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  • Drowning on Shoal Creek

    Drowning on Shoal Creek

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:44:49 GMT

    Breaking news!  Emergency officials in Joplin were working a possible drowning on Shoal creeks near 1412 Glendale. 

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    Breaking news!  Emergency officials in Joplin were working a possible drowning on Shoal creeks near 1412 Glendale. 

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  • JPD Searches for Robbery Suspects: One Located

    JPD Searches for Robbery Suspects: One Located

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-06-24 04:10:09 GMT

    Joplin police are searching for suspects in two separate robberies Saturday.  

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    Joplin police are searching for suspects in two separate robberies Saturday.  

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  • Pittsburg Says Casino Money Is Helping in Multiple Ways

    Pittsburg Says Casino Money Is Helping in Multiple Ways

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-06-22 23:28:02 GMT

    The city of Pittsburg has published its 5 year financial forecast, and it appears things are looking up. According to that forecast, the Kansas Crossing Casino deserves a good deal of credit. 

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    The city of Pittsburg has published its 5 year financial forecast, and it appears things are looking up. According to that forecast, the Kansas Crossing Casino deserves a good deal of credit. 

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  • Developers Wanted to Help Fill Housing Demands in Pittsburg

    Developers Wanted to Help Fill Housing Demands in Pittsburg

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:05 GMT

    Pittsburg city officials say significant economic growth has led to a high demand for housing options and they're looking for developers to help fill the need. Potential buyers can't seem to find what they need to make a house in Pittsburg their home. 

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    Pittsburg city officials say significant economic growth has led to a high demand for housing options and they're looking for developers to help fill the need. Potential buyers can't seem to find what they need to make a house in Pittsburg their home. 

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  • MSSU Cuts 13 Positions, 6 Programs as a Result of Funding Cuts

    MSSU Cuts 13 Positions, 6 Programs as a Result of Funding Cuts

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:03 GMT

    Missouri Southern officials look to make room in the budget, cutting several positions and programs. Along with the cuts they've already seen, proposed cuts for next year’s budget make up about 10 percent of the University's total budget. 

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    Missouri Southern officials look to make room in the budget, cutting several positions and programs. Along with the cuts they've already seen, proposed cuts for next year’s budget make up about 10 percent of the University's total budget. 

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  • MGE Replacing 25 Miles of Gas Main in Carthage

    MGE Replacing 25 Miles of Gas Main in Carthage

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:03 GMT

    Over the next few years Missouri Gas Energy will replace more than half of the service lines in the city. Phase 1 is underway and crews were out earlier today digging up parts of the street. 

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    Over the next few years Missouri Gas Energy will replace more than half of the service lines in the city. Phase 1 is underway and crews were out earlier today digging up parts of the street. 

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  • Offroad Park Provides Somewhat Safer Alternative to Riding in Chat Piles

    Offroad Park Provides Somewhat Safer Alternative to Riding in Chat Piles

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:02 GMT

    Chat piles are a common site in the Four States, a result of mining in the 20th century. Before they were shut down by the EPA for remediation, four wheelers rode through the chat piles off of Schifferdecker Road in Joplin. A local business provides a somewhat safer alternative. 

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    Chat piles are a common site in the Four States, a result of mining in the 20th century. Before they were shut down by the EPA for remediation, four wheelers rode through the chat piles off of Schifferdecker Road in Joplin. A local business provides a somewhat safer alternative. 

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  • Support Group Raises Awareness on Limb Loss

    Support Group Raises Awareness on Limb Loss

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:01 GMT

    A local amputee support group looks to spread awareness and education, while helping each other cope with the loss. 

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    A local amputee support group looks to spread awareness and education, while helping each other cope with the loss. 

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  • Father Claims School District is Discriminating Against Son, District Disagrees

    Father Claims School District is Discriminating Against Son, District Disagrees

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:01 GMT

    A father in Bronaugh, Missouri claims the school district is getting in the way of his son's education. District officials say that's simply not true. 

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    A father in Bronaugh, Missouri claims the school district is getting in the way of his son's education. District officials say that's simply not true. 

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  • Former JHS Student Files a Lawsuit in an Alleged Rape Case

    Former JHS Student Files a Lawsuit in an Alleged Rape Case

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:09:00 GMT

    A former Joplin High School student files a lawsuit against the school district, claiming she was raped in a school stairwell.

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    A former Joplin High School student files a lawsuit against the school district, claiming she was raped in a school stairwell.

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  • Fundraiser to Help At Risk Children

    Fundraiser to Help At Risk Children

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:59 GMT

    A Pitt State senior helps better serve at risk children. Megan Peabody is creating an activity library collecting things like games, coloring books and movies for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Crawford County. 

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    A Pitt State senior helps better serve at risk children. Megan Peabody is creating an activity library collecting things like games, coloring books and movies for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Crawford County. 

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  • Vernon County to Adopt Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

    Vernon County to Adopt Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:59 GMT

    More prescription opioids are sold in Missouri than any other Midwestern state. It's also the only state without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Legislation passed in January gave counties the ability to set up the programs and Vernon County is the first in our area take advantage of it. 

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    More prescription opioids are sold in Missouri than any other Midwestern state. It's also the only state without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Legislation passed in January gave counties the ability to set up the programs and Vernon County is the first in our area take advantage of it. 

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  • MSSU Dance Team Cut, Result of Tight Budget

    MSSU Dance Team Cut, Result of Tight Budget

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:58 GMT

    Decreases in state funding are taking a toll on Missouri Southern's budget. As a result, cuts have been made. One of those cuts, the school's competitive dance team. 

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    Decreases in state funding are taking a toll on Missouri Southern's budget. As a result, cuts have been made. One of those cuts, the school's competitive dance team. 

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  • Special Needs Class Gets the Chance at Prom

    Special Needs Class Gets the Chance at Prom

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:58 GMT

    A local Pittsburg family wanted to give their daughter a sweet 16 party she'd never forget. She has special needs and the party was an opportunity for her entire class to have a chance to dress up and have a good time together. 

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    A local Pittsburg family wanted to give their daughter a sweet 16 party she'd never forget. She has special needs and the party was an opportunity for her entire class to have a chance to dress up and have a good time together. 

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  • Craft Show Held in Pittsburg, Will Benefit Local Non-Profits

    Craft Show Held in Pittsburg, Will Benefit Local Non-Profits

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:57 GMT

    Craft shows that were held at the Meadowbrook Mall were discontinued several years ago and community members worked to bring one back this year, holding the first Coal Camp Creations craft show this weekend. 22 vendors from all over the region line the mall selling handmade jewelry, candles, quilts and food. 

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    Craft shows that were held at the Meadowbrook Mall were discontinued several years ago and community members worked to bring one back this year, holding the first Coal Camp Creations craft show this weekend. 22 vendors from all over the region line the mall selling handmade jewelry, candles, quilts and food. 

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  • SEK Woman Accused of Embezzling $5 Million

    SEK Woman Accused of Embezzling $5 Million

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:55 GMT

    A federal indictment names a Southeast Kansas woman, accusing her of embezzling more than $5 million. Nita Rae Nirschl of Parsons allegedly embezzled money from the Parsons Pittsburg Credit Union over a 4 year time span.

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    A federal indictment names a Southeast Kansas woman, accusing her of embezzling more than $5 million. Nita Rae Nirschl of Parsons allegedly embezzled money from the Parsons Pittsburg Credit Union over a 4 year time span.

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  • Knowing When to Choose the ER or Urgent Care

    Knowing When to Choose the ER or Urgent Care

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:55 GMT

    Medical emergencies can cause panic, making it difficult to determine where to go for treatment. Freeman officials help break down the options so that community members can get the best care in an emergency.

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    Medical emergencies can cause panic, making it difficult to determine where to go for treatment. Freeman officials help break down the options so that community members can get the best care in an emergency.

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  • Miami School District to Lose Significant Amount of State Funding

    Miami School District to Lose Significant Amount of State Funding

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:54 GMT

    The Miami, Oklahoma School District is facing significant cuts in state funding over the next few years, something the superintendent says the district relies heavily on. The reason they're seeing the cuts could have to do with the economic climate of the surrounding area. 

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    The Miami, Oklahoma School District is facing significant cuts in state funding over the next few years, something the superintendent says the district relies heavily on. The reason they're seeing the cuts could have to do with the economic climate of the surrounding area. 

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  • Preparing Home Insurance for Severe Weather Season

    Preparing Home Insurance for Severe Weather Season

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:53 GMT

    Storms are always a good reminder to have a plan in place and not just for what to do during severe weather. We are reminded to have a storm kit and know where to go for tornadoes but we also need to think about preparing for the aftermath of a bad storm.

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    Storms are always a good reminder to have a plan in place and not just for what to do during severe weather. We are reminded to have a storm kit and know where to go for tornadoes but we also need to think about preparing for the aftermath of a bad storm.

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  • Local Newspapers to Reduce Print Days

    Local Newspapers to Reduce Print Days

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:53 GMT

    4 local papers all owned by GateHouse Media will soon cut the number of days they print issues. 

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    4 local papers all owned by GateHouse Media will soon cut the number of days they print issues. 

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  • Ottawa Co. Sheriff Brings Back Tribal Deputation Agreement

    Ottawa Co. Sheriff Brings Back Tribal Deputation Agreement

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:52 GMT

    Law enforcement in Ottawa County will be able to work as a team after commissioners approved a cross deputation agreement at their meeting this week.

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    Law enforcement in Ottawa County will be able to work as a team after commissioners approved a cross deputation agreement at their meeting this week.

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  • What to do with kids during spring break...

    What to do with kids during spring break...

    Saturday, March 18 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-03-19 01:44:58 GMT

     The "peep passport" takes kids to different destinations and can be a great option to entertain children during spring break. 

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     The "peep passport" takes kids to different destinations and can be a great option to entertain children during spring break. 

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  • MSSU Tuition to Increase

    MSSU Tuition to Increase

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:52 GMT

    State funding cuts in Missouri are having a big impact on Missouri Southern's budget and now, students will have to pay a little more to make up for some of those cuts. 

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    State funding cuts in Missouri are having a big impact on Missouri Southern's budget and now, students will have to pay a little more to make up for some of those cuts. 

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  • Oswego School Donating Hay to Western Kansas

    Oswego School Donating Hay to Western Kansas

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:50 GMT

    More than 700,000 acres of land have been burned in western Kansas in the largest single fire in the state's history. Residents have lost a considerable amount of their resources and donations from all over the country have started pouring in. In Oswego, Service Valley Charter Academy started a hay drive to help give back. 

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    More than 700,000 acres of land have been burned in western Kansas in the largest single fire in the state's history. Residents have lost a considerable amount of their resources and donations from all over the country have started pouring in. In Oswego, Service Valley Charter Academy started a hay drive to help give back. 

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  • Construction to Begin This Week on Highway 69 Expansion

    Construction to Begin This Week on Highway 69 Expansion

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:49 GMT

    Today marks the official start of the latest highway 69 expansion project. It's something local legislators have been working on for years. The $20 million project will turn six miles of the highway into a 4 lane road, starting south of Fort Scott and ending at the Crawford County line.

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    Today marks the official start of the latest highway 69 expansion project. It's something local legislators have been working on for years. The $20 million project will turn six miles of the highway into a 4 lane road, starting south of Fort Scott and ending at the Crawford County line.

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  • Winter Weather Impacting Gardening

    Winter Weather Impacting Gardening

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:48 GMT

    Spring is only 8 days away but this week, it may not feel that way. You may see the impact of the sporadic temperatures in your garden this year. 

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    Spring is only 8 days away but this week, it may not feel that way. You may see the impact of the sporadic temperatures in your garden this year. 

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  • Classical Voice Competition Held at PSU

    Classical Voice Competition Held at PSU

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:47 GMT

    10 college students from all over Kansas competed as finalists in a classical voice competition at Pitt State today. It is the first year of the Barbara Rondelli Kansas Statewide Classical Voice Competition. 

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    10 college students from all over Kansas competed as finalists in a classical voice competition at Pitt State today. It is the first year of the Barbara Rondelli Kansas Statewide Classical Voice Competition. 

