at 1180 S. 220 Street. Heidi Thomas, 57 of that address and Jamie Doughty, 31 of St. Louis reported that David Doughty, 32 of 1180 S. 220 Street had fired either a handgun or rifle several times from a room on the second floor of the house while they were downstairs. Jamie Doughty attempted to make contact with David Doughty but he had barricaded himself in on the second floor. Th...More >>
  • McDonald County Deputy Charged

    McDonald County Deputy Charged

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:18:20 GMT
    McDonald County (MO) - Comes now Robert Vaughan, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant, being of lawful age, and first duly sworn on his oath, deposes and states that David C. Roark, hereinafter referred to as a Defendant, on or about Febrary 9,2014, in the County of McDonald, State of Missouri, committed the Class A Misdemeanor of Tampering with Physical Evidence, in violation of section 575.100 RSMo.I personally investigated the crime and know the following facts of my own personal knowl...More >>
    McDonald County (MO) - Comes now Robert Vaughan, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant, being of lawful age, and first duly sworn on his oath, deposes and states that David C. Roark, hereinafter referred to as a Defendant, on or about Febrary 9,2014, in the County of McDonald, State of Missouri, committed the Class A Misdemeanor of Tampering with Physical Evidence, in violation of section 575.100 RSMo.I personally investigated the crime and know the following facts of my own personal knowl...More >>
  • Former POW celebrates 105th birthday in southwest Missouri

    Former POW celebrates 105th birthday in southwest Missouri

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:17:58 GMT
    Floyd McComas is a man who knows a lot about life. "You have good times, you have bad times, but you've got to be determined and roll with the punches," said McComas.More >>
    Floyd McComas is a man who knows a lot about life. "You have good times, you have bad times, but you've got to be determined and roll with the punches," said McComas.More >>
  • Endangered species of fish delays Oklahoma bridge construction

    Endangered species of fish delays Oklahoma bridge construction

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:43:30 GMT
    An endangered species of fish has delayed construction of a bridge just outside of Commerce, Oklahoma. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has ordered a halt in construction until an additional environmental study has been completed.More >>
    An endangered species of fish has delayed construction of a bridge just outside of Commerce, Oklahoma. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has ordered a halt in construction until an additional environmental study has been completed.More >>
  • Residents and city officials react to Walmart's plans for another neighborhood market in Joplin.

    Residents and city officials react to Walmart's plans for another neighborhood market in Joplin.

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:49:52 GMT
    Joplin could get another Walmart neighborhood market. The company is requesting a rezoning of property on Joplin's southwest side at 24th and Maiden Lane.More >>
    Joplin could get another Walmart neighborhood market. The company is requesting a rezoning of property on Joplin's southwest side at 24th and Maiden Lane. More >>
  • Fort Scott Community College looks for new president

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:38:42 GMT
    A "no confidence" vote was taken at FSCC less than a week ago.More >>
    A "no confidence" vote was taken at FSCC less than a week ago.More >>
  • Train hits Vehicle

    Train hits Vehicle

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:15:36 GMT
    Neodesha, KS - A vehicle attempted to cross the track, and was struck by an on-coming train. The hit occurred at Bethel Pratt Rd. in rurual Neodedsha. The driver of the vehicle was lifeflighted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.More >>
    Neodesha, KS - A vehicle attempted to cross the track, and was struck by an on-coming train. The hit occurred at Bethel Pratt Rd. in rurual Neodedsha. The driver of the vehicle was lifeflighted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.More >>
  • Early morning fire in Carl Junction

    Early morning fire in Carl Junction

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:42:18 GMT
    Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss.More >>
    Carl Junction Fire Dept. worked a structure fire around 3:30 am this morning at 107 Kelly Lane. One person was at the home at the time of the fire. They were able to escape the home safely. The fire started in the garage or attic and the fire marshal is investigating. The house is a total loss.More >>
  • CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

    CVR Refining State Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:38:27 GMT
    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic...More >>
    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (July 29, 2014) – CVR Refining confirms that at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 29, 2014, a fire was reported at the Coffeyville refinery’s isomerization unit.The fire was extinguished at approximately 1:18 a.m.A shutdown of the refinery was conducted. Four employees were injured and have been transported to the hospital. Identities of the four employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indic...More >>
  • Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

