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Mom's FB Post Prompts JPD Investigation Video included

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 A social media post prompts a police investigation in Joplin.
      The police investigation did not find an abduction attempt but officials say they take all social media tips seriously.

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Animal Issue in Yates Center

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A Yates Center, Kansas woman says the goats in the yard next to the house she rents have been dying due to negligence. The owner of the goats says the situation isn't that simple. 

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Sixth Anniversary of Joplin Tornado Comes with Changes Video included

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Once a year, it seems, on May 22nd, even the little things you can experience at Cunningham Park mean so much more to enjoy while you have the opportunity.

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MO Governor Plans Capitol Rally; Pushing Steel Mill Bill

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Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City next week and the Governor is  promoting a bill they'll address. It's called the steel mill bill.  T

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Joplin Memorial Run 2017

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Monday marks the six year anniversary of the Joplin tornado. The Joplin Memorial Run kicked off early this morning on Joplin Avenue as part of a weekend of remembrance. It started with 161 seconds of silence -- and 161 balloons entering the grey sky, a tribute to the 161 lives lost -- and an important reminder for the reason behind the run. Barnes: "Just that it touches them, that they feel it, and, they always remember those lives that were lost." Brendon Barnes is part o...

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Quapaw Tribe receives EPA Grant

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            The EPA grants four million dollars to the Quapaw tribe to help with mine waste cleanup. The four million dollars will help the tribe with cleanup west of Picher. A small step compared to the last 5 years of work. Kent: "We've cleaned up over a million tons of chat, we've remediated several hundred acres of land and put it back into use by the tribe." It’s an incredible amount of work -- requiring help... More>>

Valedictorian Questions in Carl Junction Video included

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Commencement for Carl Junction High School will take place on Saturday. But one graduating senior feels the school's policy for determining the valedictorian needs a major overhaul. 

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Two Students Seriously Injured After Inflatable Play Area Blows Away Video included

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One student hit a tree limb.

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More Details Emerge Behind $151 Million Lawsuit Against Jail; Sheriff's Office; County Commissioners Video included

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"We think that (lawsuit) will wake people up."

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Joplin Seeks More TIF Money: Recovery TIF Under Fire Video included

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     The city of Joplin will seek to add about a million dollars to the 1717 Marketplace TIF (tax increment financing) District for improvements to the intersection at 15th and Rangeline. 

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Doctors And Families Learn More About Caffeine Dangers

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"As parents, you definitely get worried, because you hear of stories of just tragic stories, the stuff that's in energy drinks affecting young people and even taking their lives." Matt Miller plays with his sixteen month old daughter, Dani, in Pittsburg. He says he's doing what he can to make sure his kids understand that too much of a seemingly good thing, like energy drinks, can be deadly. "I think it's definitely moderation, what helps, but we just don't allow the ...

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Flood Survivors Want More Help from Emergency Management Video included

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"There should be a store front, in the center of Neosho, set up especially for emergency services."

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Don's Cold Storage to Double in Size: Expansion to Add Jobs Video included

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A fifteen million dollar expansion is underway at a local warehousing company. Adding more than one hundred thousand square feet to Don's cold storage will also mean adding jobs.  

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New Kansas Laws Protect Abuse and Assault Victims Video included

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt congratulated state lawmakers Monday for making the state a better place for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Joplin Police Department Welcomes New Officers

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The Joplin Police Department is getting closer to becoming fully staffed. A class of 13 new officers was sworn-in last week. All of them, obviously, are hoping to make a difference. It's been four years since the Joplin Police Department has seen a class with this many new officers, and that has their instructors excited. Henderson: "I've been at Joplin for 15 years and it's nice to see this many people wanting to come and be police officers, and help us get back up to full ... More>>

Missouri Governor Weighing Benefits of Uniform Minimum Wage Bill Video included

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State legislators voted to ban political subdivisions from increasing minimum wage, or employee benefits, beyond state rules and regulations.