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  • Pittsburg Residents Vote Early on Bond Issue

    Pittsburg Residents Vote Early on Bond Issue

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:47 GMT

    Pittsburg residents will decide whether or not to pass a USD 250 school bond this week but plenty of people were out casting their ballots early this weekend.

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    Pittsburg residents will decide whether or not to pass a USD 250 school bond this week but plenty of people were out casting their ballots early this weekend.

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  • Vernon County Residents Cleanup After the Storm

    Vernon County Residents Cleanup After the Storm

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:46 GMT

    There was plenty of damage throughout the region following Monday night’s storm. In Vernon County, Missouri, the shingles on John Zoglmann's roof are loose, he's fixing the damage after riding out the storm.

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    There was plenty of damage throughout the region following Monday night’s storm. In Vernon County, Missouri, the shingles on John Zoglmann's roof are loose, he's fixing the damage after riding out the storm.

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  • Parsons Commissioners Considering Adding Fluoride Back into Drinking Water

    Parsons Commissioners Considering Adding Fluoride Back into Drinking Water

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:46 GMT

    Parsons City Commissioners will hear from local dentists and the public tonight. The topic, putting fluoride back in to the public's drinking water. The water in Labette Creek is what eventually comes out of the tap for Parsons residents. 

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    Parsons City Commissioners will hear from local dentists and the public tonight. The topic, putting fluoride back in to the public's drinking water. The water in Labette Creek is what eventually comes out of the tap for Parsons residents. 

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  • Community Remembers 2 JHS Seniors

    Community Remembers 2 JHS Seniors

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:45 GMT

    2 Joplin High School seniors died in separate incidents on Thursday.

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    2 Joplin High School seniors died in separate incidents on Thursday.

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  • Republicans Celebrate at Lincoln Day Banquet, Outside Protesters Demand Action

    Republicans Celebrate at Lincoln Day Banquet, Outside Protesters Demand Action

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:43 GMT

    Jasper and Newton County Republicans celebrate their victories in the past election tonight at the annual Lincoln Day banquet. But the night wasn't entirely about celebrations as protesters stood near the Joplin Convention Center demanding Congressman Billy Long hold a town hall meeting. 

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    Jasper and Newton County Republicans celebrate their victories in the past election tonight at the annual Lincoln Day banquet. But the night wasn't entirely about celebrations as protesters stood near the Joplin Convention Center demanding Congressman Billy Long hold a town hall meeting. 

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  • Counselors Helping Joplin High School Students Grieve

    Counselors Helping Joplin High School Students Grieve

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:43 GMT

    The high school has taken extra measures to help students grieve after the loss of 2 students in just 1 day. Extra counselors were available to students yesterday and today at Irving Elementary and JHS and will continue to be as long as they are needed.

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    The high school has taken extra measures to help students grieve after the loss of 2 students in just 1 day. Extra counselors were available to students yesterday and today at Irving Elementary and JHS and will continue to be as long as they are needed.

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  • Mitt Romney Speaks at Pitt State

    Mitt Romney Speaks at Pitt State

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:43 GMT

    Former Massachusetts Governor, and the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2012 was at Pitt State this afternoon. Mitt Romney part of the university's H. Lee Speaker Series. He spoke positively about the future of the country and also answered questions submitted by students. 

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    Former Massachusetts Governor, and the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2012 was at Pitt State this afternoon. Mitt Romney part of the university's H. Lee Speaker Series. He spoke positively about the future of the country and also answered questions submitted by students. 

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  • Gun Safety Forum Held in Joplin

    Gun Safety Forum Held in Joplin

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:43 GMT

    About a dozen people attended a gun safety session in Joplin tonight to get tips from JPD and to stay up to date on changes in gun laws. Already in 2017, the Joplin Police Department has had 42 calls reporting gun shots, that's nearly double the amount they had at this time last year. The number of guns stolen from cars and the number of gun crimes in the city also went up from 2015 to 2016.

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    About a dozen people attended a gun safety session in Joplin tonight to get tips from JPD and to stay up to date on changes in gun laws. Already in 2017, the Joplin Police Department has had 42 calls reporting gun shots, that's nearly double the amount they had at this time last year. The number of guns stolen from cars and the number of gun crimes in the city also went up from 2015 to 2016.

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  • Oscar Nominated Films at Local Theaters

    Oscar Nominated Films Not Necessarily a Draw for Local Theaters

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:41 GMT

    Movie ticket sales in the country reached a record high in 2016 bringing in $11.4 billion. The 89th Academy Awards will celebrate that tonight but do nominations encourage people to actually go see the movies?

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    Movie ticket sales in the country reached a record high in 2016 bringing in $11.4 billion. The 89th Academy Awards will celebrate that tonight but do nominations encourage people to actually go see the movies?

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  • Family and Friends React to Fatal Shooting in Baxter Springs

    Family and Friends React to Fatal Shooting in Baxter Springs

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:40 GMT

    Family and friends of the victim in Friday night’s shooting in Baxter Springs remember him fondly. Cherokee County officials are investigating the homicide that happened around 9 o’clock Friday night. 

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    Family and friends of the victim in Friday night’s shooting in Baxter Springs remember him fondly. Cherokee County officials are investigating the homicide that happened around 9 o’clock Friday night. 

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  • Federal Regulations Could Phase Out Workshops Employing the Disabled

    Federal Regulations Could Phase Out Workshops Employing the Disabled

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:39 GMT

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act became federal law in July 2016 and is meant to strengthen the country's workforce. But provisions of the law will phase out workshops that employ the mentally or physically disabled over the next 3 years. In Missouri, that would impact 6,600 disabled people 

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    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act became federal law in July 2016 and is meant to strengthen the country's workforce. But provisions of the law will phase out workshops that employ the mentally or physically disabled over the next 3 years. In Missouri, that would impact 6,600 disabled people 

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  • Construction on Route 96 Bridges to Begin Next Week

    Construction on Route 96 Bridges to Begin Next Week

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:39 GMT

    MODOT announced that demolition will begin next week on 2 bridges in Carthage. One has been closed since September and some nearby business owners are worried about the impact the construction will have. 

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    MODOT announced that demolition will begin next week on 2 bridges in Carthage. One has been closed since September and some nearby business owners are worried about the impact the construction will have. 

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  • McDonald County Jail Expansion to Relieve Overcrowding

    McDonald County Jail Expansion to Relieve Overcrowding

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:39 GMT

    Relief is on the way for the McDonald County jail, a facility that would've never housed 30 inmates on any given day 10 years ago. That's according to Sheriff Mike Hall. Last year, it had an average daily count of 44. In a space where 16 inmates should be staying, sometimes more than 20 are grouped inside. 

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    Relief is on the way for the McDonald County jail, a facility that would've never housed 30 inmates on any given day 10 years ago. That's according to Sheriff Mike Hall. Last year, it had an average daily count of 44. In a space where 16 inmates should be staying, sometimes more than 20 are grouped inside. 

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  • Rising Number of Students Using GoFundMe to Pay for School

    Rising Number of Students Using GoFundMe to Pay for School

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:38 GMT

    Since 2010, GoFundMe campaigns have raised thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars for people in need. In many cases, its helping someone who is sick but now a growing number of students are turning to the site to help pay for school. Nationally, $60 million has been raised online for college tuition. In Kansas, nearly $9,000. 

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    Since 2010, GoFundMe campaigns have raised thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars for people in need. In many cases, its helping someone who is sick but now a growing number of students are turning to the site to help pay for school. Nationally, $60 million has been raised online for college tuition. In Kansas, nearly $9,000. 

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  • WWII Veteran Gets Help With Home Improvements

    WWII Veteran Gets Help With Home Improvements

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:38 GMT

    Three local organizations join forces this morning in an effort to give back to a local World War II veteran. A dozen volunteers help to make some much needed home improvements for the 94 year old. 

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    Three local organizations join forces this morning in an effort to give back to a local World War II veteran. A dozen volunteers help to make some much needed home improvements for the 94 year old. 

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  • Kansas Lawmakers React to Income Tax Bill

    Kansas Lawmakers React to Income Tax Bill

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:36 GMT

    Kansas lawmakers react after an income tax bill moves to the Governor's desk. The bill would raise the top income tax rate from 4.6 percent to 5.45 percent.

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    Kansas lawmakers react after an income tax bill moves to the Governor's desk. The bill would raise the top income tax rate from 4.6 percent to 5.45 percent.

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  • Experts Warn of Dating App Scams Ahead of Valentine's Day

    Experts Warn of Dating App Scams Ahead of Valentine's Day

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:35 GMT

    The focus is on love this week and more and more people seem to be finding it, or at least trying to, on dating websites and apps. But experts warn of potential dangers.
     

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    The focus is on love this week and more and more people seem to be finding it, or at least trying to, on dating websites and apps. But experts warn of potential dangers.
     

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  • Increase in Number of Babies Born with Drug Withdrawal

    Increase in Number of Babies Born with Drug Withdrawal

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:35 GMT

    There are staggering numbers out of Missouri when it comes to the number of babies born with withdrawal symptoms stemming from the drug use of their mothers. It’s not unusual for nurses in the Mercy Hospital NICU to be caring for multiple babies going through drug withdrawals.

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    There are staggering numbers out of Missouri when it comes to the number of babies born with withdrawal symptoms stemming from the drug use of their mothers. It’s not unusual for nurses in the Mercy Hospital NICU to be caring for multiple babies going through drug withdrawals.

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  • Mumps Outbreak Reported in Pittsburg

    Mumps Outbreak Reported in Pittsburg

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:35 GMT

    The Crawford County Health Department confirms a sixth case of the mumps in Pittsburg, a number they expect to continue rising. Fever, sore throat and body aches, symptoms easily associated with a winter cold. But Crawford County health officials are now saying it could be the mumps, as the area sees the first outbreak in more than 20 years. 

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    The Crawford County Health Department confirms a sixth case of the mumps in Pittsburg, a number they expect to continue rising. Fever, sore throat and body aches, symptoms easily associated with a winter cold. But Crawford County health officials are now saying it could be the mumps, as the area sees the first outbreak in more than 20 years. 

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  • Jasper County Sheriff's Office Taking Steps to Prevent Cattle Theft

    Jasper County Sheriff's Office Taking Steps to Prevent Cattle Theft

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:34 GMT

    Law enforcement agencies are seeing an increase in cattle theft in parts of southwest Missouri. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is getting proactive, taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen to local farmers. 

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    Law enforcement agencies are seeing an increase in cattle theft in parts of southwest Missouri. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is getting proactive, taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen to local farmers. 

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  • PSU Ponytail Drive to Help Cancer Patients

    PSU Ponytail Drive to Help Cancer Patients

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:34 GMT

    8.2 million people die of cancer each year, worldwide. Today is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness and come together to fight the disease. Locally, Pittsburg State University nursing students put together an event to help people going through cancer treatment. 

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    8.2 million people die of cancer each year, worldwide. Today is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness and come together to fight the disease. Locally, Pittsburg State University nursing students put together an event to help people going through cancer treatment. 

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  • Grant Will Allow Ozark Center to Focus on Psychosis in Youth

    Grant Will Allow Ozark Center to Focus on Psychosis in Youth

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:31 GMT

    The Ozark Center kicked off a new program this afternoon. The SOC-CESS program will increase awareness on psychosis in teens. 

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    The Ozark Center kicked off a new program this afternoon. The SOC-CESS program will increase awareness on psychosis in teens. 

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  • Downtown Joplin Alliance Prepare Old Empire Building for Open House

    Downtown Joplin Alliance Prepare Old Empire Building for Open House

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:30 GMT

    Volunteers and the Downtown Joplin Alliance have been busy preparing a donated piece of property for a weekend open house. At the end of December, Empire handed over the keys to an old facility on 4th Street.

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    Volunteers and the Downtown Joplin Alliance have been busy preparing a donated piece of property for a weekend open house. At the end of December, Empire handed over the keys to an old facility on 4th Street.

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  • Joplin High School Kitchen Makes Changes After Failing Inspection

    Joplin High School Kitchen Makes Changes After Failing Inspection

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:30 GMT

    Changes have been made at Joplin High School after its kitchen failed a routine inspection last month. Kitchen staff will now keep a closer eye on the temperature of the food they're serving students. 