    Northpark Mall and BLUE JEANS GO GREEN " Lose Your Blues Recycling Drive

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:30:44 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim ...More >>
    Joplin, MO - Northpark Mall and Blue Jeans Go Green™ Invite you to Lose Your BluesDenim Recycling Drive Benefits Communities in Need from July 28-August 31 Northpark Mall, in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, invites you to Lose Your Blues by contributing your old blue jeans and any other denim apparel items to the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program. From July 28 through August 31, simply drop off your denim for recycling in the designated receptacle in the Food Court. Denim ...More >>
  • Joplin High School to celebrate opening with record-long ribbon

    Joplin High School to celebrate opening with record-long ribbon

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:42:47 GMT

    The doors to the new Joplin High School will open for students on August 25, making the once far away finish line for the rebuilding work very close.
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    The doors to the new Joplin High School will open for students on August 25, making the once far away finish line for the rebuilding work very close.
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  • Local food pantries struggle to meet increased demands

    Local food pantries struggle to meet increased demands

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:58:48 GMT
    With the ending of free summer lunch programs, local food pantries are seeing an increase in demand.More >>
    With the ending of free summer lunch programs, local food pantries are seeing an increase in demand.More >>
  • Man and his rescued dog stop in Joplin along cross-country trip

    Man and his rescued dog stop in Joplin along cross-country trip

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:34:38 GMT
    Missouri is the 24th state he's crossed.More >>
    Missouri is the 24th state he's crossed.More >>
  • Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage

    Carthage School District dealing with substitute teacher shortage

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:26:17 GMT
    According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year.More >>
    According to the assistant superintendent, substitute teachers were used about 4,200 days district-wide the last school year.More >>
  • Postal Railcar Moves to Redings Mill to Become Ice Cream Shop

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:05:55 GMT
    From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town.More >>
    From mining,to ice cream....Redings mill has a lot of history within its village.  Today a new piece of history made its way into the town.More >>
  • MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

    MSSU Choral Society performs summer patriotic concert

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:26:29 GMT
    Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert. More >>
    Webb City, Missouri hosts a red, white and blue clad choir for an annual patriot summer concert. More >>
  • Galena mayor regrets hasty decision on landfill

    Galena mayor regrets hasty decision on landfill

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:26:37 GMT
    Cherokee County residents concerned about a proposed landfill hold another public meeting. Around 500 people turned out tonight to Riverton High School. The audience was encouraged to sign two petitions.More >>
    Cherokee County residents concerned about a proposed landfill hold another public meeting. Around 500 people turned out tonight to Riverton High School. The audience was encouraged to sign two petitions.More >>
  • Galena city council emergency meeting

    Galena city council emergency meeting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:24 GMT
    An emergency meeting is underway right now at the Galena city hall concerning a landfill and possible open meetings violations.the city council is coming together to discuss rescending their decision to move forward with a landfill until residents can have more input.the council will also make a statement regarding alleged open meetings violations.Residents near the proposed site have complained the plans for the landfill came without public discussion and didn't follow the law.KOAM will brin...More >>
    An emergency meeting is underway right now at the Galena city hall concerning a landfill and possible open meetings violations.the city council is coming together to discuss rescending their decision to move forward with a landfill until residents can have more input.the council will also make a statement regarding alleged open meetings violations.Residents near the proposed site have complained the plans for the landfill came without public discussion and didn't follow the law.KOAM will brin...More >>
  • Southeast Kansas Students Get a Chance to Fly in Gliders

    Southeast Kansas Students Get a Chance to Fly in Gliders

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:01:01 GMT
    Nine southeast Kansas students learn about aviation in a unique way. The students got to go for a flight in a non-powered glider at "Sunflower Aerodrome Gliderport" near Hutchinson, Kansas. The site was once a naval air station that conducted military training operations during World War Two. Students experienced being pulled into the air by a tow-plane. And learned how heat rising from the earth's surface creates pockets of warm air called "thermals" that help generate lift. For many, it w...More >>
    Nine southeast Kansas students learn about aviation in a unique way. The students got to go for a flight in a non-powered glider at "Sunflower Aerodrome Gliderport" near Hutchinson, Kansas. The site was once a naval air station that conducted military training operations during World War Two. Students experienced being pulled into the air by a tow-plane. And learned how heat rising from the earth's surface creates pockets of warm air called "thermals" that help generate lift. For many, it w...More >>
  • MSSU defensive coordinator is bound for Kansas City Chiefs training camp