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Local Church and Mattress Company Assist Flood Victims

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Flood victims in Neosho are getting another wave of assistance thanks to a local church and mattress company.  Juan Carlos Estrada and his family were told their Neosho home is not suitable to live in and they'll need to relocate.  "The first step is going to be to look for a house," Estrada said. "I don't want them, they're been thinking about it, and I don't want the trauma of what happened bothering their minds." Now, the family is assembl... More>>

KCU Medical School's First Class

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The Kansas City university of medicine and bio sciences accepts their (its) first group of med students for the Joplin campus. Officials say despite the smaller size of the Joplin campus, it still offers the same learning opportunities. Gregory: "That's the beauty of the campus, is that they'll be able to learn at a very large scale, macro level, the importance of medicine." Not just anybody can put on one of these white coats, it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of pract

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Future of At-Home Care in Missouri Uncertain Video included

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This year's revenues have been growing at barely half the pace on which this year's budget was based.

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New SE Kansas Casino Revenues Nearly On Par with Expectations Video included

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Kansas Crossing earned $3,100,225 in April.

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  • True Charity - May 23rd, June 6th, and June 25th

    True Charity - May 23rd, June 6th, and June 25th

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:59:19 GMT
    Three churches in the Joplin area are partnering with True Charity Initiative to bring community showings of the powerful documentary, Poverty Inc. to the Joplin area. These events will all be free of charge and promise to be both challenging and insightful. The 55 min film will begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by True Charity breakout sessions. Attendees may choose one session to attend out of the following list:   The ABC's of Effective Charity- James Whitford, Co-Founder o...More >>
    Three churches in the Joplin area are partnering with True Charity Initiative to bring community showings of the powerful documentary, Poverty Inc. to the Joplin area. These events will all be free of charge and promise to be both challenging and insightful. The 55 min film will begin at 6:30pm and will be followed by True Charity breakout sessions. Attendees may choose one session to attend out of the following list:   The ABC's of Effective Charity- James Whitford, Co-Founder o...More >>
  • 2011 McDonald County Murder Case Dismissed

    2011 McDonald County Murder Case Dismissed

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:13:01 GMT

    Updated August 14, 2013:  A Rogers, Arkansas man accused of murder is in custody.In February 2011 the body of Jack McCain, 68 of Rogers, was found on a rural county road about eight miles east of Jane,

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    In February 2011 the body of Jack McCain, 68 of Rogers, was found on a rural county road about eight miles east of Jane, Missouri in McDonald County. McCain had been shot multiple times. Tuesday night Fred Bremer, 39, was arrested and has been charged with first degree murder in McCain's death.

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  • Nevada PD Conducting Death Investigation

    Nevada PD Conducting Death Investigation

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:00:21 GMT

    On May 22, 2017 at approximately 0820 hours, officers with the Nevada Police Department were dispatched to a wooded area south of the 400 block of E. Highland Avenue for a report of an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male subject in the area. Responding emergency medical personnel determined that the male subject was deceased. The subject has been identified as James A. Glass, age 49 of Nevada. The subject’s body was turned over to th...

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    On May 22, 2017 at approximately 0820 hours, officers with the Nevada Police Department were dispatched to a wooded area south of the 400 block of E. Highland Avenue for a report of an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male subject in the area. Responding emergency medical personnel determined that the male subject was deceased. The subject has been identified as James A. Glass, age 49 of Nevada. The subject’s body was turned over to th...

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  • Mom's FB Post Prompts JPD Investigation

    Mom's FB Post Prompts JPD Investigation

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:43:42 GMT

     A social media post prompts a police investigation in Joplin.
          The police investigation did not find an abduction attempt but officials say they take all social media tips seriously.

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     A social media post prompts a police investigation in Joplin.
          The police investigation did not find an abduction attempt but officials say they take all social media tips seriously.

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  • Carl Junction Student Nominated by McCaskill Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

    Carl Junction Student Nominated by McCaskill Accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:25 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:25:42 GMT
    Dallas EllistonDallas Elliston

    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced the acceptance of Dallas Elliston of Carl Junction to the U.S. Naval Academy. Students are nominated by McCaskill and accepted to their respective academies based on strong records of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities. McCaskill is aided in the selection process by a committee of volunteers, educators, service academy alumni, and state community leaders. “I’m a...

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    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced the acceptance of Dallas Elliston of Carl Junction to the U.S. Naval Academy. Students are nominated by McCaskill and accepted to their respective academies based on strong records of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities. McCaskill is aided in the selection process by a committee of volunteers, educators, service academy alumni, and state community leaders. “I’m a...

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