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    Changes have been made at Joplin High School after its kitchen failed a routine inspection last month. Kitchen staff will now keep a closer eye on the temperature of the food they're serving students. 

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  • Carl Junction Student Advances to State Voice of Democracy Competition

    Carl Junction Student Advances to State Voice of Democracy Competition

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:30 GMT

    A Carl Junction high school student is headed to Jefferson City next weekend with the chance to win the Missouri Voice of Democracy competition. The 16 year old won the district and regional competition, her speech chosen out 14 to represent all of southwest Missouri. 

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    A Carl Junction high school student is headed to Jefferson City next weekend with the chance to win the Missouri Voice of Democracy competition. The 16 year old won the district and regional competition, her speech chosen out 14 to represent all of southwest Missouri. 

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  • Joplin Business Helps the Homeless Stay Warm

    Joplin Business Helps the Homeless Stay Warm

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:28 GMT

    Owners of Sidelines Sports Bar in Joplin are giving back to the community, helping the homeless stay warm this winter. The owners placed a coat rack outside their business with a sign that encourages those that are cold to take one and those that want to help to leave one. 

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    Owners of Sidelines Sports Bar in Joplin are giving back to the community, helping the homeless stay warm this winter. The owners placed a coat rack outside their business with a sign that encourages those that are cold to take one and those that want to help to leave one. 

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  • Soup Supper Raises Thousands for Faithful Friends

    Soup Supper Raises Thousands for Faithful Friends

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:27 GMT

    Food is the way to people's hearts and many enjoy soup while raising money for Faithful Friends. The soup supper raises $4,000 to $6,000 each year for the Neosho animal shelter.

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    Food is the way to people's hearts and many enjoy soup while raising money for Faithful Friends. The soup supper raises $4,000 to $6,000 each year for the Neosho animal shelter.

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  • Hideout Harley Davidson Hosts Health and Fitness Expo

    Hideout Harley Davidson Hosts Health and Fitness Expo

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:27 GMT

    We're only a month into the new year but some might need help sticking with their resolutions to stay healthy in 2017. Hideout Harley Davidson lends a hand, hosting a community health and fitness expo this afternoon. 

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    We're only a month into the new year but some might need help sticking with their resolutions to stay healthy in 2017. Hideout Harley Davidson lends a hand, hosting a community health and fitness expo this afternoon. 

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  • Red Dress Dash Raises Awareness for Heart Disease

    Red Dress Dash Raises Awareness for Heart Disease

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:26 GMT

    60 people brave the colder temperatures this morning to bring awareness to a good cause. It's a sea of red as walkers and runners take off in the first Red Dress Dash held on Freeman's campus. 

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    60 people brave the colder temperatures this morning to bring awareness to a good cause. It's a sea of red as walkers and runners take off in the first Red Dress Dash held on Freeman's campus. 

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  • Amazon to Begin Collecting Missouri Sales Tax

    Amazon to Begin Collecting Missouri Sales Tax

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:26 GMT

    Shoppers typically turn to online sites for better prices but Missouri residents that use Amazon are going to see an increase at checkout. Amazon will begin collecting sales tax on orders being shipped to Missouri. 

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    Shoppers typically turn to online sites for better prices but Missouri residents that use Amazon are going to see an increase at checkout. Amazon will begin collecting sales tax on orders being shipped to Missouri. 

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  • JOMO Restaurant Week to Benefit Local Families

    JOMO Restaurant Week to Benefit Local Families

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:26 GMT

    Restaurant week kicks off in Joplin today, the opportunity for people to get deals at several local places while helping the community. 

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    Restaurant week kicks off in Joplin today, the opportunity for people to get deals at several local places while helping the community. 

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  • Right to Life Rally Held in Lamar, 1 Day after Woman's Marches

    Right to Life Rally Held in Lamar, 1 Day after Woman's Marches

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:25 GMT

    Today marks 44 years since the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade. The Missouri Right to Life group held a rally in Lamar, many hopeful that change is coming with the new administration, despite millions marching for women's rights yesterday. 

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    Today marks 44 years since the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade. The Missouri Right to Life group held a rally in Lamar, many hopeful that change is coming with the new administration, despite millions marching for women's rights yesterday. 

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  • Parsons Woman Starts New Veterans Organization

    Parsons Woman Starts New Veterans Organization

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:24 GMT

    22 soldiers commit suicide every day, many struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder or other disabilities from combat. A Parsons woman is raising money to help local veterans get the help they need. 

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    22 soldiers commit suicide every day, many struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder or other disabilities from combat. A Parsons woman is raising money to help local veterans get the help they need. 

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  • Four State Residents Attend the Inauguration

    Four State Residents Attend the Inauguration

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:24 GMT

    A Joplin family and some Pittsburg High School students were also a part of history, today. 

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    A Joplin family and some Pittsburg High School students were also a part of history, today. 

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  • Funding for Drug Monitoring Programs Available to Missouri Counties

    Funding for Drug Monitoring Programs Available to Missouri Counties

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:24 GMT

    Legislation changes have made it possible for counties in Missouri to set up drug monitoring programs. Programs that give doctors and pharmacists a better idea of whether people are working the system to get multiple prescriptions to feed addictions.

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    Legislation changes have made it possible for counties in Missouri to set up drug monitoring programs. Programs that give doctors and pharmacists a better idea of whether people are working the system to get multiple prescriptions to feed addictions.

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  • The Lord's Diner Opens in Pittsburg

    The Lord's Diner Opens in Pittsburg

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:24 GMT

    After a few delays dinner is served at the Lord's Diner, finally open tonight in Pittsburg, meaning the hungry will always have a place to go for a warm meal. It’s comfort food on the menu and comfort is exactly what the Lord’s Diner hopes to provide.

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    After a few delays dinner is served at the Lord's Diner, finally open tonight in Pittsburg, meaning the hungry will always have a place to go for a warm meal. It’s comfort food on the menu and comfort is exactly what the Lord’s Diner hopes to provide.

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  • Local State Representatives Assigned to Committees

    Local State Representatives Assigned to Committees

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:24 GMT

    The new legislative session began this week in Jefferson City and local state representatives were sworn in and assigned to their new committees. 

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    The new legislative session began this week in Jefferson City and local state representatives were sworn in and assigned to their new committees. 

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  • Local Teen Raises Money for Camp Barnabas

    Local Teen Raises Money for Camp Barnabas

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:23 GMT

    A talent show and silent auction raises money for Camp Barnabas. The Purdy, Missouri camp gives children with special needs or illnesses the chance to feel "normal." 

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    A talent show and silent auction raises money for Camp Barnabas. The Purdy, Missouri camp gives children with special needs or illnesses the chance to feel "normal." 

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  • Crews Prepare for Freezing Rain in Missouri

    Crews Prepare for Freezing Rain in Missouri

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:22 GMT
    Preparations for the freeze are underway in Southwest Missouri, Joplin city officials are asking residents to be prepared and play it safe tonight, staying off the roads if possible. Crews will be out treating the roads in the late evening. This afternoon city workers prepared the snow equipment, making sure everything was in working order and getting plows and salt dispensers on the trucks. When they do hit the streets, officials ask that drivers give the trucks enough room, staying ...More >>
    Preparations for the freeze are underway in Southwest Missouri, Joplin city officials are asking residents to be prepared and play it safe tonight, staying off the roads if possible. Crews will be out treating the roads in the late evening. This afternoon city workers prepared the snow equipment, making sure everything was in working order and getting plows and salt dispensers on the trucks. When they do hit the streets, officials ask that drivers give the trucks enough room, staying ...More >>
  • International Students Settle in at Pitt State

    International Students Settle in at Pitt State

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:22 GMT

    International students are arriving at Pittsburg State University this week. The international program offers opportunities to dozens of students from countries all over the world. The new semester brings new faces and different cultures to Pitt State 

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    International students are arriving at Pittsburg State University this week. The international program offers opportunities to dozens of students from countries all over the world. The new semester brings new faces and different cultures to Pitt State 

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  • St. Paul's Methodist Church Opens in Carl Junction

    St. Paul's Methodist Church Opens in Carl Junction

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:22 GMT

    Carl Junction United Methodist church members finally have a new place to worship after crews had to put out a fire at the church in August 2014. 

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    Carl Junction United Methodist church members finally have a new place to worship after crews had to put out a fire at the church in August 2014. 

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  • Jasper County Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years of Cookie Sales

    Jasper County Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years of Cookie Sales

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:21 GMT

    Jasper County Girl Scouts kick off the 100th year of Girl Scout cookie sales with a rally this afternoon at Camp Mintahama. 

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    Jasper County Girl Scouts kick off the 100th year of Girl Scout cookie sales with a rally this afternoon at Camp Mintahama. 

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  • Competitions Show Strength, Discipline

    Competitions Show Strength, Discipline

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:20 GMT

     If your new year’s resolution was to work out this year, this may help keep you on track. 2 competitions held in Joplin today allowed men and women of all ages to prove their strength and discipline. An arm wrestling competition brought out a few men to try their hand at the sport, it’s the first time the competition has been held in Joplin and some traveled from Branson just to participate. "It’s intense it’s like a major adrenaline, I used to box...

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     If your new year’s resolution was to work out this year, this may help keep you on track. 2 competitions held in Joplin today allowed men and women of all ages to prove their strength and discipline. An arm wrestling competition brought out a few men to try their hand at the sport, it’s the first time the competition has been held in Joplin and some traveled from Branson just to participate. "It’s intense it’s like a major adrenaline, I used to box...

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  • Toastmasters Improve on Communication, Leadership

    Toastmasters Improve on Communication, Leadership

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:21 GMT

    Joplin residents work on improving their speaking and leadership skills at a local Toastmasters meeting. The theme of this morning’s get together was “new year, new you.” 

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    Joplin residents work on improving their speaking and leadership skills at a local Toastmasters meeting. The theme of this morning’s get together was “new year, new you.” 

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  • Veterans Use Art to Heal

    Veterans Use Art to Heal

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:20 GMT

    A veterans program was held tonight at Christ's Community United Methodist Church in Joplin. On the docket: food, camaraderie and art. With every brush stroke a calming blue fills the blank canvas and these veterans get more involved in the task at hand. 

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    A veterans program was held tonight at Christ's Community United Methodist Church in Joplin. On the docket: food, camaraderie and art. With every brush stroke a calming blue fills the blank canvas and these veterans get more involved in the task at hand. 

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  • SEK Humane Society Worker Saves Stray Dog From Frozen Pond

    SEK Humane Society Worker Saves Stray Dog From Frozen Pond

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:19 GMT

    The SEK Humane Society has a new dog up for adoption, after a worker saved it from drowning in a Pittsburg pond this morning. 

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    The SEK Humane Society has a new dog up for adoption, after a worker saved it from drowning in a Pittsburg pond this morning. 

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  • Hurts Donut Opens in Joplin

    Hurts Donut Opens in Joplin

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:19 GMT

    The donut craze in Joplin began around 5 o'clock last night with folks lining up for the opening of the new Hurts Donut location on Rangeline. The first 100 in line were entered into a drawing to win free donuts for life. 

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    The donut craze in Joplin began around 5 o'clock last night with folks lining up for the opening of the new Hurts Donut location on Rangeline. The first 100 in line were entered into a drawing to win free donuts for life. 

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  • Partnership Ensures Safe Start to 2017, Offers Free Rides Home

    Partnership Ensures Safe Start to 2017, Offers Free Rides Home

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:19 GMT

    People throughout the four states prepare for a night of celebrations, but it's a long night ahead for bar tenders and taxi cab drivers, one of the busiest of the year. But a partnership helps to ensure a safe start to 2017. 

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    People throughout the four states prepare for a night of celebrations, but it's a long night ahead for bar tenders and taxi cab drivers, one of the busiest of the year. But a partnership helps to ensure a safe start to 2017. 

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  • Pittsburg Church Feeds 800 for Christmas

    Pittsburg Church Feeds 800 for Christmas

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:19 GMT

    Pittsburg residents celebrate Christmas, hundreds of people joining together for a community dinner. It’s the 7th year of the RJ Taylor Community Christmas Dinner, at the Presbyterian Church. 

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    Pittsburg residents celebrate Christmas, hundreds of people joining together for a community dinner. It’s the 7th year of the RJ Taylor Community Christmas Dinner, at the Presbyterian Church. 