    MSSU defensive coordinator is bound for Kansas City Chiefs training camp

    Sunday, July 13 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-13 23:34:18 GMT
    MSSU football assistant coach Rashad Watson was chosen to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. More >>
    MSSU football assistant coach Rashad Watson was chosen to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship. More >>
  • Four State Woman and Her Mother Aid Grieving Families

    Four State Woman and Her Mother Aid Grieving Families

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:42 GMT
    They start with donated wedding dresses. More >>
    They start with donated wedding dresses. More >>
  • Columbus rodeo provides opportunity to turn sport into cash

    Columbus rodeo provides opportunity to turn sport into cash

    Sunday, July 13 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-13 19:54:14 GMT
    Students do many different things to earn money for college and this weekend's American Cowboys Rodeo Association sanctioned event in Columbus, KS is an opportunity to turn sport into cash.More >>
    Students do many different things to earn money for college and this weekend's American Cowboys Rodeo Association sanctioned event in Columbus, KS is an opportunity to turn sport into cash.More >>
  • Aerial and road enthusiasts gather in Southeast Kansas

    Aerial and road enthusiasts gather in Southeast Kansas

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-12 22:41:39 GMT
    The area's first fly-in, drive-in event was held at the Oswego Municipal Airport. More >>
    The area's first fly-in, drive-in event was held at the Oswego Municipal Airport. More >>
  • Car Lovers Celebrate Mustang's 50th Anniversary in Joplin

    Car Lovers Celebrate Mustang's 50th Anniversary in Joplin

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:42 GMT
    Organizers say it's a unique opportunity for car lovers to get together and have a good time.More >>
    Organizers say it's a unique opportunity for car lovers to get together and have a good time.More >>
  • After 3 years, moving day arrives for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School

    After 3 years, moving day arrives for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-12 22:26:49 GMT
    After three long years, moving day has arrived for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School. More than 100 volunteers showed up this morning to assist in unloading trucks and helping the school get settled in its new location off 32nd street in Joplin.More >>
    After three long years, moving day has arrived for St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School. More than 100 volunteers showed up this morning to assist in unloading trucks and helping the school get settled in its new location off 32nd street in Joplin.More >>
  • Pittsburg Hosts "TRYathlon"

    Pittsburg Hosts "TRYathlon"

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:42 GMT
    36 participants each swim 100 yards, bike four miles, and run one mile. More >>
    36 participants each swim 100 yards, bike four miles, and run one mile. More >>
  • Carver Day Celebration in Diamond, MO

    Carver Day Celebration in Diamond, MO

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:40 GMT
    Hundreds of people gather at the park for the festivities each year.More >>
    Hundreds of people gather at the park for the festivities each year.More >>
  • 4-H and FFA members gear up for market sales in hopes of raising college tuition money

    4-H and FFA members gear up for market sales in hopes of raising college tuition money

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:08:34 GMT
    Some 4-H and FFA members are gearing up for market sales at the Newton County Fair tomorrow. Many kids start showing animals at a young age in hopes of saving up enough money for college tuition or other expenses.More >>
    Some 4-H and FFA members are gearing up for market sales at the Newton County Fair tomorrow. Many kids start showing animals at a young age in hopes of saving up enough money for college tuition or other expenses.More >>
  • Kansas Water Vision Team makes a stop in Fort Scott

    Kansas Water Vision Team makes a stop in Fort Scott

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:07:49 GMT
    The Kansas Water Office and Department of Agriculture's Water Vision Team, released the preliminary discussion draft in Southeast Kansas on Friday.More >>
    The Kansas Water Office and Department of Agriculture's Water Vision Team, released the preliminary discussion draft in Southeast Kansas on Friday.More >>
  • Several local daycares experiencing unexpected difficulty in getting new storm shelters

    Several local daycares experiencing unexpected difficulty in getting new storm shelters

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:29:36 GMT
    "Joplin saw an incredible amount of support come through.  But we've also seen and read stories about some of that money is still being held.  We can't seem to find out where," says one daycare provider.More >>
    "Joplin saw an incredible amount of support come through.  But we've also seen and read stories about some of that money is still being held.  We can't seem to find out where," says one daycare provider.More >>
  • Second football art piece vandalized in downtown Pittsburg

