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  • A shot in the dark

    Southwest Missouri woman serving life sentence for murder gets decision from state supreme court

    Southwest Missouri woman serving life sentence for murder gets decision from state supreme court

    Arguments before the Missouri Supreme Court could have repercussions in dozens of old murder cases.  Missouri is one of a number of states that impose a sentence of 'life without parole' for young offenders

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    In November 1992 a McDonald County, Mo. man was shot to death. His 17 year old ex-wife was convicted for planning the murder and is currently serving a sentence of life without parole.  Sheena Eastburn's attorney hoped a recent ruling would open the door for the possiblity of a new sentence in Eastburn's case.  But on Tuesday, in a unanimous decision, the Missouri Supreme Court rejected the arguments.

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  • Alfred Sommers has passed away

    Buried Alive - Return to the Connor Hotel

    Buried Alive - Return to the Connor Hotel

    UPDATED FEBRUARY 10, 2012:  We have just learned that a man who survived three and half days of being buried beneath the Connor Hotel when it collapsed in 1978 passed away today. Alfred SommersMore >>
    We have just learned that a man who survived three and half days of being buried beneath the Connor Hotel when it collapsed in 1978 passed away today.  Alfred Sommers was 64.

    Over 30 years after the tragedy that brought the city of Joplin into the national headlines, Sommers revisited the site for the first time since being rescued and told us his experience during the three and half days he was trapped and buried alive.
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  • Identity Search

    Joplin man tries to document his history in Russia

    Joplin man tries to document his history in Russia

    Feb 14, 20132013-02-14 05:00:00 GMT
    A Joplin man is trying to collect birth records and other old documents to establish his status as a U.S. citizen. For Dmitry Cederberg that's not easy. He was one of the tens of thousands of RussianMore >>
    Dmitry Cederberg was one of the tens of thousands of Russian children adopted by American parents over the past generation, but his case was unusual. When he ended up in foster care some old records were lost or destroyed.More >>
  • Shadow On The Street

    Shadow On The Street

    Friday, November 14 2014 1:49 PM EST2014-11-14 18:49:08 GMT
    Joplin, MO: Every SW Missouri law enforcement agency is very aware of the group that calls itself  "The Joplin Honkies", and the sometimes violent crimes attributed to self-proclaimed members. But you'll find disagreement over whether this loosely knit group is a criminal gang. We'll explore that issue, and explain why it matters.More >>
    Joplin, MO: Every SW Missouri law enforcement agency is very aware of the group that calls itself  "The Joplin Honkies", and the sometimes violent crimes attributed to self-proclaimed members. But you'll find disagreement over whether this loosely knit group is a criminal gang. We'll explore that issue, and explain why it matters.More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Street names, histories and mysteries

    SPECIAL REPORT: Street names, histories and mysteries

    Thursday, May 15 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-05-15 23:31:01 GMT
    If you know your alphabet you shouldn't get lost in Joplin's Royal Heights addition. But if you know your U.S. presidents you might get lost on the streets of Pittsburg. And is the legend behind the name of Maiden Lane in Joplin really true?More >>
    If you know your alphabet you shouldn't get lost in Joplin's Royal Heights addition. But if you know your U.S. presidents you might get lost on the streets of Pittsburg. And is the legend behind the name of Maiden Lane in Joplin really true?
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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the new Joplin High School

    SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the new Joplin High School

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:08 PM EST2014-02-13 22:08:00 GMT
    The new Joplin High School campus should be ready in time for the start of the new school year in August, but construction has reached a point where, with the help of a little computer graphic magic, we can finally get a tour of the facility.More >>
    The new Joplin High School campus should be ready in time for the start of the new school year in August, but construction has reached a point where, with the help of a little computer graphic magic, we can finally get a tour of the facility.More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Pot or Not

    SPECIAL REPORT: Pot or Not

    Thursday, November 14 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-11-14 23:40:08 GMT
    In a special report, we'll explore arguments for and against legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, and hear from local organizations that want to win you over.More >>
    Marijuana laws are changing in states across the nation. Now some groups are pushing for reform right here where we live. In a special report, we'll explore arguments for and against legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, and hear from local organizations that want to win you over.More >>
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