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  • Last Minute Shoppers Hit the Mall

    Last Minute Shoppers Hit the Mall

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:18 GMT

    With Christmas only 2 days away, plenty of people have been spending their Friday hitting the stores. But between the traffic, full parking lots, crowds and lines, why would someone wait this long to do their shopping? 

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    With Christmas only 2 days away, plenty of people have been spending their Friday hitting the stores. But between the traffic, full parking lots, crowds and lines, why would someone wait this long to do their shopping? 

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  • Local Teen Beats Cancer, Gets Wish Granted

    Local Teen Beats Cancer, Gets Wish Granted

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:18 GMT

    The holiday season was made much brighter today for a Four State teenager and his family. A shopping spree for a young man who's battled cancer courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

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    The holiday season was made much brighter today for a Four State teenager and his family. A shopping spree for a young man who's battled cancer courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

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  • 86 Year Old Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Graduates from PSU

    86 Year Old Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Graduates from PSU

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:17 GMT

    It’s a big day for a number of college students, and as of today, graduates. More than 500 students accepted their diplomas tonight at Pittsburg State University. It’s an especially memorable day for a woman in her golden years. 

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    It’s a big day for a number of college students, and as of today, graduates. More than 500 students accepted their diplomas tonight at Pittsburg State University. It’s an especially memorable day for a woman in her golden years. 

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  • Jasper Co. Emergency Services Budget Increase to Help Improve Communication Software

    Jasper Co. Emergency Services Budget Increase to Help Improve Communication Software

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:17 GMT

    An increase in the Jasper County Emergency Service budget will allow for some much needed upgrades. Ones that will help the community. They never make it to the scene of an emergency but the dispatchers answering the phones inside the Jasper County 911 Center are the true first responders. 

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    An increase in the Jasper County Emergency Service budget will allow for some much needed upgrades. Ones that will help the community. They never make it to the scene of an emergency but the dispatchers answering the phones inside the Jasper County 911 Center are the true first responders. 

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  • Video Games Could Impact Kid's Behavior

    Video Games Could Impact Kid's Behavior

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:17 GMT

    Video games are likely at the top of many kids and teenager's Christmas lists this year. But some parents may want to be cautious about which games they pick up based on the images kids are being exposed to during the game.

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    Video games are likely at the top of many kids and teenager's Christmas lists this year. But some parents may want to be cautious about which games they pick up based on the images kids are being exposed to during the game.

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  • Families Enjoy Holiday Candy Cane Hunt

    Families Enjoy Holiday Candy Cane Hunt

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:17 GMT

    Kids in Joplin race to scoop up as many candy canes as they can during the 10th annual candy cane hunt put on by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Joplin Athletic Complex. 

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    Kids in Joplin race to scoop up as many candy canes as they can during the 10th annual candy cane hunt put on by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Joplin Athletic Complex. 

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  • Children Learn Christmas Stories of Other Cultures

    Children Learn Christmas Stories of Other Cultures

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:17 GMT

    Children learn the Christmas stories of other cultures at a Carthage church. They were able to meet several different characters at the Grace Episcopal Church this morning. 

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    Children learn the Christmas stories of other cultures at a Carthage church. They were able to meet several different characters at the Grace Episcopal Church this morning. 

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  • North Point Church Helps Families in Need get Christmas Presents

    North Point Church Helps Families in Need get Christmas Presents

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:16 GMT

    Northpoint Church in Joplin helps 80 families put Christmas presents under the tree. Parents get to pick out 3 presents for each child, something fun like a toy or game, something practical like a blanket or hygiene item and something to read. 

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    Northpoint Church in Joplin helps 80 families put Christmas presents under the tree. Parents get to pick out 3 presents for each child, something fun like a toy or game, something practical like a blanket or hygiene item and something to read. 

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  • Study Finds Missouri, Kansas Drivers Some of the Worst

    Study Finds Missouri, Kansas Drivers Some of the Worst

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:15 GMT

    Four state residents may not be too happy with a recent driving study put out by an insurance company. Local drivers may have some work to do behind the wheel. A study put out by the insurance agency Quote Wizard has Missouri and Kansas drivers as the 12th and 13th worst in the nation. 

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    Four state residents may not be too happy with a recent driving study put out by an insurance company. Local drivers may have some work to do behind the wheel. A study put out by the insurance agency Quote Wizard has Missouri and Kansas drivers as the 12th and 13th worst in the nation. 

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  • Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Women of Distinction

    Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Women of Distinction

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:14 GMT

    A big night in Pittsburg as 12 local women are recognized for their contributions to the community. It’s the 11th year the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has put out the Women of Distinction calendar. 

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    A big night in Pittsburg as 12 local women are recognized for their contributions to the community. It’s the 11th year the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has put out the Women of Distinction calendar. 

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  • Local Veterans Bring New Support Group to Joplin

    Local Veterans Bring New Support Group to Joplin

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:14 GMT

    A Joplin family hopes to reach out to local veterans. They’ve created an organization called Operation Combat Freedom. 

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    A Joplin family hopes to reach out to local veterans. They’ve created an organization called Operation Combat Freedom. 

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  • National Health Bill Could Allocate Funds to Addiction Treatment

    National Health Bill Could Allocate Funds to Addiction Treatment

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:14 GMT

    President Obama is calling on the senate to support the 21st Century Cures Act, a health bill that passed overwhelmingly in the House. The bill would provide federal resources for addiction treatment programs as more and more people battle opioid addiction.

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    President Obama is calling on the senate to support the 21st Century Cures Act, a health bill that passed overwhelmingly in the House. The bill would provide federal resources for addiction treatment programs as more and more people battle opioid addiction.

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  • Quapaw EMT Trainees Get Hands On Experience

    Quapaw EMT Trainees Get Hands On Experience

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:14 GMT

    EMT trainees get the best lesson possible, responding to a car accident with live patients. But, the wreck was staged by the Quapaw Fire and EMS, a way to get the 26 students out of the classroom and into the field. 

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    EMT trainees get the best lesson possible, responding to a car accident with live patients. But, the wreck was staged by the Quapaw Fire and EMS, a way to get the 26 students out of the classroom and into the field. 

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  • Christmas Card Sales Will Help Send Kids to Camp

    Christmas Card Sales Will Help Send Kids to Camp

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:14 GMT

    Despite the cooler temperatures, those at the Joplin Family Y are already thinking about summer. At a holiday party this morning, children got to enjoy snacks and tell Santa what they hope to see under the tree. But, Santa already has plans to give the gift of summer camp to a few children who can't afford it. 

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    Despite the cooler temperatures, those at the Joplin Family Y are already thinking about summer. At a holiday party this morning, children got to enjoy snacks and tell Santa what they hope to see under the tree. But, Santa already has plans to give the gift of summer camp to a few children who can't afford it. 

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  • Webb City Kids Shop With Cops

    Webb City Kids Shop With Cops

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:13 GMT

    Local law enforcement help to spread Christmas cheer. 75 Webb City area kids got some Christmas shopping done this morning with the help of Webb City police officers and their families during the annual shop with a cop event. 

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    Local law enforcement help to spread Christmas cheer. 75 Webb City area kids got some Christmas shopping done this morning with the help of Webb City police officers and their families during the annual shop with a cop event. 

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  • Thousands Take a Journey to Bethlehem

    Thousands Take a Journey to Bethlehem

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:12 GMT

    With Christmas just a few weeks away, many four state residents get in the holiday spirit by going on a Journey to Bethlehem. It’s an annual production at the Racine Christian Church that draws thousands of people each year. 

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    With Christmas just a few weeks away, many four state residents get in the holiday spirit by going on a Journey to Bethlehem. It’s an annual production at the Racine Christian Church that draws thousands of people each year. 

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  • Neosho Family Keeps the Faith Despite SMA Diagnosis

    Neosho Family Keeps the Faith Despite SMA Diagnosis

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:12 GMT

    A local family keeps the faith despite their child's diagnosis of a fatal disease. The Neosho residents returned from Chicago yesterday after their youngest son received a new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy or SMA. 

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    A local family keeps the faith despite their child's diagnosis of a fatal disease. The Neosho residents returned from Chicago yesterday after their youngest son received a new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy or SMA. 

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  • Carl Junction High School to Start Trap Shooting Team

    Carl Junction High School to Start Trap Shooting Team

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:12 GMT

    Carl Junction High School students will soon aim to add more trophies to the cafeteria displays but they'll have to try their hand at trap shooting.

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    Carl Junction High School students will soon aim to add more trophies to the cafeteria displays but they'll have to try their hand at trap shooting.

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  • Operation Christmas Child Wrapping Up

    Operation Christmas Child Wrapping Up

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:12 GMT

    Local volunteers hope to make Christmas a little brighter for 16,000 children in need around the world. Dozens have worked all week on Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritan’s Purse. 

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    Local volunteers hope to make Christmas a little brighter for 16,000 children in need around the world. Dozens have worked all week on Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritan’s Purse. 

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  • Local Vendors Selling Holiday Gifts

    Local Vendors Selling Holiday Gifts

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:12 GMT

    Holiday shopping is underway for many at a craft show held at Saint Paul’s United Methodist church in Joplin. Local vendors selling jewelry, blankets, home decorations and much more have the chance to bring in a profit before the holiday season. 

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    Holiday shopping is underway for many at a craft show held at Saint Paul’s United Methodist church in Joplin. Local vendors selling jewelry, blankets, home decorations and much more have the chance to bring in a profit before the holiday season. 

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  • Annual Craft Show Raises Money for Teachers and Students

    Annual Craft Show Raises Money for Teachers and Students

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:11 GMT

    An annual tradition continues in Joplin, raising money for Cecil Floyd Elementary School. More than 100 vendors set up shop for the 26th annual Cecil Floyd craft show. Hundreds of people shuffle through the school looking for holiday gifts or enjoying the traditional cinnamon buns.

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    An annual tradition continues in Joplin, raising money for Cecil Floyd Elementary School. More than 100 vendors set up shop for the 26th annual Cecil Floyd craft show. Hundreds of people shuffle through the school looking for holiday gifts or enjoying the traditional cinnamon buns.

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  • Six Inducted to the Carthage Hall of Heroes

    Six Inducted to the Carthage Hall of Heroes

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:10 GMT

     Six people are inducted into the Carthage Hall of Heroes for the lasting impact they have made in the community. There are now 62 people in the group, their plaques hanging in the Fair Banks YMCA. 

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     Six people are inducted into the Carthage Hall of Heroes for the lasting impact they have made in the community. There are now 62 people in the group, their plaques hanging in the Fair Banks YMCA. 

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  • Public Feedback Wanted for Pittsburg Parks Projects

    Public Feedback Wanted for Pittsburg Parks Projects

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:10 GMT

    The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department is getting some help from a Pitt State class. All involved are working together to gather information on what the public wants to see in local parks.

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    The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department is getting some help from a Pitt State class. All involved are working together to gather information on what the public wants to see in local parks.

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  • Mercy Program Aimed at Improving Diabetic Health

    Mercy Program Aimed at Improving Diabetic Health

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:10 GMT

    Mercy Hospital holds diabetes day as a part of American Diabetes Month to inform the public on the disease and offer screenings and food demonstrations. Along with today's event, a doctor at Mercy is making an effort to improve the diabetic health of the community. She started a program to get more diabetes experts in primary care clinics in the four states. 

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    Mercy Hospital holds diabetes day as a part of American Diabetes Month to inform the public on the disease and offer screenings and food demonstrations. Along with today's event, a doctor at Mercy is making an effort to improve the diabetic health of the community. She started a program to get more diabetes experts in primary care clinics in the four states. 

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  • Mannequin Challenge Video of Local Dog Goes Viral

    Mannequin Challenge Video of Local Dog Goes Viral

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:09 GMT

    By now you've heard of, or seen the latest thing to consume the internet, the mannequin challenge. It's been done by sports teams, celebrities and high school students across the country. But the one involving a dog has absolutely blown up and that dog and its owner are from Pittsburg. 

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    By now you've heard of, or seen the latest thing to consume the internet, the mannequin challenge. It's been done by sports teams, celebrities and high school students across the country. But the one involving a dog has absolutely blown up and that dog and its owner are from Pittsburg. 