    Second football art piece vandalized in downtown Pittsburg

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:12:58 GMT
    For the second time this week, a football art piece in downtown Pittsburg has been vandalized.The large fiberglass football had been decorated by Carl Junction Middle School art students, with 3D butterflies glued on, but someone has torn off the butterflies.More >>
    For the second time this week, a football art piece in downtown Pittsburg has been vandalized.The large fiberglass football had been decorated by Carl Junction Middle School art students, with 3D butterflies glued on, but someone has torn off the butterflies.More >>
  • Fairland Cracking Down on Clean-up Laws

    Fairland Cracking Down on Clean-up Laws

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:39 GMT
    Mayor Mark Goode says some of the properties are health hazards to the community.  More >>
    Mayor Mark Goode says some of the properties are health hazards to the community.  More >>
  • Burglary Arrests in Joplin, MO.

    Burglary Arrests in Joplin, MO.

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:51:21 GMT
    Austin WebbAustin Webb
     Joplin Police have arrested two subjects in a string of recent burglaries.
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     Joplin Police have arrested two subjects in a string of recent burglaries.

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  • KGCS to cover master developer presentation

    KGCS to cover master developer presentation

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:43:40 GMT
    Graduation DayGraduation Day
    Missouri Southern's KGCS-TV will provide live and recorded coverage of next week's presentation by master developer Wallace Bajjali to the Joplin City Council. More >>
    Missouri Southern's KGCS-TV will provide live and recorded coverage of next week's presentation by master developer Wallace Bajjali to the Joplin City Council.  More >>
  • A Joplin couple contends the house they received from Habitat for Humanity has landscaping problems causing leaks and cracks to the foundation.

    A Joplin couple contends the house they received from Habitat for Humanity has landscaping problems causing leaks and cracks to the foundation.

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:29:42 GMT
    A Joplin man says he and his wife were ecstatic when they moved into their "Habitat for Humanity" built home last year. Less than a year later, they're dealing with cracks from top to bottom.More >>
    A Joplin man says he and his wife were ecstatic when they moved into their "Habitat for Humanity" built home last year. Less than a year later, they're dealing with cracks from top to bottom. More >>
  • Technology Upgrade Coming for Pittsburg PD

    Technology Upgrade Coming for Pittsburg PD

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:39 GMT
    The department currently uses a system implemented in 1999. More >>
    The department currently uses a system implemented in 1999. More >>
  • Joplin's finance director expects only minor recommendations from possible state audit

    Joplin's finance director expects only minor recommendations from possible state audit

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:26:11 GMT
    The question sealing the need for this possible audit of the city is how well do you trust city officials?More >>
    The question sealing the need for this possible audit of the city is how well do you trust city officials?More >>
  • Former Webb City teacher accused of having sexual relationship with a student to stand trial

    Former Webb City teacher accused of having sexual relationship with a student to stand trial

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:58:38 GMT
    Carrie Njoroge appeared in Jasper County court Thursday, waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.
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    Carrie Njoroge appeared in Jasper County court Thursday, waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.

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  • Pittsburg's Sin Tax Policy Changes

    Pittsburg's Sin Tax Policy Changes

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:16:19 GMT
    A Pittsburg liquor tax could soon benefit more drug and treatment programs across the city.More >>
    A Pittsburg liquor tax could soon benefit more drug and treatment programs across the city.More >>
  • SEK ham radio club members hold monthly meeting to make global connections

    SEK ham radio club members hold monthly meeting to make global connections

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-10 00:29:29 GMT
    "Some of the things I remember most are talking to Europe and France and England. I've talked to France and England quite a bit."Talking, but Pittsburg resident Joe Porter does not mean in the traditional sense. He is an amateur, or ham, radio operator. He exchanges messages through the airwaves with basic equipment, a lot of which is made by hand. ...More >>
    "Some of the things I remember most are talking to Europe and France and England. I've talked to France and England quite a bit."Talking, but Pittsburg resident Joe Porter does not mean in the traditional sense. He is an amateur, or ham, radio operator. He exchanges messages through the airwaves with basic equipment, a lot of which is made by hand. ...More >>
  • Tornado victims who need help with their credit rating can get help from local Catholic Charities chapter

    Tornado victims who need help with their credit rating can get help from local Catholic Charities chapter

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:54:47 GMT
    Rebuilding or surviving after the Joplin tornado cost some more than money. It cost some their credit rating. But Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has a new program to help.More >>
    Rebuilding or surviving after the Joplin tornado cost some more than money. It cost some their credit rating. But Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri has a new program to help.More >>
  • Joplin property owner says she's being forced to clean up someone else's trash

