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

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

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:12:28 GMT
    The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light.More >>
    The crash occurred at about 10:20 a.m. north of Frontenac at the U.S. 69 and U.S. 160 junction.  The investigation continues, but the Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash started when a semi-truck going south on U.S. 69 rear-ended other vehicles that were stopped at a red light.More >>
  • Downstream guest wins $2.6 million with one push of the button

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

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:28:58 GMT
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
    The Downstream guest, who requested anonymity, initially sat in disbelief and wondered if he had won 2.6 million pennies. When he realized he had won $2,645,455.32 he was overjoyed but confused about how to react.More >>
  • Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

    Aegis Announces 150 New Jobs Now and More to Come Later

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

    Joplin's City Attorney resigns

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:09:51 GMT
    The City of Joplin says city attorney Brian Head is resigning from his position and will be taking a job in Lee's Summit, Missouri.More >>
    The City of Joplin says city attorney Brian Head is resigning from his position and will be taking a job in Lee's Summit, Missouri.More >>
  • Pittsburg Chamber announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Pittsburg Chamber announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:39:43 GMT
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD, LLP have announced the finalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. Based upon evidence of successful operations, as well as significant contributions to the community, the following businesses have been recognized as finalists for the award: Jim Radell Construction, Kannarr Eye Care and The Finishing Touch.More >>
    The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD, LLP have announced the finalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award. Based upon evidence of successful operations, as well as significant contributions to the community, the following businesses have been recognized as finalists for the award: Jim Radell Construction, Kannarr Eye Care and The Finishing Touch.More >>
  • "We are Joplin" logos appear on sidewalks throughout downtown

    "We are Joplin" logos appear on sidewalks throughout downtown

    Friday, June 21 2013 5:08 PM EDT2013-06-21 21:08:31 GMT
    Imagine owning a shop and finding out there was graffiti outside it.  That's what happened to many downtown Joplin business owners Friday morning. A stenciled "We are Joplin" logo was painted on sidewalksMore >>
    A stenciled "We are Joplin" logo was painted on sidewalks and was believed to be done during last night's Third Thursday festivities, and while some are curious where it came from, others say they love the new beautiful additions.More >>
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  • Gorillas Open Spring Drills Tuesday

    Gorillas Open Spring Drills Tuesday

    Saturday, March 29 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-03-30 02:47:30 GMT
    Pittsburg - The Pittsburg State University football team will open its 2014 spring drills Tuesday (Apr. 1). The Gorillas will have a total of 15 practice days, culminating with their annual Spring Game on Apr. 26.Pitt State will open practice at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and follow with practices at the same time Wednesday and Thursday (Apr. 2-3). Pitt State will conclude spring drills with the Spring Game on Apr. 26 at 10 a.m. at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium.Head coach Tim Beck and his coa...More >>
    Pittsburg - The Pittsburg State University football team will open its 2014 spring drills Tuesday (Apr. 1). The Gorillas will have a total of 15 practice days, culminating with their annual Spring Game on Apr. 26.Pitt State will open practice at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and follow with practices at the same time Wednesday and Thursday (Apr. 2-3). Pitt State will conclude spring drills with the Spring Game on Apr. 26 at 10 a.m. at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium.Head coach Tim Beck and his coa...More >>
  • Annie's Officials Cut Ribbon on New Manufacturing Plant-Safeway Bakery

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

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:56:01 GMT
    Annie's Homegrown, a nationally known organic food company has taken over the Safeway baking plant in Joplin to make it its own. Bernie the bunny joined officials in cutting the ribbon to mark a new future for the Safeway baking plant in Joplin. Built 67 years ago, its now home to manufacturing for Annie's Homegrown products. Workers have baked Annie’s cheddar cracker bunnies since 2002 but were initially apprehensive about Safeway being sold. Break supervisor Tonia Biggs says, “Everybody wa...More >>
    Annie's Homegrown, a nationally known organic food company has taken over the Safeway baking plant in Joplin to make it its own. Bernie the bunny joined officials in cutting the ribbon to mark a new future for the Safeway baking plant in Joplin. Built 67 years ago, its now home to manufacturing for Annie's Homegrown products. Workers have baked Annie’s cheddar cracker bunnies since 2002 but were initially apprehensive about Safeway being sold. Break supervisor Tonia Biggs says, “Everybody wa...More >>
  • Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Quadruple Amputee Teaches No Excuses

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:11:20 GMT
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
    A motivational speaker teaches students and community members in Nevada, Missouri to never make excuses. Kyle Maynard is a quadruple amputee who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a certified "Cross-Fit" instructor.  More >>
  • MSSU Students to Vote on ROAR Fund, Athletics Fee Capped at $60 a Semester

    MSSU Students to Vote on ROAR Fund, Athletics Fee Capped at $60 a Semester

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:12:51 GMT
    Students at Missouri Southern State University stand divided about a proposed new student fee.They will vote in 2 weeks on the ROAR fund, which stands for Re-charging Our Athletics and Recreation.Addy Phillips is a music major and part of the marching band and hopes the ROAR fund will bring her group new uniforms."This last year alone we didn't have enough uniforms alone to outfit our band," Phillips said. "With the influx of students coming in, half our band will be marching without uniforms...More >>
    Students at Missouri Southern State University stand divided about a proposed new student fee.They will vote in 2 weeks on the ROAR fund, which stands for Re-charging Our Athletics and Recreation.Addy Phillips is a music major and part of the marching band and hopes the ROAR fund will bring her group new uniforms."This last year alone we didn't have enough uniforms alone to outfit our band," Phillips said. "With the influx of students coming in, half our band will be marching without uniforms...More >>
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