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  • Hundreds of Local Girls Attend Girls World Expo

    Hundreds of Local Girls Attend Girls World Expo

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:09 GMT

    Hundreds of local girls spend the day enhancing their confidence. The Girls World Expo makes a stop in Joplin, connecting four state girls with successful and powerful women in the area, opening their eyes to the possibilities of their future.
     

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    Hundreds of local girls spend the day enhancing their confidence. The Girls World Expo makes a stop in Joplin, connecting four state girls with successful and powerful women in the area, opening their eyes to the possibilities of their future.
     

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  • Local Veteran Writes Book on War, Living with PTSD

    Local Veteran Writes Book on War, Living with PTSD

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:09 GMT

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a growing problem in the United States, especially among veterans, contributing to the 22 suicides committed by soldiers every day. A local veteran is using writing as a way to deal with his PTSD and help others returning from war. 

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    Post-traumatic stress disorder is a growing problem in the United States, especially among veterans, contributing to the 22 suicides committed by soldiers every day. A local veteran is using writing as a way to deal with his PTSD and help others returning from war. 

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  • Oklahoma Teachers Won't Get Raises After Ballot Question Fails

    Oklahoma Teachers Won't Get Raises After Ballot Question Fails

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:08 GMT

    State question 779 in Oklahoma failed to pass by popular vote on election night.  A penny sales tax that would've given teachers some much-needed raises. So what do they do now? 

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    State question 779 in Oklahoma failed to pass by popular vote on election night.  A penny sales tax that would've given teachers some much-needed raises. So what do they do now? 

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  • Empire Testing Wildlife Protection Devices

    Empire Testing Wildlife Protection Devices

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:08 GMT
    Empire District Electric will install new equipment in certain parts of Carl Junction over the next month. It's part of a pilot project meant to reduce power outages while also protecting wildlife. Donald Johnson and his friends sit on his porch waiting for the power to come back on inside, watching as crews work their way down his street. It’s a nice day to sit outside and he says there's a lot of wildlife near his property. “Squirrels and all kinds of animals out he...More >>
    Empire District Electric will install new equipment in certain parts of Carl Junction over the next month. It's part of a pilot project meant to reduce power outages while also protecting wildlife. Donald Johnson and his friends sit on his porch waiting for the power to come back on inside, watching as crews work their way down his street. It’s a nice day to sit outside and he says there's a lot of wildlife near his property. “Squirrels and all kinds of animals out he...More >>
  • Newly Elected Cherokee Co. Officials Ready to Fix Budget

    Newly Elected Cherokee Co. Officials Ready to Fix Budget

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:08 GMT

    Last week, Cherokee County officials said they had a "serious situation" with the county budget, unsure if they would be able to pay employees. Last night, new officials were elected to take office at this crucial time.

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    Last week, Cherokee County officials said they had a "serious situation" with the county budget, unsure if they would be able to pay employees. Last night, new officials were elected to take office at this crucial time.

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  • Joplin Polls See Record Breaking Voter Turnout

    Joplin Polls See Record Breaking Voter Turnout

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:07 GMT

    County and state officials are seeing a large number of voters turnout this Election Day. The Jasper County Clerk says lines at polling places have been steadily flowing throughout the county all day. 

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    County and state officials are seeing a large number of voters turnout this Election Day. The Jasper County Clerk says lines at polling places have been steadily flowing throughout the county all day. 

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  • Hope Kitchen Celebrates 1 Year of Feeding the Hungry

    Hope Kitchen Celebrates 1 Year of Feeding the Hungry

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:06 GMT

    Hope Kitchen in Neosho is celebrating 1 year of feeding the hungry. Those who run the kitchen tell us their first year has been very successful and tonight’s dinner was proof of that. Every seat was full. 

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    Hope Kitchen in Neosho is celebrating 1 year of feeding the hungry. Those who run the kitchen tell us their first year has been very successful and tonight’s dinner was proof of that. Every seat was full. 

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  • New Overtime Pay Laws to Impact Some JSD Employees

    New Overtime Pay Laws to Impact Some JSD Employees

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:07 GMT

    Changes in overtime rules will go into effect next month and while teachers are exempt from the changes, that's not the case for about 300 Joplin School District employees. 

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    Changes in overtime rules will go into effect next month and while teachers are exempt from the changes, that's not the case for about 300 Joplin School District employees. 

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  • Senator Ted Cruz Stops in Joplin, Campaigns for Blunt

    Senator Ted Cruz Stops in Joplin, Campaigns for Blunt

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:06 GMT

    Texas Senator, and one-time presidential candidate, Ted Cruz was in town on behalf of Missouri Senator Roy Blunt. A rally took place at Missouri Southern’s Connor Ballroom this evening. 

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    Texas Senator, and one-time presidential candidate, Ted Cruz was in town on behalf of Missouri Senator Roy Blunt. A rally took place at Missouri Southern’s Connor Ballroom this evening. 

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  • Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

    Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:06 GMT

    Many are looking forward to a fun filled Halloween but there are some dangers that come with trick or treating. Police ask residents to play it safe when walking from house to house tomorrow night.

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    Many are looking forward to a fun filled Halloween but there are some dangers that come with trick or treating. Police ask residents to play it safe when walking from house to house tomorrow night.

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  • Joplin School District Settles Lawsuit for $2.5 Million

    Joplin School District Settles Lawsuit for $2.5 Million

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:05 GMT

    The Joplin School District settles a lawsuit out of court. In 2015, the district claimed an electrical contractor that was helping to rebuild the high school after the 2011 tornado did inadequate work and charged an additional $7 million for work that was not approved.  But now it’s the school district that's paying.

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    The Joplin School District settles a lawsuit out of court. In 2015, the district claimed an electrical contractor that was helping to rebuild the high school after the 2011 tornado did inadequate work and charged an additional $7 million for work that was not approved.  But now it’s the school district that's paying.

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  • Kansas Voters to Decide on Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment

    Kansas Voters to Decide on Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:05 GMT

    Kansas voters will soon decide if the right to hunt, fish and trap will be added to the state constitution. Kansans already have the right to hunt fish and trap following the state laws and regulations. 

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    Kansas voters will soon decide if the right to hunt, fish and trap will be added to the state constitution. Kansans already have the right to hunt fish and trap following the state laws and regulations. 

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  • Union Workers for Kansas Gas Service Threaten to Strike

    Union Workers for Kansas Gas Service Threaten to Strike

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:04 GMT

    Union workers picket in Southeast Kansas, threatening to strike pending the outcome of a contract with Kansas Gas Service. The contract is almost up so workers are holding informational pickets to get better pay and health care. 

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    Union workers picket in Southeast Kansas, threatening to strike pending the outcome of a contract with Kansas Gas Service. The contract is almost up so workers are holding informational pickets to get better pay and health care. 

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  • Low Water Bridge in Joplin to be Preserved

    Low Water Bridge in Joplin to be Preserved

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:04 GMT

    Joplin city officials come up with plans for a new bridge over Shoal Creek after a petition to save the existing low-water bridge gathered 1,700 signatures. A meeting was held last night to discuss the options with people who live nearby.

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    Joplin city officials come up with plans for a new bridge over Shoal Creek after a petition to save the existing low-water bridge gathered 1,700 signatures. A meeting was held last night to discuss the options with people who live nearby.

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  • MSSU Students Living in Boxes, Taking Donations for Watered Gardens

    MSSU Students Living in Boxes, Taking Donations for Watered Gardens

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:04 GMT

    The number of homeless people in Joplin increased in the last year. A group of Missouri Southern students look to make a statement and give back by living like the homeless do. 

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    The number of homeless people in Joplin increased in the last year. A group of Missouri Southern students look to make a statement and give back by living like the homeless do. 

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  • Hunters Learn to Process Deer from the Field to the Freezer

    Hunters Learn to Process Deer from the Field to the Freezer

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:03 GMT

    It's already archery deer and turkey season, but October 29th is the start of firearm season for Missouri deer hunters. To prepare, dozens from all over the region met today to go over rules, regulations and tips for  harvesting a deer from start to finish. 

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    It's already archery deer and turkey season, but October 29th is the start of firearm season for Missouri deer hunters. To prepare, dozens from all over the region met today to go over rules, regulations and tips for  harvesting a deer from start to finish. 

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  • Downtown Development Project Moves Forward

    Downtown Development Project Moves Forward

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:02 GMT

    The Kansas Board of Regents approves redevelopment plans that will create a "living-learning community" in downtown Pittsburg. Pitt state, the City and a private developer have teamed up to complete the project and local businesses will also benefit. 

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    The Kansas Board of Regents approves redevelopment plans that will create a "living-learning community" in downtown Pittsburg. Pitt state, the City and a private developer have teamed up to complete the project and local businesses will also benefit. 

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  • Two Cigarette Tax Proposals to Appear on Missouri Ballot

    Two Cigarette Tax Proposals to Appear on Missouri Ballot

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:02 GMT

    Next month, Missouri voters will decide whether to raise the cigarette tax. But this year, there are 2 proposals for a tax increase on the ballot. 

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    Next month, Missouri voters will decide whether to raise the cigarette tax. But this year, there are 2 proposals for a tax increase on the ballot. 

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  • Bidding Process Complete for a Section of Highway 69 Expansion

    Bidding Process Complete for a Section of Highway 69 Expansion

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:02 GMT

    The bidding process is complete for a section of the Highway 69 expansion project in Southeast Kansas. The expansion project was 1 of 25 canceled earlier this year but is now back on. 

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    The bidding process is complete for a section of the Highway 69 expansion project in Southeast Kansas. The expansion project was 1 of 25 canceled earlier this year but is now back on. 

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  • Local Families Gives Back With a Day of Kindness

    Local Families Gives Back With a Day of Kindness

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:01 GMT

    A local family organizes a day of kindness, paying it forward and giving nearly $1,000 back to the community in many ways. 

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    A local family organizes a day of kindness, paying it forward and giving nearly $1,000 back to the community in many ways. 

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  • Program Helps Single Parents Enrolled at NEO

    Program Helps Single Parents Enrolled at NEO

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:01 GMT

    Student Support Services at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College are gearing a new program towards the nontraditional student, single parents. They're students at NEO working towards a career but they already have a full time job parenting. 

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    Student Support Services at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College are gearing a new program towards the nontraditional student, single parents. They're students at NEO working towards a career but they already have a full time job parenting. 

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  • Presidential Election Linked to an Increase in Depression

    Presidential Election Linked to an Increase in Depression

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:08:00 GMT

    Many Americans may be looking forward to the end of this election season. That’s because for some, it’s bringing up negative feelings. Experts say this election is actually leading to an increase in depression and anxiety.

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    Many Americans may be looking forward to the end of this election season. That’s because for some, it’s bringing up negative feelings. Experts say this election is actually leading to an increase in depression and anxiety.

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  • Local Authorities say Marijuana From Colorado in the Area

    Local Authorities say Marijuana From Colorado in the Area

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:59 GMT

    The Kansas Attorney General says the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has had a direct impact on our area. Local authorities participated in a survey that shows the drug has become more available throughout the state.

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    The Kansas Attorney General says the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has had a direct impact on our area. Local authorities participated in a survey that shows the drug has become more available throughout the state.

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  • Four State Voters to Have Different Options on Ballot

    Four State Voters to Have Different Options on Ballot

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:59 GMT

    Undecided voters have just 29 days to make up their minds. But there are more than 2 candidates to choose from in some states. When they enter the polling booth, voters will see more than just Trump or Clinton on the ballot.

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    Undecided voters have just 29 days to make up their minds. But there are more than 2 candidates to choose from in some states. When they enter the polling booth, voters will see more than just Trump or Clinton on the ballot.

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  • Local Business Raising Money for Breast Cancer

    Local Business Raising Money for Breast Cancer

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:59 GMT

    During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a local business owner is hoping that the disease not only one day goes to the dogs, but is raising money to fight it through dogs. 

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    During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a local business owner is hoping that the disease not only one day goes to the dogs, but is raising money to fight it through dogs. 

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  • Weak Tornado Touches Down in Labette County

    Weak Tornado Touches Down in Labette County

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:58 GMT

    A weak tornado touched down in this area of southern Labette County. It tracked ¾ of a mile, moving north east. No one was injured and damage was minimal. 