    Joplin property owner says she's being forced to clean up someone else's trash

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:46:38 GMT
    "Look at the size of it.  They had to have had a truck," says the property owner.More >>
    "Look at the size of it.  They had to have had a truck," says the property owner.More >>
  • Coffeyville Police Investigate Shooting

    Coffeyville Police Investigate Shooting

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:23:05 GMT
    On July 8th, 2014, at approximately 10:30 pm the Coffeyville Police Department responded to the area of 1st and Grant Street to investigate a shooting.
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    On July 8th, 2014, at approximately 10:30 pm the Coffeyville Police Department responded to the area of 1st and Grant Street to investigate a shooting.

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  • Boil Order Issued For City of McCune

    Boil Order Issued For City of McCune

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:26:34 GMT
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of McCune public water system, located in Crawford County in McCune, Kansas.More >>
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of McCune public water system, located in Crawford County in McCune, Kansas. More >>
  • Joplin officials meet with the city's master developer to discuss pending projects

    Joplin officials meet with the city's master developer to discuss pending projects

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:12:56 GMT
    At Tuesday's JRC meeting, Raymond Braswell said the firm still plans to purchase the property at 1301 Virginia from the JRC to host a new post office. More >>
    At Tuesday's JRC meeting, Raymond Braswell said the firm still plans to purchase the property at 1301 Virginia from the JRC to host a new post office. More >>
  • Most rigorous phase of construction at Airport Drive roundabout begins next week

    Most rigorous phase of construction at Airport Drive roundabout begins next week

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:03:22 GMT
    Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say crews are gearing up for the most rigorous phase of construction at the Airport Drive roundabout.More >>
    Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say crews are gearing up for the most rigorous phase of construction at the Airport Drive roundabout.More >>
  • Charges dropped in 2012 Carthage murder

    Charges dropped in 2012 Carthage murder

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:09:11 GMT
    Prosecutors have dropped a second-degree murder charge in the death of a Carthage man who was killed with a machete. The charge against 47-year-old Juan Mendoza was dropped Monday and he was released from the Jasper County jail, where he had been held since May 2012.More >>
    Prosecutors have dropped a second-degree murder charge in the death of a Carthage man who was killed with a machete. The charge against 47-year-old Juan Mendoza was dropped Monday and he was released from the Jasper County jail, where he had been held since May 2012.More >>
  • Pittsburg house fire ruled arson

    Pittsburg house fire ruled arson

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:53:10 GMT
    Pittsburg Police have ruled Tuesday's fire as arson. Authorities say a domestic disturbance occurred minutes before a fire was intentionally set inside the residence.
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    Pittsburg Police have ruled Tuesday's fire as arson. Authorities say a domestic disturbance occurred minutes before a fire was intentionally set inside the residence.

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  • BF Goodrich Plant Demolition Underway, Resident Questions Safety

    BF Goodrich Plant Demolition Underway, Resident Questions Safety

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:53:10 GMT
    The BF Goodrich plant in Miama, Oklahoma is finally coming down after closing back in 1986. Demolition work is underway, but with a history of hazardous chemicals at the site, it's bringing worry for a neighbor.More >>
    The BF Goodrich plant in Miama, Oklahoma is finally coming down after closing back in 1986. Demolition work is underway, but with a history of hazardous chemicals at the site, it's bringing worry for a neighbor.More >>
  • Two local health departments offering free measles vaccines

    Two local health departments offering free measles vaccines

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:35:17 GMT
    The two departments say there have been no confirmed cases of measles in the area, but there has been an increased number of cases state-wide and across the nation.More >>
    The two departments say there have been no confirmed cases of measles in the area, but there has been an increased number of cases state-wide and across the nation.More >>
  • Two SW MO emergency dispatch centers one step closer to consolidating

    Two SW MO emergency dispatch centers one step closer to consolidating

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:29:51 GMT
    Workers at the Jasper County Emergency center say they'll soon better communicate with JPD dispatchers.More >>
    Workers at the Jasper County Emergency center say they'll soon better communicate with JPD dispatchers.More >>
  • Fatal crash in Joplin, MO

    Fatal crash in Joplin, MO

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:12:12 GMT
    The driver of the motorcycle, Aaron Kilby 24 of Webb City, was transported from the scene to Freeman West hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
    More >>
    The driver of the motorcycle, Aaron Kilby 24 of Webb City, was transported from the scene to Freeman West hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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  • Measles vaccine to be offered to Newton County residents.

    Measles vaccine to be offered to Newton County residents.

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:02:01 GMT
     Due to an increasing number of Measles cases in Missouri, Newton County Health Department is offering the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine to residents.
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     Due to an increasing number of Measles cases in Missouri, Newton County Health Department is offering the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine to residents.

    More >>
  • Pittsburg PD searching for vandal or vandals of SEK Art Fest Football

    Pittsburg PD searching for vandal or vandals of SEK Art Fest Football

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-08 03:28:59 GMT
    Leslie Harris says she spent countless hours on her large fiberglass football, now the art piece will be shipped off for repairs.More >>
    Leslie Harris says she spent countless hours on her large fiberglass football, now the art piece will be shipped off for repairs.More >>
  • Southeast Kansas medical experts discuss shortage of dentists in state

    Southeast Kansas medical experts discuss shortage of dentists in state

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-07-08 02:16:12 GMT
    According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the majority of the counties in Kansas lack dental providers. More >>
    According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the majority of the counties in Kansas lack dental providers. More >>
  • Joplin Man to Address Council About Zone Regulations

    Joplin Man to Address Council About Zone Regulations

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:38 GMT
    he says zoned residential property within city limits is being used for operating a commercial business. More >>
    he says zoned residential property within city limits is being used for operating a commercial business. More >>
  • SEK Citizens React to Possible Casino

    SEK Citizens React to Possible Casino

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:37 GMT
    Area residents say it's time for a change.More >>
    Area residents say it's time for a change.More >>
  • Joplin Church Raising Money for Tornado Victims

    Joplin Church Raising Money for Tornado Victims

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:37 GMT
    Previous sales have supported relief efforts in Joplin and Moore, Oklahoma. More >>
    Previous sales have supported relief efforts in Joplin and Moore, Oklahoma. More >>
  • Historical Museum Holds Fundraiser

    Historical Museum Holds Fundraiser

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:36 GMT
    Fourteen local bands are performing outside of the museum to help raise money. More >>
    Fourteen local bands are performing outside of the museum to help raise money. More >>
  • Celebrating our Freedom in Seneca

    Celebrating our Freedom in Seneca

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:36 GMT
    Hundreds of people are enjoying the festival and fun this weekend.More >>
    Hundreds of people are enjoying the festival and fun this weekend.More >>
  • Fireworks Sales Booming in the Four States

    Fireworks Sales Booming in the Four States

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:35 GMT
    Unlike last year, the weather is helping sell more fireworks.More >>
    Unlike last year, the weather is helping sell more fireworks.More >>
  • Project in Joplin Aims to Reduce Flooding

    Project in Joplin Aims to Reduce Flooding

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:34 GMT
    The project is one of three aimed at cutting down flooding in that area. More >>
    The project is one of three aimed at cutting down flooding in that area. More >>
  • First Baptist Church of Carthage Holds Freedom Rally

    First Baptist Church of Carthage Holds Freedom Rally

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:34 GMT
    This year the church featured a documentary called "Photos in the Wind."More >>
    This year the church featured a documentary called "Photos in the Wind."More >>
  • Leadership Miami Repairs Home in Quapaw

    Leadership Miami Repairs Home in Quapaw

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:33 GMT
    The group used donated items for the project.More >>
    The group used donated items for the project.More >>
  • Four State Soccer Fans Skip Work for World Cup

    Four State Soccer Fans Skip Work for World Cup

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:33 GMT
    A number of people we spoke with say they called in to work for the big game. More >>
    A number of people we spoke with say they called in to work for the big game. More >>
  • Summer Camp in Miami Gives Kids an Opportunity to Stay Active This Summer

    Summer Camp in Miami Gives Kids an Opportunity to Stay Active This Summer

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:33 GMT
    Organizers say the program keeps kids entertained -- and out of trouble.More >>
    Organizers say the program keeps kids entertained -- and out of trouble.More >>
  • Freeman Advantage Hosts Annual Picnic

    Freeman Advantage Hosts Annual Picnic

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:30:22 GMT
    About 150 members showed up for today's event. More >>
    About 150 members showed up for today's event. More >>
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