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    A weak tornado touched down in this area of southern Labette County. It tracked ¾ of a mile, moving north east. No one was injured and damage was minimal. 

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  • Oklahoma Toll Prices to Increase in January

    Oklahoma Toll Prices to Increase in January

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:58 GMT

    As we reported last week, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has voted to increase the cost of tolls and drivers could see a 12 percent increase the first of the year. 

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    As we reported last week, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has voted to increase the cost of tolls and drivers could see a 12 percent increase the first of the year. 

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  • Many Hope Mural Will Bring Attention to East Town

    Many Hope Mural Will Bring Attention to East Town

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:57 GMT

    Joplin city leaders hope that the new East Town Mural will bring new life to the area. Dozens of Joplin residents and local leaders attend the dedication of the mural this afternoon. 

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    Joplin city leaders hope that the new East Town Mural will bring new life to the area. Dozens of Joplin residents and local leaders attend the dedication of the mural this afternoon. 

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  • Neosho Fall Fest has Record Attendance

    Neosho Fall Fest has Record Attendance

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:56 GMT

    Fall fest in downtown Neosho draws its biggest crowd yet. Event organizers say they're looking at record attendance for the annual celebration.

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    Fall fest in downtown Neosho draws its biggest crowd yet. Event organizers say they're looking at record attendance for the annual celebration.

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  • Local Educators and Childcare Providers Attend MSSU Conference

    Local Educators and Childcare Providers Attend MSSU Conference

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:56 GMT

    A child's early years lay the foundation for the rest of their lives. The Early Childhood Conference at Missouri Southern provides training to local educators and daycare providers so that they can continue to build that foundation. 

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    A child's early years lay the foundation for the rest of their lives. The Early Childhood Conference at Missouri Southern provides training to local educators and daycare providers so that they can continue to build that foundation. 

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  • Man Sentenced: $350,000 Worth of MDMA Seized in Pittsburg

    Man Sentenced: $350,000 Worth of MDMA Seized in Pittsburg

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:49:29 GMT

    The Kansas Attorney General's Office has filed charges, following a multi-agency drug bust in Southeast Kansas. A Pittsburg man was arrested Thursday, after law enforcement seized 10 pounds of narcotics in his Pittsburg apartment.

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    The Kansas Attorney General's Office has filed charges, following a multi-agency drug bust in Southeast Kansas. A Pittsburg man was arrested Thursday, after law enforcement seized 10 pounds of narcotics in his Pittsburg apartment.

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  • Local Law Enforcement Using Software to Improve Accountability

    Local Law Enforcement Using Software to Improve Accountability

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:56 GMT
    During a time when police actions are under intense scrutiny, local law enforcement agencies are doing more to be held accountable. Both the Joplin Police Department and Jasper County Sheriff's Office are using cloud-based software to better prepare them for the job. Law enforcement policies are just a few clicks away with the cloud based software system Power DMS. “Officers can type in pursuits and it pops up with the policy so it’s much quicker and much easier to work wi...More >>
    During a time when police actions are under intense scrutiny, local law enforcement agencies are doing more to be held accountable. Both the Joplin Police Department and Jasper County Sheriff's Office are using cloud-based software to better prepare them for the job. Law enforcement policies are just a few clicks away with the cloud based software system Power DMS. “Officers can type in pursuits and it pops up with the policy so it’s much quicker and much easier to work wi...More >>
  • Neosho Fire and Police Departments Raise Funds for Children's Miracle Network

    Neosho Fire and Police Departments Raise Funds for Children's Miracle Network

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:54 GMT
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serve 10 million sick and injured children across North America. Neosho first responders do what they can to help locally, this weekend hitting the streets to raise money and awareness for the cause. Dozens of cars are stopping at the intersection of Highways 60 and 49 despite there being a green light, reaching out a hand to drop spare change into a fireman's boot. The money goes directly to help people like 14 year old Yszabehl Stauffer. “...More >>
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serve 10 million sick and injured children across North America. Neosho first responders do what they can to help locally, this weekend hitting the streets to raise money and awareness for the cause. Dozens of cars are stopping at the intersection of Highways 60 and 49 despite there being a green light, reaching out a hand to drop spare change into a fireman's boot. The money goes directly to help people like 14 year old Yszabehl Stauffer. “...More >>
  • NALA Trains Tutors to Better Serve Low Literate Adults

    NALA Trains Tutors to Better Serve Low Literate Adults

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:53 GMT

    30 million adults in the country are low literate. It's a challenge many in the Four States face. Joplin NALA helps adults strengthen their skills, today training tutors to best help those students. 

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    30 million adults in the country are low literate. It's a challenge many in the Four States face. Joplin NALA helps adults strengthen their skills, today training tutors to best help those students. 

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  • 20th Street Overpass Set to Open

    20th Street Overpass Set to Open

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:53 GMT
    The 20th Street overpass in Joplin is expected to improve safety and keep traffic flowing. But some residents and business owners haven't been happy with it. However, that could soon change. The clothing racks at New to Me Consignment are full but customers haven't been in to shop. Owner Donna Bundy says construction on the 20th street overpass is to blame. “It’s just such a heavy construction area that everyone’s tired of it and they don’t know what&rsquo...More >>
    The 20th Street overpass in Joplin is expected to improve safety and keep traffic flowing. But some residents and business owners haven't been happy with it. However, that could soon change. The clothing racks at New to Me Consignment are full but customers haven't been in to shop. Owner Donna Bundy says construction on the 20th street overpass is to blame. “It’s just such a heavy construction area that everyone’s tired of it and they don’t know what&rsquo...More >>
  • New Mobile Business Comes to Neosho

    New Mobile Business Comes to Neosho

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:52 GMT

    A new type of business has opened in Neosho. However, it has no store front. This one's all mobile and its focus is entertainment. 

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    A new type of business has opened in Neosho. However, it has no store front. This one's all mobile and its focus is entertainment. 

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  • City of Pittsburg Land Bank Encourages Redevelopment

    City of Pittsburg Land Bank Encourages Redevelopment

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:52 GMT

    The City of Pittsburg Land Bank is now open for business, this week releasing a website with all of the properties for sale. It's a way to redevelop unused land in the city. 

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    The City of Pittsburg Land Bank is now open for business, this week releasing a website with all of the properties for sale. It's a way to redevelop unused land in the city. 

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  • Local Girl Scouts Give Back to Elementary School

    Local Girl Scouts Give Back to Elementary School

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:52 GMT

    McDonald County Girl Scouts give back to their elementary school. They just completed a project that will help younger students with math. 

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    McDonald County Girl Scouts give back to their elementary school. They just completed a project that will help younger students with math. 

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  • Annual Cat Show Draws Large Crowd

    Annual Cat Show Draws Large Crowd

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:51 GMT

    Cat lovers unite in Joplin this weekend for the annual cat show. 25 different breeds of cats are judged on standards specific to their breed, including head shape, coat length and body structure. 

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    Cat lovers unite in Joplin this weekend for the annual cat show. 25 different breeds of cats are judged on standards specific to their breed, including head shape, coat length and body structure. 

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  • Lead Poisoning a Concern in Ottawa County

    Lead Poisoning a Concern in Ottawa County

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:51 GMT

    The 18th annual Tar Creek Conference just wrapped up in Miami. The event addresses local environmental issues. Officials who put on the conference say Ottawa County residents should still be worried about lead on their properties.

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    The 18th annual Tar Creek Conference just wrapped up in Miami. The event addresses local environmental issues. Officials who put on the conference say Ottawa County residents should still be worried about lead on their properties.

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  • Miracle League of Joplin has Opening Day, Adults Included

    Miracle League of Joplin has Opening Day, Adults Included

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:50 GMT

    Today was opening day at the Will Norton Miracle Field as dozens of people with disabilities get the chance to run the bases as a part of the Miracle League of Joplin. This year, games were open to adults. 

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    Today was opening day at the Will Norton Miracle Field as dozens of people with disabilities get the chance to run the bases as a part of the Miracle League of Joplin. This year, games were open to adults. 

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  • Pittsburg Bridal Crawl Helps to Showcase Downtown Businesses

    Pittsburg Bridal Crawl Helps to Showcase Downtown Businesses

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:50 GMT

    Area brides-to-be took part, tonight, in a bridal crawl in Pittsburg. An event that showcased several downtown businesses.

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    Area brides-to-be took part, tonight, in a bridal crawl in Pittsburg. An event that showcased several downtown businesses.

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  • Bourbon County Officials Cutting Costs, Removing Light Bulbs From Court House

    Bourbon County Officials Cutting Costs, Removing Light Bulbs From Court House

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:49 GMT

    The Bourbon County Kansas commission today approved the budget for fiscal year 2017. But more cuts are needed. As a result, county officials are coming up with new ways to save some money. 

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    The Bourbon County Kansas commission today approved the budget for fiscal year 2017. But more cuts are needed. As a result, county officials are coming up with new ways to save some money. 

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  • First Responders Receive a Labor Day Treat

    First Responders Receive a Labor Day Treat

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:48 GMT

    For many, Labor Day is a time to enjoy a day off with friends and family. But not all jobs allow for time off, most importantly, first responders. While they were on the clock today, some were given a special break thanks to a local business. 

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    For many, Labor Day is a time to enjoy a day off with friends and family. But not all jobs allow for time off, most importantly, first responders. While they were on the clock today, some were given a special break thanks to a local business. 

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  • Construction Set to Begin on a Roundabout Near Seneca

    Construction Set to Begin on a Roundabout Near Seneca

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:48 GMT

    Construction beginning this week near Seneca could mean delays but the goal is to improve the flow of traffic and safety. The Missouri Department of Transportation will put a roundabout at the intersection of Route 60 and Route 43.

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    Construction beginning this week near Seneca could mean delays but the goal is to improve the flow of traffic and safety. The Missouri Department of Transportation will put a roundabout at the intersection of Route 60 and Route 43.

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  • Oklahoma Earthquake Aftershocks Felt Across the Four States

    Oklahoma Earthquake Aftershocks Felt Across the Four States

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:48 GMT

    An earthquake in Oklahoma rattles the 4 states. The United States Geological Survey says a 5.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 7:02 this morning in north-central Oklahoma. 

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    An earthquake in Oklahoma rattles the 4 states. The United States Geological Survey says a 5.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 7:02 this morning in north-central Oklahoma. 

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  • Pitt State Hires Full Time Campus Victim Advocate

    Pitt State Hires Full Time Campus Victim Advocate

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:48 GMT

    According to a study out of the CDC, 19-percent of undergraduate women experienced sexual assault in college. Pittsburg State University now has a full-time advocate on campus to help victims.

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    According to a study out of the CDC, 19-percent of undergraduate women experienced sexual assault in college. Pittsburg State University now has a full-time advocate on campus to help victims.

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  • Hundreds of Laws Take Effect in Missouri, Including Access to Opioid Overdose Antidote

    Hundreds of Laws Take Effect in Missouri, Including Access to Opioid Overdose Antidote

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:48 GMT

    More than 100 laws go into effect today in Missouri. One could help save lives, allowing families and emergency personnel to better help a person overdosing on opioids. 

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    More than 100 laws go into effect today in Missouri. One could help save lives, allowing families and emergency personnel to better help a person overdosing on opioids. 

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  • Hundreds Come to Joplin for Hamfest

    Hundreds Come to Joplin for Hamfest

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:47 GMT

    Hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts from all over the region were in Joplin this afternoon for Hamfest hosted by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. It’s an opportunity for vendors to show off new products and for people to buy sell and trade different radio parts. 

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    Hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts from all over the region were in Joplin this afternoon for Hamfest hosted by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. It’s an opportunity for vendors to show off new products and for people to buy sell and trade different radio parts. 

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  • Parents Get Information for if a Child Goes Missing

    Parents Get Information for if a Child Goes Missing

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:47 GMT

    Nearly 2000 children are reported missing or abducted in the US each day. A local masonic lodge helps to better prepare parents in case they find themselves in that situation. The Missouri Child Identification Program, or MO Chip, gathers all of the information police would need if a child goes missing.

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    Nearly 2000 children are reported missing or abducted in the US each day. A local masonic lodge helps to better prepare parents in case they find themselves in that situation. The Missouri Child Identification Program, or MO Chip, gathers all of the information police would need if a child goes missing.

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  • Mercy Park Opens in Joplin

    Mercy Park Opens in Joplin

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:46 GMT

    Joplin residents can now enjoy 16 more acres of land within city limits. Mercy Park officially opened this morning with a ribbon cutting. Residents are already walking on the trails and enjoying the views.

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    Joplin residents can now enjoy 16 more acres of land within city limits. Mercy Park officially opened this morning with a ribbon cutting. Residents are already walking on the trails and enjoying the views.

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  • Jake's Fireworks Impacted by Louisiana Flooding, Helping Community

    Jake's Fireworks Impacted by Louisiana Flooding, Helping Community

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:46 GMT

    Flooding in Louisiana has killed 13 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. One business has roots in Pittsburg, Kansas. 

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    Flooding in Louisiana has killed 13 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. One business has roots in Pittsburg, Kansas. 

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  • Lowe's Employees Build Wheelchair Ramp for Local Woman in Need

    Lowe's Employees Build Wheelchair Ramp for Local Woman in Need

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:46 GMT

    A group of Lowe’s employees help to make a local woman more comfortable in her home. Today, working on home improvements as she recovers from an accident that left her paralyzed.

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    A group of Lowe’s employees help to make a local woman more comfortable in her home. Today, working on home improvements as she recovers from an accident that left her paralyzed.

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  • Pittsburg State University Students Move In

    Pittsburg State University Students Move In

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:45 GMT

    It’s that time of year for students to start thinking about school. Pittsburg State University's campus was bustling today as students moved back into the dorms. 

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    It’s that time of year for students to start thinking about school. Pittsburg State University's campus was bustling today as students moved back into the dorms. 

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  • Area Law Enforcement Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Area Law Enforcement Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:45 GMT

    Several area law enforcement agencies search for a man that allegedly drove his vehicle at an Oklahoma officer. Authorities are actively searching for 19 year old Neosho resident Jacoby Sammons. 

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    Several area law enforcement agencies search for a man that allegedly drove his vehicle at an Oklahoma officer. Authorities are actively searching for 19 year old Neosho resident Jacoby Sammons. 

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  • Special Report: Distracted Driving

    Special Report: Distracted Driving

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:44 GMT

    Distracted driving kills 8 people and injures more than 1 thousand people every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Authorities say distracted driving is a growing problem, especially with advances in technology. It is the leading cause of all traffic crashes in the state of Missouri, accounting for about 25 percent of accidents. 

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    Distracted driving kills 8 people and injures more than 1 thousand people every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Authorities say distracted driving is a growing problem, especially with advances in technology. It is the leading cause of all traffic crashes in the state of Missouri, accounting for about 25 percent of accidents. 

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  • Comfort Dogs Help Residents Heal After Shooting

    Comfort Dogs Help Residents Heal After Shooting

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:45 GMT

    One of the 2 vehicles shot at yesterday was an Immanuel Lutheran Church van. Five people and 2 comfort dogs were in the van, traveling to St. Louis. Today, comfort dogs from all over the Midwest are in Joplin to support those affected by the shooting. 

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    One of the 2 vehicles shot at yesterday was an Immanuel Lutheran Church van. Five people and 2 comfort dogs were in the van, traveling to St. Louis. Today, comfort dogs from all over the Midwest are in Joplin to support those affected by the shooting. 

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  • Charges Filed Against Shooter in Joplin, No Fatalities

    Charges Filed Against Shooter in Joplin, No Fatalities

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:44 GMT

    Charges are filed against a Joplin man after he opened fire at several locations leaving 3 people and a dog with gunshot wounds.  Joplin residents are stung by a string of shootings early this morning. Police are still searching for the reason why Tom Mourning went on the shooting spree in the city that touched Newton and Jasper Counties. 

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    Charges are filed against a Joplin man after he opened fire at several locations leaving 3 people and a dog with gunshot wounds.  Joplin residents are stung by a string of shootings early this morning. Police are still searching for the reason why Tom Mourning went on the shooting spree in the city that touched Newton and Jasper Counties. 

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  • Family Seeks Justice for Daughter 24 Years After her Disappearance

    Family Seeks Justice for Daughter 24 Years After her Disappearance

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:44 GMT

    A vigil was held tonight at Schifferdecker Park. Dozens stood in solidarity to remember Tracy Pickett. Pickett went missing on this day 24 years ago, she was 14 years old. 

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    A vigil was held tonight at Schifferdecker Park. Dozens stood in solidarity to remember Tracy Pickett. Pickett went missing on this day 24 years ago, she was 14 years old. 

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  • Local Church Gives Away 400 Backpacks

    Local Church Gives Away 400 Backpacks

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:43 GMT

    In the days to come, many an area kid will be heading back to school. That, of course, has and will entail plenty of back-to-school shopping. The costs for supplies seem to grow every year, which can be stressful for many families. 

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    In the days to come, many an area kid will be heading back to school. That, of course, has and will entail plenty of back-to-school shopping. The costs for supplies seem to grow every year, which can be stressful for many families. 

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  • Webb City Farmers Market Named One of the Best

    Webb City Farmers Market Named One of the Best

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:43 GMT

    Webb City is being recognized in a national publication. It's listed with 19 other cities in Southern Living magazine has having one of the best farmer's markets in the south.

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    Webb City is being recognized in a national publication. It's listed with 19 other cities in Southern Living magazine has having one of the best farmer's markets in the south.

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  • Dog Park Opens in Fort Scott

    Dog Park Opens in Fort Scott

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:43 GMT

    Dog parks are becoming more popular across the country. According to the Animal Humane Society, the parks are a great way to socialize and exercise dogs. Now Fort Scott residents have the chance to do so at the brand new dog park that opened today. 

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    Dog parks are becoming more popular across the country. According to the Animal Humane Society, the parks are a great way to socialize and exercise dogs. Now Fort Scott residents have the chance to do so at the brand new dog park that opened today. 

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  • Former Basketball Players File Discrimination Suit Against Cottey College

    Former Basketball Players File Discrimination Suit Against Cottey College

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:43 GMT

    Three former students-athletes have filed a lawsuit against Cottey College in Nevada. All 3 were members of the women's basketball program and claim they were treated unfairly because of their race. 

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    Three former students-athletes have filed a lawsuit against Cottey College in Nevada. All 3 were members of the women's basketball program and claim they were treated unfairly because of their race. 

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  • Joplin Salvation Army Transitioning to Rapid Rehousing Program

    Joplin Salvation Army Transitioning to Rapid Rehousing Program

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:42 GMT

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is transitioning to a housing first approach, prompting the Salvation Army in Joplin to do the same. But the change could mean that more families will end up homeless. 

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    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is transitioning to a housing first approach, prompting the Salvation Army in Joplin to do the same. But the change could mean that more families will end up homeless. 

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  • Pittsburg Schools Ask for Community Feedback

    Pittsburg Schools Ask for Community Feedback

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:42 GMT

    The Pittsburg School District is working to come up with new plans for facility renovations following a failed $67.6 million school bond. This time, it's looking to the public for help. 

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    The Pittsburg School District is working to come up with new plans for facility renovations following a failed $67.6 million school bond. This time, it's looking to the public for help. 

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  • Local Gun Shop Holds Forum on Constitutional Carry Laws

    Local Gun Shop Holds Forum on Constitutional Carry Laws

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:42 GMT

    A senate bill has been causing some confusion when it comes to Missouri’s concealed carry law and legal requirements. Owners of the Liberty Tree in Carthage look to clear that up, holding a question and answer session on Senate Bill 656. 

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    A senate bill has been causing some confusion when it comes to Missouri’s concealed carry law and legal requirements. Owners of the Liberty Tree in Carthage look to clear that up, holding a question and answer session on Senate Bill 656. 

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  • Pittsburg Homeless Staying in Tents Asked to Vacate

    Pittsburg Homeless Staying in Tents Asked to Vacate

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:41 GMT

    Some homeless people in Pittsburg are facing more troubles. During the day, they can stay at the Wesley House, which opened a day shelter last September. But the problem comes later, because there's no place for them to stay at night in town. By august 1st, tents pitched on the corner of 12th and Joplin Streets in Pittsburg will have to be removed. Once the makeshift campsite is gone, 15 homeless people will have nowhere to go at night.

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    Some homeless people in Pittsburg are facing more troubles. During the day, they can stay at the Wesley House, which opened a day shelter last September. But the problem comes later, because there's no place for them to stay at night in town. By august 1st, tents pitched on the corner of 12th and Joplin Streets in Pittsburg will have to be removed. Once the makeshift campsite is gone, 15 homeless people will have nowhere to go at night.

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  • Several Hundred Citizens Join Law Enforcement for Unity Walk

    Several Hundred Citizens Join Law Enforcement for Unity Walk

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:41 GMT

    At a time when the nation is tense over shootings by and against law enforcement, 4 state residents come together in a positive expression of respect. Several hundred citizens walk with law enforcement and each other, uniting despite what's been going on across the nation. 

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    At a time when the nation is tense over shootings by and against law enforcement, 4 state residents come together in a positive expression of respect. Several hundred citizens walk with law enforcement and each other, uniting despite what's been going on across the nation. 

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  • Chanute Couple Paints Curbs to Show Support for Law Enforcement

    Chanute Couple Paints Curbs to Show Support for Law Enforcement

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:41 GMT

    When a Chanute couple posted on Facebook about what they're doing to show support for local law enforcement, they didn't expect a big response. But now more than 200 people have reached out to participate. All it takes is a pair of gloves, 2 pieces of cardboard, and a can of blue spray paint.    

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    When a Chanute couple posted on Facebook about what they're doing to show support for local law enforcement, they didn't expect a big response. But now more than 200 people have reached out to participate. All it takes is a pair of gloves, 2 pieces of cardboard, and a can of blue spray paint.    

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  • Carthage Art Walk Celebrates Christmas in July

    Carthage Art Walk Celebrates Christmas in July

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:40 GMT

    It’s hard to imagine what it was like back in December with temperatures pushing 100 degrees. But organizers of tonight’s Carthage Art Walk hoped reminders of Christmas season would help distract from the heat. 

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    It’s hard to imagine what it was like back in December with temperatures pushing 100 degrees. But organizers of tonight’s Carthage Art Walk hoped reminders of Christmas season would help distract from the heat. 

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  • Missouri Senators Propose Legislation to Stop Attacks on Law Enforcement

    Missouri Senators Propose Legislation to Stop Attacks on Law Enforcement

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:40 GMT

    A couple of Missouri State Senators made a stop in Jasper County, today, to discuss the threats those in law enforcement face. They also announced plans when it comes to a solution. 

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    A couple of Missouri State Senators made a stop in Jasper County, today, to discuss the threats those in law enforcement face. They also announced plans when it comes to a solution. 

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  • Local French Professor Reacts to France Attacks

    Local French Professor Reacts to France Attacks

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:40 GMT

    More than 80 people were killed and 200 injured after an attack last night in France. The tragedy has hit close to home for a professor at Missouri Southern. The world watched in awe as a man drove a truck through a crowd at a Bastille Day celebration. 

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    More than 80 people were killed and 200 injured after an attack last night in France. The tragedy has hit close to home for a professor at Missouri Southern. The world watched in awe as a man drove a truck through a crowd at a Bastille Day celebration. 

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  • MODOT Presents Plans to Replace Two Carthage Bridges

    MODOT Presents Plans to Replace Two Carthage Bridges

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:40 GMT

    MODOT has announced plans for a $4.4 million project in Carthage. It involves the replacement of 2 bridges and tonight dozens of residents were at a public meeting to give their input. 

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    MODOT has announced plans for a $4.4 million project in Carthage. It involves the replacement of 2 bridges and tonight dozens of residents were at a public meeting to give their input. 

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  • Local Business Uses Social Media to Identify Shoplifters

    Local Business Uses Social Media to Identify Shoplifters

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:39 GMT

    Everybody is on Facebook these days. That's why a Webb City business owner utilized the social media platform to identify someone they believe shoplifted from their store.

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    Everybody is on Facebook these days. That's why a Webb City business owner utilized the social media platform to identify someone they believe shoplifted from their store.

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  • Authorities Find Infant Girl's Body in Barton County Pond

    Authorities Find Infant Girl's Body in Barton County Pond

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:38 GMT

    The discovery of an infant girl's body in a pond in Barton County is currently being investigated as a homicide. Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw has one word to describe the crime "heartbreaking." He was called to an area 3 miles southeast of Lamar on Monday evening where the body of an infant girl was found. 

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    The discovery of an infant girl's body in a pond in Barton County is currently being investigated as a homicide. Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw has one word to describe the crime "heartbreaking." He was called to an area 3 miles southeast of Lamar on Monday evening where the body of an infant girl was found. 

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  • Authorities Release More Details in the Death of a Pittsburg Man

    Authorities Release More Details in the Death of a Pittsburg Man

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:38 GMT

    Authorities in Sikeston, Missouri have released new details in the death of a Pittsburg man. The 3 suspects involved in the case appeared in court today. Ronnie Robinson getting angry when a reporter asked him if he had anything to say. Ronnie Robinson, Elsie Coleman Hamilton and Larenzle Coleman all make their way into a New Madrid County court room. 

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    Authorities in Sikeston, Missouri have released new details in the death of a Pittsburg man. The 3 suspects involved in the case appeared in court today. Ronnie Robinson getting angry when a reporter asked him if he had anything to say. Ronnie Robinson, Elsie Coleman Hamilton and Larenzle Coleman all make their way into a New Madrid County court room. 

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  • Newton Co. Fair Kicks Off, a Lifestyle for Many

    Newton Co. Fair Kicks Off, a Lifestyle for Many

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:38 GMT

    A big time fair has kicked-off in Neosho. And for 1 teenager the Newton County Fair isn't just about food and rides. It’s about competition during this, her 10th year. 

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    A big time fair has kicked-off in Neosho. And for 1 teenager the Newton County Fair isn't just about food and rides. It’s about competition during this, her 10th year. 

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  • Joplin Police Increases Presence on Holiday Weekend

    Joplin Police Increases Presence on Holiday Weekend

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:38 GMT

    The Fourth of July is a big weekend to travel, bringing many people in and out of Joplin. As a part of a statewide initiative, the Joplin Police Department increases its presence on the streets over the long weekend to help keep drivers safe. 

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    The Fourth of July is a big weekend to travel, bringing many people in and out of Joplin. As a part of a statewide initiative, the Joplin Police Department increases its presence on the streets over the long weekend to help keep drivers safe. 

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  • Friends and Family Remember Larry Weaver

    Friends and Family Remember Larry Weaver

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:37 GMT

    Friends and family of Larry Weaver say he was an active member of the Pittsburg community. His sister remembers him as a family man, always helping others. 

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    Friends and family of Larry Weaver say he was an active member of the Pittsburg community. His sister remembers him as a family man, always helping others. 

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  • Group Raises Money to Build Storm Shelter at State Park

    Group Raises Money to Build Storm Shelter at State Park

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:37 GMT

    Camping is a popular choice for many in the summer and especially during the holiday weekend. But when storms roll in, the lake isn't always the safest place to be. But there is a group of people looking to change that.

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    Camping is a popular choice for many in the summer and especially during the holiday weekend. But when storms roll in, the lake isn't always the safest place to be. But there is a group of people looking to change that.

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  • Victim of Joplin Burglary Defends Suspects

    Victim of Joplin Burglary Defends Suspects

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:37 GMT

    A victim of a recent assault and burglary case in Joplin says she needs to clear the air. She's now coming to the defense of the 2 suspects.

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    A victim of a recent assault and burglary case in Joplin says she needs to clear the air. She's now coming to the defense of the 2 suspects.

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  • Joplin Fire Marshal Inspects Firework Stands

    Joplin Fire Marshal Inspects Firework Stands

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:37 GMT

    Many residents are gearing up to load up on fireworks for the upcoming holiday weekend. By now, you've seen the tents across the four states. But, in Joplin before vendors can start selling to you, they have to meet certain standards.

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    Many residents are gearing up to load up on fireworks for the upcoming holiday weekend. By now, you've seen the tents across the four states. But, in Joplin before vendors can start selling to you, they have to meet certain standards.

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  • Community Garden Feeds Those in Need

    Community Garden Feeds Those in Need

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:36 GMT

    A Baxter Springs church group is getting its hands dirty this summer by planting a garden. And the produce being grown will be used to help feed the community. 

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    A Baxter Springs church group is getting its hands dirty this summer by planting a garden. And the produce being grown will be used to help feed the community. 

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  • Petition Boycotting TAMKO Gathers 2,000 Signatures

    Petition Boycotting TAMKO Gathers 2,000 Signatures

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:36 GMT

    An organization looking to protect middle class Missourians is taking a stand against TAMKO. The group claims the company's president and CEO is funding attacks on working families. 

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    An organization looking to protect middle class Missourians is taking a stand against TAMKO. The group claims the company's president and CEO is funding attacks on working families. 

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  • Family Resource Center in Pittsburg to Cut Programming, Result of Funding Cuts

    Family Resource Center in Pittsburg to Cut Programming, Result of Funding Cuts

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:35 GMT

    State funding cuts made as a result of the Kansas legislature failing to balance the budget will have a lasting impact on a local facility. The Family Resource Center in Pittsburg has no choice but to cut programs, affecting hundreds of at-risk children. 

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    State funding cuts made as a result of the Kansas legislature failing to balance the budget will have a lasting impact on a local facility. The Family Resource Center in Pittsburg has no choice but to cut programs, affecting hundreds of at-risk children. 

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  • Local 13 Year Old to Swim in Paralympic Qualifiers

    Local 13 Year Old to Swim in Paralympic Qualifiers

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:35 GMT

    There’s no doubt about it, Haven Shepherd makes a splash, in the pool and out. She has her last swim practice in Joplin before heading to North Carolina where she will compete for a spot on a very prestigious team. 

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    There’s no doubt about it, Haven Shepherd makes a splash, in the pool and out. She has her last swim practice in Joplin before heading to North Carolina where she will compete for a spot on a very prestigious team. 

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  • Teen Center Opens in Columbus

    Teen Center Opens in Columbus

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:35 GMT

    Southeast Kansas teenagers who say they have nothing to do this summer now have a new option. It's a teen community center. It's been in the works for several years and today, opened its doors in Columbus.

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    Southeast Kansas teenagers who say they have nothing to do this summer now have a new option. It's a teen community center. It's been in the works for several years and today, opened its doors in Columbus.

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  • 7-Year-Old Boy a Hero, Saves his Friend's Life

    7-Year-Old Boy a Hero, Saves his Friend's Life

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:34 GMT

    A Cherryvale family is thanking a little boy after he stayed calm in a life or death situation. A little boy who's now being called a hero. 

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    A Cherryvale family is thanking a little boy after he stayed calm in a life or death situation. A little boy who's now being called a hero. 

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  • Local Teens Get Lifeguard Certification

    Local Teens Get Lifeguard Certification

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:34 GMT

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 3,500 people will die  every year in a drowning accident. Now that it's pool season, who is preventing that number from rising? After an intense weekend of training, a group of local teenagers are now qualified to do so. 

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 3,500 people will die  every year in a drowning accident. Now that it's pool season, who is preventing that number from rising? After an intense weekend of training, a group of local teenagers are now qualified to do so. 

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  • Music Festival Aimed at Getting Vets Services They Need

    Music Festival Aimed at Getting Vets Services They Need

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:34 GMT

    Four Staters help local veterans find the services they may need, today, at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. 

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    Four Staters help local veterans find the services they may need, today, at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. 

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  • Chili Cook Off Raises Money for the Visually Impaired

    Chili Cook Off Raises Money for the Visually Impaired

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:33 GMT

    You may not think of pairing wine with chili but at the 4th annual Vine and Grind fundraiser at Keltoi Winery, it is the perfect match. The event benefits the Midwest Low Vision Technology Center, which helps to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired.

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    You may not think of pairing wine with chili but at the 4th annual Vine and Grind fundraiser at Keltoi Winery, it is the perfect match. The event benefits the Midwest Low Vision Technology Center, which helps to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired.

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  • SEK Humane Society Hosts Day in the Park

    SEK Humane Society Hosts Day in the Park

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:33 GMT

    It’s a day in the park for Pittsburg residents and their furry friends. The SEK Humane Society holds its "bark in the park" fundraiser. 

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    It’s a day in the park for Pittsburg residents and their furry friends. The SEK Humane Society holds its "bark in the park" fundraiser. 

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  • Governor Nixon Makes Investment in Higher Education, MSSU to Benefit

    Governor Nixon Makes Investment in Higher Education, MSSU to Benefit

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:33 GMT

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Joplin, today, to announce an investment in higher education. One that will benefit local universities and surrounding areas. Nixon takes action at Missouri southern, signing capital improvement bills for fiscal year 2017 into law. 

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    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Joplin, today, to announce an investment in higher education. One that will benefit local universities and surrounding areas. Nixon takes action at Missouri southern, signing capital improvement bills for fiscal year 2017 into law. 

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  • How to Beat the Summer Heat

    How to Beat the Summer Heat

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:33 GMT

    With the heat index across the four states well over 100 today, it begs the question we ask this time every year. How do you beat the heat if you have to be outdoors? 

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    With the heat index across the four states well over 100 today, it begs the question we ask this time every year. How do you beat the heat if you have to be outdoors? 

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  • Webb City Police Looking for Peeping Tom

    Webb City Police Looking for Peeping Tom

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:33 GMT

    Police in Webb City are looking for a man who left the Walmart Supercenter yesterday. Not just a customer who decided to leave, or had just stolen something. Police say the man pictured in security footage from the Walmart on Madison Street was caught taking pictures of a woman while she was trying on clothes in a fitting room.

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    Police in Webb City are looking for a man who left the Walmart Supercenter yesterday. Not just a customer who decided to leave, or had just stolen something. Police say the man pictured in security footage from the Walmart on Madison Street was caught taking pictures of a woman while she was trying on clothes in a fitting room.

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  • Jackson Sentenced for October 2014 Murder

    Jackson Sentenced for October 2014 Murder

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:31 GMT

    After a 2 day trial, the jury in a Pineville murder case reached a verdict earlier tonight. Carl Lee Jackson has been found guilty of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and burglary. 

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    After a 2 day trial, the jury in a Pineville murder case reached a verdict earlier tonight. Carl Lee Jackson has been found guilty of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and burglary. 

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  • ASPCA Holds Event Handing Out Animal Micro-Chips

    ASPCA Holds Event Handing Out Animal Micro-Chips

    Thursday, October 6 2016 1:49 PM EDT2016-10-06 17:49:12 GMT

    Today Joplin Proud, the ASPCA and Joplin Human Society make sure animals get micro chips.

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    Today Joplin Proud, the ASPCA and Joplin Human Society make sure animals get micro chips.

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  • Wings and Wonder Children's Event

    Wings and Wonder Children's Event

    Thursday, October 6 2016 1:49 PM EDT2016-10-06 17:49:12 GMT

    The Wings and Wonder event, named for Joplin's association with butterflies, was held at Cunningham park. 

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    The Wings and Wonder event, named for Joplin's association with butterflies, was held at Cunningham park. 

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  • US Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus in Joplin for the 143rd Birthday

    US Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus in Joplin for the 143rd Birthday

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:07:27 GMT

    Happy birthday to the City of Joplin. Today, the city is 143 years old and residents celebrate at Joplin High School's Performing Arts Center. Thousands look on as the United States Army Field Band and Soldier Chorus help to sing happy birthday to the city, different than the usual annual celebration at City Hall. “We are just so fortunate to have them here in our city and to tie this in on this special day we're just so fortunate to do this,” says City Clerk Barb Hogeli...

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    Happy birthday to the City of Joplin. Today, the city is 143 years old and residents celebrate at Joplin High School's Performing Arts Center. Thousands look on as the United States Army Field Band and Soldier Chorus help to sing happy birthday to the city, different than the usual annual celebration at City Hall. “We are just so fortunate to have them here in our city and to tie this in on this special day we're just so fortunate to do this,” says City Clerk Barb Hogeli...

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